Beautyscopes

By Liz Bekesz

Originally published January 2011



First in line and always on time, ARIES finally has a watch that keeps up with both her fast moves, and her many moods: the SLAP Watch. Last millennium's Slap bracelet fad has evolved into a functional timepiece that's all grown up, yet still loads of fun. Select from six bold, graphic hues, including four vivid, eye-popping brights. With thirty-six possible color combinations, time is on your side; with no closures or clasps to fumble with, putting it on and taking it off is not just a slap "it's a snap! Slap yourself silly at http://www.slapwatch.com.

Ram I Am: Amy Sedaris, March 29; Norah Jones, March 30; Cynthia Nixon, April 9; Kristen Stewart, April 9; Alessandra Ambrosio, April 11; Victoria Becham, April 17; Jennifer Garner, April 17; Kate Hudson, April 19; Maria Sharapova, April 19
  


Down-to-earth TAURUS finds bits of simplicity refreshing. She'll love Nonsense from Theme fragrance creator Elizabeth Morrison; it's a collection that aims to "uncomplicate" things. NONSENSE Isle of Peace Aromatherapy Perfume Roll On combines Lavender essential oil plus citrus and bright floral notes to relieve stress and lift spirits. Apply to pulse points and inhale deeply whenever necessary, for an instant mini-escape to Calmville, Population YOU.

Find NONSENSE Isle of Peace Aromatherapy Perfume, as well as other Nonsense delights like soap, lip balm, and more, at www.themefragrance.com.

That's Utter Bull: Renee Zellweger, April 25; Jessica Alba, April 28; Penelope Cruz, April 28; Uma Thurman, April 29; Christina Hendricks, May 3; Linda Evangelista, May 10; Malin Ackerman, May 12; Cate Blanchett, May 14
  


GEMINI is an explorer of ideas and concepts, and a veritable fountain of knowledge. She loves sharing her insights and opinions with others, and Papeterie Note Cards let her do so in a charming, yet refined way. Bring back the personal art of letter writing with hobby themes like Bicycle and Watering Can; flaunt hometown pride with iconic images like Brooklyn Bridge; or keep it more traditional - yet still clean and modern - with a Grapevine or Poppy design. Note Cards are available in flat print or letterpress, in seven vivid colors. Brand new? You're retro. For more information about Papeterie, please visit www.PapeterieStore.com.

Seeing Double: Lauryn Hill, May 25; Anne Heche, May 25; Molly Simms, May 25; Pam Grier, May 26; Natalie Portman, June 9; Adriana Lima, June 12; Venus Williams, June 17; Paula Abdul, June 19; Zoe Saldana, June 19; Nicole Kidman, June 20
  


Sensitive CANCER instinctively knows her skin needs gentle, caring attention. Cygalle Healing Spa Holistic Honey Oatmeal Cleansing Creme is her new ally, fusing time-tested natural wonders like honey, jojoba oil, almond oil, and oatmeal into a skin-soothing, lightly-lathering micro-exfoliant formula that draws out surface impurities, nourishes, and moisturizes - all without a trace of oily residue. It's Cygalle's "Food for Skin" at its indulgent best; your skin will say "yum!" Find Cygalle Honey Oatmeal Cleansing Creme at Organic Avenue Stores or online at www.cyallehealingspastore.com.

What a Crab: Meryl Streep, June 22; Frances McDormand, June 23; Liv Tyler, July 1; Olivia Munn, July 3; Eva Green, July 5; Jane Lynch, July 14; Phoebe Cates, July 16; M.I.A., July 17; Kristen Bell, July 18; Gisele Bundchen, July 20
  


Bright, bubbly LEO always sees her glass at least half-full "€œ especially when that "glass" is a Vapur Reusable Water Bottle (aka, "The Anti-Bottle"). This flexible, foldable, future-forward feat of design stands upright when full, then rolls, folds, or flattens when empty, so it travels light and easy. Tuck one in your purse; tote one in your backpack or briefcase; stash one in a gym bag, or pop one in your pocket - or, clip it where you may wish, with the included handy and (how cute!) matching carabineer. Made of highly durable, dishwasher-safe, freezable, microwavable, BPA-free material, and available in a variety of colors. Made in the USA. BEAUTIFUL FACT: Frequent use of a Vapur can help reduce your carbon footprint! To learn more about the Vapur Anti-Bottle, visit vapur.us.

I Am Lion: Hear Me Roar: Anna Paquin, July 24; Kate Beckinsale, July 26; Sandra Bullock, July 26; Hellen Mirren, July 26; Lisa Kudrow, July 30; Hillary Swank, July 30; J.K. Rowling, July 31; Charlize Theron, August 7
  


Sparkling VIRGO understands the importance of a clean slate when it comes to a fresh work of art. Luckily, there's new Mattése Elite Bare All Makeup Remover; it effortlessly swipes away every last stitch of make-up, leaving skin cool, calm, and comfortably clean; no greasy feel or tightness here. Maybe it's because the fresh formula includes panthenol, an anti-inflammatory that helps restore and maintain moisture, as well as the semi-precious stone malachite, said to protect skin from free radicals. Bare All by Mattese Elite is available at all Ricky's NYC store locations and at www.RickysNYC.com.

