Wake Up Call from Anthony

WAKE UP and feel the coffee! The time to try Anthony’s Wake Up NOW.

Wake Up your senses after a late night,

0r a great night,

with a wake up call from Anthony for Men’s hydrating skin treatment.

tired after a long night?

No need to reveal your exhaustion to others with  dry swollen facial skin that screams out I’m hung over or lacking sleep. Give your skin a great wake up call with Anthony’s hydrating treatment gel. Green Tea contains antioxidants that reduce puffiness and inflammation. Caffeine works topically as well fighting fatigue, stimulating blood flow and firming skin. Invigorating menthol wakes you up in a flash.

Anthony skin care products are available in Soho NYC at

Thompson Chemists and Thompson Alchemists


Owner Linda Pagan, aka “The Hat Lady,” Reviews

the balm girls mascara in Soho NYC


For almost two years, Linda hasn’t been able to wear mascara, but Thompson Chemists was the first place she headed when her doctor gave her the go ahead to start wearing it again. She chose the “Tall Dark and Handsome” Balm mascara–a brand Linda loves so much she made a lipstick holder on her hat for Balm Girls Lipstick! Come to Thompson Chemists for ALL your makeup needs, and check out Linda’s shop, The Hat Shop (www.thehatshopnyc.com), for any hat needs.

All Eyes on Talika

All eyes on Talika!

Can’t help but love the entirety of the Talika line, but the beauty products we cannot get enough of:



Eyelash conditioning gel

For luscious curls and more defined color, Talika’s Lipocils Expert is exactly what we have been waiting for!!! The conditioning gel coats your lashes, allowing the each lash to relish complex mix of five plant and silk proteins, which support the densification of eyelashes.

Best used twice a day before applying mascara.

Insider tip: use foam tip to get those small, hard to reach lashes.



Lash conditioning cleanser

Regular eye make-up removes pale in comparsion to Talika’s Lash Conditioning Cleanser. This oil-free, gentle, and  unique formula uses gentle cleansing agents along with cornflower water to soften, tone, and refresh skin while silk proteins help nourish and improve the structure of lashes, making them shinier and more supple. <insert heart eye emoji> because we are in love!

Best used by applying two pumps on a cotton pad, sweep across eyes–no need to rinse after!




Puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles have met their match with Talika’s Eye Therapy Patches! These reusable patches use blend of ceramides, essential oils and peptides to instantly eradicate signs of aging after a single 30-minute use!

Best used by removing the backing and apply to clean skin. Save backings to reapply after use. Apply each patch from the under-eye area to where crow’s feet begin. Leave for 30 minutes. Remove patch and store for reuse.

Insider tip: Store patches in the fridge for an additionally cooling effect during application!



Fresh, Fun, Young… Lioele Makeup.

I was immediately attracted to Lioele because of the fun vibrant colors in their makeup line. In fact, Lioele Eye Shadow Sticks were featured on my Holiday Wish List blog.

We’ve recently added a few new products to our shelves and I decided to try them out.

To achieve a natural everyday look I used 6 essential Lioele products.

1. Lioele Dollish BB ( Natural Green)

This BB doubles as a makeup base and a BB cream. It evenly blends on to your skin creating a perfect even skin tone and leaves a moisturizing matte finish.

Lioele Cosmetic BB Cream is one of the make up lines most reviewed products

2. Lioele Water Proof Eyeliner (Black) and

3. Lioele Volume & Curling Mascara

Now I love this mascara because unlike others, I was able to get maximum volume without clumping!

Lioele Cosmetics Black Mascara lasts through busy Soho work days

4. Lioele Carry Me Blusher (#02 Cutie Peach)

This blush is perfect for on the go! It’s small in size and equipped with a small mirror on it’s top.  The best part is that is so easy to apply. Theres no need for makeup brushes, Lioele Carry Me Blusher comes with a sponge attached to the container that absorbs the makeup and evenly applies to the cheek.

Lioele Make up  Carry Me Blusher

5. Lioele Air Chiffon Shadow (#5 Bronze)

Lioele’s Air Chiffon eye shadows are great for adding glow and shine to your makeup. The bronze color can be worn during the day and at night. I used the air chiffon shadow in the edges of my eyes to add shine finish.

6. hLioele Dollish Lip Stick (#3 Baby Peach)

This lipstick will not dry the lips. It is super moisturizing and provides a solid vibrant color to your lip.

Lioele Cosmetics popular Dollish Lipstick is being tried on at Thompson Alchemists in NYC

And that’s all you need for a perfect Lioele natural everyday look ….

Lioele Cosmetics has many different colors Make up is never boring in Soho NYC

And when you’re done getting all dolled up make sure you have a stylish makeup bag to put your makeup away …

cosmetic make up bag to keep your Lioele collection in as you go through your NYC day

Available at Thompson Alchemists

Featured Items: 

Lioele cosmetic make up display at a health and beauty shop on West Broadway

Start Young, Stay Young with BENTA BERRY Skincare

Benta Berry skin care products in Soho

Benta Berry France is an all natural skin care and fragrance brand exclusively dedicated to young skin from all 5 continents created by Marie-Pierre Schmitz. Young boys and girls don’t know how to take care of their skin, as everything changes during the years of adolescence.

After many years researching Benta Berry was created and suits teens of all ethnicities.

Benta Berry designed for today's multi-cultural teenager is available at Thompson Alchemists in NYC
Benta Berry is cool and minimalistic just like toady's youth

 There is a preventative three step box set for ages 12 to 24 with a separate line for boys and girls since their skin is so different.

