Eco-Beauty: 5 Best Organic Skin Care Products You Should Try

by Melissa Meyers


We should all take a moment to ask ourselves, “how do the products I buy and the companies I support contribute to the Earth’s wellbeing?" You CAN make a difference by using organic products that are natural and socially responsible! Below are some of my favorite organic beauty picks to try:

1. Marula Oil Pure Facial Oil 

Marula Pure Beauty Oil is a powerful, natural anti-aging product, that touts 60% more antioxidants than Argan Oil. The Marula tree grows wild in Africa, therefore, no pesticides or man-made irrigation are necessary. Only fallen Marula fruits are harvested by hand, consuming no electricity in the process. The extraction of the oil is also performed by hand. I adore and use this oil regularly. 
 

Marula Oil Pure Facial Oil, $78

2. Chandanni Face Grace moisturizer 

This Ayurvedic face cream is good for all skin types and best used at night to repair and heal your skin. I love the unique texture and how well it hydrates. It's also made with the highest grade essential oils--organic almond, sesame, lavender, bergamot, calendula and rosewood. Founder and creator Chandanni Miglino is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (the natural healing science of India) so you know this is one cream to put on your must-have list.

3. Aillea Enrich Deep Sea Hydrating Cleanser

The Enrich cleanser contains kelp (a nutrient-rich plant with detoxifying properties), marine extracts, Hawaiian deep-sea water mixed with a blend of organic coconut and avocado oils that help protect and nourish the skin. Bioactive ingredients bring age-defying benefits while pampering sensitive skin. AILLEA products are free of parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals and endocrine disrupters. This fabulous cleansing cream is very gentle and perfect for all skin types.

4.BeautyCounter Glow Sugar Scrub
This sugar scrub is from one of the best organic, chemical-free skincare and beauty lines, BeautyCounter. It exfoliates and softens skin by buffing away dull skin cells while moisturizing at the same time.  Mineral-rich oils such as evening primrose, sweet almond, apricot kernel, and sunflower leave skin looking smooth. Bonus: açai berry extract delivers antioxidants, fatty acids, and natural enzymes to support healthy-looking skin. The refreshing lemongrass scent is derived from a mix of pure essential citrus oils. I like to use this product in the shower a few times a week!

 

5. Vineyard Hill hand and Body Wash, Body Butter

The body wash and moisturizer by Vineyard Hill contain vitamins A-E. They are delivered to the skin organically, using ingredients such as grape seed oil, and plant extracts from calendula, chamomile, green tea, cucumber, and arnica. These anti-aging properties neutralize free radicals that damage skin's collagen. Vineyard Hill natural products are a great value plus the lavender scent is amazing!



Top 10 Mother's Day Gifts

by Melissa Meyers


Have you thought about what to get Mom for Mother's Day yet? There is still time to get her that perfect gift. It's always tough to think of something unique and special so I've rounded up some of my favorite picks to help you select the best gift:

1. Dior Mise En Dior Tribal Double Pearl Earrings, $650

These tribal-inspired earrings by Dior have become the "it-girl" fashion jewelry piece to grace one's ear lobes this year. They are unique, classic and trendy all at the same time. A small pearl rests on the ear while the largest peeps out subtly from behind the lobe. They make a great addition to anyone's jewelry collection. Yes, they are on my personal "want" list even though the price just keeps going up due to their popularity (the original price--$290)! If you don't want to fork up the $650 for costume jewelry, I also love the ones shown below by Jarin K sold on ShopBop.

The chic Dior Mise En Dior Tribal earrings have been seen on several celebs this year.

Jarin K makes a great, more affordable Dior-inspired version of these earrings.

2. Mother's Day Special Edition Birchbox, $62 ($180 + value)

Birchbox has curated a Limited-Edition Mother's Day box this year! What's inside? A decadent shower gel, creamy lipstick, a French serum and more great stuff from some of the best beauty and lifestyle brands. All of these products are beautifully packaged and make the perfect gift for the Mom who is product obsessed. Another idea is to give Mom a gift that keeps on giving and treat her to a Birchbox subscription!

3. Ramy Brook Fringe Satchel, $425

Update Mom's wardrobe with this stylish, snake-embossed suede fringe bag by designer Ramy Brook. The bag is a perfect size for every day and the edgy chain details add a rocker chic element. It's the perfect new cool-girl bag for Spring and transitions nicely from day to night (busy Moms don't have time to change their bags every day)!

