By Laura Carson Miller
If you’re like me, you love the moisturizing benefits of coconut oil, but application is, let’s face it, mostly a mess. Say goodbye to all that with the CocoMe Bodystick. It packs pure organic virgin oil coconut oil and a bit of beeswax into a convenient stick that glides across skin, providing both instant and lasting moisture. It’s also available in a lip balm size, perfect for your purse, desk drawer or gym bag.
Details: $15.99 for the full size, $4.99 for the lip balm size, cocomebodystick.com
The Poppy Picnic limited-edition palette from Tarte’s summer collection packs a pretty punch, featuring eye and cheek hues infused with Amazonian clay to nourish and hydrate. Crate custom eye looks with the matte shadows, and you’ll find the peachy pink blush shade is flattering on most skin tones. The cheeky pink flower motif on the outside packaging is also swoon-worthy, and a mirrored top on the inside makes for easy (and portable) glam sessions. Plus, most of Tarte’s products are cruelty-free and vegan.
Details: $38, tartecosmetics.com
Indulge your beauty obsessions on the new website MIMI, from the Time Inc. Style Network. MIMI is chock full of beauty and celeb news, photos, product reviews, tutorials and just aout every other beauty-related topic you can imagine. Sign up and log on to contribute your own voice to the mix of MIMI, too- the editors will hand select their favorite posts to feature on the main site. It’s like getting together with your girlfriends to talk all things beauty, and you can access it anytime you want. I’m a huge fan!
For guys looking to bridge the gap between a girl-geared salon and a quickie cut in the strip mall, there’s Roosters Men’s Grooming. With locations in Johns Creek, Northwest Atlanta and just north of Buckhead, Roosters has you covered for haircuts, highlights, blending away gray, taming the eyebrows and, of course, the classic shave. All this happends in an atmosphere of leather, wood, massaging recliners, HD plasma televisions and ice-cold beverages. So guys, next time you need a bit of a spruce up, you know where to go!
Details: 4969 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, GA, (404) 963-1953., roostersatl.com
Want to try your hand at facial contouring? Or are you already a master of Kardashian proportions? Either way, Vincent Longo’s new Chiara Flush Stick in Orombra will help you get the job done! Enriched with jojoba, shea butter and vitamin E to nourish and hydrate, the stick boasts a matte golden amber shade with a light shimmery gold core, so you can easily pull up a contouring cheat sheet online and draw your way to a runway worthy makeup look.
Details: $34, vincentlongo.com