Club Monaco has long been our go-to for style staples -- it's a retailer that's a constant "win" in our book for it's on-trend, relatively high-end pieces. One of our favorite stops for an investment piece, it offers a quality find that, though pricey, will last for multiple seasons to come.
And recently, the retailer has also become a one-stop shop for skincare as well by expanding into the beauty world.
Club Monaco's 5th Avenue location -- a bustling, yet spacious flagship in the heart of NYC's Flatiron -- has discovered that high-quality beauty and fashion might go hand-in-hand. It's a project the retailer is testing with a bright and airy popup, decorated with products so tempting, any kind of beauty connoisseur is sure to fall to his or her knees.
The retailer has brought The Buff into the limelight, an all natural beauty brand that's customized for each and every kind of customer: Enter the popup and you're greeted by a cheery skin expert, who hands you a quiz about your skin type and beauty routine.
Dry? Oily? Breakout-prone? The Buff has seen it all, ready to offer the exact beauty formula your skin's been searching for. Customers can purchase a bottle of personalized essential oils ($42), and take the customization a step further by adding their initials to the label. Why this extra step? To remind you that that particular oil is made just for you.
Club Monaco, we've just fallen in love with you all over again.
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Essential oils for your zodiac sign
Essential oils for your zodiac sign
PISCES (FEB 19-MAR 20): VETIVER
You might be a textbook Pisces if you often find yourself caught in a daydream. You’ve got a tendency to drift off and escape reality, but Vetiver can help you stay present and centered any time you need a little extra help focusing on something important. Vetiver is oil extracted from the root of an Indian grass, and it has calmingproperties that are very grounding and stabilizing, which is perfect for bringing your wandering mind back down to Earth, Pisces.
You’re fiery and adventurous at your core, which means you might get a little impatient at times (long lines or traffic, anyone?). Cool your jets (and release some stress) with soothing lavender oil. Extracted from the lavender bush, its scent has a calming effect on both the body and mind, which helps to impart a little zen when you need it most.
Oh, reliable Taurus. You put your friends’ happiness first, but that might mean your “me” time is limited. Keep yourself grounded with crisp and earthy cedarwood, which nurtures a strong sense of purpose thanks to its hygge-esque woodsy aromas, perfect for comforting and uplifting your mood.
As a Gemini, your interests are constantly changing,and all those conflictingthoughts might cause a bit of confusion. Basil is known to reinvigorate the senses—a few drops of basil oil in a diffuser will help promote focus, bring mental clarity and fight that exhaustion that comes from not being able to make up your mind.
You’re sympathetic and emotional (in the best ways possible). So when your personal life gets a little out of whack, you often suffer from anxiety—and a sensitive stomach (ugh). When ingested, peppermint is used to quell stomachaches, and it reinvigorates the senses with a calming yet uplifting scent when diffused, making it your personal magic potion.
Leos confidently wear their heart on their sleeve, commanding attention wherever they go. Prevent burnout with a spicy oil like ginger—it has mentally stimulating properties and is also known to improve breathing. Ingest it for a zing of energy or diffuse it for a subtler effect.
You’re practical and grounded on the exterior but a tad bit OCD on the inside. Stay cool under pressure with ylang ylang. This sweet floral oil is harvested from the flowers of the ylang ylang tree and helps to promote relaxation by inducing feelings of joy and positivity. Sit back, relax and let it calm your racing mind, so you can actually be as zen as you make yourself out to be.
As someone who’s charming and easygoing, you’re all about keeping everything in balance. When inhaled, frankincense has adaptogenic properties that will help calm any emotional middle ground and bring on feelings of peace. It's also shown to reduce heart rate and high blood pressure during any high-stress times.
As the most passionate sign, sometimes a Scorpio’s heart can get clogged with jealousy. Rose essential oil acts as a chill pill to ease up the tension and open your heart to love. Extracted from rosebuds, its naturally floral scent also helps to relieve any anxiety-induced depression.
You’re a natural-born jet-setter who loves traveling and new experiences. But all that adventure can take its toll on your physical body. Tea tree oil will soothe aching muscles and increase circulation so you can move onto the next adventure with ease. Apply a few drops directly to skin and let its invigorating and cooling properties relieve any soreness.
Capricorn, you’re the ultimate #bosslady. As someone who keeps your nose to the grindstone, you’re always looking to improve processes (and yourself). Sandalwood will help to soothe your inner perfectionist so you can let loose and create some work-life balance. It's been used in meditation practices for centuries for its grounding and mood-enhancing properties, but it can have the same benefits during a state of complete consciousness, too.
Even though you’re often known as the most eccentric sign for your creative ways of thinking, you may need a little help expressing your ingenious ideas. That’s where German chamomile’s calming and mind-quieting properties come into play. Often referred to as blue chamomile, its a gentle oil that helps to uplift your mood and release anxieties that get in the way of your creative process.