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Fri 04.22

Laneige BB Cushion: Hey, BB!

Frugal find of the month! This Korean drugstore BB cream will change your life. Never heard
of Laneige? Me neither, until recently. Amore Pacific, the largest cosmetics company in South Korea, created Laneige in 1994, and it’s become a fast favorite with girls in Asia. The story behind the brand centers around mineral water, which they like to label “Optimal Mineral Water,” harvested from the snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas. Allegedly, they spent 20 years perfecting its scientifically-engineered properties for skin and, according to Laneige, this “superior water” is the secret to hydrating, protecting, and revitalizing skin. A friend turned me on to the line when she used it to touch up her skin while sitting in my car after a Pure Barre class. She instantly looked dewy and fresh, while I remained a sweaty mess.

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Wed 02.03
How To Detox Your Skin

How To Detox Your Skin with Korean Beauty Products

Getting a late start to your New Year’s resolutions? “Detox” is the buzzword of the season as people revamp their workouts, diets, relationships, and even skin care routines. With that in mind, we asked Christine Chang and Sarah Lee from Glow Recipe, a curated destination for the latest natural Korean beauty products, to share with us three detox tips.

Wed 12.30
Quickie DIY Face Masks

Quickie DIY Face Masks

As someone who has very pale and sensitive skin, I would never go crazy with a DIY face mask. I stick with tried-and-true, natural ingredients like coconut oil (a great skin softener…side note: you can also use it to remove eye makeup!), egg (this helps fight sagging skin), honey (it has antibacterial properties, making it a good acne fighter), lemon juice (a natural astringent), and avocado (this boosts moisture). Come fall, pumpkin is also worth adding into the mix since it’s full of antioxidants and vitamins that help prevent wrinkles. Not only are these masks quick to whip up – and odds are they won’t even entail a trip to the supermarket – but they’re cheap and free of synthetic ingredients and chemicals. A simple face mask is likely to be less irritating than most commercial products. Here’s a look at some easy recipes to try now!

Tue 12.15
Hangover Cures

Hangover Cures: Instant Gratification Facial Treatments

It’s that time of year when our bodies are being pushed to the limit, both mentally and physically. We are all crazy-busy between shopping, cooking, decorating, and maybe traveling. Add the endless parties, nice wines, and late nights, and who takes the real beating? Your skin! Then you need to look good all over again the next day, so what do you do? Booking a facial would be ideal, but let’s be serious: Squeezing in an appointment like that just isn’t feasible. Santa is the only who’s able to stop time around here.

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Hangover Cures
Hangover Cures
Fri 12.04
The Luxury of Beauty

The Luxury of Beauty: All About Eve by Eve’s

As much as I love the big box Sephora or Nordstrom experience, there’s a lot to be said for a well-curated boutique where you know that every last item in the store is of the highest caliber. Such is the case with Eve by Eve’s, a gorgeous shop located in the heart of Beverly Hills.

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The Luxury of Beauty
The Luxury of Beauty
The Luxury of Beauty
The Luxury of Beauty
Tue 08.18

Top 7 Facial Scrubs: Glow Your Own Way

I know that everyone stops you short when you try to say that summer is ending, but sadly, it’s true. And with the conclusion of this beloved season, we also have to say goodbye to those days at the beach that leave you with perfect tans.

Fri 08.14
Charlotte Tilbury x Snob Essentials

Charlotte Tilbury x Snob Essentials: The Uptown Girl

Tina’s made no secret of loving all things Charlotte Tilbury, from the Magic Cream that started it all to the Goddess Skin clay mask; so when she was asked to participate in the beauty authority’s 10 Women Takeover blog series, I have to imagine there was no hesitation.

Mon 07.13
Frugal Snob

Frugal Snob: New Yes To Summer Launches

Yes To has just launched a bunch of new products as part of their Grapefruit, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Blueberries collections. Basically, no matter what your skin type is, the brand has at least one new product for it.

Mon 06.29
NET-A-PORTER Beauty Summer Kit

NET-A-PORTER Beauty Summer Kit: What’s Better than a Dozen Roses?

A dozen beauty products! If you love the beauty-in-a-box genius of brands like Glossy Box and Birchbox, then you’re going to love the luxe offerings of NET-A-PORTER Beauty’s Summer Kit, a collection of the retailer’s bestsellers. It’s perfect for those who can’t commit to full-size summer goodies…