Fri 01.13

Ole Henriksen and Carol’s Daughter Salt Detoxes: Take It With a Grain of Salt

Detoxes are very popular this time of year. Whole Foods has an entire display with everything you need for a master cleanse, but cleansing from the outside is also very powerful. It’s easy to forget your skin is the largest organ – did you know you shed a million skin cells a day? That amounts […]

Wed 12.14

LIV GRN Cherry Wood Body Lotion and Shower Gel: Spoil Yourself Green

It scares me how many people I know have cancer. And when I think of how we inadvertently harm our own bodies, especially when we’re just trying to clean and moisturize – it scares me more. Skin is the largest organ and anything you put on it is absorbed directly into the blood stream. So […]

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 […]

Mon 09.26

H2O Plus Spa Sea Moss Black Sand Scrub

I have new favorite body scrub thanks to H2O Plus Spa Sea Moss Black Sand Scrub ($18.50). The only reason I even tried it is because it was black and call me juvenile, but the thought of lathering up in black scrub had fun appeal! When I actually did it however I realized that the […]

Wed 08.03

Omorovicza Gold Sugar Scrub

If you didn’t want to get pampered in Budapest before, you will after using most anything from Omorovicza. The line’s founders were inspired by the mineral-rich, healing waters found in the thermal baths over there to create their skincare range, which they worked on with a Nobel-prize winning laboratory of dermatology. Around the same time […]

Mon 05.23

Clarisea Clarifying Salt Scrub: Make Yourself Clear!

I am totally ready for my self-tanners and spray sessions! Not just because I’m eager to look beach-perfect in leg-baring dresses, but because my exfoliated and polished skin is in prime tanning condition. No, I haven’t been indulging in extra spa sessions. I have been using Clarisea‘s Clarifying Salt Scrub since February. This is a […]

Mon 05.02

Edible Beauty: Juara

I stopped by The Plaza Beauty section in the underground mall at The Plaza Hotel last week and was completely floored at how much has changed down there! The last time I stopped by was for the opening party of Todd English’s Food Hall (amazing by the way for a post-shopping pick-me-up), and that was […]

Mon 03.28

Tom Ford Launches Body Products

Forget about his re-entry into womenswear because as far as I’m concerned the best thing that Tom Ford has done since leaving Gucci and YSL is developing his beauty line! First there were his fragrances (I’ve been nothing short of obsessed with White Suede since its launch), then were were his lipsticks (I wouldn’t dare […]

Wed 03.23

A Visit to the TOCCA Showroom

I wish I had brought my camera to my visit to TOCCA’s showroom last week (see some BlackBerry snaps below), because it was stunning! Located on the same block as Comme des Garcons and Balenciaga, it gave both stores a serious run for their money. Everything down to their antique, miss-matched platters and their Sant […]