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Five Beauty Products Under $50 I Can’t Live Without

by Sandie March 6, 2014 Beauty

I don’t have a TON of make-up, but what I do have tends to be from department stores and beauty specialty shops like Blue Mercury, Ulta, or Sephora. My mother (may she rest in peace) was a make-up hoarder, and as beautiful as she was, having that much make-up never appalled to me. I tend […]

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4 Beauty Picks for 2014

by Victoria Mason January 8, 2014 Beauty

  Out with the old. In with the new.  That’s my motto for skincare and make-up at the start of every new year.  If I haven’t used it or it was too trendy, I toss it.  Has it aged beyond use or just doesn’t work or suit my needs? It meets its end in my bathroom […]

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Rosa and David

Beauty Inside and Out with Avon

by Aimee October 10, 2013 Beauty

A few weeks ago, on a beautiful fall day, I walked a few extra blocks on my lunch break to visit the Avon You Make it Beautiful Tour tent which was set up right on Dupont Circle. Avon says that around the world 9 out of 10 women know about Avon. I’m one of those […]

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Imagine a Future

(sponsored) Imagine a Future Documentary Helps Build Self Esteem

by Sandie October 8, 2013 Beauty

Disclosure: I received compensation for covering the Imagine a Future screening and director Q&A at Blogalicious Five, but all opinions are my own. There’s not a single woman alive who hasn’t at one point felt ugly, fat or uncomfortable in her own skin. Self doubt is part of growing up, as is the sense that […]

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Favorite New Skin Care Products

by Jessica McFadden September 25, 2013 Beauty

I have dry skin and acne. Wrinkles and blackheads. It is so unfair. But slowly I have developed a skin care regimen of affordable products that clear up my “congestion” (a fancy way of referring to clogged pores) as well as make my thirty-something skin look more youthful. Here are the new skin care products […]

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summer nail polish trends

Top Three Summer Nail Collections

by Victoria Mason June 26, 2013 Beauty

Summer is officially here and there is lots of color everywhere!  Vibrant coral lips vie for attention with hot pink pouts while neon colors come at you from every direction in the form of shorts, sandals, bags and all manner of accessories.  This is one crazy, colored summer.  Nail polish is no exception either.  Gone […]

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Get Your Glow On with bluemercury

by Victoria Mason May 30, 2013 Beauty

  There are definite perks to writing about beauty products.  Yes, the free tubes of sunscreen come in handy for my family of five and I adore the array of glass bottles I have collected over the years yielding the season’s latest nail lacquers.  However, one of my favorite aspects of this job is that I get […]

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Lost in Suburbia

Lost In Suburbia

by jodifur May 22, 2013 Beauty

Last week I was thrilled to attend the book release party for “Lost in Suburbia: A Memoir: How I Got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and Got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs.”  The author and I had long been social media friends, and it is always lovely to put a “real life” face to […]

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LaVida Massage Review

by Victoria Mason April 17, 2013 Beauty

  We’ve seen them before. The massage places that pop up in strip malls in our towns that offer relaxing massages for half the price.  They offer memberships for monthly appointments that will send you on your path to wellness. Yet when you enter it is more clinical than spa.  Happily, LaVida Massage is not that […]

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My New Favorite Hair Loves

by jodifur March 6, 2013 Beauty

  I have difficult hair.  It is fine!  It is frizzy!  It doesn’t hold!  But with the right product it can look awesome.  Well, maybe not awesome but not so bad. For a long time I used to spend a ton of money on Kerastase at my salon.  But then I called uncle on $40 […]

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