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Improve your skin & boost immunity with liquid gold!

December 6th, 2015 · Comments Off on Improve your skin & boost immunity with liquid gold! · Food, Health, Skin Care

After spending time with family & friends, the best part about Thanksgiving is the food. And those delicious leftovers! I love having another complete TG meal the next day! To tell the truth, I enjoy Friday’s meal more than the actual Thankgiving day meal the day before. And I always look forward to making some […]

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Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster IS the TRUTH!

July 22nd, 2015 · Comments Off on Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster IS the TRUTH! · Personal Care, Reviews, Skin Care, Skin Products

Okay, as you may or may not know, I usually only review products once I have used one full-sized container or many times only after I have gone thru multiple containers. (You call that ‘procrastination.’) Anyway, recently, one of my gifts with purchase at Sephora was so remarkably that I have to break my rule. […]

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Stridex Natural Control Acne Medication (toner pads)

July 21st, 2015 · Comments Off on Stridex Natural Control Acne Medication (toner pads) · Personal Care, Reviews, Skin Care, Skin Products

I am a three-step girl when it comes to cleansing my face. Makeup Remover. Cleanser. Toner. For many years, I was not consistent with the toner. In more recent years (as I became more consistent) I realized the difference it makes. It really helps keep your skin healthier-looking and clearer. Don’t skip that toner! Due […]

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Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel-Cream Review

February 23rd, 2015 · Comments Off on Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel-Cream Review · Cosmetics, Personal Care, Reviews, Skin Care, Skin Products

I have combo skin and I hate having too many layers of product on my face (moisturizer, sunscreen, foundation, etc.) Often times, if I don’t have the right kind of light moisturizer on hand, I will skip moisturizing and just apply my sunscreen. However, I have found this detrimental to my skin. Despite areas of […]

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Clean & Clear Advantage Mark Treatment = clearer skin

February 19th, 2015 · Comments Off on Clean & Clear Advantage Mark Treatment = clearer skin · Personal Care, Skin Care, Skin Products

A review… I picked up a tube of Clean & Clear Advantage Mark Treatment because I was out of town and had forgotten to pack any blemish cream. This salicylic acid gel was cheap and the tube was small (0.5 oz.); in other words, the perfect size to fit in my “liquids” ziplock bag for […]

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La Original Concha Nacar (Clarifying Natural Fade Cream)

November 5th, 2014 · Comments Off on La Original Concha Nacar (Clarifying Natural Fade Cream) · Personal Care, Reviews, Skin Care, Skin Products

I hate skincare products loaded with chemicals. I always seek out products that are as close to natural as possible. One thing I’ve noticed is that many brands from Spanish countries (or those products marketed to the Hispanic population) contain fewer chemicals and ingredients overall. These formulations are also often based on beauty “secrets” that […]

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Mario Badescu Skincare — Are the ingredient lists truthful?

August 11th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Personal Care, Skin Care, Skin Products

I wrote a review about one of my former favorite Mario Badescu products the other day — the Glycolic Acid Toner. I discussed how the company had changed the formulation from four all-natural ingredients to seventeen (with 13 new chemical ingredients). The last bottle I purchased contained only four ingredients, but when I was planning […]

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The BEST glycolic acid toner I had ever tried…

August 6th, 2014 · Comments Off on The BEST glycolic acid toner I had ever tried… · Personal Care, Reviews, Skin Care, Skin Products

…until they went and jacked up the ingredient list by adding a BUNCH of chemicals and preservatives. Mario Badescu Skincare is a brand of skincare products that has been around since 1967. The company is based in New York City and also includes a spa at its location at 320 East 52nd Street in Manhattan. […]

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A great mineral sunscreen for darker skins — no gray cast!

August 4th, 2014 · Comments Off on A great mineral sunscreen for darker skins — no gray cast! · Cosmetics, Personal Care, Skin Care

Have you ever used a mineral sunscreen that left your complexion looking totally “off”? Like with a gray or whitish cast? Very deathly? Well, if you have, you are gonna love this product I’m about to tell you about. I can’t even count all of the mineral sunscreens I have tried over the years. Too […]

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Maybelline Beauty Balms (BB Cream)

July 18th, 2014 · Comments Off on Maybelline Beauty Balms (BB Cream) · Cosmetics, Reviews, Skin Care, Skin Products

  When it comes to BB creams, you will either love them or hate them. BB creams hail from Korean where women have been using them for years. They finally made their way across the world to our shores a few years ago and now almost every major US cosmetic brand has created a Beauty […]

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