August 27 2014

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2 posts tagged "Duane Reade"

Walgreens Is Upping The Beauty Ante; Dita Von Teese Dreams Big For Her Fragrance Empire; And More…


Duane Reade recently revealed its suped-up The Look Boutique on Wall Street, replete with upmarket mass-prestige crossover products, blow-dry services, and a manicure bar, and by all accounts the concept shop is working; Walgreens just announced plans to export the idea into its network of stores nationwide. [WWD]

Eau de Dita Von Teese is officially on the market. The burlesque singer made landfall in Germany to debut her signature scent—which won’t be Von Teese’s last venture into the fragrance market. “I would hope I could be like Elizabeth Taylor and be on my 40th perfume by the time I’m in a wheelchair,” she says. [WWD]

Also now available for your spritzing pleasure: Taylor Swift’s first flacon, Wonderstruck. “A fragrance can help shape someone’s first impression and memory of you,” the country superstar says of the freesia, honeysuckle, and vanilla scent. “It’s exciting to think that Wonderstruck will play a role in creating some of those memories.” [MTV]

This just in from Allure‘s stop-the-presses desk: Lauren Conrad has dyed her hair peach. In other earth-shattering breaking news, Katy Perry is sporting pink strands—again. [Allure, Us]

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Avène, The Skin Quencher


In a bit of sad news, our air conditioner appears to be broken (broken!), which obviously means that now is when the humidity makes its return to New York. In our ongoing efforts to be more “go with the flow” about life’s everyday mishaps, we haven’t panicked, demanded retribution from the cosmos, or shed tears as simple indoor movements cause instant, profuse sweating. No, we have moved beyond that, thankfully, and have instead set up a simple cooling system of our own that includes a very large window fan and a can of Avène Thermal Spring Water. The refreshing mist soothes inflammation, itching, redness, and general sensitivity, but most of all, it provides necessary relief from stifling temperatures. We’ve always been the Evian Brumisateur type (it makes for a particularly good beach-bag accessory), but Avène is now sold in our local Duane Reade, so when we go there to patronize its industrial-size air conditioner—er, buy necessities—it’s an easy grab en route to the checkout lane. And it makes the short walk home considerably more bearable.

Photo: Courtesy of Avène