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AUTUMN-READY with our Style Tips Indoor Outdoor




October 2013

Editorial Beauty Balance I was fortunate enough to have the chance to take a short vacation to my home country (Malaysia) earlier this month, but while there's no place like home, traveling across the world in such a short span of time was exhausting. With the advent of the many holiday related events ahead, I believe October is the perfect time (and maybe the only time) we'll get to slow down and relax. This Beauty Balance edition is the ultimate A-Z guide on how to unwind and pamper yourself, including suggestions on how to create your very own at-home spa, which new brand of tea to try, and a selection of slouchy, comfortable clothing to wear lounge in. We visited one of our favorite spa retreats in the heart of New York City, and compiled an "it list" of all our favorite things. Draw a bath, prepare a cup of hot tea, and indulge in some "me time." You deserve it.


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LUXE TREATMENT the Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf Astoria New York






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BEAUTY BALANCE Get back to beauty



Pour yourself a perfect cup


CRUSH ON BLUSH Our favorite products for a rosy hue


GET THE LOOK Indoor & Outdoor Style



Head over Heels this Month


The Best Concept Stores 28


Five Questions for Joanna Song


Q & A with Allison Kusenberger 16



It's time for your staycation 14



5-Star luxury spa in the heart of NYC 12



Joanna Song 10




Office Obsessions


ctober is here, and with the cold, dark days upon us, the summer holidays feel like a distant memory. In anticipation of the holiday parties soon to come, now is the time to slow down and unwind to prepare for the festive season. The Beauty Balance edition encourages women to escape from the hustle and bustle of their daily routines, press pause on their various multi-tasking activities and take a beauty time out.


MOLTON BROWN Naran Ji' Single Wick Candle 6.3 oz $49

SHISEIDO IBUKI Refining Moisturizer $45


ant to treat yourself without leaving your house? Take a staycation by creating a relaxing ambience at home with lightly scented candles, and pour yourself a warm bath infused with natural healing and soothing ingredients like sage, peppermint, chamomile and green tea. Prefer to pamper yourself like a pro? Then splurge on stylish spas and beauty retreats with magical, multi-luxurious surroundings. In this October edition, we give you several ideas on how to send your body on a pleasure-filled relaxation journey.

HARNEY & SONS Blueberry Green 30 sachets $11


THE BODY SHOP Spa Wisdom™ Africa Ximenia & Salt Scrub 13.5 oz $28


alt scrubs, detoxifying body cleanse treatments, water based therapies, hot springs, saunas and massages – all these and similar wellness treatments will ease away your pent-up tension, restore your body’s natural glow, soften your skin and boost your energy flow.

KIEHLS Skin Rescuer Stress Minimizing Daily Hydrator $40

LUSH The Olive Branch Mandarin Shower Gel with Skin-Softening Olive Oil 16.9 fl oz $29




his is also the perfect time to relax your make up routine before getting swept away with all the glitter and sparkle that Christmas brings. Give your skin a break and reinvent yourself by Going Nude: light, translucid foundation, brown mascara, rosewood blush and peach-coloured lipstick will give you a youthful and glowing appeal. Comfortable and wearable fashion can also be sexy and fabulous, so invest in soft and soothing textures like silk, lambskin wool and cashmere that take you effortlessly from day to night.

CLINIQUE Moisture Surge CC Hydrating Colour Corrector $35

MAC Peachstock Lipstick $15




This time of year, there is nothing better after a long grueling day than returning home, sitting on a comfortable couch while your favorite TV show is on, and holding a warm cup of tea. Through the ages, tea has remained a global favorite, the ultimate go-to refreshing drink used for social, medicinal and therapeutic reasons. These days, there are plenty to choose from—go for a fruity blend or an aromatic drink with bitter aftertaste or a classic like Earl Grey—we promise any cup will brighten up a dreary day. -8-

GLOSSY TIP For a healthier alternative, try having tea instead of coffee in the morning. While the initial drop in caffeine levels may cause alarm, you'll start feeling better about yourself in no time.

