Not one to ever say no to a beautiful bouquet of flowers, I recently tried the new service from UrbanStems, an on-demand flower delivery service offering affordable arrangements starting from $35. By on-demand, the orders are delivered within an hour or can be scheduled for when you need them (in the Washington DC and NYC metro areas only), and come with a handwritten note and a bouquet artfully wrapped with a touch of burlap and tied in a bow. Order online or via its app to truly experience the most convenient of services, with the flowers themselves coming from Rainforest Alliance Certified™and Veriflora Certified farms. I was quite impressed with the look (and smell) of my bouquet, which was simple, elegant, and modern, and lasted practically two weeks. If you are in either city and need to give (or would like to receive) a gorgeous bouquet, give UrbanStems a go!
Over the years I’ve repeatedly gone back to Arm & Hammer for personal care items, in due part to its affordability but also its efficacy that has to go hand-hand for me to continue usage with an item. This past week I tested its latest Truly Radiant collectio of products: the Truly Radiant™ Collection Includes: ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Toothpaste, Spinbrush™ Truly Radiant™ Deep Clean battery-powered Toothbrush, Truly Radiant™ Clean & Fresh Manual Brush, Truly Radiant™ Whitening Booster, and the Truly Radiant™ Clean & Fresh Rinse. The star items for me were the toothpaste and mouthwash, multi-tasking items that work hard to clean, whiten, freshen, strengthen.
My teeth are one of my signature features, and I’m constantly concerned with the color; are they white enough? Could they use a gentle boost? Reaping the benefits of white teeth in a non-invasive way, whilst not adding a new “to do” to my hygiene routine is a must, and these new items fit the bill. Speaking of – your bill will be low; all items are in a very manageable price range of $3.99-$8.99, and are available now at national mass food and drug retailers.
My new obsession? These Vaselineretro-cool tins! They easily slide into my inside handbag pocket and make applying to the lips and other dry, cracked areas a deliberate, meaningful experience. I’ve admired tins of lip balms and salves from other brands, and am so thrilled to have the option of using them from one that I constantly use at an incredible price.
Vaseline Lip Therapy Tins come in four varieties: original (unscented), aloe, rosy lips, and cocoa butter, and are available at mass food and drug retailers nationwide for about $3.50 each.
Guess what I’m up to this weekend? Coloring my tresses at home, getting them fresh and rejuvenated, just in time for New York Fashion Week (Feb. 11th-18th)! Thanks to Clairol Color Director James Corbett, I’ve been matched with my ideal shade from Natural Instincts, a light auburn red hue, and can keep my locks moisturized and fully vibrant until the next coloring session with the new Clairol Nice’n Easy CC+ Colorseal Conditioner, now available for sale individually and in hues that compliment your existing color (for blondes, brunettes, or redheads). You’ll see how it turns out next week, when I post personal style photos from New York Fashion Week, Fall 2016 collections!
Full Disclosure: Some of these products were given to Fashion Pulse Daily for editorial consideration.