Katherine Kwei for fall/winter 2013 features all that would possibly desire from a handbag line for this season — reach leathers, deep hues, attention to detail, fur, exotic skin elements, and interesting hardware bring Kwei to the forefront of handbag design, and we can’t wait to get our hands on these gorgeous bags in the upcoming months! Plus, there is a “Julia” style, pictured above, that includes a tech case — perfect for the on-the-go lady that we all just happen to be!
Peter Thomas Roth, the man behind the brand, and his team shared some of his favorite new items over a press breakfast this week, and at the top of the list was his CC Cream! Available in three tones, the Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Complexion Corrector brightens and corrects while providing powerful sun ray blocking skills and remaining free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. I also tested the amazing FIRMx Peeling Gel, which uses a clear formula of enzymes to lift away dead cellulose; you can actually see it coming up on your test area. Kinda gross, but also very effective! For aging skin care concerns the amino acid-rich Neuroliquid™ Volufill™ Youth Serum was recommended along with the FIRMx™ Firming Night Moisturizer.
Drybar, with 27 locations across the country, brings just blowouts to the consumer (and amazing ones at that); averaging about 50,000 blowouts a month — pretty amazing too considering that blowouts cost a flat $40, and the company opened its first location in 2010. That’s something, isn’t it? I caught up with co-founder Alli Webb this week to learn about the brand’s hair care line launch, which features gorgeous packaging (the shampoo bottles are flask-inspired) with highly efficient results coupled with light yet sensory-evocative fragrances.
The initial lineup of items includes nine products such as the Detox Dry Shampoo, 100 Proof Smoothing Oil, and Southern Belle Volumizing Mousse, while the seven tool offerings include Drybar’s popular The Morning After Shower Cap, Hold Me Hair Clips, the incredible (and essential) Buttercup Blow Dryer, and more. In between blowouts, or waiting for a Drybar location to open near you, you can shop these fabulous products and tools, exclusively at Drybar, TheDrybar.com, and Sephora, starting… now!
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids are here!! They have quickly come into heavy rotation in my ‘statement lip’ armada of shades; picture above are my four new favorites (Vivid Rose, On Fire Red, Neon Red, Fuchsia Flash). Rich coated pigments create these amazing shades that will give you runway-worthy puckers in no time with lip conditioners and honey nectar keep lips hydrated so that the color always looks at its best. Shop the 10 piece collection at mass retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $7.49.