I tried Awake, Tarte’s Japanese sister brand!
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I tried Awake, Tarte’s Japanese sister …

The Japanese skincare line Awake has been low key under the radar Stateside. Until now. A sister brand to tarte cosmetics, the range is back on the beauty scene serving revamped lewks with the catchy ‘Tokyo Meets New York’ slogan.…

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Goldfaden MD Detox Hydrating Gel
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Goldfaden MD Detox Hydrating Gel

It’s no secret that Goldfaden MD tops the list of my favorite skincare brands. The ‘detox’ range in particular has proven extremely helpful in addressing my temperamental combination skin (think enlarged, congested pores, uneven tone, frustrating breakouts that randomly pop…

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Mindless Summer Reading Vol. 1
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Mindless Summer Reading Vol. 1

I’ve been reading. A lot. I have started to make a dent in the latest in hardback while and diving into the pile of paperbacks that have accumulated bedside as well. I’m a klutz who spills liquids on the plane…

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June Skincare Favorites
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June Skincare Favorites

June was a blast — a family visit to San Francisco, a revisit to Gargiulo Vineyards in Napa (fans of Vintner’s Daughter must check it out!), a couple of new beauty projects in the works, and quite a few products…

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So Instagrammable: Darphin Petal Infusion Lip Oil
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So Instagrammable: Darphin Petal Infusion Lip Oil

Considering I have no lips (seriously, my lips are so thin, they’re almost invisible), I gravitate way often to lip treatments in my never-ending quest for product highlights. Not blessed with the juicy, pillowy and youthful looking pout, I nourish…

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