What’s In My Shower? Amazing Bath, Body and Hair Products For You to Get Into

Bath and Body Products

Some showers are about pure function and speed – you gotta go somewhere and you gotta be clean. Other showers are more about an emotional experience, a nurturing that you need in your soul. I needed that kind of shower today. I created a whole shower experience to deliver the kind of soul soothing I […]

Moisturize. Exfoliate. Don’t Be Out Here Ashy This Winter.

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  My friends in Florida make me laugh around this time of year. “OMG, it’s 50 degrees,” one of them lamented on Facebook this week. At one time, I might have said the same kind of thing. But right now in Chicago, it’s 30 degrees and the inevitable slide into winter has begun. It’s cold, […]

All About Alphabet Creams. BB Creams, CC Creams For All Skin Tones

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  The first time I heard about BB Creams, it was from my friends familiar with the Asian beauty market. I had heard whispers about these miraculous balms, intended to mask imperfections while improving the quality of your skin. I remember wanting to try them, but word on the street was that BB creams weren’t […]

You Deserve – the We Are Onyx Box

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Bellas, I’ll be honest. Not all subscription beauty boxes are made equal. You sign up and hope for the best, and sometimes you find yourself disappointed by the tiny samples, the overabundance of drugstore products you could’ve bought yourself, or the look and packaging of the box itself. Sometimes you just want more than a […]

Your Face Deserves Better. 4 Things Your Moisturizer Needs To Do

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  We’ve all made the mistake before. You go to the drugstore or the department store and you pick up a daily moisturizer that someone told you about. Maybe you read about it in a magazine, maybe your favorite celebrity is endorsing the product, or maybe the helpful store employee directed you towards her favorite […]

How I Put My Face To Bed At Night

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The Aveeno and Glam #healthyskin challenge continues! We’ve discussed healthy food for inner and outer beauty, and we’ve discussed a few of my favorite Aveeno products. Now allow me to share a skincare confession. Now that I look back, I realize that I took absolutely horrendous care of my skin when I was in my […]

Add These To Your Grocery List – Healthy Foods For Stunning Skin

Healthy Food For Stunning Skin

  By now the basic tenets of any healthy dietary plan should be known to one and all. Avoid fried, highly processed foods and sweets. Drink water. Eat salads, and increase your whole fruit and vegetable intake. All of these things. You are what you eat. Yadda yadda yadda. But did you know there are […]