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)
The new faux-glow options are multitaskers. Perricone MD No Sun Tanner (shown: $65; perriconemd.com) deepens 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.
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).