Here’s what I saw, tested, and conquered this week from the world of fashion and beauty!I stopped by the new Elaine Turner boutique this past week, located in New York’s Upper East Side to take in the newest arrivals from the brand’s resort line (dubbed Destination: Buenos Aires), and learn a bit more about the brand’s signature style and different approach to product and selling. The Texas-based brand offers a well-edited mix of affordable yet luxurious apparel and accessories, blending right into its Madison Avenue surroundings, yet creating a relaxed and update atmosphere to shop in, with brightly painted walls, and plush pink couches to lounge on, with the option of occupying one of your hands with a glass of champagne; after all- shouldn’t shopping be an uplifting experience?
Some of my favorite pieces from the store include the Julia in Black (not surprising, right?), the Bella Blush Python Clutch, and the Smartphone Wallet in Taupe Washed Leather. Which piece is your Elaine Turner must-have?
Have you been on the hunt for a lovely new scarf? If so, check out the lineup of Garcia Artwear scarves, inspired by the drawing of the one and only, Jerry Garcia. I’m pretty confident you’ll love what you see (the Banyan Trees style is my favorite), and to make the deal even sweater, a bunch of them are on sale for $19.99 right now, AND you can also apply the coupon code “LOVE” at checkout for an extra 10% off (expires 2/14)!
This tiny tube of Clinique is a godsend; it’s a hydrating cream that brightens AND protects from the detrimental ways of aquiring skin damage and lines — from the sun!
Clinique Superdefense Age Defense Eye Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20, $39.50, is formulated to be quite gentle yet effective, especially protecting the sensitive and thin eye area, and coupled with the new Superdefense SPF 20 Daily Defense Moisturizer, you’ve got all of your bases covered! Both are available now, at Clinique counters nationwide and online at Clinique.com.
And since I’m mentioning Clinique, I thought you’d also be interested in a FREE 4-week supply of the recently reformulated Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Smooths, Restores, Corrects! All you need to do is stop by your closest Clinique counter to pick up a 2-week supply, then again in another two weeks. Put it on your agenda for this weekend, since the offer ends February 14th, 2014! No purchase is necessary; the only thing that is a must is to pick one up and use it every day!
And last Clinique-related item: check out this great video, “Inspired by New York,” featuring Jenna Menard, Clinque’s Global Colour Artist, one of my favorite makeup artists in the biz! Some of her favorite spots in NYC are also some of mine, and this video truly represents the city for the inspirational metropolis that it truly is!
You know what’s kind of the worst? Trying to find your glasses. Or breaking your glasses. Or straight up forgetting them. For these temporary situations, you can rely on Adlens Adjustable Eyeglasses, which can be used for near or farsighted vision correction in a turn of the dial option that comes in the powers of -6.0 to +3.0D. I tried this on at the office, since I need to start to wear glasses now when I look at the computer monitor, and my new prescription glasses for this haven’t arrived yet.
All you have to do is place one hand over one eye and adjust the knob found on the temple until you see clearly, then switch and do it for the other eye. As you might be able to see in this pic, there is an inner lens that is the one getting altered as you scroll through to find the perfect combination for your eyes. It’s pretty easy to do, and in a pinch, these will certainly be lifesavers! In fact, I’m thinking of just slipping them into my mom’s glove compartment, since her glasses always seem to just “walk away” at the most inconvenient times…
Adlens adjustables are $59, available in six color options, and can be purchased at Adlens.com.
Earlier in the week I featured some men’s hair styling tips from Jason Schneidman, Dove Men + Care hair expert and “The Men’s Groomer”, so I figured I’d run a bit more info by you about the new Dove Men+Care line of hair products, since the dudes in my life have been using the products as of late! With all formulas proven to make men’s hair three times stronger, you can’t really go wrong with the one that you choose! Depending on the size bottle you choose, the price ranges from only $3.99-$5.99, which is an amazing price for the value received.
Here’s a quickie guide, to find the one that suits your man’s needs:If moisture is needed, choose: Aqua Impact Shampoo
If the hair is oily, choose: Fresh Clean Fortifying 2-in-1
If the scalp is sensitive and dry, choose: Sensitive Scalp Fortifying 2-in-1
If the hair is fine and thin, choose: Thickening Fortifying Shampoo
If flaking is a concern, choose: Anti Dandruff Fortifying Shampoo
Full Disclosure: Some of the items mentioned in this post were given to Fashion Pulse Daily for editorial review.