TEAVANA Sakura Allure Green Tea 2oz $8 + 6oz Teavana Tea Tin $4.50

KUSMI TEA BB Detox, Beauty Beverage with Green Tea, Mate and a hint of Grapefruit 4.4oz metal tin $14.50

ARGO TEA Fruity Teas Loose Leaf Tea Sampler Set, 3 individual 1oz loose tea packs $9.95

LĂ˜V ORGANIC Orange-Cinnamon Rooibos Organic herbal tea 4oz Metal Tin $14.20

TEA FORTE Sweet Ginger Plum Loose Leaf Tea Canister 3.1oz $15



LUXE TREATMENT the Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf Astoria New York


hen it comes to beauty, few can top the luxury of revered French perfume house Guerlain. Since its founding in 1828, the brand has expanded its repertoire from creating legendary fragrances (many of which were originally formulated for royals) to producing a world-class line of exquisite makeup and skincare. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the Guerlain spa would be housed in the historic Waldorf Astoria, where with a sweeping backdrop of Park Avenue and Manhattan, it serves as a veritable oasis of calm amidst the bustle of New York City. Mirroring the beauty and grandeur of its hotel loca-


GLOSSY Travel Tip HEALING HOTELS OF THE WORLD Travel through all five beautiful continents. Learn about the responsibility to lead a healthy life, get inspired by these exceptional accommodations that promote a balanced lifestyle. $60

le, the spa's customized treatment suites deliver an unsurpassed guest experience. Each suite is fitted with a private bathing lounge, Guerlain amenities, and personalized music selections. After a relaxing facial or body treatment, you can also enjoy the newly unveiled "Milk, Haute Honey and Rooftop Herbs" manicure and pedicure, featuring herbs and honey harvested directly from the hotel's rooftop garden and apiaries. RECOMMENDED TREATMENT: For ultimate pampering, try the Orchidée Impériale Prestige Treatment (140 minutes) The exclusive Orchidée Impériale firming massage stimulates and tones facial muscles while redefining natural contours. Nourished with three different masks, the skin is smoothed with all signs of aging corrected more quickly and intensely. The result: supple and velvety skin, boasting a natural glow.

Guerlain Spa at Waldorf Astoria New York 100 East 50th Street, Floor 19 New York, NY 10022 212.872.7200


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Spa Tricks With the onset of chilly nights, the thought of a warm, soothing retreat becomes more and more tempting. Thankfully, we don't have to stomach the exorbitant prices for a visit to the spa. There are plenty of products available to recreate the therapeutic environment within the comforts of our own home.

Set the scene End your busy day with a slow, calming candlelit shower. Make sure the bathroom is dark (turn off the lights or close the curtains) and light a scented candle. To complete the experience, have soothing music playing in the background—Enya is a perennial favorite—we promise you, you'll love it!

MALIN + GOETZ Neroli Candle 9oz $52

Exfoliate with a sugar scrub A sugar-based scrub is highly effective in sloughing off the dead skin that's sure to pile up during the colder months. The key is to work slowly, concentrating on individual sections, while massaging the scrub into each part of your skin. When done, rinse off the scrub in the shower and your skin will feel like butter. FRESH Brown Sugar Body Polish 14.1oz $65


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Moisturize Do you find that sometimes your skin remains dry even if you apply moisturizer? Taking a hot bath opens up your pores, which means the moisture in your skin evaporates more readily. Leave your moisturizer in the bathroom and apply it as soon as you get out of the shower to seal in the moisture.

TATA HARPER Aromatic Stress Treatment 0.16fl oz $80

KORA ORGANICS Enriched Body Lotion 5.07fl oz $54

Take your vitamins Turn your shower in a sauna Don't have a bathtub? Just turn your shower on and run it at its hottest temperature for about 20 minutes. While the water and running and the steam is building, take a warm washcloth and dab on your favorite aromatherapy oil (lavender and rosemary are great de-stressing scents). When you step into the shower, put the washcloth up to your face and take a deep breath. In addition to being clearing up sinuses, it's a great way to unwind right before bed.

The winter air can be brutal on the skin, especially around the face. What could help is a dime-sized amount of vitamin E oil on your face under your moisturizer every night. It may feel a little greasy, but the effects are worth it when you wake up the next morning.

KIEHL'S Over-Night Biological Peel 1.7fl oz. $46

JASON NATURAL Extra Strength Vitamin E Skin Oil 1fl oz $13

Knock a few years off Use an overnight peel before you get into bed to dramatic results. You'll get smooth, youthful looking skin, but be warned: overuse may harm instead of hurt, since new skin requires time to regenerate. Just use it once a week or bi-weekly—your skin will thank you.

