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Thu 02.04
Quick Ways to Pamper Yourself Before Bed

Quick Ways to Pamper Yourself Before Bed

Bedtime can be a stressful endeavor when you foresee yourself tossing and turning. Many nights I’ve found myself dead tired, but stress kept me from falling asleep; and it turned into a vicious cycle (especially when I ended up napping the next day as a result). There are, however, a few things I’ve found useful that Osmia Organics founder Sarah Villafranco has outlined for us below – even though some of them (like not checking email before bed) are way easier said than done! There’s something about a little pre-bedtime pampering that works to alleviate some of the day’s stress, and many of Villafranco’s tips take just a few seconds to put into practice!

Thu 12.03
Four Holiday 2015 Gift Sets to Shop Now

Four Holiday 2015 Gift Sets to Shop Now

Now is the best time of year to shop for beauty products; not only as gifts, but for yourself! Brands that ordinarily never discount offer value sets and limited edition gift sets this time of year, many of which sell out well before the holidays. Here’s a look at four favorites…

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Four Holiday 2015 Gift Sets to Shop Now
Four Holiday 2015 Gift Sets to Shop Now
Four Holiday 2015 Gift Sets to Shop Now
Four Holiday 2015 Gift Sets to Shop Now
Wed 11.25
Holiday Gifts with Heart

Holiday Gifts with Heart

The oft-quoted statistic says that 20% of New Yorkers go to bed hungry, and that one in four children in New York goes to bed hungry. Horrifying. A close friend of mine was one of those kids, and to this day she has anxiety about ever returning to the times when creditors were knocking on her parents’ front door and dinner wasn’t guaranteed.

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Holiday Gifts with Heart
Holiday Gifts with Heart
Sun 11.01
Aveeno

Aveeno: A Lifetime Commitment

I started using Aveeno back in college. Whenever I had skin issues, switching to Aveeno helped get me on track; so after I gave birth, I wasted no time in making my baby boy a convert, as well.

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Aveeno
Aveeno
Aveeno
Aveeno
Thu 02.12
Soothe Your Tired NYFW Hands and Feet

Soothe Your Tired NYFW Hands and Feet

No, these gloves and slippers are not sexy; in fact, when I first wore them I was at my parents’ apartment, and they both proceeded to laugh out loud when they saw me lounging about in them…head shakes may also have been involved, and these are my parents!!

Mon 11.10
Full-Bodied Skin Care

Full-Bodied Skin Care: Splurge vs. Save

Anti-aging shouldn’t stop at the neck. In fact, hands are one of the easiest places to spot someone’s age; they’re rarely cared for as well as the face is, and the rest of the body often ends up equally overlooked. If you really want to stay soft skinned, you must pamper yourself from head to toe…

Fri 05.02
The Body Shop Hemp Range and the Benefits of Hempseed Oil

The Body Shop Hemp Range and the Benefits of Hempseed Oil

I’ll resist the urge to make some hemp-related joke as the truth is hemp and hempseed oil in particular make for fantastic skincare ingredients! Hempseed oil is very high in omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids so they’ll help to moisturize, but also nourish your skin. The Body Shop Hemp Range is a fantastic frugal way to get those benefits.

Fri 03.28
StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles & Stretch Marks

StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles & Stretch Marks: Full-Circle and Line-Free

I was told about StriVectin’s latest product, their SD Advanced Concentrate, and remembered that I’d tried the original nine years ago…

Mon 01.06
Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Body Milk Lotion

Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Body Milk Lotion: WARNING – Do Not Eat

Packaging isn’t everything in the beauty world, but when a sumptuous product finds its way into equally delectable packaging, the must-have effect goes through the roof. That’s how I feel about everything from Texas-based Farmhouse Fresh beauty, especially their Sweet Cream body milk lotion.