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Winter Skin Saviors: Local Experts Weigh In


Let’s start with the good news: it’s been unseasonably warm up until about now. But let’s face it: December is less than 10 days away. It will be cold soon enough and eventually, your skin will react to the fluctuating outdoor freeze meets fireside swelter. Here are some seasonal skin remedies from local expects to get you through the deep freeze.

1. Image Skincare Vital C Mask from The Apothecary. The team at The Apothecary can barely keep this baby in stock! Using gentle enzymes to exfoliate dead skin cells while adding minerals and essential anti-oxidants to improve your skin’s overall health, you will look like a light has been turned on under your skin and feel super are Escentuals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Creamhydrated after this mask treatment. Use as a manual exfoliator to increase cell turnover rate without any abrasion or leave on as a masque to refresh and revitalize. $32

2. Bare Escentuals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. The Apothecary’s co-owner Jenni Graham personally recommends this product for people with drier skin who like luminous, glowing finishes and a “natural” look. “It makes your skin appear younger. Even if you don’t feel as confident at first because of the light coverage, I promise you will get compliments if applied correctly!” This mineral-based cream combines the best of a BB, a CC, and a tinted moisturizer to provide increased skin hydration after just one week. $29 (9 shades)

The Apothecary is currently running a special and offering deluxe samples of both these products the month of November while supplies last.

3. Whish Body Oil from ArchBeauty. “Not only does this oil leave your skin silky smooth, it also has clinically proven peptides to calm inflamed skin while increasing skin luminance.” Arch beauty founder Sara Ross says she personally slathers this oil on her apres shower then towls off. “This will keep the itchy body skin away,” she says. Three Whishes Body Oil is made in the USA with Earth friendly packaging and ingredients. Paraben free, sulfate free, DEA & TEA free, petrochemical free, phthalate GM Collin Diamond Cream (2)free. Tested on us, not animals–all natural with organic ingredients. Leaping Bunny Certified

4. GM Collin Diamond Cream from ArchBeauty is a luxurious anti-aging cream formulated to help rejuvenate skin’s look with pure and effective ingredients and cutting edge technology. “It’s s dominating our industry right now; its every where in the press. Formulated with a synergy of precious diamond powder, diamond peptides and unique snow algae to help increase the skin’s radiance. “It is made from crush diamonds this will sculpt and hydrate your skin and
BlockIsland_REVITALIZINGNIGHTCREAMCrp (2)protect it from the elements,” explains Ross, who point out this is to be used exclusively as a day cream.

NOTE: ArchBeauty will be moving to 333 Valley Road, Middletown in January! Congrats, ladies!

5. Block Island Organics Night Cream: I’ve been using this cream for about month and I love it! Packed with antioxidants like vitamin C (offers anti-aging benefits) and vitamin E (protects against the effects of sun exposure), this organic and natural cream nourishes skin. Organic ingredients like cocoa butter, rosehip, avocado, aloe vera, jojoba and more nourishes and moisturizes, plus its non-greasy and suitable for all skin types. (Personally, I love that its 100% cruelty-free as this is a vegan formula and never tested on animals.) Also, you won’t find any nasty parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates, dyes or artificial fragrances in this fabulous cream. Even better? Here’s a special offer: Use code THANKS30 srating on Thanksgiving through 12/1 to receive 30% off the regular price of $29.99. (Free shipping on al orders over $50).

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November 25, 2015 at 12:28 pm Leave a comment

Olivia Culpo is My Eyebrow Spirit Animal


If the eyes are the window to the soul, then the eyebrows are the window treatments.

When Cranston, Rhode Island’s own Olivia Culpo enjoyed a meteoric rise from local pageant girl to Miss Rhode Island to Miss USA to ultimately Miss Universe (and now, bonafide , her perfect arches made quite an impression. “Completely hypnotic” described Glamour magazine. spa_fjor-hotel-vikingThen just this week, the magazine asked, “If These Eyebrows Aren’t Everything, We Don’t Know What Is.” (It’s’s first-ever Eyebrow Week, in case that wasn’t already marked on your calendar…) Her enviable arches are credited to the handiwork of Mari Capuano at Rinnovo Salon in Culpo’s hometown and allegedly maintained by celebrity makeup artist Robert Sesnek now that she’s hit the big time.

