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TESTED BY: Lily Lemontree

The is not a sponsored post and our opinions are entirely our own.

CHIC THIS WEEK :: Best in Show for July 20-26, 2013

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CATE BLANCHETT
In Balenciaga
At the 'Blue Jasmine' premiere in NYC, New York



JORDANA BREWSTER
In Balenciaga
(clutch by Lauren Merkin)
At TNT's 25th Anniversary Party in Beverly Hills, California

AT THE TABLE: Beating the Heat with Our Top 5 Popsicle Treats

We admit it...we spent the last few months complaining about the frigid weather we had to endure for what felt like forever but come now Mother Nature, the heat wave that hit the Greater Toronto Area last week must have made up for all of our gripping!
Humidex temperatures of over 42 Celsius (that's 107 Fahrenheit!) were the norm for 5 straight days last week and we tried just about anything we could think of to keep our cool and stay hydrated.
(Kudos to our Southern readers who deal with this kind of weather on a regular basis!)
One of our favorite tricks for battling the heat wave, homemade popsicles, came courtesy of a blast from the past. While lounging around, strategically placed as close to any air conditioning vent that would have me, I remembered the fun I had as a kiddie (many, many moons ago) making our very own popsicles at home and how nothing ever tasted better. Cue the flashback and I knew that a tasty popsicle would be the only thing to hit the spot and keep my kids busy and away from the electronic zombie-makers (ie. iPod, iPad, i-Anything) that have become glued to their hands!
Back in the stone ages our form of DIY popsicle involved an ice cube tray, toothpicks and a pitcher of Tang (what did you expect, it was the '70s) but since we have evolved into the sophisticated creatures that we are, we've ditched the ice tray and Tang and spotted 5 modern (and super yummy) takes on the popsicle!

A 'New York State of Style' with Ellen Lubin-Sherman (07/17)

by Ellen Lubin-Sherman/image via Chris Jorda


Barbara Wilk, an extraordinary personal stylist and designer, took inspiration from the New York Times for this charming skirt.
(Very handy when you’re standing on line at the supermarket.)



Ellen Lubin-Sherman literally wrote the book on how to be fabulous.
The Essentials of Fabulous is available on AmazonKindle, iTunes and select shops across the country. To find out more about Ellen, go to The Essentials of Fabulous, connect with her on FacebookTwitter and you can always drop her a line right here at askellen@lilylemontree.com

CHIC THIS WEEK :: Best in Show for July 6-12, 2013

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EMMY ROSSUM
In Carolina Herrera
('Jet Set' clutch by CH Carolina Herrera)
At the ‘Persol Magnificent Obsessions: 30 Stories Of Craftsmanship In Film’ opening in Queens, New York



VICTORIA BECKHAM
In Louis Vuitton
(suede pumps by Casadei)
At the 2013 Wimbledon Men's Final in London, England



ROSAMUND PIKE
In Victoria Beckham
(t-strap sandals by Elie Saab)
At 'The World's End' premiere in London, England



KATE HUDSON
In Elie Saab
(pumps by Christian Louboutin)
At the Novak Djokovic Foundation gala dinner in London, England



NAOMIE HARRIS
In Mario Schwab
(lace booties by Jimmy Choo)
At the Fashion Rules Exhibition at Kensington Palace in London, England



HELEN MIRREN
In Elie Saab
(clutch by Elie Saab, jewellery by David Webb)
At Summit Entertainment's "RED 2" premiere in Los Angeles, California



SALMA HAYEK
In Christopher Kane
(booties by McQ Alexander McQueen)
At a Good Morning America' visit in NYC, New York



BEAUTY SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL: 3 Summer Must-Knows for a Head to Toe Glow

By Sabrina T.


I look forward to summer all year round. During the winter I pray for warmer weather, and when it finally arrives I find I curse myself because now it’s too hot. I suppose it’s one of those “grass is always greener on the other side” moments. 
Truth be told, the summer heat can turn you into a hot mess. The sun can fry your skin, lounging in a pool can fizzle your hair and makeup just doesn’t seem to set the same. It took me awhile to perfect my regimen, but I finally figured out how to make the most out of the heat. It boils down to a few quick and simple home beauty remedies.
If you want to look your very best all summer long, employ these tried, tested and true tricks!


SKIN
As the mercury climbs higher and higher up your thermometer, you’ve probably started to notice your skin reacting different. Your facial oils go into overdrive, clear skin breaks out with a few blemishes and makeup seems to slide off. 
To tackle all these issues at once you’re going to want to apply a nice BB cream (Lily loves 'L'Oreal Age Perfect Instant Radiance BB Cream'). Whether it’s homemade or storebought, BB creams are great. They moisturize, contain an SPF so you don’t get sun damage and actively fight and hide acne breakouts. To top it off, they provide the perfect base so you can easily apply makeup over top. 


HAIR
Heat, humidity and exposure to sea salted water or chlorinated pools can give you frizzy, damaged tresses. To regain those coveted beach locks, all you need to do is a simple DIY hair mask.

All you need for this simple home hair mask is:
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Honey
Mix your two ingredients together nicely, then slather all over your hair and let it soak in for 30 minutes. Wash it out with a mild shampoo and you will have instantly smoother, silkier and shinier hair. Mayonnaise is full of fats that help nourish your hair and scalp, while providing it with a nice sheen. Honey is a natural humectant, which means it locks in all that moisture to keep the frizz away. 


BODY
There’s nothing worse than turning into a puddle of sweat as soon as the temperatures rise. While you can’t avoid sweating, you can control your appearance and scent. Whether I’m on the go or hanging out on my back patio, I carry a body spray with me. The ingredients balance my skin’s pH, cool my skin and keep me smelling fresh as a daisy.

In a travel-sized spray bottle mix together:
2 tablespoons Witch Hazel
10 drops Tea Tree Oil
30 drops Rose Concentrate
top with water
Give your spray bottle a little shake before each use and apply all over your face and body. You’ll feel instantly fresher and the ingredients will protect, nourish and neutralize your skin.



Sabrina is gluten-free, green-your-routine, natural skin care kinda gal who writes for BESskincare.com. From brutally honest product reviews to simple homemade alternatives, she likes to share all her best tricks so her readers can look and feel their very best all year round. For more beautiful skin tips like 'Microdermabrasion At Home: Gettin’ Our Scrub On!' stay connected with her on Facebook  and Twitter.


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STYLE JOURNAL: 'O Canada'

By Emily K.

ROMPER Zara     JACKET dELIA*s     SUNGLASSES Thierry Lasry
BROGUES Rag & Bone     RING Mango

Hello all!
It's Little Miss Lemontree, Lily's kid sister!
Meant to let you in on my day this morning, but I got up at the crack of dawn (to pick out the perfect outfit!), ate some of my mother’s famous French toast, and ran out the door! Took me forever to figure out what to wear but I knew it had to be red! I finally reached for my favourite jumpsuit (a little souvenir from my recent trip to NYC!) and a new pair of oxfords, white of course, must keep with the theme of the day!