Lighten Dark Spots with Dermalogica PowerBright Trx Trio

I'm paying for the skin sins of my youth in hyperpigmentation and an abundance of dark spots from both acne and lack of sunscreen usage. Over the years I've learned how to best conceal them with makeup in order to fake a great complexion. However, when the makeup comes Read more

DIY Peppermint Eucalyptus Bath Bombs

Candy canes may be great for stuffing stockings, adorning trees, or a sweet snack, but the minty holiday staple can also be incorporated into your beauty routine. Peppermint oil contains minerals and nutrients including iron, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and C, and is soothing to the Read more

Subtle Green Customizable Skin Care

Subtle Green, a Montreal-based luxury skin care company, recently caught my attention. Much of what they stand for is something I have been saying for years - "The best moisturizers do not have to contain 'miracle ingredients' developed using 'breakthrough technologies' in a remote secret laboratory." There are tried Read more

#HeartMyHair Twitter Party November 25 1-2pm EST #ad

Photo Credit: Great Contradictions Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about hairstyles! On November 25, 2014 at 1:00pm ET, please join us for the #HeartMyHair Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing the new Conair Curl Secret and the Read more

DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Face Scrub

With the busiest season of the year upon us, sometimes caring for ourselves (and our skin) sadly ends up at the bottom of the to-do list. (Please don't let it.) Fortunately, facialist Cecilia Wong has designed a seasonal at-home, DIY facial scrub that requires little time and effort, which can Read more

Create Your Own Makeup at Kolmar PAINT Party

This past New York Fashion Week, Shannon sent me on a special assignment to cover Kolmar’s PAINT party that she was invited to by her friend Ben Bennett. This party was incredible, allowing guests to mix their own colors to create a palette of makeup that was unique and fun. One thing I didn’t tell Shannon? Is that I was able to get Heatherette designer, Richie Rich, on camera and to mouth Shannon’s favorite saying, “A Girl’s Gotta Spa!”

Enjoy the video! And many thanks to Kolmar and Ben for allowing us to experience it!  Read more

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Men’s Product Review: Joe Grooming Scrub, Shave and Moisturizer

In this men’s product review, I revisit my favorite brand again: Joe Grooming! This time they sent me their their Scrub, Shave and Moisturizer to review. To see all products mentioned in the video, please visit www.JoeGrooming.com

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Review: L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara

l'Oreal-telescopic-explosion-mascaraL’Oreal recently sent me the newest addition to their line up of mascara’s: Telescopic Explosion. I will start off by telling you that I do indeed like this mascara, but I will burst your bubble if you think your lashes will look like Penelope Cruz’s on their website (around these parts, we call that PhotoShop and/or eyelash extensions.) Aside from that, let’s talk about why I loved Telescopic Explosion and how it made my lashes pop… Read more

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Gifting Beauty Ideas – Sephora Deluxe Fragrance Sampler

sephora-samplerIn a muddle about what to give the picky girl on your list? Give her a present with that she can customize to her tastes. The Deluxe Fragrance Sampler from Sephora allows the giftee to choose their own fragrance after sampling twelve of the latest and trendsetting fragrances at Sephora. The gift sampler includes sample sizes plus a voucher that can be traded in for a full-sized bottle of any of the sampled fragrances plus an atomizer and a fragrance guide… Read more

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