Drugstore Diva: Venus + Olay 5 Blade Razor….

Venus Olay Razor

I adore my Venus razor – I get the closest shave…I’ve been using them for years!  So when I was given the opportunity to review the new Gillette Venus & Olay razor I jumped at the chance.  Venus partnered with Olay, a global leader in skincare to make this 5 blade wonder, the shave bars […]

Drugstore Diva: Aveeno Positively Nourishing 24 Hour Body Moisturizer…

Aveeno Positively Nourishing 24 Hr. Body Lotion

Do you have dry skin?  I do, my skin is like an alligator in the winter, dry flakies everywhere!  I try to exfoliate once a week but the key is a good moisturizer to go with that.  Aveeno is AMAZING at coming up with great products that get the job done at a reasonable price. […]

Drugstore Diva: Bethenny Frankel Introduces Skinnygirl Skincare for Face & Body!

skinnygirl face and body

How can you miss reality star turned supermogul Bethenny Frankel?  First she was an author making her mark in the publishing industry with several popular self help books.  Then when she started making her self described skinnygirl margarita on the BRAVO TV reality series The Real Housewives of New York City…EVERYONE wanted one (the recipe […]

Must Have: Votre Vu On Holiday Moisturizing Spray Body Oil…


I have written here before about by unforgiving dry scaly alligator skin in the winter.  The inside of my black leggings looks like a snowstorm sometimes when I take them off!! (TMI I know, but I must share with you the magnitude of my problem.…LOL).  To that end, I am constantly looking for new ways […]

TMG Faves: Mario Badescu Summer Shine Body Lotion…

MarioBadescu-Summer Shine Lotion

Just as skincare for the face transitions for warmer weather so should body care.  I love how heavier lotions and creams make my skin feel BUT when it’s 100 degrees outside, sometimes it can be a bit much.   Mario Badescu Summer Shine Body Lotion [$10.00 for 6 oz. or $22.00 for 16 oz.], is a totally […]

TMG Faves: Lifetherapy Bodycare…


When I was at the uber fabulous Robert Verdi’s Luxe Lab Lounge this past February, I was introduced to many an obsession (as always…Robert has a knack for finding THE thing(s) that you will go crazy for).  One such thing was Lifetherapy Bodycare by Lynette Lovelace (don’t you just love her name?!?!!) She was super […]

TMG Faves: Plush Skin New York Body Collection…


I love stories about artisan beauty products, especially if the person making the product has a connection or a story.  I recently had the pleasure of meeting Erica Wigley who is the Creative Director of an emerging company called Plush Skin.  Erica is a native New Yorker who grew up watching her father make hand […]

Drugstore Diva: Dove Visible Care Body Wash…

Dove Visible Care

Are you a hot shower junkie like me?  I don’t care what the temperature is, I ADORE a hot shower.  My skin however, does not share my reckless enthusiasm.  My skin is ALWAYS dry, so to overcompensate for my atrocities I have to use THICK body creams year round (small sacrifice in my opinion).  BUT […]

NEW! Crabtree & Evelyn Citron, Honey & Coriander Range…

crabtree & evelyn citron coriander honey

Hello beauty queens, Stasi here to tell you a little story…when I was little I was very girly and LOVED the smell of lavender, lemons, orange blossoms and roses. (Still do!) So much so, that I went on a quest to find soap, perfume, sachets and everything else with the strongest aromas possible. I found […]

TMG Faves: Kiehl’s Creme De Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter…

kiehls cremedecorps-whipped

You all know of my tales of woe with my super dry skin…well I have a great solution for you in the form of a tried and true product in a new formulation.  Kiehl’s Creme De Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter [$35] is a TMG Faves item and a must have on my […]

Drugstore Diva: Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash…

olay total effects 7-in-one anti aging body wash

As you know, I am constantly perusing the drugstore aisles to find new things – one thing I have noticed recently is the advent of a new category in the drugstore “masstige” a mashup between prestige and mass market products. I have also noticed that most mass market products are steeeping their game up to […]

Green Beauty: Sympathetic Soap is Kind to You, and the Environment!


Here at TMG, we always love to give props to the artisinal craftsmen who hang out over their stoves brewing up batches of yummy bath products (hey, it’s how Carol’s Daughter started!!) So to that end, we have found a wonderful little company called Sympathetic Soap.  They make bath melts, butters, soaps and salts and […]

Drugstore Diva: Dove Go Fresh! Body Wash…


I don’t know about you but it has been STEAMY HOT where I live.  Here in DC, it has been nearly 90 humid, muggy sweaty degrees and half the time when I get home all I want to do is wash off the ick.  The best way to do that is a nice cool shower….my […]

TMG Faves: Borghese Fango Active Mud…


When I was a young makeup artist, living in New York City… one of the first retail cosmetics lines that I worked for was Princess Marcella Borghese.  Marcella was an Italian princess that took an idea and turned it into an empire.  She used to have her lipsticks custom made to match her outfits and […]

Drugstore Diva: NEW! Gillette Venus/Olay Bikini Kit…


I know there are those die-hard bikini waxers out there but sometimes, you just need something to get the job done in a pinch and get it done well.  Imagine my surprise to find a Gillette Venus/Olay Bikini Kit in my mailbox before I went to NYC to hang with my buddy Kristin of Fashion.Style.Beauty.  […]

How To: Beat The Heat With Vaseline Aloe Fresh….


Hopefully you are near a pool or a beach right now because the oppressive summer heat is upon us!  With temperatures topping 100°F in some places of the country (it’s STILL 102 here and it’s nearly 6pm!!), how is it possible to look great and avoid a dreaded “make-up melt down?”  Simple adjustments to your […]

TMG Faves: Embroylisse Lait-Crème Concentrè (24-Hour Miracle Cream)…


I had heard SO much about this “24 Hour Miracle Cream” and I actually picked some up at The NYC Makeup Show but had never tried it until yesterday.  This is a light yet emollient cream that leaves a beautiful sheen to the skin without looking or feeling overly greasy.  I will say that this […]

Must Have: Ahava Mineral Botanic Velvet Cream Wash…


Looking for a luxurious addition to your summertime shower??  Ahava Mineral Botanic Velvet Cream Wash smells absolutely divine and offers the benefits of Dead Sea minerals, nourishing organic plant extracts and soothing natural moisturizers in a line of luxuriously rich body washes. Each bodywash is specially formulated with two organic plant extracts, carefully selected for […]