Primping Checklist: Week of June 13, 2011
Our editor-approved list of the products, treatments, and trends to try this week.
Rediscover Merle Norman. Seriously. To celebrate the brand's 80th birthday, the LA-based beauty company, famous for its ladylike franchises across the country, has redesigned their packaging (and some products) to appeal to a younger crowd. And they're already succeeding. We're loving the soon-to-be-launched creamy concealers, but it's the punch-colored lip polishes and makeup-artist-worthy brushes that really caught our attention. Plus, the Art Deco-inspired palettes are chic enough to store in any cocktail clutch. merlenorman.com
Steal Magnolias. If your hair has been dulled by abusive heat styling or all-too-frequent cleansings, slather up with a magnolia wax-infused wash, like Klorane Brilliant Shine and Protection Shampoo. The extract from the pretty flower coats strands to give extra sheen and protection from the elements—without weighing hair down. We'll be using it at least once a week to help preserve our highlights. klorane.com
Get skin-care advice from Jennifer Garner. And Gabrielle Union. And Miranda Cosgrove. The trio of well-toned ladies (we're referring to their skin, obviously) have teamed up to give people the fast facts on skin cancer awareness and prevention via a short video sponsored by the fine folks at Neutrogena. While most PSA's of this sort can be a bit repetitive, we even learned some surprising new facts about how skin cancer affects different ethnicities. Plus, you can click through to different links on topics ranging from mole mapping to money-saving coupons. neutrogena.com
Upgrade his dop kit. Before you buy your dad another tie for his big day, remember that even the gruffest guys care about their grooming habits. Whether your father normally rocks a wooly beard or a clean-shaven face, introduce him to quality skin care and the difference it can make on his mug. We like The Art of Shaving's expanded line that now boasts pre-shave oils and exfoliating badger brushes to prevent ingrowns and irritation. Indulge really good dads in an old school hot lather shave at one their barber shops across the country. Who knows? Maybe by next year, he'll want to tag along with you to the spa. theartofshaving.com