Wish you had a fireplace? This is the next best thing.

I live in Manhattan. Do you think I have a fireplace? (Nope.) Do I want and believe I deserve one? (You bet.) I'll be writing a nasty, bratty letter to my super asap - but - in the meantime Archipelago has the next best thing. 60 hours of crackling, flickering, exotic essential oil scented bliss. The 100% natural wooden wick sounds just like the real thing. Clean-burning soy wax is non-toxic and burns slow. Plus this is one fine looking candle! And though I imagine how perfect this would look in my Montauk summer home (I don't have that either), it's even more perfect in my living room. A must-have. Bearskin rug not included.

Archipelago Loft Collection Candle in White Cassis

Kiehl's Amino Acid Conditioner

Purchase your bottle here!: Kiehl's Amino Acid Conditioner, $7.00 - $49.00

There will forever be a 1 liter pump bottle of this conditioner in my shower. Like I hope it just starts raining buckets of this stuff. I can't pretend to be able to explain amino acids to you [though I wanted to, went to wikipedia and no.] What I can tell you is the first time I tried this conditioner, I was not prepared to fall this hard for it.

Most of my life I would go for the thick conditioners, believing they were the "most healing", the "strongest", "my hair is thick I need it" or honestly I may have just loved the scent. I knew nothing. They were just weighing my hair down and clashing with my perfume. This exotic, silicone-free daily conditioner has an ultra-light formula for all hair types, an islandy coconut scent, and you'll notice the difference the very first time you use it. Hair blowdries shiny, "light" and bouncy. A must-have.

Lip Balm Obsessions!

Naturopathica Honey Vanilla Lip Balm, $12
Guys, there's "wild mango butter" in this - a botanical butter extracted from the edible fruit of the exotic African tree, Irvingia Gabonensis. It tastes like heaven. The vanilla is harvested from the wild in Madagascar and the scent is addictive and hypnotic! There's also olive oil and honey in there - it is one of the best lip balms to repair and soften the delicate skin on your lips. All natural & organic, gluten-free.
BITE Agave Lip Mask, $26
BITE's lip mask formula has triple the amount of antioxidant trans-resveratrol found in red wine. A hydrating balm that nourishes and moisturizes lips with a bio-active blend of organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, and vanilla CO2 extract. Carry a tube with you to restore dry lips during the day or leave on your nightstand as a healing bedtime lip mask. Gluten & petroleum free!

Lucas' Papaw Ointment
This ointment is a beauty-industry cult favorite! It is made from Australian Papaya, and every piece of fruit is hand selected. The ointment has antibacterial properties and can be used to treat dry lips, sunburn, insect bites and more. I'll even use it to moisturize dry cuticles. Many users of the ointment also report temporary relief of the symptoms of dermatitis and eczema.

N&J Beauty for a Cause: Kiehl's & Alicia Keys: Keep A Child Alive Special Edition Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Kiehl’s has introduced a special edition of the 1 oz. Midnight Recovery Concentrate, with 100% of the net profits, up to $200,000, benefiting Keep a Child Alive.  Keep a Child Alive was co-founded in 2003 by Alicia Keys and activist Leigh Blake, and supports innovative, community-led responses that increase access to life-saving HIV care and treatment, nutritious food, and loving support for children and families living with and affected by HIV.

The special edition bottle includes an important call to action from Alicia Keys to, “Join our movement,” echoing her continued drive to encourage everyone to use their voice for change and make a difference in the fight against AIDS. 72% of children who need HIV treatment are not receiving it.  By purchasing the special edition Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, your readers can join our movement and help get HIV treatment and loving care to children who need it most. Buying one bottle of Midnight Recovery Concentrate helps Keep a Child Alive provide one month of HIV care, medicines, and love to a child living with HIV.

This is one of N&J's favorite Kiehl's skincare products, we apply it every single night! 
Midnight Recovery Concentrate, $46.00 – a Kiehl’s customer favorite with 1 product sold every minute globally – is a potent concentration of botanical extracts specifically formulated to biologically replicate skin’s natural lipids for optimal skin repair throughout the night. This powerful concentrate is 99% naturally-derived and paraben-free. Affectionately referred to as “MRC” by Kiehl’s devotees, Midnight Recovery Concentrate is 99% naturally-derived and developed as an anhydrous (“water-free”), unconventional concentration of active botanical and essential oils that begin to work overnight to replenish lipids for a fresher and more radiant appearance by morning.  

Hear more about Keep a Child Alive from Alicia herself in the video below:

N&J Top 5: Moisturizing Facial Sprays

All the moisture you need (oil-free available) to keep your skin hydrated in extreme temperatures- plus it sets your makeup with a healthy, dewy glow - any time of day. Carry one of these N&J Top 5 in your bag and mist away your dried-out winter skin.

Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief, $22
Water your skin. Take along a refreshing face spray for showers of thirsty skin relief. Bursting with moisture and active aloe. But not a drop of oil. Rapidly replenishes skin's moisture level, restoring balance. 

Part-toner, part-serum mist of essential oils and plant active ingredients.
Smooths the skin, tightens the pores, and provides an instant burst of radiance, as it stimulates microcirculation.


