Apparently, I have unruly and rebellious hair. At least that was the diagnosis of Marie Molnar, owner of the James Deagan Salon (5 Cedar St, Dobbs Ferry 914-231-7174) when I visited her cozy shop recently. Her Rx? The Unruly And Rebellious Hair line from Rene Furterer of Paris, which, conveniently, she sells in the salon. The shampoo ($26) and conditioner ($28) are great, but what really sold me (and my hair-straightening daughter), was the Myrrhea anti-frizz silkening potion ($32). Just a dab will do you, smoothed onto towel-dried hair. No need to rinse; just blow-dry as usual. While I can’t quite achieve salon results, it’s pretty close. Consider me tamed.
When my friend Dana first introduced me to the art of nail buffing a few years back, she gave me fabulous buffing block she had purchased in her native California, name brand unknown. I used it religiously…until my dog ate it. Since then, I’ve been making do with a series of unsatisfactory buffers.
What’s a girl to do? Ask the nail experts at Kiss, the makers of the oh-so-easy press-on French manicure nails that I wrote about last in the May 2009 issue of Westchester Magazine. They sent me a batch of files and I’m happy to report that I finally found a replacement that works. The Kiss 4-Way Ultra Shiner ($1.19 at Target, CVS, and other stores) does...
HEALING HEARTS FOR HAITI
We don’t make a habit of sending Westchesterites to the city, but when it’s to benefit the youngest victims of the Haitian earthquake, we make an exception. Bruce Schoenberg, owner of Oasis Day Spa (50 Livingstone Ave, Dobbs Ferry, 914-409-1900; One Park Ave, New York, 212-254-7722) is the chair of this fundraiser to be held February 12 from noon to 8 pm in the Grand Ballroom at the
As winter grinds on, our skin takes the brunt of it. In the nick of time, L’Occitane en Provence comes to the rescue with its brand-new collection of moisturizers. What’s the secret? High concentrations of ultra-luxe shea butter to restore moisture (smoothing fine dehydration lines and adding a little dash of glow) while forming a protective layer to hold it in, keeping that glow going all day long. Feels fabulous on your skin too.
Fabulous Serum, $39, 1 oz
Ultra Rich Face Cream, $39, 1.7 oz
Ultra Rich Face Soap, $10, 2.5 oz
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