Written on November 8, 2013 at 5:11 pm , by Every Day with Rachael Ray Staff
Whether you need a pre- or post-Thanksgiving moment of Zen, take advantage of our exclusive spa deals, or go the DIY route with luxe tub treats.
1. The Body Shop Honeymania Moisture Bubble Bath Melt
…creates extra-creamy suds. ($14, thebodyshop.com)
2. Lush’s Enchanter Bomb
…is citrus-spiked and fizzes and froths as it dissolves. ($6.25, lushusa.com)
3. Le Couvent des Minimes Orange Blossom Foaming Bath
…creates sublimely scented bubbles. ($25, usa.lecouventdesminimes.com)
4. Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Bath & Body Oil
…yields silky, sweet-smelling skin. ($20, sephora.com)
5. h2o+ Sea Salt Skin Smoother
…will take care of any rough patches. ($27, h20plus.com)
Sign yourself up for a fab 50-minute Swedish Massage at any Elizabeth Arden Red Door spa between now and December 31, mention “Rachael Ray 13″ when booking, and pay $99 for a service that normally costs $125-ish. (reddoorspas.com)
If you need a megadose of de-stressing, go for Bliss Spa’s 24-Heaven body treatment at a location with a wet room. First comes an oatmeal mask with a heated wrap, then a Vichy shower (you’re hotizontal under a bunch of nozzles) and for the grand finale, a body blam rubdown. The service regularly costs $155, but present this page at checkout to get 20% off between now and December 31. (blissworld.com)
by Abbie Kozolchyk
Written on August 13, 2013 at 10:00 am , by Nicole Witko
Fashion designer, TV personality and author, Lauren Conrad, has teamed up with Downy to tackle the importance of fabric softener. While providing free laundering services for locals to show how amazing their products are, Lauren sat down with our Associate Food Editor, Ariana Phillips, to share some insider secrets about herself. Here’s what we found out:
- If you could spend a weekend cooking with Rachael, what would you make? I’d love to learn how to roast a chicken, like with garlic and lemon — mine just never come out quite right.
- Drink of choice? Green tea — I’m ALWAYS drinking it (and she actually was during our interview)!
- What fashion trend are you most excited about right now? Tulle. I actually have a couple of pieces in my LC Lauren Conrad collection for Kohl’s right now that I love. When it’s done right, it can be so romantic. I also love knit dresses with a chic body to them — they’re so easy to wash and can go from day to night.
- What’s your #1 guilty pleasure? Online shopping — I really need to quit!
- You have an afternoon completely free to do anything you want — what’s it going to be? Nothing! I’d love a day to just lay around and sleep and watch reruns. I could use one of those days.
- What’s your go-to dish if you want to impress someone? Pie. I usually make apple, but I just made a peach one the other day and it turned out delicious. It’s so easy to impress someone with dessert.
To learn more beauty tips and insider secrets, visit LaurenConrad.com.
Written on August 2, 2013 at 6:04 pm , by Every Day with Rachael Ray Staff
We followed up with our beauty and travel editor, Abbie Kozolchyk, to see how things went at the second annual Beauty Editors Day at New York’s Saks Fifth Avenue. As the name would suggest, the day brings beauty editors—bunches of them, in fact—to the selling floor, where each is partnered with a particular counter. Abbie was stationed at Penhaligon’s, where she met with several women—and a few men!—whose $30 entrance fee went entirely to Look Good Feel Better, an organization that helps cancer patients cope with the outward side effects of treatment.
What was the topic people asked about most?
AK: After fragrance (because we were at a fragrance counter, after all), brows were the biggest beauty topic of the day. Conveniently, we have this on our site: 3 Ways to Groom Your Eyebrows.
What was the most memorable aspect of the day?
AK: For me, it was a tossup between the very first guest —a remarkably lovely and upbeat woman whose daughter has been a Look Good Feel Better participant—and a surprise afternoon appearance by the illustrator we used for our July/August travel feature. I never would have recognized Danielle Kroll (pictured below), who was part of a four-woman posse that visited me at the Penhaligon’s counter, but her identity was revealed by a rightfully proud friend about halfway through our session. I was star-struck.
Did you fall in love with any new fragrances yourself?
AK: I was getting a little out of hand with Penhaligon’s newest scent, Vaara, and wouldn’t be surprised if my whole apartment smells like saffron, magnolia and sandalwood for the next month. Or year. I also love the back story—the fragrance was commissioned by the Maharaja of Jodhpur to commemorate the birth of his granddaughter—but of course, now I’m going to have to think twice about gifting onesies or Is Your Mama A Llama.
