Posts tagged with haute pr
Whether you are professional, a student, a stay-at-home mom, or a working mom… you need to relax and unwind at the end of the day. My favorite way to end the day is to take a nice bubble bath with some fruit and ice tea. The bubbles are not the only thing that is important about this ritual though. I like my bubble baths to smell good and to moisturize my skin. I’ve used all kinds of products for bubble baths from drug store brands to expensive brands. My favorite bath products by far is from Lush. Lush sells wonderful bath items that smell delicious and are made from very high quality ingredients. They have an array of different scents and for bubble baths, I always get two products to put into my bath tub: a bubble bar and a bath bomb. You put in the bubble bar first which dissolves very quickly and is meant to create a lot of bubbles and moisturize your skin. Then, you accompany the bubble bar with the bath bomb which starts fizzing when it comes in contact with hot water to help the bubble bar create even more bubbles!
My favorite bubble bar is the Flosty Gritter because it’s glittery and it is lavender scented. Lavender is a calming scent so not only will this bubble bar make your bath water pretty, but it’ll be aromatherapy as well!
My favorite bath bomb is Honey Bee because it smells AMAZING.
Find your closest Lush store at www.lush.com
Living in New York City, my feet are always in pain and crying for some treatment. I probably walk up to five miles a day going to everywhere I need to go whether that is to meet friends or to go to work (okay, that might be an overstatement, but that’s how I feel at the end of the day). Although I would love to go to a spa and get a foot massage, I really don’t have the time for that nor the money. I would need a foot massage once a week for how tired they are. The Body Shop offers a miracle worker product called the Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray ($10). I discovered it a few years ago and gave it to my mother as a present. My mother being a CEO of a very successful consulting company, she’s wearing heels from 9am-5pm every weekday or even longer. I gave her this spray, but I never tried it myself until a few months ago when I went into The Body Shop for fun. I tested the foot spray on my boyfriend at the mall and he absolutely Loved it despite all the complaining he had done when I told him to take off his shoes and socks in the middle of the store (Haha, true story). These days, I’ve found out that in a matter of just a few months, I’ve practically finished the whole product! I cannot live without the spray. It is so refreshing for my foot and makes my feet smell nice and minty. You can even put it in the fridge to make it even cooler, but based on my experience, the spray is great even without being in the fridge.
If you try out the foot spray and you think it’s great, you should definitely get The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Leg Gel ($14) as well. It does the same thing as the foot spray, but it’s for your legs and the product works amazing as well. It revives your legs back up again, ready for long walks. What I normally will do is stop by my house before I go out to meet my friends after work to take three minutes to just spray my feet and rub some cooling gel on my legs so that I’m ready for a night out in the city. Plus, the last thing men want to hear about is how painful your shoes are or how tired you are.
Purchase them at any The Body Shop store or online: www.thebodyshop.com
I love getting cute makeup bags. I always get cute makeup (love Benefit packaging) that’s always packaged nicely, so why would I put my makeup in anything else than a cute one? I never have problems finding cute makeup bags because they’re everywhere. However, there is one issue that I have with most of them. They aren’t machine-washable. This is crucial to me because somehow my eyeliner, foundation, you name it, always gets everywhere in my makeup bag. When I found out about the RuMe bags, I was very excited. All RuMe products are machine washable and they have the cutest prints to offer. My personal favorite that works amazingly as a makeup bag is this:
At $4.50 each, they are so affordable. They were originally created for the purpose of replacing Ziploc bags to help the environment, but they are great as makeup bags as well. Also, no more worries about products getting all over the inside of the bag because it’s machine washable! Just pop it in the washer with the rest of your laundry. Lastly, wanted to show you another one of my favorites:
For more information: www.rumebags.com
You can purchase them at the following locations: The Container Store, Amazon, RuMe Online, Neiman Marcus
Have you ever gotten a pedicure and then gotten an “emergency phone call” from either your sister, friend, child, or boss? Yup, I’m talking about the phone calls that are never really an emergency, but you have to leave the nail salon anyway because you have to comfort your friend who recently dumped her boyfriend. Or it could be your child who half way through the school day, realized he forgot his homework assignment at home and needs it right away. Well, it’s always been annoying trying to run out of the nail salon in the flimsy pedicure shoes that the salons give out. Somehow, they always seem to fall apart while you walk to your car or some other disaster. Hence, Alissa Kraisosky, the owner and designer of Summer Jasmines has come up with the solution! Let me introduce you to the revolutionary pedicure shoes:
Now you can run out of the salon whenever without worrying that your new pedicure gets ruined!
