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 […]

Mon 06.04

Dorissiderm Non-Scalpel Face Lift Firm & Lift Serum: No Nip/Tuck Necessary

I always scoffed at the prospect of facelifts and plastic surgery. Images of ladies strolling around Beverly Hills with faces pulled back to tightly always came to mind! But that’s not to say I’m going to take aging lying down. I am going to fight aging as best I can without going under the scalpel! […]

Tue 05.08

Hourglass No 28 Primer Serum

You might have heard me gush about Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15 at some point in these last few years because it’s hands down one of my favorite products. It goes on baby bum smooth and is the perfect under-layer for liquid foundation (it also doubles as an eye primer). I always thought that […]

Wed 04.04

YÜLI Skincare: Refreshingly Simple

I’m always a fan of trying something new, and skincare is something where I tend to stick to my favorites. A friend of mine recently introduced me to a new line called YÜLI and from that moment on I was floored. The appeal of the slick packaging and the clean and simple products is honestly […]

Tue 04.03

Glow by Dr. Brandt Ruby Laser Technology Kit

Dermatologist-developed products, for the most part, scare me. I want to maintain my healthy complexion and prevent possible future damage without resorting to anything overly potent that might leave me red in the face — or god knows what else. I have an aversion towards dermatologist that hawk their own product lines (I once went […]

Thu 03.01

DDF Skincare Analysis: Technology is Skin-Deep

I had an in-depth skin analysis from DDF (Doctor’s Dermatologic Formula) at Sephora during Fashion Week. Consultants from the skincare line were doing a free cross-country tour throughout February, and I’m so happy I made it in. I have to thank Roy, the lovely skincare expert who helped me discover I’ve been treating my skin […]