Silk Therapeutics Silk Renewing Peel Review #PowerofSilk

Are you in search of a facial exfoliant that can tighten, brighten and smooth skin? More importantly, one with the least amount of ingredients - yet the most effective ones? Since I'm now in the mature skin category (that makes me feel old), my skin is in need of something Read more

Fade Burn Scars with InviCible Scars

Burns are the worst. Depending on how you got burned and how deep it goes, also determines the healing time involved (and the pain. Oh my, the pain.) A month ago I was doing something I rarely like to do - cook. It's like seeing a Yeti in your backyard, Read more

Detox Smoothie Recipes from Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills

March marks National Nutrition Month, and a great time to ramp-up healthy eating (and drinking!) habits. Stephen Coe, executive chef at Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills (Plymouth, Mass.) has whipped up five delicious detox smoothie recipes to help sneak in superfoods, even when strapped for time. Brain Fuel 2 Read more

Pampering Q and A on Biconi

I was recently interviewed as an expert regarding pampering yourself on Biconi's website. It was a fun Q & A and I hope it helps you learn more about me. Here's a small tidbit: For Shannon Smyth, beauty is more than just about finding the perfect lipstick hue or perfect moisturizer Read more

Spongelle Shower Gel Infused Bath Buffers Giveaway

Let's slough off the dryness of Winter and get our skin Spring-ready! What better way to do this than with a giveaway of Spongelle's Shower Gel Infused Bath Buffers! Just in case you missed Gail's review of Spongelle's body buffers that are infused with a silken, gentle shower gel and Read more

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Sephora Debuts Its New Line of Pro Makeup Brushes

Sephora has always been my go-to destination for all kinds of makeup, products, and tools (hello, samples!), but in terms of its in-house beauty offerings, the brand can be hit or miss. So if you’ve ever been skeptical about dabbling with their own selection of makeup brushes (I don’t blame you – good makeup brushes are one thing that’s usually worth the splurge!), it may officially be time to give them another go!

The makeup mothership itself has upgraded their beauty tool offerings in the form of a brand-new collection of Pro Brushes. Forty state-of-the-art brushes for all the makeup needs you could possibly think of – face, lips, brows, eyes, you name it – all with hand-shaped bristles, customized density, and elongated handles for better application, control, and color pay-off. After all, what good is a full collection of makeup if you’re not equipped with the proper tools to make the best of your beauty routine? Check out the full selection and stock up at Sephora!

- Alexandra Gambardella

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Charlotte Ronson All You Need Eye Shadow Palette in Lake

Every time I venture into a Sephora, I always stop to look at the Charlotte Ronson display. I always find it interesting when a fashion designer branches out into cosmetics. Her packaging and colors give off a fun whimsical vibe that appeals to me.

Inspired by her friends and family, the line takes direction from the different looks and lifestyles of her inner circle: there’s multi-tonal eye shadow palette for Nicole Richie; a weightless nonstick gloss for her DJ sister Samantha; a luminous light filtering powder for Rashida Jones. The entire collection is designed around her muses—their different routines and diverse beauty—appealing to a wide range of women who want to look pretty on-the-go, without trying too hard. Every product seamlessly transitions from day to night, and is especially portable and easy to use. Plus, the formulas are infused with light-adjusting technology so you look flawlessly radiant in every cast of light—no matter what spotlight you find yourself under.

What caught my attention this time was the All You Need Eye Shadow palette in Lake. I wonder who this is named after? Lake Bell? Ricki Lake? Anywho, I found the color combination and mix of matte and shimmer shades in this palette quite unique. The shades are:   Read more

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