N & J's "New Years Day - How To Get That Eye Makeup Off!"

New Years Eve is when all the glittery & smokey eyes come out to play--though we all know it doesn't look the same the next morning! These are the best products to remove last night's 'celebration' from those beautiful eyes:
Lancome 'BI-FACIL Double Action Eye Makeup Remover', $26.00

Klorane 'Soothing Eye Makeup Remover', $16.00

Neutrogena 'Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes', $6.39
Love, Rebecca

N & J's "Mani / Pedi's - New Years Edition!"

New Years Eve is all about sparkle!-- and adding glitter to your mani / pedi will make that little black dress pop like champagne! Here are my top picks:
nails, inc. 'Glitterati Collection, $25.00
Sephora 'Good As Gold Collection', $9.50 each
Essie 'Golden Nuggets', $8.00

Have a happy, healthy & BEAUTIFUL New Year 2012!
Love, Rebecca

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"Inside Beauty Scoop - N&J Knows Before Everyone Else!"

I research all the newest & upcoming beauty products so you know before they even come out - and this one is big! My latest obsession with Josie Maran argan oil products is no secret. They are all mini miracles! And recently I was shouting from the rooftops about the 'Moroccan Getaway Travel Case' $39.00 ($74.00 value) - which had every "mini" product of hers that she is famous for. (They are selling out at all the NYC Sephora stores, so hurry to pick one up if this is on your list!) 

But guess what ... Sephora has informed me today that this Spring there will be a new Josie Maran Gift Set to dance about! I received one today (pictured below) and the set includes:
- 1.7 oz 100% Pure Argan Oil (worth it's weight in gold and normally $48.00 alone)
- Bear Naked Wipes ($12.00 alone)
- Argan Cleansing Oil 1.9 oz ($32.00 alone)
- Argan Lip Treatment ($18.00 alone)
- Argan Color Stick in 'Petal Pink' for cheeks and lips ($22.00 alone)

ALL of this-- it's $56.00! Amazing ♥  

Josie Maran 'Argan Care' Set (to be released this Spring), $56.00, www.sephora.com

My N & J girls are always the first to know!
Love, Rebecca

N & J's "iPhone Apps are a Beautiful Thing!"

The BEST iPhone apps that make you look even more beautiful!

1.PhotoFunia: An app that allows you to use your own pictures straight from your iPhone camera roll (or take a new picture) and insert them into all kinds of scenarios, ex: your face on a NYC billboard, one of your pictures up in a famous art gallery, you & your main squeeze in a valentines day frame etc. Hundreds of different options and it's so so easy to use! An N&J top pick! www.photofunia.com

 2.Camera + : A photo editing app that can take any of your iPhone camera roll pictures and completely transform them into a glam photo-shoot work of art! You can crop, add borders, change lighting, use 'FX' effects (Cross Process, Fashion, Toy Camera, Black & White, etc.) Save them to your camera roll when you're finished or upload them to facebook or twitter right there. Every picture can look even more beautiful, I can't live without this app!

3. Sephora To Go: If I'm not eating, sleeping or blogging - I'm at Sephora, the mecca of beauty! And this little app is like our favorite store right at your fingertips! Use "Try It On" to see that nail polish color you've been wanting right on your hand, watch "How To" hair & makeup videos - you can even read over 1 million customer product reviews that Sephora is famous for! Can you shop on the app? Absolutely! Place orders for all your favorite products right there through the phone. Beauty doesn't get any easier than this. Oh, and best of all, it's free to download and a free iPhone sleeve with your first purchase! We ♥ you Sephora.

All of these apps are compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch. Beautiful technology!

Love, Rebecca

N & J's "Perfect Holiday Gift Guide 2011"

The holidays are about family, giving, & being around those you love - but whoever said "it's not about the gifts" got an ugly sweater and a losing lotto ticket last year! Here's the N & J guide to some perfect gifts for everyone on your list!

