heat-proof hair and makeup (from a hot cupcake girl)

Ask any lissome hipster girl in lower Manhattan where Babycakes NYC is, and chances are she'll know the precise address and phone number by heart. Despite 400-degree ovens, 90-degree days, and constant sugar overload, owner Erin McKenna manages to look pulled together: "I kind of have the un-meltable hair and makeup thing down."

skincare essential: EYE GEL

"I got this little glass pot of jelly at a great spa a few blocks from us, Valley NYC. It's incredibly cooling, and it totally eliminates any puffiness—which otherwise always plagues me when it's hot."

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