Julia shares some new super hydrating products for the lips from Elizabeth Arden (Eight Hour Ceam Intensive Lip Repair Balm and Eight Hour Cream Nourishing Lip Balm Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 20), Tata Harper’s Be True Antiaging Lip Treatment, and VMV Hypoallergenics Subtle Shine and Velvet Matte Lipsticks.
December 20, 2012
Everything about the NARS Andy Warhol Collection is pretty amazing, so why not make a gorgeous presentation and gift some of the items to your bestie? Kiss Mini Larger Than Life Lip Gloss Coffret (on sale for $45) is enclosed in this great pop-art inspired soup can shape, or choose from a single producty, such as the Flowers Eyeshadow Palette. (P.S. – check out the NARS Andy Warhol Collection film collaboration with Fabien Baron of Baron & Baron, answering the question, “What would Andy do today?”)
2(X)ist Times Square Pop-Up Store is happening now through Christmas Day (located at 40th Street and Broadway), with 25% off all merchandise, along with all the sales going to Hurricane Sandy relief. Pretty swell, don’t you think? You can always shop the brand online or at your favorite retailer as well, but we thought this was certainly worth a mention, particularly since FPD stopped by and had a grand ‘ol time!
Alex Blake has a dizzying array of fashion tights are a GREAT stocking stuffer and will be the fashionable gift that just keeps on giving (well…until you rip them, that is!). I recently tested some of Charnos brand tights, and was smitten with the thickness, durability, stylishness, and affordability of them.
Elizabeth Arden Red Door Aura Eau de Toilette Spray is a modern re-interpretation of the iconic scent that made fragrant waves years ago, and now is revitalized with luscious notes of raspberry and Italian Bergamot ($65 for the 3.3 oz bottle)
Dove Body Washes make great stocking stuffers; I can’t lay claim to coming up with this idea though, as it was my Mom who put some in my stocking last year, and it ended up being the most practical gift I received! I recently tested and loved the Dove Purely Pampering Body Wash in Shea Butter with Warm Vanilla, but you can choose from 13 other varieties to suit your, or the gift recipient’s skin needs.
VMV Hypoallergenics has something for everyone, for her, him, and baby, as well as more specifically haircare, toothpaste, body wash, sunscreen and more. Round up some of those items with the brand’s affordable holiday gift sets for all of those special people on your list. I will certainly be picking up a few of those, with some of my favorites pictured above (For All Ye Merry Gentlemen, $25, Sniffle-Upagus, $40, and My VMV Favorite Things, $35).
Freeman’s Foot Creams, lotions, and scrubs, such as the Peppermint & Plum Heel & Callus Balm and theFreeman’s Barefoot Lavender & Mint Foot Cream($3.79 each), coupled with a super cute pair of Ped-Sox (my favorite are the Pedi-Sox Mary Janes make a great spa DIY treatment gift! Who doesn’t want baby soft feet , kept warm by a pair of socks with the toe part missing, while they paint their toes?!? Count me in.
April 4, 2012
There’s no denying I’m a huge fan of Dr. Vermen Verallo-Rowell’s line of products, VMV Hypoallergenics, with categories range from sun and light protection, to makeup, bath and body, skin care, men, baby, and more. I love using her Know-it-Oil, VCO (virgin coconut oil) as an all-over moisturizer, which comes in as a close second to my love of olive oil as a beauty product. I recently attended an information luncheon on her newest products at her gorgeous Union Square store and spa, and here are the newest items from the line. Tell your skin issues their days are numbered-help is on the way!
Note: even if you don’t live in NYC, you can shop VMV Hypoallergenics 24/7 online!
Skin the Bluff Concealer (pictured), $20, available in four shades (three skin tone and one yellow shade), this little fabulous pot o’ magic gets rid of blemishes, shadows, discoloration, and dark circles while preventing acne and darkening. It includes USA-certified virgin coconut oil, with anti-oxidants, sun protectors, and is 100% fragrance free, dye, phthalate, paraben, and other preservative -free.
Red Better Flare-Up Balm, $50, is a steroid-free salve that is amazingly gentle, yet effective when it comes to calming down inflammation such as rosacea, allergic reactions, bites, infections, eczema, rashes, you name it! This is non-comedogenic, has been usage, patch and clinically tested, and per usual for VMV, it is 100% fragrance free, dye, phthalate, paraben, and other preservative -free.
Red Better Spot Corrector, $25-$40, is a non-drying acne balm that helps deal with rosacea-related acne gently by killing the micro-organisms causing acne and redness, give anti-inflammatory, soothing relief, and provides hydration.
Essence: Clark Wash, $28, is named after Superman, Clark Kent, as it is an incredibly gentle wash that is non-pore clogging, hydrating, and safe for sensitive areas. It is meant to compliment the brand’s existing line of body shampoos.