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Scalisi Skincare review

Scalisi Skincare review

A Different Take on Anti-Aging Ingredients in beauty products have become incredibly important to me as I get older and take a more proactive stance on things that impact my health, or the health of the environment. But another thing that comes as I get older is wrinkles…and crepiness. I was able to sample a skincare line that attempts to…
Lather Bamboo Lemongrass Foaming Body Scrub review

Lather Bamboo Lemongrass Foaming Body Scrub review

Who doesn't love baby soft skin? Sadly, the truth is that as you get older, baby soft skin becomes a little harder to come by. You have to work for it. You have to work hard. Creams and lotions aren't enough--you really need some serious exfoliation to help turnover fresher, smoother skin. Thankfully, Lather has the answer to all of…
Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse clarifying treatment review

Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse clarifying treatment review

We all know the saying “When Life Gives You Lemons Make Lemonade,” a metaphor for making the best out of any situation or problem. But what do you do when the situation is uncooperative hair or worse, a string of bad hair days? I want to introduce you to my new friend by Beautiful Nutrition; Lemon Rinse ($10 for a…
Urban Decay Vice lipstick swatches, review and looks

Urban Decay Vice lipstick swatches, review and looks

My VICE? Collecting all of the new Urban Decay Vice lipstick! I’m still a little 5 year old artist/hoarder at heart--please give me ALL of the crayons to color with! YES, the big box please, with 128 Crayolas. Now that I’m a grown-up (well, older than the legal age of adulthood), I don’t collect crayons anymore, but I sure do…
IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette swatches and review

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette swatches and review

Summertime means superheroes, and many people flock to the theater to see the latest super-hyped movie. I, on the other hand, can't be crowbarred out the door if it means I’ll have to sit through yet another display of superhuman strength, X-Ray vision or Spidey-sense. Yawn. On the other hand, the brand new IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette ($42) is a…
Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish swatches and review

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish swatches and review

I’m not a fan of salon gel manicures. Let me rephrase that: I’m not a fan of what salon gel manicures do to your nails. While they’re on, it’s a party. Shiny color! Long-wear! Until….you take it off. Then it’s MONTHS of nails that break if you even look at them wrong. But that wear time though. So, I tried…
The lowdown on the Clinique 3 Step Skincare System (and a GIVEAWAY)

The lowdown on the Clinique 3 Step Skincare System (and a GIVEAWAY)

Sometimes in my search for the latest, greatest beauty technology, I forget that skincare is not rocket science. Often the best solution to skin’s needs is the simplest one. Clinique understands the allure of simplicity. With the Clinique 3-Step Skincare System, you can just follow the numbers to your best skin. Clinique’s approach to skincare takes us back to basics:…
L’Oréal Hair Expertise EverPure Cleansing Balm review

L’Oréal Hair Expertise EverPure Cleansing Balm review

(Hair) Dreams Really Do Come True “I don’t believe it.” I must have repeated that phrase hundreds of times when I first heard of these purported all-in-one cleansers/conditioners/detanglers. The multitasking drugstore shampoos of the 80’s never worked for me. “Dream on,” I told myself. As it turns out, a lot has changed in the world of multi-tasking cleansing and conditioning…
NYX Plush Gel Lipstick review, swatches, looks

NYX Plush Gel Lipstick review, swatches, looks

I recently organized my beauty product stash--it was an endeavor that involved a trip to Ikea, hours of assembly and many more hours sorting. Getting my stash under control helped me realize how many similar products I own. It also let me see what colors or formulas are missing from my makeup arsenal. NYX is a we heart this favorite…
Palladio Review: Budget Friendly Botanical Beauty

Palladio Review: Budget Friendly Botanical Beauty

Are you a fan of Palladio? I bet you are, even if your first reaction is “I’ve never heard of them.” Because if you’ve been a long time user of rice paper blotting sheets, chances are this is the first brand you ever tried. Looks totally familiar, right? Palladio Rice Paper Tissues ($3.99) were the brand that introduced me to…