Primping Checklist: Week of May 2, 2011
Our editor-approved list of the products, treatments, and trends to try this week.
Be inspired by India. Now that it's all-but-confirmed that Will and Kate are going to Seychelles for their honeymoon, allow yourself (and your skin routine) to be inspired by the Indian Ocean by trying Kesari beauty products. The range uses indigenous ingredients, like saffron, and incorporates traditional recipes, like a mask mix for brides-to-be, to create pore-shrinking products that don't strip natural oils.
Upgrade your pedicure (or manicure). Is it just us or are nail salon services getting better and better? On the heels of the gel manicure revolution, you can now incorporate cult-fave fragrance brand, Kai, into your weekly (or monthly) nail service. The folks at Kaihave partnered up with salons and spas coast-to-coast to offer signature treatments featuring the much-loved citrus-infused products.Get a new blender. No, not the kitchen kind. We're talking about makeup blenders. Mehron, whose pigmented makeup has become an on-set staple for movie makeup artists, has created a blender sponge that's designed to fit into all of the nooks and crannies of your face. This means you can try out cream-based makeup without looking like Raggedy-Anne. Plus, it's easily washable.
Detox your hair. As the season's shift, give your hair a breakand a much-needed boostby doing this DIY at-home purifying wash, courtesy of Emily Thomas, lead colorist at the Cutler Salon at the Gansevoort South Hotel in Miami. Simply rinse wet hair with a cup of apple cider vinegar once a week and shampoo as usual. The acidity of the vinegar helps lift shade-altering impurities from strands (like mineral- and product- build-up) to bring your color back to its shiniest, truest state.