Borrowing from the Baby!

Forget about borrowing from your boyfriend’s grooming goods, we’re swiping our beauty products from the little ones! You would never use harsh chemicals on the kids, so why would you use them on your own skin?

These kid-friendly & mother-approved product lines created for children are made of gentle formulas that are all organic and natural, so treat yourself to no tears, and no parabens with a guide to some of the safest and most coveted beauty product lines for kids and parents. 

the_honest_company_soothing_bottom_wash_-_5_ozHonest Co. Soothing Baby Bottom Wash

Don’t be fooled by the label, this product is NOT only intended for your baby’s bottom. It’s so gentle that it can also be used as a facial cleaner and hydrator to revive tired-looking skin throughout the day.

Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 7.48.25 PMYes to Baby Carrots Face + Nose Wipes

Made with organic carrots, these moist cloths intended for hands, noses and faces also take off tough eye-makeup without tugging on lashes.

BTB222_XlBurt’s Bees Baby Bee Multipurpose Ointment

 

Anyone with a child has the word multipurpose in their vocabulary. This ointment not only heals chapped skin all over, but it also doubles as a makeup remover in a pinch!

MultiSensoryBubbleBathMustela Multi- Sensory Bubble Bath

Why not borrow the key to your baby’s soft skin? This bubble bath is packed with marine extracts that nourish skin and leave it super soft.

This sweet soap is made from a blend of oatmeal, almond oil and nutrient-rich milk protein to keep skin soft like a baby’s behind, literally. b04-310100-front-196-babys-gentle-shampoo-and-body-wash-200ml Jurlique Shampoo & Body Wash

This gentle cleanser refreshes hair and skin, hydrating and preventing moisture loss to keep skin plump. It’s so gentle, fine hair types can even forgo conditioner.

X Jeanette | @jeanettezinno

Workout Accessories that Will Motivate You to Hit the Gym!

I don’t know about you, but when I buy new workout clothes, it motivates me to hit the gym. Like slipping on a shiny new pair of heels, there’s something about the way you look and feel in a new pair of running pants or a new yoga tank that makes you want to show them off while you’re burning calories. There are so many options out there for athletic apparel, but what about accessories? From sneakers to headphones to hair ties, I decided to investigate the best workout gear and accessories to help boost your fitness game. Here’s my roundup of some of the best fitness accessories that will make you want to pick up those weights, pound the pavement, cycle your heart out and more!

What’s on your feet while your exercising is just as important as what’s on your body. Whether it’s for comfort, stability or even style, sneakers are a huge motivator for me. I’m also a workout junkie and don’t commit to one specific type of exercise. I love to run, do CrossFit and I have somewhat of a boot camp addiction at my local gym. I have a different sneaker for each of these workouts and here are my favorites:

ABEO AERO sneakers

For Running: To say it feels like you’re walking on a cloud is an understatement. The ABEO AERO Rynner is the ultimate running sneaker for comfort. This shoe features an air-infused technology that responds to every step you take. It has over 60 cushioned VIBRAM pillars enhanced by airflow between the heel and the foot, making it one of the most comfortable sneakers for long distance runners.

Availability: http://www.thewalkingcompany.com/rynner?search=rynner

Price: $139.95North FaceFor Boot Camp/Cross Training: The North Face Ultra Kilowatt Trainer is made for the outdoors, but I find that these sneakers are best for any kind of cross training workouts because they are super form fitting, comfortable and provide great stability. Plus, this super lightweight shoe incorporates Ultra Airmesh for total breathability, a Pebex protection plate with energy return for stability and performance, and a Vibram outsole for protection and comfort.

Availability: http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/women-8217-s-ultra-kilowatt.html

Price: $120

asics

For CrossFit: Any females that have taken a CrossFit class know it’s not for the faint of heart, and that weight lifting is usually part of the WOD (CrossFit lingo that stands for “Workout Of the Day”). I love the Asics GEL-Fit Sana sneakers because it almost feels like you’re barefoot, which is optimal for lifting heavy weights. The flatter the surface, the more stable you feel. Designed with a stretchable mesh upper and MONO-SOCK® upper construction, it gives you a sock-like fit and feel that makes for a secured comfortable wear.

