Wed 05.11

Bath Bars from Whole Truth Solutions

With all the stories that have come out recently about fragrances that smell like blood and semen, have urine in them, are made with human poo, or ones that smell like nothing at all, I wouldn’t have been surprised if Whole Truth Solutions’ Cigarettes & Coffee was a stinky mess! But thankfully, far from it. […]

Fri 04.15

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Body Bar Soap: So Fresh and So Clean

I bought Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Body Bar for my husband and promptly used it myself. I’m usually a shower gel kind of girl, but after my workout, the crisp scent enticed me. Well, I loved it! The tee tree oil tingled and invigorated my exhausted body, and the little exfoliating bits removed all that […]

Tue 02.01

Frugal Snob: New Crabtree & Evelyn Citron

The fact that I drink copious amounts of tea every day and squeeze half a lemon in each cup is a testament to us all being able to change our taste buds. I used to HATE lemons, it was right up there with mint and peanut butter&jelly (seriously, who thought of that combo?), when it […]

Wed 12.29

Frugal Snob: Dr. Hauschka Daily Body Care Kit

I planned my trip to India to attend one of my friend’s wedding, but I’ve wanted to go for years. Not only is much of the jewelry that comes from here gorgeous, but I’m very into holistic body care and alternative medicine. I’m so excited to go to Kerala, which is the last stop on […]

Thu 12.09

New Caldrea Balsam Figleaf Collection

For holiday Caldrea has come-out with two new scents Balsam Figleaf and Peppermint Amaryllis. I haven’t sampled the Peppermint (not a fan of minty anything, in fact my aversion runs so deep that until a few weeks ago I was still using bubble gum Barbie toothpaste!), but I was sent a sample of their hand […]

Fri 12.03

Frugal Snob: Kiss My Face Charity Holiday Collection

Anything that gets the seal of approval of my local Health Nut store, Fairway’s organic/health section, and Whole Foods usually gets my vote – and Kiss My Face is prominently displayed at all three (note that if you’re in NYC some items from the line are currently on sale at Fairway:-)). A favorite of those […]

Wed 11.24

Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Soap Sets

A few weeks ago I was a little early for a lunch date at Bouchon Bakery in the Time Warner Center, so I wandered over to Crabtree & Evelyn to stock-up on soaps. Crabtree is one of the few places I can still get non-liquid hand soap – even L’Occitane has been cutting back on […]

Tue 06.22

Linden Leaves’ Gold Collection

Linden Leaves is a New Zealand-based company that manufactures some of the most beautiful products I have ever seen. If you’re looking for a housewarming gift for a beauty-loving friend, I can’t think of a better line to pick from. Their Gold collection (formulated with 23K gold mined in Australia), is particularly great for summer, […]

Tue 04.27

Thymes Ambersweet Orange Summer 2010 Collection

Thymes has just introduces their latest collection, the Ambersweet Orange Collection. As always the line has a clean, refreshing, not-too-strong, but just-strong-enough to sooth, smell. There are 14 items in the collection ranging from hand lotions to fragrance mists all of which are formulated with orange blossom, tonka bean, vanilla, nutmeg, sandalwood, and cardamom. Don’t let […]