Summertime hair and skin are all about the au naturel. Our guide to the products and processes to fake that natural perfection.
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.
To post a comment, please log into your IND account. If you do not have an account, click the "register" button to create one. Facebook comments can be used as an alternative to creating an account at theIND.com.
DEC 20 The Robertson family is playing hardball in their dispute with A&E, the network that airs the wildly profitable "reality" show about their family, Duck Dynasty. Patriarch Phil Robertson was suspended by the network after GQ printed an interview with him that contained his (unedited) comments about gay and black folks. Here's a link to their statement, in which they say they can't imagine the show without papa and announcing that they are in negotiations with A&E about the future of the show.
DEC 20 Blogger Robert Mann (also a journalism prof at LSU and thus an authority on the First Amendment) says something in this post of which a lot of Fox News anchors and internet trolls should take heed: the Constitution says you have freedom of speech. It does not say you can't face consequences for what you say. He also takes a look at what our governor has to say -- and ole Bobby had to drag Miley Cyrus into it.
DEC 20 Blogger Tom Aswell says Governor Bobby Jindal has now had more to say about the comments a "reality" star made about gay and black people than he has had to say about the problems in his own voucher program or the sinkhole in Bayou Corne. In fact, Tom points out, Bobby's all over the Phil Robertson "issue" like "a duck on a June bug."
DEC 20 Here's an interesting post from blogger Katie East in DIG Magazine about celebrity passings. She understands why so many would be sad because of Mandela's passing -- he was an international figure, a political figure, an activist. But there is similar wailing following the passing of people who may not have had the same impact, she says -- like the guy who starred in the Fast and Furious movies. She wants to know: why is that?
DEC 20 Columnist James Gill writes about Louisiana's embattled voucher program in this post. Just because a child attends a private school does not mean he's going to get a good education, Gill writes. Gov. Jindal likes to say the program helps kids get a great education, but whether it does that is open to "considerable doubt," Gill writes.
DEC 20 Gambit's Clancy DuBos writes about the NOLA mayor's race in this post. For a while, it was assumed that it would be a quiet one, given the amount of money Mitch has in the bank. But at the last minute, a (possibly) formidable candidate threw his hat in the ring. The question is, Clancy says, why?
DEC 20 In Louisiana's education system, the state takes over a school that is designated as "failing." The assumption is, that's a good thing and will produce improvement. But is that the case? Blogger Mike Deshotels takes a look at how takeovers perform in one area of testing, the ACT.
Read the Flipping Paper!
Click Here for the Entire Print Version of IND Monthly