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

Spongelle Shower Gel Infused Bath Buffers Giveaway

Let's slough off the dryness of Winter and get our skin Spring-ready! What better way to do this than with a giveaway of Spongelle's Shower Gel Infused Bath Buffers! Just in case you missed Gail's review of Spongelle's body buffers that are infused with a silken, gentle shower gel and Read more

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

Posted on by Shannon Smyth in beauty, Makeup, mascara 5 Comments

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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Review: Travertine Spa Botanical Body Wash

travertine-spa-tuberose-body-washThe holiday shopping is now in full gear and oftentimes we find ourselves stressing out over which gift is perfect for the loved ones in our lives and where we can find the best deals as we move from store to store for our quest. So here’s a novel idea: take a moment for yourself and relax. It doesn’t have to be anything long and drawn out or even an appointment at the spa (although I could definitely go for that right about now!) but it can simply done right in your own shower.

Travertine Spa’s Botanical Body Wash in Tuberose is one such treat that, although just a simple shower gel, it’s skin softening properties and intoxicating floral scent will have you feeling like you just incorporated a little luxury in your life.  Read more

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