Bain de Terre #TwitterParty 8/7/14 at 1pm EST

  Join me on Thursday, August 7th at 1pm EST for a #BaindeTerre Twitter Party. We’ll be tweeting about preserving your hair color, and giving more details about this naturally indulgent, paraben-free, color-safe hair care line that is infused with argan and monoi oil. Here’s the prizes you can look forward to: Bain de Terre Passion Flower Read more

LAQA&Co Fat Lip Pencil

I love products with a story behind them, which is why I am positively crazy in love with LAQA&Co. Fat Lip Pencils. The Fat Lip Pencil is a glossy jumbo lip pencil that does not need a sharpener, which I think is absolutely brilliant because there is nothing worse than Read more

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

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 and instore at shu uemura boutiques and counters nationwide.

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Review: Nancy Elle Wellness Organic Skin Care

nancy_elle_organicsI recently stumbled upon a fairly new skin care line by Nancy Elle. It’s is one that is organic and free of synthetics and is a great alternative for those looking for a healthier way to cleanse and nourish their skin. She offers 3 distinct lines: Active Vitamin C, Sweet Berry and Triple Rose Complex. I had the opportunity to try out two products from the Sweet Berry line; the Exfoliating Cleansing Creme & Facial Mask and the Exfoliating Toner. (I did have the Overnight Night Creme, but unfortunately glass jars go *splat* in my house.)

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Posted on by Shannon Smyth in anti-aging, beauty, skin care 9 Comments

Review: Philosophy Cinnamon Hot Dots Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath

Guest review by Morgan Siler.

What I love most about Philosophy’s Cinnamon Hot Dot’s Shampoo/Shower Gel/Bubble Bath is that is smells like Red Hots Candy. Exactly.

And Red Hots bring back great memories…

It was the summer before 9th grade. I lived in a bathing suit, hung out at the swim park, and ate hard candy everyday. It was an absolutely delicious summer. Candy, sunshine and innocent first kisses. My friends and I played shuffle-board and sucked on lemon drops, while the older boys played ping-pong and ate Red Hots. We explored what it meant to flirt as middle schoolers, but discovered it quite awkward, and so instead we spent the majority of our time psycho-analyzing the opposite sex.

In between rounds of sunbathing, splashing in the lake, and pretending to play shuffle board, we stared at the tanned testosterone gathered behind the ping pong tables and came up with a theory: If a boy offered us a Red Hot, it meant they thought we were hot. Maybe they hadn’t admitted to their friends yet, or maybe they didn’t even know it themselves yet, but subconsciously it had to be true. It was a promising sign, at least.

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