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Product Review: Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps

This family owned and operated company has been making soaps for over 150 years but sometimes we can forget how good they are.  Everything they make is organic, certified Free Trade, cruelty-free, and vegan.  Their renowned Castile Liquid Soaps can be used for washing the body, face or hair, as well as dishwashing, mopping the floor, and as a laundry soap.  They claim you can even brush your teeth with

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Product Review: Sunday Riley’s Ceramic Slip Cleanser

  I’ve been using this for three months now and it’s easily a favorite.  I love the texture, smell, and most importantly the squeaky clean feeling after I rinse it off.  It cleanses, detoxifies, and minimizes pores.  I included this in my June Favorites and noted my favorite part is the fact that it contains black pepper.  It’s a great find albeit expensive for a cleanser, $45.  Available at Cult

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July Favorites

  To the list – BUMBLE AND BUMBLE A Tint of Brown Hair Powder: I love this tinted dry shampoo.  It cost more than the tinted Batiste which I use regularly but it can cast a grayish residue and this does not.  Comes in various shades, available at Sephora for $36 and salons. Kerastase Initialiste Advanced Scalp & Hair Serum Concentrate: I’ve just started using this this month and it’s

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Product Review: Airmotion Hair Brush & Tangle Teaser

  These are my go to tools for brushing my tangled, wet hair. The Airmotion Hair Brush can be used on wet or dry hair.  You can find it on Amazon for about $20. My Tangle Teaser is much loved.  I’ve been using it going on two years now and wouldn’t be without one.  They’ve expanded into different shapes, styles, and colors.  You can find them in stores and online for

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Product Review: PMD Personal Microderm

  Finally, we’re able to save a little money on microdermabrasion sessions at the salon with the PMD Personal Microderm.  I’ve been testing this out for three months now and only have good things to say.  If you’ve got some stubborn hyper pigmentation and/or scars, it’s well worth the $179.00 investment to add this to your overall treatment plan. The kit also comes with an attachment for use on the

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Product Review: Olia Hair Color & Vintage Cookbooks!

  Olia Oil-Powered Permanent Color by Garnier: This is now my absolute favorite drugstore hair color.  I love it.  It claims to be infused with flower oils and my hair responds well to much needed moisture.  The color is vivid and applies evenly.  My hair was shiny and lasted a good 3 weeks before I needed a touch up.  $9.99 at Ulta or other drugstores.   Cookbooks have long been

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Vintage Vases 4 Make-up Brushes

  I’m a big fan of repurposing old things into my modern daily life.  I love these Italian planters and silver vase.   These three hold my make-up brushes. A little cleaning and polish goes a long way and always brings out the beauty under any dirt or tarnish.   Follow Mad Chipmunk on Pinterest

Product Review: Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

Voluminous Butterfly Mascara by L’OREAL: It took me a couple of tries to master the wand but once I did, I got massive lashes.  The regular Voluminous mascara has long been one of my favorites so I new that I would like the formulation.  Give it a go!  Available at drugstores or online. Found this cast iron statue of Ulysses S. Grant at an estate sale recently. Follow Mad Chipmunk

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April Favorites: IMATS!

  My favorites this month has to be the cool stuff I bought at IMATS NYC.  I’ve been using everything here this month except for the lashes. Hakuhodo Makeup Brushes and Case: The primary reason I went to IMATS was to buy these brushes.  They are the finest brushes I’ve ever owned and I love using them!  Each one is handmade in Japan.  They’re unbelievably soft.  Expensive and worth it.

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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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