by A.M.G. and Christina Cook | October 1, 2010 |
The Cat’s Meow
From new beauty brand Ultraflesh comes Panthera mascara ($26), the brainchild of Nicole Ostoya (CEO of Studio USA) and Robin Coe-Hutshing (founder of Studio BeautyMix at Fred Segal). Panthera contains Procapil complex, which has been clinically proven to stimulate hair growth; the mascara purports to encourage longer lashes. But what we’re more excited about, aside from the insane panther-head tube, is the dual brush: One side boosts volume, the other features a comb for precision. And the finish? Glossy, feline black. Purr. Sephora, The Venetian; sephora.com
If you’re going to shell out the time and the bucks to get a serious tattoo, say, from Mario Barth of King Ink at the Mirage, whose clients include Lenny Kravitz, Tommy Lee and Usher, you owe it to yourself to take good care of your ink. Sun exposure is one of the main causes of tattoos fading, and if your piece is located anywhere the sun does shine, you must be vigilant. We like Tattoo Brite SPF 20 ($24.99), which comes in two formulas—normal skin and sensitive skin—and contains titanium dioxide, a nonchemical sunblock that provides both UVA and UVB protection. The deeply moisturizing but nongreasy formula also revs up your color, restoring a good amount of vibrancy to older tattoos if used on a regular basis. tattoobrite.com
Strike a Pose
Good for the mind, body and soul, Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace has added yoga to its repertoire of healing services. Led by Swami Ramananda, a devout yogi with 40 years of experience practicing and teaching yoga, each class has a strong focus on rhythmic breathing and guided meditation. Unlike some yoga fads out there, Ramananda’s classes are slower paced and focus more on spirituality and natural healing, making them perfect for both the experienced yogi and eager newbie. Each session lasts at least an hour and a half, ending with a guided meditation. You’ll leave rejuvenated, relaxed and completely stress free. Every Saturday at 11 AM in the Tranquility yoga center inside Color Boutique, Ceasar's Palace; quabathandspa.com.