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ANTI-AGING BEAUTY REVIEWS & VINTAGE STYLING TIPS

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Product Review: Eve Lom Cleanser

Vogue has called Eve Lom Cleanser “the best cleanser in the world.” Its cult status shows no signs of abating any time soon. What it claims to do: “The pioneer of all cleansers, this special blend has won awards for the past 32 years. Every EVE LOM Cleanser includes a complimentary muslin cloth, which has been specially created to work with the cleanser to gently exfoliate and support natural blood

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Makeup Favorites: January 2020

Makeup Favorites My current makeup favorites include the best BB cream on the market, in my opinion, Missha BB cream, and other longtime favorites. Missha Signature BB Cream – I’m still using retinol at night in heavy rotation thus avoiding foundation these past few months. When my face is retinol-induced flakey, a BB cream is my preferred choice. This is my favorite brand of BB cream. I’ve used it for

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Brand Spotlight: Oribe Top 3

The Top 3 best hair care products in the Oribe range including the cult favorite, Dry Texturizing Spray. Beautiful hair sometimes comes with a heart-stopping price tag.  We know women are charged more for haircuts than men. Add color and highlights and blowouts, the cost can exceed $200 per visit depending on the salon. We’ve all fallen for the styling products that salons push on us that tack on another

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Current Anti-Aging Skincare Routine – December 2019

My current anti-aging morning and evening skincare routine. I’m in the middle of an extreme Retin-A regimen this month and currently in the terrible stage where my skin feels very dry and flaky. My skincare routine aims to remedy these symptoms and protect my skin barrier as much as possible during this phase. My morning skincare routine: Step 1: Cleanse GOLDFADEN MD Doctor’s Scrub – This is one of the

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Haircare Favorites & A Few Duds

Some of the best hair care products I have ever used and I have used a lot. Including hair masks and rich and creamy conditioners. I keep a running list of haircare winners and losers on a post called Haircare Graveyard. I’ve spent a lot of money over the years searching for the best products for my hair in every haircare category imaginable. The Haircare Graveyard helps me remember which

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Makeup Favorites: November 2019

My current makeup favorites include the Modern Renaissance Palette, still, the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, and other longtime favorites. My makeup no buy This is the 11th month of my no-buy makeup year. Most importantly, it has been a most effective challenge forcing me to firstly, be grateful for, and secondly, use up the makeup I already own before buying anything new. This year, I have allowed myself to

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Brand Spotlight: No7 Top 3

No7 is known for its ingredient-rich serums. My Top 3 Skincare Picks from the brand include serums and a deeply hydrating eye cream. One of the best affordable skincare brands available at the drugstore today is No7 Skincare. This UK company has been in the skincare business since 1935 and fortunately is now readily available to us in the US. Their serums, arguably their most popular products, are packed with

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Product Review: Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream What it claims to do: “Clinically proven to reduce the depth of wrinkles, improve skin firmness, tone and hydration in 15 days. The unique Mediterranean algae, Padina Pavonica, has been shown to dramatically increase the quantity of glucosaminoglycans (GAGs) within the skin. By special cell communication, these water-attracting GAGs are responsible for skin moisturization, improving suppleness, firmness and elasticity. In addition, Ginkgo Biloba providing superior free-radical

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Brand Spotlight: Maybelline Top 3

Maybelline has been around for 104 years. It was created by a 19-year-old chemist named Thomas Williams in 1915. He watched his sister, Maybel, apply Vaseline to enhance her brows and lashes. He added coal ash to darken her brows and lashes, creating a pomade called Maybelline Cake Mascara which he named after his sister. Initially only available through mail-order, women began asking for the mascara at their local drugstore

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Product Review: Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub

Physical and chemical exfoliating products have a place in my skincare arsenal for different reasons. My heavy retinol use inevitably means dry, flaky skin on a regular basis. The only scrub that sloughs away the flaky bits is a heavy-duty physical scrub. St. Ives Apricot Scrub may come to mind. It’s cheap, and I do like it for my body but I would never use it on my face. The

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