Equally captivated by Culpo’s awesome arches and paired with a skimpy set by comparison, I was intrigued when I discovered the Chella Brow & Eye Collection at the unveiling of the newly branded SpaFjör at The Hotel Viking, (at left). Color kits to conditioners, heated curlers to highlighters, masks to mascaras, and tweezers to treatments are made by Chella which has brow bars worldwide (none are local but we have the amazing teams at ArchBeauty and The Apothecary)! brow-full-fillment-kit

Soon, I was tearing into a “Ciao, Perfect Brows Eyebrow Treatment Kit” (at right) which includes a 6mL tube of Prostaglandin-Free Chella Brow Full-Fillment Eyebrow Treatment, 4 eyebrow stencils and Chella’s Beautiful Eyebrow Instructional DVD all in a custom tri-fold Chella Eyebrow Organizer with 8 individual pockets. After watching the DVD, and with the help of the stencils (so fun to play with these! Some are more dramatic than others and I found it best to use the stencils as more of a helpful guide). The  only items the kit doesn’t come with the eyebrow pencil and/or power which makes sense as you’d be more inclined to get the shades that match your hair color/skin tone best. I was most intrigued by the eyebrow treatment which indeed conditioned the brow (it’s a non-irritating soft gel that goes on at night). After about 6 weeks, I saw a definite improvement, though Chella recommends allowing at least 90 days to let the treatment fully work it’s magic. The pieces from the kit can be bought separately as well, so if your awesome arches are already in the Brooke Shields brow stratosphere,  you won’t need the treatment but can benefit from the myriad Chella eyebrow, eyeliner and shadow collections plus lash treatments, masks, tools and more.

For more brow-wow, follow Chella on Instagram and Twitter (both: @ChellaBeauty).

NEWPORTERS: August is Local Appreciation Month at SpaFjör at The Hotel Viking! Enjoy a 50-minute  Ocean Breeze Massage, 50-minuteSea of Life Facial or Coconut Manicure and Pedicure for just $99 (INCLUDING gratuity) and a glass of champagne!

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary Chella Perfect Brows Eyebrow Treatment Kit for purposes of this review. Opinions expressed are independent and my own.

August 21, 2015 at 9:22 am Leave a comment

Santa Baby! Check Out These Chic Stocking Stuffers

Unless you’re in the tax bracket that takes the “Lexus December to Remember Sales Event” seriously, you probably have a budget to keep ion mind as you Christmas shop. That’s why I’ve highlighted some fab affordable stocking stuffers you can find in Newport that I think any gift getter would be happy to unwrap.

Signal flag and message mugs, $12, Style Newport (custom mugs, 4 for $55).

Signal flag and message mugs, $12, Style Newport (custom mugs, 4 for $55).

Handmade coasters/cocktail napkins in Lilly Pulitzer prints, $19.95, Green Envy Eco-Boutique

Handmade coasters/cocktail napkins in Lilly Pulitzer prints, $19.95, Green Envy Eco-Boutique

Local wine, pictured here- Newport Vineyards, typiclly starting at $13

Local wine (pictured here- Newport Vineyards), starting around $13

Smashbox lip gloss set, 5 glosses at a $95 value for $24!, at Archbeauty

Smashbox lip gloss set, 5 glosses at a $95 value for $24!, at Archbeauty

Men's funky socks and accessories, Sole Desire

Men’s funky socks and accessories, Sole Desire

Provencal-style olive oil from France, and other fab foodstuffs, from la Petit Gourmet

Provencal-style olive oil from France, and other fab foodstuffs, from la Petit Gourmet

for the java addict, local coffee and accessories from Empire Tea + Coffee (pic: Empire)

For the java addict, local coffee and accessories from Empire Tea + Coffee (pic: Empire)

T-shirts and hoodies from Water Brothers (pic: Water bros)

T-shirts and hoodies from Water Brothers (pic: Water Bros.)

Newport ri gift signHandcrafted wooden signs, Frazzleberries

Handcrafted wooden signs, Frazzleberries
Nautical Jewelry, Jason & Co.

Nautical Jewelry, Jason & Co.

Philosophy products, starting at $10, The Apothecary

Philosophy products, starting at $10, The Apothecary

Handcrafted sea salt soap made right here in Newport, RI, Shore Soap Co.

Handcrafted sea salt soap made right here in Newport, RI, Shore Soap Co.

Deep Lavender Rub, Farmaesthetics’ herbal ode to Vick's VapoRub, 1.5 oz.  jar, $25

Deep Lavender Rub, Farmaesthetics’ herbal ode to Vick’s VapoRub, 1.5 oz. jar, $25

December 16, 2013 at 10:04 am 4 comments

Bubbly, bareMinerals and Baubles!

Wine, make-up, skin care, jewelry—it’s a Ladies Night Out this Friday at The Apothecary to commemorate six sassy years in business. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, while shopping for great deals and meeting with good friends. Get 20% off all bareMinerals, and 15% off celebrity favorite skin care Murad and Mario Badescu purchases (between 6-8pm only), plus enjoy gifts with purchase on Murad and Mario Badescu. Also, local jewelry designer Katie Whittemore, who crafts one of a kind statement pieces made from vintage materials including bold pins and pendants, glass beads and unique treasures, will be hosting a trunk show! (6-8pm, all specials and promotions are while supplies last).