In my experience, eyeliner has been one of the hardest makeup products to use. There’s so much precision involved and it always seems that my eyeliner ends up on my cheeks during these hot and humid months of summer. Although I’ve mastered the art of applying my eyeliner every morning, it takes me a lot of concentration and scrutiny for me to get it just right. However, since I’ve discovered Bobbi Brown Long-wear Gel Eyeliner, now I spend only a few seconds to apply my eyeliner. It’s waterproof and it comes in many different colors. At $21, it is definitely not cheap, but completely worth the fact that it decreases the time you need to spend on getting the perfect eyes every morning when you’re in a rush. Not to mention, at the end of the night, a lot of times, it is rather difficult to take waterproof eyeliner off even with the best eye makeup remover, but Bobbi Brown comes off hassle-free.
Dry hands are never attractive and as insignificant as the beauty of your hands may seem, it is very important! The last thing that your significant other would want when he or she wants to hold your hand is to feel coarse skin. Single? Well, you never know when the moment when you meet your significant other will occur! Hence, prepare for the unexpected moments. I discovered this product randomly when I was looking for an item to add to my Sephora shopping cart so that I wouldn’t have to pay shipping (I know, silly, but I know you do it too). It is the Sephora by O.P.I. Hand Scrub.
This is an exfoliating scrub that smooths and renews hands in a matter of seconds! I was quite skeptical about this product because what could possibly make the O.P.I. Hand Scrub better than any old exfoliating body scrub? Well, I must say, I was blown away by this product. I’m not sure whether it’s the natural sugar crystals that do the trick or the alpha hydroxyl acids, but whatever it is that does the trick, it’s amazing. Not to mention, this product smells so delicious too! Every time I use this product after washing my hands, I always insist on my boyfriend smelling them (LOL). Another great place to use this product is on your foot. It’s $8, so the next time you go to Sephora, this purchase is a must.
Victoria’s Secret makes amazing body products; their lotions have been the Haute PR Beauty Babe’s favs for years. Their new scent, “Lost in Fantasy” is very sexy, featuring sweet passion fruit, wild Brazilian orchid, and warm musk that will take you away to a fantasy world when you put it on. Plus, the hand and body lotion is ultra moisturizing, so you can be assured that you’ll stay smooth and pampered. There are tons of other scents to try out, too, so check them out!
Who doesn’t love frosting? The Haute PR Beauty Babes definitely do, and along with our love of looking like a summery bronze siren, we’re very interested in Laura Geller’s Baked Body Frosting. It can be worn wet or dry, and even though it’s a body powder, it moisturizes your skin while giving you a great tan glow. It’s great for adding a bit of color when you haven’t had the time to go out much, or to give your skin a special touch for a night out.
Lance Bass got super glam recently in a photoshoot with Mike Ruiz and we love his look! We’re totally digging the smokey gray eye and the uber contoured cheeks, but most of all we love his sparkly, slick black lip. It requires careful application, but it’s totally worth it to look so shockingly chic. Goth glam requires lots of confidence, but the Haute PR Beauty Babes are sure that all our lovely readers can pull it off! Our pick for creating this look is Urban Decay’s Oil Slick lippie; it’ll last all day and adds some dimension to not-so-basic black. And for girls involved in NYC Beauty PR, we def need something long-lasting that will stand out!
Some of the Haute PR Beauty Babes are from the lovely South and are very familiar with the magnificence of mint julips. A summer Southern staple, the drink is refreshing and feminine, so it’s only fitting that Lush has a Mint Julip Lip Scrub to refresh your lips this summer.
It apparently tastes like mint chocolate ice cream, which is pretty hard to beat! Lip scrubs are a great way to prep your lips before applying lipstick or lipgloss, and to renew your lips after hot, tiring summer days. It’s also vegan, a big plus for natural-product lovers!
If you’re not a fan of mint, it comes in different flavors; check them out at lush.com.