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Our hands really take a beating over the course of a day, and many of these assaults affect their look and feel over both the short- and long-term. From sun exposure and harsh chemicals to hot water, bacteria and beyond, these environmental factors can lead to dryness and cracking as well as visible signs of aging like age spots and crepey skin. Applying your facial skincare products (and sunscreen in particular) on the backs of your hands is a great way to keep them looking healthy and youthful, but arming yourself with these hand-care essentials is a sure-fire way to keep them in tip-top shape.
Karité Shea Butter Crème Mains ($36)
All hand creams are not created equal, and this one s
Sally Hansen has partnered with BITB’s favorite cashmere brand White + Warren for a special gift-with-purchase. Until the end of January, every shopper who purchases one pair of White + Warren Fingerless Gloves from www.whiteandwarren.com will receive a complimentary Sally Hansen Manicure Set filled with manicure must haves (while supplies last).
At the time of this posting, the 100% cashmere gloves are on sale for $40. Available in eight colors, the fingerless wonders are just the ticket for keeping your hands warm in a cool office or any situation where you need
New York City’s Ellen Sirot is a top hand model, hand care expert, Founder/CEO of Hand Perfection, beauty launch consultant and motivational speaker. As you might expect, she didn’t grow up dreaming of being a hand model, but as a struggling dancer she discovered the world of “parts modeling” and actively pursued the niche of hands, coaxing, protecting and beautifying her hands until they met the strict requirements of the field. Her expertise in perfecting and protecting the perfect looking hands has let to the creation of her own hand care beauty line – Hand Perfection. Read on to learn more about this unusual career and Ellen’s tips for beautifying your own lovely hands.
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Etre Touchy Gloves – The winter wonderland is decidedly less wonderful when your feel constrained by your gloves. While this cleverly designed pair is being marketed as freeing up “two fingers to technology” (to use your iphone or ipod, for example) my initial instinct upon trying them on was to giddily declare, “Finally a way to apply and re-apply makeup in the winter, without the need to take off my gloves!” And while it is nothing new that women go to great lengths for beauty, you can feel a bit less vain knowing that these gloves serve a few functional purposes — updating your playlist, sending your friend a text message, as well as dabbing on a bit of extra concealer under your eyes after a long day at work. Granted, these gloves have two exposed fingers each, so you will only be partially covered from the elements. This is an important consideration if you suffer from a condition like Raynaud’s disease, and I would certainly not recommending exposing yourself to freezing temperatures with bare fingers if you can avoid it. But if you don’t mind the moderate cold, it is a modern alternative to the on-off ritual most of us play with our gloves during the chilly months.
FINAL VERDICT – GGI (GOTTA GET IT) – The UK-based company ships worldwide. Good news for us beauty junkies across the pond. An added bonus, these cozy wool gloves offer an extra buffer between your bare hands and tube/subway poles. And they are quite fashionable to boot.