Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Get a Red Carpet-Ready Gent with Tommy John

The Oscars are coming up this Sunday, so cue the confetti! I've loved the red-carpet looks we've seen from all the lovely ladies this awards-season...but I'm also really enjoying this year's focus on those strong, stylish men! While most of the guys in our lives won't be walking the red carpet this Sunday (unless you're reading, Angelina!) they can absolutely be red-carpet ready for any special event in their lives with a few grooming essentials and some rockin' base-layer undergarments that will eliminate the need for any embarrassing adjustments or wardrobe malfunctions. You never know when the paparazzi may be standing by! So without further ado, below are a few mens' must-haves:

1  Cool Cotton Trunks from Tommy John
This innovative smart fabric is amazingly light a breathable, whether he's at an awards ceremony or just going to the gym! These trunks wick away moisture 4-5 times faster and keep 2-3 times cooler than regular cotton.

2  Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
A man's handshake is just as important as his award-winning style! Don't forget to toss him this hand salve before he heads out to meet and greet the people – adoring fans or brunch friends.

3  Mr. Incredible Leave-In Conditioner from Drybar
He'll be looking as sexy as George Clooney with a few spritzes of this leave-in conditioner from Drybar. It softens and conditions with hints of sandalwood and ginger mint. Yes, please!

4  Second Skin Crew Neck Undershirt from Tommy John
This soft undershirt made from a patented, non-pilling Micro Modal fabric will feel like a silky second skin under that red carpet tux or that office attire. Almost like he's wearing nothing at all!

5  Men's Socks from Tommy John
Let him show some extra personality or a pop of color with these fun sock options! And with InvisiGrip® and Stay Dry technologies, plus arch support, he can work that red carpet or party all night feeling cool and comfortable.

6, 7 Cade Shaving Oil and After Shave Balm from L'Occitane
He'll have a face ready for photo opportunities galore (and smell amazing too) with these shaving products from L'Occitane. The scent evokes dry wood and citrus for a masculine aroma that will make him a winner no matter what.

Monday, February 8, 2016

REVIEW: LUSH Shoot for the Stars Bath Bomb

This bath bomb from LUSH was an absolute fireworks show for the eyes. It just spun around and turned the bath water into a foaming, tie-dyed mixture of white, yellow, and blue. And each color had some shimmer mixed in that really made this bomb a celestial experience. I definitely recommend trying this one for yourself, and I also think it'd be fantastic for kids.

Calming, shimmering, mood-enhancing
Featured Ingredients
Brazilian orange oils, bergamot oils, silver lustre
Drop this in a warm bath and enjoy the explosion of colors as it releases its pigments into the water. Make sure to breathe in the heavenly, calming scent as you enjoy.
My Review
I found this bomb to be quite enjoyable, if only for the show. I have used LUSH bath bombs that were more nourishing, and left my skin feeling better. But this has to have been the most beautiful experience of any bomb I've used. It left a bit more residue than I typically see, but again my little secret is always to run the shower afterwards to really make sure there's no glitter or pigment left over after my bath. The smell was very pleasant and quite a classic sweet-smelling LUSHy scent. I am definitely able to set aside my disdain for all things orange when it comes to LUSH products. I would maybe repurchase this just for fun, and for the visuals, but if my skin needs a good moisturizing soak-session, I will always go with Butterball or Honeybee, both of which are quite plain in terms of the colors.

I'm very excited to try a few new Valentine's Day products. How about you guys? Anything catching your eye at LUSH lately? Post a comment below. I'd love to hear about it!


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Friday, February 5, 2016

2016's Top Spring Trenches

I LOVE a trench coat. I love a classic trench, a colorful/patterned trench, a trench made from non-traditional fabrics...the sky's the limit! If I could have an entire closet dedicated to coats and jackets (which I did before I moved to New York City) over 50% of it was filled with trench coats...All of which went to live with a nice family on a farm when I ended up in Manhattan, but that's neither here nor there. Since my last remaining (favorite, comfortable, just right) trench literally began to disintegrate into mere fibers held together by prayers after wearing it for 3 straight seasons a year for maybe 10 years, I've decided to pull the trigger on a better trench that will last a lifetime. Price point is not a concern, as long as it's great quality, a flattering style, and something classic enough that I could see myself wearing it forever. Below are a few I've added to my list to try on. I will absolutely keep you posted on this journey and share pictures of the winner this Spring! Wish me luck!

1  Gap Short Trench | $98 USD
2  Kate Spade Classic Twill Trench Coat | $498 USD
3  Banana Republic Suede Trench | $698 USD
4  J. Crew Icon Trench Coat | $298 USD