Spring Is Here: Get Glowy (Sans Sun) with Clarins

As soon as the seasons change, so does my skincare regimen. Sure, I slather on the SPF-infused moisturizer year-round, but now that it’s spring, I’m looking to liven up my pale Northeast complexion – without any damaging rays of sun. Cue Clarins to the beauty rescue.

I spoke with one of the brand’s insiders, who gave me the scoop on its new Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster. Which, as it happens, is what super-chic celebrity stylist Sophie Pera uses to maintain her enviably bronzed complexion. I dare you to tell me you’re not preemptively obsessed after watching the video below.

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April 9, 2014

Mom, This One’s for You

Mother's Day gifting plans, as told by our staffers

Mom, This One's for You

“My mom always carries an extra pair of flats with her, and could use a bag like this to store them.”
– Domonic G., Senior Designer

“I have these knives myself, and holiday guests will appreciate cutting into Mom’s crown roast with them.”
– Michael D., VP, Audience Development & Syndication

“I love this butterfly perfume bottle for my Mom. She collects perfume bottles and loves butterflies, so it’s a perfect combo.”
– Rachael B., Hair & Makeup Artist

“My mom loves traveling (and wine), so pairing this with her favorite bottle would bring the vineyard tour to her.”
– Ryan S., Assistant Event Producer

Our For Moms (& Honorary Moms): Gifts by Personality Boutique opens Wednesday, April 17 at 3PM ET.

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April 14, 2013

Celebrate Mom: Gifts for Mothers Expert and New

In case you were wondering, Mother’s Day didn’t just form out of thin air. Its beginnings are credited to Anna Marie Jarvis, daughter of Ann Jarvis, a Civil War–era social activist whose Mothers’ Day Work Clubs aided both Confederate and Union solders. After her mother’s death, Anna Jarvis passed out carnations (now the traditional Mother’s Day flower) to each congregation member at her mother’s church in West Virginia. She embarked on a campaign to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday, which she achieved in 1914.

There you have it. Now, on to the fun part – the shopping. Whether she’s your mom, grandmother, step, part-time, or pseudo-mother, show your appreciation – because with all the battles you put her through, she cared enough not to throw her arms up in the air and say, “F$%& this, I’m out of here.” Phew. Thanks, Mom.

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Our What a Mom Wants: Gifts for Mother’s Day Boutique opens Thursday, April 4, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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April 4, 2013