4Sakara Life Meal Delivery, $125

Give Mom something for her health this year with a superfood gift package from Sakra Life, an organic meal delivery company. This healthy living program is based on a whole-food, plant-rich diet that includes fresh, nutrient-dense and delicious ingredients. I like Sakara's Superfood Pantry Pack because it will introduce Mom to the power of super foods and how to include them in her daily diet. The nicely-presented gift package comes with a signature Sakara recipe booklet. These recipes are specially designed to help heal, fuel, and hydrate the body. All products are organic, preservative and gluten free.

Sakara Life Package includes: Spirulina, Black Chia Seeds, Goji Berries, Hemp Hearts, Raw Cacao Nibs, Coconut Flakes, Himalayan Salt, Ashwagandha, Amla, Palo Santo (not pictured), Serving Spoon, Sakara Recipe Booklet, Sakara shopping tote (not pictured).

Sakara Life Package includes: Spirulina, Black Chia Seeds, Goji Berries, Hemp Hearts, Raw Cacao Nibs, Coconut Flakes, Himalayan Salt, Ashwagandha, Amla, Palo Santo (not pictured), Serving Spoon, Sakara Recipe Booklet, Sakara shopping tote (not pictured).

5. Apple Watch Sport, Available April 24, $349 for entry-level Sport

For a Mom who is always multi-tasking, this cool watch may change her life! You can pre-order now, however, Apple is requiring an appointment to demo the smart watch and make an in-store purchase so reserve a time in advance. Apple's first wearable (and stylish) gadget allows you to easily check email notifications, get directions, make Facebook updates, beam messages, track fitness metrics and more. It's available in a variety of fun colors too!

6. Hook Me Ups, $24.99 - $188

For fashionable Moms on the go, these Hook Me Ups phone and iPad chargers make the perfect gift. When Mom's tech device runs out of power, she can use this fun portable charger to save the day. I recently purchased one for myself!

Available in several fun designs, Hook Me Ups, $24-$188

Available in several fun designs, Hook Me Ups, $24-$188

Available in several fun designs, Hook Me Ups, $24-$188

Available in several fun designs, Hook Me Ups, $24-$188

7. ESPA Sleep Couture Gift Package, $120

For the Mom who could some spa time and a peaceful nights sleep, these products by ESPA are perfection! The soothing scent made with Sandalwood, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang and Rose Geranium is my favorite from the collection and has an incredible calming effect. I am absolutely obsessed with the bath and body oil.

8. CanvasPop Instagram Prints, starting at $39.95 (Use code CA1CF9 to save 30%)

Give Mom the gift of personalized art with CanvasPop prints that you can create straight from Instagram photos. These gallery-quality photos on canvas look amazing and add style to any room. You can make one for Mom or give her a gift certificate so she can select the photos she would like to use!

9. Sugar Paper Monogram stationery, $30

Any Mom would love to receive this elegant stationery personalized with her initial by Sugar Paper. I love the Ashton Avenue monogram--the letterpress is printed by hand on antique machinery. Sugar Paper is a trusted resource for the fashion and celebrity set and offers the highest quality papers and letterpress.

 

Sugar paper Ashton Monogram, $30.00. Black ink on a bright white card with a gold border, paired with a white envelope and black and white pinstripe liner. 6 flat cards + 6 envelopes. Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.25 inches

Sugar paper Ashton Monogram, $30.00. Black ink on a bright white card with a gold border, paired with a white envelope and black and white pinstripe liner. 6 flat cards + 6 envelopes. Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.25 inches

Prism Sport Fitness Wear

Mom may not have time to update her exercise wardrobe but I am sure would love to be wearing the latest fitness styles to the gym. Patterned leggings are a huge trend this year and a must-have for any exercise junkie. 

These fab leggings by Prism Sport are flattering and super comfy too!


Newest Hair Trend for Gorgeous Sun-kissed Highlights

by Melissa Meyers


Move over ombre…there's a new cutting-edge hair trend in town for fabulous highlights called ecaille, French for tortoiseshell. I recently visited celebrity colorist Kari Hill from the famed Meche Salon in Beverly Hills who gave my hair this fresh look for Spring. I asked Kari to share her secrets with us on how to achieve and maintain the perfect tortoiseshell highlights.
 

MM: Describe the tortoiseshell hair color trend and technique.

