With the holidays here, I find it important to balance the over indulging feasts and high-stress work week with some health-conscious actions. This past weekend I made a trip to Higher DOSE in the east village to give infrared saunas a try.
Today I just got a list of all the AMAZING Cyber Monday deals and steals that I cannot wait to share with you when the sales begin. What I can say for now is that there are many ways to save this holiday season! And on really high-end products as well. But for today, we are focusing on the beauty enthusiast in your life. That woman who could never have enough red lipsticks, or can identify the type of mascara you are wearing. That lady is special to us and we want to share which gifts will melt her beautiful heart.
Creme de la creme
Trying cryotherapy has been on my list for awhile. When I met Katrina the owner of Elite Cryo Lounge in New York City, I knew it was time to give it a shot!
I’ve heard of the health benefits of cryotherapy prior to my visit but never knew the history. According to Katrina, Eastern Europeans have been using this technique for ages.
“We would go into hot saunas and get our body very hot then jump into the snow on a freezing day or night in winter. So this is like an alternative to it. There are many great health benefits including anti-aging, muscular pain relief, rejuvenation, weight lost (when done with the right excersising and diet).”
So what is Cryotherapy and the Benefits?
The colder months are here and that means it is time to break out the ultra moisturizing creams! But sometimes even the most hydrating skin creams don’t cut it. That’s why I’ve been on the hunt for a simple yet tactful way to keep my skin healthy and glowing all winter long. It has to be simple or I won’t follow through. None of that “12 steps to beauty” nonsense!
Enter Evian Spray! I was recently sent their facial spray that can be used for instant hydration, a makeup setter, or assist in doing fabulous at home facials. Intrigued by the concept, I gave it a whirl.
Earlier this month, I was able to attend the launch of Aerin Lauder’s new perfume, Tangier Vanille. If the name sounds familiar, you may know of her grandmother, Estée Lauder. Estée Lauder was an amazing business woman who launched a large makeup, skincare, and fragrance corporation in 1946. The mega house is the owner of several lines such as Clinique, Smashbox, Tory Burch Fragrance and of course Aerin Lauder luxury beauty.
Before attending the event, I knew a bit about Aerin and her ties with the Lauder family. When living in Palm Beach for a few months, I would drive by her uncle’s Leonard Lauder house while running errands with my mom. Being on the small island with similar last names made for an amusing time. But never did I realize how successful of a business women Aerin had become herself. She is the director of Estée Lauder style and image, owner of a small furniture and accessories collection, and manages AERIN. Her impressive net worth is well over 2 billion dollars.
The launch of AERIN Tangier Vanille took place at the Penthouse suite of the NoMad Hotel. It had just down poured moments before the launch. Creating a very humid, muggy, overcast climate; the perfect setting for a Moroccan inspired event.
There were oriental rugs, palm trees, and wicker leather chairs throughout the venue. Zebra print fabric mimicking the packaging of the fragrance laid beneath the beautiful display of Aerin’s line. Every detail was thought of and it was beautiful.
The scent itself was a light yet warm fragrance with hints of vanilla. One of the women who overlooks Aerin’s production was there describing the line. She also happened to work for Estée and was hired by her! Aerin recounted the story of her grandmother’s interviewing process. Estée Lauder would have two fragrances on her desk, one good and one that smelled awful. She would ask the interviewees what they thought of each. She hired the ones that 1) had a good nose and 2) told the truth. What a great lesson and amazing way to filter through interviewees.
Here are a few of my favorite moments from the night.
Here is the new line! Feel free to click on the items you’re most interested in and it will direct you to where you can purchase. Enjoy!