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BEAUTY REVIEWS & VINTAGE FINDS

Product Review: Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps

This family owned and operated company has been making soaps for over 150 years but sometimes we can forget how good they are.  Everything they make is organic, certified Free Trade, cruelty-free, and vegan.  Their renowned Castile Liquid Soaps can be used for washing the body, face or hair, as well as dishwashing, mopping the floor, and as a laundry soap.  They claim you can even brush your teeth with

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Product Review: Sunday Riley’s Ceramic Slip Cleanser

  I’ve been using this for three months now and it’s easily a favorite.  I love the texture, smell, and most importantly the squeaky clean feeling after I rinse it off.  It cleanses, detoxifies, and minimizes pores.  I included this in my June Favorites and noted my favorite part is the fact that it contains black pepper.  It’s a great find albeit expensive for a cleanser, $45.  Available at Cult

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July Favorites

  To the list – BUMBLE AND BUMBLE A Tint of Brown Hair Powder: I love this tinted dry shampoo.  It cost more than the tinted Batiste which I use regularly but it can cast a grayish residue and this does not.  Comes in various shades, available at Sephora for $36 and salons. Kerastase Initialiste Advanced Scalp & Hair Serum Concentrate: I’ve just started using this this month and it’s

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10 Beautiful Things

Beauty that I’ve found online: 1. One of the best smelling candles I’ve ever come across 2. Photogenic dogs 3. 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself 4. Best Dad Ever! 5. Beautiful typewriter art 6. 18 year old Oli Wheeldon goes to Antartica 7. An incredible gift for a mourning mother 8. How To Be Cool 9. 83 Things Every Man Should Do Before He Dies 10. How to pet an

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Empties: Hits & Misses

More Empties! Hits Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant by AVEDA: A very nice toner.  It exfoliates with salicylic acid for a smoother and clearer complexion.  Available at Aveda salons everywhere.  They’ve been selling this product for many years. Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment by GlamGlow: As I said in my June Favorites post, “Wow!”  This is an awesome mask and I’ve already ordered a new one.  Available at Sephora. Cult! Neutrogena Age Shield Face

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Product Review: Airmotion Hair Brush & Tangle Teaser

  These are my go to tools for brushing my tangled, wet hair. The Airmotion Hair Brush can be used on wet or dry hair.  You can find it on Amazon for about $20. My Tangle Teaser is much loved.  I’ve been using it going on two years now and wouldn’t be without one.  They’ve expanded into different shapes, styles, and colors.  You can find them in stores and online for

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June Favorites

  Much loved (and very worn) June Favorites! Pureology Pure Volume Shampoo: I absolutely love this shampoo and will definitely keep buying it.  It’s taking me months to get through this giant bottle.  It’s from the pink range for fine, color-treated hair and I love the way by hair styles after I use it.  Pureology is also a vegan brand.  Available in salons and Ulta. Ojon Dry Recovery Revitalizing Moisture

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Product Review: PMD Personal Microderm

  Finally, we’re able to save a little money on microdermabrasion sessions at the salon with the PMD Personal Microderm.  I’ve been testing this out for three months now and only have good things to say.  If you’ve got some stubborn hyper pigmentation and/or scars, it’s well worth the $179.00 investment to add this to your overall treatment plan. The kit also comes with an attachment for use on the

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May Favorites

  Another month of favorites and another addition to the vintage cookbook collection.  The Delectable Past is a delightful cookbook of Old World and Early American recipes. To my favorites! Caviar Overnight Hair Rescue by Alterna: This super moisturizing hair mask does wonders for my hair.  You massage it in before bed and wash it out in the morning for super soft hair.  Available at Ulta and Sephora. Illamasqua blusher

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Empties: Hits & Misses

I’m happy to say that this round of Empties were mostly all Hits.  Money well spent! HITS Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm by L’Oreal: A fantastic deep conditioner.  It really does what it claims to do.  My hair feels super soft and hydrated after using this.  It’s also a great buy, usually on offer at drugstores. Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner by Healthy Sexy Hair: Another great hair product.  I

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