Beautyscopes

By Dian Mills

Originally published February 2013



Practical Aries desires beauty and luxury as much as the next girl, but the idea of paying others to pamper her is more stressful than sexy. She’s always searching for the perfect DIY versions of salon treatments. Just in time to knock the guys dead on Valentine’s Day, along comes the Red Carpet Manicure Starter Kit! This perfectly portable, easy to use set contains all she needs to treat herself to a salon quality, long-lasting, brilliant gel manicure without tipping a single nail tech. The kit’s included polish, “Red Carpet Reddy”, is a romance-ready shade of crimson. When she adds a few more of their gorgeous colors to the mix, her friends will think she’s moonlighting in the local salon! Find out where to score yours at www.redcarpetmanicure.com.

RAMbling Roses: Reese Witherspoon, March 22; Alyson Hannigan, March 24; Katharine McPhee, March 25; Kristen Stewart, April 9; Victoria Beckham, April 17; Jennifer Garner, April 17; Kate Hudson, April 1
  



Classy Taurus prides herself on always looking naturally, prettily polished so her daily makeup routine is simple and subtle. When it’s time to add a dash of Valentine sultry to the mix, though, her fear of ending up like a peacock drives her to seek professional help. This year’s savior: Mary Kay Glam Squad Celebrity Makeup Artist Virginia Linzee! Featuring Mary Kay’s luxurious, complexion-silkening cosmetics in rich, alluring shades and all the tools she’ll need for perfect application, Linzee’s comprehensive step-by-step guides will take her from pristine to provocative just in time to wow her suitors! Find them and everything else you’ll need to get gorgeous at www.MaryKay.com.

Bully For Her: Bettie Page, April 22; Carol Burnett, April 26; Uma Thurman, April 29; Adele, May 5; Dian Mills, May 10; Malin Ackerman, May 12; Madeleine Albright, May 15
  



Independent Gemini sees Valentine’s Day as a perfect excuse to spoil herself. Anything she desires – flowers, jewelry, luxurious keepsakes – can be hers with a click of her computer mouse! Teleflora’s Heartstrings bouquet is her ultimate all-in-one. An explosion of red roses, white lilies and every gorgeously shaded bloom in between, its elegant crimson vase is adorned with a twinkly one-carat Swarovski Elements crystal on a silver plated heart pendant. With something this perfect at home, who needs a date? Sweep yourself off your own feet at www.teleflora.com.

Double Trouble: Pam Grier, May 26; Heidi Klum, June 1; Marilyn Monroe, June 1; Natalie Portman, June 9; Venus Williams, June 17; Zoe Saldana, June 19; Stevie Nicks, June 26
  



Sensual Cancer loves Valentine’s Day. She always has a date lined up weeks in advance and spends the entire day preparing for her evening of romance. The most crucial part of her routine: setting just the right inspirational mood! Agraria AirEssence™ in Cedar Rose is exactly what she needs. Presented in a gorgeous Italian perfume bottle on an antique mirrored tray, the finest scent-infused essential oils are absorbed by reeds that release their richly relaxing yet invigorating, long-lasting scent and make everybody within sniffing distance feel like the sexiest person in the room! With a build-up like that, how can she feel anything but fabulous all night long? Treat yourself to a dose of olfactory intoxication at www.agrariahome.com.

Soft Shells: Meryl Streep, June 22; Frances McDormand, June 23; Deborah Harry, July 1; Princess Diana, July 1; Olivia Munn, July 3; Kristen Bell, July 18; Selena Gomez, July 22
  



Romantic Leo is a classic dreamer. No matter how cold it is at night, her dates typically include a lot of strolling and stargazing. Valentine’s Day is no exception, so whoever she chooses to spend it with can look forward to a stellar viewing party in her favorite dark spot. To keep her lips protected from the chill and as brilliant as anything that may shoot across the sky, she always keeps It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Anti-Aging Lipstick Trio handy! With gorgeously subtle flushes of color to suit any mood, conditioning lip balm, ultra-hydrating gloss and antioxidant infusion, they’ll keep her kissably radiant all night long. It’s going to be a long night, so stock up now at www.QVC.com!

Hear Them Roar: Anna Paquin, July 24; Kate Beckinsale, July 26; Helen Mirren, July 26; J.K. Rowling, July 31; Martha Stewart, August 3; Viola Davis, August 11; Jennifer Lawrence, August 15
  



Sensible Virgo isn’t sure how she feels about Valentine’s Day. Her inner girly girl loves the idea of glamming herself up and hitting the town with a hot date! Her practical side can’t help feeling like it’s all a bit silly. Why go to the trouble of applying loads of makeup and styling her hair into a gloriously windswept mane when she’ll only have to spend ages removing it all a few hours later? Her girly side’s solution: a great conditioner for the hair and a Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System for the makeup! In 60 seconds, the Mia 2 will sonically remove everything from her skin that doesn’t belong, leaving it squeaky clean and primed for her favorite moisturizer and a long, romantic dream-filled snooze. It comes with a protective travel case, too … just in case her evening doesn’t end at home! Keep your epidermis pristine at www.clarisonic.com.

