To the Max!
Hale Bob’s Braxton Crochet Maxi Dress ($284) celebrates this season’s cold shoulder trend while their Elena Maxi ($308) takes the hippy dippy, gypset trend to the max!.
Looking for bootylicious basics for kicking it in the city? KEEN’s Tyretread Zip WP ($180) & Teva’s DE LA VINA LOW ($140) are your go to high & low options for any season.
Like a Virgin
It’s easy to fall in love with ARME DE L’AMOUR’s Everyday Cuff from their Virgin collection
Briggs & Riley’s chic Weekender ($219) is a global game changer. It’s a mad mix of fashion and function. It will have you jetting around the city and the globe with ease.
The Cold Shoulder
Skin baring continues to be the thing for spring. Start the season with Cushnie et Ochs Cold Shoulder Blouse ($695) www.shopbop.com
Black & Gold & Fierce All Over
Michael Kors Hilary Suede & Metallic Cork Platform Sandal ($425) will have you stepping out on the city streets in style and on trend. www.net-a-porter.com
Go for the Gold
You don’t have to be an Olympian or an athlete to don Swell’s Yellow Gold 17 oz water bottle ($42). Hydration juts got haute. www.swellbottle.com
Put Your Best Face Forward
The New Year is a great time to kick off a new skin regimen. Start anew with Kerstin Florian. The Scandinavian line uses top grade natural ingredients: phyto essences, essential oils, minerals, herbal extracts, algae, marine elements. and wild-crafted mud. Grab a fab four pack—the 3-in-1, Complete Daily Cleanser ($50), which cleanses, tones and balances, the Brightening Facial Treatment ($120), with its blend of botanicals, the Rescue Cream ($75), with its anti-inflammatory botanicals, and the Brightening Eye Cream ($75) for fine lines.
A Girl’s Best Friend
label.m’s Diamond Dust Shampoo ($36) and Conditioner ($36) are made with none other than black and white diamond, pearl dust, champagne, and white rose petal oil. The champagne cleanses, while the diamond dust, sourced from the best diamonds from Belgium’s Antwerp, exfoliates the hair. So bye bye, buildup. The oil will do its part, leaving the hair silky smooth. Glitz and glamour aside, the UK line is gluten-, sulphate-, sodium chloride-, paraben -and ceramide-free. Their Diamond Dust Body Lotion ($25) is a decadent end to an evening of proper pampering.
If you’re into beauty and brows, bow down to the Anastasia altar. Anastasia Beverly Hills has long been the go-to for any and all things art-related in LA LA Land. She has since become an Instagram mega star, with well over seven million followers. Follow her feed @AnastasiaBeverlyHills and you’ll see why. Study her gorgeous photos, then rinse and repeat. To get the right products in place, head to ULTA online for great prices on all things Anastasia. Start off with the Self Made Palette ($35), Stencils ($20), Bold Brow Kit ($36), & Brow Wiz ($21). Now you’re ready to dazzle.
Add a Little Sparkle in Your Life
Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean you have to stop with the bubbles. You can keep a healthy home party going with SodaStream ($149). A recent survey found that people with a SodaStream consume 43% more water than those without. It makes for a great healthy treat and it’s a sleek and small addition, perfect for any urban counter. It’s the perfect home gift if looking to add more water, more sparkle, or simply cut back on your carbon footprint.
Tria’s Age Defying Laser ($495) is making it possible to achieve those salon savvy results, in the comfort of your own home, at a fraction of the price. Their targeted beams of light work well below the skin’s surface to accelerate collagen and elastin production. It’s safe and effective and packs well in any carry on—the perfect pick-me-up for those long haul flights. www.triabeauty.com
Calling All Collagen
Apparently, our collagen is on the fast track to exit the body as early as age 25. Yikes! Many treatments and creams try to bring it back, while supplements are another way to replace what is often lost. I found and fell in love with Collageena ($129) while recovering from a double broken ankle. Their high nitrogen amino acids with pure collagen protein nourish cells with nutrients missing in most diets. That means being sated, with less of an appetite, more energy, incredible clarity and better skin, nails and joints. There is cheaper collagen out there, but you are hard pressed to find better. collageena.com
iZOgen ($60) tablets provide a high dose of molecular hydrogen. If you haven’t heard of this yet, you will. Molecular Hydrogen is both an anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant. It supports cell metabolism and converts the body’s most harmful free radicals to water. One dissolved tablet later and you will be hooked. The energy and brain clarity is instant.
We are all quite keen on charging up our phones and tablets, but it’s time we make the effort to charge ourselves. The Finnish company Valkee launched Human Charger ($219) as a way to address the long dark nights of winter. The Human Charger sends UV-free, blue-enriched white light to where we need it most. It will address that flat lined feeling that we have after a long flight, no light, and passing one too many time zones. By being in sync, we then have less food cravings, better sleep, and a better sense of well-being. After too many hours indoors or one too many rainy days, you can simply charge up and get back in sync.
With more than 5 million treatments completed in 127 locations, Ideal Image just opened their first three locations in NYC Bliss spas this past October. Experience serious slimming with CoolSculpting body, that literally freezes fat away. Or erase years away with an Ulthera facial skin tightening and lifting treatment that is every A listers secret. www.idealimage.com