Welcome to The Botánica List, a curated selection of things currently on our radar.
The Beauty Treatment: Laser Hair Removal
The cold weather months are ideal for beauty treatments like laser hair removal because they are more effective on skin that hasn’t been exposed to the sun. These treatments also require 2-4 weeks of sun-free intervals before and after, which is more convenient in winter compared to summer. Get ahead of your summer body by booking your sessions now. We love going to Erase Spa in NYC because of its affordable packages and advanced equipment.
The Activity: Ice Skating at Bryant Park
The Winter Village at Bryant Park is back, offering the chance to ice skate amidst skyscrapers. Admission is free, and ice skate rentals are available. You can spend a day on the ice or take a leisurely stroll through the shops while enjoying a hot chocolate.
The Fashion Item: Barbour Wax Jacket
Originally designed for sailors, waxed jackets have become a modern staple due to their warmth and versatility. They are warmer than raincoats and suitable for all seasons, from lightweight versions for summer evenings to down-insulated ones ideal for cold weather activities like hiking. We love the modern take on this one from Barbour with a corduroy collar and plaid lining.
The Supplement: Agent Nateur Holi Mane
The ultimate supplement for enhancing your natural beauty. Holi (mane) promotes flourishing hair, radiant skin, and resilient nails. This blend contains marine collagen and pearl powder, two daily superfoods that target various beauty concerns, including dull hair, skin volume, fine lines, wrinkles, dehydrated skin, hyperpigmentation, and brittle nails.
The Homeware Update: Greentree Home Column Taper Candles
Give a modern, yet subtle upgrade to your home with these chunky candles. They are unapologetically big and bold. Each candle is individually hand-poured and crafted in New York State using 100% pure North American beeswax.
The Party Shoes: Mango Bow High Heels
"Get your party mode on with these bejeweled heels from Mango – it's the season for holiday parties, and these shoes are destined to turn heads. The olive green color gives a pop to any outfit."
The Upgrade: Slip Silk Pillowcase
Silk pillowcases are the ultimate upgrade, as they absorb less moisture compared to materials like cotton. They help the skin retain more moisture, preventing dry or itchy skin. We love Slip pillowcases because of their variety in colors and because they are the number 1 recommended pillowcase by dermatologists.