Last-minute gifts for the Beauty Addict

Are you still searching the perfect gift for the beauty addict in your life? Look no more! I’ve compiled a selection of what I consider to be la creme de la creme (aka the very best) gift sets available…

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

‘Tis the time of the year to start making a list full of wishes (especially if you’ve been nice!) For those of you who love to find a Christmas stocking filled to the brim, I have created a specially…

Holiday Gift Guide: Organic Products

I am so glad to see that you’re reading New York For Beginners today, because I’m starting a 12-day special with my specially curated Holiday Gift Guides. In them you’ll find all sorts of gifting ideas from companies that…

Black Friday 2015: The Body Shop Tote is here

Via The Body Shop  With Thanksgiving approaching, this week is seeing the unveiling of many awesome deals (such as the ones I featured here for organic cosmetics.) Today I’m bringing you my personal favorite: The Body Shop’s 2015 Black…

Review: Natural and Effective Deodorants

There is a lot being currently said about the cumulative effect of chemicals in our bodies. That is the reason why I’m starting a series of articles about green alternatives for those who would like to reduce the amount…

Black Friday Deals: Organic cosmetics

‘Tis the time of the year… for great shopping! Thanksgiving is next week, which means Black Friday and Cyber Monday are also a few days away. Today I’m bringing you a few green beauty deals from Hollybeth Organics, Cecilia…

Review: ProfilePRO custom hair care

Good morning fellow Gothamists! The weather has been crazy this past week. Which means that my hair has decided to live a life of its own once again, gifting me with a million flyaways due to the extraordinary humidity…

Beauty Hacks to Erase Halloween from your Face

I don’t know about you, but this Halloween has been legen (wait for it!) dary for me. I was able to finally participate in the Village Halloween Parade, which meant I had to look for a great costume. And…

Easy Halloween Skull Make-Up Tutorial

I love this time of the year! Halloween is a big festivity in New York City that brings out the most creative ideas from gothamists and visitors. Jack O’ Lanterns, Ghost Tours, Haunted Houses, and terrific parades are just…

From Japan with love: New DHC beauty products

A few years ago, I stumbled upon my first Japanese beauty product in a trip to Paris. In one of my many excursions roaming freely around the city (mind you, with no map and no smartphone), I stumbled upon…

Carol’s Daughter Monoi Flexible Hold Hairspray

I have to confess I have a penchant for niche, small brands modeled after the vision of entrepreneurs motivated to ‘make something better.’ Along these lines, I have recently discovered Carol’s Daughter, a natural Brooklyn-based beauty brand that has…

Why I got hooked up on fake press-on nails by Kiss

Let me start this post with a confession: I love crafting. I love painting. But when it comes to doing my nails, my right hand ends up looking like a clown: colorful in all the (normally) wrong places. I…

Trend Alert: OPI Coca Cola Collection

As an OPI fan, I’m super excited to share with you what the new summer collection will look like. This year, OPI and Coca Cola celebrate the centennial of the iconic contoured glass bottle by launching a limited-edition, summer-feisty…

Sunscreen 101 by Dr. Julia Tzu

Source: Pinterest National Sunscreen Day should be a reminder on how to protect our body’s largest organ: The skin. However, many people still hold a few misconceptions about how and when to use sunscreen. Dr. Julia Tzu, a double…