Beauty & Style
Beauty products for that holiday glow; gloves go color mad.
All That Glitters…
We’re bullish on precious metals: shimmery, sparkly, spectacular indulgences for the holiday season.
1/ Winter complexions often need a little pick-me-up, and Colour Tides mineral shimmering powder is just the ticket. Brush across the stripes of gold, bronze, and white to get a healthy, dewy glow on cheekbones, nose, and forehead. Complete the look with copper cream eyeliner (great alone or over black or blue liner) and earth copper lip gloss.
Colour Tides Mineral Powder $30, Eyeliner $16, Lip gloss $16.
Available at Devra Bader Skin Care and Beauty Spa, Scarsdale (914) 725-1158
5/ Ancient Chinese empresses applied pearl powder directly to their skin to create a flawless complexion. Today, Absolute Pearl skincare products contain crushed pearl powder to “brighten skin tone,” the company claims. We love the light concentrate as a base under makeup—its pearlized shimmer gives a radiant glow. And even though it is sold at a maternity spa, you don’t have to be pregnant to reap its benefits!
Absolute Pearl Light Concentrate One ounce $65.
Available at Edamame, The Maternity Spa, White Plains, (914) 948-1279
The Gold Standard
2-3/ Honest-to-goodness real 24k gold flakes are incoporated into Fleur’s Aroma Mineral Golden Collection. The Ambiance perfume is lightly scented with ylang-ylang flowers, the mineral bath powder has notes of Artemisia and Passion Flowers.
Fleur’s Aromamineral Golden Collection: Ambiance perfume $40. Golden Bath $96.50
Available at www.AquaVieDaySpa.com
The Midas Touch
6/ With an ounce of gold selling just shy of $600 on the world market, La Prairie’s latest indulgence is a veritable bargain at just $525 an ounce. The golden serum contains microscopic bits of 24k gold in a moisturizing emulsion, giving your complexion a subtle incandescence—it’s like candlelight for your skin.
La Prairie Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold $525.
Available at Nordstrom (914) 946-1122 and Neiman Marcus, (914) 428-2000
No Bad Hair Days
4/ We don’t really believe that incorporating the gemstone tourmaline into a blow dryer will “neutralize energy and attract creative inspiration,” as it claims, but we do love the look, feel, and heft of this 1900-watt dryer with its radiant red rubberized finish. Six speeds/heat settings and a curl diffuser attachment make it flexible to boot.
BaByliss PRO TT Tourmaline 3000 $119.99
Call (800) 326-6247 for store locations
7/ What to do if you have a pedicure emergency and you don’t want to come back to the office in those ugly plastic disposable slippers salons give you? FlexFlops to the rescue—cute little bendable flip-flops to keep in your car, office, or briefcase. In assorted colors and styles
$40 to $68
Available at Shine Salon and Spa, Ossining, (914) 762-6675.
Hands on Fashion
Traditional colors may be timeless, but stylish details keep them fabulously up to date.
Tan leather gloves with white-and-brown argyle pattern $98
|Detachable, two-part pewter cashmere-and-kidskin gloves with silver buckle $120|
139 Main St.
| Brown-and-orange print leather gloves with zipper and small bronze embellishments $110
86 Purchase St.
|Chocolate-brown leather gloves with snakeskin trim surrounded by bronze adornments $125|
1951 Palmer Ave.
In Living Color
Baby, it’s cold outside, but these hot-hued gloves will keep you warm and en vogue.
|Red leather gloves detailed with buttons on one side $98
175 Bloomingdale Rd.
|Cashmere-lined orange leather gloves with black stitching and bows on the wrists $115|
131 Katonah Ave.
|Pink leather gloves with chocolate stitching and circular silver adornment $95
1951 Palmer Ave.
|Teal suede gloves with green lambs-wool lining and trim $95|
86 Purchase St.