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Trust the luxurious soap-making geniuses at Lush
to come up with a set of perfumes with so much
olfactory loveliness you’ll want to take a bath
in them. The self-styled “Gorilla Perfumers” —
father-son team of Mark and Simon Constantine
— created the new set of scents, which are
available in either traditional liquid or handy solid
stick form. Try Imogen Rose, an exquisite blend of
damascus rose with fresh basil, amber, orris and
ambrette seed, or Lust with jasmine, ylang ylang
and sandalwood; $8.95-$64.95; Lush.com.
These days, everything is about going green, being
more natural, and using more organic ingredients. If
you’re just catching up to the organic trend, or even
if you want to make a more health-conscious decision
the next time you’re shopping for makeup or beauty
products, make sure you know the difference between
natural and organic. The latter are safer for your body
and better for the environment. They are regulated
by the USDA, which ensures that botanical products
were grown in a chemical-free environment. Natural
products include anything which comes from the earth,
including ingredients that were submitted to chemical
products, growth accelerators and pesticides. Organic
beauty products not only get you the benefits of natural
ingredients, but you’ll also be able to boast that your
cosmetics are environment-friendly. Some beauty and
makeup organic brands like Couleur Caramel base their
• Respecting the environment by offering recycled,
recyclable, biodegradable, refillable products.
• Respecting people/fair trade by protecting producers
in order to establish better trading conditions.
• Being high-quality by providing natural, organic
active ingredients that are notably more efficacious,
offering a perfect diffusion thanks to the process of
micronization. • Respect animals by not testing any products on
animals and never using animal hair in brushes.
Organic beauty products have been used as beauty
ingredients since ancient history. Use them is a totally
self-caring and environment-conscious decision you
can feel good about. For more information, check out
Nat-Cos.com, NVEYMakeup.com, SanteAmerica.com,
DrHauschka.com, or Lavera.com.
Take your anti-aging skin routine to the next level with the Clarisonic
Opal Sonic Infusion System. With Opal, Clarisonic’s excellent anti-aging
serum with marine and botanical extracts is worked into the skin with
a stimulating micro-massage. It soothes and invigorates while reducing
the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles — and who doesn’t love that?
Your face will thank you later; $245; Clarisonic.com.
› Marisol Gomez is an Image & Style
Consultant who helps individuals find
their inner essence and then coaches
them on how best to show it to the world
through their personal style. For more
style and image tips, visit her site at
Marisol-Gomez.com. Pretty Fake
“A woman who doesn’t wear
perfume has no future.”
— Coco Chanel
38 Wrong Fit
PHOBAR: it’s an acronym for
Photoshopped Beyond All
Recognition. If you’re that
unhappy with the way you
look, maybe you should try
one of those arty from-behind
shots. Then again, maybe not.
Even the most gorgeous dress
is going to look terrible if it’s
not the right size. And let’s face
it: Size changes. Sometimes a
lot. A good tailor will know how
to measure your body to make
sure you’re choosing wisely.
The most expensive lipstick
ever created is KissKiss Gold
& Diamonds by Guerlain.
Enclosed in a gold and
diamond case, it clocks in at
$45,000. But does it come off
when you eat a sandwich?