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 [...]

Bergdorf Goodman Beauty Files: 8 Beauty Products You Need Right Now


After all of the statement-making lips, bolder than bold cat eyes and pop art inspired nails, I find it refreshing to ease into the never fail comfort of a nice, complexion-mimicking neutral.  Head over to Bergdorf Goodman blog  to see  eight universally flattering beauty musts for face, cheeks, lips and nails… The New Neutrals: Eight Beauty Products You [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Clinique for Men Skincare

CLINIQUE FOR MEN Exfoliating Tonic

Clinique has become synonymous with easy, gentle and effective skincare and now they have expanded their line to include an entire range of products for men.  They put cleansing, toning and moisturizing on the map and are now lending a hand to all the men out there by launching products designed specifically for them.  And [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Garnier Ultra-Lift Transformer Anti-Age Skin Corrector


Today’s Topic — Skin Care. If you’re anything like me, your routine requires many steps. First I cleanse to remove the grossness of the day. Then I tone to balance my skin and rescue it from the rude, hardness of New Jersey water. Next I treat with a next-big-thing miracle serum of some sort (a [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Dolce & Gabbana Perfection Veil Pressed Powder


From the packaging to the contents, Dolce & Gabbana’s makeup line is pure luxury.  No one can miss the bold gold compacts and embossed logo when pulling these products out of your makeup bag.  It’s not always a win when fashion designers transition to beauty, but Dolce & Gabbana did it seamlessly with a line [...]