Hydrating DIY Coconut Oil Foot Scrub

Feet are always in need of some restoration and hydration no matter the season. Whether you’ve had a long day at the office, you’re suffering from dry flip-flop feet, or you’re trying to break in a new pair of heels, there is nothing a DIY at-home foot scrub can’t Read more

GR8SKN Acne Spot Treatment

Teen skin issues are in full force in my house. Thankfully my sons have taken an interest in caring for their skin and always come to me with questions about how to clear up blemishes, moisturize and cleanse their skin, and for my oldest, asked my husband to show Read more

Lemon Ginger Lavender Spa Elixir

With the change of season it takes an extra dose of effort (and nutrients) to ward off dreaded colds. The Umstead Hotel and Spa (Cary, N.C.) is treating spa guests to a soothing seasonal Lemon Ginger Lavender Elixir that will be more pleasant on the palate than cough syrup! Chef Greg Gettles shares his recipe for a refreshing, Read more

NEOVA Copper Moisture Mask

Copper has many skin care benefits including the promotion of collagen and elastin production, as well as acting as an antioxidant. Copper peptides help to firm, smooth and soften skin, and it's said that copper can accomplish it in half the time compared to most other anti-aging skin care Read more

Cate McNabb Cruelty Free Red Lipstick

Ever since I decided to make the leap into wearing red lipstick, I've become obsessed. While I know that self-confidence comes from within, the perfect red lipstick can get you there a little quicker. Cruelty free cosmetics brand, Cate McNabb, has some incredibly hydrating lipsticks and Be Mine basically begged Read more

Get Makeup-Ready for Fall With Prescriptives

As I sit here on this August afternoon shivering my behind off because it is only 59 degrees (!) I am reminded that in the next few weeks it’ll be time to start wearing fall colors. I was looking at Prescriptives website today and found some great products to give you a jump start on fall makeup. So enjoy and sip some hot chocolate along with me!

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Review: Rimmel Glam’Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara

rimmel-mascara-glam-eyesWith Rimmel’s Glam’Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara, I felt like I had the longest lashes! I probably only swiped each set of eyelashes two or three times and I could already feel a difference. I went away on vacation for about a week and this mascara was great for touch-ups and it was nice to have it with me on the airplane, too. I could just whip it right out, apply a few swipes of this mascara and it felt good as new.

You know, my lashes felt so flirty, you could almost feel the wind they were making every time I blinked. They’re like fans! Read more

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Sweet Smell of Figs for the Last Days of Summer

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This time of year, late summer, reminds me of the sweet smell of figs. The luscious fruit is now in season and I’m gobbling them up by the dozen. I spent many summers at my grandparent’s home in Pasadena where they had abundant fig and avocado trees. Any beauty product that brings back those sweet memories is one that I love to use during the summer months… Read more

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Review: Freeman Bare Foot Creamy Pumice Foot Scrub

iconiconGuest review from beauty blogger Blaq Vixen Beauty:

Sometimes, when I want to use a different scrub on my feet besides award-winning Olay Thermal Pedicure Foot Treatment, I turn to Freeman Bare Foot Peppermint and Plum Creamy Pumice Foot Scrub, $3.99. I’ve actually been using this before Olay came out with their foot treatment.

It was only last year that I started to get regular pedicures. While my feet are in good shape, I’ve been hooked on buying scrubs for the feet and body. I’ll admit that Freeman Bare Foot Peppermint and Plum Creamy Pumice Foot Scrub isn’t as hardcore as Olay Thermal Pedicure Foot Treatment by itself. However, squeeze a lavish amount on a foot pumice and scrub away! It also works well with exfoliating gloves or a loofah… Read more

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