Body
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!

Tue 06.24
Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer Beauty Essentials: Embracing the Heat of the Moment

Between the heat and the rays from the sun, summer requires a different approach to beauty. You need protection, but still want to have fun! Here are my essentials to ensuring the season has just the right amount of hotness…

Mon 06.23
Miami Beach Launches Suncare Line

Miami Beach Launches Suncare Line

To know me is to know that I’m obsessed with the idea of moving to South Beach, and just when I thought I couldn’t love Miami more I got word of the launch of Miami Beach Suncare, a new line spearheaded by the city of Miami Beach.