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Decadent Beauty Gifts for the Holiday Season
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Decadent Beauty Gifts for the Holiday Season

The next time someone asks me, “What’s the most decadent holiday gift of the season for my beauty junkie friend?” Here’s what I’ll say…. Let’s start at the very beginning…a very good place to start. When you read you begin with A. B. C. When you sing you begin with Do. Re. Me. […]

Your Holiday  Skincare Survival Guide
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Your Holiday Skincare Survival Guide

We all start with the best of intentions for the holiday season — I will exercise more I will skip the holiday office treats I will make good choices at the holiday parties I will not order Pizano’s at 11PM after making good food choices at the holiday parties, but […]

The Art of Wearing Fragrance
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The Art of Wearing Fragrance

It is a lost art — the ability to select and wear a signature fragrance. Most of us can conjure up a vivid memory of our mother, grandmother, or aunt who wore ‘her’ fragrance. You knew a special occasion was happening when the scent drifted by as she walked past. […]

The Best Foundations for Every Day Wear
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The Best Foundations for Every Day Wear

Speaking of foundations… I’ve been a huge fan of CC creams as my everyday foundation since they emerged on the scene. In several posts, I endorsed Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream, which is for ‘normal people’… non-foundation people, who want a bit of finish. But, fall calls for a titch more […]

My Top Five Red Lipstick Picks
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My Top Five Red Lipstick Picks

I’ve been very remiss in not posting this research sooner. As many of you know, I pride myself on being the #lipstickjunkie and red is my all time FAVORITE color to test. Earlier this year, I did a detailed expose of my “all time” favorite red(s), but alas, beauty is […]

Just in Time: Dry Skin Solutions
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Just in Time: Dry Skin Solutions

Our upcoming (relentlessly) cold and windy Chicago winters specializes in robbing me of all the hydration in my body. My skin, hair, and even nails transform into brittle replicas of themselves, which leaves me as nothing more than a walking electrical current. I add insult to injury by taking in ridiculous […]

What’s On Your Skin?
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What’s On Your Skin?

I feel a green ‘phase’ coming on again. For someone who considers herself  ’a healthy’ person, I consume (and apply) a lot of junk! On one hand, I strive to maintain my health (and weight — who am I kidding?) by exercising regularly. I work-out  3-4 times a week in […]

A Few of EoT’s Favorite Things: Part 3
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A Few of EoT’s Favorite Things: Part 3

Two days ago, we kicked off a new series called EoT’s Favorite Things. Thus far we’ve featured our favorite primers, shadows, lips, and cheek products. Today, we wrap up the series with our top picks for concealer, foundation, and powder picks. What defines an EoT favorite thing? So glad you asked! An EoT favorite thing is: A product (s) we […]

A Few of EoT’s Favorite Things: Part 2
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A Few of EoT’s Favorite Things: Part 2

Yesterday, we kicked off a new series called EoT’s Favorite Things in which we featured our favorite primers and eye products. Today, we add on to the look with our top picks for lips and cheeks. What defines an EoT favorite thing? So glad you asked! A favorite thing is: A product (s) […]

A Few of EoT’s Favorite Things
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A Few of EoT’s Favorite Things

The fall (retail) season hit its full stride last week, so new, new, NEW is the word on the beauty street. As noted a few weeks ago in Marc Jacobs Beauty and More, the fall season serves up more new beauty and skincare products than any other time of year. I find myself […]