• These New Gel Moisturizers Are What Your Combination Skin Needs This Summer

    It’s 80 and so humid that I refuse to leave the icy chill comfort provided …

  • Farmacy Honey Grail + Better Daze Ahead

    Ever since Farmacy plowed (pun very much intended) into my vanity almost four years ago, …

  • Beauty Heroes May Discovery feat. Ayuna

    I’ve had the pleasure to chat with many brand founders over the past five …

  • The hows and whys of using Washable Cotton Pads

    The concept of washable cotton rounds is actually pretty new to me. So it wasn’…

  • The post that started it all. My Tatcha Polished Rice Enzyme Powder review from Gedlab.com is back!

    The post that started it all. My …

    The review below is a repost from Ged’s blog for which I will be forever grateful.  Ged was a complete stranger to me prior to my encountering him on Instagram.  I reached out asking if he’d accept a guest review…

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    Today’s blur-b: Lancôme Visionnaire [1 Minute Blur]

    Today’s blur-b: Lancôme Visionnaire [1 Minute …

    Dictionary.com defines the word “blur” as a smudge or smear that obscures.  I myself,  have developed a love/hate relationship with the word, associating the adjective with the far too overplayed ‘Blurred Lines’ but living for the epic nights out with…

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    Read. My. Lips. (MALIN+GOETZ) mojito lip balm

    Read. My. Lips. (MALIN+GOETZ) mojito lip …

    What is the likelihood that a complete skincare neophyte would introduce you to a beauty brand that impresses you so much you convert to it overnight?  Throw in that the brand’s flagship store is right in the city in which…

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    Fair Game – Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads

    Fair Game – Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta …

    I am willing to bet my 16oz La Mer jar (for the face!) that the sales of self-tanning products easily quadruple around award season in the Los Angeles area alone. There’s probably a sound scientific reason for this, like our…

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    Portrait of a Lady – Frédéric Malle (Editions de Parfums)

    Portrait of a Lady – Frédéric …

    If you were ever to tell me I’d be wearing a scent called Portrait of a Lady one day you’d be totally right. If you were to say, that I’d enjoy a rose, musk, patchouli and frankincense blend, however, I’d…

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    Oh, Hay!!!*

    Oh, Hay!!!*

    * a greeting or exclamation said with an exaggerated high pitch, sass, enthusiasm and emphasis on the “haaay.” Often used to indicate sexiness or a vivacious attitude. I’d like to thank The Academy is what I want to say considering the…

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