How to make the perfect salted caramel sauce.
1. They raved about Bare Minerals new BB called “Complexion Rescue” which improves hydration by 25% in one week. Not out yet.
2. Break sugar addiction by taking 1,000 milligrams of the amino acid glutamine every 3-4 hours for two weeks (Dr. Frank Lipman, author of “New Health Rules”)
3. Living Proof has a new $500 product that promised to “smooth and reshape” under eye area; put it on, wait three hours and get flawless, no-bags skin. Temporary, of course.
4. Gillette has a new razor for women based on the same rollerball technology as the Dyson vacuum; no more nicked-knees. Gillette Venus Swirl.
5. New second-generation at-home laser devices have FDA clearance to penetrate deep below the skin’s surface to stimulate collagen. They also come with a serious new price tag; around 700.00 for a device.
6. There’s a weird new device for getting beachy-waves: it’s this cylindrical plastic tube with a sort of corkscrew thing inside that you attach to your dryer. You slip a chunk of hair into it and it twists into “perfectly imperfect spirals.” (I think I’ll pass on this one!) Forstyler.com
7. For $30 bucks there’s a salon that will send you a custom hair color kit after you send them a picture and fill out a questionnaire. Includes access to a voice-activated app that talks you through the process of applying color. Madison-Reed.com
8. To get even color with nude-hued nail polish, paint on two coats, then apply a coat of ridge-filling base coat and follow with a slick of shiny topcoat. 4 coats total.
9. Calculate how much water you need to drink daily by multiplying your weight by .67. Add 12 ounces for every 1/2-hour of exercise.
10. The Elsa side-braid is over. Let it go.
I got up super early November 16 and ordered up a storm from this new collaboration. Already a fan of Toms shoes, I was excited to see the other products in this line such as sweaters, scarves, and home goods. Between what I bought ( a lot) and what I later saw in store, I pretty much saw all the offerings. Here are my hits and misses.
So many amazing ideas to steal from the nominated gardens. Here are some of my favorites.
We love to find great stuff in the most unlikely of places, and QVC certainly qualifies as a “who knew” sort of G&G shopping venue. But look what we found!
My mania for mixing media started with this iconic image of the great one, Elle Macpherson, in a formal frock with flats (NYC, 2005) but lately my fascination has turned to the artful pairing of boots and balls gowns.
It’s one of my favorite combos; a rough and tumble boot with a lady-like full skirt. Here are few examples…
Is this a look only for the very young, or could anyone with a badass swagger pull it off?
My terrarium has been lumbering on dutifully for several years now and frankly, it needs a reboot. Until I have time (and know what the heck to do), I love this idea, from Terrain, for adding a seasonal touch. Terrain is a dreamy nursery/garden center/garden shop outside of Philadelphia, created by the folks at Anthropologie. It’s the mothership calling me home.
Anyway, head out to the yard, find a fallen twig, and attach an Easter-y egg with a string. So simple!