• Happy National Sunscreen Day! (plus 3 new facial SPF formulas you should try)

    There is little debate about the importance and benefits of sunscreen. Using broad spectrum SPF …

  • 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 hows and whys of using Washable …

    The concept of washable cotton rounds is actually pretty new to me. So it wasn’t at all surprising that many of you slid into my DMs with ‘I didn’t know these existed’ after I posted about them on my Instagram…

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    From The Archives: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

    From The Archives: Aztec Secret Indian Healing …

    This post was originally published in July of 2014. Since Aztec Secret continues to be the best selling, most positively reviewed beauty product on Amazon, I dug it out of the archives and replaced iPhone 4 photography… Last night, many…

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    My Top 3 Beauty Finds from Amazon

    My Top 3 Beauty Finds from Amazon

    The land of ‘customers who bought this also bought,’ ‘save for later,’ and ‘add to cart,’ amazon.com is the dreamy landscape for way too many of my spontaneous beauty purchases. Tempting us with difficult to find, imported, under the radar…

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    Random (and winning) Beauty Finds from Amazon

    Random (and winning) Beauty Finds from Amazon

    Amazon. A corn maze of the best deals and incredible finds. The safest drunk shopping destination. But also, the fastest growing luxury beauty landscape. Who would have thought that what began in the nineties as the “Earth’s Biggest Bookstore” online…

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    NIVEA Men Creme – Made in Germany… Or is it?

    NIVEA Men Creme – Made in Germany… Or …

    Remember when BIC For Her came out a few years ago? Yes, we have lady pens in America. The reviews on amazon.com still make me laugh. Segue into beauty. I mean grooming. Last year, I blinked extra hard to make…

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    James Read Tan *the body edit* Sleep Mask Tan & Express Mask Tan

    James Read Tan *the body edit* Sleep …

    Packing for Costa Rica in early December is definitely a first world problem. Throw in being ‘a whiter shade of pale’ and you have a white girl problem! While I completely trust my James Read facial self-tanners, I have always…

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    Moringa, Noon, and Night – Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm

    Moringa, Noon, and Night – Emma Hardie Moringa …

    I first encountered Emma Hardie through another male blogger, who strongly suggested I try her Moringa Cleansing Balm. Drowning in product at the time, I foolishly passed on it while in London last Spring. Fast forward six months to a…

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    Big in Japan – Cure Natural Aqua Gel

    Big in Japan – Cure Natural Aqua Gel

    If you’ve wondered which beauty product sells every 12 seconds in Japan, wonder no more: it’s Cure Natural Aqua Gel. Asia, the fastest-growing skin care market has been sharing their staples over the last decade or so and nothing makes…

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