MAJOR Kiehl's Bargain on Winter Skin Love.

So I've been using this kit for a week now and I've never been so psyched about skincare dedicated to winter skin. I'm Italian so increasing moisture (read:oil) has never really been my bag-gy under eye circle. But Kiehl's went to all the trouble of sourcing its Antarcticine ingredient from Antarctica so I thought "I should at least try it." Revolutionary. Shinny-healthy-quenched-model skin. For $30 there is no reason not to commit your entire winter skin routine (and a refreshingly small portion of your beauty budget, really) to this truly brilliant little kit. I LOVE it and it lasts, seemingly, for an ice age with only the littlest quantity providing amazing daily results. Enjoy!

Ultra Facial Moisturizer Kit ($29.50) includes:

•Ultra Facial Cleanser (1 oz)
•Ultra Facial Toner (1.4 oz)
•Ultra Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15 (4.2 oz.)
Products in this post were provided at no cost for editorial review. Lucky me.


I'm going to assume that though there is no Bikni-worthy airline ticket in my hand at this very moment, the universe has brought into my blogging life as a whole, leap-before-the-net-(read Plane Ticket)-appears thing.

Um cause have you ever booked a last minute I'm-going-to-die-if-I-wake-up-to-another-grey-winter-weather-day trip and then actually tried to get a decent (read HOT) bathing suit at that (already awful) time of year? Yeah, me too. And the Target sales rack is majorly depressing at that time of year.

So when came calling for bloggers opinion on their “Fit Specialist Program” – a free “personal shopper” for bathing suits I wasn't too optimistic. Too much target. Not enough Swimspot. Here's my two cents. Selection. AMAZING. Sizing chart? Phenom. Swimspot’s “Bikini Builder” that allows you to mix & match or mismatch the perfect swim look from separates ( Pretty awesome but would like a bigger selection within the tool itself. Here was my default combo since I couldn't actually see my blue NEXT top and black NEXT bottom together.

Though I don't have my NEXT dream bikini in hand yet, I think I have found the best bikini ever. The brilliance: using the top of a classic yoga pant style (which makes every woman about a thousand times more attractive) as the WHOLE bikini bottom. Amazing. Enough said. I'll fill you on the trip and the Bikini as soon as they arrive. In the meantime, Enjoy!
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Limited-Edition Wild Storm Nail Polish by Estee Lauder

I've got three colors on my mani-pedi as we speak and I'm not mid-treatment. I'll let you do the math. I will say this though. I effing love all of them. The one below will be my all-about-business color for the remainder of the winter and I will transition it into it's-motorcycle-riding-weather color in the spring.

It's called, aptly, Wild Storm. Here's to a bigger, brighter, wilder 2011. Enjoy!
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Never Leave Your Manduka

I'm starting to wonder if I have unknowingly joined a cult. Due to some fairly horrendous packing choices and poor organization on the day before my departure, I somehow left my Manduka behind. Not once in 2010 did I leave my home for more than 24 hours without my Manduka. And I have now made peace with the idea that cult or not, I literally can not leave home with out a Manduka and access to POWER Vinyasa.

Imagine yourself. Nestled into your geographic spiritual home; embedded in the breath-stealing San Juan Mountains, in the company of loving, lovely family and totally unable to be. No yoga mat, no way to live. So if you are new to yoga, or even old to yoga and have never bonded with a Manduka, think Avatar, and go here. My next Manduka will be the travel-friendly lovely that provides insurance against even the WORST pre-departure experiences. Enjoy!