There is a reason celebrities look so much better than the rest of us. Sure, they have their “glam squad,” their high-dollar facials and access to couture looks right off the runway, but that isn’t all. Celebs and models alike are also armed with the best tools, gadgets and gizmos – recommended by their stylists and facialists – to use at home to keep their hair and skin looking fresh (speaking of fresh, read my story on LED lights here). Here are a few of the all-stars they’ve got tucked away in their own bathrooms. Incorporate a these babies into your own routine and you’ll be well on your way to an Oscar-worthy look.
Artis Brush Set – The key to perfect makeup application isn’t the makeup, it’s the brush. Artis’ modern brushes change the entire makeup application process. The aesthetic design and flat bristles are made specifically for at-home use, so girls like you and me can achieve makeup artist-like results. Try the newly launched gold version. You will be hooked just like me and my friend Kim K.
Aromatherapy Associates Polishing Brush – Are you dry brushing? If not, you should be. The benefits are endless. Read about why and how here. By dry brushing just 10-15 minutes a week, you will stimulate circulation, boost cell renewal and eliminate toxin from the skin. It’s a great Sunday night ritual for clean and glowing skin.
Harry Josh Dryer 2000 – Is this blow dryer really as amazing as Giselle and some of her other model friends really say? YES. I personally hate traveling without my own dryer, which is why I purchased this product in the first place. It’s the perfect size for both travel and at-home use as is surprising quite light. But the bottom line is, the results are salon quality.
Shhhower Cap – Don’t you hate when you’re in between shampoos and have to awkwardly avoid getting your hair wet and humid in the shower? Well, someone finally decided to design a snug and fashionable shower cap that blows those old plastic ones out of the water.
Slip Silk Pillowcase – Did you know that the average human spends about 1/3 of their life sleeping on wrinkle-forming pillowcases? Traditional pillowcases are made with fibers that are tough on the skin and hair. Cotton scratches and tugs on skin and grabs and twists hair, resulting in visible premature stretching, sleep creases, damaged hair and bedhead by morning. Yikes! For the ultimate beauty sleep, switch to a silk pillowcase. This is the solution to unnecessary aging.
LightStim– When Gucci Westman told me that her biggest skincare secret is this $2,900 at-home LED (light-emitting diode) mask, I knew she was onto something. My facialist has been telling me for years to invest in my own at-home LED device to use in between facials. While Gucci’s Phantom of the Opera-esque contraption is out of my price range, Lightstim’s isn’t so bad. There are different machines for different needs. Red lights address wrinkles and fine lines, while blue lights have an antibacterial effect and can treat acne. Using LED’s help to penetrate parts of the skin you can’t do with topical products alone. Get the 411 on LED lights here.
NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device – Dubbed as the “5-minute face lift,” this fab little device improves facial contour, skin tone, wrinkles and fine lines, giving you a more radiant look. Try using it for just 5 minutes a day for long-term results.