Natural Beauty Brand to Know: FUR

So, I recently learned about FUR, which is brand that creates products that you can use “down there.” Yes, really. Their most popular item is FUR oil, an all-natural blend of lightweight oils meant to soften pubic hair and prevent ingrowns. It’s antiseptic, antimicrobial, and reduces inflammation. Oh, it can be used on the face…

SW Basics Makes Beauty Products Using Only 5 Ingredients

Months ago I attended a trade show and received products from SW Basics when I stopped by their booth to learn more. The products are certified organic, cruelty free and fair trade or sourced from family farms. They’re also only made with 5 ingredients or less. The all-natural, sustainable skin care line is based in…

Product Review: Mother Dirt Face & Body Cleanser

I’ve been intrigued with the concept behind Mother Dirt products so was excited when I got their face & body cleanser in a gift bag at a recent event. Just like our gut needs good bacteria to be healthy, our skin needs good bacteria to be healthy as well. This ecosystem is called the skin…

Product Review: Dr. Brandt Skincare’s Magnetight

I was excited when I received Dr. Brandt’s Magnetight Age-Defier Skin Recharging Magnetic Face Mask in a gift bag last month because of how cool the process looks. You apply the iron-infused mask to your face and then use a magnet to remove the product. The company says the electromagnetic interactions create a “force-field effect”…

A visit to Blushington & The Peel Bar by BeautyRx

A few months ago, I treated my sister to a chemical peel for her birthday. I wanted to take her a place where she could get it done quickly and inexpensively, but still feel pampered and girly. I discovered a little talked about gem in the city, Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge. Tucked inside the…

Product Review: ALLEGRESSE Illuminating Facial Peel

Nothing screams luxury more than gold (well, maybe diamonds which we all know is a girl’s best friend). In addition to wearing it as jewelry, gold can apparently be worn on your face. There are a number of products featuring gold, and while the jury is still out on gold’s true effectiveness on skincare, this…

Brands We Love: Indie Beauty Expo Top Picks

Many people are unaware of just how many amazing beauty brands are out there. But, there are a whole host of brands vying for your attention that haven’t made the big time. There brands are located outside of local drugstore chains or department stores and are forces to be reckoned with due to the newness…

Dove and Aeneas…..

If you do not understand the title, let me explain. The actual title should be “Dido and Aeneas,” which is an opera by Henry Purcell. This is a production that I recently performed in with the Brooklyn Music School. It is a story of two lovers, the Queen of Carthage Dido and her Trojan Prince…

Get Beautiful From the Inside Out

Beautiful skin starts from within, and if you are looking for a glowing complexion, then in addition to eating healthy fruits and veggies, check out Sakara Life. The an organic meal delivery service offers a few edible “beauty products” which aim to help your skin look its best. Below are just a few of their…

Essence’s December 2015 BeautyBox

At some point in time, even though I am surrounded with tons of free beauty loot, I became a beauty box junkie. From subscription boxes that host all-natural, organic products to boxes filled with “indies” aka the next big thing in beauty, I need them all. The box I am most excited about this month…

Steal Whitney Port’s Wedding Day Skin Secret

Whitney Port married Tim Rosenman over the weekend, and to prep for the big day she got her skin camera-ready with HydraFacial MD, a treatment that rejuvenates the skin in just 30 minutes. Forget harsh chemical peels, the secret of this facial is its vortex fusion technology, which acts as both a physical & chemical…

Fall Must Haves: Pumpkin Scented Beauty Products

Ever since I was a child, my favorite thing in the world to eat has always been pumpkin so I adore this time of year when you can find pumpkin flavored everything from coffee to pancakes. But, as a beauty enthusiast, more than food, I love pumpkin infused beauty products! Here are just a few…