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Wed 10.26

Yves Saint Laurent Le Smoking Manicure Couture Terriblement Noir: Slip Into Your Smoking Jacket

You’re still not likely to see me sporting plain old ebony on my fingertips, but if anyone has the magic touch to bring back the shade that was once goth, then trendy, and finally played out, it’s Yves Saint Laurent. They are testing their sense of suave this November with the release of a tuxedo-inspired […]

Tue 10.25

Votre Vu Bébé Duette Luxe Lips and Hand Crème: Living Hand to Mouth

In case you haven’t noticed, two-in-one products are all the rage right now. But are they really worth it? Are they that much easier and more convenient? And I can’t help but think, doesn’t the quality diminish when the emphasis is put on the concept over the actual product? In the case of Votre Vu‘s […]

Wed 10.19

Molton Brown Myrrh Muske & Cypress Fine Liquid Hand Wash and Medio Candela: What Makes a House a Home

Most might have Halloween on the mind, but I am already preparing for my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. It’s time to prep my house for a big group of guests – the more the better! I am having someone come and decorate (I can’t strike the right balance of festive but not cheesy, so I seek […]

Mon 09.19

CLEAN Anti-Bacterial Moisturizing Hand Cream: Two Birds With One Cream

Purell is so bad for you hands, it is pure alcohol and will dry out your skin. It’s so terrible I didn’t even use it when I had newborns, I just washed my hands a lot. I use a Jurlique moisturizing hand sanitizer but it just doesn’t dry out your hands, it doesn’t add moisture. […]

Tue 09.06

Malin + Goetz Rum and Lime Handwash Set

Aside from being a killer workout, one of the great things about going to Barry’s Bootcamp is that their locker rooms are loaded with products from Malin + Goetz. Aside from the brand’s Rum Tonic I haven’t tried anything from them, so when I went to Barry’s it was a great opportunity to familiarize myself […]

Wed 06.22

Diptyque Velvet Hand Lotion: Rule With a Velvet Glove

Now this is the kind if lotion you leave out for guests – it’s not showing off if you’re giving them something to indulge in! Diptyque‘s Velvet Hand Lotion is creamy, light as air yet rich as butter, and deeply penetrating and emulsive. What more could you ask of a lotion?! With organic floral water […]

Thu 06.16

Jurlique Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer: Soft and Strong

Don’t ever use Purell (well, unless it’s an emergency – like, God forbid, you need to use a Porta-Potty!). Purell is pure alcohol and will dry out your hands to a crisp. After prolonged use your hands will suffer irreparable damage. Instead, Jurlique Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer has a formulation that cleans and actually hydrates your […]

Mon 03.14

Vanicream Cleansing Bar

I love this cleansing bar, not for my face but my hands – for after make up application. Regular soap won’t cut it especially if you are using your hands to apply foundation, which you should because it’s the best way to achieve consistent coverage. I bet you have a hand towel that is stained […]

Mon 01.10

L’Occitane’s New Ultra Rich Face, Body, and Hand Scrubs

Sadly my India trip never happened and I ended up stuck here in the frigid NYC cold:( The plan was for my boyfriend to fly from Cali to NYC and then for us both to fly out to Mumbai. Unfortunately, the NYC blizzard caused him to get stuck in Cali for four days and our […]