Spa Pedicure at Utopia Salon & Day Spa in Hawley, PA

The best part of living in a tourist area (the Poconos), is that there are a lot of little gems waiting to be discovered. For me, this gem has been right in front of my face for 13 years. I've driven by Utopia Salon & Day Spa countless times, but Read more

Reflekt Facial Exfoliator Review

This luxury facial cleanser makes skin feel amazing! I've been using Reflekt Skincare for the last 6 weeks about 2-3 times per week. In the summer, a regular cleanser alone won't do the trick to thoroughly rid my skin of all the "gunk" that warmer weather brings when wearing makeup, Read more

Malia B Luv Perfume Review

Some of the best perfumes are made by indie brands. When I first began blogging in 2005, I came across perfumer, Sharon Bolton, and her amazing fragrances. For a few years she went off the radar, but I was so thrilled when she recently reached out with the relaunch as Read more

Erbaviva Organic Deodorant Review

Mention "organic deodorant" and you may get a few raised eyebrows combined with some skepticism. People often wonder - Does organic deodorant smell weird? Is it strong enough? What exactly is it made of? I'm going to be straight up honest, I've never tried organic deodorant before simply because I Read more

Dry Skin Solutions for Women Over 40

Sponsored by AmLactin Skin Care Check out the end of this post for a GIVEAWAY!   We all know that getting older comes with pros and cons. Older and wiser (that's a definite), knowing who you are and what you want... and then all those lovely skin issues. Dark spots, wrinkles, and other Read more

L’Oreal Paris

Change the Life of Your Hair: L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Review

Even on days with the clearest of skies, a variety of aggressors − both environmental and lifestyle-related – impact the immediate and long-term health of hair. My hair has felt the impact first hand. From the time I decided to add bleach to my hair when I was 13, through all of the perms I had in the 80s and early 90s, to highlights, dyes and heated styling tools, my hair has seen it all…and suffered the consequences. At times it’s been brittle, I’ve had breakage along my hair line after dying it, it’s been dry and frizzy to overly moisturized and oily. Saying I’ve put my hair through the ringer really doesn’t do it justice. Yet, my hair is one of the most important aspects of my beauty routine; it’s my favorite accessory, if you will. And that got me thinking… Read more

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