Skin
Mon 08.04
ESPA

ESPA: The Great Escape

This may sound crazy, but in Asia, most women visit the spa daily. The amenities are so grand and luxurious! I’ve rarely found comparable services or facilities in the US, which makes the discovery of ESPA all the more thrilling. I visited ESPA at the Joule in Dallas, and with over 350 spas in 55 countries, there’s a good chance you can find one in your area too!

Wed 07.30
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Japanese Brand Yu-Be Comes to the U.S.

I learned a lot of things when, in the spring, I went to Japan for two weeks, like…the women have amazing skin and take their regimens very seriously and I’m not just talking about the geisha. Unfortunately even in the major department stores most people don’t speak a lick of English so discovering new products wasn’t as easy as I hoped.

Mon 07.28
Spray-On Moisturizer

Spray-On Moisturizer: Just a Spritz

If you’re a lazy Snob or busy Snob (or just a Beauty Snob in general), you’ll appreciate this roundup. Everyday feels like a race to the finish line for me, and to keep up, I often find myself prioritizing the care of my face over that my body. Since I’ve discovered spray-on moisturizer, though, I’ve realized that it doesn’t have to be one over the other.

Mon 07.28
Natura Bissé Oxygen Cream

Natura Bissé Oxygen Cream: The Perfect Summer Cocktail

As we all know, oxygen is vital to living, and not just so we can breathe – a depletion of it ages skin. I’ve had amazing oxygen facials, but just once a month? Is that all my skin gets? I want it daily, and my wish, it seems, is Natura Bissé’s command.

Mon 07.14
In Honor of Bastille Day, Do as the French Do

In Honor of Bastille Day, Do as the French Do

New York published an interesting blog post on the beauty habits of a French beauty editor. I was most struck by what she said about how women in France view food as it relates to skin…

Fri 07.11
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Avene High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50: Blend It Up

I love the Avene line more with each product I try. I was sent a variety of sunscreens for summer, and my favorite by far has been the High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50.

Thu 07.10
Widespread Ban on Plastic Microbeads in Scrubs Possibly on the Horizon

Widespread Ban on Plastic Microbeads in Scrubs Possibly on the Horizon

It’s no secret that big companies more often than not try to cut costs with no regard to the effects on the planet or even the consumer as long as it helps their bottom lines. That’s exactly why a few years ago a number of them started using plastic exfoliating beads in their facial and body scrubs – versus natural products like coffee grounds or nuts.

Wed 07.09
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Lierac Magnificence Eyes Precision Eye Care

Time and time again we’re told to treat the delicate skin around our eyes in a gentle manner. Unfortunately sometimes when you’re half asleep applying your eye cream at 6AM with no time to spare can be easier said than done, which is why I love eye products that don’t require actually touching your eye area.

Tue 07.08
Best Bronze Self-Tanning Spray & Luminate Illuminate Shimmer

Best Bronze Self-Tanning Spray & Luminate Illuminate Shimmer: Glow for It

I’ve spent my entire life chasing the perfect tan. Growing up in a typical Chinese household, I was told to never get dark. White skin is a sign of beauty…yada yada yada.