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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 […]

Wed 04.07

Crabtree & Evelyn’s New Heritage Soap Collection

Crabtree & Evelyn’s new Heritage Soap collection has just launched and is comprised of three triple milled and three glycerine soaps. The soaps were inspired by a browse though Crabtree & Evelyn’s vast archives and each come beautifully packaged with illustrative designs. At just $7/158g each (plus complementary gift box that house three), a trio […]

Mon 01.25

Anjolie NYC

Anjolie NYC is a recently launched soap brand that manufactures all of their products following Ayurvedic traditions — Ayurveda is the oldest continuously practiced medical science in the world dating back over 5,000 years. The soaps in the line are handmade in India where the natural oils and glycerine are maintained (one of the founders […]

Mon 12.14

There Could Be a Rainforst In Your Shower

Can’t make it to the Amazon Rainforest?  Why not create one in your own shower?  Wembé, the first line of organic soaps from Paraguay has just launched their new line of eco-lux brand of soaps made with natural exotic ingredients from the Amazon rainforest.  All soaps are 100% naturally organic, paraben-free, handmade without artificial coloring […]

Fri 10.30

L’Occitane Moments of Africa Soap Set

I did a double-take when I was at L’Occitane’s holiday preview a few months ago — a set of three soaps for $8? From L’Occitane? Whaaaat!? Moments of Africa Soap Set is indeed only $8, comes in a ready-to-gift box, and 100% of the proceeds go to charities fighting blindness. The soaps in the set […]

Fri 06.26

COR Silver Soap Update: 30 day review and COR Silver Eye Cream

After reading my review last month, the nice folks at COR sent me 4 mini sample size soaps that would last a few months.  I diligently used it nightly (no matter how late hubby and I got home from date nights) and have determined the following: 1. This is the best cleansing soap in the […]