Primping Checklist: Week of June 26, 2011
Our editor-approved list of the products, treatments, and trends to try this week.
Spruce up the way you stash your makeup. Before you take off for the long weekend (or indulge in a cost-efficient stay-cation), take a moment to upgrade how your store your beauty loot. We're loving Trina's colorful array of practical cases. With patterns inspired by current runway trends (like preppy ivy or watercolor washes), many of these bags can even double as your evening clutch. TrinaStyle.com
Stock up on drugstore staples. Summer house shares and traveling with friends can put a serious dent in your quantity of hairstyling products. It's really not your friends' fault, though. You can't blame them for coveting your good taste! Before you pack for a weekend of communal bathroom primping, substitute your pricier potions for equally-effective budget buys. We're loving Suave's new Professionals line. The Captivating Curls Spray Gel and Sleek Anti-Frizz Cream are both essential for helping you (and your buddies) define beachy waves or smooth down frizzy strands. Suave.com
Streamline your online shopping. Color us happy! Rent the Runway is now selling makeup (we repeat: selling, not renting!). Our favorite place to lease out top-tier threads has partnered up with Lancome to offer some of the brand's most popular eye, face, and lip product picks. We look forward to selecting our next party frock and a shade-matching lipstick with one purchase (and one shipping fee!). RenttheRunway.com
Tell blood-suckers to buzz off. Yes, True Blood might be back on TV, but that's no reason to let mosquitoes suck the fun out of your Fourth of July weekend. We're loving this new geranium-infused Certified Organic Repellant Serum from Intelligent Nutrients. The DEET-free blend banishes bugs using essential oils like rosemary and, yes, citronella. The best part? You won't smell like a backyard candle when you wear it. intelligentnutrients.com
For Real Beauty's round-up of True Blood-inspired buys, click here.