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

Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

20090612-emerald-bay-pool-smallPueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa debuted their 16,500 square foot state-of-the-art spa back in April and it sure sounds amazing! Signature features including chromotherapy, aromatherapy and water reflexology paths distinguish the spa. The free-standing, full service spa reflects the theme of water and flows with soothing sounds of waterfalls and fountains. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I am in paradise when I look at this picture of the pool at the spa.

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Arcona Triad Pads For Facial Cleansing on the Go

arcona1I began using Arcona skincare products to supplement my bi-weekly facials at International Orange Spa in San Francisco. Since then I’ve had a baby and was on hiatus from my trips to the spa. Am now back with my facials and still love my Arcona products.

My favorite must have product from Arcona are the Triad pads. These little beauties saved my skin during my first days as a new mom not to mention while traveling and on flights where I was in desperate need of a quick cleansing and moisturizing. The Arcona cranberry toner triad pads cleanse, tone and hydrate as well as infusing your skin with a healthy dose of antioxidants. I love the way my skin feels fresh and clean, but not too dry afterwards. I keep a jar in my desk, car glove compartment and my bathroom shelf is always fully stocked for quick cleansing when I am too exhausted for my nightly cleansing/toning/moisturizing ritual. Also in my desk drawer you’ll find a bottle of Arcona Mineral Magic, they’re a lifesaver when air conditioning wreaks havoc on my skin. It’s an anytime hydrating spritz that moisturizes, remineralizes, protects and firms skin. I don’t leave home without it.

Guest beauty review from my friends at TheFind.

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Azure Cosmeceuticals Offers Free HydroPeptide Lash Revitalizer

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The first 30 people to present this coupon at the Las Vegas International Esthetics, Cosmetics, and Spa Conference – booth 1910 will receive a free HydroPeptide Lash Revitalizer from Azure Cosmeceuticals!

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Review: Caress Skinwear Collection, Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Body Wash

20090605-caress-evenly-gorgeous-exfoliating-body-washI love this quote from Caress, “Skin is the ultimate fashion statement.” This is so true because you can be wearing the hottest looking skirt, but if your legs are dry and flakey, that is going to be the center of attention not how amazing the skirt looks on you. And if you are like me, you worked your tail off to afford that skirt…there is no way you are going to let your stems ruin your moment in the spotlight. So what to do? It’s a no brainer–invest in good skin care.

If you’ve been reading my blog long enough, you know that I am constantly battling my uneven skin tone on my face, as well as the keratosis pilaris on my arms and legs (thanks mom for passing those genes on!) Now that it’s shorts and bathing suit weather, I can no longer hide behind jeans and long sleeve shirts. I was interested in trying Caress’ new Skinwear Collection of body washes mostly because I was captivated by “Evenly Gorgeous Skin.” Even? I’m in.

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