Apparently Emerald is so passé. Pantone, the global authority on all things hue, recently revealed Radiant Orchid to be the "it" color of 2014. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality. An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm."
Last month after indulging in a facial for my Birthday, the esthetician applied a powdered sunscreen at the end of the treatment. I'm loathe to admit this, but I don't apply sunscreen to my face as often as I should. Even when I lived under the sweltering Savannah sun, I only applied it on occasion. I just have never been keen on the greasy heavy feeling most sunscreens leave behind. The discovery of Eminence Sun-Defense Minerals was a game changer. This light weight organic powder leaves my face shine free with an SPF 30 protection. It's so convenient to take with you and apply throughout the day. With my fare skin I went with #1 Honey Apple, which actually has the scent of its namesake. If you indulge in any new products this summer I highly recommend considering Eminence.
The abnormally high temperatures that have rolled into town are making me daydream of escaping to a tropical locale. Until I'm able to schedule a seaside vacay, I'll have to settle for Bumble & Bumble's Surf line of hair products to recreate the look.
It's fitting that Emerald was named Pantone's color of the year. This selection happens to be especially meaningful to me as it's my birthstone along with being a complimentary color with my coloring (as any redhead will attest). Not only is the stone itself striking, but the hue is as appealing in fashion as it is in home decor.