Category Archives: Beauty

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Tropical Skin Saver

My Clarisonic Experience

After my skin began breaking out, for the first time in my life this past December, I was frantic. On top of it all I had an extended vacation coming up and the last thing I wanted to worry about was my skin. I stumbled across a review of the Clarisonic Mia 2, touted as “amazing,” “life-changing,” and “brilliant” among others, was this to be my salvation? I was skeptical. This $120 (and up) gadget claimed to have “sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to gently, yet thoroughly remove makeup six times better than cleansing with your hands alone.” Wait What?! So I took a leap of faith.

My skin tends on the sensitive side so I shelled out the extra cash for the cashmere brush head. What followed were a few days of trial and error. In my excitement I attempted to use the device twice a day as instructed and soon realized my skin was less excited about it. So I cut back to three times a week, or on the days where I felt most unclean. It didn’t take long to see results. In a week or two my minor breakouts were gone, without a trace. My skin felt tighter, glowier and my moisturizer actually felt as if it was moisturizing. All of this in one of the most humid climates, Bali during the wet season. And if you’re still unsure maybe it’s time you gave it a try, your skin will thank you!

Photographed by Jillian Hobbs on January 28, 2015 in Amed, Bali, Indonesia. Please visit www.clarisonic.com for more information.

Sally Singer Nail Art
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Finger Painting With Sally Singer

Nail art concepts.

Vogue Editor by day, closet nail enthusiast by night. Sally Singer is known for her exqusite, and occasionally out-there nail art. No matter how unorthodox the design, Singer knows how to own it. The following five manicures, designed by Sally Singer, are captured as still lifes by photographer Raymond Meier in collaboration with New York nail artist Maki Sakamoto.

Nail art concepts by Sally Singer photographed by Raymond Meier for Nowness (www.nowness.com).

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Diptyque Paris Parfumeur
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Diptyque

Parfumeur Parisien

Founded by three friends in 1961 to showcase their fabric designs and treasures found on their travels, Diptyque has grown to become a wildly popular parfumeur. The name, Diptyque, was inspired by a diptych adjoining the front door of their boutique.

Surviving somewhat successfully selling fabric, the diptyque scented candle was then introduced, scented and perfumed, to pair with their fabrics around 1963. Painter, illustrator and founder Desmond Knox-Leet carefully crafted their iconic labels which he felt captured the essence of each scent.

The original boutique still stands in operation at 34 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris. Adorned in William Morris wallpaper (my favorite little touch), the victorian parlor with its reclaimed-wood counter stands as a reminder of Diptyque’s adventurous past.

Diptyque, 34 blvd St-Germain, Paris 5ème (+33 (0)1 43 26 77 44; buy online at www.diptyqueparis.co.uk). Original photographs taken by the Editer Team for www.editer.com

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