• The Father’s Day Gift You Will Want To Keep For Yourself

    Father’s Day is almost two weeks away so mark calendars for June 16 and call …

  • Best Beauty Sales To Shop This Memorial Day Weekend!

    It’s a holiday weekend! YAY. With three and half days off and an unimpressive …

  • 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 …

  • 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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    Slathering On This Month: African Botanics Infusion

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence

    Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence

    Familiar to most and popularized in Asia as part of their elaborate skincare routine, the concept of an essence is to provide a boost of hydration somewhere between a toner and a serum. Speaking for myself, incorporating this additional ‘essence…

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    Paula’s Choice NEW Omega+ Complex Serum

    Paula’s Choice NEW Omega+ Complex Serum

    Fans of serums that pack serious moisture in addition to hydration and treatment benefits, will find the latest Paula’s Choice RESIST Omega+ Complex fitting the bill to a T. Almost lotion-like, this new addition to the advanced anti-aging collection aims…

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