Beautyscopes

By Dian Mills

Originally published June 2012



Fun loving Aries is always looking for new twists on old favorites. From how she gets to a party to what she drinks while she’s there, her routine constantly changes. This summer, her beloved tequila takes a dark turn with Patrón XO Cafe Dark. Pure cocoa and natural coffee essence make it rich, sweet and ideal for creating luscious summer sippers like the Banana Split (an icy shakeup of XO, crème de banana and cream). Explore the darker side of perfection at www.patrontequila.com.

RAMbling Roses: Reese Witherspoon, March 22; Jennifer Grey, March 26; Amy Sedaris, March 29; Kristen Stewart, April 9; Leighton Meester, April 15; Victoria Beckham, April 17; Jennifer Garner, April 17; Kate Hudson, April 19
  



Refined Taurus is a born hostess. Dinner parties are her forté and her friends never leave without a full stomach and some great memories. As much as she wows them with gourmet offerings, she never fails to toss a little fun into the mix. This month’s secret weapon is Velata, her new chocolate fondue warmer from Scentsy Family. Affordable and incredibly retro-cute, it uses a metal plate wrapped in a silicone dish and heated using a 25-watt light bulb to keep any of four sinfully delectable flavors of chocolate smooth and ready to take on a plate of fun dippables! Give your friends a dessert to remember at www.velata.com.

Bully For Her: Renee Zellweger, April 25; Jessica Alba, April 28; Penelope Cruz, April 28; Uma Thurman, April 29; Christina Hendricks, May 3; Dian Mills, May 10; Cate Blanchett, May 14; Megan Fox, May 16
  



Imaginative Gemini seeks connections in every aspect of her life. Her shoes match her purse, her friends share her interests and her favorite flavors complement each other. Cookies and Corks from Cookie Zen fits right in! Three collections of gourmet cookies to complement white, red and sparkling wines play with flavors like parmesan thyme and chocolate oatmeal to bring her cocktail pairings to a whole new level. Amp up your vino at www.cookiesandcorks.com.

Double Trouble: Pam Grier, May 26; Brooke Shields, May 31; Alanis Morrisette, June 1; Marilyn Monroe, June 1; Natalie Portman, June 9; Venus Williams, June 17; Zoe Saldana, June 19; Nicole Kidman, June 20
  



Nurturing Cancer is a lightning rod for her friends’ stress. When they feel overwhelmed, one good talk with her and everything seems magically better. She wouldn’t have it any other way, but all that fixing can take its toll on a girl! When she manages to sneak some private time, an invigorating cup of Teatulia 100% organic tea is right with her. With a variety of sustainably packaged, organic black, green, white and herbal infusion teas direct from their single garden in Northern Bangladesh, this socially responsible company revives her body and soul. Reset yourself at www.teatulia.com.

Soft Shells: Juliette Lewis, June 21; Meryl Streep, June 22; Frances McDormand, June 23; Liv Tyler, July 1; Princess Diana, July 1; Jane Lynch, July 14; Kristen Bell, July 18
  



Spirited Leo is admired by all, and she goes to great lengths to keep it that way. She uses dramatic, indulgent gestures to wow her friends and family and knows that the quickest way to their hearts is through their stomachs. One expertly crafted Mexican meal can solidify her idol position for months! La Torilla Factory products are her most powerful weapons. With tortillas ranging from traditional to organic to Smart & Delicious™, she can give her guests exactly what they before they know what it is! Get the wrap on healthy, delicious living at www.latortillafactory.com.

Hear Them Roar: Lynda Carter, July 24; Jennifer Lopez, July 24; Anna Paquin, July 24; Kate Beckinsale, July 26; Sandra Bullock, July 26; Helen Mirren, July 26; J.K. Rowling, July 31; Mila Kunis, August 14
  



Analytical Virgo approaches everything in her life with reason and logic. Pleasure is often pushed aside in favor of controlled, practical activities. Even the most rigid girl needs a little sweetness now and then, though, so she turns to Sweet Leaf Teas. Organic and simple, brewed with natural tea leaves and sweetened with organic cane sugar, their eleven flavors give her the chance to indulge in all the refreshment she wants without triggering her inner Mr. Spock. Dive into your own bottle of earth-friendly awesomeness at www.sweetleaftea.com.

Mercury Rising: Cameron Diaz, August 26; Salma Hayek, September 2; Beyonce, September 4; Chrissie Hynde, September 7; Pink, September 8; Jennifer Hudson, September 12; Amy Poehler, September 16; Lauren Bacall, September 16
  



Diplomatic Libra is famous for her ability to bring people together as a team. No matter how different the members are, she can have them running like a well-oiled machine in no time. One of her favorite tricks to break the ice early is a surprise round of drinks before the work begins! All it takes is a bottle of Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum to get the gang all warm and fuzzy. Aged rum combined with a mix of nine robust spices, it soothes their senses with vanilla, caramel and spice aromas. A few sips and she’s got them lined up to do her bidding … as long as heavy machinery isn’t involved! Treat yourself to a little spice at your local liquor retailer or www.cruzanrum.com.

