Feeling Golden with Minerva Gold Collagen

I happened upon Minerva’s Gold Collagen when visiting my local beauty supply store aka my hangout as I’m there so often purchasing products I don’t need more often than not. Such was not the case with Gold Collagen. I drank a bottle a day for about two weeks and the results were incredible. My nails were much stronger, my skin more radiant and my hair was so shiny! And it tastes like a bellini! This innovative product was designed for women wishing to promote beautiful skin and fight the visible signs of aging. Containing a unique blend of collagen and […]

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Lifecell Launch at the London Hotel

I had a blast at the launch of amazing skincare line, Lifecell’s launch of their new retail collection. This event was held at the luxurious Vivienne Westwood penthouse suite of the super swanky London Hotel. First of all, I LOVE Lifecell’s products, especially the All-in-one anti-aging cooling under eye treatment. Even this insomniac blogger swears by it. I apply it every night and wake up looking rested and restored. Being that I have rosacea and the most sensitive skin in the world (!), no joke, Lifecell is one of the few products I can use without having a bad reaction […]

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Channeling the Inner Goddess with Country Goddess

I truly channeled my inner goddess with Country Goddess’ skin replenishing food. This product is all-natural handmade replenishing facial exfoliant that cleanses, protects and softens your skin. It contains high performing herbs and ingredients that boost the skin’s natural rejuvenation properties. This innovative and ecological line was created by Sri Thayi.    I like the natural ingredients like sandalwood, holy basil, rose, almonds, sunflower seeds, lemon, orange and Indian lilac. I really liked the golden color of this product and the way it felt on my skin. And it was super easy to apply. I can’t wait to try the nourishing lip […]

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Nuts for Nerium

Being that I got my start in consumer journalism, I’m always skeptical of  brand partner companies, but so many friends were raving about it, from successful actor friends, friends plugged into the beauty world, to retirees. I tried their simple system of application for the creams morning and night and the first time I ever applied it, I felt my skin tighten and it felt, really supple.   I will say that I liked the white day cream more than the gritty beige night cream, but the results were way better with the night cream. Nerium contains the NAE-8® extract, as […]

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Spring Beauty Event at Malin+Goetz

Had a great mini facial courtesy of  the lovely Sarah Gardner at the Santa Monica location of Malin+Goetz on super chic Montana Avenue, which is dotted with some really trendy boutiques. It was so nice to meet Manager Shelley Randles, and try the amazing products in this line. I also got to sample some great juice and cookies from Live Beaming, which is a few blocks away. Founded by Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz, this line is the perfect yin and yang to Malin’s background in the beauty world (high end lines like Kiehl’s, Prada etc.) and Goetz’s background in […]

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Gliding to Straighter Hair with The Glyder

I have been straightening my Perfro (“Persian Fro”) for years with much difficulty. It’s been very challenging to manage my hair. I’m sure anyone else with “ethnic hair” has the same challenges. I used that parenthetical phrase, as that is what many hairdressers over the years have referred to my mop of hair as. Most even charge me extra and gripe about my nappy hair under their breath the whole time. And they saddle my locks with far too much product, which has damaged and malnourished my hair. Usually it takes hours for me to style my hair myself. I’ve […]

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Lathering up with SallyeAnder Soaps

I really enjoyed SallyeAnder’s hand made and hypoallergenic line of beautiful and wonderfully scented luxury soaps. Being that I have sensitive skin, I found the soaps I sampled to really work for me and calm my irritated skin. I love how all the ingredients in this innovative line like olive and soy oils, as well as goat milk and almond oil are all natural. I also love that it’s family owned and operated. The rosy scent of the Organic Rose Soap was amazing, the Milk and Mint Soap really perks one up in the morning with it’s bold, minty scent, […]

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Enjoying Eddä Scandinavian

I really enjoyed Eddä Scandinavian’s skincare line. I tried the Rose Tea and Orquid Liquid Soap and hand cream. I loved how luxurious the products felt and what an indulgence it was to use this line. I loved the soothing floral scent of the Rose Tea and Orchid. My hands felt super soft after using the soap to wash my hands and the hand cream. And the floral scent was like smelling roses in bloom! It’a cool that this scent is a clean, soapy rose that is combined with the wilderness of the orchid. I love that these products are Made […]

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Loving the Peter Lamas line

I had the opportunity to test celebrity hair and makeup artist Peter Lamas’ upscale but affordable self-titled skin care line. And I loved it! The Peter Lamas line worked wonders for me as I have super sensitive skin and while I love scented products, my skin is usually too sensitive to try them. Peter’s products are lightly scented and all natural. This line is 100% vegan, paraben-free, sulfate-free and petrochemical-free.   I tried the Detoxifying Citrus C Facial Cleanser, Nourishing Buriti Oil Moisturizer, and the Firm and Lift Eye Serum. The cleanser did a great job of cleaning my skin and […]

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UBUNTU Oils Treats Those Dry Tresses

UBUNTU OILS FROM AFRICA™ are a new generation of oils for targeted haircare. ‘Ubuntu’ means kindness and these oils will leave hair pampered, repaired, restored and full of juicy goodness once again. Living in a dry climate like SoCal, where I’m either flat ironing, curling or subjecting my hair to Brazilian Blowouts makes me an ideal candidate for their products. These high quality, vitamin enriched oils are sourced using fair trade principles and capture traditional African beauty regimes. The range comprises 4 targeted oils for specific hair types: Baobab oil for dry hair, Mafura oil for the repair of coarse/damaged, […]

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