Monday, July 6, 2015

Cargo Gel Lip Color - Summer 2015 LE

New for Summer and LE from Cargo are Gel Lipcolors. There are are four shades named for  NYC neighborhoods .

These are semi sheer , lightweight balm like lipcolors . They have a shine to them and feel barely there on lips. They hydrate really well with shea butter and jojoba seed oil among the ingredients.

These are great on their own but also work well over other lippies. They'd be especially good over a matte, if you're like me and can't quite go fully matte  and like a little something over them.  Cargo does say wear time is best on their own, however.

Gel Lipcolors come in the cute Cargo paper tubes with the NYC skyline emblazoned on.  Chelsea is a  muted reddish wine color and I am tucking it away for Fall.  Brooklyn is a medium nude and all around wear anytime shade. These are a more natural look but not so much as to be barely there.

Cargo Gel Lipcolors are  $ 20 each at Kohls,  Ulta ,,  Nordstrom and 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Dove Summer Care Nourishing Body Wash & Soap

Add this to your mid Summer shopping list . Dove has an LE Summer Care version of their always good Nutrium Nourishing Body Wash & Soap Bars .

Summer Care has a light, floral citrus tinged scent with tiny , gentle on skin exfoliators in both the wash & soap. Nothing harsh, but enough to smooth a little and get skin feeling clean but also soft.

Put a bar in the guest bathroom and the wash in your own and treat guests to a little "Summer Care".

Dove Summer Care 22 oz Body Wash sugg. retail $ 6.99

Dove Summer Care Bar Soap is  sugg. retail $ 8.39 for six pack , $ 10.49 for eight pack.

Available now.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colour Balm

Dessert for lips? How about Lip Parfait from Laura Mercier ? These balms are super emollient ( there's shea butter in them) , creamy and feel like a dream on lips. Pigment is good too, medium to almost full, more than you expect from a balm  and lipstick like.  They have a satin finish with a touch of shine.

Lip Parfait comes in a wide range of 12 colors . My shades are Pink Grapefruit, a peachy pink  and Amaretto Swirl, a pinky nude.

A neat touch, if you look closely on the inside tube , it' s engraved with Laura Mercier's signature.

$ 25 at 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector SPF20

An eye product that conceals, brightens, treats and has SPF ? Not easy to find but Kiehl's has made it happen with the new Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector SPF 20 .

The biggest thing for me here is the SPF. I know of just a  few eye creams with SPF and in Summer especially it's a big bonus to have that. This has broad spectrum  physical SPF 20 with 7.85 % titanium dioxide.

The cream itself has a tint and light diffusing mineral particles that help to conceal dark circles and brighten the area.  It's not heavy and conceals with light to medium pigment.

Vitamin C and licorice root are in there to help treat the under eye area along with caffeine and it offers  a hint of hydration with glycerin as the second ingredient.  Enough for me in the warm months but maybe not in cold temps.

Summer skincare just got a little easier.

Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector SPF 20 is $ 38 for 15ml tube.