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Hall of Fame: Cleansers

I would almost say, “any cleanser will do” since most cleansers and a washcloth will adequately clean the face but there are a few that I think are exceptional. That’s not to say out of the hundreds of cleansers on the market, most don’t rate, they do. They get the job done. Neither does one have to spend very much money on a cleanser. After all, it’s on the skin

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Hall of Fame: Cleansing Balms

I’ve been using cleansing balms in my skincare regimen for over five years now.  Using a balm for your cleansing step can simply be an alternative or preference to cream cleansers as they can remove every trace of makeup in one cleanse and give your skin a boost of nourishment.  However, I tend to reach for them when I want to take a little more time cleansing my skin.  I use

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Hall of Fame: French Skincare You Can Buy In The USA

If you’re a connoisseur of quality skincare, a stroll through any French pharmacy is a self-care experience like no other. I’ve spent hours perusing the jam-packed shelves for products that will support the health of my skin, transform and diminish fine lines, and treat any skincare ailments or needs. Fortunately, many products that I’ve come to love are available to purchase online or in stores in the United States. We

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Hall of Fame: Nail Care

Full disclosure. I do not have long and pretty nails. I used to bite my nails when I was younger. Now, I pick at them when I’m stressed or nervous. I can stop myself from time to time when I make a conscientious effort to do so and implement a strict nail care regimen. Below are a few products and treatments that help me attain relatively decent nails as well

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Hall of Fame: After-Shower Body Oils & Creams

If your skin is dry as a desert as is mine, you may want to check out a few of my after shower body care heroes.  I’m on 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 on the

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Hall of Fame: Eyeliner

Below are my current favorite eyeliner formulations and shades.  All of them meet my criteria: creamy and richly pigmented, apply very smoothly, don’t tug on the eyes, and last all day. Quality eyeliners will last quite some while others dry up rapidly.  If you have an eyeliner that you haven’t used in a while, do err on the side of caution and sharpen it before you apply it to your

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Hall of Fame: Mascara

  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. L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise – A kind of drugstore dupe for Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara.  Gives you thick, fluffy lashes.  Essence Lash Princess – My favorite beauty discovery in 2018 is this rock solid mascara.

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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 mostly 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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Hall of Fame: Matrixyl Serums

Matrixyl is a peptide combination invented and trademarked in France. Its development was a breakthrough in anti-aging technology and it’s found in hundreds of skincare products. There are three types, or generations: Matrixyl™, Matrixyl™ 3000, and Matrixyl™ synthe’6. One is not necessarily better than the other. My skin benefits greatly from any or all combinations which is why I include it regularly into my regimen. Matrixyl signals your body to

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Hall of Fame: Eye Shadow Primers

Where were these back in the day when I was younger? I’ve suffered my share of bad eye looks from creasing between the time I left the house in the morning to walking into work. Using a primer under shadow helps your eye makeup last all day and/or night ensuring that your makeup looks more polished and professional. I’ll never be without one. Below are my fail-safe favorites. Urban Decay

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