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BEAUTY REVIEWS & VINTAGE FINDS

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Empties: Hits & Misses

Hits Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm by Emma Hardie: Finished by beloved Emma Hardie cleansing balm, ordered another.  One of my Top 3 Beauty Must-Haves.  Feelunique.com offers free shipping. Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Deeeeep Conditioner: My favorite budget conditioner.  I go through these monthly. Glysomed Foot Balm: Loved this peppermint foot balm.  It’s a Canadian product but you can buy it on Amazon. Misses Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer by

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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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Product Review: Cleansing Balms

Oil based cleansing balms are an absolute must in my daily cleansing regimen.  If you want to get every trace of eye makeup off in one cleanse and give your skin a boost of nourishment, switch to cleansing balms.  Don’t be put off by the word “oil.”  Our skin needs it.  These balms wash off completely, along with any stubborn mascara, and leaves your skin feeling hydrated and nourished, not

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Product Review: DIOR Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm

I’ve been wanting to try this lip balm for years.  I use Dior’s Creme Abricot nail cream so I’m surprised it’s taken me this long.  It is a slightly plumping, wonderful lip balm.  I keep it by my bed and use it every morning and night.  It has a faint rose smell that’s very nice.  It’s a splurge at $27 but a luxurious gift for your lips. Available at Sephora

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October Favorites

  Phyx Intense Overnight Repair Masque by Kronos: I discovered this hair mask about five years ago and I’m so happy that I did.  It’s terrific.  If you doubt me, note that it holds The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for #1 overnight hair treatment.  Amazon has the best price. Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream: My favorite drugstore BB cream to date.  Applies like a sheer and creamy tinted

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Product Review: Oribe haircare

  Beautiful hair sometimes comes with a heart attack price tag.  The Oribe (pronounced OR-bay) haircare range fits this description.  These two products are amazing.  I have a tendency to save them for my more “special” hair days and I’m never disappointed. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray: Gives styled hair a big boost of body and texture.  Fab product, painful at $42 for a full size bottle. Supershine Moisturizing Cream: I

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September Favorites

I’m still in Las Vegas and it’s still hot! Sebastian Trilliant Thermal Protection and Sparkle Complex Spray: I use a heat protectant every time I use a hot tool on my hair and rotate a few products.  The last couple of months, I’ve been using this one.  I doesn’t provide a ton of shine on me but it does give me some body and I like it as a heat

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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: 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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July Favorites

  This month turned me onto some new favorites as well as some old stand buys. Shiseido Facial Cotton: Hands down THE BEST cotton pads on the market.  Do your face a favor and get your hands on a packet of these.  They’re often sold out on the website and in stores.  Once you try them, you’ll see why they can’t keep them in stock.  Usually available where Shiseido is

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