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 […]

Thu 12.06

FIX Malibu Immaculate Complexion Antioxidant Serum: Supremely Smooth

Sometimes good things can come out of bad situations. On a recent weekend trip, I was annoyed to find that I had forgotten my moisturizer. After rummaging furiously through my cosmetic pouch, I found a sample of this serum. The little jar just said Immaculate Complexion Serum on it, so I wasn’t really sure what […]

Fri 10.12

Tatcha: Memoirs of a Geisha

No culture is more obsessed with skincare than the Japanese (not even the French). Japanese women are famed for flawless silken skin. You weren’t born with it? Neither were they, but they know which products work. Tatcha will help you obtain perfect skin with the secrets of the geisha. I am now addicted to Tatcha […]

Wed 10.10

Arcona Magic Pink Ice and Estée Lauder Perfectionist Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum: Face the Fight

This week, one of my best friends was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. I was with her a couple of days ago, and she told me feel the lump, so I would know what to look for when I do my monthly self-exams. She is a beautiful woman with two kids and a devoted […]

Fri 10.05

Chanel Spring/Summer 2013 Show: From Lagerfeld’s Floor to the Grand Palais

When offering up inspiration to Peter Philips, the Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, for the Spring/Summer 2013 Ready-To-Wear Show, Karl Lagerfeld said only one word: shine. With that, Philips created a fresh-faced look for his models, whose eyes and lips were boldly brought out with shimmering color and texture. “The inspiration was actually the floor […]

Mon 09.17

La Prairie Cellular Power Serum: More Power to You

I love the idea of serum that energizes your skin, fights against every sign of aging, and reverses damage (because sometimes it’s already done). And I love a serum that actually does it even more! La Prairie’s Cellular Power Serum, out of their potent Power Collection, is one of those magic potions that feels amazing […]

Fri 08.03

Elizabeth Arden Launches Visible Difference

Elizabeth Arden just launched Visible Difference – a skincare line that’s divided up by skin type (oil-free regimen, skin balancing regimen, and gentle hydrating regimen), and within each regimen they offer products in four categories (cleanse, tone, treat, and moisturize). I was sent the gently hydrating regimen (for dry skin), a few months ago and […]

Wed 08.01

NARSskin Leads Us Into the Light:

Who knew François Nars thinks skincare is likely more important than makeup? (It’s the truth.) “Light plays a huge role in how healthy skin can look,” he told WWD. “Skin should reflect the light and makeup should catch it.” Agreed! I attended the opening of the largest Miu Miu boutique in Asia last night, and […]

Mon 07.30

Rodial’s Dragon Blood

Obviously as a lover of gimmicky things I was initially attracted to Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Moisturiser ($60) because of the name and bright red hue. I’m a major Rodial fanatic (Tummy Tuck and Boob Job are go-to products for temporary firm ups), because they fuse cute product names with great packaging and formulations with […]