Womom December 2011

For the woman behind the mom.

Alanna Weissman

Mane Attraction
A favorite of celebrities and professional stylists, Moroccanoil hair products contain vitamin-rich argan oil to boost the shine and health of hair. The products are good for the environment, too, as they are not tested on animals and packaged using recycled materials. Plus, a little Moroccanoil goes a long way, making the effective products beneficial for your budget. Shop the line or find a salon retailer that sells Moroccanoil at www.moroccanoil.com.

Luxurious Loungewear
Kick back at home with Elizabeth Arden’s Spa Collection, which includes soft towels, robes and slippers. No longer do you have to take a trip to an expensive spa to pamper yourself as the Turkish delights in the collection, though inexpensive, feel decadent complete with a waffle-cotton weave for the robe and 100-percent cotton for the comfy slippers. The plush line is available exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond stores and www.bedbathandbeyond.com.

All Wrapped Up
Does your wardrobe need pizzazz but you don’t want to completely restock your closet? Accessorize with Fraas scarves. With both women’s and men’s styles in a variety of all-weather materials, the colorful scarves from the high-end European brand will quickly become a fashion-statement staple in your wardrobe. View the scarves at www.fraas.com/en.

Leap of Faith
Nena Jackson’s memoir Toes in the Sand (AuthorHouse) details how she upends her life in the Midwest to move to South Carolina in the wake of economic insecurity. Though a leap of faith, the decision helped Jackson’s whole family experience true happiness. To learn from the author’s experience, buy the book at www.authorhouse.com.

Firm and Flawless
Treat & Conceal from Miracle Skin Transformer contains a number of natural ingredients that do wonders for your skin, such as chamomile, mica and vitamin K. The concealer also fills in fine lines while providing a smooth and even finish. Treat & Conceal is available in three skin-matching shades at www.miracleskintransformer.com.

This column appeared in the December 2011 issue.