Monday, June 6, 2011

Sunshine Beauty Essentials

With the 70 + degree weather and the new portion of the High Line opening later this week, there's never been a better time to explore Chelsea. It's not too touristy yet, at lunch time you can actually get an alfresco seat at Cookshop (on a weekday), and the People's Pops are back at Chelsea Market serving rhubarb hibiscus popsicles. Summer beauty is the most fun (probably because it is the easiest, laziest, and most natural). Below are four of my favorite new items for summer besides of course sunglasses and a good book to read - I recommend The Dud Avocado.

1.) Sara Happ The Lip Scrub Sparkling Pink Grapefruit: Because it reminds me of Florida and feels so refreshingly summery.

2.) Tom Ford Beauty Neroli Portofino Shower Gel: The most amazing lightly citrus scent. Perfect for before you go yachting or engage in any other type of really luxurious activity. I love the perfume version so much that I even wear it when I'm just going grocery shopping. You can buy Tom Ford products at Jeffrey in the West Village.

3.) Coppertone Oil Free Foaming Lotion SPF 75+ Sunscreen: I'm always looking for the perfect sunscreen (an endless search ensues each summer), and I think I may have found it. The texture is perfect, it has a high SPF, and it won't make you break out. Pick up a bottle at Duane Reade, CVS, or Rite Aid.