Must-have items for New York Fashion Week
By Carla Snuggs
New York Fashion Week marks one of the most exciting and bustling times for New Yorkers and travelers alike. As we gear up for your jam packed schedules, whether it’s starting with early morning yoga or soul cycle to running from shows and presentations through evening parties and events, we have no choice but to carry our lives in our handbags.
To make life a bit easier for you, we’re sharing everything you need to survive the madness while looking and feeling great. From a little boost of energy, to smear-proof makeup and simple nail solutions, we have everything you need to carry in your bag!
It may sound like a no-brainer, but beauty and fashion bloggers need on-the-go power that looks good! From blogging to taking Instagram-worthy pictures, portable power is a must-have tool for any successful blogger during Fashion Week. But power doesn't have to be ugly. PERI recently introduced its Gold GoCharge, an affordable 3200mAh power bank with an integrated Lightning cable for easy, on-the-go charging of the iPhone. The power bank can fully charge the iPhone on average 1.5 times and the integrated lightning cable eliminates the need to carry additional cables making it perfect to throw in a purse or back pocket, plus, it looks really good! Everywhere I take my GoCharge, everyone asks me where I got it because it’s so sleek and convenient.
The new eco-friendly and paraben-free formula for Swipe is perfect for Fashion Week Survival. Swipe is a pocket-sized, biodegradable, single use deodorant wipe infused with a natural tea tree extract that not only provides protection, it also eliminates body odor. The small and discrete packaging makes SwipeR travel-friendly and ideal for gym and hand bags.
This is brilliant! The Hair Clutch is a total Fashion Week necessity. Hair Clutch gives you a stylish and organized way to carry your extensions from home to the tent and vice versa!
Your Tea Energy Tea
Easy enough to carry in your Proenza Schouler Elliot Clutch, this tea is the perfect pick-me-up when you don't have time to wait in line for Starbucks. Whether you drink it hot, or on the rocks, Your Tea Energy Tea increases energy levels and assists with heightening overall mood. Containing naturally caffeinated ingredients like ginseng and green tea, it is also formulated with mint, orange and lemon, which awaken the senses so you can focus on the catwalk and not your lack of sleep.
Unilever Dry Sprays
Unilever Dry Sprays are the instantly drying innovations that provide 48-hour odor and wetness protection and each have a unique attribute to cater to anybody’s needs When you’re sprinting from show to show in grid-lock Manhattan, the last thing you’ll want to worry about is residue or wetness ruining your look – perspiration is so last season. Two to try:
- Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant: Goes on instantly dry and provides 48 hour odor and wetness protection with all the care of Dove’s signature ¼ moisturizer technology.
- Degree Women Dry Spray Antiperspirant: Goes on instantly dry for a cleaner feel, provides superior 48-hour odor and wetness protection and includes MOTIONSENSE® Technology which responds directly to your body movement to release extra protection the more you move. #TryDry!
Jurlique’s Rosewater Balancing Mist
Because it’s so hot in New York during Fashion Week, Jurlique’s Rosewater Balancing Mist is a must. This daily hydrating mist features the relaxing scent of rose that restores, tones, and hydrates the complexion in one simple spritz. With its rich infusion of rose and marshmallow living energy, this formula provides the skin with balancing, moisturizing refreshment. Ideal for normal/combination skin types.
Squeeze Pod, an all-natural line of leak-proof, single-use toiletries (especially their hand sanitizer) is a Fashion Week essential. Creating easier, smarter travel, the brand's 100% plant-based toiletries are perfectly suited for those with on-the-go lifestyles; busy families, business travelers, adventure-seekers and more. Made in the U.S.A., Squeeze Pod’s current product line includes the following: Natural Shampoo (Sulfate-Free,) Natural Conditioner (Sulfate-Free,) Natural Body Wash, Natural Facial Cleanser, Natural Shave Cream, Natural Hair Gel, Natural Hand Purifier, Natural Moisturizing Lotion and Natural Toilet Odor Eliminator.
Pulleez International Inc is a luxury hair accessories company. As a former Fashion Week Producer, Diana Wright created the Pulleez ponytail holder out of necessity, as she needed an accessory to use on models backstage to quickly hold up their hair. With its unique toggle function, Pulleez prevents the dreaded hair crease that traditional hair bands leave. Pulleez is a firm favorite of models, and is an essential accessory for any individual walking the runway or watching the show.
Bright Lights Paris
The perfect in-flight entertainment, Bright Lights Paris by Angie Niles takes fashion it-girls and readers on a journey through the beautiful city of lights, guiding them through the best places to shop, dine and live, like a true Parisian. Filled with breath-taking photos of the best landmarks, places to shop, dining destinations, recipes to authentic dishes and tips on how to get a native Parisian's stylish life at home, this one-shop handbook becomes a key into this one-of-a-kind city and your guide as you brave the city streets through the upcoming PFW.
DenTek Fresh & White Silky Whitening Floss Picks
DenTek is perfect for any fashionable emergency in between shows. DenTek Fresh & White Silky Whitening Floss Picks are The FIRST and ONLY floss picks on the market that provide advanced whitening with micro-crystals, to polish away food and plaque and promote a whiter, brighter smile! They feature Gentle Silk Floss for easy cleaning between tight teeth and have a built-in tongue cleaner to keep breath fresh(Walmart).
Tangle Teezer Gold Compact Styler
Brushes in precision, shine and frizz-free, Tangle Teezer effortlessly styles while you’re on the go to make hair look its best. There’s no tugging, pulling or tangling. Working on both wet and dry hair, this brush is the go-to for in between touch-ups from show to show. And with the protective teeth cover it all makes for a very clean sweep and easy pop into your bag. It’s the new gold standard for fabulous hair!
Good skin is always “in,” which is why having (and keeping) a glowing complexion throughout Fashion Week is essential. A new product, Vida Glow, works effectively to refresh skin from the inside out – no spa appointment necessary. Vida Glow is a 100% natural marine collagen supplement derived from the scales of deep ocean red snapper, sustainably sourced from the Western Central Pacific Ocean waters of Australasia that increases the body’s collagen. Increased collagen results in firmer and more hydrated skin, a radiant complexion, and reduced fine lines and wrinkles.
Brocato Big Easy Volumizing Dry Shampoo
Let's be honest, when it comes to NYFW no one has time to wash, dry and style their hair every morning before heading out. Brocato Big Easy Volumizing Dry Shampoo, a dry aerosol shampoo, absorbs oil before it starts, while giving hair an added boost and volume. By spraying this time-saving product in your hair, you can now have fabulous looking hair in between washes. And the added bonus is the small and lightweight size, perfect for throwing in your purse, or just leaving at your desk.
LALICIOUS The Oil
LALICIOUS The Oil is the perfect product for moisturizing skin baring dresses and skirts in cabs or on the train. It improves and restores the skin’s elasticity while leaving a velvety soft and beautifully illuminated result. Expanding on the LALICIOUS' original Coconut Oil blend, the updated formulation is enriched with the newest powerhouse on the market, Marula Oil (derived from kernels of the South African Marula tree), as well as a proprietary blend of highly effective plant extracts. This lavish oil is an antioxidant containing four times the amount of Vitamin C as an orange and provides lasting nourishment while healing and protecting your skin.
Disclosure: Some press samples were provided by brands/PR for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and review.
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