Love+Toast Sugar Grapefruit Hand Cream has changed my lifestyle. I know: It’s a bold claim.
This portable, gorgeously-designed tube of fabulosity smells of fairies and divinity with sparkling citrus notes without veering into sickly sweet territory. Candied grapefruit if you will, but subtly sophisticated. I don’t like sickly sweet; I was raised in a no-sugar household. I’m planning to buy the brand’s Sugar Grapefruit Eau de Parfum (only $9!) as well. And it absorbs instantly and leaves no greasy, wet feel, so you can go back to living your life (just a little more moisturized) in mere seconds. (more…)
A great body scrub manages to look and feel like powdery granules with no runny oil to speak of UNTIL you apply it and realize its formula boasts just the right amount of slipperiness to adhere the granules together and let it slough against your skin without pulling it too hard. But great body scrubs with the exact perfect ratio of scrub to oil are rare. (more…)
So while I sort of take issue with the aggressive seasonal marketing apparent in this polish’s name, I absolutely adore its crisp, opaque, refreshing hue. Essie Mint Candy Apple is the perfect complement to the darker, earthier fabrics of autumn. In a sea of vampy plums and rustic browns, my Mint Candy Apple mani is the varnish equivalent of lemon sorbet. Best of all, it’s not shimmery, which I find vulgar in a polish (and I realize I’m in the minority there).
I’ve waxed poetic about all the ways to make drinking water more fun in this post. I thought I’d cornered the how-to-make-water-more-fun market. But I recently encountered something to add to my fairly long list of water companions: Borba Replenishing Antioxidant Powder Drink Mix* ($28). This lychee flavored powder punches up your water to make getting in a few cups easy peasy during work. And, it’s an excellent way to get in your antioxidants without having to worry about strategic fruit and vegetable consumption at meals. (more…)
Fall is my favorite season in New York, though it’s pretty short. It consists of October and maybe half of November before full-on freezing cold winter begins and I need to bust out my wind-proof skin care regimen. But, I find hydration of medium intensity is harder to identify in the beauty space. The world is your oyster if you’re looking for super light oil free formulas or, at the other end of the spectrum: rich, anti-aging or deeply moisturizing creams. (more…)