Girls, gals, misses and mams dabble in the beauty item game now and again. The young experiment for fun and the mature ladies need a thing or two. Here are a few Summer beauty products for every generation.
göt2b Playful ($6.99, sold at Rite Aid)
Go colorful with new göt2b Playful Temporary Hair Chalks! Create various styles with these fast, easy to use coloring essentials! göt2b Playful Temporary Hair Chalks work on all hair types and color, requires no commitment and washes out in one shampoo. Available in three colors; Ice Blue, Pink Crush and Royal Purple. Brenda D with Zolton’s Salon and Day Spa suggests starting at the top of the desired hair area and pulling the chalk down and through. Taking small pieces will get better coverage. It does get all over the place, so wearing gloves on hands and a smock on clothes are great ideas. Surprisingly I didn’t find specks of blue all day long, so the coverage was quite impressive.
eos Flavor Beach Coconut and Eucalyptus Stick Lip Balm 2-Pack ($4.49 at Target)
eos Beach Coconut flavor combines creamy Thai beach coconuts, with rich vanilla and a dash of pink sea salt. It’s like a love note from a coconut. The Eucalyptus flavor stirs reviving Australian eucalyptus and energizing spearmint with green hints of Indonesian oolong tea together. It’s kind of like inner peace in a lip balm. Kids can toss these in a bag for camp or practice and be able to fit it quickly because of the bright colors. Both options smell wonderful and the balm itself glides on smoothly. The product is Dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic and both paraben and phthalate-free
OPI Summer 2019 Neon Collection, Nail Lacquer Nail Polish ($10.50 each, opi.com)
These new shades are inspired by electronic dance music. Neons by OPI shades are bright, bold, statement-making hues. Neons by OPI includes the below shades in classic Nail Lacquer, Infinite Shine and GelColor formulas. The Neon Collection Nail Lacquer features six polish shades. Blue tones are “Music is my Muse” and “Dance Party ‘Teal Dawn. Orange Color is “Orange You a Rock Star”. “Positive Vibes Only” is Purple. Yellow and Pink shades round out the collection with “PUMP Up the Volume” and “V-I-Pink Passes”. Vibrant hues of the purple and blues show up with two coats. Orange and yellow require a few more to get the full pop.
These super-luxe, pro-artist curated Happy Hour and After Hours Eye Shadow Palettes are designed to make you the center of attention, showcasing a party-perfect combo of 12 velvety-soft matte, shimmer and sparkle shadows. Each beveled jewel palette is complete with complementary neutral and high-impact shades with micronized pigments that are perfect for superior blending, and have an ultra-rich, creamy texture and finished. “After Hours” palette includes: “Toast”, “Pink Bubbly”, “Cash Out” and of course “After Party”. “Happy Hour” features “Sangria”, “Black Book”, “Tiki Bar” and “Top Shelf” shades.
Alterna CAVIAR Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Priming Leave-In Conditioner ($32 at Sephora and Sephora.com)
By the the time women reach 35, hair is in desperate need of serious care. Formulated with a Moisture Restoring Complex, this lightweight leave-in conditioning spray detangles and primes fine, dry hair to protect it from heat and provide a barrier to humidity for all-day frizz control and style retention. The unique blend of ingredients results in a light, dry oil formula that easily absorbs into the hair to deliver moisture without leaving a heavy, greasy feeling. While this multi-benefit styling essential is great for all hair types, it is specifically formulated to help fine, dry hair types that require an extra level of detangling, while leaving hair shinier, smoother and fuller.
Pause Hot Flash Cooling Mist ($39, pausewellaging.com)
There comes a time in every woman’s life when hot flashes become no joke. I’m reminded of Samantha from Sex in the City when she just can’t take it anymore. She will do anything to make her body feel like it’s not living in the sun. Pause Cooling Mist provides instant relief from the discomfort of hot flashes by creating the sensation of lowering your body’s surface temperature, cooling and calming skin, reducing redness and evaporating sweat. It also helps support collagen production to lift, firm and tone skin, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is a summer must! For a seal of a deal get 15% off at checkout using the promo code SUMMERPICKS15.
FOUND ACTIVE 1-MINUTE FLASH COOLING SHEET MASK, 3 PACK ($15.99, discoverfound.com)
A cooling sheet mask that instantly hydrates, calms and refreshes skin. Formulated with soothing Avocado, Aloe and Cucumber, this sheet mask helps calm and soothe redness while locking in essential moisture. I make the most out of my mask session by multi-tasking. Wearing something on my face is a solid excuse to slow down. Take the time to meditate, paint nails, read a magazine or just chill. After removing the mask treat skin by what feels right. Splashing cool water or dabbing dry with a towel. When choosing a mask make sure that what’s inside it OK for you to put on the skin. If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your face. Use the time to calm and fresh both body and mind.