Beautyscopes

By Stef Schwalb

Originally published July 2006

Creativity is taking hold of you this month, Aries, and you can use it to your advantage in every aspect of your life. For inspiration, check out the exotic new scentsation creation from Jean Patou. Sira des Indes Parfum (www.neimanmarcus.com) takes its inspiration from India and the native flower featured there, the champaca. The result is a rich, vibrant, oriental fragrance that unites banana accord, bergamot, pear, pink berries and cardamom with a flowery heart. Its unique dry down combines musk, amber, vanilla and sandalwood.
  

Love is in the air for Taurus, this July. You'll be basking in the glow of an amour divine. To translate how you feel inside outward, check out Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse® "Or" Multi Usage Dry Oil- Golden Shimmer, 100 ml (www.beautyhabit.com). This modern beauty enhancer is a multi-purpose golden dry oil that brings brightness to the skin and glossy sheen to your strands. It's a beauty intensifier that brings together the skin care benefits of Huile Prodigieuse (which features properties that nourish, repair, moisturize, and sooth) and Golden Mother-of-Pearl (which offers sleek shine).
  

It's time to do some redecorating this month, Gemini. Adding a little light to your home life will really help lift your spirits. You can also do this kind of "remodeling" for your face as well with 3 Custom Color Warm Bronze/Loose Powder (www.mybeautifulplace.com). This exclusive formula was triple milled in France and provides a sunsational summer-kissed glow without the harmful effects of UV rays. It's available in warm (for golden-tones) and Cool (for rosy tones) and is whisper light. It's great to apply via brush on to the face's high points, such as the cheeks, the nose's bridge, chin and décolleté.
  

Your confidence soars this July, Cancer, so make the most of it. Anything you want to accomplish now is within your grasp. To make sure the world can see you shine in the spotlight, try a bit of Bobbi Brown's Beach Shimmer Body Glow (www.bobbibrown.com). This limited-edition bronzy body shimmer consists of a moisturizing formula that nourishes and hydrates with a blend of ingredients that includes Shea Butter and essential oils. It provides skin with a soft, bronzed glow and is lightly scented with Bobbi's beautiful beach Fragrance.
  

The stars are lining up to unite your connections, Leo. This month you can bring together different aspects of your life and they will complement each other in a way that will push you toward a better future. In practical terms, the experience is similar to say, a makeup offering such as Guerlain's Terracotta Light (www.saks.com). This ingenious mosaic compact features five powder shades that can combine together to create a natural-looking appearance on any skin tone.
  

Try your best to be understanding this July, Virgo. People are seeking guidance from you and any discussions you have could lead to an epiphany in ridding yourself of some of your own issues. Speaking of dispersing dilemmas, if you're skin is feeling stressed, a great product to try would be Pure Pores Blackhead Remover and Pore Minimizer Gel (www.joeynewyork.com). This one-minute treatment gently removes blackheads, shrinks and tightens pores, and absorbs excess oil. It's easy to apply to pore-clogged areas around the nose, chin, fore head and hair line. After application, wait 45 seconds and then gently massage away blackheads and assorted impurities. It's simple, speedy, effective and painless. Great for all ages, women and men.
  

Family issues will arise this month, Libra, so be prepared for a little discomfort. The conflict won't be anything major, but it will certainly be annoying. A fun product to help you cope would be Dianne Brill Lip Lingerie- Panties in a Bunch (www.beautyhabit.com). This adorable set of six mini glosses comes in a chocolate bon-bon style box that will be a great comfort during your unrest while keeping your lips looking unabashedly lovely.
  

The time is right for making investments this July, Scorpio. What you do now will definitely pay off later, monetarily and emotionally. A great "tip" for makeup is Becca's Compact Eyeliner & Waterproof Sealer (www.beccacosmetics.com). This versatile eyeliner can be applied dry or wet and will provide you with a range of looks, from elegant to intense. It comes packaged with a liquid sealer to extend its long-lasting, smudge-proof, and water-resistant benefits.
  

Don't let people get under your skin this month, Sagittarius. They will try their best to upset you, so protect yourself. A great way to do this for your skin, by the way, is with Korres Natural Products' New Watermelon Sunscreen Face Cream SPF 30 (www.mybeautifulplace.com). It offers broad-spectrum sun protection (UVA/UVB/IR) and a wonderful watermelon scent. It's rich in naturally occurring vitamins, carbohydrates, and amino acids that together work to support the skin's immune system and prevent photo aging.
  

Watch out for jealous tendencies this July, Capricorn. They will get your relationships into some seriously hot water if you aren't careful. Rid yourself of negative feelings as much as possible. You can do this as well for your skin with Freeze 24/7's Skin GlaceDaily Detoxifying Cleanser & Mask (www.saks.com). It offers breakthrough self-foaming technology that purifies and detoxifies your skin to leave it feeling clean, fresh, and fully hydrated.
  

Make sure your emotions don't run amok this month, Aquarius. If you want some drama in your life, turn to your makeup instead of your mindset. One product to help feed your desire is Fusion Beauty's LipFusion Micro-Injected Collagen Lip Plump Color Shine Micro Set (www.sephora.com). It features six purse-sized versions of your fave LipFusion colors formulated with patented plumping technology. The result is full, sexy lips that appear instantly and painlessly. Colors include Bare, Blush, Fresh, Glow, Sexy, and Sweet.
  

Your career is on fire this July, Pisces. Your sizzling success shows no signs of slowing down. But if you want a break from the heat, try Hampton Sun Serious Shimmer Cooling Spray Bronze (www.victoriassecret.com). It's a body mist that helps illuminate a dark tan by cooling and hydrating skin with ingredients such as aloe vera, chamomile, natural botanical fruit extracts and Vitamins A through E. It's also scented with Hampton Sun's signature Private Bloom floral fragrance. (Side note: This product is offered domestically and does not contain sunscreen.)
  
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