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Treats of the season


As we recover from a long, eventful summer, not to mention the busy holiday season and the elections, it’s time to bring on those comforting, pampering items that help us get through fall’s gloomy days. Enjoy!

Luxurious lashes

Lancome has introduced a new version of its iconic Lash Idol mascara, now in a waterproof formula – just in time for the rainy season. The mascara, which has been a favorite of many women around the globe, adds volume to the lashes and lifts them. NIS 159.

Lancome has also introduced the waterproof Idol eyeliner. I love this eyeliner because it has a very thin and precise tip and needs only one layer. The eyeliner is long-wearing. NIS 159.

Comfortabl­e basics

It is getting cold outside, and all I want to do is snuggle up on the couch and watch a good movie. So this is the time to look for more comfy home attire, and I start with underwear. Femina, a leading underwear chain of stores, launched their new seamless basic collection – free of seams, underwire or anything that could affect comfort.

The bras in the collection come in a variety of cuts and sizes, with matching undies that are also soft and comfy. The colors are lovely, too. I am sold. Sizes XS-XL, NIS 49.90 to NIS 149.90. Available at Femina stores.

Lovely scents

Imported here by the Hamashbir chain, the new perfumes by La Perla are now available. Establishe­d 60 years ago, the Italian underwear brand launched its beauty division last year, offering perfumes, makeup and body products. In their scent collection, they offer two perfumes – La Perla Signature and La Perla, and eight niche scents – Luminous – which will be on sale exclusivel­y at Hamashbir stores.

I confess that I fell for the scents, especially the Signature, which has lovely floral, musk and vetiver notes. The attractive flask is made from dark glass to protect the perfume from sunlight. The Luminous Eau de Parfum is more elegant and lasts longer but still preserves the femininity and comfort connected with the La Perla name. NIS 390 for 50 ml.

Golden and smoky

Careline introduced a collection of eye-shadow palettes to match every complexion. The shades are rich in pigment and are protected by a special formula to resist fading. The texture is lovely, and the applicatio­n is a breeze. The collection includes four palettes: Bare Natural Eyes, Iced Cold Eyes, Illuminate­d Golden eyes and Smoky Dark eyes. NIS 79.90. Available at beauty stores and pharmacies, and online at

No more dandruff

If you suffer from dandruff, you know that winter is the worst season for the condition. Altman introduced their improved Flexitol series for dry, itchy scalp: shampoo conditione­r, and a relaxing serum for irritated scalp. Both products are free of steroids and tar, can be used daily, and provide immediate results. Excellent and much needed. NIS 65.90. Find them at natural food stores and pharmacies.

Quick fix

When it comes to dry shampoos, the British brand Batiste is a very good choice. Now the company added new dry shampoos formulated with a hint of color, and they are a game changer. These dry shampoos match hair hues and provide a foolproof finish, with each spray disappeari­ng seamlessly into your roots.

Spray it onto your hair for freshness and, at the same time, cover gray roots, thus prolonging the time between salon visits. We tried the dark color spray, which not only covered gray roots but also covered areas where the hair is thinning and hides bald spots. The dry shampoo comes in three shades: dark, brunette and blonde. NIS 34.90; now available for NIS 24.90 at Super-Pharm stores.

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