Effortless beauty takes work, I always say. It’s a smart woman who knows how to appear as though she’s just fresh from the waves yet looks quite pulled together. Her secret is in the products of preparation from self-tanner that keeps her glowing to mouse that lifts and tames. There’s no time like summertime for beauty done (kind of) natural.
Photo by Robin May
Turn up the volume Moroccan Oil has long been known for products that keep hair flawless; it’s no wonder we trust this company’s newest bit for the hair arsenal — volumizing mousse. The weightless formula creates a flexible hold without residue, allowing hair to move — just the sort of carefree hair perfect for summer days. From Bath Haus.
Cool off While we’re sure you’d never skimp on the sunscreen, Mario Badescu’s after-sun cooling gel is there just in case you did. With rose extract and, of course, aloe, this potion sends chilling menthol through the skin after a day of too much sun. The non-greasy, lightweight formula is a dream on the face compared to more traditional after-sun creams. From Bath Haus.
Protect yourself The everyday assault of the sun is the worst of all. Try a waterproof sun protection like this one from Mario Badescu to keep sunspots from appearing and skin youthful. The sweat-proof formula wears well under makeup. From Bath Haus.
Fake it It doesn’t matter how much you tout the benefits of Vitamin D, the truth is that a tan is proof of damaged skin. But how lovely a golden tan does look. Fake it with self-tanners that are easy to apply at home and look as good as the real thing. The trick is in the application. Start with a serious scrub. Try a delicious option like this coconut concoction from Bath Haus to polish the body before self-tanning. For those new to the world of self tanner, a towelette like the traditional Tan Towels we found at Bath Haus are a great way to start. Follow the simple directions to the letter and wake in the morning with a bronze glow that won’t cost you later.
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OCT 31 The National Journal posts another story from its visit to NOLA, this one about the struggling Vietnamese shrimpers in the area. The publication has been looking at how the state is recovering from Katrina, nine years later.
OCT 31 The New York Times posts this look at Louisiana politics, and how national issues are forcing out the old-time local politicking. Of course they mention EWE, aptly described as an old-time politician known for "charming one half of the state and mortifying the other."
OCT 31 Here's an AP story on the ABC site about Louisiana's chicken little response to an international medical conference planned in NOLA this weekend. Organizers (who are actual physicians, as opposed to the hand-wringing state officials who issued the edicts) say the orders are "unfortunate" given that a main focus of the meeting was Ebola.
OCT 31 Given the things Bobby Jindal has said and done since he's been governor, it's a pretty safe bet he thinks we're a bunch of dummies. Apparently, he's sure President Obama is one, too. This story on Huff Post quotes Jindal as saying the president - a graduate of Harvard Law - should sue to get his money back. (What should a Brown biology grad who doesn't believe in evolution do?)
OCT 31 Us old folks are used to a two-party system, although most of us aren't sold on its success. But what if that system wasn't in place; what if politics reflected the true level of diversity among voters? That's what an LSU student is dreaming of in this editorial. He sees the two parties' control of our politics as limiting.
OCT 31 And you thought the Senate race was dirty. This post on the Forward Now blog tells the story of a Shreveport mayoral campaign worker who was paid to "infiltrate" and "sabotage" an opponent's campaign. Karma's a beeotch, though, because turns out the guy really liked the "enemy," and now he's supporting her. For real.
OCT 30 The National Journal offers this analysis of Bobby Jindal's willingness to stump in any Senate campaign that's not in Louisiana. Why is that? The Journal asks some GOPers and finds that the answer is one we already know: he's so unpopular here, because he's been so busy running for President, that his support might be "toxic."
OCT 30 Blogger Tom Aswell is still all over the OGB mess - and all by himself, apparently. In this post, he's revealing orders from the Jindal administration to destroy records from the state employee health insurance plan. Those orders (he's heard) have angered the Secretary of State and caused an administration lawyer to quit her job. Wow!
OCT 30 A NOLA lady has alleged she was drugged and raped at a Bywater club that had a clothing-optional policy until recently, and she's now become the victim of a smear campaign, columnist Jarvis DeBerry writes in this post. She chose to reveal her story and her name, and she's being punished for that now, he says.
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