KH: 'Tortoiseshell' hair-color is upon us! As we loved the 'Ombre' or 'Sombre' trends of the last few years, we have basically taken both of these techniques and almost 'morphed' them into one! Tortoiseshell or 'ecaille' is a color or hue more than an exact technique. It ties the boldness and extreme look of ombre and marries it with the darker root while remaining soft and subtle. This look can also be compared with 'sombre' which was a play on words of a 'soft-ombre'. What I love about this new trend is the layering of natural and beautiful tones that can compliment either a brunette or a darker blonde. As in the color of the actual tortoiseshell, you'll find the tones in the haircolor to 'almost' mirror it. Warm shades like a golden caramel, honey, and chocolate are tones you're likely to see in this technique. I like to describe this as a 'layering of color' so it looks soft and natural, and, like ombre, requires little upkeep as having a bit of a root and is still a trend which can also be a part of this look.

MM: What products do you recommend to get this look if you color your hair at home?

KH: L'Oreal Paris has some great options for at home use to achieve this result. Being that this is a combination of trends, you have the option to use all or just one of the L'Oreal Paris highlighting kits. Feria Ombre, Preference Ombre Touch, and the new Preference Glam Lights kits are user-friendly with applicators that help your at-home result have a salon like outcome.

MM: What are some tips for prolonging your color and to prevent hair from turning brassy? 

KH: Once you've achieved or received your desired haircolor result, it is a MUST to have the proper haircare products at home to help preserve and prolong your new haircolor. I like to use the L'Oreal Advanced Haircare Color Vibrancy line as it has some of the best products for helping your haircolor last longer (it has UV filters and anti-oxidants to help restore moisture and shine). If your haircolor oxidizes and has a tendency to 'yellow' or 'dull,' L'Oreal offers a new Everpure Brass-banishing line that is gentle and sulfate-free. It also has the first of its kind toning treatment, which I love. I usually suggest that my clients wash their hair, at the most, every other day--great if you can even go another day. If you absolutely have to wash every day, it's a must to have the correct products on hand!

 

Before: Ombre highlights 

After: Tortoiseshell highlights



Kari Hill, L’Oréal Paris Consulting Hair Colorist

With more than fifteen years of experience coloring some of the most well-known manes in Hollywood, Kari’s artistic perspective lends to her mastery of varied hair coloring techniques. She will be lending her insights and expertise to trend forecasting, product development, content creation and consumer education for the brand. Throughout the course of her career, Kari has worked at Hollywood’s most premier salons including Frederic Fekkai, Chris McMillan, John Frieda and Neil George. She has built an impressive roster of celebrity clients including Charlize Theron, Zooey Deschanel, Anna Faris, Karlie Kloss, and Taylor Schilling among others. Her indelible reputation and innate talent have made her one of the most in-demand colorists in Hollywood, with her hair color work regularly gracing the covers and pages of top beauty and fashion magazines. From show-stopping highlights and beautiful balayage to complete hair color transformations, Kari is well-known for her diverse abilities to subtly enhance or completely transform hair. Gathering inspiration everywhere from the red carpet and runways to even her own clients, she loves experimenting with hair color and helping women achieve their most perfect hue. She believes in the power of hair color to help women feel their most beautiful and confident selves.

 


 


Watch and Shop Best Lifestyle Finds with Joyus

by Melissa Meyers


As an editor, I am always looking for the best lifestyle products available to share with my readers. I recently discovered Joyus, an e-commerce website that has become my go-to for fabulous fashion, beauty, health, fitness and lifestyle product finds. Joyus has differentiated itself from other sites by providing viewers a video shopping experience that can become addicting. Top experts offer their tips, tricks and product picks in in the form of short, entertaining videos that educate you on the product. Fun Fact: PeopleStyleWatch is one of Joyus' partners so you know they have access to a dynamic group of editors who are constantly testing and seeking out the best lifestyle products.

Use discount code MELISSA10 for 10% off orders over $50 when you shop on Joyus until 4/30/15.

The Joyus website 

 

Check out some recent bestsellers videos on Joyus.

Some of my favorite products featured on Joyus include:

Trio of Round, Square, and Triangle Pave Pinch Bracelets, $162.00

The company was Co-Founded in 2011 by an all female executive team!

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Co-Founder & Chairman, Joyus

Diana L. Williams, Co-Founder & VP Product, Joyus

Joyus will offer a 10% discount on orders over $50 when using the code MELISSA10.
Expires: 4/30/15.


