Celebrity Makeup Artist Julie Hewett’s Perfect Red Lipsticks

After interviewing celebrity makeup artist, Julie Hewett, about her panache for red lips, classic old Hollywood glamour, and tips for how to pick the best red lipstick –  I of course had to put her gorgeous red lipsticks – Belle, Femme, Rouge and Coco – to the test. Pros: Each lipstick is made with fast absorbing camellia oil that offers nourishment, hydration and produces a creamy texture. And Julie created each shade variant to fit each skin tone. I love how easy to apply the lipsticks are which I attribute to a) their easy glide and b) the perfect pointed shape.…
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The Best Skin Care Routine After Laser Treatment

As you may have seen on my IG, I recently had my second IPL (intense pulsed light) + Microneedling + PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatment done last week. A full review of the collagen stimulating, acne scar repairing treatment will be up soon, but I wanted to talk about the gentle products I have been turning to during the healing process: Dr. Jart’s gentle micellar water cleanser, Susanne Kaufmann’s anti-inflammatory hyaluronic acid serum, and two scar prevention, wound healing moisturizers – one from Avene and the other from UK brand Pommade Divine. Read below for my review of all four…
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This Scalp Tonic Got Rid Of My Dandruff (happy dance!*)

Dandruff is an on-again off-agin issue for me. I’ve written about it in the past and found temporary relief switching from Costco shampoo/conditioner (what was I thinking ?! shudders*) to better quality salon haircare – though at the expense of my skin; my hairline became irritated to the sodium laurel sulfates and synthetic preservatives in the salon products I started using resulting in small, red itchy bumps to appear. I switched again, but this time to green haircare products and I noticed serious improvements in my scalp and dandruff. I’ve been using consistently the Rahua Voluminous Shampoo & Conditioner (full…
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Flavor ID is taking organic meal delivery to a whole other level (One word: Gourmet)

The health and diet space in the American psyche is evolving. We are finally entering what I hope will be the final frontier leaving behind the last two decades of meal shakes, starvation, extreme diets, like juicing and Atkins and a misplaced emphasis on calories versus nutrition. It’s taken a while, but we’re here now with an ever growing understanding of the importance of organic sourcing and the power of mindful, balanced eating. We are collectively shifting towards reconnecting with food – real food. Processed is out, farmers’ markets are in. But the new challenge with healthy eating is the…
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Nontoxic Multi-Purpose Cremé Pigments That Will Have You Saying “NARS – who?”

Product: Rituel De Fille Inner Glow Cremé Pigments Why you’ll love them: Cream multi-purpose (eyes, cheeks & lips) products have a special place in my heart. I’m a lazy makeup girl these days. If I can’t apply it or blend it easily with my fingers, chances are said product will eventually migrate it’s way to the back of my bathroom drawer – aka the graveyard. Which is one reason why I’ve fallen hard for Los Angeles based brand Rituel De Fille and their Inner Glow Cremé Pigments. My sister whom prefers men’s t-shirts, purchases mascara every five years and wears…
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