by Nicole Mitsch
Clutch Magazine Online
Lancôme Star Bronzer
($50, lancome-usa.com) Being beautifully bronzed for the summer is a most for the summer no matter what your skin tone is. Celebrities and makeup artists in the know love the limited edition Star Bronzer from Lancôme. It is a huge palette of bronzer that showcases the original Lancôme cherub embossed in a sea of light and dark bronze shades allowing you to have a soft bronzy glow by day and dazzle at night. It gives you a glorious sun drenched look that will have you everyone thinking you just left the beach.
Wet n Wild Beauty Benefits Sheer Luster Lip Gloss
($5.99, Wal-Mart, Meijer, Pahtmark and HEB) Looking for a lip-gloss for your beach bag? Well look no further. Sheer Luster Lip Gloss uses prismatic pigments and hydrators to create a multi-dimensional lip shine that offers age-defying hydration and long lasting, sheen. Plus a professional brush applicator comes with the loss to make application a cinch. Available in fourteen different shades. My favorite is the Frozen Champagne! Cool for summer.
Prescriptive 'Colorscope' Lip Gloss
($17.50, prescriptives.com) Sticky lip gloss can be a headache when you're sipping cosmos by the pool or trying to sneak your crush a kiss. So it's super important that you find a summer gloss that is glossy but not thick and sticky. Prescriptive Colorscope Lip Gloss fills that order. It has an ultra smooth, lightweight texture that always leaves lips feeling buttery-soft, moist and soothed, never sticky or tacky. Colorscope Lip Gloss provides long lasting sheer color that is perfect for the soft looks of summer. And it comes in tons of fabulous shades. This is a must for your summer clutch.
BARE Escentuals Star Style Collection
($65, sephora.com) If you buy one thing this summer you have to pick up this new sparkling color collection from Bare Escentuals.
The Star Style Collection you will have you looking your best no matter where your travels take you this summer. The collection includes naturally glowing bareMinerals Eyecolors, creamy bareMinerals Blush, Big Tease Mascara and luscious 100% Natural bareMinerals Lipcolor, brushes and it's all packed into a sizzling gold clutch. Create countless looks by mixing and matching the completely wearable products. Perfect colors for the summer.
Whish Shave Crave Pump Blueberry Mint
($24, whishbody.com) This summer get your legs looking their best. Use this sinfully fragrant Shave Crave in Blueberry Mint for flawless legs that you never dreamed possible. The pump can delivers just the right dollop of moisture-packed, essential oil rich cream. It leaves skin rejuvenated after shaving. The Blueberry Oil de-ages the look and feel of the skin on the legs. While the Mint Oil soothes sore muscles.
($239.70, fluidity.com) If you are looking for a way to get the perfect sculpted body this summer just in time for bikini weather then you have to try Fluidity. It combines traditional bar training that dancers do with cutting-edge principles of human anatomy and movement to develop a functionally sound and proportionately beautiful body. Fluidity integrates your muscles while working the front and the back of the body. And it's proven that strength training increases your metabolism and accelerates weight loss. Plus Fluidity doesn't stress the body. Its zero impact movements alleviate stress on the body. So if you have the perfect bikini but not the perfect body try this amazing system.
Calgon Brazilian Beauty Body Mist, Paradise Flower & Hibiscus
($6.99, takemeaway.com) This luscious scent will immediately transport you to tropical beaches. Sway to the beat of pulsating rhythms and wrap yourself in the irresistible temptations of a shimmering paradise. This invigorating body mist is refreshing with an exotic scent of paradise flowers and hibiscus. Truly unique and perfect for the summer!
Blue Fluorite Bracelet Organic Style
($28.95, Organicstyle.com) This summer more then ever consumers are searching for social responsible products. This unique colorful fluorite bracelet is a product that not only looks great but also helps women in Afghanistan create a better life. The beauty of the bracelet lies in the fact that each bead is hand faceted by our graduates in a seven-step process and completely unique. The women in our stone and silver jewelry class in Afghanistan learn to carve the beads from raw fluorite, which is quarried in Afghanistan. Our bracelets are in hues of green, blue and purple and feature silver hook clasps. The colors are perfect for the summer and you can rest a little easier next to the pool knowing that you're helping women in another part of the world.