Availability: http://www.asicsamerica.com/Shop/Footwear/Training/Womens/GEL-Fit-Sana%E2%84%A2/p/0010223814.3501?shoeWidthCode=standard

Price: $80SYNC Headphones

Nothing gets you more pumped to exercise than music, and these Top of Form SYNC by 50 On-Ear Wireless Sport Headphones are the ultimate workout companion. These headphones are ideal for running or when you’re doing the gym machine circuit because they are completely wireless (yes, they don’t get in the way!) and sweat-proof. Utilizing Bluetooth, the on-ear wireless headphones feature on-ear track control and volume adjustment, so you can leave your phone in your gym bag. In other words, you can be completely hands free while you’re in the zone.

Availability: http://smsaudio.com/products/sync-by-50-on-ear-wireless-sport

Price: $229.95

NYNEFor the bike/cycling lovers out there, the NYNE Limited Edition Royal Series Cruiser portable speaker is the must have music accessory for your bike. Listening to your headphones while riding isn’t the safest option, so if you want to be on the safe side while jamming out to your favorite music, this portable speaker easily clips onto your bike for your riding pleasure. Or, if you’re doing a group fitness class and your iPhone isn’t cutting it, this 0.8lb Bluetooth enabled speaker is a super convenient and stylish option.

Availability: http://nyne.com/product/royal-series/

Price: $99.95

Runtastic OrbitYour fitness results are what push you to work harder, run faster and lift stronger, so it’s important to track your progress to make sure you’re hitting your goals. The Rustastic Orbit provides 24 hour tracking, which tracks your activities, fitness & sleep cycles. And most importantly, it helps you set and reach personal goals by using vibration alarms and notifications throughout the day to help monitor your progress. Think of it as your fitness conscious.

Availability: https://www.runtastic.com/orbit

Price: $119.99

 

Twist Bands

 

This may sound crazy, but knowing that my workout will ruin my freshly washed and blow-dried hair sometimes makes me want to skip the gym. I always used traditional hair ties that left a crease in my hair, until I discovered Twist Bands. Twistbands hold your hair in place without leaving a crease or pulling out your hair, plus I love the huge variety of colors, styles, and prints to choose from. It’s no wonder celebs like Nina Dobrev, Kristen Cavalleri, Lauren Conrad, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kendall Jenner use these to hold their lovely locks in place!

Availability: http://www.thetwistband.com/shop-collections.html

Price: $6 for a pack of three

Manduka

I don’t like to bring my purse to the gym, so if I know I’m heading there after work I’ll use this Manduka GO Free 2.0 yoga backpack instead. It fits EVERYTHING you could possibly need for your workout, plus it has padded pocket for my laptop. This backpack doubles as my gym bag and work bag during the week, plus it makes a great weekend bag if you’re heading out to town.

Availability: http://www.manduka.com/us/shop/categories/products/bags/go-free-2-0/

Price: $120

This article was originally posted on Beauty News NYC – you can view it here.

x Allie

Your Deep Hydration Winter Skincare Guide

Bye-bye Storm Juno! With the first east coast snow storm behind us, it’s time to talk about how to combat dry rough skin. So give your winter skincare regimen a boost with my current deep hydrating skincare routine. X Jeanette | @jeanettezinno

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 12.42.05 PMZ Skin Systems Method No. 2 Clear Skin: Beauty from the inside out is nothing new, but this newly launched line takes a step further by creating a skincare system that targets skin from the inside out and outside in. The Clear Skin Method is a two-part system that includes a topical antioxidant Nutri-serum, combined with a 30-day supply of individually packaged daily vitamin supplements. Both are formulated with zeaxanthin, the powerful carotenoid that deeply hydrates and evens skin tone. ($160 for a one-month supply)

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 1.30.25 PMSK-II Facial Treatment Essence: Enriched with more than 90 percent Pitera—the main ingredient used to enhance the skin’s renewal process—plus nourishing vitamins to promote a healthy skin cell renewal cycle. This lightweight miracle water is quickly absorbed into the skin and leaves skin moisturized with improved texture and clarity, and contributes to a  glowing complexion.($165)

