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The 22 Best Products of 2022:  Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

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  1. Lyn says:

    Hi Beth, first of all I would like to comment on your Q&A on Utube. You looked gorgeous, and I loved your candor. I would like to comment on the Vivia shoes. At first I was thrilled that they were sustainably made with recycled plastic. Then when I traced it’s delivery I found they were being sent from China. I don’t think it’s very sustainable to send one pair of shoes. I was also charged an additional international fee on my debit card. The shoes themselves are cute, but have zero support – completely flat inside. I did order their inner sole, so glad that I did that. I bought the square toe style, which I think will be comfortable for anyone with bunions, etc. I bought these to wear strictly inside the house. I just thought I would comment on the shoes in case anyone is very serious about the sustainability issue. Also, on another product – I have been using Paula’s Choice products for some time and have been very pleased with all of them except perhaps their eye cream.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      Hi Lyn,
      Thanks for adding your two cents! In answer to the sustainability of Vivaia shoes that has to do with how the shoes are constructed from recycled plastic bottles and spun into their signature thread then knit into durable uppers that stretch four ways. As far as shipping, well, that’s a different story each of us is challenged with the advent and convenience of home delivery. But I will mention the shoes are shipped directly from the manufacturer so it does skip the middleman and one less step in the shipping chain. I have the square toe flats and wear them regularly along with embroidered loafers and knit boots. Love them all and recommend all after wearing them on several occasions.
      I’ve never tried Paula’s Choice eye cream but I have used and recommend BHA Liquid Exfoliant which can replace retinol and has a cult following.
      Happy Holidays!

  2. carolina girl says:

    Thank you for this post!
    I’ll use it for future reference for gift ideas!

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