As the holiday season rapidly approaches, Kathie Lee and Hoda are honing in on some of their favorites things.
Brand 'Spanxing' new
Spanx designed jeans with the brand's hidden slimming technology, and the pants come in wax finishes. They feature a technology that acts like a hidden shaper, taming your tummy, thighs and giving your rear a real lift. The design pulls in your tummy and works just like Spanx you were used to, but they are already built-in for a comfortable fit. This new style is available at Spanx.com for $178. The brand's New & Slimproved and High Powered panties are made with thinner yarns and incorporate four-way stretch, so they fit like a second skin. Available on Spanx.com for $32 to $38.
The Josie Maran Argan Oil hair serum intensely repairs and hydrates the hair, leaving it nourished, frizz-free and silky. It is 100 percent organic, chemical-free and boasts a high amount of vitamin E and essential fatty acids. It can condition and heal damaged hair, but Argan oil is also great for feet, nails and skin. Starting Saturday, 50 percent of sales will be donated to More Than Me, an organization dedicated to educating and uplifting the lives of girls from the West Point Slum of Liberia. Find the serum at josiemarancosmetics.com for just $30.
Lips like sugar
The Sugar Lip Treatment collection by Fresh is made with real sugar to retain moisture and provides UV protection with SPF 15. The collection comes in 11 shades like honey or ruby, and love the refreshing citrus scent. Fresh also released a Sugar Lemon Body Lotion, which stemmed their best-selling Sugar Lemon fragrance. The ultra-moisturizing formula leaves skin hydrated for 24 hours. The lipstick and lotion are available at fresh.com for $22.50.
Worn by the likes of Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn, jeweler Kenneth Jay Lane's designs have withstood the test of time. More recently, his pieces have appeared on celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna and, of course, TODAY's the ladies of the fourth hour! They can blend in with simple outfits and create fashion statements at the same time. There are a number of cute options out there (and many are less than $100). See more at kennethjaylane.com. These elegant and timeless pieces have always been a favorite of ours.
I actually get tweets and Facebook messages all the time with people wondering about Kathie Lee and Hoda's nail colors. So for anyone who's been wondering, some of their current favorites are from OPI. Over the Taupe, a simple yet sultry neutral, is Kathie Lee's must-have hue, while the sweet and bright pink Coney Island Cotton Candy is Hoda's preferred polish ($9.50, ulta.com). The colors are both great neutrals, but they are still sexy!
Minted is one of our favorite brand for indie-designed stationary and art, and they provided all the party décor for Savannah Guthrie's beautiful baby shower. Minted just expanded to fabrics as well, and have created totes in an Ikat Chevron print designed by Hooray Creative. The design is available at minted.com for $32 per yard.
Last but certainly not least on the list: new Nourish Snacks from none other than TODAY's nutrition expert Joy Bauer. She personally created 20 different varieties to satisfy all kinds of cravings, including sweet and salty as well as spicy and crunchy. Every flavor is made from healthy, wholesome ingredients. That means no artificial anything. And P.S. no gluten or dairy for those with sensitivities ($2 per bag, nourishsnacks.com). These perfectly portioned, low-calorie snacks are where healthy meets delicious.
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