Teami Skinny Tea

// // National day(s) of complete diet obliteration ...also known as "the holidays," is almost upon us. As much as I am looking forward to unlimited pumpkin pie and stuffing, I know that beginning the day after Thanksgiving, all I am going to want to do is detox. This year I am one Read more

The Results of Softer Skin #AveenoDailyChallenge

I partnered with AVEENO® on this post. All opinions are 100% my own. I participated in the #AveenoDailyChallenge for three weeks. For the last three weeks I participated in the #AveenoDailyChallenge using both AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Body Wash + AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion. The goal was to follow a daily Read more

Can Ultrasound Improve the Look of Skin?

I'll be honest, I was not very familiar with the world of cosmetic ultrasound treatments when I decided to try the Mira-Skin Ultrasound device. Upon doing my research, I learned that ultrasound is a non-surgical/non-invasive treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin. Ultrasound uses the body's Read more

Say Goodbye to Dry Skin This Winter with #Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Deep Moisture Jelly Cream

Although I absolutely love this time of the year with the brightly colored leaves and crisp fall air, I dread it at the same time. It seems all of my time is spent trying to prep all the livestock for the winter, insulating the house, cooking and freezing all Read more

3 Myths About Using Toner

Toner is one of the biggest misunderstood skin care products out there. And to be honest, at one point when I was younger, I also believed some of these myths. What about you? 1. Toner is a cleanser. This one bugs me the most. I've read blogger reviews where the person clearly Read more

Sephora by OPI Chic Prints for Nails Bring Minx To The Forefront!

Minx, a breakthrough system for creating long-lasting nail patterns, has been a huge celebrity favorite for awhile. However, despite its growing popularity, it’s still been hard to find a salon that actually offers Minx… and once you do find one, chances are they charge a pretty penny for the service. Not to say that isn’t worth it, but still — for people who have been waiting for Minx to become more available for us beauty-loving non-celebrities, it can be a long, frustrating wait full of boring normal manicures and smudged Nail Art Pen disasters.   Read more

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A Girl’s Gotta Spa! (sm) at the Philadelphia Wella Color Discovery Tour Event June 26th

wella-Discovery_tourWella Professionals is celebrating 130 years of hair color innovation, and this weekend, June 26th and 27th, participating Philadelphia-area Wella salons will be providing women inside access to professional colorists who will demystify salon color brands and educate and inspire women to discover their best hair color. Recognizing the importance of hair color to women, on-site experts will offer free, personal recommendations as well as a 25% discount coupon toward a Wella color service at a participating salon. Guests are also able to enter the Wella Facebook sweepstakes online for a chance to win a VIP beauty makeover in NYC. I’m happy to say I’ll be at this event all day on Saturday the 26th!  Read more

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Scott Barnes Body Bling Adds Color and Shimmer Without Streaks

If you haven’t heard of Scott Barnes, it’s certainly not because he’s not worth knowing about. The successful makeup artist has created looks for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Mariska Hargitay, Kim Kardashian, and has recently released a book, About Face, which gives insight on the secrets behind his most famous beauty transformations. He believes that the key to a gorgeous look is first and foremost a healthy, glowing complexion, and his widely popular Body Bling is what he considers to be the perfect way to achieve it without harmful rays or an unflattering orange hue.  Read more

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Summer Skin Care Advice from Paula Begoun

Summer #SkinCare Tips from Paula Begoun

With warmer weather here, I asked Paula Begoun to share some summer skin care advice to help us get our glow on! Paula is the creator and innovative force behind Paula’s Choice skin care and cosmetics. She also launched, which features tens of thousands of candid, research-supported product reviews by Paula, herself.

For a summer of fun in the sun, check out what Paula had to say:  Read more

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