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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 […]

Tue 02.01

Frugal Snob: New Crabtree & Evelyn Citron

The fact that I drink copious amounts of tea every day and squeeze half a lemon in each cup is a testament to us all being able to change our taste buds. I used to HATE lemons, it was right up there with mint and peanut butter&jelly (seriously, who thought of that combo?), when it […]

Tue 11.30

Balenciaga Black Body Scrub

There are body scrubs and then there are luxurious body scrubs. High off the success of his first fragrance, Balenciaga Paris, Nicolas Ghesquière has launched a bevy of ancillary products designed to complement and sooth the body and soul. My favorite ? The sumptuous black body scrub. Yes, it does its job–the mineral aspect of […]

Thu 11.11

Frugal Snob: Bath & Body Works Holiday

The set-up at the Bath & Body Works showroom (left) and my favorite candle from BBW (right) I went to an event last week at the Bath & Body Works (BBW) showroom and wow did the space leave an impression (I had a choice of 8 soaps in the restroom!). The team had a table […]