Mercury Rising: Blake Lively, August 25; Salma Hayek, September 2; Beyonce, September 4; Chrissie Hynde, September 7; P!nk, September 8; Amy Poehler, September 16; Anne Bancroft, September 17
  



Thoughtful Libra spends most of her time catering to those around her. Valentine’s Day is no exception, and whoever is lucky enough to be her love is in for a spectacularly romantic time! This year, though, she’s found something she can enjoy just as much as he can: the We-Vibe 3 Vibrator for Couples! Worn while making love, this powerful pleasure dispenser works wonders for both partners at the same time (so of course she’ll be dropping off earplugs to the neighbors). It’s also fully waterproof, remote controlled and has a wireless charging stand that doubles as a discreet little travel case, so her adventures are just beginning! Treat yourself to one at www.we-vibe.com. You know you want to. ;-)

Scale It Up: Olivia Newton-John, September 26; Serena Williams, September 26; Julie Andrews, October 1; Kate Winslet, October 5; Rachel McAdams, October 7; Sigourney Weaver, October 8; Freida Pinto, October 18
  



Methodical Scorpio is very sensible when it comes to Valentine romance. Flowers die, candy mysteriously disappears (ahem) and fancy nights out are fleeting and rarely live up to their hype. If she’s going to put effort into pleasing her partner, it had better have a huge payoff! The perfect target for her laser focus: Great Sex Made Simple by Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson. A candid, straightforward guide to authentic Tantra, this book will leave her with an arsenal of tools for prolonging arousal, maximizing satisfaction and generally blowing her lucky guy’s mind! Invest in your own bedroom bliss at http://www.llewellyn.com.

Stingalicious: Katy Perry, October 25; Jenny McCarthy, November 1; Tilda Swinton, November 5; Emma Stone, November 6; Grace Kelly, November 12; Jodie Foster, November 19; Goldie Hawn, November 21
  



Playful Sagittarius is very hands-on when she’s interested in a man. Whether it’s a subtle brush against his arm during a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner or a full-body tackle on the living room rug later on, she’s not shy about letting her physical attraction be known! She can be pretty confident that her advances will be enjoyed because she uses Tocca Esfoliante da Corpo Nourishing Body Scrub all over! Rich in natural oils, its luxuriously moisturizing, sugar-based formula combines olive, safflower and grapeseed oils to leave her skin soft, smooth and so deliciously scented, the poor guy won’t know what hit him! Render yourself irresistible at www.Tocca.com.

Her Aim is True: Christina Applegate, November 25; Tina Turner, November 26; Kathryn Bigelow, November 27; Bette Midler, December 1; Tyra Banks, December 4; Judi Dench, December 9; Taylor Swift, December 13
  



Conservative Capricorn doesn’t like to admit that she loves Valentine’s Day. It isn’t the hearts, flowers and baubles that make her swoon, it’s that it provides the perfect excuse to let her freak flag fly! Everything she doesn’t usually have the nerve to bring to the bedroom is on the menu. To make sure that their evening of debauchery is as much fun for her as it is for her man, she stocks up on Masque™ Sexual Flavors! These paper thin, dissolvable flavored gel strips neutralize any less-than-sexy tastes she might encounter on her oral travels, replacing them with yummy mango, chocolate, strawberry or watermelon. With these around, her naughty side might just come out to play more often! Pick out your own foreplay favors at www.yourmasque.com.

Capricornucopia: Helena Christensen, December 25; Tracey Ullman, December 30; Katie Couric, January 7; Pat Benatar, January 10; Kirstie Alley, January 12; Betty White, January 17; Dolly Parton, January 19
  



Reserved Aquarius is on the fence about Valentine’s Day. She does love the idea of being wined and dined by a handsome suitor, but the thought of spending an entire evening in a crowded restaurant leaves her cold. Her solution: order gourmet takeout from the crowded restaurant and do the wining and dining at her place! The perfect romantic red partner: Masi Agricola’s Costasera Amarone. Full-bodied and sophisticated, this Italian vino is both subtle enough to sip solo and bold enough to enhance red meats, game and strong cheeses. Now if she could only round up a roaring fire and bearskin rug! Find your own bottle of liquid romance at Whole Foods store and your local wine shop.

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
  



Sultry Pisces lives for romance, so Valentine’s Day is her absolute favorite holiday. She plans everything to the last detail, even designing a different irresistible look for each part of the day! To make sure her lips stay kissably soft and gorgeous no matter which vixen she is, she keeps every shade of Korres Lip Butter within grabbing distance. Buttery and light, this mixture of shea butter and rice wax offers deep hydration and a shiny, tinted finish in shades like Pomegranate, Wild Rose and Mango. When she’s finished with him, the only thing the object of her affection will know about what hit him is that he loves it! Keep your pucker all kinds of alluring at Sephora retailers nationwide and www.sephora.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; Marypatricia Mills, March 1; Carrie Underwood, March 10; Eva Longoria, March 15
  
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