Scale It Up: Catherine Zeta-Jones, September 25; Olivia Newton-John, September 26; Serena Williams, September 26; Julie Andrews, October 1; Susan Sarandon, October 4; Kate Winslet, October 5; Rachel McAdams, October 7; Sigourney Weaver, October 8
  



Sensual Scorpio loves extremes. Intense flavors, bright colors, passionate friends … all of these are essential to keeping her mojo working. Her penchant for extravagant things can lead her into trouble, though, so she’s always looking for ways to keep life enticing without overdoing it! One way she does this is by stocking her refrigerator with Lite Pom juice drinks. This lower-calorie alternative to classic juice is all-natural, refreshing and, with flavors like pomegranate, dragonfruit and blackberry, her cravings will never go unquenched. Tempt your taste buds in the produce section of your favorite supermarket.

Stingalicious: Julia Roberts, October 28; Jenny McCarthy, November 1; Tilda Swinton, November 5; Emma Stone, November 6; Ellen Pompeo, November 10; Grace Kelly, November 12; Jodie Foster, November 19; Goldie Hawn, November 21
  



Carefree Sagittarius is never in one place for too long. Whether it’s a job, a home or a relationship, she’s always looking forward to the next exciting opportunity. She’s constantly in motion, both mentally and physically, so her bag is filled with move-on necessities. Most important: snacks! Her ideal munchies must be intriguing, delicious, nutritious and portable, so a can of hand-prepared Virginia Cocktail Peanuts is always tucked in there. They’re incredibly fresh, crunchy, attractively packaged and, since they’re available in seven flavors, there’s no need to settle down with one variety! Roll on, tumbleweed. Sow your crunchable oats at www.mvsbest.com.

Her Aim is True: Christina Applegate, November 25; Tina Turner, November 26; Kathryn Bigelow, November 27; Bette Midler, December 1; Sarah Silverman, December 1; Tyra Banks, December 4; Marisa Tomei, December 4; Taylor Swift, December 13
  



Responsible Capricorn is the Girl Most Likely to Have a Perfectly Organized Closet. She’s focused, independent and extremely smart. She also bores herself to tears! Sometimes she just has to break out of her orderly rut, invite a bunch of friends over and get crazy! Even her crazy has class, though, so there’s always a supply of Q Drinks in her bar. Q Tonic, Q Ginger, Q Club and Q Kola are crisp, clean and completely ungeneric. Made with natural ingredients from all over the world, they’re perfect on their own or mixed with any spirit she and her friends desire. Bottoms up, beautiful bottles! Find out where to snag some smashing soda at www.qdrinks.com.

Capricornucopia: Helena Christensen, December 25; Patricia Clarkson, December 29; Tracey Ullman, December 30; January Jones, January 5; Katie Couric, January 7; Pat Benatar, January 10; Kirstie Alley, January 12; Dolly Parton, January 19
  



Clever Aquarius adores anything that’s just a little bit twisted. If it’s got a funky name or unusual flavor, she’s got to try it. Her newest obsession uses both to drive her wild: Effen Cucumber Vodka! The name may be Dutch for “smooth”, but it still makes her giggle like a 12-year-old, and the idea of a flavored vodka that is actually refreshing and looks awesome on her bar cart is just too intriguing to ignore. Bring on the summer cocktails! Double entendre your way to www.effenvodka.com and see their alcoholic wonderment for yourself.

The Water’s Fine: Geena Davis, January 21; Ellen DeGeneres, January 26; Oprah Winfrey, January 29; Kerry Washington, January 31; Shakira, February 2; Elizabeth Banks, February 10; Jennifer Aniston, February 11; Christina Ricci, February 12
  



Resourceful Pisces never approaches a challenge from just one angle. Success is the only option and she’ll go to great lengths to find as many resources as possible to strengthen her attack. Now that swimsuit season is nipping at her heels, that laser focus has turned to becoming as teeny weeny as her bikini! The newest tool in her weight loss kit is Celsius Calorie Reducing Drink. Diet and exercise plans are crucial, but clinically proven Celsius uses a proprietary blend of natural ingredients to get behind them and push! Calorie burning and energy are bumped up when she tosses it into her workouts to reduce body fat and energize her metabolism quickly and safely. Her beach towel won’t know what hit it! Find out where to grab your appetizing internal assistant at www.celsius.com.

Up the Yin Yang: Ellen Page, February 21; Drew Barrymore, February 22; Chelsea Handler, February 25; Rashida Jones, February 25; Elizabeth Taylor, February 27; Patricia Mills, March 1; Carrie Underwood, March 10; Eva Longoria, March 15
  
Leave a Comment
Become a BN NYC Subscriber


Beautyscopes


Currently Popular

Deal of the Day


Social Media


Latest News
  • lastgift7b
  • Metro Man: The PenULTIMATE Gift Guide for Men
  • Last minute shopping? Here are some of the most creative gifts tailored to fit the men on your list — each idea is chosen to perfectly match the distinct personality of your gentlemen.


BN NYC Podcasts
  • self_tanning_featured
  • Self Tanning – Tips and Tricks
  • Our resident Beauty News NYC videographer, Haley Thompson, tackles self-tanning for bronze beauties this summer. Tune in to in to this latest How To primer for tips and tricks to dazzle like the sun.





Links We Love
  • Alexandra Taylor
  • Beauty in The Bag
  • Carrie Parry
  • City of Gloss Angeles
  • Kimberly McDonald
  • Taffeta Darlings
  • The Dessertist
  • Wendy Brandes



  • Visit Fashion Industry Network