July 2012 Archives
First Aid Beauty Aloe Plus Soothing Gel
Aloe combines with acai and borage seed oil in this cream-gel to cool inflamed skin almost immediately. We’ve even worn it when we weren’t sunburned, just because it makes our skin feel so good! Plus, unlike most cooling gels we’ve come across, this one is unscented, so if you have a problem with scents, this one is perfect for you.
$20 at firstaidbeauty.com
Mario Badescu After Sun Cooling Gel
Like the First Aid Beauty gel, this is enriched with aloe to cool your skin. And we have to say, it works on impact! The scent is slightly medicinal, thanks to the addition of menthol, but somehow calming and feminine at the same time since it’s formulated with rosewater. Plus, the pink gel is non-greasy and sinks into skin immediately, so it doesn’t feel greasy or wet.
$14 at mariobadescu.com
This week, we’re bringing you bold nails. These aren’t the normal pinks and reds you may be used to. No, we’re talking colors like orange, yellow and green—definitely made for getting you and your nails noticed!
From lavender and lilac to violet and plum, purple is one of the hot colors of the season!
A gorgeous, creamy lilac that’s formulated with UV protection.
$14 at dermelect.com
Deborah Lippmann Private Dancer
Packed with shimmer to produce a gorgeous mirrored finish.
$18 at nordstrom.com
This magenta/purple hybrid is super neon and equally as eye-catching on tips as on toes.
$8 at zoya.com
Avon Luxe Lavender
When a nail color is right, it’s right! This one really is both luxe and lavender. It hits the nail right on the head, so to speak.
$3.49 at avon.com
Green and blue
These two colors have been accenting tips and toes for awhile now. The difference this season? They’re bolder and brighter than ever before.
China Glaze Ride the Waves
The deep blue just makes us want to go surfing!
$6.49 at sallybeauty.com
butter LONDON Slapper
This gorgeous creamy teal is on our must list.
$14 at beauty.com
Nothing says dog days of summer more than bright orange nails. We love this color on toes so much, sometimes we paint them with it in the dead of winter! But this season, let your tips get a little of the glory.
NCLA I’m With The Band
A little shimmer punches up this hot orange polish quite nicely.
$16 at shopncla.com
Who wouldn’t a little luxury on her nails? Especially when it’s this amazingly bright polish by Chanel.
$26 at chanel.com
This bright cream is part of MAC’s new Nail Lacquer collection, and we’re certainly pleased it made the cut.
$16 at maccosmetics.com
CND Electric Orange
With this polish on our nails, we can’t help but wish for an orange creamsicle.
$9 at goindulge.com
If you’re looking for an electrifying neon, you’ve found it.
$8 at zoya.com
Nothing makes us think of sunny days more than a bright yellow nail polish. And while this is a tricky hue for some skin tones to pull off, it just makes every day seem brighter and better.
How could you not have a bright sunshine-y day with this nail polish by your side?
$3.49 at avon.com
Deborah Lippmann Yellow Brick Road
Make like Dorothy and click your heels, because this gorgeous yellow is tip-tapping its way into your life.
$16 at beauty.com
I’ve tried it on my fingers. I’ve tried it on my toes. I’ve tried it when I’m super pale. I’ve tried it when I’m super tan (well, super tan for me, which is still fairly pale). In any case, this is THE. BEST. PINK. NAIL. POLISH. AROUND.
Two coats yield the creamiest, prettiest, most opaque hot pink color. Plus, the formula is fantastic and lasts for at least a week with no chipping—more like three or four weeks on toes! Really, how could you not fall in love?
RGB Pink retails for $16 at rgbcosmetics.com.