5 Must-Haves to Stay Organized with Style

by Melissa Meyers


Keeping our "things" organized can be a constant challenge, especially if you are a hoarder (hello!). Over the years, I have worked with some of the best personal organizers who have given me their tips and tricks to keep my personal space looking chic and neat.

From your home office to the kitchen pantry, below are my top five must-have items that will help you achieve the organized environment you've always dreamed of.

1. Coordinating files and boxes for your home office

These assorted boxes are available in several colors and sizes and are perfect for storing papers, files and supplies. Make sure you purchase a label-maker (I like the one by Brother P-Touch) to label each box so you can easily find what you need.

2. Necklace and bracelet organizer & 80-pocket hanging jewelry organizer

I love that you can hang these on a closet rod or hook for quick access to your jewelry collection. The two-sided organizers hold up to 21 necklaces and 14 bracelets. These were life-changing for me as I like to change up my jewelry and accessories every day!

The 80-pocket version is perfect for earrings!

3. Glampetite Makeup Organizer by GLAMboxes

Make-up has a way of accumulating in drawers and cases where they never see the light of day. Try using these acrylic boxes to help organize your favorite cosmetics and keep what you use regularly on hand. The ones by GLAMboxes are high quality and look great in a bathroom.

4. Matching tupperware bins for the kitchen

To help with the clutter in your pantry, try using matching tupperware bins in assorted sizes for storing cereals, popcorn, pasta and other snacks. The photo below is my dream pantry (but close to impossible to maintain with teenage kids in the house). 

5. PurseN handbag organizer

Say good-bye to searching for your wallet, phone, keys, lipgloss or sunglasses in your handbag! These handbag organizer inserts by PurseN are available in two sizes and come in several fun patterns. I've been using them in my tote bags for years now!

Watch my video on how to best organize your bag with a PurseN organizer insert.


Eat Healthy & Lose Weight with Nutrition Guru Tanya Zuckerbrot

by Melissa Meyers


You want to know Tanya Zuckerbrot. Stunning, smart—and most importantly she can make you thin. But this well-known nutritionist won’t make you eat cabbage for 6 weeks or live without carbs. Instead, Tanya will provide you with delicious healthy eating tips, including how to order in restaurants. Says the New York Post: “She isn’t a killjoy who tells her clients to stay at home starving themselves with frozen dinners and mung beans.” Fad diets suck the fun out of food. But Tanya assures clients, “You will still love to eat, but you will do so with an appreciation and understanding that has lacked before" with the F-Factor Diet. 

Here's the 411 on my experience with Tanya and the F-Factor diet.

The F-Factor Diet is not just a diet, it’s a complete lifestyle about eating healthy for a longer, happier, and healthier life. I was intrigued by Tanya Zuckerbrot and the idea that she could transform my whole attitude toward food. During our brief consultation, I got a wake-up call about my body and what I was—and shouldn’t have been—putting into it.

Tanya informed me that my total body fat was 24%, which is very high, and surprising, as I’m naturally slim. I had never thought about my percentage of body fat. Since I always try to lead a healthy lifestyle to promote longevity, I decided to try the diet. Although it was tough the first few days, I adjusted easily. Whatever Tanya tells you to cut out of your diet, she’ll provide a healthier alternative. For example, to curb that sweet tooth after dinner, I now turn to Curb Bites Chocolate Covered Caramels. They’re actually delicious—they taste like other chocolate but they’re high in fiber and calcium. I like one after lunch and one after dinner so it feels like a treat.

Tanya suggests eating eight GG Bran Crispbread crackers to maintain your daily fiber intake. I would be lying if I said they were delicious, but when you eat one it’s like your stomach blows up! It’s a cracker, but they’re so filling it feels like a three-course meal. A little tip to make them more appealing: spread them with Better’n Peanut Butter or Laughing Cow Light cheese, and they taste a lot better.

What you eat affects not only the size of your jeans, but it can affect your heart, cholesterol levels, and risk of illnesses like cancer and diabetes. I didn’t think my diet was the model of perfection, but I didn’t realize quite how bad it was. I was eating a lot of cheese, olive oil, and carbohydrates—I have such a weakness for pasta and bagels! I was really lacking fiber, the key to Tanya’s whole philosophy. In Tanya’s book, The F-Factor Diet, she explains: “Fiber fills you up without filling you out. . . . Fiber may not be the sexy answer you were hoping for, but nothing works better.” I’ve come to appreciate the importance of fiber, and I’m an advocate of her mantra: “Fiber and protein at every meal makes losing weight no big deal!”

