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Beauty Test Drive: Nuance Salma Hayek Face Wash

BTD: Spa Sonic
We try the Spa Sonic system! Read More »
A New Skincare Routine
Make 2012 your most glowing year yet. Read More »
BTD: Umbrian Clay
Better skin through mud? No way! Read More »
Ask An Esthetician: Skin
What do different break outs mean? Read More »

If you are unfortunate enough to be born with dry skin, your life will go something like this:

  1. Everyone from dermatologists to fashion magazines will tell you that you have to wash your face with Cetaphil.
  2. You will realize they are right, so you will wash your face with Cetaphil.
  3. This will get very boring very quickly and possibly not even work.
This was the story of my life. And then a lovely actress decided to try her hand at skincare and beauty products, price her line, called Nuance Salma Hayek, quite reasonably, and sell it as CVS … and change my skincare routine forever. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Polish

BTD: Eyeliner
Winona test drives Maybelline's Master Precise Eyeliner. Read More »
BTD: CoverGirl Gloss Balm
Jessica is a big fan of CoverGirl's Gloss Balm. Read More »
BTD: Urban Decay Shadow
Winona looks fierce in this Urban Decay eyeshadow pencil. Read More »
BTD: Clarisonic Mia
Jessica loves sandblasting her dry skin with the Clarisonic Mia 2. Read More »

Next time the Avon lady comes a-calling, I’m not going to buy any nail polish from her. Avon sent the Frisky office some of their spring/summer products and I have to be honest, I was pretty disappointed with their Avon Nailwear Pro polish. (You’ve been seeing me wear it in the color Coral Reef all week in What Are We Wearing Today? photos.) Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner

BTD: Fairy Dust Highlighter
Pixi's Fairy Dust is as pretty as can be. Read More »
BTD: Colorstay Lipstick
Winona loves Revlon's Colorstay Lipstick. Read More »

As much as I love trendy makeup looks like gold smoky eyes and sparkly teal eye shadow, my all-time favorite will always be winged black eyeliner. It’s sexy, it’s dramatic, and my commitment to perfecting it means I’m always on the hunt for new eyeliners that are affordable, flattering, and easy to apply. I’ve tried everything–gels, liquids, creamy kohl pencils–and I’ve recently discovered a new favorite, the Maybelline Master Precise eyeliner pen. Why do I love it? Let me count the ways … Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: CoverGirl Natureluxe Gloss Balm

BTD: Philosophy
Rachel loves Philosophy's colorless primer. Read More »
BTD: Colorstay Lipstick
Winona loves Revlon's Colorstay Lipstick. Read More »
BTD: Natural Lip Balm
Rachel loves Pleasant River's vegan, natural lip balm. Read More »

I hereby commence the first-ever meeting of the Ladies Whose Lips Are So Thin We’re Afraid Of Wearing Lipstick support group! So far, Amelia and I are the only members, but with the help of our sponsors, both of  us have been making inroads.

Part of my recovery can be attributed to the discovery of my favorite lipstick in the universe, Kate Spade’s Supercalafragilipstick. But at $24 a tube, it’s more of a special occasion lipstick. For everyday wear, I’m crushing on the much-more-broke-ass-mofo-friendly CoverGirl’s Natureluxe Gloss Balm. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Stages Of Beauty Radiance Antioxidant Serum

Green Skincare
These five companies are worth every penny. Read More »
BTD: Philosophy
Rachel loves Philosophy's colorless primer. Read More »
BTD: Urban Decay Shadow
Winona looks fierce in this Urban Decay eyeshadow pencil. Read More »

If you couldn’t already tell, using natural skincare is incredibly important to me. I have extremely sensitive skin that reacts negatively to anything it could possibly react negatively to — sulfates, parabens, mineral oil, many things with weird chemical-sounding names and, lo and behold, most drugstore makeup and skincare (woe!). I really just can’t use anything that isn’t geared towards sad, sensitive people like me. I’m really into skincare, and while most people can shop themselves silly at drugstores without a huge price tag and without worrying about the consequences, I just can’t. I have to wait and eventually shell out the big bucks for something that won’t make me break out, whether it be in blemishes or in hives. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit BADGal Lash Mascara

BTD: Fairy Dust
Pixi's Fairy Dust highlighter is as pretty as can be. Read More »
BTD: Philosophy
Rachel loves Philosophy's colorless primer. Read More »
BTD: Urban Decay Shadow
Winona looks fierce in this Urban Decay eyeshadow pencil. Read More »
Mascara that stays put
The tube is gorgeous and the mascara is awesome. Read More »

Mascara is a strange and mysterious product. Some of my friends’ favorite brands flake and clump on my lashes, and some formulas I swear by have been horror shows for my friends. Even so, people tend to feel very strongly about their preferred mascara, and it’s not uncommon for a beauty blogger to be kicked off the internet for professing an unpopular opinion on Maybelline Great Lash. So with all that in mind, I’d like to talk about Benefit’s BADgal Lash Mascara and how much I hated it… Keep reading »

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