July 8th, 2014

I tried something new this weekend that I had never tried before, and I’ve been telling everyone about it since. (Spread the word!)

NYC based Cecilia Wong was born to work in skincare. She figured out at the age of 14 that if eating fruit is good for your skin, it must also work as a product. Cecilia started making blueberry/papaya masks later that day. Since then, she’s graduated from fruit masks to her own skincare line and cult facial spa.                  

                 

Cecilia specializes in 3 different types of unique non irritating facials - Microcurrent, LED Light Therapy, and Oxygen. I went for Door #3 Oxygen. This is what happened: Cecilia spent the first 15 or 20 minutes massaging my face with a gentle cleanser (amazing), followed by extractions (necessary), and then she did the Oxygen Treatment. This treatment entails using a small oxygen dispensing devise (similar to what they use to blow water off your teeth at the dentist) mixed with Vitamin C and aloe. She infused every pore on my face with 100% pure O2. Treating your skin with pure oxygen is like feeding your cells an extremely healthy meal - it gives them the energy they need to replenish. She finished by applying her Black Currant Serum to my face. 

I left with healthy/glowing skin and two days later I do not have a single red/dry patch in sight. O2 really works! Huge thanks to Cecilia Wong for my dose of oxygen. I hope to see you again in the near future. Maybe for Microcurrent :)

Does This: Cleans, replenishes, hydrates skin with oxygen - reduces signs of aging, redness, dryness and promotes new cell growth
Is This: Cecilia Wong Oxygen Facial
Get This: Cecilia Wong NYC
Price: $200 + tax (worth every penny)

Service c/o Cecilia Wong, Image from Vogue Turkey June 2014

-Kristin

May 21st, 2014

New York City beauty fanatics - have plans on Saturday? 

BeautyCon is in town, maybe I’ll see you there. 

Is This: BeautyCon - Elle Magazine’s beauty summit for the online beauty icons and fans alike. Learn about new products, shop, create content, interact with all voices and things beauty. See the agenda HERE
Located At: Pier 36 - 299 South St, New York, NY 10002
Date: Saturday March 24th, 11AM - 6PM
Tickets: GA $45, VIP $95, PRO $145

Image via Trendspotter

-Kristin

January 31st, 2014

one word. FRIDAY.

To my NYC ladies - have plans this weekend? 

TIGI is hosting a Pre-Fashion Week Partay.. called The Private Client. Mingle with TIGI beauty experts, as well as designers, and have the opportunity for a 1-on-1 image consultant. Yes there will be cocktails and h’orderves too. 

What: TIGI The Private Client Event
Where: TIGI SOHO | 466 Broome St. 2nd FL | 10013
When: Friday 1/31 5-9PM and Saturday 2/1 1-6PM

Event c/o the brand, Image Via 

July 22nd, 2013

Back in NYC after 10 days on an island with no makeup, no body lotion, and no conditioner (I did have sunscreen, lip balm, zit potion, and a magical multitasker I will share later - I didn’t completely lose my senses).

I truly felt good that I gave my poor lashes and under eye area a break - it made me realize the whole mascara  / removing mascara process is kind of tough on yer eyeballs.

XO

Image: Vogue Paris

October 30th, 2012

Outside our building- that “swimming pool” is the entrance to a tunnel.

I hope everyone is safe and sound wherever you are!  We are in uptown NYC in the middle of the island, which luckily was not too badly affected by the storm.

XO

Photo - via my husband, not sure if he took it or a neighbor

November 23rd, 2011

I feel like everyone’s planning these epic shopping trips for the weekend!  I’ll be in my in-laws house in my pajamas … but have fun guys.

If you’d like to add a cult beauty destination to your list, might I suggest The Bathroom in NYC’s West Village?  Just off the strip best known for Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Book Marc and the Marcnolia Bakery, you’ll find this tiny haunt chock full of my favorite kind o’ stuff … i.e. beauty stuff that no one’s heard of!

The store stocks everything from fragrance to skincare to haircare to men’s to oral care to baby to bathroom decor!  My favorites to stock up on include  Lady Cremo Shave Cream ($12), Maria Evora Black Soap ($8.50), D.L. & Co. Black Skull Candles ($60 for the large), and Cloverine balm (which isn’t on the website).

What: The Bathroom - a dreamy cult beauty destination
Where: 94 Charles St. at Bleecker St., New York NY 10014, tel. 800-856-9223

I just love the idea of creating a gift for someone made up of all these offbeat beauty treats, don’t you?

June 13th, 2011
Little bonus factor today: while pulling up my all-time favorite cult summer fragrance - the quite reasonably priced Kirna by Kirna Zabête - I found a new cult sunglasses brand.  So I’m sharing.  Hey, high quality UV sunnies are an important beauty tool to prevent aging in the eye area.
Does this: Smells like you just stepped out of an outdoor shower where you were spending a moment with a smoking hot guy who happened to be using a slightly citrus-y Italian bar soap.  Or, “Monet’s water lilies on acid” - per the makers.Is this: Kirna by Kirna Zabête Eau de Toilette Get this: Here, or stop by the store in Soho at 96 Greene St. (amazing clothes) Price: $65.00 for 1.7 fl oz
The shades are $150 (I think that’s a pretty good price for shades that probably no one you know will have) by KBL, also at Kirna Zabête here.

Little bonus factor today: while pulling up my all-time favorite cult summer fragrance - the quite reasonably priced Kirna by Kirna Zabête - I found a new cult sunglasses brand.  So I’m sharing.  Hey, high quality UV sunnies are an important beauty tool to prevent aging in the eye area.

Does this: Smells like you just stepped out of an outdoor shower where you were spending a moment with a smoking hot guy who happened to be using a slightly citrus-y Italian bar soap.  Or, “Monet’s water lilies on acid” - per the makers.
Is this: Kirna by Kirna Zabête Eau de Toilette
Get this: Here, or stop by the store in Soho at 96 Greene St. (amazing clothes)
Price: $65.00 for 1.7 fl oz

The shades are $150 (I think that’s a pretty good price for shades that probably no one you know will have) by KBL, also at Kirna Zabête here.


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