Product Reviews

Product Review: Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick in Pinky Groove (364)

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Well, my infatuation with Guerlain cosmetics continues, so I thought I’d post another lipstick review. Pinky Groove is a shade from the revamped KissKiss line, launched in late summer 2014. Like many shades in the KissKiss collection, it has a silly-sounding name but it’s a beautiful color. The official product shot (above) is very close to the actual product, but I took a few photos of my own nevertheless…

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Product Review: Almonde Botanicals Mocha Facial Exfoliant

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I recently happened to visit Jersey City’s 6th Borough Market, an outdoor event offering crafts, antiques, vintage clothing, and interesting food, all locally made or locally sourced. I stopped by Almonde Botanicals table, where I couldn’t help noticing this display of powdered facial scrubs packaged in salt shakers, and since Fall is a good time to make adjustments in skincare before Winter arrives and takes its toll, I picked up Almonde’s Mocha Facial Exfoliant to take home with me.

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5 Current Drugstore Favorites

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It’s been a while since I wrote a post about my favorite drugstore items (see here!), and this seems like a good time to do another one, to balance out all the fancy-makeup reviews I’ve been writing lately.

Here are five drugstore products that I’ve been using and enjoying for a while.

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Product Review: Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Brightening Eye Base

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Most of my makeup these days falls into one of two categories: fancy-pants (Guerlain) or cheap-and-cheerful (Burt’s Bees, Wet ‘n’ Wild). I don’t know what this says about me.

In any case, at the latter end of the spectrum, I’m unable to resist going into Tony Moly whenever I pass this shop in Manhattan’s Koreatown. My latest purchase was Panda’s Dream Brightening Eye Base, one of several items in the Panda’s Dream eye-care line.

Why Panda’s Dream? Because pandas have big dark circles around their eyes (duh!) and, apparently, because these products contain bamboo shoot extract.

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My 5 Most-Used Beauty Products of Summer 2014

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Another summer has come and gone. It was a surprisingly mild one in my part of the world, so I wasn’t struggling to deal with sweat and subway grime as much as usual, but I wanted to look seasonally appropriate all the same. Here are five products that I used over and over again…

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