2 posts tagged "Kai"
We’d be lying if we said scent didn’t factor in when we select a new antiperspirant. Efficacy is important, of course; and the less toxic the formula, the better. But aroma is usually the tipping point, which is why we were over the moon to learn this tidbit of new information: Kai, the much-loved fragrance blend of gardenia and exotic white florals, has just launched a deodorant. The cult-favorite feminine eau has been transformed into a translucent roll-on made with a skin-conditioning base of vitamin E, chamomile, plant extracts, and natural sugars to control moisture while smelling subtly of Kai throughout the day. After testing it out—in lieu of our regular sports stick—we were impressed with its sweat-wicking abilities and smooth, non-irritating finish (a bonus for sensitive types). You can layer the deo with the perfume or use it in tandem with one of Kai’s many other spinoffs, like its body butter or linen spray, but we felt sufficiently scented to just go it alone, as the signature notes work with your body’s chemistry to produce a delicate whiff that wears like a second skin.
Fashion’s Night Out is quickly approaching, and for those of you whose hearts go pitter-patter for makeovers more than for extended hours at Louis Vuitton, here are a few initiatives that should get the blood pumping—that is, if the Diddy PSA didn’t already do the trick. Click here for a full list of participants and check out Vogue Daily’s neighborhood maps with all the best beauty happenings on September 10.
Get a free, full-size cleanser with any purchase of two products or more. That’s $40 worth of certified biodynamic goodness made with pure-living botanicals, free.
Stop By: Visit Jurlique at 477 Madison Ave. between 51st and 52nd St. or 436 W. Broadway at Prince St. in Soho.
In keeping with the old pharmacy tradition of selling food and beverages along with creams and salves for what ails you, the oldest apothecary in America will be offering complimentary sodas from its vintage soda fountain all day. It’ll also be handing out free Mentha Lip Shines—you know, so you can gloss-it-up post slurping.
Stop By: 414 Ave. of the Americas at W. 9th St.
Sally Hansen manicurists will be offering complimentary manicures at Tracy Reese’s boutique in honor of the limited-edition nail polish collections Hansen has created for Reese’s runway presentations for the past seven seasons.
Stop By: 641 Hudson St. between Horatio and Gansevoort St.
The Plaza Beauty by Warren-Tricomi
The experts and icons behind the elite beauty brands carried at the Plaza Retail Collection will combine forces for the occasion. Makeup artists from Smashbox and Becca will be on site for free consultations, representatives from Sjal Skincare and Comfort Zone will be providing mini facials, hand massages, and other spa treatments, and renowned stylists Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi will be presenting hair demonstrations showcasing fall’s key trends. Samples of Lisa Hoffman Skincare, Tocca, Revitalash, Luzern Skincare, Kai, Santa Maria Novella, MLAB, and Sponge Skincare will also abound—and who doesn’t like free samples?
Stop By: 1 W. 58th St. at Fifth Ave.
Make the Greek apothecary your late-night stop on the 10th. It’s planned an evening of cocktails and makeovers, including a detox bar serving complimentary antioxidant-infused beverages based on the skincare brand’s star ingredients—wild rose, pomegranate, thyme honey, and sugar crystal. There will also be makeovers using the company’s green makeup line as well as gift bags. And cupcakes.
Stop By: Korres Manhattan, 110 Wooster St. between Prince and Spring St., or Korres Brooklyn, 140 Montague St. between Clinton and Henry St.
Cle de Peau
The luxe makeup brand’s color creator, Lucia Pieroni, will be holding court at Bergdorf Goodman for the day and offering consultations at the counter. As one of our favorite editorial artists and a backstage favorite at New York and Paris fashion weeks, the chance to have Pieroni assess your face isn’t so much an opportunity as an honor. See you there.
Stop By: 754 Fifth Ave. at 57th St.
Clarins will be staging a series of “beauty parties” at locations across the city (as well as at Macy’s counters across the state) equipped with gratis Champagne and hors d’oeuvres, not to mention a series of complimentary mini beauty treatments.
Stop By: Click here for a list of citywide locations.
Angel by Thierry Mugler
Lovers of the original gourmand fragrance will have a chance to experience its creation through a hands-on workshop about its construction, followed by a mini spa olfactory journey with treatments using the award-winning Angel Les Parfums Corps collection.
Stop By: Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, and Saks stores throughout the city as well as Macy’s locations in Rego Park and Cross County.