September 3 2014

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Good Things Come In Small Packages


As anyone who’s survived a fashion week is well aware, you basically live out of your bag from sunrise until long past sunset (stopping home in between shows and after-parties is completely out of the question). So when it comes to purse size, the bigger the better—the better to hold your laptop, iPhone, digital camera, notebook, a pair of flats, and the assorted mix of miniature beauty products you will surely need to keep that pale complexion and those greasy bangs from getting in the way of street-style superstardom. Here, we’ve amassed a short list of our favorite shrunken-down beauty essentials to help you make it through the non-stop hustle and bustle of New York fashion week.

Tweezerman Itty Bitty Files

Raggedy nails are not a good look on anyone. Keep that manicure neat and groomed with these teeny, tiny emery boards packaged in a matchbook-sized case.

Tweezerman Itty Bitty Files, $4,

First Aid Beauty Repair Cream to Go

This latest bout of frigid weather is bound to leave your skin a bit chapped and red. Soothe and moisturize with this super-rich oatmeal, shea butter, and ceramide-enriched cream that works just as well on chapped cheeks as it does on frost-bitten fingers.

First Aid Beauty Repair Cream to Go, $15,

Supersmile Quikee No-Rinse Toothpaste

Smiling and schmoozing while sucking down Venti coffees is a deadly combination unless you have this potent paste on hand.

Supersmile Quikee No-Rinse Toothpaste, $6,

Frais Skin Revitalizer + Makeup Remover Towelettes

Need a makeup redo between shows? Whip out one of these refreshing and hydrating cloths to quickly prep your face for that next round of concealer and mascara.

Frais Skin Revitalizer + Makeup Remover Towelettes, $8 for 7 sachets,

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Is There Anything Camu Camu Can’t Do?


CAMU CAMU / (kamu-kamu) / n. / 1. / Also known as Myrciaria dubia, this bushy tree with bright red fruit and white flowers is found in the Amazon regions of Peru and Brazil; n. / 2. / A small scarlet-hued fruit with an astounding amount of vitamin C, more than any other botanical in the world; n. / 3. / Possessing astringent, emollient, anti-inflammatory, and antidepressant properties; n. / 4. / A powerful Amazonian super-fruit with antioxidant and collagen-building properties that can help boost skin vitality, e.g., “Improve your mood and stall the aging process with camu camu.”

Try It: Borba Age Defying Deep Repair Night Crème with Camu Camu, $20.99, at

Photo: Courtesy of Borba

The New Face Of Burberry, Duane Reade Goes High-Brow, And More…


After scoring major success with a series of fragrances, Burberry will venture into color cosmetics come July. A beige tartan palette is likely in the works. [WWD]

Duane Reade has its eye on the prestige prize. The mass drugstore has just opened its most ambitious store yet in New York’s Herald Square, boasting designer fragrances from Lacoste, Juicy Couture, and Burberry; specialty skin products from MD Skincare and Borba; and salon-brand haircare from Kérastase, Bumble and Bumble, and Moroccan Oil. Your move, Rite-Aid. [WWD]

Adults love baby personal care products as much as babies do, a new survey finds. Some experts are pointing to the recession to explain the results, but we’re pretty sure the universal appeal and multi-use capabilities of baby oil and powder may have something to do with it. [WWD]

While her Heidiwood clothing line may have been a bust, Heidi Montag hasn’t let the setback slow her ambition. She is currently in talks with HSN to produce her own fragrance. Much to the chagrin of bored gossip magazine readers, her 15 minutes aren’t up yet. [Hollyscoop]

Photo: Courtesy of Burberry

Zero + Maria Cornejo, The Cosmetics Bag


Maria Cornejo is best known for her sculptural silhouettes and a fan club that includes MObama, but she also happens to be something of a beauty buff. The Chilean-born designer admits to having a soft spot for skincare and hair products from Fresh, Red Flower, Korres, and Frédéric Fekkai, which is likely what provoked her most recent collaboration with Despite all of the pre-fashion week craziness, Cornejo found time to create a trio of travel cases for the online retailer’s ongoing designer bag series in an effort to better serve women who, like her, are on a quest to make their cosmetics comply with their busy lifestyles. Black mesh triangle and square satchels can be used alone or clipped onto a solid black circle case—which is lined in Cornejo’s signature Mad Shapes print and comes equipped with elastic supply straps for brushes, tools, etc. Utility aside, the gift set, which is free with orders of $100 or more, is packed with 16 product samples from brands like Origins, Caudalie, Phyto, and Borba, so you can have your Skin Balance Confections and eat them, too. Visit to get while the getting’s good.

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Wash And Learn With Sea Moss


SEA MOSS/(see-moss)/n./ 1. A form of seaweed typically of the genus Gracilaria and Eucheuma that occurs naturally in the Caribbean Sea, where it floats a few feet below the surface, absorbing sunlight and nutrients from the seawater; /n./ 2. A known aphrodisiac and fertility enhancer that is dried, pulverized, and sold either as a liquid or jelly; /n./ 3. A nutritious, energy-giving antioxidant that speeds up cellular repair and diminishes the visible signs of aging while firming the skin, e.g., “Sea Moss will not only put you in the mood for love, but also give you a great complexion.”

Try it: Borba Fabric Fusion 2-in-1 Eco-Laundry Wash with Sea Moss, $25,

Photo: Courtesy of Borba