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

Get Your Summer Shine On With These Hair Glossing Serums!

Have you ever watched a Pantene Pro-V commercial and thought to yourself, Wow, I wish my hair could look like that. Silky, shiny, glossy… gorgeous! If you answered no, you’re either in denial, or you’ve just never seen one of their famous envy-inducing hair ads. For the rest of you who can admit to longing for lustrous smooth hair, it’s not quite as impossible as you may think. Sure, your hair may never look quite like the model’s does on the commercial (if it does, more power to you), but you can get similarly covetable shine with the help of a high-quality glossing serum. And with summer ahead with all the sunny weather in your favor, it’s your hair’s ideal time to shine!  Read more

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Calling all NYC Dads: MAN UP! Contest at Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers

male_groomingFather’s Day is fast approaching and Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers in NYC is conducting their first annual Father’s Day MAN UP! Competition where NYer’s are invited to nominate a dad – most deserving of a grooming overhaul – for a chance to win a Truman’s membership (value: $600).  So if you know a dad in need of a makeover, you might want to nominate him on his behalf!

Here’s what you have to do no later than June 15th:  Read more

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Get Subtle Shimmer (& That’s It) With MAC’s To The Beach Bronze Body Oil

Naturally, I was the first person to set foot inside the San Francisco Centre’s Nordstrom at 8 AM on Wednesday (the second their Half-Yearly sale began), and instead of going to the obvious departments like shoes or bags, I ran straight to the MAC counter. Why? It’s not like anything is ever on sale, but they do sometimes have brand-new releases of their latest line, or quick-to-sell-out value sets. In this case, they didn’t have anything worthy of a mass grab-and-buy (I’ve been there), but they did have a full shipment of MAC’s newest collection, To The Beach. The summer line features beachy-colored eye shadows, coral-hued lipsticks, and seascape-imprinted blush palettes, all in cute shell-monogrammed containers (if that’s their way of convincing us to not trade them back in for their Back 2 Mac program, they’re sorely mistaken)! Read more

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Haircolorist Michael Angelo Offers 10 Tips To Pamper Your Color-Treated Hair

Michael Angelo_haircoloristI don’t know about you, but I color and highlight my hair. And trying to stretch my dollar as much as I can, maintaining the color for as long as possible is super important to me. Michael Angelo, certified haircolorist and owner of The Michael Angelo Hair Studio and The Michael Angelo Masterpiece Haircare product line, is an expert in advanced haircoloring techniques and fashion forward hairstyles. Known by many within the professional beauty industry as “The Haircolor Guru”, Michael Angelo has pioneered the art of turning haircolor into visual works of art. Michael Angelo knows the importance of properly handling your color-treated hair in between salon visits.

He has provided ten essential tips to pamper your color treated hair, restoring shine and manageability: Read more

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