Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Glow From The Outside In

Every New York woman should have a make up set in her beauty arsenal.  When time is of the essence it is the easiest thing to grab because it has all the essentials.  For example, tarte’s  Glow Your Way To Gorgeous 8-pc Maracuja & Clay Collection available through QVC is a great investment at under $55.  If you were to individually purchase the contents of the kit it would set you back almost $200.  It is an eight piece collection to help ladies keep that glow throughout the summer without having to worry that her make up will melt off in this New York summer heat.  The high quality ingredients of the Amazonian clay and pure maracuia oil aid in that rejuvenated and re-energized inner glow.  To use effectively start with the Maracuja Creaseless Concealer which comes in three shades.  With the blush brush that is included swipe on the Amazonian Clay blush for a hint of shimmer.  For the eyes there is a cream shadow that is to be used with the included brush to pat the cream on, and then intensify the eye with the SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Liner for a smoky effect.  Add the finishing touch with the Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara, which is a favorite among beauty addicts because you get voluminous lashes.  A beautiful blush toned, shimmery LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster is included which puts the final touch on the whole look from the kit.  This complete kit is perfect kit to grab if a last minute trip to the Hamptons is in order, you will be set to jet off.
The Glow Your Way To Gorgeous 8-pc Maracuja & Clay Collection is only available on, but Tarte cosmetics can be purchased at Sephora locations throughout New York. 
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Not Your Average Joe

Heading to the Hamptons in the summer you would expect to pay through the nose for everything. Example, tomatoes at the Amagansett Farmer's market were 5.99 a pound. Could they be THAT good?  Then on a sweltering morning after purchasing the above tomatoes (yes they were that good) my mom and I headed into East Hampton.  In the mood to just browse we walked into Joe Fresh.  With its white washed floors, sparsely merchandised racks, we were expecting just to browse.  I was floored by the price tag of what I expected to be expensive basics: a simple fold over skirt for less than 20, ribbed tanks for 8. These are Old Navy prices without the disgusting messy dressing room.  Everything is merchandised on the racks by color with various styles from flowy dresses to to chic eyelet button-downs.  Sizes run the gamut, and there is a style for everyone.  I just came out with a ribbed tank, but had that simple $20 dress come in any other color than grey I would probably be wearing it as I write this.  Nothing was over $70, and the lowest priced item were the $4 flip flops.  The company is Canadian based, and the East Hampton shop is just a pop up. Don't fret that you won't be able to catch the Jitney before Labor day, Joe Fresh is opening this fall in Manhattan.  There will be even more variety than what this little shop has.  In the mean time lose yourself in the the website before the shop opens.
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