1. Don't get her one of Sephora's bestsellers, get her all of them! Including NARS, Laura Mercier, Philosophy, Urban Decay, Smashbox & more!  Sephora's Bestsellers, $75.00 www.sephora.com

2. Every woman in your life would love to get their wrists on one of Lisa Hoffman's new fragrance bracelets! Lisa Hoffman Fragrance Jewelry, $65.00 www.lisahoffmanbeauty.com

3. Of course she wants sparkling nails for the holidays! And this is one of 'nails inc.'s' biggest selling polish duos! nails inc. 'The Donmar Collection', $20.00 www sephora.com

4. Give her the gift of shining healthy hair with Josie Maran 'Moroccan Getaway Travel Case - Argan Oil Infused Travel Essentials', $39.00 www.sephora.com

5. The perfect gift for any beauty obsessed gal, this portable makeup studio has 197 different products! It includes eyeshadows, lipsticks, blushes, mascaras..the works! The Sephora Makeup Studio Blockbuster, ($440 Value) $49.50 www.sephora.com

6.Your man deserves the best when it comes to manly beauty maintenance, and shaving is key! This is Braun's most advanced, premium shaver you can get him, & he'll have the perfect shave for smooching under the mistletoe! Braun 7 790cc Pulsonic Shaver System, $203.99 www.amazon.com

7.Beauty starts on the inside, and this magical blender will transform any fruit or vegetable into liquid for healthy smoothies that will have your skin glowing! Vita-Mix 1300 TurboBlend 4500, $378.95 www.amazon.com

8. Our pets that love us get gifts too! Buy them this award winning dog/cat brush like no other! The Furminator!, $36.22 www.amazon.com

9. What do I get my boyfriend? ...What ELSE?!: 'Call of Duty: MW3' $49.99, www.amazon.com

10.Aside from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, there is only one other movie I want to snuggle up and watch this holiday: Midnight In Pairs' DVD, $16.99 www.amazon.com

Wishing you all the happiest holiday season! Xo

Love, Rebecca

N & J's "Product of The Day"

Traveling for the holidays? You won't have to leave any of your favorite beauty products behind with this stylish & organized beauty case by Sonia Kashuk. The case includes 2 removable cases that velcro in, a pouch for your makeup brushes, even a swivel door hanger!
Sonia Kashuk 'OH LA LA' Makeup Case, $24.99, www.target.com

Love, Rebecca

N & J's "NARS Favorites For The Holidays!"

The holiday season is a fun time for makeup! Glitter & gold, reds & smokey eyes - they all come out to match our festive spirits and dresses! NARS is the best at giving us colors to make our holiday makeup glamorous. Here are my top picks:  (www.narscosmetics.com)
NARS ♥'s Allure Glitter Pencils in Honor of Allure's 20th Anniversary! 2 Eye Pencils in Xenon & Le Sept, perfect to highlight eyes for that flirty holiday "wink!" ;)  $38.00

NARS award winning "Laguna Body Illuminator" - Rub this on your legs, arms & decollete (chest and collar bone area)  for a bronze glow under that holiday party dress! $45.00

NARS Blush in "Oasis" - I LOVE blush, and "Orgasm" is one of my favorites - but this just took the NARS "cake" for me. It's an  "I've been in the cold and need a kiss under the mistletoe to warm me up" rosy cheek, $27.00

NARS "Larger Than Life Lip Gloss" - These are unbelievable!! 9 shades of lustrous, dramatic, high impact gloss that had me busy for an hour at Sephora, they are honestly so beautiful on . 'Gold-digger' (gold) & 'Bleeker' (red) are my favorites! A perfect little holiday gift! $26.00

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in "Dragon Girl" - It's a lipstick in a pencil, so easy & smooth to put on and won Allure's "Best Long Wearing Lipstick" in 2011. Plus this gorgeous red hue is perfect for holiday makeup! $24.00

Love, R

N & J's " Ruthie Davis Sample Sale!!

I stopped by the Ruthie Davis SAMPLE SALE last night - 3 words. MUST. GO. NOW. Actually, really go now because today is the last day, 1:00pm-7:00pm at 511 West 25th Street (Studio 806). These shoes are the most artistic & fabulous as it gets!! While I was there champagne was being served and pairs of spiked & leather wrapped platforms/boots were flying off the shelves - it doesn't get better. Plus, you will hopefully get to meet Ruthie, who herself is like her shoes, one of a kind and truly amazing.   

Ruthie & I taking a photo break from the madness!
Love, R

N & J's "That Perfect Pink LipBalm ♥"

Do u carry 10 different lipsticks / lip glosses in your bag everyday like me? I know, we can't help it! We love them all! But which one of the bunch is that perfect pink 'go-to' with moisture & SPF for everyday? One of  N&J's favorites is:

Fresh's Sugar Rose' Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15. It's buildable color looks like a naturally rosy pout & nourishes, protects and hydrates.

