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Beauty Test Drive: Own Day & Night Lip Treatments

Beauty Test Drive

Own Beauty is all about is all about healthy products that avoid harsh chemicals and are safe for sensitive skin. Their lip treatments are no different – the line is enriched with Vitamin C and E and offer a gentle avenue for moisturizing. On days when there’s no gloss on my lips, I have a tendency to cover them in Chapstick, and I’m always looking for something simple that makes them look a tad more lifelike than plain balm, so this seemed like a perfect option to try out. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Londontown Lakur Nail Polish, Base Coat & Hardener

Londontown Lakur Beauty Test Drive

I’ve been looking for a decent top coat for ages, so Londontown’s Kur top coat and nail hardener are more exciting to me than the line’s pretty fall colors. Londontown’s polish is vegan, 5-free, and ultimately better for your nails than a typical chemical-filled polish. The top coat and hardener promise to make nails strong, healthy and chip-resistant. Here’s how things panned out…

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Beauty Test Drive: TopShop Creamy Finish Lipstick In Wicked

Beauty Test Drive: Topshop Creamy Lip Finish Lipstick In Wicked

I’m super into the dark lip trend that’s going on right now, but with my fair complexion it’s hard to find a color that doesn’t make me look like a vampire. When TopShop sent us some of their new fall/winter lipsticks, I spotted a burgundy color called “Wicked” that I knew I wanted to try. So did it look good, wear well and last? Here’s what my Beauty Test Drive revealed… Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Yotel’s Nail Polish Collaboration With Habit Cosmetics

Beauty Test Drive

Sophie and I recently paid a visit to Yotel in Manhattan to check out the quirky hotel chain’s new nail polish collaboration with Habit Cosmetics. Habit is known for their chemical-free approach to nail care, and their Yotel collection is no exception. The polish is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and 5-free. And, it turns out, it’s a pretty solid polish option too. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Nails Inc. Matte Top Coat

Matte Nail Polish

When I first got my hands on a bottle of Nails Inc. Westminster Bridge Matte Top Coat, my first question was why anyone would even care whether their nails were matte. The matte trend has come around several times these past few years, but it never really made any sense to me. Most of the polish I use isn’t all that shiny to begin with, so wouldn’t a matte look just dull it down even more? After trying this top coat, though, I’m definitely a fan. There’s something understated and chic about a matte nail. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Sexy Hair’s Caring Is Sexy Powder Play

Beauty Test Drive: Sexy Hair's Caring Is Sexy Powder Play

STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING. I’ve found the best hair product of the year for ladies with limp locks, like myself. I’ve always had pin straight, heavy hair, which means it goes flat within 30 minutes after a blow dry. Not anymore. Before I went out this weekend, a friend of mine told me I needed some “oomph” in my hair, before whipping out a canister of this texturizing & volumizing powder. Let me tell you, it is life changing, my friends. Oh, and the best part is that a portion of the proceeds will go to Look Good Feel Better, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the self-esteem of those undergoing cancer treatment. It’s a win-win. Keep reading »

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