WITH ALLISON KUSENBERGER How did the concept for The Aloe Source come about? The Aloe Source started with the passion to help others look and feel better about themselves. When I was in middle school, I needed something to help clear up my skin. After trying different products, I found that only products with aloe vera seemed to help. When I was 17 I started competing in pageants, and became very aware of what I put on my skin. Clearing up my skin helped boost my confidence. It then became my passion to help develop a line of products to help boost other’s confidence as well. What kind of women would find your products appealing? The Aloe Source caters to every person’s needs. We carefully formulated products for every skin type from oily and acne prone skin to sensitive and dry skin. We also carry a great line of anti-aging products, as well as a body care line and an aloe vera drink for internal health. -14-

What was it like developing this line? The Aloe Source officially launched September 18, 2013. The entire team has put a lot of time, hard work and passion into creating this line. We wanted to make sure that everything was perfect from the packaging to the formula. We really strove to make the line effective and easy to use for today’s modern, fast pace lifestyle. We could not be more proud of our products, and we are excited to see what the future will hold. What makes The Aloe Source different? We use a patented process to stabilize our organically grown aloe vera. By doing so we are able to keep the nutrients active, maximizing the benefits. All of our products are formulated and manufactured in house, so we have complete control of the process. Additionally we also use top-of-the-line ingredients such as peptides, vitamin C, red rice stem cells, and jojoba. What are the benefits of stabilized aloe vera? Many people don’t realize all of the benefits of stabilized aloe vera. In addition to its healing properties, aloe vera can help fight acne causing bacteria, sooths and hydrates skin, and reduces inflammations which can help fight the signs of aging. Our Aloe Vera Nutritional Drink also helps boost the immune system, aids in digestion and increases the absorption of nutrients.

In the October Box






Ever since we saw a tiny glimpse of what this collection will offer in the October issue of Harper's Bazaar, we have been a) obsessing over the embellished tweed jacket pictured above, and b) counting down the days till November 14, when the full collection hits the racks. H&M $321

MAC Antonio Lopez 3 Lips: Red

The legendary fashion illustrator collaborated with MAC. Infusing his vibrant energy and love of life into the collection, each palette's packaging features an exclusive drawing by the artist, making these limited edition items collectible arts to be treasured. MAC, $27.50

GLOSSYBOX Limited Edition Holiday Box

CHANEL Flap Bag in Wool

A little black Chanel bag will forever be a classic, but we're coveting this cozy-looking flap bag in textured wool in anticipation of the cooler seasons. Chanel, price available upon request

Housed in a limited edition magnetic gold box, the Limited Edition Holiday Box contains everything you need to make a beauty lover's dreams come true. Purchase the box on its own or give the ultimate gift by adding a 12-month subscription along with it. GLOSSYBOX, $50 or free with a 12-month subscription


Holiday Favorite



Filled with the famed model's writing, doodles and photographs, It tracks Chung's early style inspirations and obsessions, heartbreak, how she gets dressed in the morning, and more. Even the book is pretty, with a real cloth cover and words and photos (selfies included!) printed on luxuriously creamy paper. If you're an Alexa Chung fan, or even just a fan of fashion or style, you're in for a treat. Availabe October 29, 2013 - Amazon, $30

DOMINIQUE ANSEL BAKERY Cronut Who knew the amalgamation of a croissant and a donut would become such a success? Chef Dominique Ansel was already well known amongst foodies in New York City, but his fame rose to incredible heights after the debut of this delicate pastry. We still have not had the pleasure of trying it, instead relying on cronut duplicates to satiate our palates for now. We heard it's not the same, though. Dominique Ansel Bakery, $5

CATBIRD Lovecats Rings From Grumpy Cat to Choupette Lagerfeld, cats have admittedly been dominating the Internet space (sorry, puppies) for some time now. Show your love for your feline friends with a dainty cat-eared ring, handmade in Catbird's quaint little Brooklyn studio. Catbird, $32

BALENCIAGA Buckle Strap Ankle Boots

When these first came out we were simultaneously lauding its genius and scratching our heads. Do you wear it with socks or without? Perhaps exactly due to this quirk, it quickly sealed its standing in the fashion scene, becoming the street style footwear du jour of famed fashion bloggers and editors alike. Barney's, $1275


QUESTIONS TO THE EDITOR... Glossybox's Beauty Editor is on hand to answer your questions

Have a beauty question? Send it to

catherine, 21

anya, 40

Beth, 34

Help! My nails are frequently peeling and it looks like I pluck and bite my fingernails, which I do not. How do I make nail polish colors last on them?

