Support a local artist by checking out Van Der Muffin’s Jewels (vandermuffinsjewels.com), a line started by self-taught, emerging jewelry artisan Courtney Andrea Fox, born and raised in Southampton. Everything is completely handmade. Fox creates all of her pieces with the creative inspiration from her most loyal confidante, a 9-year-old English Labrador Retriever named Feisty Tiger Sloane Van Der Muffin. She specializes in using semi precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, precious metals and unusual
Speaking of waistlines, fall and winter don’t mean the end of outdoor exercising—especially out here in the Hamptons—they just mean more mud and moisture will be involved. Keep your muddy, sweaty gear away from your nice, clean clothes and gear and organize your small items so they’re easy to find with one of Eagle Creek’s Pack-It Sport Bags (eaglecreek.com).
Looking for a tasty Hamptons holiday gift? Check out Hamptons Wine Club at hamptonswineclub.com, now offering their HWC Tasting Room, an introductory sampler of four bottles of Long Island wine for only $39 plus shipping. You can’t beat that—you could pay that much for four glasses of wine! Drink up.
On the beauty front, affordable favorite eos (Whites Pharmacy, 81 Main Street East Hampton; $3.99–$6.49) has launched a new line of body lotions packaged in a sleek curvaceous bottle. Each has a light, refreshing scent that works for both genders and absorbs quickly for non-greasy long, lasting hydration.
For something a little more personal, checkout Luz de la Riva (LuzdelaRiva.com). With the heightened awareness around the progressive advancements in women’s sexual health on the rise, the brand was created to celebrate women feeling safe, sexy and secure all the time, starting with their beauty routine. Each product in the line is multi-functional. Among their most popular buys are their Stella Massage Oil. Available in a variety of different scents, it’s made with all-natural ingredients. Their Lulu 24K Organic Kissable Massage Oil is made with edible 24K Gold Flakes and natural pheromones. The fun packaging also makes the line a great option for a gift.
Lastly, if dark spots are starting to creep onto your face as a result of your summer activities, Clarins has introduced an innovative serum that works to even out skin tone. The main causes of the appearance of dark spots are exposure to the sun, hormonal imbalances and inflammatory reactions that lead to the overproduction of melanin. The effects of external aggressors, such as UV rays and pollution cause the skin to undergo various changes, which reduce its capacity to reflect light. The complexion therefore loses its fresh, youthful look and becomes dull (not a look anyone wants!). Mission Perfection Serum (clarins.com; $72) works to restore the “right” cellular messages to visibly diminish the look of hyperpigmentation. Give yourself four weeks to start seeing results.
Get your hair ready for the holidays at Southampton’s John Dillon Salon & Day Spa. The studio is offering a number of specials for the month of November, including discounts on facials, blowouts, coloring, massages, body treatments, Keratin and nails. Call 631-283-8383 or visit John Dillon at 16 Hill Street, Southampton for additional information on the pricing and packages.
On the beauty front, East End regular Essie has just released their winter collection (essie.com, $8.50 each). Included are Haute Tub (jet black with amethyst), Virgin Snow (icy lavender), Peak Show (powder pink), Shall We Chalet? (ruby), Après-Chic (platinum), and Altitude Attitude (scarlet).
For the simplest pre-holiday pick-me-up, Simply Gum (simplygum.com) is the world’s first clean chewing gum. Turns out most gums are filled with chemicals including some of the same components used to manufacture rubber tires, plastic bottles and glue! Simply Gum is made with no more than six all-natural ingredients and none of their products have artificial flavoring, preservatives, or aspartame.
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