Tess Giberson’s Winter Forest Bag is Available Now!

Beauty.com’s first holiday bag of the season is available starting today!  New York City designer Tess Giberson designed this bag exclusively for Beauty.com.  It has a gorgeous wintry forest silhouette – perfect for the season!  It comes filled with samples of some of my favorite products too.  Get it now while supplies last!

Tess Giberson's Winter Forest Bag is available now on Beauty.com!

Tess Giberson’s Winter Forest Bag is available now on Beauty.com!

Let’s Talk Baby Products…

Hello!  I was absent from fashion week this season because I had a baby – so along with hanging out with my baby daughter I have been spending a lot of time with some baby products!  Read on below to find a few of my favorites…

Organic Pharmacy 

I LOVE these baby products.  The shampoo, conditioner and body wash that I use on my older daughter smell incredible like chamomile and apricots without being too fragrance-ey.  They also don’t irritate her delicate skin.

Organic Pharmacy Baby

Organic Pharmacy Baby

Babo Botanicals

I am a huge fan of Babo Botanicals.  Their Oat and Calendula formula also smells fabulous and cleans gently.  They also make a great de-tangler that I use on my eldest.

Babo Botanicals

Babo Botanicals

VMV Hypoallergencis

Another line that I am crazy about is VMV Hypoallergenics.  I’m a big fan of coconut oil I think it’s a great oil for babies and mommies.  It is a key ingredient in the VMV mom and baby line.  I’m really into their Grandma Minnie’s Oil’s Well Nurturing Do-It-Oil.  I love to use it to prevent diaper rash and for a massage after the bath.  The Grandma Minnie’s Kid Gloves Monolaurin Hand Sanitizer is great because it doesn’t dry out your hands like most hand sanitizers canTheir Big Brave BooBoo Balm is another multi-use product of which I’m a big fan.  With this balm you’re always covered – whether you have mosquito bites, eczema or chapped lips this Balm is the bomb!

VMV Hypoallergenics

VMV Hypoallergenics

Mommy’s Bliss

Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water is an essential that can get you out of a fussy bind.

Mommy's Bliss Gripe Water

Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water

Aveeno

Aveeno Soothing Bath is a favorite for my older daughter who has very dry skin.

Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment

Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment

Mustela

I love the extra gentle and moisturizing Stelatopia line.  I especially love the Stelatopia Milky Bath Oil.  And the Hydra stick is another multi-use moisturizing product that is great for cheeks and lips on both mama and baby – it’s great for throwing in your purse and applying any time.

Mustela

Mustela

I hope you mamas out there love these baby products as much as I do.  Enjoy!!

Beauty.com Holiday Gift Guide is Live!

Can you believe it’s already time to start thinking about the holidays?  Luckily the Beauty.com Holiday Gift Guide is already live so I can start my gift list early this year!  I’m loving all the pretty new sets from Bliss, Too Faced and Laura Geller.  What’s on your wish list this season?

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Fashion Week Flashback with James Pecis!

In this week’s Fashion Week Flashback series hair stylist James Pecis shared his tips and tricks for creating some of our favorite hair styles backstage at New York Fashion Week.  Check out the posts here if you haven’t already seen them!

#FashionWeekFlashback with James Pecis at Edun

#FashionWeekFlashback with James Pecis at Edun

#FashionWeekFlashback with James Pecis at Honor

#FashionWeekFlashback with James Pecis at Honor

#FashionWeekFlashback with James Pecis at Zero+Maria Cornejo

#FashionWeekFlashback with James Pecis at Zero+Maria Cornejo

Tune in next week to see Maki Ryoke take us through the beauty look at Adam Selman’s NYFW runway show!

 

Must-Have Baby Toys and Products

There’s so much choice when it comes to baby product and toys. I’m a mom to a toddler and a newborn so I’ve had a chance to try out and test a lot of products! In the video below I’ve shared the best toys for entertaining a toddler while getting ready, the best on-the-go products for clean up and more!

The Walking Dead’s Emily Kinney Shares Her Favorite Beauty Picks!

The next season of AMC’s The Walking Dead begins this Sunday!  Star of the show, Emily Kinney who plays Beth Greene, is the newest Guest Editor on Beauty.com.  Emily shares her favorite skin care, beauty and other Beauty.com picks with us.  Check her page out now and don’t forget to tune in on Sunday :)

Emily Kinney's Guest Editor Page is Live Now on Beauty.com!

Emily Kinney’s Guest Editor Page is Live Now on Beauty.com!

 

A New York Artist’s Go-To Skincare…

I recently sat down with my friend, artist Costanza Theodoli-Braschi, to chat about which beauty products she can’t get enough of at the moment.  Not surprisingly this British-born illustrator has a soft spot in her heart for Boots!  See below for her go-to picks:

Costanza Theodoli-Braschi, Freelance Artist and Illustrator

Costanza Theodoli-Braschi, Freelance Artist and Illustrator

I absolutely love Boots No7 products and am so thrilled they have finally made it to the US!  Until recently I used to stock up whenever I went to London and my suitcase would be heaving.  This serum is wonderful for soft skin and gives the face a dewy glow:

Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Protection & Perfection Serum

Boots No7
Protect & Perfect Protection & Perfection Serum

Fashion Week Flashback!

Did you get a chance to see our Fashion Week Flashback series on Instagram this week?  Colour Theorist Nonie Creme shared some great tips on color and manicures in her video series.  Check them out below:

Next week Master Hairstylist James Pecis will share tips and tricks to getting the hair look at three New York Fashion Week shows!

Ten Tricks to Faking a Good Night’s Sleep

I recently spoke with Yahoo! Beauty about how to look like you’ve had a great night’s sleep – even if you haven’t!

10 Tricks for Faking a Good Night's Sleep

10 Tricks for Faking a Good Night’s Sleep

NYFW Spring 2015 – Milly

The beauty team backstage at Milly was made up of Bob Recine for hair, Mark Carrasquillo for makeup and Katie Jane Hughes for nails.  The idea behind the beauty look was a rosy-cheeked British girl with summer freckles.  For the collection, designer Michelle Smith drew from the following inspiration:

“Michelle drew inspiration from the bold conceptual art of Dan Graham and John Baldessari.  Smith constructs an energetic collection through luxurious, futuristic fabrics and cascading silhouettes.  The color spectrum of the collection, grounded in black and white, features kinetic bursts of saturated color.  Cobalt, poppy, yellow and mint echo the palette favored by Baldessari.  Complex textures and layered transparency are streamlined through minimal, sculptural shapes.”

Milly designer Michelle Smith backstage at NYFW SS2015

Milly designer Michelle Smith backstage at NYFW SS2015