It was the shrimp. We were in Bangkok and in the executive lounge of an international 5-star hotel, enjoying a glass of wine and some small bites, including the offending shrimp crudité. Eight hours later, I was doubled over in the bathroom, popping the pre-prescribed antibiotic I had gotten from my doctor back home … Continue reading Inner Beauty: Do Beauty Ingestibles & Supplements Work?
Snow. Sleet. Frigid temps. Searing heat. These are some of the extreme climates from around the globe. And while an August in Seoul can sometimes feel like it pushes the limits of human tolerance (seriously, try walking to the subway in heels and office wear in sheets of rain and 100% humidity and 90+ … Continue reading Ingredient Spotlight: Sahara Prickly Pear Cactus and Other Survival Botanicals
What does your vanity say about you? Are you a glamour girl, a cerebral minimalist, or a bit of a rocker? Do you love faceted bottles and anything gilded? Or is your weakness florals and botanicals, like a garden of beauty? If my vanity says anything about me (other than the fact that I've … Continue reading Vanity Porn: Beautiful Skin Care, Inside and Out
When a skin care brand’s name translates into “Glass Skin,” you’re setting the bar pretty high. Glass as in transparent, clear, reflective? All adjectives I want used for my skin. And then when said loftily-named skin care brand releases a cream called Cucu Black Truffle Cream, you better believe I’m thinking I’ve got to pay … Continue reading Skin Care Product Review: Yuri Pibu Cucu Black Truffle Cream