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Monthly Archives: December 2018

My Favorite Beauty Products Of 2018

2018 brought me so many new skincare, makeup and hair products.  Here’s a quick recap: I spent a lot of my money on Sephora. com this year (renewed my VIB status for 2019—woohoo!). I’ve developed a new obsession with clean beauty products.

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Weekly Must-Have: Revlon Oval One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizing Styler

Few things make me feel more attractive than a classic, bouncy blowout.   I literally feel like a new person when I walk out of the doors of my preferred blowout bar (DreamDry for New Yorkers, FYI).   Unfortunately, however, I am completely and utterly inept at styling my own hair.  When a professional does my hair, I ask for a “princess blowout” a la Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.

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Weekly Must-Have: Revlon Oval One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizing Styler

Few things make me feel more attractive than a classic, bouncy blowout.   I literally feel like a new person when I walk out of the doors of my preferred blowout bar (DreamDry for New Yorkers, FYI).   Unfortunately, however, I am completely and utterly inept at styling my own hair.  When a professional does my hair, I ask for a “princess blowout” a la Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.

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Top 10 Beauty & Style Posts Of 2018

I love looking back on the most popular beauty posts you read on my site each year. From what I can tell, you loved reading my Glossier product reviews and my honest thoughts on whether other luxury products are worth the splurge. I feel like I’m always on-the-run and I rarely have a few minutes to myself so most of my posts were definitely geared toward easy, effortless skincare and makeup application.  I’ve outlined my top ten beauty and style posts of 2018 below.

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Weekly Must-Have: Revlon Oval One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizing Styler

Few things make me feel more attractive than a classic, bouncy blowout.   I literally feel like a new person when I walk out of the doors of my preferred blowout bar (DreamDry for New Yorkers, FYI).   Unfortunately, however, I am completely and utterly inept at styling my own hair.  When a professional does my hair, I ask for a “princess blowout” a la Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.

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Weekly Must-Have: Revlon Oval One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizing Styler

Few things make me feel more attractive than a classic, bouncy blowout.   I literally feel like a new person when I walk out of the doors of my preferred blowout bar (DreamDry for New Yorkers, FYI).   Unfortunately, however, I am completely and utterly inept at styling my own hair.  When a professional does my hair, I ask for a “princess blowout” a la Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.

Read More »

Weekly Must-Have: Revlon Oval One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizing Styler

Few things make me feel more attractive than a classic, bouncy blowout.   I literally feel like a new person when I walk out of the doors of my preferred blowout bar (DreamDry for New Yorkers, FYI).   Unfortunately, however, I am completely and utterly inept at styling my own hair.  When a professional does my hair, I ask for a “princess blowout” a la Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.

Read More »

Weekly Must-Have: Revlon Oval One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizing Styler

Few things make me feel more attractive than a classic, bouncy blowout.   I literally feel like a new person when I walk out of the doors of my preferred blowout bar (DreamDry for New Yorkers, FYI).   Unfortunately, however, I am completely and utterly inept at styling my own hair.  When a professional does my hair, I ask for a “princess blowout” a la Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.

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Makeup Bag: Justine Marjan

“I’ve loved beauty from a young age and used to have dress up parties in the early nineties for every birthday! My mom wasn’t good with hair, so when I was young I started doing my and my sister’s hair for special occasions. She was a tomboy and hated it, but I loved getting up early and getting glam. I got really into health as a teenager, and I still try to be conscious of using clean products and how important health and self care are in anti-aging and beauty. I always take really good care of my skin and sleep on silk pillowcases to truly get beauty sleep.

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Be Kind To Your Skin: Products That Work For Everyone

Old-school tips on skincare taught us to stick to products targeted to a specific skin type: oily, dry, aging, acne-prone, and sensitive. Categorizing our skincare can be limiting as many of us deal with a combination of skincare issues, and products targeting an issue can be packed with harsh chemicals that do more harm than good. The upside: A lot of companies are moving towards making natural products designed for sensitive skin, but that work for everyone. Research in dermatology and skincare has taught us about the negative effects of external damage to our skin, from the sun to pollution.

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