Did anyone want to talk travel?
AK: India came up pretty regularly, thanks to the aforementioned royal grandpa. And I’m always happy to talk about that country, as it’s one of my favorite places on the planet—though I outgrow even my most generous waistbands after, like, two days there.
Written on July 30, 2013 at 6:02 pm , by Every Day with Rachael Ray Staff
Come out this Thursday, August 1, for the second annual Look Good Feel Better Beauty Editor’s Day at Saks Fifth Avenue! There are still a few spots open, so you can join our very own beauty and travel editor, Abbie Kozolchyk, at the Penhaligon’s counter, where she’ll be doling out beauty (and if you want, travel) advice during one-on-one sessions. Sign up now to be part of this great cause. All proceeds go to the Look Good Feel Better foundation for cancer patients.
To help you get to know Abbie a bit before the big day, we sat down and asked her “5 Questions.”
1. How did you get into being a beauty editor?
AK: Happy accident: As a college student, I interned at the now defunct Mirabella and fell really hard for the magazine. I gladly would have gone back for any gig there; the one that just happened to be open when I graduated was in the beauty department.
2. If you had to name one product that is your favorite, what would it be?
AK: Impossible to say, given that beauty editors are essentially human guinea pigs, and always trying new products. But I will say that one of the first fragrances to become a favorite was Penhaligon’s neroli-spiked Castile—I’m kind of an orange blossom junkie—so I’m especially happy to be camping out at the Penhaligon’s counter this Thursday.
3. What’s the best beauty advice anyone has ever given to you?
AK: One word: Sunscreen. Okay, two more: high SPF.
4. Your title is beauty and travel editor. Odd to combine the two?
AK: Oddly, no! I’ve been a travel writer (and travel addict) for almost as long as I’ve been a beauty editor, so I’m perfectly used to, say, filing an article on Reese Witherspoon’s bangs from a Tibetan yak-herding village. (True story.) Needless to say, I love that we cover both topics at Every Day with Rachael Ray.
5. So what products are you always sure to pack?
AK: See number 3.
Written on July 24, 2013 at 4:59 pm , by Every Day with Rachael Ray Staff
Benefitting a great cause, Look Good Feel Better, editors will be taking over the Saks Fifth Avenue beauty department from 12pm to 7pm on Thursday, August 1st. Abbie will be hanging with the ladies at Penhaligon’s, perfumers to no less than the royal baby’s family (stay tuned to find out whether the newborn, who’s third in line to the throne, will get his own scent)! Whether you’re interested in general beauty advice, tips on finding your perfect fragrance, or hearing about life as a beauty and travel editor at Every Day with Rachael Ray sign on up!
- Visit www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org/register now to book your 20-minute appointment at the second annual Beauty Editor’s Day on August 1 from 12 to 7 at Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship in New York City
- A $30 donation will get you a 20-minute editor consultation and free gift
- Proceeds go to Look Good Feel Better, a program that helps cancer patients to cope with the outward side effects of treatment. For more information, visit www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org
Written on July 10, 2013 at 10:00 am , by Nicole Witko
Emily Maynard has officially launched her very own jewelry line! With the help of Jessica Stanfield and Christi Pack, founders of Towne & Reese — a line Emily wore often on her season of The Bachelorette — she developed unforgettable, style-savvy accessories with personal touches. Her 63-piece girly-with-an-edge collection can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. See a few of Emily’s favorite pieces, plus learn about more of her favorite things below!
Favorite meal on The Bachelorette? “Every night in Prague my producer and I would go to the hotel restaurant and get a great dover sole dish.”
Her daughter’s favorite? “I make this green chicken recipes with tons of herbs and also a baked fried chicken with crushed pretzels.”
Guilty pleasure food? Ranch dressing and diet coke
Ice cream flavor? Pistachio
Summer grill-out dinner? Cheeseburgers
From left to right: Jessica Stanfield, Judi Peña (Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief), Lauren Smith (Web Editor), Emily Maynard, and Christi Pack.
Check out EmilyMaynard.com for more info.
Written on June 6, 2013 at 4:38 pm , by Allyson Dickman
Here’s to you Dad!
Stumped on gift ideas? We’ve got some quirky, foodie and all-around awesome presents to show your dad just how much you love him this Father’s Day!
