Cleanser
Thu 12.22

Shu Uemura Limited Edition Wrex+ Brightening Cleanser Oil Advanced Formula: Genie in a Bottle

I am in love with my Shu Uemura cleansing oils, so much so that I am in a fully committed relationship with them. This is the one part of my beauty regimen I truly cannot live without! Each of their oils has its own very specific benefits, so I switch them up throughout the year […]

Mon 12.19

AmorePacifc Moisture Bound Oil-Free Essentials Clarifying Skincare Regimen

I know it’s far from being a new brand, but AmorePacific is a new personal favorite. I’ve used a few of their products over the past year including an eye cream, nighttime moisturizer, and now I’ve been using the Refreshing Hydra-Gel, which is one of five products in the brand’s limited edition Moisture Bound Oil-Free […]

Wed 11.30

Actifirm: How Important is the Outer Layer?

I’m very often drawn to out-of-the-box packaging. In fact if it wasn’t for fantastic outer layers, I probably wouldn’t own 75% of what’s in my beauty arsenal and I’d be a brand loyalist as soon as I discover an effective product. For obvious sensitive skin-related concerns I’m definitely way more adventurous when it comes to […]

Mon 11.21

Tracy Reese x Clinique: Prints Charming

I’ll concede mint green doesn’t make for the most terribly glamorous of containers, but it’s the bullet that counts: one of my favorite lipstick shades is “Twilight Nude” from Clinique. Defying etiquette, I pulled it out at lunch in New York this week, prompting my girlfriend to exclaim, “I haven’t seen that packaging since high […]

Mon 10.17

Bare Escentuals On the Spot Eye Cotton Swabs: Make No Mistake About It

Here it is, my new Can’t-Live-Without-It product!!! For anyone who is ever putting their makeup on in a hurry (yep, that’s all of us), this is a total lifesaver when you’re on the go but don’t want to look unpolished. Bare Escentual‘s On the Spot eye makeup-remover swabs look like Q-Tips, but these are very […]

Mon 10.17

La Prairie’s New Advanced Marine Biology Eye Gel

La Prairie just added three new products to their Advanced Marine Biology collection: Advanced Marine Biology Revitalizing Emulsion (50 ml, $135 – it’s for face, eyes, and neck), Advanced Marine Biology Eye Gel (15 ml, $105), and Advanced Marine Biology Foaming Mousse Cleanser (125 ml, $65). I got a little packet of each to try […]

Fri 09.30

Patyka Biokaliftin Intensive Cleansing Milk Cleanser: Magic Milk

Ever since falling deep in love with Patyka‘s sensuous body oil, I have been obsessing over the rest of the line. Cleansing milk is my preferred face-washing method – I’m not a fan of the stripped, squeaky-clean feeling; it seems to take too much away in the process – and this milk had me at […]

Thu 09.29

Love Life Skin Glowing Cleanser: Feel a Glow of Happiness

Love Life Skin is a luxury skincare line developed specifically for sensitive skin. With their exclusive Recovery Elixir 31 (a blend of, yes, 31 organic botanicals, antioxidants, and moisturizers), their formula targets inflammation and dryness, protects against free radicals, and rebuilds collagen levels. It’s made to leave skin smoother and brighter. What makes the line […]

Wed 09.14

Dealing with a Beauty Product-Induced Rash

I know that I’m extremely fortune that trying out a variety of beauty products is part of my job description, but every so often even though I’m relatively discerning about the products I opt to try and the quantities of them I put on my face, I have a bad reaction to a product. The […]