Wrinkle Reducing Products

When we're young, we take our flawless skin for granted, never considering that what we do early on will affect us when we're older. We try to rush things, like wearing makeup (and always forgetting to take it off), skip things like sunscreen and make poor choices like smoking. Read more

Onsen $1000 Gift Card Giveaway

It's my birthday week and I am turning the big 4-0. What better way to welcome in my 40's than with a giveaway for an amazing anti-aging skin care line? Inspired by the countryside baths of Japan, Onsen skin care products are made with the same restorative minerals found at Read more

Best Body Lotions

  The best body lotions are the kind that leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated, not just for hours, but for days at a time. I am incredibly picky when it comes to my beauty products, and when it comes to body lotion, I need something that delivers. Here's a Read more

Favorite Black Eyeliners

There's something that a black eyeliner conveys that brown or even brightly colored or metallic eyeliners can't duplicate. Black says bold, daring, classic, sexy. While there are times that I opt for brown or grey, a good black eyeliner is always my first choice. Some of my favorites include CoverGirl liquiline Read more

#AllDayLook Twitter Party August 19th at 1pm RSVP

Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about beauty tips, celebrity looks and Neutrogena products available at Target. On August 19 from 1-2 pm ET, please join us for the #AllDayLook Twitter Party where we’ll be chatting about achieving an all day beauty look with help from Read more

Summertime Remedies for Your Sun Damaged Hair

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Days spent swimming and sunning by the pool is part of luxurious lazy summer days. It’s the perfect time to catch up on novel and magazine reading, but the chlorine, sun and salt water can take a dramatic toll on your hair. Be sure to protect your hair with sunscreen before and condition after your dip in the pool or day at the beach.

We’ve found some after sun haircare products to make summertime maintenance all that more enjoyable. Lenore Greyl’s Huile de Palme combats against the damaging effects of sun, seawater and chlorinated pool water. To restore damaged ends simply apply for 10 minutes up to overnight and then re-apply after four trips to the pool… Read more

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Backstage at the Beyonce Concert Sponsored by L’Oreal

20090715-img-1088A few weeks ago I was among several beauty bloggers across the U.S. invited by L’Oreal to attend Beyonce’s I am…Sasha Fierce concert (which they sponsor and she is a spokesperson for.) I almost fell out of my seat when I was called a few hours before leaving for Philadelphia and told that I was given backstage access and could have a meet and greet with her. A friend of mine, the ever fabulous Billy B, has told me in the past how sweet and down to earth Beyonce was, so I was thrilled and not too intimidated to meet her (although completely nervous I must admit!) I left my house with several outfits in hand, because really? How do you dress when you are about to meet someone so gorgeous?! Here’s a chronicle of how it all went down… Read more

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You’ll be Looking Udderly Gorgeous with Cowshed Spa Products

cowshedVoted Tatler magazine’s international spa of the year for 2009, Cowshed is luxurious skincare line originating the eponymous spa at Babington House located in Somerset just outside London. Don’t forget your Hunter wellies and Barbour vest which are the requisite uniform here.

The original spa was launched in 1998 and named after the building’s former occupants. Founded in the philosophy of premium 100% natural essential oils all ingredients are organic, wild-crafted and fair trade botanicals with minimal use of preservatives. The products do NOT contain any parabens, petrochemicals, sulphates or artificial dyes or fragrances. There are no animal products in the ingredients except for organic beeswax and wildflower honey. Every product’s ingredients are sourced from the original walled garden at the original Cowshed spa in Somerset. We also love the cheeky product names like “Moody Cow” and “Knackered Cow”.

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Review: Posh in Clover Bath and Body

20090708-posh-in-clover-shower-gelleePosh (adj): Classy, elegant…and a member of the Spice Girls. I like both. Posh in Clover’s bath and body products give off the aura of classiness and smell divine. I had the opportunity to try out their Amaretti Shower Gellee, Spa Soap and Whipped Butter Cream. If you want to feel like the Queen Mother is coming for a visit, step into your shower and transport your senses across the pond with these delightfully fragrant beauty products.

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