Mav’s Fab 5- September 25th, 2012

Essie Nail Colors
our 5 picks

Red-y Set Ex
Fiery orange meets cherry red in this creamy, vibrant color that screams fun!

Smokin’ Hot
The perfect color for fall, this smoky grey is hot…like burning embers hot.

Cascade Cool
Bubblegum pink with undertones of blue, this pink is oh-so-cool.

Angora Cardi
Mauve meets purple meets rose and together they make your nails look luxurious!

A list
Classic, luscious, deep and creamy…we think this is the most excellent red.

 Transformative Skincare Products
our 5 picks

Cleansing Milk with Carnation and Rice Oil

Massage this milky serum on your face, and wipe off the dirt, grime and make-up of the day, no rinse necessary!  Crafted by Mario Badescu, this product with leave you with a brighter, cleaner complexion…just ask model Patti Hansen, she swears by it!

Alpha Beta® Glow Pad for Body with Active Vitamin D

Sick of exfoliating, moisturizing tightening and THEN trying to use a self-tanner?  Dr. Dennis Gross may be your new hero.  In one textured wipe he accomplishes your entire body beauty regimen! The product dries within five minutes and the color will begin to appear in one hour.  And as if it couldn’t get any better, this little miracle wipe even slows down hair-regrowth!

Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Acne Stress Control® Triple Action Toner

If you’re looking for some backup against those nasty little break-outs, this toner is our fave.  Eliminating oil and shine, it also fights acne with Neutrogena’s Microclear® technology. Plus the green tea and cucumber extracts reduce redness and irritation while soothing your skin.

St. Ives Apricot Scrub

The number one scrub brand in the entire nation, St. Ives Apricot Scrub instantly leaves skin glowing and fresh.  So what’s their secret?  While apricots contain powerful antioxidants, their oil is also known to hydrate skin! It’s kind of like a workout, a shower and a protein shake for your skin all in one!

Tracie Martyn – Enzyme Exfoliant

Combining powerful enzymes, balanced fruit acids and botanical skin lighteners, Tracie Martyn’s Enzyme Exfoliant synergistically and gently resurfaces your skin.  But this is not just any exfoliator!  Once applied it can be left on for up to fifteen minutes to minimize large pores, soften fine lines and wrinkles, lighten and brighten irregular pigment and prevent breakouts.

our 5 picks

B-low the Belt- Twiggy Bag

Fun and flirty with long draping fringe, the Twiggy bag is one of those accessories that can seamlessly take your from day to night.  Available in classic black or bright yellow, you can match your purse to your personality! And let’s be honest, there’s nothing like a little fringe to add some extra sashay to your step.

Hammitt Los Angeles- Little Santa Monica

With their attention to detail and standout features, Hammitt has presented the Little Santa Monica cross-body bag made with luxury leather! Not only does this bag allow you to be hands free while in style, it comes in a variety of colors as well. Known for its edgy look and gold plated hardware such as grommets and studs, this bag will be sure to make an impression.

Jerome Dreyfuss- Carlos Satchel

If ever there was a bag for the NYC woman on the go, the Carlos satchel by Jerome Dreyfuss would be it!  Big enough to carry all of your daily essentials, it’s classy and sophisticated in shape (and available in various colors and patterns).  In need of a little extra organization and room?  The Carlos satchel has zippered wings and there is an interior flashlight and a lobster claw for keys!

Nives Zanotti – Via Repubblica

For over twenty years Nives Zanotti has been producing the highest quality handbags for her company Via Repubblica.  Started with her husband after years of contributing handbag collections to top shoe designers, Via Repubblica boasts all completely handmade bags created from the finest raw leather.  Based in Milano, Nives Zanotti creations are the epitome of luxurious Italian leather goods! State-side you can buy Via Repubbica bags at Chuckies New York located at 1073 Third Avenue.

Nancy Gonzalez

This Columbian born designer has become successful by using rare and unique materials with bold colors in creating must have accessories.  Producing bags like the hot pink crocodile clutch and the python satchel, this is the designer for the woman looking to make a statement in the “urban” jungle.

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