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Wed 08.01

NARSskin Leads Us Into the Light:

Who knew François Nars thinks skincare is likely more important than makeup? (It’s the truth.) “Light plays a huge role in how healthy skin can look,” he told WWD. “Skin should reflect the light and makeup should catch it.” Agreed! I attended the opening of the largest Miu Miu boutique in Asia last night, and […]

Wed 07.25

Eve Lom Cleanser: Clean Beauty Is Skin-Deep

I got a sample of the Eve Lom cleanser when I bought their rescue mask just a couple weeks ago. It now looks like I’m a new Eve-Lom convert. This cleanser is amazing. Even though it has a weird smell (seems like all her products do; this one has a medicinal, grassy, earthy scent), who […]

Wed 06.27

MAC Heavenly Creature: Out of This World

Minerals of this earth and hues far beyond it serve as the inspiration for MAC’s latest collection (from shopping to sailors, their ability to switch gears at the drop of a micro-season always keeps me on my toes). Even if we’re talking eye shadow, our skin craves something different this time of year – something […]

Fri 06.22

Chanel Démaquillant Yeux Intense Gentle Biphase Eye Makeup Remover: Small Amount, Big Wonder

It’s always nice to get back to basics, especially when it comes to cleansing products. I love Lancôme’s Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover (I’ve been using it for years), but now that I’m in Taiwan, the humidity is making me yearn for something a bit lighter and less oily. This dual-phase eye makeup remover by […]

Tue 06.05

Melvita’s New Nectar de Roses

I have to admit that while I consider it a bonus when a product is organic/made with mostly natural ingredients, it’s not something I actively seek out. I do however have great respect for brands, like Melvita, that were pioneers in going eco before it was the “cool” thing to do. Melvita, which is now […]

Mon 06.04

Philosophy Clear Days Ahead (Thank God!)

I was sent Philosophy Clear Days 30-Day Acne Trial Kit ($38 – $67 value) to try out and it couldn’t have come at a better time. My new-found obsession with hot yoga means that I inevitably breakout with a blemish (or a few), especially right around my period, so I was excited to try out […]

Wed 05.09

Cor Silver Soap: Clean to the Cor

It’s hard to believe that a single soap can offer everything from cleaning to antibacterial protection, brightening, reducing pore size, exfoliating, and even providing anti-aging and SPF. Seriously, can one bar of soap really be this powerful? If it’s Cor Silver soap, then yes. This soap delivers, and it’s pretty amazing. The only claim a […]

Wed 04.04

Clarisonic Launches Acne Clarifying Collection

There is no beauty gadget I consider more essential than the Clarisonic. The little device will change your skin and you’ll see results very, very quickly – TRUST. A few friends have tried the imitators and while I cannot vouch for or against them from personal experience, from all of those that I know that […]

Wed 04.04

YÜLI Skincare: Refreshingly Simple

I’m always a fan of trying something new, and skincare is something where I tend to stick to my favorites. A friend of mine recently introduced me to a new line called YÜLI and from that moment on I was floored. The appeal of the slick packaging and the clean and simple products is honestly […]