ThisThatBeauty Reviews: La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask

ThisThatBeauty Reviews- La Prairie's Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask

For as long as I can remember I’ve heard that the skin repairs itself during sleep.  This is the number one reason it is drilled into our heads that we should never ever, under any circumstance, EVER, sleep in makeup. While it is not recommended that you sleep in makeup, there are products designed to [...]

TTB Travel: French Skin Care Line, Patyka

Patyka RADIANT EXFOLIATING MASK

It’s no surprise that I’ve been paying much closer attention to labels these days. With Baby Benson on board, I can’t be too careful (I mean, she’s heir to my ThisThatBeauty empire!!). So while visiting Paris, I was extremely excited to have the opportunity to get to know Patyka. During my five-day Beauty Tour, I [...]

TTB Travel: A Beauty Tour of Paris

with Jean Patou Parfumer

By a show of hands, who’s enamored with French beauty? Everyone, right? I absolutely crave the rituals and beauty secrets of French women. There’s just something about the French beauty aesthetic that I cannot get enough of…the mood is chic & understated, yet undeniably present. For years I’ve dabbled in French beauty products ranging from [...]

Walgreens Beauty Advisors & Sample Boxes

Walgreens Sample Box

Can’t we all use a little beauty help every now and then? Just the other day…I sent a distress text to one of my PR Beauty Girlfriends for advice on a dastardly pimple on the rise. Thankfully, her sage advice saved the day. But, let’s say your BFF isn’t so savvy in the beauty department. [...]

Prepare for a Beauty Upgrade with Walgreens

Walgreens Sample Box

I’m all for upgrades. Like getting bumped up to first class from coach. . . or when the wait at Starbucks is unusually long, and the nice barista rewards my patience with a grande, instead of my frugalista-friendly tall. See, upgrades are nice. Well how about a beauty upgrade from the helpful folks at Walgreens? [...]

Beauty Talk with Wella Professionals: My Best Kept Beauty Secrets for Hair, Skin, and Makeup

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I’ve always been one to share. My toys (as a tyke), my food, my time, and yes…my beauty secrets! While I absolutely love writing product reviews and demystifying the in’s and out’s of the newest beauty, what I enjoy most is the opportunity to chat personally with my readers and dish the kind of beauty [...]

The Things A Beauty Editor Buys

Mario Badescu

Surprise, Surprise: Most of the things I blog about are submitted to ThisThatBeauty for editorial consideration. In simpler language — I don’t pay for them. Oh yes, that’s pretty much the way it works with most blogs and all magazines. PR professionals pitch products and as the Editor, it’s my role to decide which items [...]

June is Acne Awareness Month

clarks botanicals skinclearing face body wash

Acne can be devastating. Leaving both physical and emotional scars. It is reported that almost “80% of people will experience some form of acne during their lifetime, and according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, affecting 60 million Americans at any one time.” [...]

About Your Skincare – Step it Up: Algenist, Avon, SK-II, Lightstim

ANEW GENICS Treatment Cream

How often do you evaluate your skin care routine? I mean, really critically analyze the needs of your skin against the efficacy of your products. Perhaps the serum you’re using is great for managing acne, but that was five years ago and suddenly you’ve noticed tiny fine lines on your forehead. Or, perhaps your usual [...]

Hyperpigmentation Series: ThisThatBeauty vs. Hyperpigmentation

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Every now & then I like to republish this article for my many followers who deal with hyperpigmentation & inquire about my skin care routine. The blog post is a couple of years old — but my core principles are timeless…. Grab a cup of tea, a big bowl of (ThisThatBeauty’s fav) popcorn, glass of [...]