Beauty

A Contender For the Best Budget Dry Shampoo Category

Not so long ago, I had an epiphany-like moment, in which I realised that a lot like traditional shampoos, the reason one person’s “holy grail” dry shampoo doesn’t work for everyone is because frankly one-size does not fit, nor suit all. The sooner you realise this, the easier your life becomes – deep I know. My first ever dabble with…

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 634

So…what is the Monday Poll? Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It’s just a list of five more or less random questions I’ve been posting on this blog every Monday morning for the past quadrillion years (since 2007). I love reading your answers, and it helps me get my week…

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A Summer Version of Philip Kingsley’s Famous Elasticizer

Every now and then something wonderful happens within the beauty world and you can justify owning two versions of the same product. Yes I am indeed talking about limited edition fragrance runs and in this instance Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer. Newly launched Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Therapies in Mayan Vanilla and Orange Blossom; a fresh, new fragrance that beautifully compliments the deep hair…

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Saturday Surfing, July 4th, 2020!

Hello, friend! Good morning and happy Independence Day to you! Sending major good vibes for a safe, wonderful weekend. The fam and I are about to head off grid for a brief camping trip, and by “off the grid,” I mean that we’re going car camping to Clear Lake about two hours north, and just south of Mendocino Forest. It’ll…

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The Brazilian Scent of the Summer

There’s certain scents we all secretly hope will one day become a ready-to-wear fragrances Cadbury’s Mini Eggs, Dove soap and sunscreen, every now and then our wishes are granted. For all of those who perhaps more than enjoy the vibrant notes of Sol de Janerio Bum Bum Cream, then your luck is in as Sol de Janerio, Sol Cheirosa ’62…

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You Get 60 Seconds for Makeup: What Do You Do?

Do you swipe on blush? Brush up your brows? I’m curious to hear what you would do if you were totally pressed for time. I used to know a girl when I was doing theater who’s “quick and dirty” version of 60-second makeup was black liner on her water lines and loads of mascara. Another friend of mine did a…

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