A New York Fantasy Beauty Day

A New York Fantasy Beauty Day

Team Glossier created a zine in honor of their Soho flagship store opening this week, and ITG is in it! Come get your copy IRL in six locations throughout Manhattan for free while supplies last. Can’t make it? No worries. That’s what the stuff below is for. We brought Glossier x ITG’s zine article to your screens. Enjoy!

Picture this fantasy. It’s a beautiful winter Friday morning. You roll over in bed, look down at your phone, and a ha! How could you forget? No work today. In fact, a few crucial beauty moments are scheduled to punctuate the next several hours instead. Is there a name for the feeling of a snow day for adults? Because, this. This is it.

Of course, a great day can’t start without a proper skincare routine. And you’re one to take extra care because your apartment is as humid as Tucson in July. Since you’re diligent about cleansing at night, you can go easy most mornings. Your best friend put you on to Pai’s Camellia and Rose Gentle Cream Cleanser, and you have to admit that non-foaming formula is your dry skin Top Shelf champion. Then, you pat on a few drops of Vichy’s Mineral 89 Hyaluronic Acid, and follow that up with Stratia’s Liquid Gold. You take a mental note that this ceramide-heavy lotion is more mustardy than gold, but it keeps your skin softer than a Nadaam sweater, so you don’t dwell. And finally, to keep that moisturizer moisturizing for hours later, you rub in some Glossier After Baume barrier recovery cream right on top, and finish off with Bolden’s SPF 30 cream. Now you’re all set….

…for caffeine and breakfast, which you pick up at Chillhouse, your neighborhood’s cafe meets beauty space. You order a lavender and vanilla latte, and then you plop down for your nail appointment. You saw a design on Instagram, and now’s your chance to pop it on your 10 digits. As the lacquer goes over each nail, you think, ‘oh, this is the life.’

Next up is a body treatment at Rescue Spa. It took months for this appointment to arrive, and now, here you are, descending the steps of Flatiron’s most sought after spa. You’re there for a deep tissue massage, and soon enough you feel your muscles warm over. An hour later, all of that kneading worked up an appetite, so you pick up a few slices at Scarr’s (one regular pepperoni and one grandma cheese), and then head home to catch up on Real Housewives. You sit down for one episode, but then you start hopping from city to city because of the drama! There’s just so much of it. The next thing you know, you look up and…dinnertime! A warm bowl of ramen arrives at your doorstep, and you’re soon ready to close out the night.

You take the day off with Glossier’s Cleanser Concentrate. Then you layer Tatcha’s Dewy Serum, which you love for the mix of hyaluronic acid and squalane oil, on top. Next comes Stratia’s Liquid Gold again, followed by Glossier’s After Baume moisturizer once more. They say it’s like a puffer jacket for your skin. The perfect accessory for a cold winter night like this.

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