Covet: Jean-Paul Gaultier for Kusmi Tea


a-tin-designed-by-jean-paul-gaultier-for-kusmi-tea-ctsyKusmi Tea is one of my favorite tea brands—I’m particularly passionate about their Chocolat Epices and St. Petersburg blends. And now Kusmi is collaborating with designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, who has created limited-edition packaging for the company’s tea tins to coincide with an exhibition of his work at the Grand Palais in Paris.

According to Women’s Wear Daily, “The tins for Kusmi’s Anastasia and Prince Wladimir tea varieties will be the first to get their Gaultier stripes, with three others slated for a makeover during the year. Products will be sold in Kusmi Tea stores as well as at the boutique in the Grand Palais.”

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Barneys New York “Love Yourself” Event, March 2015

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I always know that spring is almost here when I receive my promotional card for the Barneys New York “beauty bag event,” officially known as “LOVE YOURSELF.”

The details for this year:

March 10-14, 2015

“Spend $200 in-store or online in beauty, treatment or fragrances and receive a women’s beauty bag or men’s dopp kit filled with our favorites.”  (One per customer, while supplies last, etc.)

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog has a photo of the bag and its contents—see here.

I’m sitting out this round, but I thought I’d just pass along the information. Have fun, shoppers!

Product Review: Ouidad No-Poo and Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream

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Back in November, acting on the advice of a curly-haired acquaintance who gave me some very good advice (thank you, Leah!), I changed my entire hair regimen. Basically, I stopped shampooing. That’s not as disgusting as it sounds: I’m still cleaning my hair. I’m just not doing it with conventional detergent-based shampoos anymore. Instead, I’m using alternative products that are designed to cleanse curly and/or dry hair without stripping it of all its natural oils.

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