Flirty Little Secret Bronze Edition
($32, bootyparlor.com) This shimmering, skin firming bronzer is infused with a powerful pheromone designed to attract the opposite sex!!! Flirty Little Secret Bronze Edition firms a woman's curviest parts, delivers a flawless streak-free glow and makes her feel sexy. Perfect for the summer time as we peel off the layers and show more skin. Make yourself irresistible to your summer crush with this fun and sensual bronzer.
Almost Bare Fragrance by Bobbi Brown
($60, bobbibrowncosmetics.com) During the summer you don't want a heavy fragrance weighing you down. You need a soft and delicate fragrance that keeps things light. Almost Bare Fragrance is the summer's freshest fragrance. It is a fresh floral scent that features a delicate balance of inspiring Italian Bergamot blended with Violet Leaves to relax and soothe the senses. A note of Soft Muguet and gentle Jasmine Petals, with a Soft Cedar and Warm Amber background, enhances the scent. Perfect for the summer when you want to wear almost nothing.
Citre Shine Spilt End Mender
($3.99, Drug and Food Stores Nationwide) The combination of chlorine from pools, saltwater from the beach, the suns harmful rays and lots of ponytails always adds up to lots of spilt ends during the summer. But this summer I put an end to the those split ends by using the Split End Mender from Citre Shine. Using this daily prevents and repairs split ends, up to 90%, leaving hair smooth and healthy. The shine contains proteins that help to repair damage and mend split ends.
Freeman Papaya and Mango Massive Moisture 3 Minute Conditioner
($2.99-$3.99, Food, Drug and Mass Merchandise Stores Nationwide) Your dry summer hair will thank you for this thick, ultra-rich creamy conditioner. It combines the juices of papaya and mango to enrich hair for a shiny, frizz fee look. Plus it leaves your hair smelling like you just left the islands.
Blue Lagoon Balancing Oil-Free Emulsion
($125, saksfifthavenue.com) If your face tends to break out or get really oily in the summer then this is the perfect product for you. This light oil-free emulsion is enriched with a complex that helps Blanches oily skin and helps prevent blemishes. It also diminishes large pores and has a mattifying and soothing effect. Helps to give you a pure and clear complexion.
Kanreki Serum by C' watre
($75, cwatre.com) We all know summer means cocktails by the pool. But this summer why don't you try a cocktail for your skin. Kanreki Serum is a powerful and restorative mineral cocktail for the skin. It utilizes the super-nourishing Odoroki to channel and speed the delivery of revitalizing levels of amino-acids, pentapeptides, anti-oxidants, and phospholipids for maximum skin rejuvenating effect. Dry, sun damaged skin is left looking hydrated and youthful.
Murad New Intensive Resurfacing Peel with Durian Cell Reform
($165, murad.com) A revolutionary anti-aging treatment is perfect for your summer skin troubles. Murad Intensive Resurfacing Peel combines the benefits of a chemical peel with a microdermabrasion treatment in a single product. This concept and formula is a total breakthrough in skincare science. The peel leaves you with younger-looking skin, brighter skin tone and a smooth texture. The Durian Cell Reform enhances the penetration of active ingredients, while loosening the bonds holding debris and cells to skin's surface. Dry, aged and creased skin will be sent on a permanent vacation curiosity of the Resurfacing Peel.
Zia Natural Sea Tonic Rosewater & Aloe Toner
($13.95, zianatural.com) This alcohol-free natural toning mist is the perfect way to hydrate dry sun damaged skin. It creates a moisture reservoir that enhances the effect of moisturizers. Soothing and healing aloe vera and rosewater help to heal parched skin scorched skin. Plus essential oils of cypress and ylang ylang diminish redness and irritation. Perfect for this summer.
Somme Institute's Mobile Skincare Kit
($85, sommeinstitute.com) This 5-step home-care regimen is packed into refillable travel size containers is perfect to pack for all your summer travel. You get 14 treatments in this perfect reusable acrylic travel pod. So you get an amazing top of the line skin care system in a TSA complainant travel-light kit. And just because its lightweight and travel sized don't think your not going to get the same scientifically advanced technology skin care as the full sizes. After using these products your skin texture, radiance and overall appearance will improve. And with this kit you can do it on the go.