Facial car pack for boys for complete facial skin care from the BENTA BERRY 3-step skin-care program:
1. a facial cleansing wash
2. a facial purifying exfoliating cleanser
3. a super moiturizing face cream

BENTA BERRY’S 100% natural  G-1 line is a 3 step treatment for troubled adolescent skin that produces excess sebum due to stress, pollution, growth & chaotic life style.

Marie-Pierre Schmitz created the cosmetic line BENTA BERRY exclusively for youth aged 12 to 24 years available at Thompson Alchemists in Soho NYC
Benta Berry G-1
  1. cleanser: pineapple, mango, lime, and virgin coconut oil.
  2. scrub: pineapple, grapefruit, raspberry, strawberry, lime and apricot kernel beads
  3. hydration: cream consists of: Apple, Indian fig, strawberry, kiwi, kigelia Africana, and macadamia oil.

BENTA BERRY also has created a 100% natural deodorant for teen boys and girls with alum stone, natural witch hazel, water and sage. It is alcohol and paraban free.

 BentaBerry 100% natural deodorant for teen boys and girls is availabel at Thompson alchemists in Soho NYC
Alcohol-free and paraben-free formula, this deodorant is enriched with the natural properties of alum stone, which protects skin and fights perspiration

The alum stone is a natural derma-protecting anti-perspirant ingredient. Sage is used to control perspiration.

Last but not least there are two perfumes one for boys and one for girls; they are amazing and also 100% natural.

Benta Berry has created 100% natural fragrances for teen boys and girls
Benta Berry fragrances for teen boys and girls

BENTA BERRY fragrance for girls has a delicate  fruity oriental scent with hints of ginger, combined with a floral & fruity note of royal orchids and peach nectar that evokes the sweetness of exploring distant exotic lands.

BENTA BERRY fragrance for boys has a aromatic, woody scents that evokes distant travels. Fresh and vivid citrus, and are combined with the strength of cardamom and ginger with a final touch of cedar – balsam fir adding body to this masculine fragrance.

La Bella Donna and Me, Take II.

Last March I wrote a blog about La Bella Donna, a line of soothing mineral make-up that I had fallen head-over-heels for. Just recently they released a new Liquid Minerals line and I just had to give it a try. Like the Loose Minerals, this stuff isn’t just make-up, its good for your skin! Some key ingredients include Sodium Hyaloranate (tissue repair), Aloe, Fig (calming), Squalene (moisture), Thyme, Cucumber, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (regenerating, anti-wrinkle and anti-scar), Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract (anti-inflammatory), Jaminum Officinale (just like Clark’s Botanicals!), and Ivy Extract (antimicrobial). All that good stuff means that it helps heal soothe and moisturize the skin while it covering up any blemishes you might have! Hooray!

I went ahead and completed the look with a touch of blush, eye liner, mascara and lipcolor.

What I’m wearing:

Loose Mineral Foundation in Marta, $55

Liquid Mineral Foundation in Marta, $58

Compressed Mineral Blush in Tangerine, $27

Eye Pencil in Brown, $22

Mineral Mascara in Dark Earth, $22.50

Mineral Light Lip Color in Nude, $24.50

Mineral Lip Sheer in Mandarino, $24.00

The texture is light and left my skin smooth and hydrated. Like the Loose Minerals I am very pleased to say that I can forget I’m even wearing it!

Refresh with These Great Fragrances

On a hot summer day in Manhattan to look for many creative ways to refresh ourselves. If you can’t get to your nearest park to run through the sprinklers (and if taking a shower midway through your work day is not an option…) then these three fragrances will definitely come in handy. Here is a bit of history around three of our most refreshing fragrances.

Beginning with Jean Marie The original Eau de Cologne is a spirit-citrus perfume launched in Cologne in 1709 by Giovanni Marie Farina (1685–1766), an Italian perfume maker from Santa Maria  Maggiore Valle Vigezzo, Italy.

Eau de Cologne

In 1708, Farina wrote to his brother Jean Baptiste: “I have found a fragrance that reminds me of an Italian spring morning, of mountain daffodils and orange blossoms after the rain”.  He named his fragrance Eau de Cologne, in honor of his new hometown.

The fragrance quickly became an essential for all of the royal families of Europe. The original formula has stayed in the family for 8 generations and to this day the company headquarters and birthplace of Eau de Cologne are both located at the  Farina House in Cologne, Germany next to the Farina Fragrance Museum.

 Now here is where the story splits up…

 4711 Original Eau De Cologne In 1803, Wilhelm Mülhens illegally obtained the license and company rights from a Carlo Francesco Farina, who had no right to sell the formula, and began selling a variation of the original.
As a result. in 1881 Ferdinand Mülhens received a court order to stop using the Farina company name. 4711

So he picked his house address number, 4711, as a new name for company and its product.

Jean Marie Joseph Farina, the great-grand-nephew of the originator, Giovanni Maria Farina came up with a variation of his own and in 1806 opened his own perfume business in Paris.Roger & Gallet Jean Marie Farina Eau de Cologne

Roger & Gallet Jean Marie Farina Eau de Cologne   is now sold worldwide. In contrast to the Original Eau de Cologne this is only available from Cologne.

Later on in 1899 in Madrid, Spain another classic family perfumery opened.

Alvarez Gomez Aqua De Colonia Natural SprayAlvarez Gomez opened his shop and developed his own variation of the Original Eau de Cologne.

So today you can experience all three refreshing knockoffs right here in SoHo, NYC. Each fragrance has its own subtle differences and each one is equally refreshing, invigorating and enlightening. We hope you stop by during your hot summer walks through the streets of SoHo for a little spritz of refreshment.