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Hall of Fame: Foundations

Here is a rundown of some of my most loved, most repurchased liquid foundations.  I try to avoid full coverage and powder foundations as I…

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Road Trippin’

A list of some of my favorite vintage clothing and thrift stores in the USA and London. California Los Angeles American Vintage, 7575 Melrose Ave. L.A.…

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10 Beautiful Things

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…

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Hall of Fame: Sunscreens

My favorite sunscreens in no particular order.  Many of these have been in my rotation for years because they meet all of my criteria for an SPF for the face.  1.  High percentage of SPF (30 minimum).  2.  Works great under make-up.  3.  Doesn’t seep into my eyes.  4.  Broad Spectrum, protects against UVA and UVB rays. Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ – A longtime favorite.  Light in

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P.M. Skincare Routine November 2017

My current P.M. skincare routine – November 2017 Step 1 – Remove make-up Bioderma Micellar Water – The BEST eye-makeup remover.  Amazon is known to have fakes so buy from a reputable online site. Step 2 – Cleanse & Exfoliate The Greatest Scrub of All by Soap and Glory – A UK find.  Hopefully, they find a way to sell it in the USA. Step 3 – Toner/Hydrate La Roche

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A.M. Skincare Routine November 2017

My current A.M. skincare routine – Winter 2017 Step 1 – Cleanse The Greatest Scrub of All by Soap & Glory – In the morning, I give my face a good scrub with this creamy exfoliator. I love the texture and fine micro scrubbing spheres. I’ve only found it in the UK and hopefully it comes to the U.S. market. Step 2 – Hydrate Pixi Glow Tonic – This is

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Hall of Fame: Foundations

Here is a rundown of some of my most loved, most repurchased liquid foundations.  I try to avoid full coverage and powder foundations as I have aging, dry skin.  I’m wary of formulations that cake or settle into fine lines. My all-time favorite foundation is VITALUMIÈRE AQUA by CHANEL.  I’ve lost count the number I’ve gone through.  When I need an absolutely flawless skin, this is my go-to.  It’s a

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Hall of Fame: Lip Balms & Treatments

My all-time favorite lip balms and treatments. I’ve been using Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream for years.  Some don’t care for the smell but I love it.  This can be used anywhere on the body to treat dry, cracked skin but I use it most as a lip treatment.  Available at most department stores.  It’s a real hero product. Lanolips is a recent discovery that I will repurchase.  The Lemonaid

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Retro Menswear

 My uniform as of late: retro menswear.  This 90’s Mondo dress shirt, found at the thrift store, is easy to style with jeans and boots.  I love that I can skip the accessories especially when I’m in a hurry because all the detail and sparkle is provided in the shirt.  Worn here with H&M and Zara jeans along with one of my best thrift store finds ever, these Y-3 Adidas boots

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Road Trippin’

A list of some of my favorite vintage clothing and thrift stores in the USA and London. California Los Angeles American Vintage, 7575 Melrose Ave. L.A. Rose Vintage Fashion, 8064 Melrose Ave. Wasteland, 7428 Melrose Ave. Palm Springs The Frippery, 664 N Palm Canyon Dr. San Francisco Held Over, 1543 Haight St. Decades Of Fashion, 1653 Haight St. Relic Vintage, 1605 Haight St Wasteland, 1660 Haight St. Yucca Valley The End, 55872 Twentynine Palms Highway Connecticut Maison St

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P.M. Skincare Routine August 2017

My current P.M. skincare routine – Summer 2017 Step 1 – Remove make-up Bioderma Micellar Water – This French wonder removes stubborn eye make-up and everything else. Amazon is known to have fakes so buy from a reputable online site. Melvita Rose Cleansing Oil – Another French brand, organic and so lovely to use. I love the rose scent. Safe for the eyes as well. Known for their plant based

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