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

    First things first — Happy (very) Belated Birthday to Emma Hardie Skincare! Over the summer, the …

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

    Every brand has its hero product. The Japanese skincare line DHC has two. Most of …

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

    Think of a beauty industry buzzword that continues to echo a decade later. Mine is …

  • Peter Thomas Roth NEW Pro Strength Formulas

    As an avid skincare enthusiast, I have learned to navigate around constant newness by zooming …

  • Basic Masks Need Not Apply – Clark’s Botanicals Intense Radiance Mask

    Basic Masks Need Not Apply – Clark’s …

    Every time I hear someone say, “less is more” I roll my eyes and repeat my mantra: “more is better.” I believe in abundance, choices, and options. I want to accommodate my skin. We both tend to get moody. With…

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    The Power of Three – ARCONA Triad Pads

    The Power of Three – ARCONA Triad Pads

    My very good friend Nicole and I have a one-liner of a running joke, which is, “Is there no end to your laziness?” While we’re both known for being overzealous when it comes to projects in which we’re involved, I…

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    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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