Category Archives: Skin Care

All About Eczema

I pride myself on being an expert in some beauty things: on-the-go lipstick application without a mirror, understanding the best way to use face oils and toner together (you mix first in your hand, then apply to face! You’re welcome!), how to style dirty hair (dry shampoo FTW)… the list goes on, but I won’t […]

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New…and IMPROVED!

Fall is a time for new things. New pencils and notebooks for a new school year. New clothes. New shoes. New haircuts and backpacks and schedules. But what about those of us who are no longer in school? Don’t we deserve some serious New, too? Never fear, newness is here! And what’s better than just […]

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Tropical Fun: Summer Scented Skincare!

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I really love summertime. (I’m just kidding, I mention it regularly!). I love swimming and going to the beach, and being outside and hiking and sitting in the park reading a book, and all things sun, sand, grass, and sea. But there’s one little issue… all […]

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Getting Your Skin Summer Ready!

I, as a long-time North-Easterner, have always loved the time when it finally becomes summer. I love spring, too, but I particularly love when it’s just so undeniably warm that you can really put away your winter coats, boots, and/or seasonal depression (just me? anyone else?), and finally declare that it’s going to be hot […]

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Spring Detox with Max & Me

One of many things that makes Austrian brand Max and Me so special is its founders/creators. Tanja (the “me” of the duo) and Max are a fantastically lovely couple who work together to make the products so much more than just skincare. They literally and figuratively infuse their stunningly gorgeous energies into the products, and the […]

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Meet Leahlani Skincare

Ever wished you could just magically transport yourself to a tropical island for a few days? Or even for a few hours? Wouldn’t that be nice— if it were close enough, not to mention cheap enough, to just visit a luxurious, island escape in the middle of your work day, without disrupting your life and […]

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New Year’s Beauty Resolutions!

Sometimes I forget for a moment that I get to try out beauty products for a living. I’m just going about my day, using 5 different lip glosses so that I can compare and contrast them and write about it, and I forget to take a moment and realize how AWESOME that is. How, as […]

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How to treat your super-sensitive skin

…without giving up any of the luxury or effectiveness we all want! I know how frustrating it can be to have sensitive skin, especially if you’re a product junkie like I am. You want all the fun lotions and potions, but can’t handle the rashes and literal headaches that sometimes accompany heavy scents or additives. […]

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How to Use A Serum

Cleanser?  Check.  Facial Mist?  Check. Moisturizer? Check.  You’ve got the basics down, but now you’re probably looking for a more targeted treatment to take your skin care game to the next level. Welcome to Serums 101 and we’re excited to introduce your professor for the day, Victoria Fantauzzi of La Bella Figura, who creates some of […]

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Amazing Oils (and How To Use Them)

Growing up, I thought of oil as just one thing. You know, oil. You put it on your salad. You bake with it, sauté veggies in it. In my mind, there wasn’t a lot of variety— it was just oil, and it lived in the kitchen. You didn’t put it on your body, and you […]

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