1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sweet almond oil 1/2 - 1 tsp vanilla
Mix all ingredients in a container of your choice! I like to use glass jars that have wide enough openings for my hands. Medium-sized pickle jars tend to do the job.
What’s it for?
If you’re not familiar with a sugar scrub, it’s great for gently exfoliating your skin. The best thing about this recipe is the almond oil! It’s great for locking in moisture and boosting your skin’s health. I have very dry skin and it helps keep my arms and legs moisturized. It’s also really great for calluses on your feet. So, pretty much everything!
TomTom's latest jewelry collection comes with a very heavy dose of 70's inspiration. And, probably in the best was possible! The collection is called “Future 70s”. In specific, the collection was inspired by the architecture of the 70s. The collection is beautifully crafted and a very nice blend of old and new!
The Pamela Love collection for Topshop has debuted online along with a ton of other beautiful creations in this “Secret” online store. This e-shop was opened in congruence with a new section of the London Topshop store.
Now, if exclusive items weren’t enough motivation to make you click the link above, here’s some more! The source article didn’t mention this, but I did a little snooping. When you go to the secret e-shop, start scrolling through the products. You’ll probably notice the little red bedazzled thing with googly eyes. If you click it, you are linked to this page. Enter in your info and you could win a $500 Topshop shopping spree!
Oh, goodness, more things to hopelessly lust over! These absolutely gorgeous Chanel bags will be coming out this Fall. They’re from the new collection called Boy, in honor of the love of Coco Chanel’s life, Boy Capel. These bags were inspired by Chanel herself, with their rather androgynous look. The best thing about these bags is that they are perfectly on trend for the coming season!
Oh, this collection is beautiful! Eddie Borgo was recently honored as the runner up for this years CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, which gave him a nice bit of cash to fund his expansion. This collection is his first pre-fall collection and will be available exclusively through Net-a-Porter. And, more good news, we should be seeing more of Borgo soon thanks to a CFDA Award nomination and an upcoming collaboration with J. Crew.
Take the jump for the rest of this awesome collection!
I apologize in advance for the huge block of text that is to follow. I found this list very interesting though and wanted to pass it on. You may be quite surprised at how many of these products you can easily afford!
Editor picks: · Best deodorant: Degree Women Expert Protection with Motion Sense, $4 at drugstores · Best fragrance (women): Chloe Love, Chloe, $110 at saks.com · Best fragrance (men): Burberry Sport Ice for men, $72 at Macy’s · Best nourishing body wash: St. Ives Triple Butters Creamy Vanilla Hydrating body wash, $3 at drugstores · Best leg bronzer: Guerlain Terracotta Jambes de Gazelle Cooling Bronzing Mist, $59 at sephora.com
Expert picks: · Best body lotion: Lubriderm Intense Skin Repair body lotion, $7 at drugstores · Best body wash: Dove Gentle Exfoliating Nourishing Body wash, $4 at drugstores · Best self-tanner: Clarins self tanning instant gel, $33 at clarinsusa.com · Best sunblock: Neutrogena Spectrium + Advanced Sunblock lotion, $12 at neutrogena.com
Readers’ picks: · Best body lotion: Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Body Butter, $15 at bathandbodyworks.com · Best body wash: Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash, $4 at drugstores · Best self-tanner: Jergens Natural Glow Firmin Daily Moisturizer, $9 at drugtores · Best sunblock: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch sunblock, $11 at drugstores · Best fragrance (women): Chanel Chance eau de parfum spray, $80 at chanel.com · Best fragrance (men): Armani Acqua di Gio men, $57 at giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com
Editors’ picks: · Best deep conditioning treatment: Biolage Hydratherapie Aqua-immersion hair creme masque, $17 at matrix.com · Best leave-in treatment: Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave-in Smoothing Cream, $5 at drugstores · Best root touch-up product: Rita Hazan Root Concealer, $24 at sephora.com
Experts’ picks: · Best shampoo: L’Oreal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care System Moisture Shampoo, $7 at drugstore.com · Best conditioner: Kerastase Nutritive Lait Vital, $38 at kerastase-usa.com · Best at-home color: L’Oreal Paris Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Color, $10 at drugstore.com · Best hairspray: L’Oreal Paris Elnett Sating Hairspray Extra Strong Hold, $15 at drugstore.com · Best curl-enhancing shaping product: John Frieda Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Curl-Perfecting Spray, $6 at drugstores · Best volumizing/bodifying product: Shu Uemura Art of Hair Fiber Lift, $33 at shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com · Best frizz-fighting product: Tresemme Fresh Start No-Frizz Creme, $4 at drugstores