Since the F-Factor Diet, I have made changes that I feel are going to keep me healthier for life. I was amazed when I lost 6 pounds in the first 2 weeks and decreased my body fat percentage to 22%. It wasn’t the weight loss that appealed to me, however. It was her promise that my energy levels would rocket, my metabolism would speed up, and I’d feel full and satisfied throughout the day without sacrificing the things I love to eat.

Her healthy eating guidelines have 3 basic tenets:

  1. Step 1 is the strictest: proteins, good fats, and high-fiber carbs, which curb cravings for all things bad (translation—sweets, starches, and anything from a bakery!).
  2. Step 2: adding more carbs, while keeping weight off!
  3. Three daily musts: drink 3 litres of water; take a multivitamin; and keep a food journal.

Here are my top healthy eating tips I learned from the F-Factor Diet:

  • Eat GG Bran Crackers for breakfast, as well as throughout the day. To eat your eight a day, it really helps having two in the morning!
  • Spread Laughing Cow Low-Fat Cheese or Better’n Peanut Butter over the crackers to improve the taste!
  • Eat Curb Bites Chocolate Covered Caramels (sugar-free) after lunch and dinner to curb your sweet tooth and increase your calcium intake.
  • Replace all cheeses, milks, and oils with low-fat, healthier alternatives.
  • Remember the three-bite rule when ordering dessert.
  • Live by these words: Meat and protein at every meal make losing weight no big deal!

Tanya's clients include Hollywood meets the Hamptons crowd. You can schedule an appointment to see Tanya by emailing appointments@ffactor.com. Or, you can buy her book,The F-Factor Diet, for $12, at amazon.com.

For healthy eating tips and more information on the F-factor diet, check out my interview with Tanya!


Five Face Creams You Need to Try

by Melissa Meyers


As an editor covering beauty for many years, I have road tested just about every facial moisturizer out there and have come up with my "best of" list. The creams below are top notch, and have some of the best anti-aging properties to keep your skin glowing and looking younger.

1. Shiseido Bio-Performance Revitalizing Cream, $75

My list of the best face creams wouldn’t be complete without Shiseido’s Bio-Performance. This pink hued formula in a tub boasts a patent-pending blend of ingredients which boosts skin elasticity and promotes moisture retention. It feels super luxurious on the skin and also has impeccable firming capabilities. I use it nightly and before I do any outdoor activities like hiking, skiing or running (it’s great for preventing wind burn). This unique cream has a very special texture that is super nourishing on the skin!

2. SK-II Essential Power Moisturizing Cream, $215 

SK-II contains a scientifically proven moisturizing ingredient called Pitera, made of a fermented yeast that produces a unique blend of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids. This “secret key” (SK) ingredient was discovered in Japan at a sake brewery–the older people who worked there had mysteriously beautiful, age defied hands as a result of regularly immersing them in a similar fermented yeast mixture. I have been using this product for over ten years and really believe in it. SK-II has a HUGE celebrity following--Cate Blanchett was a fan long before she became the brand’s ambassador.

3. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hydra-Pure Oil Free Moisturizer, $78

New York City dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross created an impressively effective line of skin care after years of advanced scientific research and technology. The Hydra-Pure Oil Free moisturizer is a perfect choice for daily use if you have combination skin or break out easily. Great for wearing underneath your make-up, this moisturizer is non greasy, fragrance-free and animal cruelty-free. I have dry skin and like to use it after applying the Dr. Dennis Gross Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil on my face– it's amazing!

 

4. OLAY Regenerist Moisturizer (unscented), $29

I love when I find a drugstore brand product that can compete with the department store brands. For a fraction of the price of luxury skincare, Olay’s Micro-Sculpting Cream works wonders in repairing your skin and is perfect to use day or night. Proven to hydrate better than several luxury creams costing hundreds of dollars, it’s no surprise that it’s America’s #1 selling anti-aging moisturizer. I prefer the fragrance-free version, and like to alternate between this product and some of my more expensive favorites. 

5. ESPA Lifestage Stage Release Eye Moisturizer, $100 

Made specifically for women 45 and older, this lightweight cream is a great daily moisturizer that also nourishes the eye area, preventing fine lines and signs of aging. One of the key ingredients is Resveratrol, known to help prolong skin cell vitality. Perk: The formula also contains ginseng and golden root so it helps reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. This powerful formula is another one of my skincare must-haves!