1. I mustache you a question! How cool would your old man look in these stache-covered socks? $12.50, fredflare.com
2. Whatever his title may be at work, we promise you he’s most proud of the title “Dad.” So let him brag at the office with a special for-dad-only mug. $14 each, rockscissorpaper.com
3. Guys aren’t all about meat and potatoes, they have a secret sweet tooth too! Fill up his candy drawer with a three piece candy collection, loaded with fruity sour gummies, gummy cola bottles and gourmet gummy papa and baby bears. $16 for set, sugarfina.com
4. Happy hour just got better! With this age-your-own whiskey kit he can pour friends a drink and brag about it. Each kit comes with two 110-proof bottles of un-aged White Dog Whiskey, an aging barrel and two drinking glasses. $150, binnys.com
5. Make a statement! This wood sign (5″x4.5″) let’s him show off just how much you care. $11, paper-source.com
6. If he’s more of a beer guy, try a garden kit that lets him grow his own hops! In this garden dome, he’ll grow wheat, barley and hops (seeds included in the kit) so all he has left to do is brew a pint! $28, overstock.com
7. Here’s a treat he’ll eat right up: Slow-roasted pecans smoked and seasoned with chili powder, thyme, brown sugar, salt and Old Bay for true Southern BBQ flavor. $24, blackberryfarm.com
8. If he’s a grill master that loves to entertain, he—and his guests—will get a kick out of these Claudia Pearson beach-inspired hot dog plates. Surfs up! $16 each, westelm.com
Looking for more Father’s Day ideas?
Written on May 29, 2013 at 3:52 pm , by Every Day with Rachael Ray Staff
These covers look so delish that you’ll flip over your phone…every time you flip over your phone.
(Pictured from left to right)
Don’t be surprised if answering a call leaves you craving an ice cream sandwich treat. ($15, etsy.com/shop/graphicpals)
Spice up your conversations with a dose of sriracha. ($18, etsy.com/shop/icaseserasera)
It’s all sweet talk with this clever Skittles cover. ($15, etsy.com/shop/kustomcases)
Nice ‘n’ Crispy
Talk about fakin’ bacon: All this cover needs is some scent and sizzle. ($25, touchzerogravity.com)
Move over, ketchup! Mustard’s got a new partner now: your phone. ($25, touchzerogravity.com)
Here’s one cracker you’ll want to keep away from soup. ($25, touchzerogravity.com)
Written on May 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm , by Every Day with Rachael Ray Staff
The invisible battery-boosters built into these accessories let you off your leash (um, power cord) so you can roam if you want to. –Morgan Gibson
Powerbag Sling’s compact backpack can juice as many as four devices at once. When the bag isn’t in use and needs to be charged, you plug it in with a power cord. $140, mypowerbag.com
Rach’s newest obsession, Everpurse’s kicked-up clutch, revs your phone while you tackle your busy day. The secret: a magnetic pad that recharges the bag. $189 and up, everpurse.com
Talk, text and stay powered all at the same time with Mophie’s sleek, rubberized Juice Pack Plus. Once you’ve charged it via USB port, the case keeps your iPhone’s tank full. $100, mophie.com
Photography by Levi Brown
Written on May 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm , by Every Day with Rachael Ray Staff
Long a foodie favorite (in fact, there’s one in Rach’s product line), Himalayan pink salt is now being sprinkled across the beauty aisle, too. Turns out, the mineral-packed crystals are as glow-giving as palate-pleasing. –Abbie Kozolchyk, Travel and Beauty Editor
1. Kismibella Pink Himalayan Salt with Goat Milk Bath Bomb ($5 each, kismibella.etsy .com) packs Epsom salt and avocado oil for an intensely soothing soak.
2. Made with 60 percent Himalayan pink salt, Bliss fatgirlscrub ($38, blissworld.com) is the definition of true grit, plus a circulation booster and skin polisher of the highest order.
3. Garnished with rose petals and spiked with sandalwood. KhushiOrganics Rose of the Himalaya Organic Soaking Spa Salts ($16, khushiorganics.etsy.com) offer the best kind of sensory overload.
4. Loaded with stimulants, CricketCoveSoapCo Eucalyptus and Peppermint Organic Coconut Milk & Pink Himalayan Salt Soap ($6, cricketcovesoapco.etsy.com) lathers into a full-body wake-up call.
5. Dial Skin Therapy Replenishing Body Wash with Himalayan Pink Salt ($5, at drugstores) deposits skin-healthy minerals but leaves no schmutz behind.