February 18, 2011

Cures for the Winter Rut

It's that time when we all start to feel a little, well, yucky. The snow is taller than you are and your skin looks like you've suddenly decided to join the cast of Twilight. With no end in sight, here are a few tips to get yourself out of that winter rut. I have spoken with some top beauty pro's and tested some fab products to feel a little more like myself.
Day Creme
Dry skin anyone? This is when our faces feel like we have numerous botox injections. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!!!! Today you can never be more prepared. A new line I adore is the Easeamine Skin Care Collection Day Creme ($76). What is the secret you ask? It is a compound found in all of us called Adenosine which travels to the lower layers of skin where experts have turned it into "a powerful weapon of rejuvenation, working from the inside to create healthier, smoother, younger looking skin." After three days my skin literally looked more radiant and felt smoother. I am very impressed.

Next, makeup can use an extra pop of color around this time of year. Celebrity Face Designer for Armani, Tim Quinn, whom has worked with everyone from Gwen Stefani to red carpet regular Michelle Trachenturnburg is all about "richening your palette and keeping that glow". He always suggests the Luminous Silk Foundation which is insanely sheer but provides the most coverage I have ever seen. It is dewy and beautiful. Tim's go to lipcolor for winter is plum. Try Rouge D'Armani in #6002.
Dry hair? Bad color? Bad cut? It's time to head to the salon for the big change. Alex Iacbocci recently featured on Bravo's Tabatha's Salon Takeover at Avanti Salon on Newbury says a "great cut can take years off and a beautiful shade can either richen or brighten the face". A month ago,  I added bangs to switch up my do and add some dimension to my hair. I am so happy with the results! To refresh winter hair on a no wash day, use Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. The smell alone will have you hooked.
Available at Avanti Salon

As for my expertise, go grab something you have been dying for whether big or small to get you through the rest of the season. A new pair of shoes, a fresh haircut, or a manicure can really grab attention and add a kick in your step.
New bangs and some Armani plum lips!

2 comments:

Kathy at the Boston Sports Woman said...

Sarah:
I love the non-hair wash day texturizer! I have always used baby powder!

Sarah McManus said...

Yeah! It is such a refresher!!

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