Teami Skinny Tea

// // National day(s) of complete diet obliteration ...also known as "the holidays," is almost upon us. As much as I am looking forward to unlimited pumpkin pie and stuffing, I know that beginning the day after Thanksgiving, all I am going to want to do is detox. This year I am one Read more

The Results of Softer Skin #AveenoDailyChallenge

I partnered with AVEENO® on this post. All opinions are 100% my own. I participated in the #AveenoDailyChallenge for three weeks. For the last three weeks I participated in the #AveenoDailyChallenge using both AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Body Wash + AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion. The goal was to follow a daily Read more

Can Ultrasound Improve the Look of Skin?

I'll be honest, I was not very familiar with the world of cosmetic ultrasound treatments when I decided to try the Mira-Skin Ultrasound device. Upon doing my research, I learned that ultrasound is a non-surgical/non-invasive treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin. Ultrasound uses the body's Read more

Say Goodbye to Dry Skin This Winter with #Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Deep Moisture Jelly Cream

Although I absolutely love this time of the year with the brightly colored leaves and crisp fall air, I dread it at the same time. It seems all of my time is spent trying to prep all the livestock for the winter, insulating the house, cooking and freezing all Read more

3 Myths About Using Toner

Toner is one of the biggest misunderstood skin care products out there. And to be honest, at one point when I was younger, I also believed some of these myths. What about you? 1. Toner is a cleanser. This one bugs me the most. I've read blogger reviews where the person clearly Read more

Calling All Men: Purple Lab’s Speed Dating Event at the W

purple_lab_speed_datingThis event has capped out at 200 women–however, there are only 180 men signed up! So guys, c’mon and register! This is going to be a great event!

Join double duty beauty brand Purple Labâ„¢ and Master Matchmaker® Steve Ward, CEO of Master Matchmakers®, and host of VH1’s “Tough Love” in our launch of Purple Lab’s new beauty product, Luvahâ„¢, at the World’s Largest Speed Dating Event on January 29, 2010 at the W Hoboken Hotel!

Participants ages 21-35 are invited to pre-register for the event at:

*Doors will open for registration at 7pm. Pre-registered guests are asked to arrive at 8pm.  Read more

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Review: Ola Hawaiian Bath and Body Products


When first trying the Ola Hawaiian lotions and salt scrubs, I was quite skeptical as to the ingredients and if they would be too greasy for my skin. Still being a teenager, I end up getting the really flaky dry skin, yet oily at the same time (why me!?) But when I tried a sample of the Sandalwood Verbena lotion on my hands, they felt wonderful. The smell was just as intriguing as the texture of this lotion; rich, creamy, and non-greasy, this product is perfect for my dry skin. Read more

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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 ) 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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