Archive for "Beauty"

Mar 16

Spring Beauty with Jen Adkins

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of speaking with Skincare Guru, Jen Adkins.  As a skilled cosmetologist with a passion for writing, Jen has blessed us all with wonderful skincare tips on a budget.  She also always has product recommendations for whatever you may need.  You can read more about her here. For [...]

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Mar 12

Michael Angelo’s Wonderland

Michael Angelo’s Wonderland is no joke.  You walk in and it’s like an adult Candyland, PeeWee’s Playhouse, and Wonka’s Chocolate Factory all in one.  It’s pure, unadulterated fun.  I’ve been wanting to experience their services for a while, but have always been distracted. I’m so happy I finally took the journey to the Meatpacking District. [...]

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Mar 9

Beauty & Brains

Score one for the team!  Smart USA just released a study that found Americans value “Right-Sized Lifestyle Over Conspicuous Consumption”.  At first, I thought, “are they polling the right America?”  After all, this is the land of consumerism, materialism, and “bigger is better” Texan mentality (no offense, Texans).  That being said, I was highly impressed with the [...]

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Mar 1

Finding Discontinued Products

You know when you finally find a product that works and then it gets discontinued?  Or you find that perfect shade of polish and then it goes away?  It’s pretty awful.  Growing up with my mom doing hair, I frequently experienced this challenge.  It was beyond frustrating.  I feel like every month we had new [...]

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Feb 18

Subscription Programs – Are they worth it?

Over the past year, there are have been subscription beauty programs popping up every time you turn around.  Birchbox, Julep Maven, Beauty Box, Glossy Box, etc. It’s this year’s sample sale website.  Is it worth it? In my opinion: no.  I started out by trying Birchbox last fall upon wonderful reviews from a co-worker.  The [...]

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Feb 7

Instant Perk

First off, I want to apologize for inundating you with beauty posts.  I figure since fashion week is coming up, you’ll soon be barraged with a billion fashion posts, so I guess this is my way of evening it out.  Back to the normal programming. Do you have that one item in your makeup bag [...]

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Feb 6

Commercial Hair

I’ve discussed before how dry and damaged my hair is.  While it’s improved through use of vitamins and treatments, it will always have some problems due to bleaching it.  When Liz Earle approached me about trying their brand new Botanical Shine Treatment, I was definitely over the moon.  As you know, I love their skincare [...]

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Feb 5

Getting Ready

Is it just me or is getting ready one of the best parts of the day?  Maybe I should amend that.  Getting ready for special events is probably my favorite part of those days.  The luxury of time, the leisurely pace, the smidgen of extra care all makes me feel like I’m a wonderfully sophisticated [...]

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Feb 3

I love your hair!

Hello there! Happy Friday!  Do you know what’s really cool? The “I Love Your Hair App” is out today!  What does this mean exactly?  Well, let me tell you the wonderful features it has! Upload pictures of your hairstyles! Search by length, color, texture, etc! Connect with other friends using ILYH! Find salons based on [...]

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Jan 31

Daily Dose

Lately I’ve been a vitamin junky.  I’ve never been this way before, but I’m starting to realize how much good they can do.  Let’s face it, I’m not the healthiest eater.  Vitamins help me supplement what I really need.  Here’s my list lately: Biotin: This helps with hair, skin, and nails.  I’ve been using it [...]

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