RI Beauty Expert: Snow Day Chic
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Donna Macdonald, GoLocalProv Beauty Expert
Whether the polar vortex takes a swipe at us or not, we all love that perennial freebie the snow day. How cozy it is to stay indoors, make soup, shuffle around in slippers and catch up on reading. And does it really matter what you wear on a snow day? We say yes! Dressing nicely at home tells your loved ones you care and may actually keep you from too much junk food and watching too much mindnumbing TV.
As soon as the morning news feed says “no school”, shower. Surprise the family by showing up for pancakes with lipstick and clean hair. It will make you feel more in control for a day that can sometimes be wacky since everyone is out of their normal routine. If you can’t shower, keep a dry shampoo on hand. Suave Professional Dry Shampoo contains keratin to absorb oil and it smells great. CVS
If your household equates snow days with pajama days, put on a clean set. Right now, sleepwear is marked down everywhere. Coordinating pants and tops are easy to find at your favorite department stores. Look for cozy flannel plaid bottoms in bright colors with solid matching longsleeve tops.
At Home Glam
For a more sophisticated look, designer Josie Natori’s modal pajama sets are chic and comfortable. Characterized by simple clean lines but also with fetching lace trims, if that’s your style. Perfect for lounging with the kids or playing board games in the family room.
For the more circumspect who prefer a less laidback look, true loungewear is especially luxurious. Seek out velour drawstring pants to pair with soft tunics and sweaters. For firstclass decadence, scour shops and catalogs for cashmere lounge sets on sale now. Soma.com
Soft and Snug
Forget the robe and wear a cushy wool or cashmere cardi over your snow day ensemble.. A pretty neutral in cream or taupe looks luxe and goes with everything. TJ Maxx and Marshalls
It’s more important than ever to have warm feet on snow days. Steal some loose wool socks from him for cozy comfort. Slippers are great when lined in faux shearling and have nonskid soles for that second cup of coffee run across the kitchen hardwoods. Kohl’s
Snow days are terrific for catching up on sleep or picking up that novel you didn’t have time to read during the holidays. They are also great for making memories your family will longremember. Do it with panache and style. Enjoy every furloughed minute.. Who can resist?
Donna Macdonald is a freelance writer who enjoys covering topics of interest to women, especially fragrance, style, beauty. She has also written marketing material for a women's book that hit the New York Times Bestseller list and netted her an up close and personal discussion on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Donna currently writes her own personal blog, alovelyinconsequence.blogspot.com, where she also writes about issues close to a woman's heart. Donna believes that when a woman finds beauty in the world, she will find beauty in herself.
Retail Therapy Beauty Bar
1276 Bald Hill Rd., Warwick, RI
This salon offers manicure and pedicure deals paired with chardonnay, champagne and cocktails!
Beauty Lounge at Magnolia
1375 Park Ave., Cranston, RI
Get a luxurious facial before you go out on the town at Magnolia's Beauty Lounge. They offer a variety of treatments including an anti-aging lactic acid peel followed by a multivitamin recovery masque that will help you put your best face forward.
Photo: Beauty Lounge at Magnolia
48 Hillside Rd., Cranston, RI
Located in Garden City, Studio B houses it's very own beauty boutique! After you get your makeup applied you can actually purchase the products.
Photo: Studio B
KY Michaels Salon
442 Wickenden St., Providence, RI
KY Michaels is known for providing the "Best Haircuts" around for men and women.
Photo: KY Michaels Salon
La La Luxe
139 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI
La La Luxe Salon offers special conditioning treatments to tame any difficult hair type: brittle/dry/fragile hair, rebellious to curly hair, and lifeless or dull hair can all be remedied in time for the weekend.
Tiffany's Salon and Spa
21 West St., Barrington, RI
Feeling tense after a long work week? Relax with a hot stone massage or Reiki at Tiffany's. They also offer massage packages so you can feel refreshed every weekend!
The W Salon
713 Westminster St., Providence, RI
The W Salon has a Brazilian Blowout treatment that will smooth and tame your rogue hair. Their staff is also Deva certified to properly cut your curly locks.
114 North Main St., Providence, RI, 02903
Moss Salon is one of the only salons around that offers neo-extensions: a hair technique that uses no glue or clips to seamlessly give you longer locks and change your look.
Photo: Moss Salon
Flipp Salon Apothecary
38 Transit St., Providence, RI
Flipp provides services using natural, plant-based products, and offer custom-brewed teas you can sip as you relax and enjoy their beauty treatments.
Photo: Flipp Salon Apothecary
800 Hope St., Providence, RI
Coiffurium has specialty facials for any skin ailment: acne, anti-aging, and even rosacea. They also have Swedish and deep tissue massages to help you begin the weekend feeling invigorated.