Skin Care

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Holiday Beauty Gift Guide and Giveaway

It’s the season of giving and what nicer way to pamper the girls in your life than with a beauty gift. It’s not just a great idea for the beauty obsessed but also for those ladies who you know don’t or can’t spend money on themselves. Although they may wish for a luxurious night cream […] Read more…

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Foreo Luna Mini- the review

I sometimes receive odd requests when I work on photoshoot productions, mostly makeup advice, but recently I had a client ask me in desperation where he could pick up a Clairsonic skin device ASAP. He’d forgotten to pack his and told me it was key to his flawless skin. Glowing and even, his complexion was […] Read more…

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Why I am smearing Snail Mucin on my skin

I first tasted snails, or escargots, with minor trepidation while visiting my in-laws in Burgundy, France. Smothered in garlic butter and washed down with a glass of chilled Chablis, they were delectable! But snail mucin, or more plainly slime? On my face? Snail mucin has been used in Korea as a skin care ingredient for […] Read more…

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cleansing balms – your skin will thank you

by Colleen Cleansing balms are the latest trend in skin cleansing and although they have been around for a while, some brands having a cult like following (Eve Lom) have brought them to the forefront again with cosmetics companies developing new ones. Cleansing balms are oil based cleansers that are solid at room temperature. They […] Read more…

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Skin Rehab

  Enough of those winter snow storms! It’s wreaking havoc on the skin! Not to mention everyone’s mood. Maybe it’s time for a little skin rehab, some TLC for poor dehydrated winter skin. Here are a few of my tips to help coax life back into your skin. For dehydrated skin it’s important to look […] Read more…

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sunscreen oil

Gone are the days when we would slather ourselves in baby oil and bake in the sun only to burn and peel later. Although it was kind of fun, it was certainly detrimental to our skin! Today we have so many options for sunscreen, which is a must to protect against skin cancer and the […] Read more…