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

Exhale Spa Offers an Amazing Spa Membership

exhale_spa_beautyI wish I lived in one of the cities where there is an exhale spa because right now they are offering a pretty fabulous spa membership. For $150/month, with a 1 year commitment, exhale spa is offering this spa membership, which includes one free treatment per month (from a select list of services valued up to $150) plus additional benefits and perks! This new spa package allows its members to treat themselves to multiple services including manicures, therapy treatments, mind-body classes, and many other discounts.

Here’s what you get:

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Review: April Rain Night Rainew Wrinkle Cream

april_rain_night_rainewGuest beauty review by Morgan Siler:

I had my doubts. Anything with a tag line that includes “wrinkles” and “away” is cause for skepticism. I’m still not 30 yet, so I take offense to even the slightest suggestion that I need a wrinkle cream. But the truth is, I’ve wanted one, because though my forehead has always had lines, this year they seem to have gotten deeper and the slightest hint of crows feet have appeared at the creases of my eyes. I blame my son, who is now 2.5 going on 14.

When April Rain Night Rainew with Hydropeptide arrived, my roomate and I were having a glass of wine in the living room. We studied the packaging and flipped through the thick brochure. If we were Sex and the City characters, she, cynical and smart, would be a Miranda and I, idealistic and hopeful, would be a Charlotte. “I can’t stand it when cosmeceutical companies talk to us like we are idiots,” she said, still perusing the material. “You expect me to believe that this stuff really provides ‘the key to unlocking younger skin’? And that I can just dab it on before bed and ‘dream wrinkles away?”

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butter LONDON New Pedicure Collection

butter_london_pedicure_beautyIt is sandal weather my friends and I don’t know about you, but I cringe when I see people out and about with calloused, cracked, dry heels and unkempt toenails with the polish chipping off. Consider your feet an accessory to your wardrobe and make them look great! I’ve previously reviewed butter LONDON’s nail lacquer, so I am excited that they have launched a new pedicure collection. Feet will now officially be fabulous (and sexy!)

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Review: Molton Brown Purify Ambrusca Body Tonic

molton_brown_purify_ambrusca_body_tonicHave you ever had the experience where you’ve heard rave reviews about a brand that you have never tried their products before and then once you did, it was like an “aha” moment of “Oh so this is what everyone is talking about“? Yeah that was me this week when I finally, yes finally, discovered Molton Brown’s Purify Ambrusca Body Tonic.  All of my beauty blogging friends have squealed in delight over Molton Brown’s beauty products for as long as I can remember and now I know why.

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