Natural Beauty Brand Product Review: Stewart & Claire

I love to discover new brands, especially those that are natural and have an amazing brand story. About a year ago, I attended a beauty tradeshow where I received a ton of products and forgot about them all. I recently found the bag of products while cleaning, and Stewart & Claire lip balms were the first products I tried. The brand’s co-founder Kristin Donnelly, developed … Continue reading Natural Beauty Brand Product Review: Stewart & Claire

Natural Beauty Brand Product Review: EOS Crystal Lip Balm

At a press event, I received what I think is one of the most innovative natural beauty products launches of the year – the EOS crystal by Evolution Of Smooth. The super cute, pyramid-shaped, see-through lip balm is said to be the world’s first wax-free lip balm. It also contains a blend of natural oils and butter including, avocado, aloe, coconut oil, castor oil, sunflower … Continue reading Natural Beauty Brand Product Review: EOS Crystal Lip Balm

NYC: Visit the St. Ives Mixing Bar

Last week, I went apricot picking. OK, the apricots weren’t real, and I didn’t actually get to pick the apricots off, but it was still a lot of fun. I had this experience within the mirrored infinity room full of small and life-sized apricots in the St. Ives Mixing Bar, a temporary store in SoHo neighborhood Manhattan. The store opened up on June 16th and … Continue reading NYC: Visit the St. Ives Mixing Bar

Sephora’s New Item Affirms Water is the Best Beauty Product

Sephora is known for having the best of the best when it comes to everything beauty related. From cosmetics to skincare to the latest beauty tools, Sephora has it all. The retailer already sells beauty supplements meant to make skin healthy from the inside out, such as HUM Nutrition and The Beauty Chef, but now they are letting consumers know that the best beauty product … Continue reading Sephora’s New Item Affirms Water is the Best Beauty Product

How Watching Youtube Videos Can Ruin Your Face

Youtube is home to a variety of DIY beauty hacks that people trust because influencers (people just like them) film tutorials advocating for a whole host of self-treatments for everything from acne to developing homemade potions to mimic the effects of their favorite drugstore brands. Here, we’ve pulled together some videos on Youtube that show that sometimes, DIY can lead to scary results, which in … Continue reading How Watching Youtube Videos Can Ruin Your Face

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 and body, too. Key ingredients are tea tree, clary sage, … Continue reading Natural Beauty Brand to Know: FUR

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 Brooklyn, New York, and offers face, body, fragrance and wellness … Continue reading SW Basics Makes Beauty Products Using Only 5 Ingredients

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 biome which gets disrupted when we use harsh soaps and … Continue reading Product Review: Mother Dirt Face & Body Cleanser

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” that enhances the skin’s ability to fight the signs of … Continue reading Product Review: Dr. Brandt Skincare’s Magnetight

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 Le Parker Meridien Hotel, the lounge is a beauty lover’s … Continue reading A visit to Blushington & The Peel Bar by BeautyRx