Skin
Wed 04.23
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Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster

I’m one of those people who only gets “tanned” when she misses a patch of skin and accidentally gets burned first. While I love the sun I always shield myself from it to prevent both wrinkles and burns. I wish I could tan; maybe it’s because the grass is always greener on the other side, but tan people seem to have it so much easier than us pale girls!

Tue 04.22
Giorgio Armani Beauty CC Cream & Concealer

Giorgio Armani Beauty CC Cream & Concealer: Bye Bye, BB!

Move over BB! There’s a new cream in the beauty department – CC. It makes faking flawless skin easier than ever. No Photoshop or complexion perfecting apps required! In 25 years we’ll probably have ZZ, but for now this is getting the job done well.

Mon 04.21
From the Lab Transforming Hair Cleanser No. 724

From the Lab Transforming Hair Cleanser No. 724: One-Stop Shower

I have no fewer than ten products lining my tub right now. It’s gotten so bad that when my husband and son shower, they have no idea what to use. I’m always trying new shampoos, conditioners, masks, and oils, but I just discovered something that covers all the bases – Transforming Hair Cleanser No. 724.

Tue 04.15
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Valmont: Luxury Spa Beauty Products

Last year when I went to Thailand my friend Zoe (who works at the Plaza Athenee where there is a Valmont Spa), she could not stop talking my ear off about how great Valmont is. She said it would change my skin and that she swears by their facials (Plaza Athenee uses only Valmont products for their facials and I’m going to finally get one their next month!).

Mon 04.14
Paula's Choice Clear Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment

Paula’s Choice Clear Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment

Don’t get me wrong – sulfur and salicylic acid are miracle workers for treating acne, as is glycolic acid since exfoliating is key to preventing breakouts. But nothing has proven as effective as benzoyl peroxide when it comes to treating my own breakouts.

Tue 04.08
AERIN Beauty Rose Balm

AERIN Beauty Rose Balm

I’ve been traveling a ton lately – Puerto Rico, South Beach, London, Tokyo. It’s so important for me to have multi-duty products on hand (you think NYC TSA is annoying…they are nothing compared to some of the other ones!). It’s also not a secret that airplanes zap your skin’s moisture so having a product like AERIN Beauty Rose Balm ($58) is imperative.

Fri 04.04
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Can Bliss fatgirlslim armcandy Get You Skinny Arms?

Let’s get one thing out of the way…there is NO cream that is going to make your arms skinnier. Trust me, if there was such a magic potion it would be all over the news. That doesn’t mean it’s hopeless, however! In addition to diet and exercise, there are body products that can help enhance your physique like Bliss’ fatgirlslim armcandy (at Bliss for $38).

Thu 04.03
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Frugal Snob: Dove Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Body Wash

For anyone on a budget looking for beauty products to skimp on, the first thing to do is stop buying expensive body wash because drugstore ones are great. Hands down the best, in my opinion, has always been Dove. Their line of moisturizing washes don’t have a thick detergent-like lather, but rather a smooth and soft one and, just like its name indicates, the formulation is moisturizing.

Wed 04.02
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Moscow-Based Beauty Brand Rouge Bunny Rouge Comes Stateside

Anglo-Russian brand Rouge Bunny Rouge recently launched stateside, and I had the chance to play around with some of their products. Initially I was intrigued because it’s a Moscow-based brand, and well….I’ve never, that I’m aware of, come across a luxury makeup brand from there.