CIRCA Beauty

I absolutely love getting new makeup. Trying the different colors and products, choosing a favorite, bringing it home and opening that pretty new package. It's even better when I get something I haven't tried before. Like makeup from CIRCA Beauty, a cruelty free makeup line that's affordable, long wearing, trendy, Read more

Sunscreen Pills - Do They Really Work?

With increasing frequency, I'm finding that I'm getting pitched more often to review sunscreen pills and drinks. I am a true skeptic when it comes to replacing what I know already works (topical sunscreen), and has worked for YEARS, with something so new that claims the same benefits. So Read more

St. Ives Spray Lotion Review #LiveRadiantly

St. Ives recently sent me their continous spray lotion in Naturaly Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract and the new Smooth & Glow Apricot Hydration Lotion. This is the first time I've ever tried a spray lotion and wasn't sure what to expect. Will it be similar to spray Read more

Sexy Stems Firming Self Tanner Giveaway

Tanned legs help to give the appearance of slim, flawless legs. There's nothing I love more, than to bare my legs in my favorite dress once they have a little bit of color to them. To kick off Summer, we've partnered with Sexy Stems Firming Self Tanner to give away Read more

1907 Alkaline Water Review

By now, we all know...or should know the health and beauty benefits of drinking water. Approximately 50 to 70% of our body mass is made up of water so it is important to replenish our bodies with the water that we lose on a daily basis. Water is essential to our health because Read more

Social Media Trends Webinar with MSLK and Shannon Nelson

Social-MediaOn Thursday, October 22nd, Sheri Koetting, from MSLK, and I are hosting a webinar on the Top Trends in Social Media. Naturally, if you know me, you know we are tackling Blogging (my favorite for many reasons), Facebook and Twitter. Those three networks aren’t news to anyone I’m sure, but we are hoping to provide some lunchtime inspiration for brands to walk away understanding how each can be used effectively to reach their customers and begin conversations.

Last fall I had the opportunity to meet with Sheri in New York and discuss how MSLK was using social media. Thankfully, Sheri liked what I had to say and we have kept in touch ever since.

The webinar is only 20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q & A’s– from 12:30-1:00pm EST and best of all it is free. Now I’ve had a sneak peak of who has registered for this event and I will say in all honesty, wow. I am not only incredibly impressed by who has registered to attend, but also quite humbled that these major brands in beauty and fashion feel that I (speaking for myself) have valuable knowledge to offer them.  So if you hear that Peter Brady crack in my voice on Thursday…it is only because you have amazed me with your presence and for that I am grateful.

If you haven’t already registered, here is the link: http://bit.ly/17NZA3

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Dr. Hauschka Volumizing Mascara

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I have been a fan of Dr.Hauschka‘s line of skin care products for years. I love how the natural ingredients feel on my skin, not to mention the lovely scent of the products. Until recently I stopped wearing mascara, as I was concerned about the chemicals so close to my eyes and I have very watery eyes so I need a stay-proof formula. So naturally I looked at Dr. Hauschka’s makeup collection and found he perfect solution. Dr.Hauschka Volumizing Mascara ($29.95 for 0.34 fl oz) is organic so I am not concerned about harmful chemicals and I know that the quality is high. The organic volumizing mascara adds subtle yet shimmering highlights to the lashes. The rose and candelilla waxes in the formula create a firmer, fuller volume to your lashes. The Volume Mascara dries quickly and my tiniest fine lashes are suddenly visible. Also there is no clumping or sticking. This is a fabulous organic mascara and I also love that it helps to fortify my lashes with extracts of eyebright, neem and black tea.

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Men’s Hair Care: Review of American Crew Products

In this men’s hair care video, I review some of the American Crew products that were sent to me. Some of the products got 4 Nando’s, watch the video to find out which products I really loved from this collection.

For more info: www.AmericanCrew.com

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Celebrity Hairstylist Davide Torchio Transforms Nando’s Hair

A little while back I put straightener in my hair while being distracted by Twitter. I completely ruined my hair. And while the Benjamin Daily Hydrator worked wonders on it, I decided I should have a salon professional help get my hair back to normal. That’s when I made my way to Davide Torchio Salon, where Davide himself deep conditioned my hair to help restore its natural lustre.

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