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New Skincare from Kiehl’s, L’Occitane, Kate Somerville and more!


This has been an exciting month for skincare launches. A lot of cult favorites from Kiehl’s L’Occitane, and Kate Somerville have just launched sister products while Algenist is starting off the year with a set of their best-sellers! Here’s what we’re buzzing about:



Aveda recently launched their Love Composition Oil as a tribute to Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda, who passed away a few years ago. I had the pleasure of meeting him several times and his commitment to creating the most natural and efficacious products and his holistic approach to life always inspired me. The Love Composition contains certified organic* aromatic composition oil for the whole shebang: body, bath, hair AND scalp. The oil helps restore and seal in moisture to leave skin soft, and supple. And offers a sensual blend of Australian sandalwood, jasmine,  vetiver and frankincense.

You can add a few drops to your bath, shower or on damp skin to seal in moisture or massage on to dry skin or hair. I like to put in on my wrists and breathe it in to relax. As a philanthropic bonus, Aveda donates $4 of every purchase to the National Audubon Society for projects that fight climate change.

Kate Somerville

Kate Somerville Exfolikate Intensive Treatment and DermalQuench Liquid Lift are two staples in my bathroom (both are amazing!) that I’m so excited that they have expanded both lines!


Kate Somerville Exfolikate Cleanser – Get ready to glow this new face wash. Based on the best-selling Exfolikate, this foaming cleanser has a smooth, creamy formula (don’t expect any scrubbers like the original) that takes off unwanted oil, makeup and surface impurities. And delivers one-two punch of radiance with the duo of AHA’s – Glycolic and Lacic Acids – as well as a blend of pineapple, pumpkin and papaya enzymes to purify without over-drying skin. It smells amazing, and carries the scent of pumpkin mixed with either the sweet pineapple or papaya (or both).

Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift + Retinol – When the original launched and we were able to take home Kate’s most sought-after Clinic treatment home, I was elated. The original adds a boost of oxygen to the skin (and so much more!) and what I call the most unnecessary necessary product. It’s my absolute go to after flights or when my skin needs a boost. I use it so sparingly since I never want it to run out. Now Kate Somerville has upped the ante by launching a DermalQuench with Retinol! The advanced pro-strength formula and advanced resurfacing treatment aggressively combats skin roughness, pore size, discoloration and fine lines while improving firmness and moisturization in skin. Oxygen + Retinol! Color me excited. Don’t forget to shake the bottle before applying.

Men’s Grooming Holiday Gift Guide


When it comes to taking care of their skin, guys can be clueless. Which is why the holidays are the perfect time to give him a little extra nudge. Whether he’s at skincare 101 or has a full fledge routine, we have something for every level of skincare connoisseur.

1. Dollar Shave Club (starting at $1/month + $2 shipping and handling) – Great for the practical man who loves a good shave, sign your man (dad, brother… friend!) up for a membership to the Dollar Shave Club. It’s the gift that keeps giving where every month a fresh razor arrives at their doorstep.  They also offer an assortment of grooming products that can be added in for an additional cost. They also offer gift packages starting at $35 for a 4 month subscription (which includes a 4X razor and 30z Shave Butter or product of his choice).

Must Do: L’Occitane En Provence Factory Tour


For any skincare lover, one of my must-do’s if you’re headed to the South of France is to visit the L’Occitane En Provence factory. Located in the Manosque region of Provence the location is home to the skincare brand’s factory, museum and garden. It also houses the factory store where visitors can enjoy a 10% off discount on all products.

L’OCCITANE En Provence New Launches!


Whether you’re a die-hard L’OCCITANE fan or lusting to try the brand, spring is the time to get your hands [face and body] on their latest spring arrivals. There’s something for everyone (Hint: Mother’s Day is coming up!).

14 Last Minute Must-Have Holiday Skincare Sets

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The count down is on if you’re looking for the perfect gift for any of the beauties on your list, let me personally recommend any of the below:

L’Occitane Launches First-Ever Sampling Box


The holidays just got even more merry! Pamper yourself (or a friend) with L’occiBox, L’Occitane’s first beauty sampling box! Discover the brand’s best-sellers and iconic must-haves and embark on a magical journey to Provence…

The beauty sampling program, L’OcciBox (pronounced “LOX – EE – BOX”) is a $15 sampling box that will offer L’Occitane shoppers mini versions of their favorite L’Occitane products once per season. The best part? No sign-up is required and each box will debut with a beautiful, pre-selected assortment of L’Occitane items and an exclusive gift from a special partner. Partners will change each season, launching with ELLE (so, you can expect the bonus gift to be highly coveted!)

The first L’OcciBox is wrapped as a present and available for purchase at L’Occitane boutiques nationwide. Consider us your Secret Santa because we have an exclusive offer for readers: visit this L’OcciBox link and enter the promo code, ‘DISCOVER’, at checkout for a MAJOR discount.