What are your must-have hydration items for fall/winter?

I finally fulfilled my dream of being a redhead last week, but when I go in the shower an alarming amount of color seems to be washing out. Is there any way I can prolong the color?

I think the most important thing to take care is the foundation— are you eating enough protein? You could also add a nail strengthener or hardener to your routine. A base is also a must when applying nail polish to protect your nails. If you absolutely have to paint your nails while it's healing, try Butter London's Gel Effect Polish. It has a plumping effect that evens out any imperfections in the nail.

My recent obsession is Sulwhasoo's Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream, layered over a hydrating toner and serum. Once a week, I also use a sheet mask like the Tatcha Deep Hydrating Lifting Mask for a boost. My cuticles usually act up in the cold, so I make sure to carry Moroccanoil's Hand Cream in my purse and reapply everytime I wash my hands.


Unfortunately, your new hair color will dull within the first two weeks of your dye job, no matter what. You can try to maintain the vibrancy of your hair color by using products meant for color treated hair, such as Mastey's Color Protecting Leave-in Oil Treatment with Argan Oil & Olive Oil, and try to stretch out the frequency of your washes.




A healthy dose of pink on the cheeks is a sign of health and vitality, no matter the season. Layer textures, like applying powder over cream or liquid blush, for a longer lasting rosy flush.





3 GLOSSY TIP Complement a bright blush look by going minimalistic everywhere else: wear nude lipstick that matches the tone of your lips, line the base of your lashes and use a natural-finish mascara.


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6 7 1. DIOR Diorskin Shimmer Star in Rose Diamond $45 2. BOBBI BROWN Blush in Pale Pink $26 3. VINCENT LONGO Dew Drop Radiant Blush-Desert Rose $36 4. NARS Adult Content Blush Palette $49 5. TARTE Maracuja Blush & Glow Brightening Luminizer and Cheek Tint in Moonlight $32 6. BY TERRY Rose De Rose Sheer Liquid Blush $58 7. KEVYN AUCOIN Pure Powder Glow in Mycacle $37 8. MAYBELLINE Dream Touch Blush in Berry $10 9. BENEFIT Benetint Lip and Cheek Stain $30 10. MARC JACOBS Shameless Bold Blush in Rebellious Magenta $30



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This month we’ve fallen in love with gorgeous yet comfortable clothing. Chill indoors in luxurious loungewear made from feel-good fabrics like soft cashmeres and loose cottons. Step outside looking like The Lady of the Manor in pretty knitwear, functional leather and fashion-forward tweeds. It’s time to relax in style…

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1. BURBERRY BRIT Mid Length WoolBlend Trench Coat $995 2. ORVIS Adamstown Wool Fedora $79 3. H&M Sweatshirt $40 4. INVERNI Knitted Scarf $287 5. MARC BY MARC JACOBS Blizznezz small leather shoulder bag $198 6. RAG & BONE The Legging $165, 7. 3.1 PHILLIP LIM 'Quinn' loafer $525 Photos: PR

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1. OLIVER PEOPLES XXV-RX Workman Grey $340 2. MAN REPELLER Seeking Love. Finding Overalls. $25 3. DIPTYQUE Candle in Baies $60 4. H&M Purl-knit Cardigan $35 5. LORO PIANO Cashmere Trousers $ 2,172 6. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Intern Studded Flannel and Velvet Slippers $975 7. JAMES PERSE Vintage Genie Pant $165, 8. UNIQLOE Cashmere V Neck Color Block Sweater $80 9. ISABEL MARANT X H&M White TShirt $? 10. MARC JACOBS Fist Tee $28 11. NEFF Daily Beanie $16

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Shopping in PARIS


Looking for a fabulous Paris shopping experience, where you can see a large palette of creations from established, niche or up-and-coming brands? We’ve selected a shortlist of the best concept stores The City of Light has to offer. These stores will provide you with the most up-to-date products befitting of you, your significant other or anyone you feel deserves a treat from one of the most talked about fashion capitals of the world.


