At-Home Spa Tools

Skip the spa with these at home beauty tools! Luckily there are more high-tech, salon-grade products available over the counter, meaning you can go pro at home. Investing in these tools and kits can mean less spa appointments in the future. Here are some of the most ground-breaking at-home tools. X Jeanette | @jeanettezinno

51qYm7pxAdL._SY355_1. Clarisonic SMART Profile Brush compatible with both the Turbo Massage Body Brush Head and Pedi attachments, so you can use it on your face, body and feet. You pedicure, body exfoliator and facial, all in one! Available at Clarisonic.com, $265

TandaZAP_12. Tanda Zap combines blue LED light with sonic vibration and gentle warming to destroy acne-causing bacteria on your skin and in your pores, breaking the cycle of acne, to clear pimples fast. Available at Tanda.com, $39.99 

2000241-nuface_coralcrush_side_72dpi_1500x15003. NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device is a handheld device that uses microcurrent technology for improved facial contour, skin tone, and reduction of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Available at MyNuface.com, $325

tria-hair-removal-laser-4x4. Tria Laser Hair Removal is the first FDA-cleared laser available for home use, the Hair Removal Laser 4X uses the same laser technology preferred by dermatologists to target and permanently disable the hair follicle for permanent results. Available at TriaBeauty.com, $449

00031015. JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser allows you to get 3X the absorption of vital complexes from your skincare products, so you see better results faster. Gentle ultrasonic pressure waves massage your favorite treatments into your skin. Wireless, portable, one minute a day. Available at Jenu.com, $249

503781889_1_tabletop6. Tatcha Akari Gold Massager is inspired by classic Japanese acupressure tools. In the morning, use a chilled massager to tighten and awaken skin. Then in the evening, use a warm massager to release tension and detoxify through lymphatic draining. Available at Tactha.com, $195 

s1592880-main-hero7. Luna Facial Cleansing Brush by Foreo is a silicone facial brush for sensitive to normal skin that channels both T-sonic pulsations for deep and gentle cleansing, and lower-frequency pulsations to reduce the signs of aging. It removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores of dirt, oil, and makeup residue, while enhancing the absorption of your favorite skincare products. Available at Sephora.com, $199

674x8988. Trophy Rejuvaderm MD is an on-the-go microdermabrasion kit for smoother and more radiant skin that can be used on the full body. Made with a special diamond tip that helps to exfoliate skin. It also combats wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, acne and uneven skin tone. Available at TrophySkin.com, $199            

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

10419588_551513638314558_4232605226582793518_nPhotos courtesy of Oh, My Nails!

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

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