Kiehl’s Imperial Body Balm

open kiehlsI have really dry skin this time of year, so if I could (afford it) I would bathe in this stuff.  I love the packaging, the way it smells — a special blend of amber and vanilla essences — and most importantly, the result.  This product deeply hydrates my skin all day without being greasy or messy.  The gorgeous yellow coloring comes from the natural ingredient, Sea Buckhorn Berry, which is able to survive harsh climates and is known for its healing and protective properties.

More about the Balm:

  • Inspired by old-world Russian herbal remedies
  • Deeply hydrates, regenerates, and comforts extremely dry, lackluster skin
  • Accelerates cell turnover with honey and fruit glycolic acids to immediately reveal a new skin softness and radiance
  • High levels of antioxidant-rich butters help protect skin from environmental damage

For more information click HERE

Charity: Ball 2009

December 14, 2009, New York City

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Advanced tickets are now available for Charity Water’s annual Charity: Ball.

Click HERE to purchase. Hope to see you there!

What is Charity Water?

Right now, 1.1 billion people on the planet don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water. That’s one in six of us.

Charity: water is a non profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. They give 100% of the money raised to direct project costs, funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need. Just $20 can give one person in a developing nation clean water for 20 years.

For more information on Charity Water and how you can get involved, click HERE

Belated Birthday Thank You!

A very belated thank you to everyone who called, texted, emailed, sent cards and came to my birthday.  You all made this day very special for me.  Leila and Natasha (and Jon), I really appreciate you helping me get ready.

Special thanks to…

Jordi for all the photographs!

Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa for doing my makeup. More details on my look HERE

Brad Stevens, my most favorite tattoo artist who doesn’t know it yet, but is going to draw me a belated birthday picture.

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Photographed with Brad Stevens

To Daniel Feld for the AMAZING necklace he made me out of a butterfly wing from the Amazon (I love it so much!).

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To Spin New York for hosting a wonderful birthday and showing my guests a great time.  I think I worked off all the calories from my birthday drinks playing ping pong in my heels.

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To Ducks, the restaurant at Spin for the great food and Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Sandwich that was better then any cake I could have asked for!

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Making my wish!

And especially to the LOVES of my life who got me the jazz band, the Mad Jazz Hatters from one of my favorite restaurants, Moto to play my party.  This is probably one of the most amazing gifts I’ve ever received.

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Mad Jazz Hatters

The custom lyrics about my life they worked into their songs was really the icing on the cake!

Unconventional Beauty Tips

Sometimes you’re not at home to fix some of life’s little inconveniences.  So here are a few quick tips:

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  • You’re out on the town and you’ve broken a nail.  No nail file? Use either a brick off a building to file or even better a matchbook! This should help tie you over until you’re home and can properly file.
  • On a trip and you break out? Try eye drops on your blemish to diminish redness.   Also, toothpaste can be used to spot treat and help dry out that pimple so that it’s cleared up by morning.
  • A little nippy out? Turn your high beams off with Bandaid ActivFlex! They hide amazingly well under clothes.  I find this one hilarious!