So welcome to my new series- Inspired By. The first edition? Katy Perry’s “California Gurls.” After watching the music video I’m still a little confused as to what a cupcake bikini has to do with California but nevertheless, it’s cute and fun…just like California. Here’s my roundup…
Pacifica Malibu Lemon Blossom Solid Perfume – This 100% vegan (so LA) solid perfume is an ode to the SoCal sun. Its scent has a lemony hint but not overpowering, like Pledge.
Benefit California Kissin’ Lip Shine– Fact: LA is the land of the perfect smile. This lip product combines sexy shine with West coast cool. The aqua blue sheen actually makes teeth appear whiter and it can be worn alone or with your favorite lipstick or gloss.
h.wood Ruby Lip Shine Pot– What’s more Hollywood glam than red lips? This little lip pot is packed with powerful ingredients like jojoba oil, coco butter and shea butter to help you get the perfect Hollywood pout.
Too Faced California In a Compact – Even though Katy Perry is what some might consider “white toast,” mostly everyone in California has a bit of the golden sun glow. For us pale girls, we can resort to “California in a compact” which is much better for your skin anyway.
Smart Girls Who Surf SPF 30+ Sunblock– Besides waxing my board, applying sunblock is probably my number one priority when I’m surfing. This specially made-for-surfers SPF 30 provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection in addition to good for you ingredients like green tea extract and Vitamins C and E.
Leslie Blodgett Santa Barbara Eau de Parfum Spray– I had my first Santa Barbara experience a few months back and it was a memorable one. The website describes this scent as picturing yourself sipping a cool drink on the pier, staring off into the Santa Barbara sunset without a care in the world. Le sigh. Top notes include pepper, lemon, cassis and peach, which all sound delicious.
American Apparel Nail Lacquer in “Palm Springs,” Malibu Green” and “Downtown LA.” Need I say more? Three unique places in Los Angeles that are all fun and bring special qualities to California.