Posts tagged "skincare"

Poll: Do You Use The Same Beauty Products As Your Mom?

I inherited a lot of things from my mother (for starters: high cheekbones, bullheadedness, a taste for afternoon naps and all things fermented grape), but my love of beauty products wasn’t one of them. It’s actually more likely that my propensity towards packed bathroom cabinets and overflowing shower ledges was directly derived from my father,…

By: Rachel Krause / March 12, 2013

This British Beauty Brand Is One To Watch

As The Frisky’s resident beauty hoarder, I try a lot of different skincare products. Not that I’m complaining (at all, whatsoever): skincare is kind of my thing, and I will put literally anything on my face — provided I’ve given the ingredients a once-over to make sure I approve, of course. Very rarely, however, doe…

By: Rachel Krause / March 4, 2013

Feel Like A Star On Oscar Night With These 9 Luxurious Treatments

I don’t care how cliche it is, I am a girl that loves a good awards show. The bigger the stars (and the more of them), the better. The Oscars have all of my favorite things in one place: glitzy dresses fresh off the runway? Check. Incredible hair and makeup? Check. Acceptance speeches that ru…

By: Rachel Krause / February 22, 2013

Of Course China Devised The Scariest Beauty Treatment Of All Time

Sometime around the beginning of everything ever, humanity started drafting its long-running list of dangerous, idiotic things done in the name of youth and beauty. In ancient Greece, where blond hair was valued above all, women lightened their tresses with arsenic … which later became a popular ingredient for face powder. Venetian cerise, a skin-whitening…

By: Rachel Krause / February 20, 2013

Winter Skin Care Tips: Stay Silky Smooth From Head To Toe

Chapped lips, peeling forehead, brittle hands, and ashy legs. Did I mention split ends? We’ve all been there before and now we’re back. As I dried off after my shower last night, I mulled over another failed attempt at maintaining that silky smooth summer skin I so desire to achieve year round. There I stood,…

By: A New Mode / February 16, 2013

Weekend Project: A Heavenly Coconut Lavender Body Scrub

Soothing lavender scent? Check. Moisturizing coconut oil? Check. Exfoliating sea salt? Check. Easiest DIY instructions ever? Check. Perfect way to pamper yourself this weekend? Check! [Deliciously Organized]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 2, 2013

5 Oils You Should Be Putting On Your Face Right Now

If you’ve never used an oil on your face, you’re missing out. Really. It sounds terrifying, especially for the oily-skinned, but newsflash: oily-skinned people benefit the most from the use of oil-based moisturizers and cleansers. I am telling you this based on personal experience. Every time I go to my dermatologist, a very intelligent, clinical…

By: Rachel Krause / January 30, 2013

Melvita Yellow Fruit Shower Scrub Makes Exfoliating Easy

I may tend to my face religiously, but I’m no saint: I commit a cardinal beauty sin every day by neglecting my skin from the neck down. I’ll cleanse, exfoliate, tone, and moisturize my mug until anyone in the vicinity is like, “Why is she still in the bathroom?,” but when it comes to the…

By: Rachel Krause / January 25, 2013

Skin Care That’s The Fountain Of Youth

As a beauty and style editor, I get to try lots and lots of skincare products. You should see my bathroom at home (actually, you shouldn’t see my bathroom at home, it’s a hoarder’s paradise). There’s a lot of good stuff out there, but rarely do I find a product that’s legitimately great. Fresh’s new…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 16, 2013

Makeup Bag: Rejuvenate Dry, Dull Winter Skin

Is it just us, or is January the most painfully slow month of the year? We’re feeling optimistic towards February, because after February comes March, and you know what March means — <i>spring</i>! But back to right here, right now; we’re trudging through the next couple of weeks, and we’re the first to admit that…

By: Rachel Krause / January 13, 2013

Makeup Bag: The Best Beauty Buys $25 And Under

I don’t know about you, but my New Year’s resolutions have a lot to do with being a little more frugal. It hurts to part with my crazy-high skincare and makeup budget (seriously, what’s wrong with me?), but this is something that must be done. Rather than go cold turkey on my favorite products (never

By: Rachel Krause / January 9, 2013

CC Cream Set To Replace BB Cream As The All-In-One Beauty Product Of Choice

The beauty industry is kind of like Apple insofar as just when you think you’ve got your hands on the latest and greatest product, there’s an even better one already on the horizon. (Which probably explains why I refuse to upgrade my iPhone or MacBook until that shit is busted. I just can’t keep up!)…

By: Rachel Krause / December 13, 2012

Celestial Moisturizer Will Put Your Skin On Cloud Nine

I am not what one would call a fickle person. For example, I’m loyal to the point of stupidity, and have been known to listen to the same song on repeat for months at a time without growing tired of it. My skin, on the other hand, could not be more capricious. One day I’m…

By: Rachel Krause / November 19, 2012

Makeup Bag: Beauty When The Lights Go Out

For much of the past week, it’s been tough to even think about beauty, let alone write about it. Hurricane Sandy left much of the tristate area, including my beloved New York City, in a state of disaster and disarray that claimed more lives and homes than I think any of us had pictured whe…

By: Rachel Krause / November 5, 2012

Win This! Sephora Collection Ultimate Moisture Gift Set ($44 Value)

We have to admit, we’re enjoying the cooler weather… but what we’re decidedly not cool with is the parched, peeling skin the dropping temperatures can cause. Enter the limited-edition Sephora Collection Ultimate Moisture Kit ― this moisturizing duo containing the Sephora Collection Ultimate Moisture Serum and Instant Moisturizer imparts luscious, intense hydration, and comes complete i…

By: Rachel Krause / November 2, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Dermalogica Skincare

I have experienced a few transformations in my life that have been so dramatic I wish I had taken before and after pictures. One of those times was when I went to Super Cuts for a trim and the stylist gave me a pixie cut with a rat tail. Another was when I bought my…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 2, 2012

Beauty PSA: Don’t Use Too Much Water On Your Skin!

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a seasonal event hosted by Melvita, one of my favorite natural beauty brands. They tend to fly under the radar on the US market as more of an indie brand, but they have a much larger presence in Europe, especially in France, where the company originated in 1983.

By: Rachel Krause / October 25, 2012

Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer

I’d had enough with drugstore moisturizers until I found the heavenly Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer. This little blessing in a bottle was just calling out to my acne-inflamed face. After using the moisturizer for the last four months, I have noticed how few breakouts I now have, how much the size of my inflammatio…

By: Daley Quinn / October 8, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

Not long ago, BB cream was the biggest buzz in beauty. But lately, it’s all but disappeared from the lips of magazine editors and bloggers. Brands that are just now getting on their BB game are, well, kind of late to the party. The Asian favorite formula ended up being a bit of a disappointment…

By: Rachel Krause / September 16, 2012

Benefit Wrote The Book On Flawless Complexions

What happens when you take  four best-selling skincare and makeup products and combine them in a kit that looks like a vintage hardbound book? I squeal with delight, that’s what happens, because Benefit’s new “How To Look The Best At Everything” flawless complexion kit is not only a great makeup combo, it’s adorable. For 30…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 10, 2012
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