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 […]

Fri 06.15

Steal the Look: Stella McCartney Resort 2013 Runway

In fashion, the word “cool” is about as overused as a beloved Céline luggage tote. But, really, you just don’t get much cooler than a Stella girl. Case in point, the dewy, pretty-rebel faces of the ladies who just modeled McCartney’s Resort 2013 collection. Makeup artist Jeanine Lobell amped up the designer’s trademark fresh, undone […]

Tue 06.12

SK-II Cellumination Essence: You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman

New products from SK-II always excite me. It certainly doesn’t hurt that I once got the best compliment ever from my dear friend Bryan Boy. Arriving in Florence last January after a 12-hour flight, he burst into my hotel room without giving me a chance to primp up. At once, he exclaimed, “NO MAKE UP?! […]

Tue 06.05

Melvita’s New Nectar de Roses

I have to admit that while I consider it a bonus when a product is organic/made with mostly natural ingredients, it’s not something I actively seek out. I do however have great respect for brands, like Melvita, that were pioneers in going eco before it was the “cool” thing to do. Melvita, which is now […]