Our good friend and contributor Lora Condon, the National Award winning New Jersey esthetician and “Lash Dr.” dished with us this week about what every true Jersey Girl (and there is one in all of us – even in swanky Manhattan) wants to wear and receive this holiday season. A real Jersey girl knows exactly what she wants and it usually includes some form of glitter, shimmer and glow! Fortunately, companies have caught on and now you can unleash your inner Jersey girl and have an over-the-top holiday with these must have gift items. Lora, who is also the author of the hilarious and jaw-dropping, tell-all book, Spa Wars – The Ugly Truth About the Beauty Industry, reveals the secrets to looking sexy, and glowing no matter where you live.
Start with soft, hydrated and glowing skin. The best way to accomplish this is with a sugar scrub. Phoenix Rising, All Natural Skin Care, has a healing sugar scrub that is marinated in luxurious natural oils that leave your skin, oh, so touchable. www.phoenixrisingskincare.com
Jersey Girl’s love to be TAN! It doesn’t matter if it’s August or December, they want to be tan, and the darker the better. Maybe being tan in the middle of a blizzard is a good way to find them if their car slides into a snowbank? Girls want 2-3 layers of a spray tan and flourescent white teeth. Scott Barnes, the make-up artist for JLO, developed Body Bling, the world famous instant tan and shimmer in one. This cream looks beautiful on every skin type and can even be used as a blush. It’s also incredible at fixing and blending self-tanning mistakes. The best part is that it washes right off when you have to go back to reality. www.scottbarnes.com
Whether you hail from Jersey, San Francisco or San Paulo, glowing white teeth are on everyone’s list. Whiter Image’s Chic-Flic, is a rhinestone studded, teeth whitening pen and lip plumping gloss in a convenient dual-ended brush that fits perfectly into any clutch. www.makeupwithme.com
Everyone loves the look of tousled, day at the Jersey shore hair, so Jersey’s own, celebrity hairstylist, Eric Alt, developed Bayside Ocean Spray, to give you Jersey shore hair without having to hit the beach. The fresh ocean scent makes me feel like I really spent the day at the Jersey shore! www.ericaltsalon.com
Nothing gets your hair pumping like Big Sexy Hair’s, Root Pump Mousse. If you plan a long night of fist pumping at the club, you can remain perfectly coiffed with a shot of Root Pump directly on the roots of wet hair before styling. www.sexyhair.com
If you really want to complete the Jersey look for the holiday, get some false lashes or lash extensions for a longer lasting effect. Lora “The Lash Dr.,” is the preeminent Lash Extension specialist in the New York area, and her clients love giving the gift of Luscious Lashes to their nearest and dearest. www.thelashdr.com
Of course, the most important part of the Jersey look is confidence, so rock your glitter, shimmer and glow right through the middle of the holiday party. Fist-pumping optional… but a whole lot of fun!
“The Beauty Buster” and “The Lash Dr.”
4 Time National SPA WEEK Award Winner
Author of SPA WARS: The Ugly Truth About The Beauty Industry