Face
Fri 01.31
Avene Thermal Spring Water

Avene Thermal Spring Water: Into the Mist

I have lots of hydrating atomizers and have used them forever, thinking they’re pretty much all the same. Until I started using Avene’s Thermal Spring Water, that is. This isn’t like the Evian that’s just water in a special dispenser that atomizes. To begin with, Avene’s particular dispenser is a little more complex.

Thu 01.30
Renee Rouleau Bio Brasion

Renee Rouleau Bio Brasion: Turning Back the Clock

In the first few weeks of 2014, I have already racked up over 25K frequent flier miles, traveling throughout two continents and six cities. As fun as it’s been, my skin quickly began to feel like dry, crackling paper, sending me running straight to my longtime esthetician, Renee Rouleau.

Fri 01.17
SPE-11201-1

Coconut Oil: It’s Not Just For The Kitchen

Despite the rise in popularity of coconut water people often have bad associations with coconuts because they think they’re high cholesterol. It’s actually one of the healthiest oils to cook with because it’s high in immunity-boosting lauric acid and it can help with nutrient absorption, digestion, and more.

Wed 01.15
Yes to Carrots Fragrance Free Line

Frugal Snob: Yes to Carrots Fragrance Free Line

The number one reason people have bad reactions to skincare and makeup is fragrance. There’s an Armani mascara I love, but it’s scented and my eyes would without fail start to tear within seconds of putting it on – too bad really because I loved the idea of telling people that my eyelashes were scented…

Tue 01.14
Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection: Bright Ideas

Bobbi has a way of knowing what we need, when we need it. These frigid temperatures are giving us seriously rosy cheeks, and not in the cute, flushed way – in the patchy, blotchy mess kind of way that even the best skincare routine has trouble fighting off.

Mon 01.13
Chantecaille Nano Gold Energizing Face Cream

Chantecaille Nano Gold Energizing Face Cream: Worth Its Weight in Gold

Forget liquid gold – in this weather you need gold cream. Chantecaille is the only thing that kept my skin from cracking during our week in Beaver, Colorado and a recent trip to NYC. I use it every night, but up in the mountains, 2–3 times a day. Next to SPF, it’s the most vital beauty product in dry, chilly temperatures.

Mon 01.06
Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Body Milk Lotion

Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Body Milk Lotion: WARNING – Do Not Eat

Packaging isn’t everything in the beauty world, but when a sumptuous product finds its way into equally delectable packaging, the must-have effect goes through the roof. That’s how I feel about everything from Texas-based Farmhouse Fresh beauty, especially their Sweet Cream body milk lotion.

Tue 12.31
Best Beauty Products of 2013

Best Beauty Products of 2013: Top of the Line

I have an elaborate 13-step beauty routine, and while I consider all 13 of those products as personal essentials, a few stuck out from the pack as the top five of the year. So without further ado, here are the best beauty products of 2013 – the ones that I just couldn’t live without. What were yours?

Wed 12.18
Sneak Preview

Sneak Preview: La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Line

La Prairie held a splashy event to launch two new products that are the result of major innovation. They’re coming out early next year, but I had the chance to check them both out now: the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream and the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil, which can work separately or together.