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Hall of Fame: After-Shower Body Oils

Three heroes in my book. This is about my fifth can of Vaseline Spray Moisturizer.  I've used all three varieties; cocoa butter, total moisture and this…

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French Pharmacy

  Some goodies from my French pharmacy shopping spree.  Separate reviews coming.      

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10 Beautiful Things

Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans 1.  The Guide to Non-Toxic Deodorant 2.  Brown Butter Fried Nutella Banana Croissant Sandwiches 3.  Fairy-tale Villages 4.  Why Attitude…

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Hall of Fame: Mascaras

Mascara.  My favorite, cannot live without, beauty product.  Here is a rundown of my most loved and most often repurchased brands and formulas.  All are available at the drugstore, Ulta or Sephora. Better Than Sex by Too Faced – Terrible name, awesome product. Super-Sizer by CoverGirl – Easy to apply, solid results. Voluminous Original by L’Oreal – I’ve used this for years.  I try others and always come back. Bottom

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Product Review: Lanolips

Lanolips Hand Cream Intense & Lip Balm Touting the moisturizing properties of Lanolin, this Australian based company has some winning products. Recently, I picked up a few items to try from Nordstrom. -Rose Hand Cream Intense -101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm -Lemonaid Lip Treatment What it claims to do?   Rose Hand Cream moisturizes dry hands and nails. 101 Ointment claims 101 uses including dry cuticles, cracked heels, dry nasal passages,

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KIKO MILANO Cosmetics

KIKO is a high quality, moderately priced, cruelty-free Italian cosmetics company.  Recently, I picked up a few items to try out. I love cruising through their well organized stores but you can also order direct online.  Check out KIKO here. Eyebrow Expert Styling Kit 01 Color Fever Eyeshadow Palette 102 Single eyeshadow in the shade Infinity Cream Crush Lasting Eyeshadow 07 Daring Look Eye Marker Black Everlasting Kajak eye pencil

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Hall of Fame: After-Shower Body Oils

Three heroes in my book. This is about my fifth can of Vaseline Spray Moisturizer.  I’ve used all three varieties; cocoa butter, total moisture and this aloe version.  They are easy to use, super moisturizing and very affordable.  Available at drugstores. Goe Oil by Jao is pure luxury.  It’s expensive but you’ll relish every use.  Contains 28 plant, fruit, and flower oils and butters.  Made in Pennsylvania.  I encourage you to read

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DECIEM: The Ordinary

DECIEM, The Abnormal Beauty Company is a Toronto based company and beauty industry disrupter.  By focusing on high concentrations of readily available and affordable key ingredients and ditching fancy packaging and costly marketing campaigns, they deliver quality skincare to hungry consumers at cut-rate prices.  That’s exciting! I’ve tried their Hylamide and The Chemistry Brand ranges.  Both deliver great results.  Their Founder, Brandon Truaxe, was involved with Canadian skincare brand, Indeed Labs,

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French Pharmacy

  Some goodies from my French pharmacy shopping spree.  Separate reviews coming.      

Haircare Graveyard

The Graveyard.  I probably spend more money resulting in the most disappointment on haircare than any other beauty product.  I update this post regularly.  To the rundown: Winners Haircare products that I loved and will/have repurchase(d). Losers The many, many haircare products that just didn’t work for me for one reason or another and I will never buy again.  

10 Beautiful Things

Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans 1.  The Guide to Non-Toxic Deodorant 2.  Brown Butter Fried Nutella Banana Croissant Sandwiches 3.  Fairy-tale Villages 4.  Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ 5.  What Jeans Looked Like the Year You Were Born 6.  21 Ways to Get Your Shit Together 7.  Best Dance Moves 8.  Fascinating Colour Postcards From the 1900’s 9.  Lazy Person’s Guide to a Happy Home 10. 24 THINGS WOMEN

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