Osmia Organics Milky Rose Soap

When it comes to cleansing my body, I never did like using a bar of soap, I have always preferred body washes, gels or shower oils. I have rarely found a soap that I enjoy using. They tend to leave a filmy residue that leaves my skin dry and Read more

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

Review: Lisa Hoffman Spa Bath Hand and Foot Butter

lisa_hoffman_hand_and_foot_butterThe lake in front of my house is frozen over, the thermostat in my car said 12 degrees the other day and the cozy fire in my wood stove only tell me one thing…nope, not that Winter is here, but that it is the beginning of dry skin season. Chapped hands, chapped lips, flaky skin and cracked heels…I’m sure you know what I mean. Back in October I held my 4 Year Blogiversary party, for which Lisa Hoffman supplied attendees with her Lisa Hoffman Spa Bath Hand and Foot Butter. I felt now was the perfect time to put it to good use!    Read more

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Christopher Drummond’s 3 New Year’s Eve Makeup Tips

christopher_drummondI first came into contact with Christopher Drummond back in 2007 when he was getting ready to launch his company. And with all of the buzz going on right now about his skin care and cosmetics line, I thought it would be the perfect time to ask him to share 3 tips for looking brilliant this New Year’s Eve.  Read more

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Review: CoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Lip Gloss

Dazzle-Ablaze-Flare-Glimmer-Ignite-Sparkler-covergirl-shineblastThere are two things I love more than John Mayer and that is shiny lip gloss and double duty products. So when CoverGirl gave me the opportunity to try out their new Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Lip Gloss, I was totally game. I previously tried their LashBlast Length mascara (be sure to check out my Encyclopedia of Mascara’s on Facebook) and thought it was a pretty good mascara. So did both of these products meet my expectations? Read more

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Perfectly Pretty Holiday Value Gift Sets

xmas-gift-setsValue sets make an ideal present for holiday gift giving. Beauty retailers are stocking loads of these and most all of the sets are reasonably priced to keep your holiday budget under control. Makeup Beauty value kits are packaged in a set with everything needed to update a look for the New Year. Skincare kits will let her experiment with a new skincare regime. Perfect for a colleague, sister, or your BFF. This is also a fabulous way to introduce and try new products as well. Most every girl I know loves to indulge in new beauty and skincare products to combat the wintertime doldrums too! Here are our picks for value beauty gift sets… Read more

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