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Alexis Cheung

Alexis is originally from Hawaii but now calls New York City home, despite the winter. When she was eight years old, she wanted to be a dermatologist. Now, she is a beauty writer instead, exploring the intricacies of makeup and skincare's relationship to identity and femininity. 

The Extras

How To Travel Like A Jetsetter (Even When You’re Not)

Life isn't all champagne and sheet masks, but in business class, it can beRead more >

The Review

The Vitabath Tub Is Always Greener

Soaking in history with the Original Spring Green Bath GeléeRead more >

The Review

Naked—Not Bare—Nails

Manicures that are polished but require very little upkeep or color commitmentRead more >

Book Club

Neccessary Excerpts From The Vogue Body And Beauty Book

“To help control anxiety...live from day to day; don’t look back, don’t peer into the future...Try to make one positive decision a day, starting with little things such as choosing a new lipstick.”Read more >

The Review

The Life-Changing Magic Of Multipurpose Products

A good two-in-one is all about efficiency—and sleek packagingRead more >

Hair Ideas

Consider The Barrette

No longer a hair accessory for school childrenRead more >

Misc.

Do Perfect Denim Shorts Exist?

You'll never find them if you don't start lookingRead more >

ITG ♥s

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails

The second cheapest way to stop biting your nails (the first being to quit cold turkey)Read more >

The Extras

Next Level Icing With Liquid Nitrogen

Less intense than a dip in a cryotank, sweeping your skin with liquid nitrogen (with the help of a dermatologist) is a surprisingly low-key way to battle acneRead more >

The Review

The Best Drugstore Cleansers: Guilt-Free Face Wash

The drugstore cleansers you won't feel so bad washing down the drainRead more >

ITG ♥s

Harry's Shave Gel Is My Secret Boyfriend

Smells good and looks nice in the shower—just like a real boyfriendRead more >

Book Club

On Nora Ephron, On Boobs

And experimenting with a strange contraption called the Mark Eden Bust DeveloperRead more >

Open Thread

When Do You Wax?

A group analysis of proper bikini area etiquetteRead more >

ITG ♥s

Hawaii In A Bottle

Skin Trip Coconut Moisturizer works for dry skin in all climates from tropical to frozen tundraRead more >

The Technique

An Introduction To Art Collecting

Turn your studio apartment into an emerging artist galleryRead more >

The Review

Ingredient To Know: Pearl

Milled gemstones are the new mineral powders, it seemsRead more >

Open Thread

What Are Your Favorite Holiday Memories?

It's Christmas and we're feeling nostalgic—join usRead more >

The Extras

Exploring The Face Map

An Ayurvedic approach to why your t-zone, cheeks, or jawline acne is giving you fitsRead more >

Misc.

Solange Makes A Case For Wearing It All

Sort of like having it all, but less divisiveRead more >

Open Thread

Do You Have A Duty-Free Problem?

Shopping while jet-lagged really should be illegalRead more >

The Extras

The Facts About Vitamin D Deficiency

What you need to know about symptoms, cures, and myths surrounding the common problemRead more >

Misc.

Dirty Mouth? Get A Tongue Scraper

The dental hygiene tool you never knew you neededRead more >

The Extras

Don't Diet, It's Thanksgiving

How to get the most out of your meal, nutritionally speakingRead more >

The Technique

The DIY Sugar Scrubs

For lips and body, just in time for winter skinRead more >

The Technique

Treat Yo Hair

Five steps once a month to make up for the fact that you never use shampoo anymoreRead more >

The Review

Make Your Manicure Last

DIY gels are here to solve all of your nail polish-related woesRead more >

The Technique

Meditation To Go

Ways to settle your mind, body, and spirit while walking to the nearest subway stopRead more >