And the winners are ...


April 22, 2001|By Tricia Bishop | Tricia Bishop,Sun Staff

Christened the "Oscars of the beauty world" by its promoters, the Cosmetic Executive Women Beauty Awards 2001 recently presented first-place awards to the best new products in various categories.

Here's some of what was voted best of the bunch by 1,300 women in the cosmetics industry:

Best new women's scent: Avon Incandessence Eau de Parfum Spray (floral scent with hints of freesia and tulips)

Best new home fragrance: Coty Healing Garden ZZZ Therapy Serene Dreams Pillow and Room Spray

Best new facial skin-care product: Olay Daily Facials (lathering cleansing cloths that remove makeup, exfoliate and moisturize)

Best new hair product: John Frieda Frizz-Ease, Wind-Down Relaxing Creme (temporary relaxer that tames the frizz)

Best new bath or body treatment: Curel Extreme Care Body Lotion (heavy-duty daily moisturizer)

Best new makeup product: L'Oreal Feather Lash Softly Sweeping Mascara (has a patented brush that delivers feathery lashes)

Best new men's scent: Avon Perceive for Men Cologne Spray (citrus and cedar scent)

Best new sun product: Avon Skin-So-Soft Blue Blast Moisturizing Suncare Disappearing Color, SPF 30 (goes on blue so you don't miss any spots and dries clear)

Buzzers, begone

Got a bee in your bonnet? Ants in your pants? Flies near your eyes? Try Bugs-B-Wear, handcrafted sterling silver jewelry with absorbent wicks that hold citronella, mint or lemongrass bug repellent.

The collection -- available in pins, necklaces, anklets and earrings -- comes in whimsical animal and insect forms (including frogs, dragonflies, beetles and turtles) or geometric shapes, each with its own dropper and vial of insect repellent. Put a few drops inside and wander through the woods without fear of being eaten alive, or, if you aren't bothered by bugs, substitute your favorite fragrance.

The jewelry sells for $18 to $28 and is available online at or by calling 877-877-7879. -- T. B.


* April 24 -- The Alumnae Association at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland is sponsoring a high-fashion, "gently used" women's clothing sale Tuesday at Doyle Hall. The proceeds will go to the continuing education scholars fund, which helps adult women returning to school. The clothes were donated by alumnae members. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 4701 N. Charles St.; 410-532-5542.

* April 29 -- The Apparel Technology Program at the Baltimore City Community College is holding its annual fashion show at 3 p.m. Featuring both men's and women's clothes in sporty, dressy and business styles, the presentation is the students' big chance to finally show off what they've been working on all year. Tickets are $6. Harbor Campus, Third Floor Forum, 600 E. Lombard St; 410-986-5522.

* April 29 -- The Kappa Guild Inc., a women's charitable organization dedicated to helping sick children in need, is presenting a fashion show and brunch combo at Beth El Synagogue in Baltimore. Lord & Taylor will show fashions from its spring collection. Tickets are $35. 11:30 a.m., 8101 Park Heights Ave; 410-484-1709. -- T. B.

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