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Stephanie was born in France and travels there every year. Makeup is her passion (she worked as a makeup artist for Laura Mercier). She also loves to cook and do artsy stuff and garden.

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Gift Guide: For The Francophile

We’ve covered what to get the Anglophiles in your life, but what about the Francophiles? Sure, Anglophiles are a bit easier to spot, with their Madonna accents and religious following of Downtown Abbey. But how can you spot a Francophile? A big giveaway is to ask her how she feels about Bioderma. If she answers …

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Ken Paves You Are Beautiful Volumizing Collection review

Like all product junkies, I have certain beauty ‘issues’ and I am on a lifelong quest to remedy said issues by buying any and every product on the market. One of these issues: my fine, lank hair. My hair is long and just hangs from my head like overcooked, tired, limp spaghetti. I have tied …

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Aveeno Purifying Body Wash review

With help from land and sea, Aveeno’s latest will be your summer skin go-to Living on the east coast, we are forced to have two wardrobes. Sweaters, boots and thermals for the harsh winter snow and cold, and tank tops, flip flops and shorts for summer for the 100 degree humidity, laden days. Much like …

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Another French Line to Love – Vichy Idealia review

I am French so I have a natural bias toward French beauty products. I scour the para pharmacies when I’m there for the latest and greatest serums, creams and masks. But many Americans also love French products. Is it the quality? The classy packaging? The Je ne sais quoi of all things French? I know …

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Bioderma Sensibio H2O review

Bioderma, how I love thee; let me count the ways. You let me wash my face from the comfort of my cozy bed. I don’t have to hover over the sink with tedious washing and rinsing. You make my face makeup and oil free, yet never tight or dry. Bioderma hails from Lyon, France, and …

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Moana Skincare Review: Pure Drop of Youth Collection

I’m in a pickle…my skin is changing – and changing fast! I have typically had oily skin with a tendency for spots. As I age, my skin has become drier with more wrinkles, yet I still get breakouts. How does one treat dry skin without exacerbating blemishes? Thanks to Moana SKincare, I think I may …

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