In the height of Miami’s summer, taking the so-called ice bucket challenge isn’t such a hardship. But it’s still a nice thing to do to raise awareness for ALS, a k a Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The chilling project has significantly grown in popularity now that celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban and Elizabeth Banks got involved, raising more than $4 million from more than 70,000 donors since July 29. Info on getting soaked: www.alsa.org
Traveling and feel like a sticky mess? Bella Schneider’s Instant Microexfoliating Cleanser comes in powder form. So no goop in your luggage. Genius. Plus: This gentle cleanser keeps your face silky smooth and primed for optimal absorption of moisturizers, serums, and repair creams. www.bellaschneiderbeauty.com
No, burlesque star Dita Von Teese isn’t pregnant, but that didn’t stop her from designing a capsule collection for Destination Maternity. “Lingerie can and should be both glamorous and functional,” Von Teese said of her lacy not racy Von Follies line. “Wearing elegant underpinnings are a simple way to create everyday moments of luxury and beauty” for mothers to be. www.destinationmaternity.com
Converse and Missoni: so perfect together. The two iconic brands are again collaborating on sneakers, just in time to transition to an autumn wardrobe. The Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Missoni canvas kicks, $85-$100, feature the Italian label’s signature zig-zags in a high- or low-top silhouette. Get ’em at Nordstrom now and at Converse.com starting Aug. 28.