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Wed 11.25
Holiday Gifts with Heart

Holiday Gifts with Heart

The oft-quoted statistic says that 20% of New Yorkers go to bed hungry, and that one in four children in New York goes to bed hungry. Horrifying. A close friend of mine was one of those kids, and to this day she has anxiety about ever returning to the times when creditors were knocking on her parents’ front door and dinner wasn’t guaranteed.

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Wed 11.11
Here's Why Bathing in Chocolate Might Be Just As Good As Eating It

Here’s Why Bathing in Chocolate Might Be Just As Good As Eating It

Bathing and eating chocolate both sound pretty fabulously indulgent (and I hate the word fabulous!). As I write this, I’m munching on some brandy-infused chocolates I bought at Demel while in Vienna. You have to pop each chocolate whole into your mouth or risk some liquid dribble. Needless to say, it’s making it a bit easier to deal with my 4 p.m. slump.

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Sun 11.01

Aveeno: A Lifetime Commitment

I started using Aveeno back in college. Whenever I had skin issues, switching to Aveeno helped get me on track; so after I gave birth, I wasted no time in making my baby boy a convert, as well.

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Thu 07.02
Stop the Water While Using Me!

Stop the Water While Using Me!

Love this line! I discovered Stop the Water While Using Me! while using the restrooms at Scorpios Beach Club in Mykonos a few weeks ago. The packaging is great, the products smell good (unisex), and they’re a good reminder to, well, stop the water while washing your face…

Wed 06.24

Arnica: This Skincare Ingredient will Boost Your Workout

Soreness is good. It means you actually worked hard during your workout and now it’s time for your body to repair itself. I spoke with Eric Orton, the famous run coach in Born to Run, a few weeks ago and he told me something that surprised me, however.

Mon 06.08
Best Beauty Travel Sets

Best Beauty Travel Sets: The Jet Sets

Those who travel a lot know that if you don’t absolutely need to bring a product, it stays at home (and I say that as a Beauty Snob!). Any excess cream, oil, or cleanser is just another pound to carry or worse – a potential spill in your suitcase.

Wed 05.13

Organic Essence: Beauty Products that Meet Organic Food Standards

That’s right! Organic Essence’s products all meet organic food standards so if you get the munchies you could literally eat all their products, but you know…I hope it doesn’t come to that for any of us!

Tue 05.12
Lancer Skincare

Lancer Skincare: Bikini Body Talk

All right, it’s finally time for shoulder-bearing – and in some cases, belly-baring – clothes, and if you’re doing it right, getting skin ready for the season is half the fun.

Fri 04.24
Frugal Snob Friday

Frugal Snob Friday: The Seaweed Bath Co.’s New Launches

The Seaweed Bath Co., a brand started by a psoriasis sufferer, just expanded massively. I wrote about them over four years ago when they were just getting started. You can now find the homegrown company at places like Whole Foods, and they have a bunch of new products.