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Back To School: Time to Shine

Back To School: Time to Shine

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For those of us with school age kids, it may mean the end of a relaxing summer, but it also the end of needing to constantly entertain. The breakfast has been made, lunch packed, the outfits adjusted (in my case, advising that basketball shorts are not appropriate Day 1 fashion) and the backpack (more like a mule pack) has been stocked. I know when I put my newly minted third grader on the bus this morning there was a significant amount of joy – served with a side dish of guilt for feeling said joy. These are some of my favorite products for use when enjoying some post first day of school pampering.

FOOTLOGIX CRACKED HEEL FORMULA ($26) – Months of summer fun wearing sandals, slingbacks and Birkenstocks can wreak havoc on your heels, this unique non-greasy mousse absorbs immediately and restores feet to their former glory.

jane iredale SMELL THE ROSES HYDRATION SPRAY ($29 – available soon) – Now that the kids are off at school, you can literally stop and smell the roses. The organic Rose Damascena Flower water is this spray helps to nourish, tighten, detoxify and calm your skin.

KORRES BLACK PINE FIRMING, LIFTING & ANTI-WRINKLE EYE CREAM ($54) – Infused with a proprietary blend of natural black pine extract and polypeptides, this eye cream par excellence reduces puffiness and dark circles faster than you can say “It’s your turn to pick-up the kids!”

LEONOR GREYL HUILE DE LEONOR GREYL PRE-SHAMPOO TREATMENT ($57) – I have clinical proof that my hair has gotten gray and drier only since having my dear daughter. Well, not really clinical proof – but loads of anecdotal evidence. This luxe pre-shampoo oil always transforms my thirsty locks and makes them look post-salon smooth.

NARS AUDACIOUS LIPSTICK ($32) – Even if I don’t have a pinch of makeup on, a bit of lipstick always makes me feel a little more “together”, finished and like a gave a hoot about my appearance that day. This luxurious lipstick from NARS combines hydration and intense color for a look that wows whether you are strolling the catwalk or helping out in the cafeteria.


BEAUTY ANTI-AGING FACE MASK ($3) – Smooth, revitalize and rejuvenate your skin with this mini wonder that makes masks a daily luxury – as they should be.

SKYN ICELAND HYDRO COOL FIRMING FACE GELS ($35) – Add these innovative gel patches to a scant 10 minutes of free time and you can instantly lessen the appearance of your smiles lines and forehead furrows. They also help prevent the resurfacing of new lines.


To get more skin care & beauty tips from Nicole head to her blog!


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