Paris:  Shopping Trip to City Pharma

Paris: Shopping Trip to City Pharma

Today I found myself just near City Pharma at 26 Rue Four, 75006, Paris. Beauty lovers may recall that this is the destination recommended by the lovely Lisa Eldridge in her video describing her favorite French skincare. The last time that I ventured near City Pharma,...
Paris: A Trip to Buly 1803

Paris: A Trip to Buly 1803

After reading this recent review of Buly 1803 in The New York Times, I decided to stop by their shop at 6 rue Bonaparte, Paris, on my way to the Musee D’Orsay. It’s very easy to find, the tiny shop is just around the corner from Dries Von Noten’s...
My Thoughts: MAC Lightful C 2-in-1 Serum and Tint

My Thoughts: MAC Lightful C 2-in-1 Serum and Tint

Are we all ready to learn new things about base products? Between some of the water-based BB’s, serums, and other new formulations, MAC has introduced its MAC Lightful C 2-in-1 Serum and Tint ($60). This is a niche-product that is targeted to help with radiance...
Drunk In Love with Drunk Elephant

Drunk In Love with Drunk Elephant

Drunk Elephant is an emerging skin care line started by Tiffany Masterson, who worked in the beauty industry but found few products that both worked well and minimized the amount of toxins, fragrances, and harmful ingredients. “One of my motivations in developing...
My Experience with Online Dermatology:  Pocket Derm

My Experience with Online Dermatology: Pocket Derm

The shift from in-store retail to online allows companies to specialize in ways that I’ve never thought possible. Recently, I successfully obtained prescription glasses online from Warby Parker (yes, they offer standard, true progressive, and prescription...
Quick Review: MAC Prep + Prime Blemish Control Gel

Quick Review: MAC Prep + Prime Blemish Control Gel

Most salicylic acid products are on the drug store shelves, and are fairly inexpensive, harsh, and can sometimes ball up or move in strange ways when worn under makeup.  With MAC Prep + Prime Blemish Control Gel ($22/ 0.5 oz), MAC tries to elevate this humble (but...