• Currently Infatuated By: Jo Malone London Yuja Cologne

    Jo Malone has been a constant in my life for almost two decades. Back in 2002, …

  • Face Halo Review – Washing My Face With Just Water (because there is …

    Here’s a little known fun fact: in my skincare routine, cleansing is my favorite …

  • New From First Aid Beauty: Tinted Mineral Sunscreen, Brightening Eye Cream, and …

    Were I asked to sum up First Aid Beauty, the overall synopsis would be: an …

  • First Impressions: Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow BHA + PHA Tight-Pore Toner

    As a skincare enthusiast, I evaluate the promises made vs. actual results to form my …

  • REN Perfect Canvas Clean Primer

    REN Perfect Canvas Clean Primer

    Were I to describe my interest in makeup primers, it would hover between mild to semi-interested. Traditional primers? Not so much since I limit my makeup use to an occasional tinted moisturizer application when I’m in a rush or as…

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    Lip Care – Henné Organics Is As Fancy As It Is Effective

    Lip Care – Henné Organics Is As Fancy …

    While not the case in the summer, it’s mid-October and lip balm has now become my everyday staple. Overnight. I usually think of lip balm, well, as semi-optional, like sunglasses — you should own a pair but not expect to…

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    Emma Hardie 10th Anniversary Special, Moringa Light Cleansing Gel & Exfoliating Brightening Tonic

    Emma Hardie 10th Anniversary Special, Moringa Light …

    First things first — Happy (very) Belated Birthday to Emma Hardie Skincare! Over the summer, the cult favorite British brand celebrated a decade of its iconic Moringa Cleansing Balm. If you have yet to experience this makeup melting potion, the…

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    New From DHC: Olive Virgin Oil Crystal Skin Essence & Essential Cream

    New From DHC: Olive Virgin Oil Crystal …

    Every brand has its hero product. The Japanese skincare line DHC has two. Most of us associate the line with the golden bottles of their silky Deep Cleansing Oil. Others cannot live without the single ingredient treatment that is Olive…

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    Holifrog Launches 4 Face Washes So Of Course I Tried Every Single One Of Them

    Holifrog Launches 4 Face Washes So Of Course …

    Think of a beauty industry buzzword that continues to echo a decade later. Mine is the phrase ‘pH balanced.’ Guilty of scrubbing my face clean with St. Ives Apricot Scrub throughout my twenties (spoiler: my face did not fall off)…

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    Peter Thomas Roth NEW Pro Strength Formulas

    Peter Thomas Roth NEW Pro Strength Formulas

    As an avid skincare enthusiast, I have learned to navigate around constant newness by zooming in either on my favorite ingredients or on targeted treatments that intrigue me. I’ll admit to being influenced by the trigger phrase ‘pro strength.’ So…

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    Favorite Summer Empties

    Favorite Summer Empties

    As much as I hated every minute of those dreadful July heat waves, I am slightly bitter about the Connecticut summer coming to an end. The days are already noticeably shorter and morning coffee runs now require long-sleeves. Bye, flip…

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    New Farmacy Vitamin C Launches: Cherry Bright & Very Cherry Clean

    New Farmacy Vitamin C Launches: Cherry Bright & …

    Just as I began wondering why the world would ever need another Vitamin C serum, Farmacy dropped their new Very Cherry Bright formula with not one, two or three but four forms of the active ingredient. If you’re curious if…

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