Lip solutions are in the bag, for $95

STYLE FILE

February 23, 2003|By Maria Blackburn | Maria Blackburn,Sun Staff

Toting lipstick around in a big ol' handbag leads to heartache, or at least to misplaced lipstick.

Prada's solution is a kicky red satin drawstring bag for $95, designed to hold just two weeks' worth of lip-care products.

The company's Lip Treat and Finish accessory bag comes filled with Shielding Cream SPF12 / Lip, two #6 red Shielding Balms and two #7 pink Shielding Balms.

When the Prada goodies are gone, you can fill the bag with Blistex.

The Prada Lip Treat and Finish bag is available at www. neimanmarcus.com.

Soothing the skin with natural oils

Wonder what's actually in your body lotion? Zum Body by Indigo Wild is a moisturizer with ingredients you'll recognize. The all-natural body lotion is made from shea butter, organic dandelion and safflower oils, organic aloe vera, mango butter, essential oils and more. Similarly, the Zum Tub bath salts ($9.50) feature shea butter, rosemary and mint.

Zum Body Lotion by Indigo Wild costs $16 for 8 ounces and is available at www.indigowild.com or 800-361-5686.

Evolution in jeans

Blue jeans, though classic, are probably more subject to trends than just about any article of clothing. Don't agree? We have two words for you: acid washed.

Earl Jean's new spring collection showcases what's new in denim this season. Some highlights:

* Secret stretch. The idea here is to have stretch give jeans added comfort without sacrificing style. That's why even though a pair of jeans may include stretch, they look as rigid as a normal pair of jeans.

* Small details. The big splashy details are over, according to Earl. The company's EJ Single Needle Stitch jeans feature a single stitch line at all seams, instead of the usual double stitch line, for a slim, sleek look.

Earl Jean clothing is available at Nordstrom.

Putting boing back into curls

Curls are cool. Frizz is not.

John Frieda's Frizz-Ease Dream Curls aims to revitalize dull, stiff curls into softly defined, touchable ones. The magnesium-infused formula penetrates the hair, restoring your curls' elasticity and boosting their natural boing. Here's the best part: Because it's alcohol-free and contains conditioning agents, it doesn't leave curls crispy.

Dream Curls costs $5.99 for 6.7 ounces at CVS, Wal-Mart and Target.

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