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January Favorites

Happy New Year!  Here are a few of my favorites for January. Dew Me Moisturizing Makeup Setting Spray by Urban Decay: Having dry skin, I prefer to use a spray rather than powder to set my makeup.  This one is great.  Your makeup will stay in place throughout the workday or evening.  And, your skin will glow!  This is not a matte finish hence the name, Dew Me!  Available at Sephora

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Product Review: Let’s Mask

  I try to mask my face regularly every Sunday night while watching Downton Abbey or any of my favorite Sunday shows.  I also use a hydrating mask before any special event.  I’m a huge fan.  My philosophy on masks is it’s an important component to include in an overall skincare regimen.  While you may not notice huge results after one use, their benefit comes from ongoing use over time.

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Products from Yesteryear

I recently visited The Vermont Country Store which has been around since 1946 and specializing in products from yesteryear.  This place is really neat and makes for a super fun road trip. I picked up several things that I remember from my childhood and others that looked interesting to try. Pinaud Clubman Talc: This is sold as a man’s talc but I loved the men’s cologne scent.  They’ve been making

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7 Deadly Sins of Beauty Tag

  1. Greed What is your most expensive beauty item?  My most expensive beauty product has to be my Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate which I talked about in my October Favorites.  It cost $75.  It’s a beautiful, product!  Also, my GHD straightener which I think I got on sale for $160. What is your least expensive beauty item?  ESSENCE Gel Eyeliner.  It’s a drugstore bargain at $3.99.  Goes on

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Product Review: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

The Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler acquired cult status years ago and is still the top selling curler today.  This is one of my most essential beauty tools and it still gives my lashes great curl after years of use. At one time it was sold in stores but now you can only get it direct from Shu Uemura for $20. Follow Mad Chipmunk on Pinterest

November Favorites

  I have to start with this cool reproduction of a famous Bernard Buffet painting I picked up at an estate sale last month in Connecticut.  I just love it. Caudalie Beauty Elixir: Caudalie’s best selling spray water.  Contains Grape, Orange Blossom, Rose, Mint, and Rosemary.  I use this as a toner before moisturizer and when I need a little pick me up.  It smells amazing.  And as with most beauty

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Product Review: EFFACLAR DUO Acne Treatment

  This acne treatment by La Roche-Posay kept popping up in magazines I was reading and getting rave reviews.  I picked up a tube to have on hand for the occasional breakout.  Having used it for several months now, I see what the fuss is all about.  It definitely cuts the healing time drastically.  Contains 5.5% Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid, both essential in reducing the severity of acne and

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Product Review: got 2b POWDER’ful

  For massive volume, go for got 2b POWDER’ful by Schwarzkopf.  I’ve gone through several of these little bottles.  It’s great on freshly washed hair for instantly grip and volume, 2nd day hair for lift, and for up-do’s too. Just sprinkle on your roots like a salt shaker and rub it in with your fingertips.  It has a slightly sticky texture.  It’s quite the performer!  Available at drugstores and Ulta.

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Product Review: Something for our hands and feet

  A glorious foot balm and hand cream. Glysomed Foot Balm: This is a wonderfully rich foot balm that contains shea butter, olive oil and peppermint oil.  Glysomed is a Canadian based company that is easily found on Amazon and Walgreens. Herbacin Kamille Hand Cream: This rich, glycerin based hand cream comes in a tube or tin.  It’s mildly scented and moisturizes beautifully.  Herbacin is a German based company that’s been

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Product Review: Spongeables

  Check out these pre-soaped exfoliating body scrubbers from Spongeables.  I usually keep one of each in my shower, the body scrubber and the foot scrubber.  I’ve turned my friends onto them by giving them as gifts and they love them. Find them at Ulta. Follow Mad Chipmunk on Pinterest