Beauty, Fragrance, Makeup

Spring Forward! 7 New Beauty Must Haves for March

Comments Off 24 March 2008

Now as we all know as the seasons change so does our skin care and make-up regime. Spring is finally here, and the long awaited season of summer soon to come! So now is the time to prepare! Get out your tanning lotions, and give yourself a glow. A favorite of mine is ‘Sublime Bronze’ self-tanning lotion for the face and body by L’Oreal. Perfect for this time of year, especially the light-medium as it gives your skin the glow it needs. The plus about this product is that it offers an SPF 15 sunscreen to protect your skin. So you are not only getting beautiful results, you are also getting great skin protection from the UV rays of the sun. It is streak-free, and has Vitamin E added for smoother skin.

At $9.99, available at many retail outlets (Walgreen’s, Rite Aid etc) where beauty products are available, it is a must for your skin care this season. So shop to it!

Sublime Bronze Cream by L'Oreal

The Sublime Bronze collection also comes in a self-tanning gelee. In medium-deep. That is if you wish to get a slightly deeper tan. But also offers the same great protection as the cream.

Sublime Bronze gel by L'Oreal


Now I am a huge fan of Sephora, and I am always recommending this fabulous store to friends and girlfriends (men and women alike). Now, if you have a Sephora near you, and you are a product hound (like me) I highly recommend that you pay a visit. Now don’t despair! If you don’t have a store located near you, then pay a visit to their site at Now I hope that you enjoy history, as were about to have a Sephora history lesson.

Sephora started its humble beginnings in France and had a chain of beauty stores which were founded in 1969. Acquired by Paris-based LVMH in 1997, Sephora became the leading retail beauty chain in Europe. And then opened its first US store in New York in 1997. With triple digit growth for the last ten years, Sephora is one of the fastest growing retailers in the US. Phew! Now that’s not all! Sephora is the Greek form of Tzipporah צִפּוֹרָה, which means ‘bird’ (female) in Hebrew, and was the name of the wife of Moses in the book of Exodus. OK, now I’m done! Had enough? Good, let’s get to product!

Continuing on our spring skin care line, I have chosen six of my beauty must haves from

Starting with Anti-Oxidant Water Booster – Blueberry by Dr.Brandt.

Dr.Brandt Anti-Oxidant Water Booster - Blueberry

What it is:
This blueberry flavored antioxidant water booster is a healthy and convenient way to increase skin’s health with three potent antioxidants: green tea, white tea and grapeseed. Retail’s at $35 a bottle.

Things get a little dangerous with DuWop’s ‘Venom’ line. A Series of lip plumping balms and lipsticks, that have a little ‘sting’ when you apply them. My choice is ‘Prime Venom’.

DuWop 'Venom' lip primer

What it is:
A matte finish plumping lip balm infused with the Lip Venom formula that also works as a lip primer. Retails at $20.00.

Sephora has its own fantastic line of make-up products. Which are also great for your wallet. Pick up Lush Flush Wine Lip & Cheek Stain by Sephora for only $10.00.

Lush Flush Wine Lip & Cheek Stain by Sephora

What it is:
A unique tint for lips and cheeks from Sephora that is formulated with red wine extract.

Great for spring is Sephora’s Peach Blossom Body Collection at $16.00 a piece.

Peach Blossom Body Collection by Sephora

What it is:
Bath and body products lightly scented with Sephora’s Peach Blossom fragrance.

Shiseido has a collection available at My choice is The Makeup Multi-Shade Enhancer starting at $10.50-$25.00.

The Makeup Multi-Shade Enhancer by Shiseido

What it is:
A pressed powder bronzer composed of five coordinating shades.

And last but not least, a wonderful spring fragrance by L’Occitane, the magical ‘Cherry Blossom Set’, which retails at $42.00. Exclusively at

Magical Cherry Blossom Set by L'Occitane.

What it is:
A trio of cherry blossom-scented body products from L’Occitane.

Well, now that you have a head start to your beauty regime, spring into action!

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