Last week'??s Fashion Night Out is merely one event. There is a lot of glam and glitz but in a few hours the night is over. At that pace, you can surely run with the big dogs, even in the highest of heels. But an entire week of fashion like with the NY Fashion Week and you may wreck havoc on your feet, skin, body, hair - but that doesn't meant you have to look run down. I think you can still feel and look incredible with some of my favorite beauty essentials!
Come to think of it, even if you aren'??t running from fashion show to fashion show and your week just includes kid'??s soccer tournaments, outdoor company BBQs, family functions, it'??s nice to know that you can do quick touch-ups, soothe tired tootsies and smile pretty for any paparazzi (even if that camera flash belongs to your kid'??s BFF'??s mom).
So here'??s my beauty survival guide for an amazing fashion week or a fast-paced week with the kids.
Fresh Face with Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers.
Authentic aburatorigami was originally created by gold leaf artisans and discovered by geisha in the 1800s for its skin benefits. These all-natural leaflets ($12) are powder free, fragrance free and handmade, and all skin types from oily to sensitive can use them for a petal fresh complexion. Just gently pat a single leaflet to your face whenever you feel a shine coming on. Bonus: they won't disturb your perfectly applied makeup.
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Smile Pretty with Go Smile's Smile Whitening Light System
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Walk another Mile in Your Shoes with Ole Henriksen's Muscle Comfort Lotion.
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Every Hair in Its Place with Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray.
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