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August 22 2014

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Let’s All Start Drinking—NYFW Is Less Than Two Weeks Away

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The thought of NYFW makes me want to hyperventilate…and drink. A strong cocktail, preferably a margarita straight-up with extra salt, would certainly calm any nerves (and undoubtedly lead to a good time), but I’d also wake up to puffy eyes and dehydrated skin. Not a good look—even if I do spend the majority of my days backstage in the trenches. Instead of finding solace at the bottom of a bottle of Patrón, I’ll be sipping Big T NYC’s Tell-Tale Glow Organic White Tea like a responsible beauty editor navigating a month full of long days and even longer nights. The “couture tea” brand got its start backstage at Fall 2014 shows like Whit and Nanette Lepore, with models slurping this blend of goji berries, elderberries, and zante currants through lipstick-saving straws. Not only do the natural antioxidants help fight against free radicals and give your complexion a jolt of luminosity, but you’ll stay sober enough to meet fashion week’s never-ending parade of deadlines.

$20; bigtnyc.com and The Hamptons Collective.

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The DIY Mask That Keeps Sonia Kashuk Glowing

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isabel-marantThis column reveals the personal beauty recipes, homegrown remedies, and family concoctions that the industry’s trusted pros rely on for staying radiant.

From the Kitchen of: Sonia Kashuk, makeup artist and founder of Sonia Kashuk Beauty

“I have a friend who is very holistic and loves to make her own treatments. She raved about this recipe, and although I am normally not one to dabble in homemade remedies, I tried it and really enjoyed it. I love the natural quality of papaya to remove dead skin and lighten discolorations, and the hydrating power of pumpkin. Plus, as a beauty person, the color of this mask is just gorgeous!”

One for the Recipe Box: Papaya Pumpkin Facial

2/3 cup fresh cubed papaya
15-ounce can pumpkin puree
1 egg

“Combine the papaya, pumpkin, and egg in a blender or food processor and whip it all together to make the consistency extra smooth. Apply this mask over your face and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. You might feel some tingling as the enzymes in the fruit deeply cleanse and gently exfoliate the skin. Rinse off with warm water, then apply toner and moisturizer.”

Photo: Sonny Vandevelde; Indigitalimages.com

A Celebrity Facialist’s Secret Soak for Sensitive Skin

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This column reveals the personal beauty recipes, homegrown remedies, and family concoctions that the industry’s trusted pros rely on for staying radiant.

From the Kitchen of: Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare

“The best skincare tip I can recommend is a soothing bath. My mother-in-law taught me this recipe, and it’s a traditional remedy from Nicaragua, where my husband is from. I learned to make it when my son had eczema as a baby. I love being able to pass this tradition to my kids—and these old-school cures are a lost art! To this day, it is my family secret for healing dry, sensitive skin.”

One for the Recipe Box: Miracle Skin Soak

1 cup chamomile tea leaves
1 cup freshly chopped rosemary leaves

“Boil a large pot of water and add in the chamomile tea leaves and rosemary. Cook these for 15 minutes, strain, and pour this water into a lukewarm bath. After checking the temperature, sit in the water for 20 minutes, then towel off and apply coconut oil (it contains fatty acids that are awesome for helping to maintain skin’s lipid layer). Not only will you feel relaxed from your day, this potion will soothe your skin like nothing else. Dry patches and redness will disappear overnight.”

BluePrint Unveils Coffee and Breakfast in One Bottle

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blueprint-cashew-coffeeI’d be lying if I said I hadn’t spiked BluePrint Juice’s Cashew Milk with iced black coffee before, so the brand’s new coffee and cashew milk concoction is pretty much an answer to my (morning) prayers. With the addition of cold-brewed Fair Trade coffee, sipping this beverage feels much like indulging in a caffeine-infused dessert—minus the guilt. Plus, it’s dairy-free and tastes less acidic than a traditional cup of joe. More, please.

BluePrint Coffee Cashew Cinnamon Vanilla, $11.99; blueprintjuice.com

For more ways to boost your morning routine, check out the smoothie and juice recipes models swear by.

The Two-Step, Skin-Cooling Facial You Can Make Yourself

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This column reveals the personal beauty recipes, homegrown remedies, and family concoctions that the industry’s trusted pros rely on for staying radiant.

From the Kitchen of: Jessa Blades, herbalist and founder of Blades Natural Beauty

“This two-step mini spa treatment is my favorite way to rejuvenate and revitalize my skin when I’m super-busy and have no time to get a facial. Even in my busiest moments I can find 30 minutes to sit still and let these natural ingredients work their magic. Afterward, I truly see a huge difference, in both my energy and skin.”

One for the Recipe Box: Natural Skin Revitalizer

1/2 tsp local, raw honey
2 drops of high-quality rose essential oil
1/2 tsp sesame oil (or coconut oil if my skin is really hot and overheated)
1 tbsp cold, whole milk
1 tbsp organic yogurt

Step 1: “Mix the first three ingredients in a small dish and massage onto clean skin with your fingers. I like using circular motions, focusing on my temples, cheeks, forehead, and chin—these are key energy points that increase blood flow. Relax for 15 minutes—meditate, breathe deeply, don’t look at a screen or technology. Rinse off with lukewarm water.”

Step 2: “While leaning over a sink, sweep the milk over your face, then spread on the yogurt, massaging it in for a couple of moments. Settle down to relax for another 15 minutes—again, meditate, breathe deeply, but don’t look at a screen or technology. When you’re done, rinse your face with lukewarm water, pat your face dry, add a moisturizer of some kind—I like using a face oil—and voilà! Your pores will be tightened and you will feel hydrated, supersoft, and totally refreshed.”

Photo: Sonny Vandevelde; Indigitalimages.com