After the chilling winter months, nothing announces the arrival of spring like a fresh and beautiful look. So, I rounded up the season's best treatments and products just for you!
Pretty In Pink
This season the news for lips is bright, and I’m partial to Korres Raspberry Liquid Lipstick in Fuchsia, a long- lasting lipstick with the finish of a high shine gloss. If you’re looking for a sheer bright option, you might want to try Korres Lipbutter Glaze in Quince, a vibrant lip glaze that will leave your lips moisturized and supple. For more wearable colors, check out Guava Lipstick in Natural Pink. Korres Natural Products originated from Greece’s oldest homeopathic pharmacy to a global brand and today offers advanced natural formulations that are as good for your skin and the environment as they are beautiful. Products are available at Sephora and www.korresusa.com.
Keep your fingers and toes looking chic and pretty this spring with Femme de Cirque, OPI’s new collection of three delicate shades of pink and one sheer glitter coat that can be worn on its own or painted over any of the other lacquers for a touch of sparkle. With enticing names like In the Spot-Light Pink, Step Right Up!, So Many Clowns, So Little Time, and I Juggle… Men, you’ll want to drop everything and get polished! Femme de Cirque by OPI will be available beginning April 2011, at Professional Salons nationwide.
Slide your feet into these nude pink flowered beauties by Lisa for Donald J. Pliner. Perfect for cocktails and all sorts of sweet events, these romantic and deceptively sexy slides are available at Nordstrom and www.DonaldJPliner.com.
Seeking the ultimate feel-good facial pampering? Look no further– The Organic Pharmacy’s Rose Crystal Lymphatic Facial. The London-based cult celeb brand that lures stars like Gwyneth, Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Reese Witherspoon has an outpost in Beverly Hills where you can experience a variety of heavenly treatments. This luxurious 90 minute facial begins with Lavender-infused deep breathing exercises, followed by deep cleansing, exfoliation, steaming and extraction. Four luxurious masks of 6 rosehip, seaweed, honey & jasmine and collagen are applied, with intensive hands, arms, feet, face, décolleté and scalp massage using Organic Pharmacy's nourishing Hair Serum. You can also recreate the spa feeling in the comfort your own bathroom using The Organic Pharmacy’s Flower Petal Deep Cleanser & Mask (organic rose delight bottled in a jar). After you’ve cleansed and purified your skin, try the Antioxidant Face Firming Serum. To me it has the scent of orange, floral and cypress trees—I felt transported to the Italian countryside during my treatment! Finish off with The Organic Pharmacy’s Expression Treatment that plumps, fills and smoothes your skin. Products can also be purchased online at www.theorganicpharmacy.com.
Filling The Need For Youthful Beauty
The advent and easy availability of fillers has completely transformed the beauty industry. In order to achieve the best results, it’s important to find a qualified doctor. Ask how many filler procedures your potential doctor does on a weekly basis. The answer should not be anything less than 50. I sat down with Dr. Alexander Rivkin, who has specialized in non-surgical cosmetic treatments, such as Botox, Restylane, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Laser Hair Removal, Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion for over 9 years, and has invented some of the procedures that are currently popular, such as the Non-Surgical Nose Job. You may have seen Dr. Rivkin demonstrating his procedures on The Tyra Banks Show, The Today Show, Extra, or The Doctors.
Dr. Rivkin personally administers over 70 non surgical procedures per week to clients (many of whom are men) who have flown in from as far away as India to achieve an immediate youthful and natural look. Correctly approached, one can achieve a natural optimal look that will last anywhere from one to three years with immediate results. Dr. Rivkin explained as you hit your 30's, your face begins to lose volume, but by filling in the cheek with Radiesse and using an under eye filler like Juvederm, one can regain a great deal of natural-looking youthfulness. The actual procedure takes a matter of minutes and the results are immediate. In terms of cost, the procedures are anywhere from 5 to 10 times less expensive than plastic surgery, and while you will have to return yearly or every three years to keep it up, the good news is that there are no irreversible results. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Rivkin at his Westwood or Malibu offices, you may contact Westside Medical Spa (310) 443-5273 or westsidemedicalspa.com.
Wishing you the start to a fresh and beautiful spring!
Fashion Designer Mary Jo Matsumoto writes a nationally syndicated style blog at www.trustyourstyle.com. She is debuting her Fall 2011 line of couture women's clothing, fine jewelry, and handbags this March. For more information please visit www.maryjomatsumoto.com.