At Home Skin Care with Michael Todd Soniclear

Sometimes getting to the spa for a deep cleansing facial isn't always an option. Thankfully there are plenty of beauty tools out there that can help your skin look its best regardless of your budget. The Michael Todd Soniclear and many of their skin care products are perfect for Read more

Silk Therapeutics Silk Renewing Peel Review #PowerofSilk

Are you in search of a facial exfoliant that can tighten, brighten and smooth skin? More importantly, one with the least amount of ingredients - yet the most effective ones? Since I'm now in the mature skin category (that makes me feel old), my skin is in need of something Read more

Fade Burn Scars with InviCible Scars

Burns are the worst. Depending on how you got burned and how deep it goes, also determines the healing time involved (and the pain. Oh my, the pain.) A month ago I was doing something I rarely like to do - cook. It's like seeing a Yeti in your backyard, Read more

Detox Smoothie Recipes from Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills

March marks National Nutrition Month, and a great time to ramp-up healthy eating (and drinking!) habits. Stephen Coe, executive chef at Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills (Plymouth, Mass.) has whipped up five delicious detox smoothie recipes to help sneak in superfoods, even when strapped for time. Brain Fuel 2 Read more

Pampering Q and A on Biconi

I was recently interviewed as an expert regarding pampering yourself on Biconi's website. It was a fun Q & A and I hope it helps you learn more about me. Here's a small tidbit: For Shannon Smyth, beauty is more than just about finding the perfect lipstick hue or perfect moisturizer Read more

Joshua Blaylock on American Idol

Readers, this post has nothing to do with beauty products and everything to do with my friend Joshua Blaylock. I am seriously so excited and over the moon for Josh because in American Idol’s Boston audition, Josh made it to Hollywood! For those who know Josh in real life, he is as gentle and sweet and polite as he showed himself to be in the audition…not to mention a talented singer. I’ve known him for the past few years and I know that singing is one of his passions (and he is a super huge fan of Reba!)

So please note, that as Josh progresses in the finals…and I have every confidence that he will, that I will likely publish a blog post each time about it. I just want Josh to know that he has my support, that I am rooting for him and I am so super proud of him for going after his dream! Love you Josh!!!

Here is Josh’s audition in Boston:

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Check out Josh at my 4 year Blogiversary party back in October (he appears at 2:43):

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Jemma Kidd’s Crushed Jewel Gel Liner

Add some sparkle to your wintertime look with an eyeliner infused with glitter this season. Makeup artist Jemma Kidd’s Crushed Jewel Gel Liner ($20.00 at Drugstore.com ) adds a whimsical look with tiny specks of glimmery shimmer that can be used as over shadow or pigmented liner. You can also wear it alone to dramatize the sophisticated palette of colors including azure, lapis, onyx and topaz. The sparkly liquid liner is made of a clear gel base containing suspended flecks of glitter. Not for only special occasions, this liner makes a fun look for every day. The ’80s are back on trend in a major way so why not have some fun with some seriously retro chic glitter liner.   Read more

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Guy’s Get the Ultimate Pampering at John Allan’s

I recently had THE most pampering experience at John Allan’s in Midtown Manhattan. From a shoe shine to a hair treatment to a manicure, I felt completely relaxed and well taken care of. Check out the video to hear all about it!

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Wintertime Dry Skin Remedy – In Fiore Kashmir Body Balm

With the recent wave of freezing temps, careful attention to keep skin moisturized and hydrated is a essential. One of my favorite all natural remedies for the winter months is San Francisco-based In Fiore. I stumbled upon In Fiore’s storefront apothecary in San Francisco’s emerging Tender Nob district. In the cozy and fragrant space, In Fiore founder Julie Elliott hand blends organic, biodynamic and wild-crafted essences from around the world into glorious bath and body oils, balms, and complexion treatments.

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