Editor's Picks: Sublime Summer

Summertime and the livin’s easy for managing editor Jillian Gordon, who shares her obsessions of the season.


A compact full of sunshine: When the weather gets hot, the last thing i want is a face caked in foundation. Instead, I opt for multipurpose, lightweight mineral powder for coverage and UV protection (a must!) like Dermaquest Skin Therapy DermaMinerals Pressed Mineral Powder SPF 15 (www.dermaquestinc.com).


We all love the stellar waves we garner from a day spent at the beach, but the harsh sun can wreak havoc on strands. I keep those rays at bay with Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Sun Protect After Sun Treatment (www.schwarzkopfusa.com), which shields with a UV filter


Yes we tan! Worshipping the summer sun may yield a golden glow, but we all know the long-term effects are not so desirable. I'm a firm believer that a good self-tanner is a must, and if you want to beat that all-too-often nasty accompanying odor, you’ll love the yummy citrus scent of Jane Iredale Tantasia (www.janeiredale.com).


Stayin’ Alive: I’m pretty much in love with every era’s fashion favorites, and the bold looks of the ’70s are no exception. This summer, I plan on taking full advantage of the bright colors and loose, free-flowing frocks reminiscent of the decade.


Need a lift? We all know skin is in during the summer months, but if you’re like me and feeling a little shy about slapping on the ol’ bikini, give yourself more than a confidence boost with Rodial Bum Lift, which firms and sculpts the tush area while reducing evil cellulite (www.rodial.co.uk for stockists).

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