Mikki Says- My Checklist

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From red carpet to real life, all things over-the-top are just passé. Right now it’s about affecting a look and a mood that’s low-key cool. The right moves:

1. Up your flirt factor with a playful scent. An exuberant floral combined with sparkling citrus fruits, Missoni Eau de Parfum Spray ($110, 3.4 ounces, at Saks Fifth Avenue stores) is too hot for words.

2. Dispense with makeup that doesn’t let your skin show through. Bobbi Brown’s All Over Bronzing Gel ($25, fine department stores nationwide) is my best-kept secret. The gel offers a “just back from the West coast glow” and SPF 15 to boot!

3. Boost your beauty and style quotient with two jewels: Dior’s Gourmette limited edition Lip Gloss Bracelet in Street Charm features sheer-bronze and nude-pink lip glosses ($70, Dior Beauty counters nationwide), and Flirt! Exotic Jewels by Serena Williams gemstone necklaces are filled with fruity-hued lip glosses that’ll last all season long ($12.50, Kohl’s stores).