$22.50, www.sephora.com
Love, R

N & J's "Mani / Pedi's"

Today my nails are back to OPI's 'Malaga Wine', addicted to this color!! The background is Glee's beautiful Naya Rivera in an InStyle photo shoot. 
**My new ring, $38.00 & 14 kt gold plated- is from 'C Wonder' www.cwonderstore.com -Tory Burch's ex-husband's AMAZING new boutique! The one in Soho is at 72 Spring Street in NYC (between Lafayette & Cleveland Place). 

OH! and INM's "Out The Door" clear fast drying top coat is the BEST! We're talking really fast!
Love, R

N & J's " Ruthie Davis Sample Sale!!

O--M--G! Ruthie Davis shoes & Bags for $99-$399?! Yes we will! Tell all your girlfriends, these shoes are so gorgeous & on every celebrity foot right now - get your own pair and meet the fabulous Ruthie Davis! :)

Love, R

N & J's "Happy Friday Playlist - Top 20 Movie Soundtracks"

1. Garden State
2. Nutty Professor
3. Dirty Dancing
4. Go
5. Love Jones
6. Forrest Gump
7. Waiting To Exhale
8. With Honors
9. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
10. French Kiss
11. Sleepless in Seattle
12. Sex & The City
13. Forces of Nature
14. Only You
15. The Women
16. New Jack City
17. Boomerang
18. Eat, Pray, Love
19. City Of Angels
20. Soul Food

The list is made of links to www.amazon.com where you can listen to samples of each & then buy them if you'd like! You can also purchase them on iTunes or just listen at www.grooveshark.com, www.playlist.com, or www.spotify.com

Happy weekend!

Love, R

N & J's "Grand Opening - TJMAXX on Wall Street Adventure"

My girls & I checked out the new TJMAXX on Wall & Nassau Street in NYC this morning! We LOVED what we found!

'Vodka & Caviar' Fur hats

Missoni Cardigan heaven!

Missoni sweaters screaming for a ski weekend!

a glamorous Cynthia Rowley fur vest

Jewelry galore!
14 Wall Street, 212-587-8459 www.tjmaxx.com
Love, R

N & J's "A Week of my FAVORITE Beauty Products: PROBLEM SOLVERS!"

"I need this pimple to be gone by like 8:00 tonight."...."I hate razor burn, go away"...."Can this black eye makeup PLEASE come off?!"...."These aren't bags, this is luggage under my eyes!"

We all have something. And these are the solutions to the most common problems I get asked about: 

1. TendSkin - Invented randomly by a dentist, this potion zaps ingrown hairs and clears & prevents razor burn with this convenient little roll-on bottle. Perfect for bikini lines, underarms, men's necks, faces etc - also great for after waxing or laser hair removal treatments. My boyfriend said it "saved his life" and I will use nothing else either. (It does sting a little when you put it on, one of the main ingredients is alcohol. It's OK!) $17.00, www.sephora.com  
2. DERMAdoctor KP Duty Body Scrub - Basically the best body scrub out there. Whether you have body acne, eczema, keratosis pilaris (chicken bumps)...this is "medical-quality" exfoliation that seriously works. $44.00, www.sephora.com
3. Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment- This stuff smells like sulfur hell and looks like calamine lotion, but it does the job of zapping pimples better & faster than I've ever seen in my life. Forget the drugstore stuff. This is the champion. It's best worn as a nightly spot treatment, but if it's a major one- I'd have that stuff on while you're watching Modern Family too. $22.00, www.sephora.com
4. Lancome BI-FACIL Double Action Eye Makeup Remover - LOVE. THIS. STUFF. Shake the bottle up(really), put it on a cotton ball and gently wipe away. Amazing. I'm never without it. $26.00, www.sephora.com
5. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Cooling Gel Mask- So this is actually a facial masque, but I also love to use it under my eyes if I'm feeling a little puffy! Peter Thomas Roth is a genius and this product represents! N&J tip: store it in the refrigerator to make it extra refreshing! $45.00, www.peterthomasroth.com
6. Rosebud Salve - Especially amazing for the cold winter months when lips are prone to chapping, this is the best little tin of rose smelling heaven you could ask for. $6.00, www.sephora.com
7. Suave Dry Shampoo - It's actually a good thing to skip days between washing your hair. So Dry Shampoo comes to the rescue for soaking up hair's natural oils and also adding body & texture. I love this one for the price, the smell and it works perfectly! $6.99, Any local drugstore
8. Clarisonic 'Mia' - One of my favorite products OF ALL TIME. Use it every other morning with your favorite face wash and watch dry skin, clogged pores & acne disappear! My skin completely changed when I started using it. Look forward to a face that is softer, smoother and glowing!  $119.00, www.clarisonic.com
9. Bounce Lint Roller- A lint roller that changed the game - it smells like dryer sheets! And it's the really good sticky paper too, not like the Scotch Brand ones that don't pick up anything (sorry Scotch, it's true). OH and they make it in a mini travel size! $3.99, www.drugstore.com
10. Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream - This hand cream is made from french grapes. So that sold me at first! But it really is so amazing- loaded with antioxidants, smells like grapes and orange blossom and keeps your hands & cuticles soft!  Definitely one of my 'go-to' products all year round. $19.00, www.sephora.com
11. Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream -This is the one that you put on at night with the gloves and you wake up with new hands. Like "Death Becomes Her" potion kind-of stuff. One of Bliss's best sellers and my personal favorites. $18.00, www.sephora.com
12. Maderma SPF 30 - I'll spare you the grisly story of what happened to my foot, but there were stitches involved and weeks later - a scar. I researched (as I do everything) and found this to have the best reviews. So I used it every day, a little in the morning, a little on lunch (when no-one was looking), and a little before I went to bed...EVERY DAY for 3 months. I know it sounds like a lot but listen, you can barely see where my scar was now. I did have to wait for everything to heal to start, and it also works on older scars too. Here's a link to a coupon :) http://www.mederma.com/offers

