There’s nothing like the start of a new year to really kick things into gear. “New year: new you” is the mantra on so many magazine covers this month and this year. I’m not snickering; I’m right there with them and totally digging it. While New Year’s resolutions or goals you set for yourself are oftentimes created in the month of January, it doesn’t mean that they all need to be completed or reached immediately. Patience and persistence are key—stay focused on the “bigger picture” outcome of your new endeavors. Ease in to the “new you” gracefully this year!
One of the things I talk about a lot is natural skincare. This week, I decided to practice what I preach and actually tossed out a lot of paraben-loaded products—making way for skin and earth-friendly holistic lines. After all of the sugar that comes hand-in-hand with the month of December, my poor face was beginning to look lack-luster, dull and was simultaneously breaking out in unusual areas. I was using a drying cleanser that of course had the opposite effect and the situation was becoming out of hand.
This week, without further ado, I embarked on a new line from Clairvoyant Beauty. The Hydrating Rosewater Toner, made with aloe vera, was absorbed quickly into my skin and had a subtle lingering romantic scent of bulgarian roses. Lovely! The Rosewater Eye Cream was light and delicate yet ultra-hydrating with coconut oil. The Balancing Rosehips Serum was also lightweight and blended easily onto my skin. The Hydrating Roses Cream, rich in B3 to aid in collagen regeneration, calmed my irritated complexion. Clairvoyant Beauty uses the purest and most powerful organic and natural ingredients, is free of parabens, is not tested on animals and it’s packaging is made in a wind-powered facility. Now that’s something you can feel good about! Find the right products for your skin type at clairvoyantbeauty.com.
Stepping into the new year, I suddenly looked down at my shoes and gasped. The boots that I’ve been wearing to work pretty much every day since September were, as you might expect, all scuffed up. While they’re getting repaired, it couldn’t have been more convenient to find Jildor having a big sale with markdowns from 30 to 50% off. From Sam Edelman flats to Jimmy Choo pumps, not to mention the array of boots, there is a lot to choose from. The men’s footwear section also has big markdowns on the latest styles. Pop in at 30 Jobs Lane in Southampton. Call 631-283-2450 or visit jildorshoes.com.
On the topic of boots, have you heard of TwoAlity? Two 23-year-old twin sisters launched the unique and fun line of clear boots with interchangeable liners. These aren’t just your average rain boot! The bottoms have some serious traction and their insoles make for a very comfortable walk. The quilted liners come in an array of colors and patterns—from a classic solid yellow to blue and white polka dots. Best part is, they can be cleaned with just a little soap and water while the insoles can go right in your laundry. Get a pair for yourself and another pair for your sister! Visit thetwoalitystore.com.
For more exciting Southampton sales, stop in at Tenet. I recently snagged a pair of Rag and Bone booties and a long-sleeved, sheer Acne Studios dress that is to die for—both at a tremendous discount. The selection at Tenet is a fashionista’s delight—ranging from slim and sexy jeans to Isabelle Marant blazers. Be sure to check out the jewelry and accessories, too, for some gorgeous and original pieces. Tenet is located at 91 Main Street in Southampton, right near the Golden Pear. Call 631-377-3981 or visit tenetshop.com.
And a note from one of our Dan’s Papers editors:
The holidays may be over, but my house still smells like Christmas thanks to a balsam diffuser from Agraria. The aroma wafts throughout the house, spreading winter cheer. For yours, visit agrariahome.com
Sale alert!! C Wonder is having a huge warehouse sale with markdowns up to 70% off! Pop in at 5 Main Street, Southampton, and stock up on stylish apparel and home décor. Call 631-287-2645 or visit