Lupita Nyong’o New Lancôme Ambassadress

Lupita Nyong'o

Following Lupita Nyong’o’s rise to fame and recent Oscar win for the movie Twelve Years a Slave, beauty mavens the world over have been wondering which cosmetic brand would snag the Mexican-born Kenyan star as Brand Ambassador.  Nyong’o will join Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penélope Cruz and Lily Collins as brand ambassador to Maison Lancôme. Many [...]


Sunscreens Approved for Brown Skin

When asked my stranded-on-a-deserted-island beauty product, my response is always ‘sunscreen’. It’s my beauty non-negotiable. While I am not an advocate of skimping on your daily skincare routine, as a new mom, I can appreciate that one does not always have the luxury of time.  Click here to get full details on my current sunscreen [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist Lip Pencil

Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist Lip Pencil 1

When I think of Sisley, my mind immediately goes to luxury skincare.  So when I received the Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist Lip Pencil, I was eager to experience the skin-loving ingredients that would be incorporated into the luxe lip product. The jumbo lip pencil has two active ingredients: phytosqualane, to maintain the suppleness and elasticity of [...]

Bergdorf Goodman Beauty Files: How To Wear Pastel Eyeshadow


Wearing pastel eyeshadow is actually not as tricky as it sounds. Pastel eyes offer a refreshing change of pace for spring, but don’t go haphazardly dusting it everywhere. Ladurée-inspired shades lift lids and brighten the face with just a single, airy wash of color. A soft brown liner adds depth to the lash line and softly frames the eye without being [...]

Celebrity Makeup Artist, Sam Fine, Talks Beauty with Jody Watson of Doobop


The first time I met Sam Fine I was wearing 4 inch heels, this meant I was standing about 6 feet 3 inches tall, a bit over his head.  I was a little starstruck, so, naturally I wanted a photograph with him. When I attempted to stoop so we would be the same height, he [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel

Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel

Blemishes, ugh.   The bane of my oily-skinned existence.  Just when I finish treating one, another one pops up to take its place.  Delightful.  I am constantly on the hunt for products to help me deal with my breakouts without the harsh side effects such as dryness, flakiness and redness.  Sometimes my face ends up looking [...]



It’s still cold out. . . I get it. But despite the frosty temps here on the east coast – spring is indeed en route. And we’re sort of at that tipping point where we absolutely positively cannot stand the thought another fall/ winter-centric beauty product…May I ditch my vampy lip already, pleasssse?! So, here [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Dolce and Gabbana Brow Liner

Dolce and Gabbana Brow Liner

Very few people know that I have a minor obsession with my brows. I have been shaping them since before I was a teenager (10 years old to be exact) and I never get them done professionally because I just don’t trust that anyone will do them to my satisfaction. My brows have always been [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Irene Neuwirth for Barneys New York

Irene Neuwirth Fragrance

The length of this winter has left me desperately reaching for anything that promises to evoke warm, long sun drenched days.  So, when I received a bottle of Irene Neuwirth for Barneys New York in it’s blue and purple water-color box, my heart leapt. On first spritz I got even happier because the first whiff [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Lise Watier Spring 2014 Collection

Lise Watier Imagine Collection

If I wear enough beautiful spring-like makeup,  it will come, right?  Just looking at the Lise Watier Spring 2014 Collection makes me long for pastels from head to toe.  However, I don’t want to jump the gun, so, I’ve been easing into brighter more season appropriate makeup shades a bit at a time – and this [...]