11 Fantastic Gifts For The Whole Family Under $100

‘Tis that time of the year to think long and hard about what you are going to ask Santa for your family. To help you decide, we have compiled a list of 11 fantastic gifts for the whole family…

Indie Beauty Expo Holiday Gift Guide

We have curated a special Indie Beauty Expo Holiday Gift Guide with 12 incredible gifting ideas for the beauty-obsessed. Featuring beautiful ideas from international indie brands, these finds support small businesses, are respectful with the environment, use organic ingredients,…

Perfect Holiday Gifts for a Beauty Queen

We all know a beauty queen who enjoys everything pertaining to the world of make up, skincare, and beauty gadgets. As finding the perfect gifts for a beauty queen can be daunting because she usually has like everything, we…

Thesis Beauty, Organic Cleansing Ritual for Dry Skin

Thesis Beauty is a lovely organic cosmetics brand that I discovered thanks to the Indie Beauty Expo in New York City. And boy, how lucky was that encounter! With the change in weather, my dry skin needs an urgent…

Glo Skin Beauty, a solution for every makeup and skincare woes

Glo Skin Beauty is a makeup and skincare brand dedicated to giving solutions to all the beauty woes under the sun. With an extensive line that can make your head spin, Glo Skin Beauty provides tailored solutions starting with…

Review: Natural Cleansing Balms by Neal’s Yard and 100% Pure

Cleansing balms are rich cleansers that literally dissolve any makeup and pollution traces while also protecting the skin’s moisture levels. Contrary to the myth, there is such a thing as a perfect cleansing balm for dry skin, oily skin,…

Robin McGraw Revelation Luxury Skincare Review

  Robin McGraw recently hit the news with the launch of her new luxury skincare line Revelation. The well-known TV personality, philanthropist, and two-times New York Times bestselling author recently partnered up with Dr. Jessica Wu to launch a…

Paula’s Choice Smoothing Primer and RESIST Omega + Complex

Paula’s Choice has just launched two new mind-blowing products: An anti-aging smoothing primer with SPF30 and a new serum based on superfoods, the RESIST Omega + Complex. I have to confess I was a newbie to everything Paula’s Choice…

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…