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Always on the look out for inexpensive beauty buys---two of our fav brands out there (besides OLAY)---Physicians Formula and Garnier-have new products out on the market-aimed at evening up skin tones.

Both companies-widely available---on and offline---have anti-aging spot corrector/brightening products-
Physicians Formula Dark Spot Corrector & Skin Brightener serum ($21.95) 

and Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Corrector moisturizer ($16.99)-that seem to have enough anti-oxidant ingredients so as to be helpful-with continued use-for the laser phobic. We haven't tried but have ten happy with past offerings from these companies...

Also-as mass merchandisers---these products are probably good for all skin tones too-something that lasers that even up skin pigments/get rid of the dark spots-including acne's telltale signs...are not. Still, want instant gratification????-read our thoughts on Cutera's Limelight™ IPL treatment.

Scent wise-winter seems to require heavi…


Madison Ave. NYC

words/launch images Judith Ecochard

Luxury lingerie/hosiery/swimwear specialists Agent Provocateur-hosted beauty editors to a bubbly reception ---

at its spacious boutique----with generous sniffs of the new day fragrances lending an aromatic air-winning nods of approval from all attendees we met.

We are major users of fragrance-and fairly opinionated too---

The delectable scents available:

Agent Provocateur 'Eau Provocateur'-a daytime version of the original-with citrus notes, fresh new florals Muguet and Orange Flower, base notes of Myrrh, Vanilla and Tonka Bean

Agent Provocateur L'Agent 'Eau Provocateur' citrus accords of Bergamot, Leaf Accord (fresh ut green leaves), Mandarin, Apple, Melon and Peach-with floral middle notes (Jasmin, Rose, Tuberose, Magnolia, Freesia and Ylang, base notes of Musk, Patchouli, Sandalwood and Amber Crystals

Agent Provocateur Maitresse 'Eau Provocateur' notes of Rose, Jasmin Sambac, Iris-with light green note…

ANGELO DAVID SALON - New Premier Volume Spray

48 East 43rd Street, 2nd Floor-NYC

One of the most personable salon owners/entrepreneurs we know-with a razor sharp memory...Angelo David graciously hosted a gaggle of beauty editors last night---in his spacious 2nd floor salon...glaming up those of us who needed it (well, every attendee just about)....


...introducing his latest hair product, the Premier Volume Spray-that volumes, strengthens and conditions hair. 

What we liked about the light spray---actually, a lot--- really. Unlike most hair amplifiers---this pleasantly scented spray can be used on wet or dry hair-and makes hair manageable-with the ability to run one's fingers through it-not crunchy...or flammable.

Case in point-we arrived with our locks in a semi-dry state of affairs...and ---as Angelo David demo-ed on us...started spraying our hair at the roots-lifting from the crown-fairly generous amount of spray we thought...

BUT---because there's no such thing as overdosing with this spray (yes-idiot proof)...even amate…


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Functional and eye catching....Eastpak introduces new additions to their Artist Studio series of haulers---where by 130 artists have their way with blank Padded Pak'r models... editions all-with proceeds from the Eastpak Artist Studio go to the charity program DESIGNERS AGAINST AIDS.



words/images Judith Ecochard

Solitude Resort-UTAH

ProBar, Fits Socks, Yurbuds, Loki, Switch Vision Sunglasses, NarGear, Easton Mountain Products

Outdoor Retailer's F/W 2012 market began with a snowy demo day at a near to Salt Lake City resort-the well named, Solitude.

First stop for us...the ProBar® send---for some healthy bars including new flavors...that are a vegan/nutritious and tasty substitute for breakfast.

FITS SOCKS---hat booth debuted at demo day -giving out their terrific ski socks-with an articulated heel-ultra thin construction from toe to heel---and shin cushioning. Moisture wicking, supportive-off the slopes comfort too.

YURBUDS are comfy flexible rubbery 'custom' earpieces...that resist sweat slips---via sized earpieces that fit just so (Twist Lock technology).

We have a pair that manages not to fall out while delivering thoroughly decent sound quality.

Versatility is a key buzz word these days-as is multi-tasking. LOKI-which makes the patented LOKI Peruvian F…