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Monday, May 10th, 2010
A shocking statistic: One in every four women will suffer abuse at home at some point in their lives, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. As women, and especially as moms, we need to stand up for one another. Cosmetics company Mary Kay is leading the way with their latest initiative: From now until September 15th, $1 from the sale of their Beauty That Counts crème lipsticks will be donated to the Mary Kay Foundation, which aims to put an end to domestic violence. The lipsticks come in pretty pink and red shades, go on creamy, and have a light vanilla flavor. We think it’s more than a good reason to treat yourself to new makeup. To find out more, check out www.marykay.com.
Friday, April 16th, 2010
Earth Day is this month (April 22nd, to be exact), and Kiehl’s is doing something cool to honor it. The skin care company commissioned four different celebrities from the world of art, music, sports, and acting to design labels for its Acaí Damage-Protecting Toning Mist. For every purchase from this Limited Edition Label Arts series, 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Rainforest Alliance. From left to right, here’s who designed each bottle: actress Julianne Moore, artist Jeff Koons, musician/producer Pharrell Williams, and model/surfer Malia Jones. If you want to learn more about the skin-renewing benefits of the acaí berry and giving to the cause, click here.
Friday, April 9th, 2010
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of getting my hair done by the talented Adrian De Berardinis, owner of the De Berardinis Salon in New York City. To style my hair, he used what can be considered the hybrid car of blow dryers: the Cricket Q-Zone Dryer doesn’t have that loud, dull roar you’ve come to expect. It’s a little hard to explain just how quiet it is, but De Berardinis says he’s had clients fall asleep in his chair while using it. No joke! The Q-Zone features a patented energy- efficient technology that allows it to operate on just 1500 watts when it really delivers power equal to 1875 watts. It’s lightweight and erognomically designed for comfort, and contains tourmaline to cut down on drying time and add shine to strands. At $200, it’s definitely an investment, but for all the reasons above and because it may keep the kids asleep a little longer in the morning, it may be worth it!
Friday, March 5th, 2010
Now that dreary February is finally behind us, I’m looking forward to spring and the return of softer hues for makeup. One of my favorite looks: peach-toned blush. “It works perfectly on all ages and skin tones,” says Achelle Dunaway, creative director and makeup artist for e.l.f. cosmetics (Most everything in the line costs just a dollar!). “It’s a subtle look, but enhances cheekbone structure beautifully.” Shown here: e.l.f. Studio Blush in Peachy Keen, $3. So what do you think, will you be getting peachy come spring?
Friday, February 19th, 2010
It’s not just a post-pregnancy problem: Extremely fine, limp, or thinning hair is very common among women of all ages and life stages. (Check out “Help for Hair Loss” on page 72 of the March issue.) Fortunately, the styling options for making your locks look more voluptuous are better than ever. Case in point: Living Proof Full Thickening Cream, $24, which contains a patented polymer (a binding agent) developed by two MIT scientists to give hair all-day body minus that sticky feel you often get from other types of volumizing products. Our executive editor, Chandra, tried it and had this to say: “It really does make my hair feel thicker—and stay styled—all day without feeling weighted down with product. It actually works best if you only use a little, which is a challenge with the tube because it squirts fast. But if you just comb it through your hair without letting it get to your roots, it really gives a lift. But you don’t look like a helmet head!”
Thursday, February 11th, 2010
The chocolate mint ice cream scent alone was enough to get me to try the new Cocoa Butter Shampoo and Conditioner from Palmer’s. But this stuff actually does wonders for your hair: The cocoa butter and vitamin E soften strands, while the peppermint oil soothes your scalp and gives it a fresh, clean feeling.
So for just $6 each, you can smell like your favorite scoop and add some life back to your locks. Sweet!
Friday, February 5th, 2010
February is National Heart Health Awareness Month, and the first Friday of the month (today!) is National Wear Red Day. The red dress is the official symbol for women and heart disease, the number one killer of American women. But there are lots of other ways you can show your support. Consider purchasing the Little Red Dress Rejuvenating Chic Tint, which gives you a “healthy cardio glow” on cheeks and lips according to its creator, Audrey Kunin, M.D., a dermatologist and heart attack survivor. Dr. Kunin donates 25 percent of the proceeds of this product year-round to the American Heart Association. Hey, you can’t beat doing something good that makes you look good, too!
Friday, January 29th, 2010
“Get your beauty sleep!” Yup, that’s definitely one of the classics. But we want more! Tell us the words of beauty and fashion wisdom you gained from your mom that you still live by today, and your quote could appear in a future issue of Parents!