*Please note the box is listed on the website at its full retail value ($50+), but when the code is applied, the box becomes $15. Also, it can not be combined with any other promotions.

Celebrate L’Occitane’s NEW Verbena Collection This Thursday in NYC

 L'Occitane's NEW Verbena CollectionI recently came home to a lovely Lemon Verbena plant and the NEW L’Occitane Verbena Frission Collection, which consists of their invigorating Fresh Shower Gel, Cooling Body Gel, Refreshing Body Mist and soothing Bath Salts, Ice Gel for Legs & Feet, and Hand Cream Gel.

{Giveaway} The Perfect Father’s Day Gift: Mosaic Photo Book, L’Occitane Products + A Year Supply of Lavazza Coffee!

Mosaic App, L'Occitane giveaway

Father’s day is around the corner and it doesn’t get too much better then this! I’m partnering with Glamazon Diaries to gift two lucky winners a Mosaic Photo Book, which lets you create a custom photo album book using pictures stored on your Smartphone as well as your (or your friends/family…) Facebook pages for just $25. Best of all, it arrives in 2-4 days and takes minutes to create. And that’s not all. Since Mosaic is all about making special moments worth capturing, they are gifting a years supply of Lavazza Specialty Drip coffee and two mugs — since what better way to catch up with dad on all of those life moments then over coffee? And because Dad only deserves the best we’re throwing in a bottle of L’Occitane’s CADE EDT fragrance ($55) and their Limited Edition Pebble Soaps Set ($24).

Gift Guide: Fab Finds Under $50

If you’re stressing over the less then 2 week mark before Christmas, don’t there’s still time! (Plus now’s the time to shop, holiday prices are dropping!). Here are some of our favorite gift ideas for under $50.

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Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil Set ($32, $75 value) – In a world where eyeliner pencils are generally harder formulas, I’m grateful for Laura Mercier’s Kohl Eye Pencils, which glide on smoothly and have a much softer formula then other brands on the market. It”s easy to apply on the inside lining of the eyelid & the base of the lashes for a stand alone look, or it can be smudged and worked onto the eyelid for a smokey effect. This set comes in 5 Shades include Stormy Grey, Black Violet, Brown Copper, Black Gold and Black Navy.

Incase Capsule headphones ($49.95) – These are a great set of portable headphones for any commuters or travelers on your list. Both stylish and practical, they come with three different eartip sizes that are interchangeable for your most optimal comfort and fit. The audio cable features an integrated mic and remote to control audio playback and works with for sound and calls with Apple products (iPhone, iPod, iPad and MacBook).

Everlane The Solid Tote ($35) – I love this website. Everlane offers really great basics that can be worn on repeat without them getting tired. It’s an ease tote that fits comfortably over the shoulder, for carrying anything from groceries to your laptop. 

Those Three Little Words… Fashion’s Night Out.

Are you ready for the craziness that is Fashion’s Night Out? It’s all going down September 6th in NYC, so be sure to get your beauty sleep the night before because the parties and events are never ending and it’s bound to be an amazing time! Here are some of the happenings, for starters:

Who: Karen Millen

When and where: Thursday, September 6th from 6PM – 9PM. Karen Millen SoHo, 114 Prince St.

Who: fresh

What: Join fresh for the launch of their limited edition Fresh Turns 21 Oval Soaps. Meet the artist R Nichols, creator of Exclusive Artisanal Pieces and received an exclusive custom stationary with your purchase of $125. Plus get a sneak peek at Fresh’s new Sugar Berry Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15

When and where: Thursday, September 6th from 6-8PM, Fresh Union Square 872 Broadway, NYC

Who: Alexandra Taylor, Assouline and Fashion 4 Development (F4D)

What: Designer Alexandra Taylor has teamed up with F4D to advocate for the strengthening of collaborations between fashion and humanitarian efforts. FNO scarves will be sold for $55 and a portion of the proceeds will go to F4D.

When and where: Thursday, September 6th from 7PM – 9PM. X’TIGE SHOWROOM 37 West 57th Street, 11th Floor.

{FNO scarf, $55}

Who: Bergdorf Goodman

What: Bergdorf Goodman’s 111 birthday celebration! From 3PM – 6PM on the beauty level, expect guest appearances from beauty experts and makeup artists including Aerin LauderFrancis KurkdjianColette Malouf and Miss Pop nail barBrows by Sonjalashes by Taylor, DJ Johnny Dynell and more. Guests enjoy a gift with purchase fromBalenciaga Paris. From 6PM – 9PM on the third floor, celebrate Bergdorf’s new book Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman with author Sara James Mnookin and contributing designers like Bobbi BrownEdward BessLela RoseMichael BastianNaeem KhanRachel Zoe, and Thakoon Panichgul. From 6PM – 10PM on the main level, enjoy a dance party with Lady Bunny.

When and where: Thursday, September 6th from 3PM – 10PM at Fifth Avenue and 58th Street.