Spring's still a terribly long way off, but the arrival of a new year makes me yearn for freshness. I'll never abandon my favorite skin care regimen completely, but lately it's felt like time to explore a few new formulas for my skin. The first brand I checked out this year was 3Girls Holistic, which I had heard great things about. 3GH caught my eye for its pregnancy and postpartum products (you can find them at Motherhood Maternity- great to see natural beauty products there!), but I ended up giving their skin care a whirl first, since I'm still waiting for baby to arrive! The ingredients are clean, simple and, if not organic, natural.Read More
Next Wednesday, the place to be in beauty won't be backstage at the fashion shows in Lincoln Center. It won't be at the world's largest Sephora in Shanghai, nor will it be in the top secret labs of L'Oreal or Revlon.
The place to be in beauty on Wednesday September 4th will be in NYC's Flatiron District, at the James Corbett Studio, from 5 to 9 pm.
I love a good makeover story. Hollywood has done them to pieces, so has TLC, but they don't happen that often in the beauty industry. When they do, I get excited.
Over the past few years, I've watched one company in particular blossom from Sprout Wellness, to Sprout, to its grown-up and gorgeous new incarnation, SW Basics of Brooklyn. I first found this company while writing an article for the beauty pages of Boho magazine back in 2010. I thought the all-over cream was to die for. A year later, I was introduced to their bolder, hipper identity, Sprout. The lip balm was instantly a purse staple. Today the brand has added even more new products, and come of age as SW Basics of Brooklyn. And it fits. Vogue, W mag, Whole Living (RIP), and New York mag agree.
Founder Adina Grigore has a serious talent for mixing a few simple ingredients into pure elegance. Using these products makes you wonder why complicated beauty products dominate the market. More isn't always more, and SW Basics is proof that beauty can be effective and simple at the same time.
Four things I love about SW Basics products:Read More