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7 Feb

IN THE MOOD FOR A GADGET (SMART JUMP ROPE)

There is a jump rope called Smart Rope for $90 that has an LED projector. It counts strokes in front of your face as you exercise and sounds really cool. Available in chrome, gold, black and with colored grip handles, a tracking app that counts calories burned and more.  It seems over the top but maybe that's the point. Could it make me better at jump rope? It wouldn't take much I am terrible at it. This is a great form of exercise that does not require a gym and it could be a fun new gadget. Click here Smart Rope...
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7 Feb

IN THE MOOD FOR ZING (MASCARA & FALSE EYELASHES)

The endorphin rush from applying fresh mascara is similar to how I feel after getting my hair done. The littlest thing can make a big difference. Mascara is inexpensive and should be discarded frequently plus there are so many options that if you are using the same one repeatedly you are missing out on cosmetic entertainment. If you really want zing then you can step up to false eyelashes. I have to admit before my daughter became a dancer and had to wear them for stage performances, I used to think of false eyelashes as being cheesy because they can look so in your face obviously fake. Now I think that if a few individual fake lashes strategically placed...
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7 Feb

IN THE MOOD FOR A BEACH VACA

After five years of wooing ViX to collaborate, Target finally convinced them. This week MAR by ViX swimwear and cover ups launched. The $39.99 bikini top is well below the $100.00 original on Net-a-Porter Click here ViX and the designs are similar (quintessential Brazilian skimpy - the founder and designer Paula Hermanny is from Brazil). Click here Solid Leather Trim Halter  and here Print Halter here Stripe Wrap. Click here to compare - similar Victoria Secret VS $54.50. My three beach beauty basics: Coppertone's Water Babies Pure & Simple SPF 50 sunscreen lotion (with zinc oxide the most important sunscreen ingredient and no unnecessary added chemicals) $10.00, Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers in champagne, peony, caramel and cherry $5, and Crest 3D White Brilliance Boost (a polisher)...
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5 Feb

IN THE MOOD FOR POWER (FOUNDATION + SKINCARE)

My mother saw Cindy Crawford on TV selling her beauty products. She asked me about the makeup with hyaluronic acid/SPF 50. I reminded her that she can get a lovely lightweight moisturizing lotion at CVS or Target for $8.00, CeraVe is fragrance free for normal to dry skin with hyaluronic acid and ceramides.  It was recommended to me by a dermatologist and I rotate it into my routine. I have fun trying foundations with unique ingredients (hyaluronic acid, seaweed, polymer technology, silk particles and fibers, time release technology, marasuja oil, light reflecting). In summer lightweight multi-taskers are handy (tinted moisturizers, BB & CC creams).  Yet I also like having a foundation with no skincare. I have the...
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5 Feb

IN THE MOOD FOR A REDO (HIGH NECK TOPS)

These looks really get me back in the mood for high neck white tops and all black which I gave up because black near my face makes me look tired unless I wear extra makeup. Lately this is just what I am in the mood for - simple, warm but not bulky, comfortable, flattering. These MM6 Maison Margiela Leather and stretch jersey leggings and these Theory Pittella leather skinny pants could get me restarted. White cutout blouse from Topshop, white lace Altuzarra blouse Who What Wear image  ...
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4 Feb

IN THE MOOD FOR ORGANICS (JUICE BEAUTY)

If you are a goop fan, you may want to try Gwyneth Paltrow's new collaboration with organic makeup line Juice BEAUTY. Rumor has it that she has been very involved in the development process. www.juicebeauty.com/makeup...
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4 Feb

IN THE MOOD FOR POLISH

There is no easier way to feel put together than with nail polish color. Here are some of the new Essie shades that I have tried. The icy frozen lavender color Virgin Snow is nice with paler skin tones and winter white or navy clothes. The bronze color Leggy Legend I thought would only work with darker skin tones and black or gray clothes.  I was wrong! It looked great on pale skin tones. This is a high shine metallic gold copper almost brass color. It looks brown in the bottle but brass on nails. The colors In the lobby and Shall we chalet? are beautiful rich wine shades for any skin tone and great to add...
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3 Feb

IN THE MOOD TO BE FIT

Some raise their eyebrows when I explain that my diet is more focused on higher protein vs lower fat and that my fitness routine consists of more strength training vs toning. Please click below and read this NYT article published today if you are also raising your eyebrows. a-diet-and-exercise-plan-to-lose-weight-and-gain-muscle...
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3 Feb

IN THE MOOD FOR SPEED (MAKEUP APPLICATION)

    In your search to find new beauty products, here is a fabulous affordable lineup that will take you out the door in one minute flat. Coppertone Clearly Sheer Sunny Days Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30, The Colossal Cat Eyes Maybelline mascara (no need for the eyelash curler with this), e.l.f. Expert Liquid Eyeliner, Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss, Rossetto Rouge #32, Benefit fine-one-one cream stick or your favorite bronzer (Love fine-one-one for cheeks). Dot your best skin match concealer where needed.   Here is a link to one of my favorite makeup artists, Lisa Eldridge, for a great makeup tutorial. no makeup look   Click here to purchase products: Coppertone Clearly Sheer Maybelline Volum Express, elf expert liquid eyeliner, Rimmell Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss, Benefit cream stick fine one one.  ...
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2 Feb

IN THE MOOD FOR A PREVIEW (LULULEMON LAB)

Checkout a preview of Lululemon's new Lab colab collection of New Yorker inspired streetwear that can move and has storage options for the New Yorker always on the go this Thursday, February 4 at their flagship store.  Sadly I can't make it but intend to go see it in late March when the new NoHo space opens (50 Bond Street).   Please post comments below about your skincare, hair and makeup beauty routine while constantly running to and from the gym. Top knot or bun, freshly scrubbed face, Vitamin E face cream or an oil, any black mascara, and Aquaphor for chapped lips, are my current go tos....
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