Me Time with LATHER’s Lavender Retreat

Thank Goodness winter is indeed coming. New York was spitting fire on Fashion Week, and my very dry skin didn’t quite like it that much. Not that it likes extreme cold either! However, Autumn is my favorite season of…

Michael Todd SonicBLEND Makeup Brush Review

Great minds think alike, and it looks like the guys at Michael Todd decided to read my mind and create the perfect makeup brush, aka SonicBLEND. This beauty is the world’s first antimicrobial sonic makeup brush that applies foundation…

How-To: Makeup Masterclass with Rae Morris

After nearly a decade working in the beauty industry, I’ve interviewed countless makeup artists and creators from all over the world. The one thing in common they all have is a simple piece of advice: If you want to…

Review: Touch in Sol, a must-have K-Beauty brand for New Yorkers

Living in a city like New York with extreme temperatures can render useless the time you invested applying make-up by just waiting for the Q line. Finding light yet durable formulas is one of my personal quests. And I…

The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty

I have to confess I’m into DIY big time. Although I don’t have much free time to photograph and share all my projects, I love painting furniture, mixed-media art, making jewelry and doing my own cosmetic concoctions. Although I…

#MPWR : Green skincare for teenagers

Last week I attended IBE (or Indie Beauty Expo), where I discovered many buzz-worthy brands that I’ll unveil during the rest of the week. I also was able to meet and greet the masterminds behind #MPWR, an organic and…

Portable aromatherapy sticks by Badger

Finding good-quality, aromatherapeutic-grade products in the US can be quite challenging. The current regulation, by which brands can label a product as natural even if its formulation includes synthetic ingredients, makes the task even more difficult. Aromatherapy is pretty…

100% Pure Pretty Naked II Palette Review and Swatches

Are you an Urban Decay junkie but want to swatch to more natural cosmetics? Are you in a toxin-free quest to replace your old makeup, but still want to look gorgeous? Look no more! Meet 100% Pure Pretty Naked…

Summer essentials: beauty hacks to pack light

August is here and there’s still a lot of summer to go! If you’re packing your beauty buddies to enjoy a well-deserved vacation (or a glam staycation), don’t forget to check out these smart summer essentials that will save…

Artisanal and toxin-free soaps handmade in USA

If you’ve landed in this post, chances are you’re looking for alternatives to traditional soaps or bath gels that are simply too harsh on your skin, or you’re looking to start adding natural products to your beauty routine. Whatever…

5 natural and toxin-free sunscreens

As Martha and the Vandellas announce every year, summer is here and the time is right for dancing in the street! However, doing anything out in the open air implies we need to be extra careful with how we…

Issey Miyake launches L’ Eau d’ Issey Pure

Issey Miyake launched in 1992 the first perfume that captured the smell of water. His creative quest has taken him places ever since, and his latest adventure embodies the spirit of nature maintaining his signature simplicity. A small work…

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Prime for thinning hair

If you have arrived at this post it means you lose hair. Well, I have some good news for you: I do too, as well as many ladies who are affected by genetic factors, hormone fluctuations, medications, or pure…

Five sulfate-free shampoos

Hello beauties! Because beautiful weather is on the way and the levels of humidity are spiking in da city, my curls tend to go out of control. However, I have found out that a good shampoo + conditioner regime…