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Tried and True Review: Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash

Tried and True Review: Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash

The 2-in-1 Cleanser and Exfoliator Wants to Simplify Your Routine I’m lazy. I didn’t mean for this to be a confessional, but it’s the truth. I rarely move the knick-knacks on my shelves to dust, and I rarely do a multi-step face cleansing ritual. Often I don’t even bother with the wood polish—or moisturizer. For this reason, whenever I see…
Vita Liberata Trystal Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals review

Vita Liberata Trystal Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals review

As a self-tanning aficionado, I've gotten pretty good at achieving a tan that no one would guess was faux... on my body, that is. As for my face, I gave up trying. In the summer months, when I'm using self-tanner on my body, I skip my face entirely, and fake a glow with a combination of wash-off bronzing lotions and…
L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss – a limited edition made permanent

L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss – a limited edition made permanent

You often dream that a limited edition product will become permanent. But how often does it really happen? This is one time that it did... Last spring, I reviewed the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss. At the time, they were a new, limited edition product that sounded like a bit of a science experiment--matte gloss? But the formula was totally…
Hair Woes? Let Hair Recipes Help

Hair Woes? Let Hair Recipes Help

A Recipe for Every Hair Type I feel bad for my hair. While I try to take care of it, between coloring, products, blow outs and straightening for decades, my hair is crying out for help! And a lot of times I don’t even know how to help it. I buy the color treated shampoos and conditioners, I try to…
3 Things: Let’s Get Physical!

3 Things: Let’s Get Physical!

We've officially entered beach and vacation season and if you're like me, you're probably trying to get in shape so you can look good and feel good. I have recently started back at the gym after a year's hiatus and I am in the zone, people! I haven't missed a workout in 2 months now and I think I finally…
Tips for contouring: featuring the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette

Tips for contouring: featuring the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette

Contouring can seem difficult. I get it. It has spiraled a little out of control (google “clown contouring”). But, ladies and gentlemen, I’m pretty sure contouring and highlighting are here to stay. Don’t be afraid of it! Contouring can do awesome things, and it’s really not that hard. I pinky promise that you can learn it AND rock it. Here…
Be a fuzz-buster this summer with Completely Bare

Be a fuzz-buster this summer with Completely Bare

Fuzz works some places. Peaches; of course. Baby chicks; the fuzzier the better. But on your body? Not so cute. Luckily there's help. From the original spa of the same name on Madison Avenue, Completely Bare offers a collection of gentle, effective and easy-to-use hair removal products for those of us who aren't in NYC (or, who have a more…
Adore Cosmetics Golden Touch 24K Techno-Dermis Eye Mask

Adore Cosmetics Golden Touch 24K Techno-Dermis Eye Mask

I’m not really a lottery player, but the Mega-Millions jackpot is a crazy $200+ million right now. I figure it's worth $1 for me to daydream about the things I could afford to buy if I won… Diamond-encrusted rims for my car. A personal helicopter I could fly to work. Or how about an eye treatment product made from 24K…
Garnier Whole Blends Review

Garnier Whole Blends Review

When I was a little girl, my mom had this giant book of homesteading hippie lore. It was filled with recipes for bread making, tips on how to forage for wild greens and my absolute favorite section—how to get shiny, glorious hair naturally. The secret? Collecting rainwater in barrels and rinsing your hair with it. Have you ever heard of…