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 […]

Tue 11.15

Arcona Tea Tree Mask: My Kind of Tea Party

It’s time to get holiday-ready. Southern California-brand Arcona’s products are petrochemical-free and packed with enzymatic-based ingredients and antioxidants so you can put your best face forward. I am devastated that they discontinued their Kiwi Clarifying Peel, a mask I relied on several times a week to thoroughly renew my skin. But the Tea Tree mask […]

Mon 10.24

Bel Mondo Anti-Aging Bio Cellulose Mask: Beautiful World, Beautiful Face

I’m always wary of brands I’ve never heard of (especially when my face is involved!), but this anti-aging mask is a MUST-TRY! If you want a spa experience-level, deeply hydrating facial, this at-home treatment is as close as you can get to booking a session. For my first try, I carefully read the ingredients, tested […]

Tue 09.20

SK-II Signs Eye Mask: Signs of Life

Packing for New York Fashion Week, I made sure I had my entire box of SK-II face masks in my arsenal, but I didn’t have what I really needed: their Signs eye mask (when you work 15 hours a day and sleep five, the eyes give it all away!). Luckily, not only is SK-II in […]

Fri 08.26

Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask: Kiss From a Rose

Sisley Paris was one of the brands I started using in college (thanks to my Beauty Snob aunts!) and one that I go back to regularly (especially if I’m having sensitive skin issues). The latest from the botanical based line is the Black Rose Cream Mask – a new plumping mask that gives your skin […]

Thu 08.11

Top 5 Beauty Masks!

How do I survive between facials with all my traveling? I depend on a few masks (five, to be exact!) that I use religiously 1-2 times a week (more if I’m flying a lot).  The best compliment is when I arrive at a destination after 12 hours on a plane only to have my friends […]

Thu 07.21

Shiseido x HSN: Shiseido’s Unexpected Homecoming

Breaking News! Shiseido, the venerable cosmetics line, is partnering with HSN, the Home Shopping Network! This is major for Beauty Snobsof all walks. Many of Shiseido’s most innovative products will be featured in this launch (including their Bioperformance Corrective Serum, the Benefiance Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream and the White Lucent Spot Target Serum). This is an […]

Wed 06.29

SJAL Pearl Enzyme Exfoliating Mask: For Seriously Rich Skin

Who doesn’t love pearls? Especially when they can exfoliate and polish your skin ever so gently. I have been using SJAL’s Pearl Enzyme Exfoliating Mask consistently during my time here in Taipei. I’m impressed with SJAL’s entire line, but my favorite is the exfoliating mask. How could I not love a mask that has real […]

Tue 06.28

SK-II Cellumination Mask-In Lotion: The Masked Crusader

I am all about masking. No matter how many facials or treatments you get, it’s the at-home maintenance that means the most to your face. Proper skin care is truly a 24/7 job. And here’s SK-II to help with this challenge. Their new Cellumination Mask-In Lotion is a great new tool in our arsenal of […]