Summer Beauty News

Here, the beauty products we can't wait to test this season.

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This Month's Hot Nail Color

There’s nothing demure about this summer’s most popular nail color. Unabashedly vivid,tangerine lacquer is to summer as red is to winter: It’s classic, sexy and flattering on everyone (once you work up the chutzpah to wear it!). Shown:  Dior Vernis Electric Tropics Nail Duo in Aloha ($26; includes a top coat; dior.com)

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OPI Nail Lacquer in Ya'll Come Back Ya Hear?

$8; opi.com for stores

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Sonia Kashuk Nail Polish in Tutti Frutti

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Essie Nail Polish in Too Too Hot

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Essie Nail Polish in Meet Me at Sunset

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Self-Tanner: Give Yourself an Upgrade

The new faux-glow options are multitaskers. Perricone MD No Sun Tanner (shown: $65; perriconemd.comdeepens tone while firming skin and delivering vitamin D. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pads ($32; dgskincare​.com) also deposits some D, plus alpha-hydroxy acids to slough off dead skin and create a streak-free tan.

 

And Completely Bare Spas (completelybare​.com), with outlets nationwide, offers a spray tan in which the bronzer is laced with a hair-growth inhibitor. The result: a fuzz-free fake bake.

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Set Your Iphone Alarm: Beauty Sale!

Clothes and cars go on sale. Beauty items? Almost never. But from July 15 to 31, dozens of brands will offer value sets for Nordstrom’s anniversary sale.

 

Topping our list: Clarins beauty kit ($30; nordstrom.com), created with FEED Projects (feedprojects.com). A $43.75 value, the set consists of a FEED bag and three travel-size products. Plus, the purchase funds 15 school lunches (part of the United Nations World Food Programme).

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Hot Weather Hair Help: What to Use on the Muggiest Dog Days

John Frieda for Conair Straightening Iron ($50; drugstores)  

This affordable iron smooths unruly hair as well as any pricey iron (we gave it a go). Plus, its ionic technology flattens frizz—and continues to fight it all day. 

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Living Proof Straight

($29; sephora.com)  Gets hair smooth sans silicones (which can make fine hair greasy). Bonus: Thanks to a dirt-repelling compound in the spray, you can wash (and dry) less often.

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TopStyler

Exclusive Offer: Get the $119 Topstyler for $99 at topstyler.com by entering the code MORE at checkout.

 

The easy-to-use heated clips wrap around pin curls, creating beachy waves that, according
to the company, last three times as long asthose made with a standard curling iron.

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PSSSSST Instant Dry Shampoo for Wavy or Curly Hair

($7; drugstores)

Absorbs dirt and oil with-out water, so you can skip the blowout. Plus, the powder is translucent, nixing worries about visible white flecks.

 

 

Click here to read our favorite beauty finds from last month.

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First Published July 1, 2011

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