Global superstar/recording artist/Boca Raton native Ariana Grande may be suddenly single (she just broke up with bf, backup dancer Ricky Alvarez), but at least she has projects to keep her busy this summer. Like a new scent: Sweet Like Candy, exclusively at ULTA. As the name implies, the playful perfume is full of sinfully sugary notes. “I wanted the new fragrance to be something that my fans would love, so the vibe is sweet, fun and sexy,” Grande explains. “I’m also obsessed with the bottle, which is the perfect shade of matte pink.”
A local clothing line is getting a whole lotta love from celebrities who are looking for protection — from the sun. BloqUV shields you from 98 percent of the sun’s rays, says founder Corina Biton, who reports that Hilary Swank recently purchased half a dozen crop tops online. Others who are fond of the moisture-wicking, quick-drying fabrics are Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Barbara Bermudo and Louis Aguirre. Retail info: www.bloquv.com.
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If your kids are already into the celebrity scene, here’s some reading material: Fashion illustrator Donald Robertson has come out with his second book poking fun at Hollywood figures as zoo animals. “Mitford at the Hollywood Zoo” (Penguin, $17.99) is full of pictures featuring such cheeky animal characters as Meryl Sheep, Brad Pitbull and Ryan Seahorse. “Start playing celebrity-animal-puns with your kids, people,” Robertson told InStyle. “It’s a blast!” Preorder at PenguinRandomHouse.com.