Kelly Dillon: My Must-Have Moisturizers

It’s that time of the year when most people go through boxes of tissues, and I’m going through jars of moisturizer. The changing of the seasons means allergies for most, but for me it means dry skin. To combat my dehydrated skin I have an arsenal of moisturizers that I turn to:

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Egyptian Magic

I have been using this for years and it is still just as magical as the first time I used it. This is definitely a nighttime cream, as it is way too greasy for daytime use. Before I go to bed I slather this all over my face and neck and I always wake up with the most perfectly moisturized skin. A very little bit goes a long way so this will last forever. This cream has a completely natural formula made of only six ingredients, which they claim was found in ancient Egyptian tombs. Egyptian Magic can really do it all; it’s a face cream, an eye gel, a hair mask, a burn treatment, and it can help heal psoriasis and eczema.

You can purchase Egyptian Magic at OrganicBasic Food, 204 Washington Street, Hoboken.

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Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream

I just recently started using this face cream and I am obsessed. I’m a huge fan of Fresh products and this one, like the rest, does not disappoint. This age-defying and super hydrating moisturizer is lightweight and helps prevent the signs of aging. I like to alternate between this and the Egyptian Magic at night. My skin literally glows and radiates when I wake up in the morning.

You can purchase Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream at Bluemercury, 30 South Park Street, Montclair.

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Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré

This has been a staple in my makeup bag for quite some time. I like to use this as my daytime moisturizer right before I put my makeup on. This 24 Hour Miracle Cream definitely lives up to its name as it has a wide variety of uses. You can use it as a primer, moisturizer, and make-up remover. Every makeup artist I know has this in their bag and it is a cult favorite of models and celebrities. Its very simple formula rehydrates and restores the skin’s natural glow.

You can purchase Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré online.

Kelly Dillon is an accomplished broadcaster and voice over artist with over 10 years of experience. She can be seen and heard in NYC and the rest of the tri-state area reporting the traffic and news. She is currently a fill in traffic reporter for Good Day NY on Fox 5. She has also served as the fill in traffic reporter for NBC Connecticut and WFSB in Hartford, CT. Kelly is the fashion and beauty correspondent for Hip New Jersey.  For more on Kelly, visit her website at KellyDillon.com.

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TBT: Hartly Throws Table to Table Shopping Event

Hartly in Westwood held a shopping fundraiser for Table to Table, and #HipNJ‘s Kendall Zoppa was there to get the scoop!

Table to Table is an Englewood Cliffs-based, community based food rescue program that collects prepared and perishable food and delivers it to organizations that serve the hungry in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic counties.  Based on the crowd that braved the late winter snow, Table to Table’s recipients greatly benefitted from this shopping extravaganza!

The evening featured designer collections for Spring 2015, champagne and gift bags.  Robyn Leslie Fine Jewelry and fashion designer Donald Deal were also on hand to lend their expertise.  

Once you step into this chic boutique, it’s easy see why Harper’s Bazaar called Hartly ‘New Jersey’s most prestigious fashion destination!’  Owner Sloane Hartly hand picks the trendiest fashions from around the globe, and the racks offer something for everyone!

“Our customers love the personal shopping experience,” explained Sloane.  “When you come in, you get a stylist that helps you from head to toe.”

For more information on Table to Table, visit TableToTable.org.  For more information on Hartly, visit HartlyFashions.com.  

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Warm Weather Style with Dana Prigge

Now that amazing weather has finally hit the tri-state area, #Hippers need some trendy clothes to match!

Enter Dana Prigge, a New Jersey stylist and journalist with Bella NYC Magazine and DailyFashionista.com.  Her hot career has taken her everywhere, from Fashion Week to interviews with A-listers such as Jaime King.  She gave #HipNJ’s Kelly Dillon the lowdown on what’s hot for spring/summer 2015.

“It’s not about always buying an entire new wardrobe.  Sometimes just adding a couple tweaks can upgrade your look without breaking the bank.”

Some of her warm weather picks include:

“I love the stacked heel shoe.  They are cute, flirty, and wearable.  I got a pair from Lulus.com for only $25!”

A plain white t-shirt is a must-have.  You can dress it up, dress it down.  Put on a bold necklace, fun clutch, skinny jeans and heels, and you’re ready to go out while looking super cool!”

Dana also turned us on to Rocksbox.com, a website that allows you to rent from a plethora of designer jewelry.  It’s only $19 to enjoy unlimited borrowing!

No matter your fashion style, Dana urges viewers to stay true to themselves.

“Rock what your confident in.  Use fashion as a way to express yourself.”

For more on Dana, follow her on Twitter.

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