Like A Virgin: Cameron Diaz, August 30; Salma Hayek, September 2; Beyonce Knowles, September 4; Chrissie Hynde, September 7; Evan Rachel Wood, September 7; Jennifer Hudson, September 12
  



Forward-thinking LIBRA flows and grows with grace and ease, yet always keeps it centered. She gets a little help from Band-Aid Brand Friction Block Stick, a lubricating, glide-on formula that invisibly helps prevent uncomfortable friction from shoes - which ultimately helps prevent blisters. Easy, no-mess applicator is about the size of a large lighter, making it a welcome and portable addition to any trail - whether it's hiking, or just hitting the city pavement. Great for breaking-in new shoes; also helps prevent seam-induced skin chafing while running, etc. Blisters? Banish them "€œ BEFORE they even have a chance to exist. Find Band-Aid Brand Friction Block Stick at Duane Reade and at www.drugstore.com.

A Fine Balance: Catherine Zeta-Jones, September 25; Serena Williams, September 26; Susan Sarandon, October 4; Kate Winslet, October 5; Rachel McAdams, October 7; Sigourney Weaver, October 8
  



Sly SCORPIO has intense depths and lots of layers, but the Hadaki Toiletry Pod can handle it. This roomy make-up bag features a zippered top and spacious, roomy interior that easily carries all your private stashables and cosmetic needs in a cute, covert capacity. Water-repellent inside and out; easily wipes clean. This bright, graphic collection is Eco-friendly and AZO free; Hadaki uses no Phthalates/DEHP, DBP, or BOP.

Hadaki items are available at Ricky's NYC, and online at www.rickysnyc.com.

Sting Thing: Julia Roberts, October 28; Winona Ryder, October 29; Tilda Swinton, November 5; Emma Stone, November 6; Ellen Pompeo, November 10; Demi Moore, November 11
  



SAGITTARIUS was born to sparkle. New TriDerma Spot & Wrinkle Erasing Cream Anti-Aging Complex helps uncover her brightest, luminous best, and lets it shine through. This new medical-strength formula combines antioxidants and botanicals with five specialized brightening ingredients that work to resurface skin naturally, and without potentially irritating ingredients like Hydroquinone or Retin-A. Helps fade age spots, brown spots, and acne scars. Available at select Walgreens locations. For more information, visit www.triderma.com or call 1-800-279-7282.

My Aim is True: Kathryn Bigelow, November 27; Bette Midler, December 1; Sarah Silverman, December 1; Julianne Moore, December 3; Tyra Banks, December 4; Marisa Tomei, December 4; Taylor Swift; December 13
  



Ambitious CAPRICORN is a builder and producer, handily providing the world with some necessary order and structure. She gets a little help from The Mini Goals Notepad by Mary Kate McDevitt (Chronicle Books); it cheekily assists with daily deeds, feats, and missions, all with a wink and a smile. Perforated pad features 100 droll fill-in to-do lists ("Today I will __________ & ________. YES I am awesome" and "TODAY I WILL GET SOME STUFF DONE. ________ FILL IN some stuff ABOVE!!" are just two examples.) The start of a good to-do? Done! Order The Mini Goals Notepad at www.chroniclebooks.com.

Get Your Goat: Stephanie Meyer, December 24; Helena Christensen, December 25; Patricia Clarkson, December 29; Tracy Ullman, December 30; Meredith Vieira, December 30; Elin Nordegren, January 1; January Jones, January 5; Kate Middelton, January 9
  



Original AQUARIUS has grand vision, and big plans; a Fluff large-frame wallet is big enough to fit all her oversized dreams (and then some). Inspired by 1950's pinup girls, mid-century design, and international ad graphics, Fluff designs are bold, with fun flair and a nod to vintage style. Sass up with a black-and-white graphic, like this UK-inspired mod print, or select from the cat's meow, friendly dragons, or she-devils, among others. Make a statement: go large and in charge. Find your Fluff at Ricky's NYC and online at www.rickysnyc.com.

Water World: Ellen DeGeneres, January 26; Oprah Winfrey, January 29, Kerry Washington, 1/31, Tatyana Ali , February 9; Elizabeth Banks, February 10; Jennifer Aniston, February 11; Kelly Rowland, February 11; Christina Ricci, February 12
  



Still waters run deep for PISCES; a good glycolic acid goes even deeper. The natural ingredients in Bambola Beauty Glycolic Sugar Cane Exfoliant help speed turnover of dead skin cells, increase collagen production, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, sun damage and hyper-pigmentation, all while you slumber. You awaken with a fresh, brightened glow. Pretty - and sweet! Bambola Beauty products are sold exclusively online. Please visit www.bambolabeauty.com for more information, or to place an order.

Famous Fish: Ellen Page, February 21; Drew Barrymore, February 22; Chelsea Handler, February 25; Tea Leoni, February 25; Rashida Jones, February 25; Chelsea Clinton, February 27; Eva Longoria, March 15
  
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