Pamper yourself this season with some editor-approved goodies for your hair, skin, nails…and more!
BY BROOKE SAGER
Try It: GG Gatsby Flirt In A Bottle
Love It: It’s perfume…for your hair! This deliciously-scented hair fragrance which features a blend of black cherry, jasmine, smoky amber and musk doubles as a hair oil that helps nourish tresses and improve manageability and softness. It’s the perfect pre-date night refresher! Plus, it’s sulfateparaben-and phthalate-free.
Get It: $12.99, gggatsby.com.
Try It: Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Eau De Parfum
Love It: Hello, bombshell! Invigorate your senses when you spritz on this uber-sexy floral fragrance that’s perfect for wearing daytime or night. With its glamorous blend of purple passion fruit, Shangri-la peony and vanilla orchid, it leaves a refreshing but glamorous scent that lingers.
Get It: $52 (1.7 oz), $68 (3.4 oz), Victoria’s Secret
Try It: Crabtree & Evelyn Somerset Meadow Eau De Toilette
Love It: An ode to the idyllic English landscape, this light fruity floral fragrance is fresh, delightful and perfect for summertime. Just one spritz will lift your mood with its notes of bergamot, blackberry and greens; at the heart of the scent is white blossoms, water lily and geranium all encompassed by musk for a sensuous feel.
Get It: $40, Crabtree & Evelyn stores, crabtree-evelyn.com.
Try It: Olivine Full Regalia Eau De Parfum
Love It: We all have a sweet and sexy side—unveil them both with this captivating, long lasting fragrance. On the top is a light sweet vanilla, but just underneath lies sultry undertones of Egyptian Jasmine, Moroccan red rose, blackberry and musk. The bulb atomizer adds a pretty, vintage touch to the bottle, making it look beautiful on your vanity.
Get It: $80, Anthropologie.
A gorgeous summer manicure starts with all the right tools (and latest colors!)
Try It: b-leve b-shaped Glass Nail File
Love It: Perfect for shaping fragile, weak nails, this long-lasting nail file is made of fine etched, hardened glass—it won’t ever erode or wear out. Plus, it’s super-easy to clean with warm soapy water.
Get It: $9.99, mass market retailers.
Try It: China Glaze in Peonies & Park Ave
Love It: It’s time to put away those dark burgundies and kick off summer with a beautifully bright mani-pedi. China Glaze’s City Flourish collection features tons of vivid hues from blues to purples to oranges; we’re especially head over heels for this creamy vibrant pink, Peonies & Park Ave.
Get It: $7.50, Ulta and Sally Beauty.
Try It: Sally Hansen I<3 Nail Art Pen
Love It: All those gorgeous, intricate nail art designs you oogle on Pinterest can now become a reality, even if you’re a novice artist. These precision-tip nail art pens have super-fine points, letting you create lines and special effects on your nails with ease. With 15 trendy colors and 2 essential shades (black and white) to choose from, you can create a new look every time.
Get It: $5.99, mass market retailers starting March 2014.
Try It: Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Extreme Smooth Combing Crème
Love It: Wave buh-bye to summer frizz! This formula works to smooth out feisty flyaways by detangling and conditioning hair, and it also provides long lasting shine and smoothness. Can be used on wet or dry hair.
Get It: SRP $3.99, mass market retailers.
Try It: John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss
Love It: Now your color can look gorgeous in between salon appointments, too. This at-home gloss comes in 6 shades; apply it in the shower once a week and the gentle, non-damaging formula will help restore vitality and tonal dimension to your hue while also counteracting fading and dullness.
Get It: $12.99 for 6 applications, Walmart.
Try It: Salon Grafix Play it Big! Dry Shampoo
Love It: It’s dry shampoo, but kicked up a notch! These water-free cleansers come with a hint of color so when you spray one that matches your natural shade, it absorbs excess oil and gives your day-old blowout a boost without leaving a powdery looking residue.
Get It: SRP $8-$13, mass market retailers starting February/March 2014.
Put your best face forward! These amazing skincare products will help.
Try It: Simple Oil Balancing Cleansing Facial Wipes
Love It: These alcohol-free, hypoallergenic wipes gently rejuvenate your skin, help control shine and even boast anti-inflammatory ingredients. Keep a pack in your gym or travel bag for a mid-day refresher.
Get It: SRP $5.49 (25/pack), Target, Walmart, mass market retailers.
Try It: Michael Todd Tropical Fruit Enzyme Exfoliant Scrub
Love It: Great for all skin types, this invigorating skin treatment features papaya and pineapple enzymes to help exfoliate skin without having to actually scrub, which can cause irritation. It also works to unclog pores, improve elasticity and encourage skin renewal.
Get It: $18, michaeltodd.com.
Try It: Amarté Aqua Veil Hydrator
Love It: This ultra-light toner and serum in one is infused with cucumber and works to provide optimum hydration by releasing droplets of pure H2O on to the skin, creating a protective veil. The result is softer, more youthful skin.
Get It: $65, amarteskincare.com
Grab one (or all) of these playful, essential makeup goodies for your eyes, skin and pout.
Try It: Ecotools Skin Perfecting Brush
Love It: Applying your favorite BB or CC cream just got a whole lot easier (and neater). This unique brush features soft handcut bristles with an angled edge, allowing for an easy and smooth application; plus not having to use your fingers ensures less oil is transferred from hands to face. It’s also made with recycled materials and features a bamboo handle.
Get It: $7.99, mass market retailers and ecotools.com.
Try It: jane iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper
Love It: Pucker up! This amazing tinted lip plumper gives you a redhot pinup-worthy pout, and contains circulationboosting ingredients like cool mint, ginger root and peptides that add moisture and visibly plump your lips. We especially love the hue Montreal.
Get It: $25, shop. janeiredale.com.
Try It: Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara
Love It: Ready to bat your eyes with your most extreme lashes yet? This no-holds-barred mascara will increase your lash volume by 752% (really!) with its dual-sided molded brush; the shorter, denser side coats each and every lash for maximum volume, while the longer, firmer side lengthens and separates without clumping.
Get It: $23, Sephora and tarte.com.
Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner for your tress type will put you on the path to gorgeous hair.
For Dry, Damaged Hair
Try It: Enjoy Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner
Love It: This sulfate-free formula gently cleanses and detangles locks without buildup and totally nixes frizz, leaving you with your silkiest, smoothest hair ever. They’re safe for all hair types and color-treated locks, too.
Get It: $19.74 (shampoo), $20.84 (conditioner), enjoyhaircare.com for salon locator.
For Curly or Textured Hair
Try It: ColorProof TruCurl Shampoo & Conditioner
Love It: Think of it as a makeup primer for your hair. Designed specially for curly, color-treated hair, it’s innovative formula provides structure, nourishment and hydration to curls, leaving them bouncy, weightless and frizz-free. Boasting their Advanced ColorLastStystem, you also get color and heat protection. Plus, they’re 100% vegan and sulfate-paraben- and carcinogen-free.
Get It: $35 each, salons and spas.
For Color-treated Hair
Try It: Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo & Conditioner
Love It: Extend the life of your salon color at home with help from this sulfate-free formula; thanks to Redken’s signature IPN technology, the shampoo works to gently cleanse while the conditioner smoothly detangles hair. Both feature amino-ions to help seal in color.
Get It: $18 (shampoo), $19 (conditioner), redken.com for salon locator.