Karin Herzog Choco2 Face Cream Review

I've always considered myself lucky when it comes to my skin.  Sure I've had the occasional pimple or was inconvenienced by random dry skin or oily skin a times, but it was never out of control or got to the point where it was a stressor for me. I wish I would Read more

La Fresh hello Eco-Beauty Lip Treat Review

In the summer, the last thing I want to do is to apply any sort of sticky or gooey product to my lips.  I am a lip gloss fanatic, but even the lightest gloss is too much product for me when it's sweltering.  I will usually just opt for Read more

Sabon Loofah Soap

// // Exfoliating my body is one of those acts of beauty that I try to perform about twice a week. I love how soft, smooth and radiant my skin feels and look after exfoliating.However, as much as I love freshly exfoliated skin, sometimes I am just too lazy Read more

A Girl's Gotta Spa! Natural Bath and Body Products on Amazon

A Girl's Gotta Spa! natural bath and body products can now be found on Amazon.com via etailz. I'm beyond thrilled at the exponential growth we're having with our retail partnerships! Amazon.com strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy Read more

DIY Cooling Cucumber Mask

During my two month stay in Bali, a significant amount of time was spent at Amo Spa in Seminyak.  I enjoyed the most amazing spa treatments that I've every experienced and though I have only been back in the US for a week, I am going through serious Amo Read more

Origins.com Free Cleanser Promotion

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Review: Huge Lips Skinny Hips Lip Plumper

huge-lips-skinny-hips_lip_plumperEveryone who knows me will automatically assume that this review is biased off the bat. Why? Because ever since my boss handed me a fabulous book called “How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less” a year ago, I have been a Karen Robinovitz fan ever since.  I completely identified with her personality right off the bat and it was only kismet that a few months ago our lives crossed paths (thank you Twitter!) So I was completely excited to try out the lip plumper she is launching this month because it not only promises to plump without stinging (thank the heavens for that!) but also has Hoodia in it to assist in curbing those sugary cravings–thus the name Huge Lips Skinny Hips.

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Review: Herbal Essences Hydralicious Self-Targeting Hair Care

herbal_essences_hydraliciousCall me crazy, but when I am in the shower using Herbal Essences newest hydralicious shampoo and conditioner I have to fight the urge to start singing Fergie’s “Fergalicious.” Which, if you have been around the block long enough, you know that beat is inspired by J.J. Fad’s Supersonic. (Just throwing out my musical knowledge at you.) But I digress… This new line of swirled shampoos, specifically the Self-targeting line, are a ribbon of red vanilla and whipped aloe to hydrate my hair where it needs it yet not over hydrating the sections that are healthy.

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shu uemura’s The Pink Collection

shu umeura pink collectionPink! Everyone knows I cannot get enough of the color pink, so I was totally ecstatic to see that shu uemura has launched The Pink Collection this month! This collection is a series of lipsticks and glosses made with a Pink Hybrid Pigment, one of the purest pink pigments ever discovered and patented by shu uemura. It includes new and unique shades of pink that have never been seen before! The shades range from never before seen light, yellowish, dark and bluish pinks.

If you’re a pink lover and lip gloss addict, you can find the new collection online at www.shuuemura-usa.com and instore at shu uemura boutiques and counters nationwide.

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