Readers’ picks: · Best shampoo: Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths Frizz Control Shampoo, $5 at drugstores · Best conditioner: Pantene Pro-V Medium-Thick Hair Solutions Flat to Volume Conditioner, $4 at drugstores · Best at-home hair color: Clairol Natural Instincts Vibrant Collection Permanent hair color, $9 at drugstores · Best curl-enhancing shaping product: Aveda Be Curly Style-Prep, $24 at aveda.com · Best volumiing/bodifying product: Big Sexy Hair Root Pump spray mousse, $17 at salons · Best frizz-fighting product: Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine anti-frizz serum, $7 at drugstores
Editors’ picks: · Best new eye-brightening treatment: Josie Maran Argan Day & Night eye cream, $68 at sephora.com · Best anti-aging moisturizer: Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Youth Regenerating Cream, $60 at kiehls.com · Best makeup-remover cloths: Yes to Blueberries brightening facial towelettes, $8 at yestocarrots.com
Experts’ picks: · Best cleanser: Aveeno Positively Ageless Daily Exfoliating Cleanser, $8 at drugstores · Best anti-aging product: Olay Regenerist Fragrance-Free Regenerating Serum, $19 at drugstores · Best acne treatment: Clean & Clear Advantage acne spot treatment, $7 at drugstores · Best moisturizer: Aveeno Positively Radiant daily moisturizer with SPF30, $14 at drugstores · Best eye product: Olay Regenerist eye Derma-Pod Anti-Aging Triple Response System, $25 at drugstore.com
Readers’ picks: · Best cleanser: Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash, $7 at neutrogena.com · Best anti-aging product: RoC Multi-Correxion Night Treatment, $25 at Walgreens · Best acne treatment: ProActiv Refining Mask, $28 at 888-819-2019 · Best moisturizer: Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream, $25 at drugstores · Best eye product: Clinique Repairwear LaserFocus Wrinkle and UV Damage Corrector, $45 at clinique.com
Editors’ picks: · Best eye shadow: Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eye Shadows, $32 each at giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com · Best eyeliner/shadow stick: Mark Ibiza Sol Marbleized Eye Shadow stick, $10 at meetmark.com
Experts’ picks: · Best lipstick: L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipcolour, $10 at lorealparisusa.com · Best lip gloss: Chanel Glossimer, $29 at chanel.com · Best concealer: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, $28 at lauramercier.com · Best foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10, $34 at esteelauder.com · Best mascara: Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara, $25 at lancome.com · Best Bronzer: Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder, $49 at sephora.com · Best blush: Nars blush in Orgasm, $27 at narscosmetics.com · Best eyeliner: Shiseido makeup Automatic Fine Eyeliner, $29 at nordstrom.com · Best eye shadow: MAC eye shadow, $15 at maccosmetics.com · Best nail polish: Essie nail color in Smokin’ Hot, $8 at essie.com
Readers’ picks: · Best lipstick: Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, $15 at clinique.com · Best lip gloss: MAC tinted Lipglass in Nymphette, $15 at maccosmetics.com · Best concealer: CoverGirl Fresh Complexion under eye concealer, $6 at covergirl.com · Best foundation: Bare Escentuals BareMinerals matte SPF15 foundation, $28 at sephora.com · Best mascara; CoverGirl LashBlast Volume mascara, $9 at covergirl.com · Best bronzer: Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Warmth, $18 at ulta.com · Best blush: Nars blush in Orgasm, $27 at narscosmetics.com · Best eyeliner: Maybelline New York Unstoppable liner, $7 at drugstores · Best eyeshadow: MAC eyeshadow, $15 at maccosmetics.com · Best nail polish: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color, $5 at drugstores
I’m absolutely in love with this new collection from Fallon, called Therapy. There’s really not much for me to say, because all I can think of is praise! I hope the pictures speak for themselves. I’ve checked out Fallon’s Online Shop and this collection doesn’t seem to be available online as of yet. Their site does feature a list of boutique locations however, and you can always call the company at 212.967.8592.
1. Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giò Pour Homme 2. Giorgio Armani Armani Code 3. Chanel Bleu de Chanel 4. Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men 5. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme 6. Ralph Lauren Polo Blue 7. Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme 8. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male 9. L’Homme Yves Saint Laurent 10. Ralph Lauren Polo Black
(as a personal note, I would like to say that the #1 on the men’s list is completely deserved.)