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Waxing Kara: A Beekeeper’s Artisanal Beauty Line

The name of this brand, Waxing Kara, is a little bit misleading. It’s not actually some sort of at-home waxing brand…or am I the only one who thought that?!

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Honeycat Cosmetics Bath and Body Products

Honeycat Cosmetics Bath and Body Products

I’m a dog person, but I’m also a sucker for cute packaging so I fell hard for Honeycat Cosmetics. And lest you blame me…Donny Deutsch said this brand has “$10 million dollar packaging.”

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Frugal Snob

Frugal Snob: The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Collection

The Body Shop always makes me nostalgic. I remember spending allowance money there growing up so I love that nearly two decades later they’re still alive and kicking! I will say their packaging could be a little swankier, but their new collection, Wild Argan Oil, smells so delicious I’m giving them a pass.

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Shaveworks The Cool Fix

Shaveworks The Cool Fix: Help Treat and Prevent Ingrowns

In terms of harmless but aggravating beauty annoyances that most women have to deal with on a regular basis, ingrowns, after breakouts, are pretty much on top. I have yet to find a magical cure, but regular exfoliation does help as do soothing products like Shaveworks’ The Cool Fix Targeted Gel Lotion.

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Japanese Brand Yu-Be Comes to the U.S.

I learned a lot of things when, in the spring, I went to Japan for two weeks, like…the women have amazing skin and take their regimens very seriously and I’m not just talking about the geisha. Unfortunately even in the major department stores most people don’t speak a lick of English so discovering new products wasn’t as easy as I hoped.

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Frugal Snob: Nip + Fab Launches New Body Products

After body wash, body moisturizer is about as low maintenance as any product you apply to your skin gets. The most important factors are that it smells good, absorbs quickly, moisturizes effectively, and doesn’t break the bank (at least I don’t want to spend the bulk of my beauty budget on either body cream or body moisturizer).

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Yes To Carrots Launches Yes to Coconuts

Yes To Carrots Launches Yes to Coconuts

Hands down my favorite drugstore brand is Yes to Carrots especially now that drugstore brands seem to be either super cheap and chemically filled or fairly pricey (at least in NYC where more and more drugstores are carrying higher end brands). Yes to Carrots stays true to their natural philosophy and continues to deliver superfood-inspired skincare products.

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Fake Bake Mistifier

Fake Bake Mistifier: All in a Spray’s Work

By now, you’ve long since removed your rich creams from the vanity and replaced them with lighter moisturizers, but I’ve just found an oil-free option that’s going to blow those out of the water – and actually does so by adding water!

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Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer Beauty Essentials: Embracing the Heat of the Moment

Between the heat and the rays from the sun, summer requires a different approach to beauty. You need protection, but still want to have fun! Here are my essentials to ensuring the season has just the right amount of hotness…

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