ELEMENTS Fragrance and Skincare/Beauty Showcase---is now on our to-do list---as it presents niche fragrance/skincare/beauty brands ...including very hard to find international collections, in a spacious event space on the fringes of the Chelsea art area...and a short stroll from the Javits Convention Center where the Gift Show is going on.
|From Amsterdam-- NASOMATTO|
|So Oud. By master parfumer Stéphane Humbert Lucas|
|Founded by Laura Slatkin-NYC based Nest Fragrances (Candles too).|
|Cire Trudon-from France---luxury vegetal candals with cotton wicks. Make a statement!|
|works of art in a way...|
TEN OVER TEN is a new collection of polishes and nail salons (two -as of now- in NYC)...founded by gal pals Nadine Ferber ---and Adair Ilyinsky-who was at the show---
|pretty and edgy---lots of choices|
|Spring 2013 Nail Polish colors-named after streets of the Big Apple...free of formaldehyde, fyi|
|She ave aour nails a quick efficient polish change...NICE|
|One of Oprah Winfrey's O magazine's favs...ROSA MEXICANA---roses roses roses $54|
OVANDO is an upscale florist design/event production shop-entity that showcased intoxicatingly scented candles---with aromas inspired by the gorgeous flowers that were on display.
Founder Andrea Pahn-is somewhat of a serial entrepreneur---and a mom and a gal who got bored with the nail polishes out on the market.
Juicy Bambo cleansing cloths- are pre-moistened, cleansing clothes that takes it all off-meaning make-up and grime---in a really pleasant scented manner. Interesting- certified organic honey (Canadian), and plant based essential oils-are in the mix---and sooth not irritate---while also doing double duty as a toner. Nice...PLUS bonus-no parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances or alcohol.
|Mary Futher-founder-Kaia Naturals...cruelty free/Vegan|
Portable aromas---were maybe more common back in the days when indoor plumbing was far far off in the distant future. These luxurious baubles--- are inspired by pomanders with with spices--- are a must for those with sensitive noses.
These beautiful (and hefty) 'necklaces' are by the Italian based fragrance house, Simone Cosnac Profumi, founded by a Brazilian by birth, Simone Cosac Naify-a woman who resides in the glamorous Villa La Tana-an ideal Medici abode in the hills above Florence with a storied 'love nest' past ---starring Francesco I De Medici and his betrothed, Bianca Cappello.
|in background-Perle Di Bianca line of perfume, body oil, body cream=head notes Neroli, Core notes-Iris, Mulberry, Jasmine,,,Base notes-Amber, Musk, Myrrh|
|refills for the necklace-solid perfumes|
|sparking rosebuds-head notes of thorn of roses, pink and black peppercorns, lychee-core notes-damask rose essence, tuberose, jasmine and peach- in base notes of virginia cedar, indomesian patchouli, mineral amber, laos bezoin, peruvian balm,|
The exotic Trama line---of Trama and Trama Nera perfumes, and three body essences-Innocenza, Nostalgia and Incanto...are also available-each complex and elegant.
Why we don't see Beauty So Clean™ antibacterial cosmetic sanitizer system(s)---that one can actually spray on powder make-up---or clean brushes with in a sec or two (brush cleanser)---is a crime in a way.
Just ask the hundreds of gals who sample Sephora's cosmetic splendors---yet manage to get some dermatitis irritating something...thanks to all those double dippers.
|hard to see in these images-but one quick spray---here on a MAC blush, dries instantly---leaves the powder blush bacteria free...so does not effect application at all...or the color/texture|
We think---just carry a portable spray around---so easy...as are the wipes.
|Fun-scents for the holiday|
Nope- this is not your hippy parents' smoky patchouli heavy scent fog inducing thing---but much more elegant---our fav so far the Nuit d'Été à St. Tropez-a transporting Ylang ylang and Gernium ($19.99) PLUS...comes packaged with a mini incense burner -as well as 24 sticks...and all conjure up exotic destinations... imo.
Kjaer Weis a luxury refillable -natural makeup collection from last year's showcase...
We are surprised we never heard of CALDREA® before...but apparently, it's a well established line sold throughout the USA/Canada/online.
Several other scents are available and smartly grouped by characteristics like fruity, citrus, floral, aromatic, herbal, aquatic and woody.
BONUS-no phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde, sulfates, DEA or artificial colors.
Dr. Alkaitis Organic Skin Care products are collectively one of those adored cult beauty care lines used by those who make a living on their looks-and no doubt-get hordes of freebies...yet remain loyal to what works and seriously -what one can eat.
Meaning active ingredients that penetrate the skin ---not funky chemicals or synthetics (fillers)...that are DOA...or questionable in terms of effectiveness.
A concept we found novel---all the skin care offerings are for all skin types...oily, dry, sensitive, etc---with usage being the variable for individual needs.
There's a handy travel kit with containing organic day, night and eye cremes, herbal toner, purifying cleanser, soothing gel, nourishing treatment oil and one mask...
|with pink pepper, aldehydes, orange, black currant flower, and leaf , hawthorn, rum and wine, rosemary, davana base notes---plus vetiver, patchouli, cedar, vanilla, amber, fir balsam, musk, oak moss...PLUS-to name a few.|