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

    While not the case in the summer, it’s mid-October and lip balm has now …

  • 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 …

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

    These New Gel Moisturizers Are What Your …

    It’s 80 and so humid that I refuse to leave the icy chill comfort provided by central air today. In other words, the gel moisturizer season has officially begun. If you’re looking for formulas that minimize the dreaded shine by…

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    Fragrances I Wore Non-Stop This Summer

    Fragrances I Wore Non-Stop This Summer

    A month or so ago, I finished my bottle of Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi. And panicked. Slightly. When it comes to selecting a fragrance, I’m a creature of habit. Especially in the summer. A half-full flask of JO LOVES…

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    Mindless Summer Reading Vol. 1

    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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    Gel Moisturizers For Combination Skin (that is constantly dehydrated)

    Gel Moisturizers For Combination Skin (that is …

    I do love slathering on facial oils before bedtime year round, but the moment the warmer weather hits, my combination skin becomes very demanding as to which lighter, water-based formulas I apply during the day. Over the last decade, I’ve…

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    Warm Weather Fragrances: Molton Brown, MUGLER, Montale, Jo Malone

    Warm Weather Fragrances: Molton Brown, MUGLER, Montale, …

    This summer, I’ve paired down my fragrance wardrobe to focus on everyday scents that evoke an effortlessly casual vibe. With four new staples in rotation, I am stepping away from my usual green and zesty notes and venturing towards slightly…

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    Summer Favorites: Skin, Hair & Fragrance

    Summer Favorites: Skin, Hair & Fragrance

    Inspired by my July Travel Favorites post from a few weeks ago, I have decided to share a round-up of all the winners from the entire summer! Covering face and hair with a side of fragrance, these formulas have been…

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    Sephora Collection Favorites: Wipes, Masks & more…

    Sephora Collection Favorites: Wipes, Masks & more…

    Affordable and effective, the Sephora brand of skincare has been under my skin-dar way too long. Obviously. And while the words ‘store brand’ don’t qualify as an automatic buzz kill, it can be difficult to shop for budget beauty products…

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