It’s almost too easy to resort to wearing deep, dark neutral hues during the winter, but luckily essie for winter 2015 presents six great colors that will have you rethinking the way you approach nail polish in this chilly season. They are (pictured from left to right): peak show, apres-chic, virgin snow, haute tub, altitude attitude, and shall we shalet. Each bottle retails for $8.50, and is available at essie.com, fine salons, and beauty destinations nationwide now!
Color Me‘s new sonic makeup applicator ($68), which launched exclusively last week at Net-a-Porter, simulates a makeup artist’s “tapping” of blending in the foundation, powder, moisturizer, cc or bb cream into the skin for a smooth, flawless look. The tapping comes by way of 15,000 sonic pulses per minute, distributed through a universal sponge applicator that is exclusive to this model.
Three really great attributes of this device are #1: it comes with a lithium battery that doesn’t need to be charged, and #2: it works with any kind of liquid or powder coverage you are already using and loving. The #3 is the tear drop-shape of the sponges, to aptly fit around the nose and eyes, and can be used for up to 30 times before needing to be replaced (replacements are sold in packages of two for $12).
Next week marks the beginning of Nautica‘s First Ever Pop-Up Shop, to be located at 134 Fifth Avenue (at 19th street). Beginning November 12th through December 27th, you’ll have an all-in-one place to shop a wide range of giftable items from the brand, some of which you won’t be able to find anywhere else. I always give a few items from Nautica as gifts during the holidays, and got a tip that there will be some gorgeous cashmere sweaters and ultra-cool raw denim pea coats there as well. It might a “one for them, one for me” scenario…
Companies with a strong conscious and clear mission to disrupt the status quo, positively, hit my radar fast, and Boerum Apparel is no exception. The new Brooklyn-based strives to share a supply chain of production for its line of sweaters that is 100% trackable from “dirt to shirt,” which means that the versatile classic clothing pieces for men and women that the company produces are made in small batches (about 25), to guarantee high quality and zero waste in the process.
It discloses information about the origins of the fibers and the factories used (see here for videos and more info), expressed in a unique manner on the merch, as you can see pictured above, as part of its label. With environmental and social concerns at its core, plus reasonable prices ($24-$198), it’s hard to not want to be a part of the Boerum Apparel story.
I truly do love cranberries, one of my favorite foods this time of year and when beauty products are inspired by its spunky scent, you better believe I’m going to slather myself in it, especially if it’s from mark.! I’m especially crushing on (pun intended) the brand’s new, limited edition Crazy for Cranberry Body Scrub($12), the perfect antidote to even out winter skin, followed up with the lush Crazy for Cranberry Body Butter (also $12), which is a rich souffle-like formulation full of moisturizing aloe, cocoa and shea butters, coconut oil and vitamin E. The scent is a heavenly mix of cranberry, rose, and vanilla bean, and again, this may be a scenario where you need to buy one as a gift, and one for yourself!
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