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 [...]

Best of Beauty: Maree’s 2013 Beauty Favorites

nest fragrances midnight fleur

2013 has come and gone, but my beauty favorites from this past year are here to stay.    Narrowing down the list of best beauty products was not easy but someone’s gotta do it.  And I selflessly gave of my skin, hair, face and body for the task.  It’s like I am a beauty blogging [...]

ThisThatBeauty Previews: The Triad Facial


I’m sure you’ve heard the term “it takes a village to raise a child”, well, sometimes it takes a village to achieve great skin….And, the dermatologists at New York Dermatology Group with their Triad Facial may be the village you’ve been seeking. The Triad Facial was developed by Dr. David Colbert to give skin the [...]

Hyperpigmentation Series: Lancôme DreamTone


Do you dare to go bare? No, not down there, silly! I’m talking about up top…your face. How often do you go bare there?… If you answered “not often”, you’re not alone. But what’s stopping you? For many it’s uneven skin tone and complexion-marring dark spots. This certainly was the case for me years ago [...]

ebay Collections: Clear Skin Begins Here

Dr Murad Age SPot and Pigment Lightening Gel

I’ve been writing ThisThatBeauty for about six years now and it all goes by so quickly. Readers who have followed my blog from the very beginning, and actually, even new comers will agree — I have an intense passion for skin care. Blame it on my woeful adult acne years or my hyperpigmentation phase, but [...]



If you follow my daily beauty ramblings on the blog, Twitter and Instagram, you know that I’ve covered several new CC Creams to hit the market. After the explosion of BB Creams, CC Creams seemed to quickly follow – and all came with the ‘promise’ to work a complexion-perfecting miracle. And while I have evaluated [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Dermalogica Clear Start

Dermalogica Clear Start Line

If there is one thing I wish I understood better in my teens, it would be skincare. Knowing what kind of skin you have, how to take care of it, protect it and ultimately how to preserve it is a skill that cannot be learned early enough.  Whether it is using SPF, always removing your [...]

ThisThatBaby: Skin Care for Mommy-to-be

Mama Mio Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil

While I knew that pregnancy would change my life in many ways, some of those changes I expected… and some were a complete and total surprise. Sure, I knew that I would have to give up things like wine, vigorous  exercise, and sushi….but I never gave much thought to how my skincare routine would have to change. Certain skincare [...]

Celebrity Makeup Artist, Merrell Hollis, Offers Tips to Summer Proof Your Makeup

Chanel - Inimitable Mascara

The summer heat is no joke.  When temperatures climb into the 80s, 90s and beyond you can go from flawless to hot mess in a matter of minutes if you aren’t wearing the right makeup products.  But fear not, for the next four weeks I will share with you makeup tips and tricks from veteran [...]

5 CC Creams to Try Right Now

smashbox cc cream

The CC cream craze is officially here and after giving a bunch of them a go, I believe it is here to stay. Following the immense popularity of the BB creams, it was only a matter of time before the next letter of the alphabet was needed. BB creams, which is short for blemish or [...]