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BlissLights: One Little Light Can Decorate Your WHOLE House

BlissLights: One Little Light Can Decorate Your WHOLE House

I come from a family of shoppers. Let me rephrase that, FEMALE shoppers. The women in my family? World class deal hunters who can spend an entire day, we're talking sunshine to sunset, popping from thrift stores, yard sales and malls. The men in my family, whether by blood or marriage? Well, they're the ones we hide our finds from!…
When is Sunscreen more Skincare? When it’s from Dermalogica

When is Sunscreen more Skincare? When it’s from Dermalogica

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery Broad Spectrum SPF 50 I'm one of those lucky folks that can get a sunburn on a cloudy day in the winter. I am extremely fair and the sun is kinda out to get me at all times. So, I use sunscreen religiously! When my favorite sunscreen was discontinued recently, I was happy to try Dermalogica…
IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow Blushing Bronzer swatches and review

IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow Blushing Bronzer swatches and review

It's summer and the sun is out and shining! For most folks, that means a gorgeous, bronze glow...unless you could double as Casper The Friendly Ghost. This girl doesn't tan, folks. She doesn't get bronze; she gets various shades of lobster. Not a good look, y'all. Having my pigment-challenged back is IT Cosmetics, of course. Their latest crush-worthy product is…
A Lip Savior: Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment

A Lip Savior: Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment

A New Secret Weapon Targets Balm Addicts I am a balm girl. Lip balm, that is. I use it obsessively on non-lipstick days at the beach. I use it to prep my lips before applying lipstick. I never have less than seven in cups, pockets, lockers or purses: some tinted, some flavored, some medicinal. It’s not that I even have…
Tom’s of Maine Body Wash review (and Beauty Bars too!)

Tom’s of Maine Body Wash review (and Beauty Bars too!)

Everything old is new again. Half a century ago the hippies created a movement of natural ingredients, earthiness and purity. The movement itself was a retro one, an answer to an industrialized worldwide growth spurt—one that leapt over nature and verged on the supernatural. This back-to-nature movement has never really left, but has definitely resurged in recent years. When the…
we truly heart this: Pixi Peel & Polish

we truly heart this: Pixi Peel & Polish

I don’t tend to change up my skincare--it really has to be an INCREDIBLE product for me to incorporate it into my regular facial routine. There are a few reasons for this: For over a decade, my cystic-acne ridden face was subjected to trial-and-error with countless products (total product burnout with both prescription and non-prescription strength). I’ve finally found a…
Sara Happ One Luxe Gloss swatches and review

Sara Happ One Luxe Gloss swatches and review

Lip guru Sara Happ seems to be one of those people who understands that making the world better in tiny ways can add up to a happier world in general. Not that I consider beautiful lips to be a tiny thing. On the contrary, as a certified gloss addict, I’m a believer in the happiness-inspiring effect of a really great…
Hey Mister, Pixi has something new for you…

Hey Mister, Pixi has something new for you…

Years ago, I had an artist friend who lived in a giant, decrepit warehouse in downtown Baltimore. There was no air conditioning, so during the brutal summer months, this guy would sit in front of a big industrial fan with a spray bottle full of water, and squirt the water towards the fan. I thought this was a little crazy…
Fleur’s Night Smoothing Cream and Pearlescent Eye Care Review

Fleur’s Night Smoothing Cream and Pearlescent Eye Care Review

Just when I think I’ve found the "best of the best" for my face, another brand comes my way and wows me yet again. This is my first experience with the French brand Fleur's and what a great first impression. Fleur's have built their company on the idea of combining science with senses, creating products that use fruits, minerals, florals…
Urban Decay Red Lipstick Guide

Urban Decay Red Lipstick Guide

We swatched (and wore) 13 Reds to help you find your fave How many lipsticks do you currently own? I just did a quick inventory... and I’m at 125. One. Hundred. Twenty. Five. Lipsticks. It’s a lot. I get it. And yet... it’s not enough. It’s not quite complete. I’m pretty sure my collection is missing a few key shades,…