Cleansers for Natural, Textured, Curly Hair

Right now my hair looks and feels dry, lackluster and just downright sad. I know that I could've taken better care of my hair, but sometimes it's much too easy to neglect my hair care routine and just disguise less than stellar hair with a cute braid or bun. Agreed? I Read more

Winter Skin Care DIY

From your head to your toes, winter conditions are no fun for your skin. Not only does dry skin look unhealthy, it can be really uncomfortable, too. Did you know that everything you need to save your skin from winter is as close as your pantry or refrigerator? Below are Read more

Solid Lotion Bars from Faith, Soaps and Love

Know for their incredible handmade artisan soaps, Faith, Soaps & Love has another trick up their sleeves... or in this case, in their tubes. Good things come in 2 oz. packages. Don't let the small number fool you, as the Solid Lotion Bar tube is the size of my hand. Read more

How to Hide Unwanted Facial Hair #GoConfidently

No matter your age, unwanted facial hair can become a true confidence problem. From genetics to mature skin, it can be difficult to feel beautiful when dark excess hair lingers around. Bleaching the hair is an option and if you haven't tried it before and are curious, read on. First, Read more

nyakio ABC African Beauty Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen

I'm always on the lookout for a BB or CC cream that not only matches my skin tone but also has SPF 20 and over, covers without feeling heavy or oily, helps to reduce the size of my pores and gives me a little glow. My skin could be described as medium to Read more

Beauty Interview with jeune d’age organics

jeune-dage-organicsWhen I was at Cosmoprof this past July I had the very awesome opportunity to meet some incredible people. Dan DeLave and Michael Lamb, founders of jeune d’age organics, among them. The best part of my job is discovering how the concept of a beauty company came to be…and I absolutely love sharing that information with you.  Read more

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Review: Alba Botanica’s Rainforest Hair Care

20090810-alba-rainforest-hair-careYou deserve to take that well-needed trip to a beautiful, tropical oasis in the rainforest that you’ve been waiting for. No, really, with Alba’s Botanica Rainforest Hair Care Collection anyone can escape on a getaway to a beautiful place…or maybe just to the shower. Of course while maintaining gorgeous, healthy hair that is. Within the Alba Botanica Rainforest Collection, I tried two different kinds of shampoo and conditioners… Read more

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Men’s Skin Care: Skincando Combat Ready Lip Balm and G.I. Cream

In this men’s skin care review Nando talks about Skincando’s Combat Ready Lip Balm and G.I. Cream. These products can be purchased at www.skincando.com

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Review: David Yurman Luxurious Body Cream

david-yurman-luxurious-body-creamLuxury beauty. In today’s economy that is a bad, bad word. Because really? How many of us actually have the money to spend on anything luxurious? Yet, when we do, it is like coveting a prized possession. My friends (Channeling John McCain when I say that), David Yurman’s newest addition to his fragrance collection, Luxurious Body Cream, is one of those possessions you will covet.  Read more

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