 An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. Adds radiance, finishes makeup. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up!
MAC Fix +, $21

A refreshing, hydrating mist to use anywhere anytime. Simply formulated with fragrant Herbal Extracts and Rosewater for a pleasant, pick me up for dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable skin. Spray your day and night creams for a boost of hydration or use it to set make-up or spray on dry hair throughout the day. Safe for all skin types. Gentle, non-irritating.
 It all starts in Grasse, France where a unique aromatic selection of flowers and rose petals are collected and infused into this luxurious tonic mist for your face. With regular use, skin appears to be more healthy and radiant, and you’ll smell like roses (but we always do.)
Fresh Rose Floral Toner, $38

N&J Must-Have: Better Than Sex Too Faced Mascara

I CAN'T WITH THIS. I'm walking around the sidewalks of New York City smacking people in the face with my long, full, voluptuous eyelashes ohhhh baby. There are lines outside of Sephora for what I can only refer to as "the eyegasm." Plus, $23 is robbery for something better than sex. One coat is ecstacy. 2 coats.... you're wrapped in a sheet smoking out your bedroom window.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $23

N&J Must-Have: Photive iPhone 5 / 5S Portable Battery Charger

Trust, you need this. Unless you're the kind of person who loves their iPhone constantly dying on them or an [air quotes] "Droid" user and in that case, you don't even deserve one.
No, I'm talking about the normal people who are texting, tweeting, googling, instagramming, let's watch an HBO Go marathon of GIRLS, listening to/organizing your Spotify playlists, checking e-mail, checking in on Foursquare, killin it at Fruit Ninja, oh look another Apple software update and this thing is STILL charging your phone. Battery for days. And it's $30 on Amazon.com with free overnight shipping if you sign up for the free trial "Amazon Prime" thing. The battery itself is literally the same size as your phone, lightweight, naturally amazing for traveling and every day must-have backup in your bag [guys put in your girlfriends bag]. Must. Have.
Photive iPhone 5 Portable Battery Charger, $29.95

N&J Style: Must-Have Cuff Bracelets

Oh baby, It's cuffing season! I fell hard in love with these handmade, enviroment-saving pieces, each handmade in Los Angeles. They are forged from 100% reclaimed metal by Alkemie, a husband-and-wife design team [read their story here: Alkemie Jewelry.]  Each cuff is unique, stunning, chic and a statement piece of jewelry you will adore far after the season ends. Below are a few of my absolute must-haves! [The link below each picture will take you directly to Alkemie's site!] Xxx, R
Alkemie Peacock Feather Cuff, $264
Crocodile Textured Cuff, $209

Alkemie Small Stag Cuff, $209

Alkemie Starfish Cuff, $209

Alkemie Key Cuff, $198

N&J Style Sneak Peek: Isabel Marant for H&M

Isabel Marant. I AM DEAD over this jacket. The women & men's collection for H&M is "wearable with an attitude" and affordable - and the most gorgeous designer collaboration I have seen, well, ever. The New York City Preview Event last night had everyone lucky enough to step inside FRANTIC over stunning cardigans, printed jeans, embellished jackets - basically everything they could carry.  If I were you, I would go to H&M tomorrow, wait out the lines and fill your closet with these must-have pieces of the season. xo 
Embellished jacket, $399

Silk scarf, $40.00



Your most luscious hair ever.

MY LOVE FOR THIS HAIR MASK DESERVES ALL CAPS. IT IS "LAST MEAL" HAIR FOOD. Aside from the blend of proteins and Red Marine Algae ingredients that will repair and revive damaged / stressed-to-the-max hair -- does anyone else just love a delicious cucumer-sage scented, creamy hair mask to pamper with? pure NV BKT Healing Mask creates a luscious texture, restores the scalp, and adds shine. The anti-color fade and anti-aging technology make it amazing for all [but especially color-treated] hair.  After shampooing, towel dry hair. Apply enough to saturate hair and leave on for 5-15 minutes [ I've done 30 and watched an episode of GIRLS, love it]. Rinse out and style as usual!  


Over the past year I have really opened my eyes and examined the world of oils. Argan and coconut oil [my favorites] are beautiful, beautiful products. Both can be used on the skin and hair showering you with the gift of moisture and nutrients. Also recent, my awareness to sulfates has been raised. Sulfates are detergents that produce lather; they break up grease, dirt and oils on the skin and hair. However, they can strip hair and skin of natural oils leaving it dry and irritated. They are particularly harsh on sensitive skin [which I have] and many people are discovering they have allergies to sulfates. Honestly -  we just don't need them in our beauty products.  Instead of taking away healthy natural oils, I started adding them into my beauty routine. This was a game changer.       
pure NV BKT Ker-Argan Oil became one of those products I can't be without. It is sulfate free. Argan oil and linseed oil are particularly beneficial to the hair due to their abundant Omega 3 and vitamin E properties which nourish thirsty hair lacking essential oils. Ker-Argan Oil is formulated to hydrate, enhance shine, repel humidity, eliminate frizz, smooth, seal split ends and reduce fly-away hair, leaving hair lustrous. We LOVE this. Our hair LOVES this.  It is also enriched with keratin and linseed which strengthen the hair shaft and make hair more resilient.  The oil has a delicate sage scent that you would admire in a spa experience. Ker-Argan Oil can be used as a swimmers aid [great for beach vacations] as it will protect hair from elements such as salt and chlorine. Ker-Argan Oil is safe on all hair types. My hair has been healthier than ever and shining like crazy! Add a dime sized amount and apply to towel dried hair after your shower. Style that gorgeous hair as usual!   

Purchase these products here: www.purenvhaircare.com

Le Metier de Beaute & Saks Fifth Avenue - Full Size Liquid Eyeliner + Dark Spot Corrector w/ purchase! Ends 9.9.13!

The best kind of beauty sleep. Ever.

The one-of-a-kind quill pen "Precision Liquid Eyeliner" gives maximum control for bold, glamorous eyes!  The perfect   long-wearing, smudge-proof formula.

There is such high demand for the Peau Vierge Dark Spot Corrector, customers are asked purchase no more than 6 bottles every 30 days. 6 BOTTLES AT A TIME. The formula is one of the best at reducing dark spots, marks and signs of aging.