Scrub
Tue 10.09

Sprout Skincare…You Could Almost Eat It

I initially heard about Sprout Skincare via GOOP. Turns out Gwyneth Paltrow is a big fan of the Brooklyn-based brand that makes all of their products by hand in small batches. I figured if it was good enough for Paltrow’s highbrow taste it was certainly something worth looking into and the more research I did, […]

Tue 09.18

Ava Anderson

Ava Anderson is a remarkable brand. Not only are the 50-plus products in their eight lines (avaBODY, avaSKIN, avaFACE, avaSUN, avaHAIR, ava SCENT, avaHOME and avaBABY), made without harmful ingredients, but they only contain organic ingredients, many of which are vegan and the entire range is the brainchild of a girl who is only 18! […]

Tue 06.19

skinnyskinny Organic Clementine and Clove Body Scrub

Not to sounds like a PMS’ing you-know-what, but one of my pet peeves is when group fitness instructors go on and on about things that have nothing to do with the class they’re teaching – just tell me what to do especially when your class is only 45minutes! On a recent afternoon I found myself […]

Wed 06.13

Frugal Snob: Target Fall 2012 Beauty Preview

Try as they may to revamp their offerings to make them appear more luxurious, CVS, Duane Reade, and other similar drugstores have nothing on Target. Hands down the best place to shop for affordable beauty products they stock one of my favorite brands (and I’m talking fave at any price point) – Yes to Carrots […]

Mon 04.02

Moroccanoil Launches Skincare

Moroccanoil launched in the U.S. about three years ago and ever since argan hair oils have been all the rage. I discovered the brand’s oil a few seasons ago when they worked on the hair looks for J. Mendel. They were able to achieve a controlled frizzy look unlike any I had seen before and […]

Thu 03.15

IOMA Launches Body Products

IOMA, a Saks exclusive in Manhattan and California, just launched in the U.S. late last year, but they’ve become so popular that they’re already introducing their body range in the States (its been a top seller in high-end department stores in France for awhile). The line will also be launching in Harrod’s. Just like with […]

Tue 03.13

Frugal Snob: Target Debuts New Products and Brands

People think we have it all here in Manhattan when it comes to shopping, but we don’t have a Target which means we’re seriously deprived of some of the best picks when it comes to frugal snob beauty product shopping! I’m a huge fan of their exclusive, Nip + Fab (from the woman behind Rodial) […]

Wed 01.25

Prada Candy: I Want Candy!

There are people who don’t like to smell like food, and I can relate if it’s, say, a rib eye steak scent, but candy?!  Bring it on! I recently tested Prada Candy at their counter and literally stood there drooling. I ended up only getting the body scrub since it’s not quite as strong as the perfume or […]

Mon 01.23

Bliss FatGirlSlim Treatment Kit

No matter your size, odds are you’re at least somewhat self conscious when it comes to stripping down to your bikini — especially if you find yourself, like I did, next to a parade of svelte tanned bodies in South Beach. As anyone who has been in that situation knows, every little extra bit of […]