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 1.28.59 PMVolante Transformative Eye Creme: The skin around your eyes is the most delicate area of your face and can be damaged easily. Reverse damage with this eye creme that’s powered by 7 of the most potent, age-reversing nutrients available. It will improve skin’s elasticity and long-term hydration, while peptides help boost collagen production. Wake up to a healthy glow. ($95)

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 1.25.16 PMRodial ‘SUPER ACIDS’ X-Treme Hangover Mask: The harsh winter weather can leave skin well, hungover. Apply this mask once a week to face and neck for a deep cleanse. It’s a triple-action resurfacing clay mask that deeply cleanses, exfoliates and restores a healthy-looking complexion. It works through utilizing pronalen fruit acids, which gently exfoliate and retexture the skin. ($56)

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 1.32.40 PMJurlique Nutri-Define Rejuvenating Overnight Cream: An intensely rich multi-tasking overnight treatment, to help improve elasticity and firmness, resulting in a more rejuvenated complexion in the morning. Formulated with Cupuacu Seed Butter to restore deep moisture, and Artichoke Leaf Extract to help skin feel rejuvenated. ($110)

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 1.19.54 PMLe Couvent des Minimes Polishing Cream: Inspired by the skin care benefits of Roses, key flowers in monastic gardens, the Beneficial Rose Skincare Polishing Cream gently exfoliates the skin, without irritation. The skin looks smoother, softer and regains its radiance. ($19)

Beyonce’s Manicurist Sets up Shop in the East Village

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10645277_555141957951726_4781840793267764778_nWhether you’re looking for a simple manicure or extreme nail art, Beyonce’s manicurist, Momo Qin has got you covered! Momo has set up her own shop, Oh, My Nails! in the East Village. As soon as you step into Oh, My Nails! you feel like you’re sitting around with your old girlfriends, doing your nails and gossiping and anything and everything!

From studs and diamonds to miniature hand drawn paintings, there is no design that Momo and her team of manicurists can’t master. They only use Calgel for gel manicures, which never damages the nail since it’s non-toxic and unlike other nail gels, it allows natural nails to breath. For gel mani’s I only use Calgel because it’s gentle and never damages my nails during removal. Or you can get a regular manicure with their gorgeous selection of Chanel and Christian Louboutin nail polishes. Whatever nail polish or design you choose, you’ll definitely have a laugh and leave with gorgeous nails, just like Beyonce!

@OhMyNailsNYC, 117 East Seventh Street (between First Avenue and Avenue A), (646) 590-4700

You can see the manicure Momo gave me here for my beauty segment on ABC in Portland.

X Jeanette | @jeanettezinno

My Skin’s New BFF

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I’m not going to lie. Since moving back to the East Coast, my skin has been somewhat lackluster. Whether from the change in climate or air pollution (I live in the NYC metro area, after all), my skin just hasn’t been it’s best self. Recently, I tried something new that is changing my love/hate relationship with my skin.

PMD (or personal microdermabrasion device) is a revolutionary way to achieve high quality exfoliation treatments in the comfort of your own home, and without the hefty facial fee. I’ve been using the PMD for the past two weeks and have already noticed a difference in my skin. I use it at night after washing my face with my favorite cleanser and my skin is clearer, brighter and more luminous. What more can a gal ask for?

Here’s how it works to  produce  age  defying  results:

 The  aluminum  oxide  crystals  embedded   into  the  exfoliating  discs  work  to  resurface  the  stratum  corneum  skin  layer,  combined  with  the  powerful   vacuum  suction  of  the  hand  held  device  which  stimulates  blood  flow  and  brings  collagens  to  the  surface.   PMD  allows  skin  care  products  to  penetrate  up  to  20  times  deeper  into  the  skin  ultimately  revealing   younger,  healthier  skin.  

To learn more about PMD or to get one for yourself (DO IT!), click here. Cheers to beautiful skin!

x Allie

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