My lovely friend Lani Lazzari, founder of Simple Sugars, sent three of her natural sugar scrubs my way that will surely extend the fruity flavors of summer into winter and fall via her raspberry, tangerine, strawberry facial scrubs. The naturally occurring properties range from Vitamin C, salicylic acid, and antioxidants found in ellagic acid. The natural ingredients and essential oils are soothing and effective, and I’m excited to incorporate these newer offerings into my shower, which has been a home to Simple Sugars scrubs for nearly eight years!
Other options include scrubs with lavender, green apple, rose, coconut, pink grapefruit, coffee, eucalyptus, and even a bounty of selections for the face, for the feet, and for the guys. Shop Simple Sugars online at the brand’s website, all Giant Eagle locations and specialty stores/spas/boutiques across the country, and now, at Destination Maternity! Prices range from $11.95-$22.
VillageLuxe.com is a NYC-based revolutionary concept of borrowing the most luxury of designer items directly from the owner, opposed to a third party, retailer, or brand. You can borrow items, or list items to be borrowed, as so many pieces in our wardrobes are just idling, waiting to be used, so while they are on the hanger, you might as well make a little money off of them in the process! You can acquire credits to use on the site or cash out, but either way, perusing the items listed is a total blast, with gems ranging from Jimmy Choo heels to Chanel bags and Hermès bracelets.
INNI Vinyl Nail Wraps are kind of my favorite thing these days, as they easy to receive, apply, and wear without any of fuss! For just $10 with free shipping, you can select from hundreds and hundreds of custom made designs, or create your own, arriving in a sleek envelope to your address in no time. Talk about statement nails that you can easily DIY! The INNI Nails come in a set of 30 decals with 13 different sizes for both hands, and by including incremental measurements with each sticker, you will quickly know what to select for the other hand, and the next time you apply them.
The stickers are meant to last up to 14 days, which upon testing them, easily could have.I peeled them off after 8, but had I not been going for a manicure, would have just let them be longer. The customizable option is a key feature, enabling you to upload your own images or create graphics, colors, and texts to suit your fancy. My husband wants me to create nail wraps with his photo on them…at $10, it just might be a possibility.
I spent this past Tuesday night with AVON, learning about two exciting new makeup launches, presented comparatively alongside some of the fashion trends that are incorporated into its apparel and accessories offerings. I met Lauren Andersen, AVON’s Global Celebrity Makeup Artist, who provided application tips and tricks for the new Bold and Daring Mascara and Ultra Color Bold Lipstick. As you can see from the picture above, all of the shades are absolutely gorgeous, and highly pigmented, making a strong lip quite the look and fashion statement.
Lauren explained that glamorous lashes and a statement lip is an easy, go-to look, and with a bit of powder added on top, the matte lip has the potential to last, and last, and last! AVON Global Fashion Design & Trend Expert Michael Tomczak showcased the trends that correlate with the beauty looks, such as bright hues and the ever-neutral black paired with pops of gold interspersed (see the The Modern Mix Multi-Chain Necklace, and the Multilayered Tiered Ring with Embellishment for some examples).
Yesterday I spent a lovely afternoon with my friend Lara of the site Pretty Connected, who introduced the latest launch from AVON in the ANEW Clinical series: Anew Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector, $30. We all have dark circles, some more severe than others, and I’ve been plagued with this issue since I’ve been a kid (gee, thanks genetics!). This new corrector is great for all skin tones sand goes after seven types of discoloration in order to brighten the eye area and reduce the appearance of dark circles. As it just launched in the past few weeks, I’m super excited to give it a try alongside the ANEW Clinical Absolute Even Spot Correcting Hand Cream SPF 15, which is an important product to use since hands are one of those body parts that truly reveal your age in an instant!
All of the items are available for purchase now through an AVON representative or at AVON.com, and although I do hate to choose favorites, everyone was oohing and ahhing over the Ultra Color Bold Lipsticks in Pink Punch and Bold Bordeaux….