Best Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

by Melissa Meyers


Now's the time to starting thinking about what to get your special someone for Valentine's Day. Flowers and chocolates are always nice but giving is more fun when you get creative. Below are some ideas that are guaranteed to delight any of the loves in your life!

 

1. Eberjey Gisele PJ Set, $155.00

I recently purchased these AMAZINGLY soft PJ's by Eberjey at my favorite LA lingerie and jewelry store, Rocks & Silk. They are made from "soft-like-butter" jersey and trimmed with pastel pink piping for a sweet, vintage-inspired touch. These make the perfect gift for any woman--they're an understated sexy take on the men's pajama and look great on all body types. 

2. Jimmy Jane Afterglow Natural Massage Oil candle, $29.00

Rub each other the right way for Valentine’s Day and set a sensual mood when you light up the room with this aphrodisiac-scented candle. Make the mood last even after the candle burns down—you’re left with warm oil to smooth onto skin for a massage. Scents include bourbon, cucumber water, dark vanilla, and pink lotus.
 

3. Kacey K lips necklace with white pave diamonds, $450

I met designer Kacey Karp of Kacey K in the Hamptons last summer and was wowed by her selection of gorgeous and trendy fine jewelry. These delicate 14K gold lips look beautiful on their own or as a layering piece. Plus, they come in six different versions from plain gold ($250) to rose gold with black diamonds. 

4. 911 Caviar

911 Caviar distributes the finest caviar and specialty gourmet foods anywhere in the US. Products include Iranian Beluga, Sevruga and Osetra as well as American Caviar. One of the best caviars to try for the price is their sturgeon caviar (4 oz. for $78). It has a sweet and buttery, nut-like flavor and compares in color and taste to Caspian Osetra caviar. I order this delicious American caviar for all special occasions!  

Valentine's Day special: Receive 10% off your order when using the promotional code VAL2014. 

Pictured: Sturgeon Caviar, 8 oz. for $156.00.  Each order comes with a hand-crafted mother of pearl caviar spoon and is delivered in an insulted caviar carrier bag.

 

5. Brookie's Cookies NYC

Instead of bringing a that same old box of chocolates, try these clever conversation heart cookies by Brookie's Cookies NYC. These yummy white chocolate-covered oreo cookies are decadent and sure to please any Valentine with a sweet tooth!

Valentine's Day Gift Box, $35

6. Ugg Slippers, $80 for Him, $100 for Her)

I love these cuddly slippers and wear mine everyday! And with Tom Brady plastered all over the home page of the Ugg website, it's worth visiting to buy a pair for your special someone. These will surely be a much appreciated gift!

Womens's Ansley Ugg Slipper, $100 (available in several colors)

7. Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo, $180

Give the gift of love and coffee with NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto. This unique single-serve coffee machine can whip up 19 different hot and cold coffeehouse-quality beverages in seconds, including cappuccinos, lattes and peach iced tea. The sleek design and LED back-lit screen give the Circolo a hip edge, while a personalized auto scroll allows you to customize the strength and blend of your brew. Available in red (perfect for V-day) and in stainless steel.

8. Essie Collection Heart Ring $45

I adore this heart ring from the Essie Collection made of sterling silver covered in rose gold with delicate black crystals. The open-heart design lays perfectly against the finger and it looks great worn on any finger, either alone or worn with other delicate rings. The romantic bauble offers a lot of look for the price!

Essie Collection Heart Ring $45.  Available in sizes 6 and 7

Essie Collection Heart Ring $45.  Available in sizes 6 and 7


Mani Monday: It's All About the Grey

by Melissa Meyers


 

While at a recent L'Oreal Paris party in Beverly Hills, I asked nail guru Tom Bachik what the latest trend in nails was these days. His response: "It's all about the grey!" I always like to follow Tom's nail advice and tried this dark grey combo (below). The look is so fresh and chic for winter!

L'Oreal Nail Color, Miss Grey - 707, Caution Please (textured accent nail) - 702

L'Oreal Nail Color, Miss Grey - 707, Caution Please (textured accent nail) - 702

Tom Bachik, Celebrity MANicurist, Global Nail Designer, L'Oreal Paris

Tom Bachik, Celebrity MANicurist, Global Nail Designer, L'Oreal Paris

At the L'Oreal Paris (post Golden Globes event) with beauty scouts Romy Raves and Stacy Cox.

At the L'Oreal Paris (post Golden Globes event) with beauty scouts Romy Raves and Stacy Cox.