There are few things more genius in the beauty world than eye makeup remover pads. Don’t know about you, but I’m always having problems with my eye makeup: my eyeshadow travels, my mascara runs, or sometimes I unintentionally rub my eye and leave behind a huge mess. However, who has space to carry around a bottle of solution? Not me, which is why I was super stoked when Simple Skincare released their easy-to-carry Eye Makeup Remover Pads that I can fit even into my smallest handbag. No more panda eyes for me after a few drinks now! More »
I’ve been getting an odd compliment lately…at least odd in the sense that I’ve never had so many people comment on this before: I really like our glasses! Where are they from!?
“Really?” I would usually reply, “You really think glasses are cute?” I don’t know about other glasses wearers, but I’ve always had a bit of a complex about being in public in glasses. They always struck me as a little frumpy and unpolished, but compared to a long, hard day in contacts, they sure are comfy! And now people were actually complimenting me on them, saying they look stylish instead of dorky–I had finally found the right frames for me! More »
If you’re not familiar with Ballet Beautiful by now, you should be. Owner and former New York City Ballet dancer Mary Helen Bowers counts Zooey Deschanel, Liv Tyler, Kirsten Dunst and several Victoria’s Secret models among her svelte celebrity clients — and she helped tone Natalie Portman for Black Swan. Her latest offering: These gorgeous satin ballet slippers made by Porselli for Ballet Beautiful. I immediately thought “gift!” as soon as I saw them. They’re perfect for dance enthusiasts and those who just want to have the best. If you’re interested, get to the website now because they are selling out. (They also carry leather slippers.) More »
For the gal that appreciates the finer things in life, there is nothing more exciting that a glimpse of that iconic Hermès orange. My fiancé learned this early when I dragged him to the Madison Avenue flagship just a few months after we started dating and gave him a very detailed walking tour, pointing out all the key pieces any aspiring Hermès collector should own. Though he looked a little scared at the time, he eventually got the point and surprised me a while later with a beautiful enamel bangle, which he hid in the fridge for me to find one day after work. I still remember that shock followed by joy when I spotted that beautiful orange box nestled between the half-and-half and Brita. Like I said, few things can compare to a little box, crafted in the most perfect orange known to womankind.
Now imagine if Hermès bottled up that excitement and energy into a fragrance, and you’ve got yourself their newest Cologne, Eau De Mandarine Ambrée. Of all the fragrances from the house of Hermès, it would only make sense that I would find their interpretation of the orange to be the most joyous one. The fragrance opens with the sweet juice of mandarin tempered by the zest of the rind. In other words, it really smells like an orange–but fresh and invigorating, not artificial or contrived. However, you needn’t worry about smelling like a breakfast beverage, the bright notes soon give way to a creamier amber while the slightly bittersweet rind elevates the fragrance to something more unexpected and sophisticated.
The cologne comes in an 100ml and 200ml bottle and is light enough to mist all over the body. My only complaint is that the bottle comes with a beautiful cap that can’t be put back on once the spray is inserted, leaving the overall packaging feel a little unfinished (I just like everything to look perfect on my vanity!). The fragrance isn’t available online yet for US folks (here’s the UK link), which means that you’ve got to do it the old-fashioned way and head to the Hermès store. Not that that was ever a bad thing…
What happens when you combine artisan California roots and vintage T-shirt savvy with luxurious fabrics such as as deerskin, cashmere and French lace? Ridiculously cool clothes, that’s what!
Known for beautifully textured, almost cinematic designs that constitute wearable art, Raquel Allegra is fast attracting celebrity clientele (Lady Gaga, Heidi Klum, the Olsens) and grabbing the attention of fashion editors across the globe (Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, the list goes on). Her signature shredding technique produces a texture reminiscent of torn cheesecloth. Her sophisticated tie-dye pieces evoke Rorschach tests, X-rays and fossils. Her thin, cocoon-like silk and linen pieces are so soft, you’ll want to live in them. One of my favorite pieces: This sexy halter dress. More »
Arm parties have been seen on the wrists of so many fashionable ladies over the past few years. You’ve seen these girls stack them up and you’ve always wanted to try it…but didn’t know where to start? We’ve got the answers for you from BaubleBar’s Fashion Director, Shoshanna Fischhoff. She’s answered the questions you need to know – from mixing colors to the perfect number of bracelets. Check it out below! More »
With bikinis, sundresses, and backless tops on the horizon, a summer back scrub is pretty much mandatory. Now, I love those in-shower exfoliators and all, except for one little problem: I can’t actually *reach* my back. Finally, this year, with a backless wedding dress on the horizon, I decided to seek professional help, in the form of a lovely morning spent at the new Cornelia Spa at The Surrey Hotel. I checked my embarrassment at the door, and checked in for their divine Purifying Back Treatment.
I’m the kind of spa-goer who likes to see instant results and will almost always opt for a results driven treatment over a relaxing massage. That must be why I was positively obsessed with the Purifying Back Treatment at Cornelia Spa–the results were obvious and plentiful! The service starts with a thorough cleaning using the spa’s own line of luxurious botanical bath and body products. Following the wash, my aesthetician thoroughly inspected my skin and delivered the news I knew I would hear: my back was looking a little congested. Not to worry, she assured me, as the remainder of the treatment would be focused on unclogging pores, sloughing off dead skin, and removing all the impurities off my back. More »
Hurray for summer and all it brings–cookouts, beach days, and swimming pools. Being in the sun is great for the soul, but don’t forget to throw a tube of sunscreen in that chic tote! For people of all ages, sun protection is an absolute must, and especially for the little ones whose skin is brand-new and thinner than adults. We know how confusing the range of sunscreens can be, so we turned to an expert in the field, Dr. Joshua Zeichner, a renowned New York dermatologist, for some sage advice. Baby’s first summer? Read on for for the how-to’s on sun protection:
Eyes will always be the proverbial windows to our souls, but sometimes those window dressings need a little pick-me-up! Dermadoctor’s Photodynamic Eye Therapy does just that with a potent formula to relax fine lines and tighten lids while reducing puffy eyes and lifting sagging lids. Thought you couldn’t see improvements without the scary thought of a scalpel and anesthetic? I am terrified of any type of surgery, and gladly welcome any alternative that will show any visible differences. Before Dermadoctor Photodynamic Eye Therapy, I was dubious of creams and treatments. I started trying the cream on a few desperate mornings where I didn’t get enough sleep (grrr…) or had a bit too much salt for dinner the previous night, resulting in unsightly bags and puffy eyelids. The cream absorbed readily without any greasy residue, and after a few minutes of tingling (not harsh stinging), I finished brushing my teeth and voila! I felt like I was in college again after an all nighter and it only took a splash of cold water to restore my visage (if only I could get my metabolism back too). Now I can revisit those days minus the exams and stress, thanks to Dermadoctor’s Eye Lift. After using the Eye Lift regularly for a month, I can report firmer and healthier skin around my eyes, and a reduction in under-eye swelling. More »