Love, R

(P.S.- I'm no doctor, but a beauty expert who has tried and swears by each and every one of these products. They are simply suggestions - I hope you all have the same amazing experiences with them that I do!)

N & J's " Product of The Day"

N&J ♥'s  Peter Thomas Roth Skincare!  One of my fav's is their 'Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads' that win awards like CRAZY for their skin magic! In typical Naomi & Jean fashion, this is one of THE BEST products for your skin - so I had to tell you all about it! Use these and here comes: tighter pores, clear skin and disappearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Leaves your skin soft, smooth, firm and revitalized!

Peter Thomas Roth 'Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads', $45 (60 pads / 2 mo supply), www.sephora.com
Love, R

N & J's "A Week of my FAVORITE Beauty Products: Day 2 - HAIR!"

Diana Ross in a bottle. The paddle brush of all paddle brushes. Oil that doesn't make your hair oily -- but HEALTHY and WOW SHINY. A hair dryer that's just better, but not the most expensive . Hairspray used in every single runway show. None of these are average "it'll work" hair products. These are the BEST. <3

Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum, $30, www.sephora.com

Living Proof 'Full Thickening Cream', $26, www.sephora.com
L'Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray for Color Treated Hair (UV Protection), $14.99, local drug store
Kerastase 'Volumactive', $39, www.kerastase-usa.com
Denman 'Grooming Brush -Boar Bristle', $17.99-$22.99, www.folica.com

Denman 'Paddle' Brush, $11.95, www.folica.com 

Ibiza 'G4 Large Round Brush', $38, www.ibizahair.com

BaByliss Pro BAB2000 Ceramix Xtreme Dryer, $33.50, www.amazon.com

Natural Instincts Non-permanent (amonia free!) hair color- Lasts through 28 shampoos, $10.99, local drug store

Love, R

N & J's "A Week of my FAVORITE Beauty Products: Day 1- Blushes!"

These are it. The favorites. The products I can't be without, we will turn this car right around and go back if I forgot one. And if you took my makeup case away from me and told me I could only have ONE thing, first of all I'd say NO-- BUT since we're pretending, I'd choose blush! So that's what I'm starting with.

NARS Blush in "Orgasm", $27, www.sephora.com

Tarte 'Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush' in "Blushing Bride" & Exposed, $25, www.sephora.com

LORAC Blush in "Pink", $20, www.sephora.com

MAC Cremeblend Blush in "LadyBlush", $19.50, www.maccosmetics.com

MAC Blush in "Strada", $19.50, www.bloomingdales.com

N & J Tip: We all remember Miss. Piggy right? She loved a little color in the cheeks too, but I’m pretty sure she just rubbed it on with her whole hand. We’re going to use a brush like the “Sephora Collection Professional Angled Blush Brush #40” - It’s the perfect size, texture, and angle to sculpt and highlight your cheek bones using either cream or powder blush. $28.00, www.sephora.com

Love, R