Beauty tips: Summer beauty favourites
Here are some products I’ve had an opportunity to test and enjoy recently. India Hicks Island Living Spider Lily Body
Here are some products I’ve had an opportunity to test and enjoy recently.
India Hicks Island Living Spider Lily Body Polish. In April, I met India Hicks at the Canadian Fragrance Awards. A creative partner to Crabtree & Evelyn who lives in the Bahamas, Hicks is a model and an author (her lifestyle/decor books are dreamy gorgeous) and the mother of four children. She had just run the London marathon (and not for the first time) to raise money for Whizz Kids, a UK charity that supports disabled young people. Immaculate graciousness does not begin to describe Ms. Hicks (but then, she has serious British pedigree). I spoke with her but briefly, but she left an impression. When I got home I remembered that Crabtree had treated me to a tube of this body polish. I cracked it open, and am now addicted. It has grapefruit peel and avocado, and leaves a wonderful tropical/citrus slightly heady fragrance, but appropriately faint for hot weather. It’s also paraben– and sodium-lauryl free. $27
Lancôme The Star Bronzer Compact Tanning Powder. How cool’the compact powder emulates waves of sand. It has a touch of gold (not so much to scare me away) and used with a light hand it evens out the complexion in summer with a little illumination. $46. Also loving Lancôme Sôleil Reconfort After Sun face cream (when you’ve overdone it a little, it’s perfection for soothing). $33.
Ombrelle SPF 45 Face. Non-greasy and fragrance- and colorant-free, this lotion in a handy flip-top tube provides high protection without leaving a film or irritating my skin‘I’ve been using it when I know I’m going to be driving in the car for a distance. Because you can feel that sun wrecking your skin through the car window. $17.
What’s your must-have beauty item this summer?