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All Access: Backstage at Novis A/W ’14

Novis beauty fall 2014

Although New York Fashion Week is hectic, I didn’t stress, just because I felt so fortunate to be there at all! If there was an iota of stress involved, it was only from having to figure out how to navigate Manhattan to get to each show on time.

But I even got that remedied at Novis, where Aveda had set up a little space on the side to provide hand massages using their Stress-fix line. The calming lavender scent and soothing hand massage was like a little oasis of paradise in the busy backstage atmosphere.




All Access: Backstage at Public School A/W ’14

Public School makeup fall 2014

This year was my second New York Fashion Week, so I’m still learning the ropes when it comes to the norms backstage. So seeing male models at Public School was definitely a fun experience, since I had yet to see any backstage before.

Of course, they were getting their hair and makeup done to look as beautiful as the female models, which I had expected. Let’s take a look at the upcoming beauty trends this Autumn!



All Access: Backstage at Tibi A/W ’14

Tibi backstage fall 2014

My favorite moments backstage at New York Fashion Week are watching the talented artists transform the models into an image and persona that represents what the designer wants them to project on the runway.

It’s always interesting to see the connection between the fashion and the beauty. Sometimes, I have to admit I don’t see it very easily, but when it clicks, the effect is a beautiful experience. Continuing with our coverage of NYFW, see the beauty looks at Tibi below!



Does Aveda Dry Remedy Beat the Brittle?


With the cold weather, I’ve been more prone to blow-drying my hair to prevent myself from catching the sniffles.  But with lots of blow-drying comes brittle hair that’s been losing its sheen from too much heat.

In hopes to help my mane’s current state of drab, I tried out Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner ($24 US each).

Containing buriti oil (from palm trees that grow in wet areas in tropical South America) and promegranate for moisture, I love that the exotic moisturizing ingredients are combined with more traditional scents like rose geranium, ylang ylang, and a hint of vanilla.

Dry Remedy Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner claims to improve dry hair by up to 63%, but for me it fell short.  My hair still feels a little coarse and even a bit weighed down.  Normally I wash my hair every other day but with these, after a day and a half I’m feeling like the grease fairy is coming to visit.

It may be because I have fine hair therefore the oils are weighing it down.  If you have thicker or coarser strands this collection might work well for you as there are tons of positive reviews on the Aveda site.

The Bottom Line: For me, Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner doesn’t beat the brittle but it smells great – floral and earthy but not over the top.




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