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…

Are Sheet Masks Safe?

Scroll through Instagram long enough and you’re bound to see a posted selfie of someone wearing a sheet mask. According to a report by a new report by Transparency Market Research, the sheet mask market is expected to be worth $336.7 million by the end of 2024. But, as many flock to this latest k-beauty…

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…

Could Your Phone Be Damaging Your Skin?

When I was a beauty intern, my supervisor told me that it’s important to wear SPF indoors, because your skin is still the victim of harmful UV rays emitted by fluorescent bulbs as well as the sunshine that pierces through the window, leading to potential skin damage and pre-mature aging. So, every day I religiously…

Beauty Products Boosted By Superfoods

As people are looking to live healthier lifestyles, more and more beauty products are offering topical versions of foods that are known to be good-for-you internally. From spinach to acai berries, these foods are leaving the grocery aisle and entering skin care, even though studies are still being conducted to prove that adding superfood-boosted products…

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…

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…