Body
Wed 08.13
Shaveworks The Cool Fix

Shaveworks The Cool Fix: Help Treat and Prevent Ingrowns

In terms of harmless but aggravating beauty annoyances that most women have to deal with on a regular basis, ingrowns, after breakouts, are pretty much on top. I have yet to find a magical cure, but regular exfoliation does help as do soothing products like Shaveworks’ The Cool Fix Targeted Gel Lotion.

Mon 08.04
ESPA

ESPA: The Great Escape

This may sound crazy, but in Asia, most women visit the spa daily. The amenities are so grand and luxurious! I’ve rarely found comparable services or facilities in the US, which makes the discovery of ESPA all the more thrilling. I visited ESPA at the Joule in Dallas, and with over 350 spas in 55 countries, there’s a good chance you can find one in your area too!

Wed 07.30
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Japanese Brand Yu-Be Comes to the U.S.

I learned a lot of things when, in the spring, I went to Japan for two weeks, like…the women have amazing skin and take their regimens very seriously and I’m not just talking about the geisha. Unfortunately even in the major department stores most people don’t speak a lick of English so discovering new products wasn’t as easy as I hoped.

Mon 07.28
Spray-On Moisturizer

Spray-On Moisturizer: Just a Spritz

If you’re a lazy Snob or busy Snob (or just a Beauty Snob in general), you’ll appreciate this roundup. Everyday feels like a race to the finish line for me, and to keep up, I often find myself prioritizing the care of my face over that my body. Since I’ve discovered spray-on moisturizer, though, I’ve realized that it doesn’t have to be one over the other.

Wed 07.16
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Frugal Snob: Nip + Fab Launches New Body Products

After body wash, body moisturizer is about as low maintenance as any product you apply to your skin gets. The most important factors are that it smells good, absorbs quickly, moisturizes effectively, and doesn’t break the bank (at least I don’t want to spend the bulk of my beauty budget on either body cream or body moisturizer).

Thu 07.10
Widespread Ban on Plastic Microbeads in Scrubs Possibly on the Horizon

Widespread Ban on Plastic Microbeads in Scrubs Possibly on the Horizon

It’s no secret that big companies more often than not try to cut costs with no regard to the effects on the planet or even the consumer as long as it helps their bottom lines. That’s exactly why a few years ago a number of them started using plastic exfoliating beads in their facial and body scrubs – versus natural products like coffee grounds or nuts.

Tue 07.08
Best Bronze Self-Tanning Spray & Luminate Illuminate Shimmer

Best Bronze Self-Tanning Spray & Luminate Illuminate Shimmer: Glow for It

I’ve spent my entire life chasing the perfect tan. Growing up in a typical Chinese household, I was told to never get dark. White skin is a sign of beauty…yada yada yada.

Wed 07.02
Yes To Carrots Launches Yes to Coconuts

Yes To Carrots Launches Yes to Coconuts

Hands down my favorite drugstore brand is Yes to Carrots especially now that drugstore brands seem to be either super cheap and chemically filled or fairly pricey (at least in NYC where more and more drugstores are carrying higher end brands). Yes to Carrots stays true to their natural philosophy and continues to deliver superfood-inspired skincare products.

Mon 06.30
Fake Bake Mistifier

Fake Bake Mistifier: All in a Spray’s Work

By now, you’ve long since removed your rich creams from the vanity and replaced them with lighter moisturizers, but I’ve just found an oil-free option that’s going to blow those out of the water – and actually does so by adding water!