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Wed 11.23

Frugal Snob: UK Brand, I Love…Cosmetics, Comes to the US

I don’t tend to like knock-offs and I Love…Cosmetics was clearly inspired by Philosophy, but I still can’t help loving the line…look at the colors! The taglines! The packaging! The UK brand just recently expanded into the US and is now available at Duane Reade and Wal-Mart stores here in NYC. I was sent the […]

Tue 11.01

New Limited Edition Buys from L’Occitane

L’Occitane, the ruler when it comes to shea butter, verbena, and almond – at least in my book! – always has great holiday gifts, limited edition sets, and stocking stuffers. Better yet, they’ve got a ton of value sets so you can load-up on favorites for yourself. Holiday Hands Trio ($25) and Shea Travel Treasures($40) […]

Wed 10.26

Halloween Beauty Buys from Philosophy

Honestly I hate Halloween. Not to sound like a curmudgeon, but here in NYC it’s usually pretty cold by the time October 31st rolls around and nothing makes me feel older than seeing all kinds of drunkenness and an endless parade of skimpy outfits! My boyfriend and his friends are really into it so there’s […]

Mon 09.26

Voyage d’Hermès Eau de Toilette and All-Over Shower Gel: A Strong In-scent-tive

Voyage d’Hermès is the cleanest and most refreshing scent by Hermès to date. I have not been much of a fan of Hermès scents in the past – their heavy-handed use of leather and musk was a bit too much rugged fragrance for me. But this new incarnation, a unisex scent developed by perfumer Jean-Claude […]

Fri 09.16

AHAVA Mineral Botanic Micro Peeling Body Wash: Scrub A Dub Dub

AHAVA is quickly becoming my all time Frugal Snob favorite beauty line. And I shouldn’t even qualify it by saying it’s a Frugal Snob favorite, it is a favorite all around. Their body treatments and products are incredible. This Micro Peeling Body Wash is no different. It feels so good it begs me to the […]

Thu 09.15

BORBA Firming Body Cleansing Serum: Spandex for Your Skin, Literally

I had to try this product because it sounded so gimmicky. It’s one of those products that boast exotic ingredients like Guanabana, Gotu Kola, Marigold, Cat’s Claw, echinacea, Licorice and Guava. This is per the usual, strange sounding fruits and botanicals that must work because they sound so cool!! But it’s the Hydrolyzed Spandex Fiber […]

Mon 08.22

L’Occitane Verbena Shower Gel and Citrus Verbena Sorbet Body Cream: Here’s to an Indian Summer

There’s something about the fresh scent of verbena, grapefruit, lemons, and oranges that makes me want to hold on to summer. After a long, hot day, nothing is more refreshing than citrus wafting by. These intoxicating Verbena products by L’Occitane are just what I’m counting on to extend my fun-in-the-sun days. The Verbena shower gel […]

Mon 06.13

Kiehl’s Grapefruit Body Cleanser: Attract and Repel

Go figure: although I hate the taste of grapefruit, I love the scent! And I am just insane about Kiehl‘s Grapefruit Body Cleanser. It smells delicious and is super-refreshing – so much so it makes me want to take three showers a day! It’s great for summertime when you come home all sticky and sweaty […]

Fri 05.06

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino: Getting Intimate With Tom Ford

Would you like to go to Portofino? How about going to Portofino with Tom Ford? That’s what I did recently. Well, no, I didn’t actually go to Portofino. I was transported to this Mediterranean seaside town by his Neroli Portofino Shower Gel. I’m usually one to shy away from perfumed shower gels, but not this […]