SKIN SLURP!

Being chosen to review luxury products in the wide world of blogging is a lovely compliment.


Receiving a box of products you already use, and pay for without hesitation, is like Christmas arriving in Spring!

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SK-II is a skin care product line that’s main ingredient is sake, specifically Pitera.

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The youthful hands of aged sake brewers were the trigger for the SK-II scientists, something in the sake was responsible.

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Seriously, sake.  Needless to say it was not a hard sell to lure in reversecommuter.  KONNICHIWA! (welcome!)

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The SK-II facial treatment essence is a crucial part of my daily skin care.  Easy to pat on right out of the shower, it smells yummy and moisturizes without ever feeling heavy.  It’s as moisturizing as slurping coconut water or splashing in the ocean!

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After I get dressed – sometimes the process of finding something in the closet of nothing-to-wear can take a loooooong time – yet my skin is still dewy and ready for a moisturizer to seal all that in for the day.  Truly, DEWY is my ultimate goal – I live in New England for pete’s sake!   Sake not Sake (punny right?!)

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In a world of multiple step processes for everything we do from hair, skin, even multiple layers of clothing, a one step wonder is a welcome addition.  SK-II, “Arigatou Gozaimasu!” (thank you very much!)

 

Velvet Noir 

Marc Jacobs forgot to invite me to Monday’s Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir mascara launch party in NYC.

Luckily for this blogger Sephora chose me to preview the new mascara before its official launch.  Thank you!

It is now available online, $26 and it can be yours – click here!
 Cute packaging with stylish Marc Jacobs branding.  Easy application.  Definitely a lengthening and volumizing mascara.  Not to mention a really great price point.

One little drawback is how quickly the raccoon eyes started to form underneath my eyes.  With so many mascaras on the market that are tried and trusted, not to mention the limited time a mom has to actually put on mascara let alone monitor for black smudges, it’s a very good thing Marc has that clothing line too!

Happy to test drive some of the gorgeous Spring 2016 Collection…

Saving Face

Gorgeous Sunny Days – WHOOPPIE!

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Time to focus on the face.  Moisturize Moisturize Moisturize.

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reversecommuter is a big fan of facials but there isn’t always time for Spa-ah-ing.  Enter fantastic home treatments.  Luzern is a fabulous line that has a ridiculously easy moisturizing mask – smear it on for 10+ minutes then rinse and marvel at that baby butt soft skin!

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SK-II has another fave of mine, the facial treatment mask, with the convenience of the 5 pack (love that right up until I use the 5th – time to reorder!).

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Tropical Polish

It is snowing again. Dumping obscene amounts of snow across New England. Boston’s suburbs are blanketed, school is shut down and the record books are quivering with delight at the new heights reached with the freezing cold white stuff.
reversecommuter could choose to wax on about Snowmageddon 2015, but instead I’ve chosen to zero in on tropical nail Polish offerings.

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What’s better than a brilliantly cute named, beach friendly OPI nail polish to take the brrrr out of February?

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Isn’t it amazing the power of a good pedicure? Practically transports you to a beach!

click to buy your own bottle of OPI Toucan Do It If You Try!

Full Disclosure – reversecommuter has escaped the snow for the next couple of weeks…and brought the polish for touch ups!

Chapka Chic

Boston has survived Juno and is now a veritable winter wonderland. IMG_6672 So now the obvious problem is how to look good while keeping the ears warm! (once that is solved the bags under my eyes will be tackled…) IMG_6673 Chapkas, otherwise known as Trapper Hats seem to be all over the place.  Eternally gorgeous Elle Macpherson chose the Chapka in Aspen. article-2526809-1A364C1100000578-811_634x900 The price range is anywhere from under $100 all the way up to north of $1000, depending on what it is made of.

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Pologeorgis Coyote Fur Hat @ Bergdorf’s

Fur or faux, fox, rabbit or synthetic, this is the style to beat the brrrrrrs!

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Canada Goose Mr. Porter

Obviously Bryan Boy’s brilliant orange Trapper Hat had to be included, mainly because it’s his!

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Bryan Boy for Adrienne Landau Trapper Hat @ Kirna Zabete

The faux fur options are just as plentiful with a simple google search!

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Imposter Faux Fur Hat @ Barney’s

Click the pics to go get a little online retail therapy – very therapeutic after numerous snow days!

Winter Vacation…in a bottle!

January is the month that begs for continuous orbitz searches for beach getaways.

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A much more cost effective and immediate fix has arrived!

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Maison Martin Margiela’s ever developing line of fragrances, Replica, is a “reproduction of familiar scents and moments”.  Replica offers scents such as Tea Escape, At the Barber and reversecommuter’s favorite, Beach Walk.

It’s this good!

Skin is In

SKIN lingerie that is.  Especially when freezing cold blustery January days beg for staying in jammies!

Organic.  Peruvian cotton.  Oh, and OPRAH loves it – need I say more?

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SKIN lingerie flatters the bum therefore redefining mamas in pajamas across suburbia.  HOORAYZIES!!!!!!!!!!

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Oh, and it is on sale at half price ALL DAY TODAY!  Click here for guaranteed sweet dreams!

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TransAtlantic Girl Crush

reversecommuter has a notsosecret girl crush on Victoria Beckham.

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Her clean lined minimalistic clothing line is drool and dream worthy.  This little navy number is SO my new obsession!

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The aesthetics cross over seamlessly into her luxe leather goods line.

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Now VB has delivered again in her collaboration with NAILS INC., launching two colors Judo Red and Bamboo White.

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reversecommuter wrote about this limited collection just before Christmas, so imagine my delight when the big man in the red suit slipped a couple of each color into my stocking!

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The polish is phenomenal – not as rough on hands as gel but just as glossy and quite durable.  These are important virtues when considering daily life of the suburbanly challenged – cooking, cleaning, washing little hands and faces, walking dogs in the freezing cold tundra-like winter, running errands and basically doing all things that pretty much guarantee death to a manicure!

Click here to get your own – after all when was the last time instant happiness only cost $25?

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2014 Fashion Blog Recap a la ‘burbs!

Happy New Year!   SO excited to see what 2015 will bring!

Here is a look back at 2014.

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See you next week!

xo reversecommuter

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Friday already?  YIPPPEEEEEEEEE!

Black Friday toppled Cyber Monday with the old one-two-punch.  Bricks and mortar plus an online presence for the first Friday after Thanksgiving delivered a lot of presents for the upcoming holidays spectacular savings!

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Despite sales volumes down for the second year in a row, 9.1 Billion worth of shopping did happen on Black Friday, and an increase in online shopping helped in that total.  Stealing smoke from Cyber Monday by offering online and in store savings was a brilliant strategy, but retailers are still seeing soft sales.

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Great news for us, the consumers!  Super Saturday (Saturday December 20th) is looking very promising!  If holiday sales continue to have the blahs, Super Saturday may deliver some spectacular deals, although retailers are keeping the detail of the deals close to their ugly-sweater-chests right now…

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Victoria Beckham is expanding her empire and continuing to claw her way to the top.  Specifically with nail polish.  2 limited edition shades she created with Nails Inc.

Bamboo White and Judo Red will go on sale Monday December 8th, click here to help Santa fill your stocking!

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Happy Weekend!

Decorate the tree wearing ridiculously high strappy gorgeous shoes while holding a with a bubble filled flute.  FA-LA-LA-LA-LOVE!

xo reversecommuter