June 13, 2012 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Spring Break Rules!

I headed to The Rhode Show this morning with some posh picks for the fashionable traveler.  Whether you’re jetting off to St. Bart’s this spring break or just want to look like you are, there are some fabulous spring trends that are beginning to bloom.

First you’ll want to consider smart, travel friendly pieces that are light and durable—in addition to being beautiful. Turn heads when you’re sporting a one of a kind amazing tote by Francesca Joy. Designer Elise Francesca hand-paints each piece and with every component made in the USA. Size, styles and prices vary, but Rhode Show viewers can get an exclusive discount by shopping at and entering RHODESHOW at check out.

Colored denim is all the rage for spring and you’ll find varying lines pulling out all the stops offering everything from preppy pastels to unapologetic bold hues. We’re featuring these super soft AG Stilt skinny ankle jeans in cerulean, lemon lime and lavender today, but they come in a rainbow of colors at Laura Jean Denim. In contrast, a crisp white pair of AGs is essential for summer.

Pieces that are low maintenance and simple to pack like this Manuel Canovas curve hugging dress from Angela Moore are a fashionable traveler’s best friend. It’s stretchy, ultra light, takes up almost no space in your suitcase, and is multi-functional. Be the chicest on the beach or pair it with a great shoe and derby hat and you’re off to an al fresco lunch on Miami’s Ocean Drive. Also, leave the high-price bling at home for safe keeping and opt for whimsical jewelry pieces like this signature Angela Moore beaded necklace with Swarovski crystals.

A great flat will carry you a long way and the Tory Burch Miller sandal in white patent leather from Michael Hayes pairs easily with shorts, dresses, skirts and of course, your crisp white skinnies. If you’re crazy for Tory Burch and want the world to know, the Ella tote is nylon and therefore durable, but more importantly, is a fabulous carry all for when you have limited space in the overhead.

Finally, if you aren’t tropics-bound but want to fake it to you make it, or if you just want to practice safe sun, St. Tropez sunless tanning products from The Apothecary will make you look like you just you just returned from the exotic island.

Stay tuned for a link to The Rhode Show posted here!

On set with the lovely Mary Larsen!

Top photo courtesy Tory Burch

February 23, 2012 at 1:20 am Leave a comment

A Few Fun Valentine’s Day Finds…

Brahmin bags

Alex and Ani Best Friends bangles, $48

Better Than a Boyfriend soap from The Apothecary, $8

Sterling silver shackle ring from Style Newport, design collaboration with Kevin Duris from Duris Studios, $100

Earrings from Sequin, $28

Fun nail polish from Chanel’s Spring 2012 collection, $28 (most), find other upscale lines at The Apothecary, ArchBeauty and Green Envy

February 13, 2012 at 2:12 am Leave a comment

Are You Ready For Some Football?!

In a stroke of fortuitous coincidence, the New England Patriots and New York Giants share more than just an insatiable desire to fly home from Indy with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. They share the same team colors, which is making it mighty simple to appear completely impartial in this post (note both teams are represented donning in NFL gear in the pic above).     

Whether you’re headed out on the town, parting with pals, or watching from the comfort of the couch, here are some fab local finds to get you into the spirit of the game (even if you’re most looking forward to the commercials)…

RED: Whether you prefer lipstick, lip stain, balm, gloss or plumper, there’s a great array of shades by Smashbox from ArchBeauty. To infuse a gentle touch of sun, try Stila’s ingenious blush-in-one Convertible Color from The Apothecary.

WHITE: Users of Bare Minerals swear by Well-Rested, the eye-brightening shadow base that conceals when you’re anything but. Another trick to look bright-eyed (even if was a hazy Saturday night) is a light sweep of Bare Minerals Snowflake shimmer eye shadow right below the brow line, found at The Apothecary.     

BLUE: Bring the bling with glistening JoJo’s, seemingly Newport’s favorite sparkly stud., available in too many colors to count at Bellevue Beauty Walk. Add a little whimsy with blue nail color like Turquoise & Caicos, Lapiz of Luxury or Mezmerised by Essie at CVS.

Most make-up cited under $20, JoJo’s $30, Essie nail color $8.


The Apothecary, 39 Memorial Blvd., Newport, (401) 324-6253,

ArchBeauty, 18 Memorial Blvd., Newport, (401) 619-5885, 

Bellevue Beauty Walk, 1 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, (401) 845-0800,

February 4, 2012 at 2:04 am 2 comments

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