Slathering On This Month: African Botanics Infusion
Face, etc

Slathering On This Month: African Botanics Infusion

We all have that one brand that occupies a special place on our vanities, the one that gets us extra excited with every single launch. Mine? African Botanics, but you probably guessed that since I can wax poetic on their…

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I Shopped My Stash & Rediscovered These 4 Staples
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I Shopped My Stash & Rediscovered These 4 Staples

Last month, I did something I haven’t done in a while: I shopped my stash. Always extremely grateful to brands for their regular deliveries of new product, I chase the latest and greatest in skincare innovation and move from one…

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From The Archives: L’OCCITANE 25% Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm
Body

From The Archives: L’OCCITANE 25% Shea Butter …

There isn’t a body care classic more celebrated than the iconic L’OCCITANE hand cream. A global phenomenon, it’s very well deserving of its cult status. When the 25% Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm launched, my first accusatory passive aggressive question…

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Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum
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Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum

Naturally gravitating towards bronzing, tinted and ‘healthy glow’ promoting formulas, I have gone through dozens (if not hundreds) of powders, liquids and glotions. There are a handful of brilliant bronzers that work on my Eastern European complexion (that wishes it…

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My Acid Toner / Essence Sequence Dilemma
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My Acid Toner / Essence Sequence Dilemma

What goes on first? An acid toner or an essence? For the longest time, the torment was real. Clearly, I suck at layering products but I am not willing to eliminate either liquid step from my skincare routine. I’ll admit…

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