Soap
Wed 10.29
L'Occitane Fall 2014 Collections

L’Occitane Fall 2014 Collections

If I had to pick one brand to use exclusively for the rest of my life it might very well be L’Occitane. It’s among the few brands I turn to every time my skin goes a little nuts with the change of the seasons or I have an unexpected breakout because I can count on their products to get the job done without aggravating my skin

Wed 09.10
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Waxing Kara: A Beekeeper’s Artisanal Beauty Line

The name of this brand, Waxing Kara, is a little bit misleading. It’s not actually some sort of at-home waxing brand…or am I the only one who thought that?!

Wed 09.03
Frugal Snob

Frugal Snob: The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Collection

The Body Shop always makes me nostalgic. I remember spending allowance money there growing up so I love that nearly two decades later they’re still alive and kicking! I will say their packaging could be a little swankier, but their new collection, Wild Argan Oil, smells so delicious I’m giving them a pass.

Mon 07.22
Jabonería Marianella Soaps

Jabonería Marianella Soaps: All in the Family

From the rejuvenating face and body bars to the moisturizing antioxidant milk bars, every last one of Jabonería Marianella’s natural soaps smells wonderfully fragrant and feels just as divine. As a mom, I love that it’s a mother-son operation!

Wed 06.12

Hemp: Why You Should Be Eating and Wearing It

Soooo….apparently last week was Hemp History Week. Who knew? Thanks to Whole Foods for the alert! Whole Foods in fact carries a ton of hemp products – like literally, a ton – hemp milk, cereals, granola, waffles, protein powders, nutrition bars, breads, snacks, chips, pastas, flour, vegetarian burgers, and a large variety of personal care […]

Mon 04.01

Osmia Organics

I love Lush – I really do. Come the holidays I have to buy gifts for the countless random people who I see all the time, but don’t really know (think colorist, corner fruit guy, all the people who work in my building, etc…). The solution (at least when money is not an appropriate gift), […]

Tue 03.05

WAX Santa Monica: House of Wax

When it comes to waxing, especially bikini waxing, you have to go to a professional. If you try it at home and end up with a horrendous yet hilarious experience, you only have yourself to blame. But even at salons there are vastly different methods used, so I suggest going somewhere that specializes in waxing, […]

Thu 02.28

L’Occitane Women’s Day Soap

Priced at just $8 L’Occitane has just released their limited edition Women’s Day Soaps, which are produced in Burkina Faso as part of a co-development partnership with a local factory. The factory has been run entirely by women since 2010 to support their economic emancipation. All profits from this soap go to support L’Occitane’s Foundation […]

Mon 12.24

Shiseido Limited Edition Honey Cake

Act quick! After this week is up you won’t be able to get Shiseido’s Honey Cakes Soap ($8.50) anymore! I just tried the pink one (shame on me for waiting this long…), and it smells amazing, while also moisturizing skin. I still prefer liquid hand soap in the shower, but this is perfect to keep […]