OMG! You guys! Unless you are way, way west of the Rockies, the Polar Crazy is kicking your butt! Instead of wearing all those really cute Fall jackets with gorgeous silk scarves intricately tied….we’ve gone straight to fleece, hats (and not the cute ones, either), heavy gloves..and winter coats. WINTER COATS. Buttoned. Layers. Turtlenecks.
You know, I just realized that it’s time for my annual Moisturizer/Cream obsession. In Spring & Summer I wear cream for the scent – either I’m chasing away buzzies with SkinSoSoft or I’m blasting some high-oil cream for the scent alone. But the first time the furnace kicks on I am all about the moisturizers! Daytime I’m still in thrall to the fabulous Complex by MiN New York – there’s something about it that just always feels right! But I’ve fallen in love with a couple of items from a new line, Odacite, which I got from Beautyhabit (lord, those girls irk mah soul. I swear. Every time I say ‘no. I won’t buy any. more. beauty’…and every time the new catalogue comes and they pull me baaaack in. DagNABBIT!)…anyhoo, they sent me a sample kit (bless them, they sent combination instead of ‘mature’. Sweeties)….anyway, there are a couple of things in there that I am going to get Miss Musette for Christmas: the Divine Rose & Neroli Toner Mist and the Hydration Masque. It’s funny – but I have this ‘thing’ about toners. The rational me says ‘are you kidding? It’s just …..water’ – but the Real Me, the one who Enjoys Being a Girl???? Oh, you spritz a pretty toner on my face and I am hooked! And this particular toner? It owns mah soul. The neroli slides under the rose and makes it sparkle and I swear to Floyd, every time I spray it I feel like I can do anything! And my hair will look great while I’m doing it and I live back in CA instead of freezing IL and I am driving a restored 1969 Cougar in aqua with tan leather interior and …well, if a toner can do all that? Sign me up!
I also have a thing for DrugstoreFab. This is the time of year for Walgreens Alpha-Hydroxy Cream. Did I ever tell you guys how I found this? Benefit had an AH lotion that would take the chrome off a hubcap. I loved it! It was $30. They took it out of the lineup and when I found out I thought I would cry – the kind SA said ‘honey. save your money. Go to Walgreens’ – and I never looked back. This stuff is perfect under moisturizer – but it’s also stunning for your feet and elbows. You know how hard Winter is on those heels, baby. And all for $10.
Once you de-hurtify those feet, have I got a find for you – my mom used to use this on her face and her skin was gorgeous but I have a tendency to break out so I use it everywhere else. Oh, honeys! The neck! THE NECK! This is the perfect slickery-doo before you pull on that cashmere turtleneck. Feet? They will dance the Dance of Joy! And you know how your…um…nether regions (the one Kardashian so balefully exposed to our aching eyes? yeah that one)…you know how, in the winter it gets all weird and ashy and bumpy? Use the Alpha Hydroxy cream, followed by the Jergens Face Cream and you will once again have a baby-smooth back end. I promise. And it’s so retro! I really do feel like a Breck Girl when I use this. And the coolest part? You can use it as your base moisturizer. Put the scented, uber-expensive creams atop it. That’s it for Dreamy Creams! Just a reminder:
Monday, 24November, at Barneys 1:30p. We go from there to NMarcus – probably around 3-3:30p. It’s not a forced march so if you can’t make it to Barneys catch up to us at Neiman Marcus. Drinks afterwards, probably in the Peninsula Lobby – yes, it really is that casual. And I’m hoping we will have cocktails and cake!