Whether single or taken, you are going to love this bit of jewellery – it’s packing Heat, Beyonce’s debut perfume, in a solid form. Built around Red Vanilla Orchid and Tonka Bean, this bold and confident fragrance is replete with smoky, woody notes – perfect for a night out on the town!
It’s summer, the season of the eternal question: Sunscreen or sunblock? Here is a breakdown to help you choose:
SUNBLOCK: Sunblocks are also known as physical blockers, since they primarily sit on top of the skin and reflect the sun’s UV rays prior to its penetration into the skin. These opaque formulations contain physical or inorganic ingredients that reflect and scatter both UVA and UVB rays, acting as a wall between your skin and the sun; look for Titanium Dioxide or Zinc Oxide as the main ingredient. These are a good choice if you have sensitive skin since titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are less irritating than Parsol 1789 found in sunscreen. However, they can be messy and and may stain clothing, so many people prefer to use them only on ultra-sun-sensitive areas as the nose, lips, ears and shoulders.
SUNSCREEN: These contain chemicals that protect your skin by absorbing and reflecting the UV rays; the best ingredients to look for are Parsol 1789 and mexoryl. However, remember that sunscreens usually do not offer much protection against UVA rays, which cause wrinkles and the deadliest form of skin cancer. Also, chemical sunscreens often become unstable after exposure to UV light and degrade over time, so it’s necessary to reapply every few hours for maximum effectiveness.
For the beauty addict, nothing marks the arrival of a new season like a brand new Chanel nail polish and the waiting list stretches into eternity even before the hues make it off the runway. This time, the brand puts forth Mimosa – a bright lemon yellow that has yellow and orange shimmer with a few fleck of green mixed in. It’s literally like sunshine (or champagne!) for your tips. If past experience is anything to go by, reserve yours now – these little limited edition beauties sell out literally within seconds of hitting the counter.
An Olay survey recently discovered that 33% say shopping for skincare items is more confusing than filing their taxes. What gives????
Elizabeth Taylor – universally acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest beauties – died today of congestive heart failure. The violet-eyed diva was 79-years-old when her heart gave way at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she had been hospitalized for almost six weeks.
The London-born screen goddess became a star at the age of 12, a bride and a divorcee at 18, an icon at 19 and a widow at 26. As famous for her marriages as her movies, Taylor married eight times – including twice to actor Richard Burton. She appeared in more than 50 films, won two Oscars and was a spokeswoman for several causes, especially AIDS research. Her work won her a special Oscar – the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award – in 1993, which she accepted by telling the world that, “I call upon you to draw from the depths of your being — to prove that we are a human race, to prove that our love outweighs our need to hate, that our compassion is more compelling than our need to blame.”
What better words could there be to remember her by? RIP Liz… the sky gained another sparkling star today.