Two college students, fed up with their aching feet, founded CitySlips out of their dorm room in 2009. The foldable rubber-soled ballet flats pack neatly into a zippered pouch that then doubles as a tote to hold those painful high-heeled shoes. CitySlips are available in colors ranging from metallic to animal print and cost $29.95 at www.cityslips.com. Just a note, the girls reached more than $1 million in sales their first year in business — that’s more than a few pairs of sore feet.
Dry oil turns 20
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse was first introduced in 1991. The multi-usage dry oil for the face, hair and body features a blend of plant oils including St. John’s Wort, sweet almond and macadamia to leave skin and hair soft after just one application. With notes of orange blossom, white lily, amber and more, the oil has become one of the most popular products in the world. For the 20th anniversary, the brand has released a limited edition bottle. Available at http://us.nuxe.com and other websites.
Shave time off your beauty routine with three new products from the L’Occitane Angelica Skincare Collection. The Instant Hydration Mask ($35) is a gel mask that restores moisture with hyaluronic acid, pure water and angelica water. The Exfoliating Gel ($30) perks up tired skin with exfoliating microbeads. And the Hydration Face Mist ($22, pictured) instantly increases skin’s moisture level. Available at L’Occitane stores and http://usa.loccitane.com.