Happy Friday folks! I hope you’re planning on a fun weekend. The weather man is predicting 80+ degrees for the east coast! If your toes aren’t quite sandal ready, fret not. Reach for Np2 professional nail lacquer, a unique two-in-one nail product that pairs nail treatment and color in one sleek package. Np2 consists of two bottles that click together. The top coat is formulated with a nail hardener and nourishing treatment that extends the life of your mani/pedi for up to two weeks! True story…up to two weeks!
Once your toes are sandal ready, I highly recommend checking out Faryl Robin shoes. You all know that I love a mean shoe game (hello small collection of Louboutins), but comfort scores big point in my book. Faryl Robin is known for pairing modern style with never-ending comfort. I recently scored two pairs of Faryl Robin wedges that have quickly become my go-to shoes. If you crave trend inspired style and cozy comfort, check out Faryl Robin.
I’m back on my MINX nail game! I had the opportunity to sit down with TracyLee Percival (@LuxebyTracyLee) at Ion Studio (41 Wooster Street, NYC) and try out a new MINX look. TracyLee never disappoints. As a freelance and editorial nail stylist, TracyLee brings fashion experience to clients through her diversification of techniques. Here’s my MINX by TracyLee. I’m killing it, right?
You all know that I’ve been hopelessly devoted to Kevyn Aucoin THE MASCARA for quite some time now. Its been my holy grail for years! Well Kevyn, there’s a new mascara in town that’s giving my lashes unprecedented lift! For the last week, Anastasia Lifting Mascara
has been giving my lashes life! Anastasia attributes the lifting effect to the formula which contains hard waxes to build lashes and synthetic polymers to give lashes body and volume. Well as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Check out my picture to the right. I chose to show my left eye which has very wimpy lashes compared to my right eye, which is a bit fuller. Look at how Anastasia Lifting Mascara plumps up my wimpy left eye lashes!
All week I’ve been trotting around town sporting the most eco-friendly/ eco-chic watch I’ve ever seen! Sprout is made of bamboo, corn resin, mineral crystal, and organic cotton. The battery is mercury free and the entire watch is completely bio degradable. How about that! Sprout retails for $30, but Savvy Frugalistas can find Sprout on sites like KOHLS.com and Sears.com for slightly less. Sprout comes in a wide range of shades. Mine is army “green”…very appropriate, no?
If you’re a lot like me and recognize the need to go green but feel overwhelmed or uncertain of where to start, I would like to suggest a book. Style, Naturally: The Savvy Shopping Guide to Sustainable Fashion and Beauty is a great education on combining style and substance. This lavishly illustrated highly informative green beauty and fashion bible explains basics like the difference between fair trade and organically grown. Style Naturally shows you how to make informed choices when shopping. Summer Rayne, the author with the most perfect name for the topic of sustainable living, highlights some of her favorite designers (Stella McCartney is one) and eco-friendly brands like Levi’s Loomstate and Aveda that have made earth-friendly materials and sustainable practices a priority. With over 300 glossy photos of products and eco-stories, I promise you will not be bored!
As I go about my daily errands, I find it particularly helpful and ecologically responsible to travel with my Oboe Bag (Oboe stands for “One Bag One Earth”). It folds up small enough to fit in the palm of my hand and can be tossed in my purse. You should see me at the cash register when its time to bag my purchases…feeling all proud and socially responsible as I tell the cashier “Oh I don’t need a bag”. Its my little way of saving the earth…one bag at a time.
Confession Time: I have formed a mild addition to Essence of Vali sleep products. For the last week the soothing blend of essences of lavender flowers, cedar wood, marjoram leaves and ylang/ylang petals have been my private night time sanctuary. A few sprays of Sleep Soothing Mist on my pillow and I’m out like a light within minutes. Such a blissful (and affordable [$7]) sensory experience…ahhhh! Sweet dreams indeed.
Happy Friday everyone!
PS: Dont forget your chance to win tickets to the The Makeup Show and a Beauty Wardrobe from Purple Lab and Closet Couture!