Jana Blankenship grew up spending every summer in the tiny coastal town of Sorrento, Maine, hiking lush forests, swimming in the salty ocean and exploring the nearby islands. Her love for nature and the smells of the seaweed, ocean pine and wild roses first inspired Jana to create natural perfumes and eventually skincare, body care and haircare products. When friends wanted to start selling her products at their store, she knew she needed to start a company, and Captain Blankenship set sail.
Captain Blankenship is a small, women-run company in the Hudson River Valley and grew upon Jana’s mission to create organic beauty products that form a direct link with nature. From toner and face
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With “workplace burnout” recently being named an official medical diagnosis, self-care takes center stage as a priority for managing our minds, bodies and beauty routines, too. However, busy work weeks, commuting and family obligations often mean we have to pack all of our self-care into a weekend – and often in just a day. All of this can make traveling from one appointment to another to look after your hair, skin and body another major stressor. So, how can busy New Yorkers save time and energy yet never miss a BOTOX touch up, skin tweak or bang trim?
Enter The Parlor NYC, which will have its debut in early 2020. This novel concept aims to bring haute beauty and wellness experie
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With sandal weather in full swing, you may wish you could bare your soles confidently without a second thought. But foot issues may be standing in the way, which is why we turned to New York City podiatrist Dr. Krista Archer and founder of the highly-rated ARCH line of foot-centric skincare products, for her advice about how to put the spring back in your step and get fabulous feet that are worthy of showing off.
Q: What can I do about discolored or brittle toenails?
A: A coat of polish is just a quick fix, and while a spa pedicure may camouflage toenail issues, this indulgence doesn’t get to the source of the problem. “The primary cause of toenail issues is fungus. Often the resul
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Beyonce’s famous makeup artist Sir John and the global cosmetics empire of Luminess Cosmetics partnered to create Disney’s The Lion King Limited Edition Collection by Sir John x Luminess. Sir John created the limited-edition collection to celebrate the new film and it’s pretty gorgeous.
This innovative collaboration has created a one-of-a-kind makeup collection featuring highly pigmented formulas to showcase the colors and tones of the African landscape to create equally stunning day and night looks, handpicked by Sir John. From the fashion forward artists at Luminess Cosmetics, the rich formulas come together in hand-designed compacts and artistic cases inspired by the iconic scenes an