Beauty through the grapevine In July, Caudalie finally opened its first flagship store in its motherland. The store's concept strongly reflects the brand's rich winemaking history, with discrete illustrations of vines decorating the walls. At the center of the shop is a beauty bar brimming with products that becomes a makeshift space for mini facials on the spot. 8 rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75003 Paris





Ambassador of rare fragrances Jovoy is the destination perfumery for all fine fragrance lovers, stocking rare fragrance lines from around the globe. The store has a unique approach to showcasing perfumes, opting for domes to cover their little tester bottles (to capture a perfume's true scent) rather than providing smelling paper. It's no wonder that the store has been a huge success since its inception in 1923. 4 rue de Castiglione, 75001 Paris

SENS UNIQUE Finest selection of elixirs


This beautifully decorated store offers niche perfumes that are rich in scent and history. Don't know what you like? Experienced staff offer intimate, personalized service and are on hand to select perfumes that suit the client's personality, mood and function. 13 rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004 Paris

OH MY CREAM! Oh My Cream! gathers the most refined selection of prestigious beauty brands under one roof. Editor and expert favorites, such as Dermalogica, Ren Skincare, Leonor Greyl, Shu Uemura, Ellis Faas and much more line the shelves. Watch a makeup tutorial at the beauty bar while indulging in a manicure or get tailored advice from one of their beauty experts. 3 rue de Tournon 75006 Paris


Beauty Paradise



-Behind the Scenes-


IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD,WHERE WOULD IT BE? Venice, it’s my dream city. I’ve never been there before but if seems so different from Shanghai. It’s so picturesque and romantic…

JOANNA SONG, Head of Business Developement, China

IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND,WHAT THREE COSMETIC PRODUCTS WOULD YOU WANT WITH YOU AND WHY? 1. Eyeliner, to emphasize my eyes. 2. Lipstick, to look bright and colorful. 3. Blush, to put some colour on my cheeks.


WHO IS YOUR STYLE ICON AND WHY? Angelina Jolie. She has a great aura about her and always looks so stunning!

WHAT’S YOUR TYPICAL MORNING ROUTINE LIKE? I really love to soak in a bath and then turn on the shower to wash my hair.There is just something about starting your day with something luxurious like a bath. I also wash my face with CLARINS Gentle Foaming Cleanser.

WHAT SECRET BEAUTY TIP SHOULD EVERY WOMAN KNOW ABOUT? Drink more water; it clears the toxins from your body and makes your skin look better and younger. -28-

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office obsessions ESTEE L AUDER Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer $36

BUTTER LONDON Lippy Tinted Balm Abbey Rose $20

3 SISLEY Transmat Botanical Makeup with Cucumber $105

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GIVENCHY Blush Gelée $33


LE PRARIE Skin Cavier Liquid Lift $500

1. BUTTER LONDON LIPPY TINTED BALM IN ABBEY ROSE Don't let the name fool you, this lip product is closer to a lipstick-balm hybrid than just a regular tinted balm. It is very pigmented yet mildly hydrating, which sounds like the perfect formula for fall. 2. ESTEE LAUDER BRONZE GODDESS POWDER BRONZER If you ever had any doubt that bronzers can be used all year long, wonder no more! How else are we to spruce up our pallid complexions come winter? Just use a lighter hand and swipe only on the hollows of the cheeks, under the jaw, and gently across the forehead. 3. SISLEY TRANSMAT BOTANICAL MAKEUP WITH CUCUMBER This foundation formula is so incredibly lightweight that one could easily forget that this was makeup and mistake it for skincare upon application. Apply in layers for fuller coverage. 4. L A PRAIRIE SKIN CAVIAR LIQUID LIFT La Prairie's Skin Caviar line is the gold standard in anti-aging skincare. This serum lifts and firms skin texture while preventing new lines, as well as provides crucial hydration to skin. 5. GIVENCHY BLUSH GELEE This cheek stain comes in the most unabashedly pink hue, it's sure to brighten up the dreary days to come. Lightly dab on to cheeks and wait for it to dry before layering to avoid clown cheeks – once this dries, it won't budge till you take it off with a makeup remover.


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ELIAN PRES-GURWITS Creative Director


AMANDA KOCIS Beauty Editor


Publisher Beauty Trend USA, Inc. 64 W. 3rd Street New York, New York

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