It’s official! The Summer of 2012 is going to be a hot one, especially when it comes to beauty. We sniffed out the freshest finds of the summer to keep you cool and pretty over the scorching months ahead. Read on or watch the video!
Hail to the Nail
Ciaté Caviar Manicure Kit. This is not your momma’s nail art! Developed by the U.K. celebrity nail manicurist, Charlotte Knight, the Ciate Caviar Manicure has shot to the top of the most-wanted mani charts. The kit includes a Ciate Paint Pot shade and Caviar pearls – tiny micro pearls – that you sprinkle over wet nail polish to create a smashing 3-dimensional look. Kits come in Rainbow, Black Pearls and Mother of Pearl for $25 at sephora.com.
Sephora by OPI It’s Real 18K Gold Top Coat. Leave the glitter to the tweens and teens and go gold. This long-lasting, chip-resistant and yes, real gold, can be worn alone for an understated look or over top a color for extra dazzle. $30 at sephora.com.
Sephora Collection Thick Braidie Headbands. Braids are on fire this season but take work. Fake it with Braidie headbands. Throw it on before a workout, use them as a wrap for a sassy ponytail or use two or three to add drama to a messy updo. Braidies are available in five colors, from blonde to black for $10 at sephora.com.
Charlotte Ronson A Perfect Mess Beach Hair. If beachy, ocean-blown waves are what you want, get this. Simply spritz and scrunch and this unique spray locks in your look all day with the added bonus of shine and a beach scent, $20 at sephora.com.
Ojon Rare Blend Oil. Glossy, shiny hair with a shot of exotic healing power? Yes please. New from Ojon, this multi-tasking oil can be used on damp hair to prevent heat damage or dry hair to zap dry ends. $35 at sephora.com.
Freeze 24-7 Miracle Kit. Need a miracle? Voilà! This new all-in-one Botox alternative from Freeze 24-7 features four cooling, instantly gratifying skincare favorites including the Instant Targeted Wrinkle Cream, Eyecing Fatigue Fighting Eye Cream, IceCream Double Scoop Intensive Anti-Aging Moisturizer and IceCrystal Anti-Aging Prep & Polish. Start with their Skin Glace, an award-winning daily detoxifying cleanser that doubles as a mask. The kit is $125 (a $220 value) and the cleanser is $65 at freeze247.com.
Kat Von D Lock ‘N Load Makeup Setting Mist. Keep your makeup from melting in the heat. The scent is lightly refreshing and keeps your skin dewy to the touch and not sticky or tight. $24 at sephora.com.
Sephora Moisturizing Bronzing Body Lotion. It’s what we’ve been waiting for. A daily bronzer that keeps your skin hydrated and sun-kissed without the lingering self-tanner scent. In fact, it smells so good, you’ll actually want to use it every day. $16 at sephora.com.