I first heard about brow expert Joey Healy (left) while I was at, of all places, my neighborhood dog run. A week later, he was in my office with his new Elite Sculpting Tweezer (near left, $35, joeyhealy.com), which took him two years to perfect. The metal tip is extra long for easier tweezing; there’s a flat side for gripping and a pointier one for those harder-to-reach hairs. He used the flat end on my pesky brows, and it was (pretty much) pain-free.
In late 2011, skincare and perfume guru Lisa Hoffman created her own line of jewelry that discreetly held tiny fragrance pellets. This year she’s teamed up with British bad-boy designer Tom Binns for the Tom Binns for Lisa Hoffman fragrance jewelry collection. There are pieces in five different metals—brushed gold, rose gold, shiny gold, rhodium, and chocolatey bronze—and each corresponds to a scent. My favorite are these brushed-gold earrings , which gently give off the floral Madagascar orchid scent. ($200, lisahoffmanbeauty.com)
I fancy myself something of an armchair dermatologist, so I’ve been testing at-home peels. Peter Thomas Roth Firmx Peeling Gel ($48, qvc.com) relies on pomegranate and pineapple enzymes to dissolve dead surface skin cells. Le Métier de Beauté’s is a combo package: First comes the glycolic- and salicylic-acid-based Chem60 Pro-Peel, then the antioxidant-rich Glow10ai Mask ($265, neimanmarcus.com). Stand over a sink when you try these—removing them reminds me of peeling Elmer’s Glue off my hands at camp. Perricone MD Blue Plasma ($95, sephora.com) is also enzyme-based (extracted from salmon roe), but you don’t need to peel or rinse it off, and you can use it every day. And no, it won’t leave you smelling fishy.