Revisited Classics: 9 Original Gifts for Men

‘Tis the time of the season to begin scratching your head to find the perfect gift for that gentleman in your life. Here, at New York For Beginners, we support the idea that classics never die. That is why…

Multimasking with The Body Shop Expert Facial Masks

As multimasking is making big waves in the beauty world, it’s no wonder why The Body Shop has decided to launch a complete collection of facial masks to cater to literally every single skin concern. Made with 100% vegetarian…

Review: Simone France Skincare and The Sandwich

Ever since I started writing about beauty a whooping decade ago fresh off journalism school, I became a dignified guinea pig. I test on average a gazillion products a month, but for some brands I actually take a good…

7 Lifestyle Gifts for Mom under $100

Although mothers deserve to receive our love and affection each and every one of the days in our lives, it’s always nice to remind them how grateful we are with a small token of appreciation. To celebrate the upcoming…

Natural and organic skincare

This past Earth Day has been an eye-opening experience for me. I have interviewed green make-up maven Paige Padgett and I have even started my own green beauty regime—thanks to her advice, I have identified which synthetic components might…

Earth Day: Green Chic Lifestyle!

Happy Earth Day 2016! To celebrate such an important occasion, I have curated a special selection of mouth-watering items that will make your life easier and more environmentally-conscious. Who said that green couldn’t be chic? (Psst… Follow the pretty…

My Favorite Beauty Products of 2015 (Part II)

Before the Superbowl game begins, I wanted to take the time to share with you the second part of my favorite beauty products of 2015.  However, you should note that these products were not necessarily released last year; while…

My Favorite Beauty Products of 2015 (part I)

With 2015 (and Snowzilla!) gone, it is the perfect time for unveiling which were my absolute favorite beauty products in 2015. Mind you, though most of them were released during the past year, 2015 was also a year of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Review: Rituals Urban Samurai For Men

As a guy usually proud of his own manliness, I have always been suspicious of having (let alone using!) skin and body care products. Creams, lotions…heck! Even the after shave seemed a bit “girlie” to me!  However, sometimes, only…

Burt’s Bees #28DayFaceChallenge starts today!

I love natural cosmetics. Because I have extremely dry, and too-often-itchy skin, I have tested every single thing on the market to alleviate my symptoms. In my personal experience, by keeping my beauty care simple and using high-quality products,…