From the monthly archives:

April 2011

Think Twice Before Testing Makeup

April 28, 2011

Do you realize that the makeup you are trying on at cosmetic boutiques might be contaminated with staph, strep, herpes and E Coli bacteria? Makes you want to step away from the counter, doesn’t it?  In order to buy makeup appropriate for our skin tone, sometimes it is necessary to try on a lipstick. bronzer or […]

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All You Need for a Glowing Complexion

April 25, 2011

Want radiant, healthy skin?  These top product picks are all you need: A gentle cleanser – a non irritating wash like Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel $12 washes away dirt without stripping your skin of natural oils. A mild exfoliator to brighten dull skin like Benefit’s Refined Finish Facial Polish $22 Moisturizer with SPF. You […]

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Every Day Should Be Earth Day

April 22, 2011

Today is Earth Day.  Here are 10 things you can do to help save your planet: 1.  Pick up trash in your community – Not only will it beautify where you live, but it will help the environment 2.  Tune up your Bike – It’s spring, which means the snow has melted and it’s a wonderful […]

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Peel Off Nail Polish

April 21, 2011

If you enjoy peeling off your nail polish, and lets face it, many of us do, (it’s kind of therapeutic) you should check out Sula’s Paint & Peel. This water based lacquer lasts 3-5 days and can be peeled off, without damaging your nails, as soon as it starts to chip.  Say goodbye to cuticle […]

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Flaw Erasing Concealers

April 19, 2011

Since few of us have truly perfect skin, concealer is among the make-up must-haves. Different from foundation and powder, concealer is thicker and better covers flaws. In order to hide under-eye circles, apply concealer to the inner and outer corners of the eye, and the inner corner of the bridge of the nose- gently patting […]

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Prep Your Skin for Spring

April 15, 2011

We all know that when winter rolls around, it’s crucial to prepare your skin with the right products and treatments for the elements it is about to face:  a dip in temperature, lack of humidity and the redness, tightening and flakiness that comes with it. But what about when the temperature starts to rise? During […]

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Toning Shoes Don’t Work

April 13, 2011

Sorry to give you the news.  But, researchers have found no difference in heart rate, calories burned or muscle activity in the butt, back, abdomen, thighs or calves testing toning shoes vs. running shoes.  So, you arent going to get a great butt by doing your food shopping bouncing up and down the frozen food […]

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When Disaster Strikes, Just Whip Off Your Bra

April 12, 2011

Ever think that the right bra could change your life? Now, when you end up in a disastrous situation like say a volcano, fire or biological attack you can use your bra cups as a life saving device, but you’d better hope you’re wearing the Emergency Bra. Simply unsnap the bright red bra, separate the […]

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Two Spring Beauty Trends NOT To Try

April 6, 2011

The runway has inspired many a beauty trend, but they are not always good, or translatable to the general public. Take day-glo lips for example. Bold fuchsia and bright coral lips do not look good on anyone, except maybe a Barbie Doll. A close-up photo of ultra-bright, glossy lips, makes the color look incredibly tempting […]

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A Get Happy Checklist

April 4, 2011

These research backed mood boosters come straight from doctors (and me).  Here are some shockingly simple and guaranteed ways to put a smile on your face: 1.  Exercise – It’s the number one secret for getting happier and doing it quickly.  Some studies say it’s just as good as anti-depressents.  Even a single workout can […]

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Make Room for the Mom Cave

April 3, 2011

Move over musty mancave and make room for the the perfectly decorated mom cave!  Clearly jealous of the increasingly popular “man cave” matriarchs are carving out a gender-specific home region of their own. They call it the “mom cave.” The mom cave is different from the quintessential man cave, where men do manly, messy and sporty […]

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