Product Review: Avene Ultralight Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 50

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Summer weather has arrived early in my part of the world (where did spring go?!), and I’m updating my suncare regimen to combat the season’s intense sunlight and longer daylight.

I’m still loyal to Pratima’s Neem Rose Face Sunscreen, but sometimes I just don’t have the time to make a trip to SoHo to buy a new bottle, and I refuse to pay Pratima’s high shipping fees, so I’ve been looking for something to alternate with the Neem Rose. Continue reading

Product Review: Marc Jacobs “New Nudes” Sheer Lip Gel in Eat Cake

Screen Shot 2015-03-29 at 6.41.10 PMI’ve been working such a strange schedule lately that I’m not even sure what day it is, and I’m running slightly short on sleep.  All the same, I’m really enjoying my new part-time museum job (as well as my assorted freelance jobs, which continue!), and I always like to celebrate a new project with a new lipstick. My latest pick is Marc Jacobs Sheer Lip Gel in Eat Cake, from the “New Nudes” Collection.

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Product Review: Ouidad No-Poo and Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream

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Back in November, acting on the advice of a curly-haired acquaintance who gave me some very good advice (thank you, Leah!), I changed my entire hair regimen. Basically, I stopped shampooing. That’s not as disgusting as it sounds: I’m still cleaning my hair. I’m just not doing it with conventional detergent-based shampoos anymore. Instead, I’m using alternative products that are designed to cleanse curly and/or dry hair without stripping it of all its natural oils.

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Product Review: Clio Professional Waterproof Pencil Liner in Kill Brown

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Last week I posted about my visit to Club Clio, the new Korean beauty store near Manhattan’s Union Square. On my second visit, I had a nice chat with a sales associate named Aeri Moon, and she helped me select a product or two. Since eyeliners seem to be a special area of expertise for the Club Clio brands, we picked out a liner that would work for me: Clio Waterproof Pencil Liner in a shade called Kill Brown…

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