Your Lips Need Sunscreen, Too!

Antioxidants, Lip Balm, Lip Treatments, Makeup Reviews, Skin Care Advice, Skin Care Product Reviews, Vitamin C
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

One of my most vivid memories of summer vacation as a kid is of putting on Pre-Sun brand sunscreen at the beach. Granted, it was probably like SPF 4, since this would’ve been in the late 1970s, but at least my mom was trying. I remember the smell as well as the taste, which was, in Read more »

My Favorite Eyeliner (Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eyeliner)… Now in Our Shop!

Beauty, Eyeliner, Makeup Advice
Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eyeliner Black

If you haven’t tried tightlining your eyes before, give it a shot– it totally changed my approach to eye makeup. Done correctly, it looks like you have thick eyelashes and defined eyes, without an extremely obvious line. There’s a great tutorial here. My favorite product for this is Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eyeliner, which we Read more »

The #1 Must-Have Beauty Product for Frequent Fliers

Expert Advice, Fragrance
Tokyo Milk Satsuma Petite Parfum Solide

If you fly enough, one day you will be seated next to someone who reeks. I’m not talking about a wee bit of body odor. I’m talking “I’ve spent the last four months backpacking through Europe and I haven’t washed my clothes once or worn shoes other than these moldy Birkenstocks” odor. As someone who Read more »

Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel Review

Dry Skin, Masks, Product Reviews, Sensitive Skin, Skin Care Product Reviews
Elemis Enzyme Papaya Peel

People with sensitive skin (like me) often have trouble with exfoliating products. Scrubs can be too harsh; acids can sting and burn. I’ve had good luck, however, with enzymatic peels, like Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel ($43). It’s so gentle, I’ve used it right before an evening out. In about 10 minutes, it delivers smooth, glowing Read more »

Review of StriVectin Clinical Corrector Anti-Aging Lip Tint in Plum

Aging, Expert Advice, Lip Balm, Lip Gloss, Makeup Advice, Makeup Reviews, Product Reviews
StriVectin Clinical Corrector Anti-Aging Lip Tint in Plum

StriVectin Clinical Corrector Anti-Aging Lip Tine comes in two colors, plum and rose. I tried plum, which is a deep purplish burgundy. It feels like your average thick lip gloss (so pull back that hair if it’s a windy day), and is decently pigmented for a gloss. The main anti-aging ingredient here is myristyl nicotinate. Read more »