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Fri 06.14

Dangene Skincare Program: Three’s Company

I’ve always adhered to a 7-10 step skincare routine, but now I’ve found a way to get by on just 3! For a recent two-day trip to NYC, I wanted only carry-on products. Dangene’s antioxidant-rich program was just what the dermatologist ordered! She calls herself a “personal trainer for your skin” (visit the Institute of […]

Tue 04.30

NARS Gentle Cream Cleanser: Dry Cleaner

The most important product in your beauty cabinet is cleanser because without healthy, radiant skin, no foundation/bronzer/blush you put on will look as nice as it should. Nars agrees, which is why he created the NARS Skin line. I’m forever trying out different cleansers (even if you’ve found the best one, it’s good for your […]

Tue 04.09

Frugal Snob: NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix

NIP + FAB, the affordable line from the woman behind Rodial, has just launched a new product called Glycolic Fix. For you Rodial lovers out there, the quality of ingredients in both lines is comparable, N+F is less expensive because there are less actives in it – i.e. it’s meant for less damaged skin. The […]

Wed 04.03

Proactiv +

Who hasn’t used Proactiv or doesn’t know at least know like…10,000…people who have? I never used the original growing up, but so many of my friends did and from what I can remember they all had stellar results (though if memory serves me correctly those results tended to dissipate once they stopped using the regimen). […]

Wed 02.27

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer: Nothing Left to Hide

Last week I posted a teaser for the new NARS concealer, and now my review is in! Throughout the year, I switch off between concealers depending on the weather and the appearance of my skin. For dry winter months, I find that the ones with creamier consistencies work the best. But they’re too heavy for […]

Fri 01.25

Natura Bisse Diamond White Rich Cleanse: Pallid Cleanser

When I landed in Hong Kong earlier this week with my friend China Chow (we were in town for the opening of the city’s first Nancy Gonzalez boutique), she commented, “You know we have to be apparition white when we appear at the event.” I told her, “Yes, we need a self-paler!” Watch the Model Mania […]

Tue 01.15

Yes To Grapefruit: No Reservations

The popular Yes To skincare brand has expanded its carrot, cucumber, tomato, and blueberry lineup, now selling grapefruit-scented products (it was about time we got some fruitier aromas!). They have everything you need from the start to the finish of your facial skincare routine, starting with a daily scrub ($8.49) – it exfoliates well but […]

Fri 01.04

NARSskin Travel Sets: Straighten Up and Fly Right

Have some exciting travel plans for 2013? The new NARS skincare line has us all packed and ready! These sets are perfect for my many upcoming trips – all of our favorite necessities in FDA-approved sizing, which means I can use this during the long, dry flight. I’m obsessed with the luminous moisture cream and […]

Thu 01.03

Chantecaille Detox Clay Mask: Rest and Resculpt

There’s no better time for a detox mask than after New Year’s (not to mention after all the bad things we did during the long holiday season!). Start off 2013 rejuvenated with a mask that will bring you back to a natural state of purity (even if that’s a lost cause for the rest of […]