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May Favorites

  Another month of favorites and another addition to the vintage cookbook collection.  The Delectable Past is a delightful cookbook of Old World and Early American recipes. To my favorites! Caviar Overnight Hair Rescue by Alterna: This super moisturizing hair mask does wonders for my hair.  You massage it in before bed and wash it out in the morning for super soft hair.  Available at Ulta and Sephora. Illamasqua blusher

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Empties: Hits & Misses

I’m happy to say that this round of Empties were mostly all Hits.  Money well spent! HITS Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm by L’Oreal: A fantastic deep conditioner.  It really does what it claims to do.  My hair feels super soft and hydrated after using this.  It’s also a great buy, usually on offer at drugstores. Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner by Healthy Sexy Hair: Another great hair product.  I

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Empties: Hits & Misses

  The Hits! skin resurfacing cleanser by dermalogica: One of my all time favorite cleansers.  Loaded with lactic acid, it’s one of the best exfoliating cleansers I’ve tried.  It has a slight tingling sensation that always makes me feel like it’s working.  Available at Sephora, Ulta or online. 2Sexy Voluptous Volume Hairspray: Love this hairspray!  It’s lightweight enough to use as a booster by spraying a little into your roots

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Product Review: Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

I think I need to start a new Hall of Fame category on my blog just so I can put this product in it.  It’s amazing.  Clarins calls its Beauty Flash Balm an Instant Radiance Booster and that’s exactly what it is.  This immediately brightens my skin and makes me look a little more awake (or alive on some days).  I also like to use it if I’m going out

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses!

I’m obsessed with all things Rose.  Here are some of my rose inspired favorites! Pink Rose Salt: I love culinary salts and always have a little collection on hand in the kitchen.  These pink rose salts have a nice flavor in addition to being absolutely beautiful.  Available online from Mountain Rose Herbs. Rosehip Seed Oil: Rosehip has been used as a facial/cosmetic oil for generations.  Mountain Rose Herbs offers this

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Product Review: Skin&Co Roma

  I received these two Skin&Co products in a sample box recently.  Mostly, I want to talk about the TRUFFLE THERAPY SERUM which is absolutely wonderful!  It smells wonderful and I noticed a positive effect on my skin almost immediately.  It’s expensive, $75 for 1oz. but I’d buy a full size tube if I came across it again.  Amazon has it at a discount.  Read more about its benefits and ingredients

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March Favorites

  I’m still in Winter mode although it’s technically Spring.  Here are some of my favorites this month. Inglot palette: I went to Inglot at the beginning of March and put together this little palette that I’ve worn most of the month.  I particular like this copper, bronze shade with a little dab of the brick red in the center of the eyelid.  The other two are a charcoal color

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February Favorites

  My favorite products this month. Lotion Yon-Ka – Dry Skin Toner: My aesthetician swears by Yon-Ka, a French skincare brand, and sells the line in her office.  I use a few toners/waters in rotation depending on what my skin needs.  I use this hydrating one in the morning which contains Lavender Oil, Geranium Flower Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Cypress Oil, and Thyme Oil.  Buy from Dermstore here with free

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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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