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6 Must-Have Items in My Fashion Week Beauty Survival Kit

Fashion Week was fun.  Sort of.  While I saw several good and a couple great runway shows (Christian Siriano and Monique Lhuillier), I'm not in love with the Lincoln Center locale.  And despite my dogged efforts, I never received the press goodie bag, which is partially why I pay for registration each season (lesson learned; next season I will rely on invitations).

What I do love, however, is all of the new beauty swag I picked up:



Patyka Green Tangerine Hair & Body Wash ($26) from France is made from organic green tangerine oil.  The aromatic, organic shower gel leaves my skin silky smooth and smelling subtly fresh and fruity.




Spanx Tight-End Tights ($28) come to my rescue every Fashion Week.  I don't think there's a better pair of tights on the market.  They come in stylish patterns and colors, and provide tummy, thigh, and rear-end control.



Victoria's Secret Bombshell Eau de Parfum ($45) is a glam blend of purple passion fruit, Shangri-la peony, and vanilla orchid.  I was given a bottle of the new scent at the Victoria's Secret Lounge and can't wait to use it.




Maybelline Stiletto Mascara ($7) kept my lashes voluptuous and helped fill in my too-thinly arched brows.




Votre Vu Magnificent Energizing Creme for the Feet ($29) smells divine and thanks to a combo of the cream and Magnificent Exfoliating Treatment for Feet ($32), my post-Fashion Week feet feel refreshed and renewed.







Lenor Greyl Scalp Revitalizing Essential Oils ($47) is what I plan to use after I wash my hair.  I love that it's made with natural, purifying ingredients including borage oil, increases blood circulation, and prevents scalp deficiencies.

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  1. Oooh, the Patyka Green Tangerine Hair & Body Wash sounds divine!!! Have you tried it on your hair?

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  2. Hi! Nope haven't tried it on my hair. Just as a body wash and I love it ; )

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