Serum
Thu 04.25

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Gel: Kiss from a Rose

Since I’ll be traveling a lot this summer, I’m already assembling a heatproof beauty plan. The balancing act between keeping your skin hydrated in the sun and preventing gross, sticky sweat is not an easy one. I’ll be on the East Coast (humid) and in Taiwan (even more humid), so the heavy creams are staying […]

Thu 04.11

Stemulation Serum and Creme Set: Hope Turns to Reality

There are a lot of products that are nice – it smells good, feels good and is full of hope that you take on faith. But very few have immediately noticeable effect. This line was recommended by name friend who owns Temptress Cosmetics in El Segundo. She said to use it for one month and […]

Fri 03.22

Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate: Donate to Educate

Philanthropic beauty brand Kiehl’s is donating $50,000 to science education through DonorsChoose.org, and until April 15th, is allowing its customers to choose which schools and organizations will receive the money (I sent $25 to Math Mania Manipulatives!). The funds are coming from the sales of Kiehl’s new limited edition Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, an antioxidant rich […]

Thu 03.21

By Terry Spring Launches

By Terry launched three key products for Spring (see their makeup looks here). I’m a nail polish freak so I was most interested in those. They’ve launched what they’re calling a base coat serum – By Terry Regenerating Nail Base – that’s designed to stimulate nail growth by replenishing oxygen to nail keratin, while also […]

Thu 03.14

Restorsea Night Cream and Renormalizing Serum: Salmon Says

I’ve gotten all of my friends hooked on the miracle that is Restorsea. Since September, the beauty brand’s day cream and eye cream have been my go-tos, and I can honestly say they’re part of one of the most advanced skincare systems out there. So I was excited to try the new night cream ($175) […]

Mon 01.28

DeVita Natural Skin Care: Lipstick Without the Ick

I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. I figure if you want to do something…don’t wait…change it now! That said I couldn’t help but make a few. In 2013 I want to start running outdoors, I want to make it to a 9pm Barry’s Bootcamp class (I’m just curious to see the kind of crowd […]

Tue 01.22

Sisley-Paris Perfect Pore Minimizer: Rewind and Refine

As my age increases, so do the size of my pores. Why?! Blame pesky hormones, I guess. I’m spending more money than ever on preventive products because I know that enlarged pores invite dirt and inevitably, adult cyst acne! This prospect is terrifying, so I try to keep my pores pristine. No matter how tired […]

Wed 12.26

Natura Bisse: Shine Bright like a Diamond

Santa didn’t bring you everything your heart desired? Why not treat yourself! I prefer diamonds but if that’s not in the budget, you can get diamonds of another kind– from Natura Bisse. I’ve been using Natura Bisse since college, and from the very first Diamond Cream, I was hooked. I spent more time in the […]

Thu 12.20

Shu Uemera Youthful Radiance Generator: Turn Back the Clock

I’m a sucker for anything called “youth serum,” and when it comes from my trusted brand She Uemura, I of course have to try it. The essence is made with enju flower (which means longevity in Japanese), a plant known for its persistent life force, and cell-renewing rhamnose. It smells pleasant, albeit a bit old […]