Shop ‘Til You Drop: Natural Beauty & Newsworthy New Shops!

Summer is all about letting go of that polished look we covet during the cooler months. From tousled hair to flip flops, the look is really head-to-toe laid back and relaxed. I’ve even given up on pedicures—one trip to the beach and it’s ruined—and have succumbed to the occasional DYI paint job, leaving chips for a week or two. The trick, however, is keeping the balance between au naturel and groomed. It may be summer, but you never know who you’ll run into in the Hamptons!

With my new Silk ‘n Swirl Facial Cleansing Power Brush, which pretty much looks like one of those Clairsonic things you’ve seen at Sephora, my skin feels smoother than ever. I’ve never enjoyed anything more, well, in the realm of cleansing, than the feeling of those soft bristles. Best part of all is that clean skin eliminates the need for excessive makeup and allows for a very natural, summery look. Find yours at silkn.com!

Next you’ll have to pamper and protect your newly exfoliated skin with a nice moisturizer. I’m currently enjoying Peter Lamas Nourishing Buriti Oil Moisturizer. The lightweight formula is 100% vegan, paraben-free and contains pro-vitamins A and E, aloe leaf extract, avocado oil and macademia seed oil that replenish moisture—and buriti oil (which comes from the fruit of the moriche palm tree and contains high levels of amazing stuff). PeterLamas.com.

Complete the look with a Dr. Hauschka Lipstick Novum—a new limited edition of all-natural lip-tone enhancing lipsticks. With my fair skin, I alternate between Miraculous Rose for night and Laid-Back Apricot for day. Dr. Hauschka makes incredible holistic skin-care products too, which I’ve seen available at my favorite Hamptons health-food store, Second Nature Markets, at 70 Main Street, Southampton, 631-283-8117, and in East Hampton at 41 Newtown Lane, 631-324-5257. See more at drhauscka.com!

Our editorial staff is all “aswim” with The Swims Loafer from Swims Norway. Available in a wide variety of bright colors, they are comfy rubber and nylon loafers with ventilation gills on the sides that let the summer air flow. Handy for use on a boat, at the ocean or in the city, and they’re washable! Available at Sunbarth on 53 Jobs Lane, Southampton. swims.com

New Kids: 

This is truly music to my ears! Peconic Ballet Theatre opened a professional dance school located at 71 East Main Street in Riverhead. Providing dance education for all ages, the state of the art sprung-floor studio offers classes in ballet, pointe, modern, musical theater, hip hop, tap, acrobatics and adult classes in ballet barre workout. Now registering for fall classes. Call 631-591-1539.

Hamptons Wardrobe Pop Up Sale!

The FabInjection experience includes by appointment sales, exclusive trunk shows, personal styling and more. Located on the second floor of 2 Newtown Lane, East Hampton. Call 631-604-5059 or visit fabinjection.com.

Thirty 3 South: This eclectic store is a fusion of modern home accents and antique one of a kind collectibles. Stop in at Thirty 3 South, 87 Jobs Lane, Southampton or give them a ring at 631-377-1928.

Christopher Fischer Baby debuts pop-up store at Christopher Fischer Southampton, now through Labor Day. Sneek peak the Fall 2013 collection, which features crew neck sweaters with owls, foxes, hedgehogs and more. 52 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 631-204-9090 christopherfischer.com.

Mark your calendar for Shop At Sunset to benefit The Retreat on August 8, 5-–8 p.m. The event features truck shows, gifts with purchases, snacks, music and more! Participating stores in East Hampton, Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor will donate a portion of proceeds to The Retreat. To learn more about the Retreat and the amazing things they are doing to help vicitms of domestic violence, visit theretreatinc.org.

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