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Beauty Dare: Would You Wear Green Eyeliner?

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I love makeup, but my makeup routine? Fairly standard: A bit of the smudgy black eyeliner and a liberal swabbing of blush and bronzer to mask my hideously pale face and I’m set. So when Aveda sent me their new Petal Essence Eye Definer in Jade Vine in advance of its February 10 release date, I was like, whaaaaaat? And then I was like, it’s Tuesday, live a little! Try it already! Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Aveda Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant

Two weeks ago, I came to the realization that you haven’t really felt pure luxury until you’ve hired someone to squeeze gunk from your pores. Forget hot stone massages, Egyptian cotton sheets, and private planes. A facial is the height of luxury, especially when you’re enjoying the treatment at a fraction of the normal price. I received a foot soak, back treatment, and a facial at the Aveda Institute in NYC. It was a truly calming, therapeutic, and refreshing experience that I advise you take advantage of if there’s an institute in your area. I felt I was in extremely capable hands even though my aesthetician was a student. She was so professional and thorough that I wanted to take her home with me to de-congest my pores on a regular basis. But that was impossible, so she sold me Aveda’s Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant, instead. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Aveda Firmata Hairspray

I’ve got the stick-straight sort of hair that refuses to curl, regardless of how much I try to coerce it. I’ve tried curling irons, rollers, all different hair sprays and nothing works. Hell, I used to hair model for a salon that charges something like $300 for styling and even the sassy dude who did my hair there couldn’t get the curls to hang around for more than an hour or two. Boredom will do funny things to a girl though, and I went at it again the other day, grabbing my friend’s hairspray without even looking at it. Much to my surprise, we returned from dinner hours after the curling iron had cooled and my hair was still curly. All through the following day, the volume remained. I have Aveda Firmata spray to thank for the unprecedented staying power. As is Aveda’s way, the spray is all-natural, doesn’t smell like a test tube and isn’t sticky or helmet-like. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go curl my hair. [$13, Aveda] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Aveda Light Elements Shaping Wax

Goopy hair products are universally icky. We shouldn’t have to compromise the texture of our hair for the ability to style it, but it’s actually pretty difficult to find styling products that aren’t too heavy, sticky or just generally useless. Solve the problem with Aveda‘s Light Elements Styling Wax, which is unusually light and creamy for a wax and won’t stiffen your hair to the point where it feels like it’s going to break off in pieces. The stuff is airy enough that it can be used both for actual styling and to tame fly-away locks, inducing that sleek shininess that we’re all so fond of. [$24, Aveda] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Aveda Dry Remedy For Winter Hair

If your hair is at all dry or lackluster, you need to check out Aveda’s Dry Remedy shampoo, conditioner and hair mask. Now. It is, I kid you not, the best haircare combo I’ve ever experienced in my life. (And given that part of my job involves testing out beauty products, this is no small statement.) The line is a replacement for Aveda’s now-discontinued Sap Moss set, which certainly hydrated hair, but was actually thick and creamy to the point of feeling a little oily. With Dry Remedy, they’ve worked out those kinks and the result is a rich, all-natural line that leaves no heavy icky residue to deal with later. I did balk a bit at the high price initially — about $80 for all three bottles — but I can honestly say that my hair was noticeably softer, shinier and more lovely-smelling after a single use. If you’re looking to switch up your shampoo, this is it. [shampoo: $24; conditioner: $24; hair mask: $26, Aveda] Keep reading »

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