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Mon 01.18
Frugal Snob

Frugal Snob: The Many Uses Of Coconut Oil

Whether or not you’re on a budget, coconut oil is one of those super ingredients that should always be stocked in your kitchen – and in your vanity. We’re going through a serious “fat does not make you fat” moment in nutrition, which is at the basis of this trend since coconut oil is rich lauric acid, a fatty acid (while it’s a saturated fat – aka the “bad” fat – it’s metabolized faster in the body than those found from animal sources). The same fatty properties that make it a healthful dietary addition also make it a near cure-all for beauty woes, along with the fact that it’s an anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial. Make sure, however, that you’re spending the few extra dollars to get raw, organic, virgin coconut oil.

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Thu 01.14
How to Master an Ethereal and Bronzed Glow Even in the Winter

How to Master an Ethereal and Bronzed Glow Even in the Winter

If there’s one look that never gets old, it’s the healthy glow. Of course it’s best if that comes naturally, but it’s approaching the dead of winter and most of us are already pale as ghosts (I’ve been spending a great deal of time in Tel Aviv and without makeup, still look like a dead woman walking!). I swear by Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancericon and Tom Ford Illuminating Primericon for enhancing my own complexion. If there are two products to splurge on consistently, these would be the two in my opinion, and I’ve found both to be universally flattering and effective. This natural beach beauty/soft ethereal glow look is always popular on the runways, and Spring 2016 was no exception, so I turned to Bluemercury district manager Emma Bruzzesi to get some more insight on how to elevate us all from “dead woman walking” status.

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How to Master an Ethereal and Bronzed Glow Even in the Winter
How to Master an Ethereal and Bronzed Glow Even in the Winter
How to Master an Ethereal and Bronzed Glow Even in the Winter
How to Master an Ethereal and Bronzed Glow Even in the Winter
Tue 01.12
Tom Ford Purifying Cleansing Oil

Tom Ford Purifying Cleansing Oil: New Year, New Skin

Oil-based products have taken over the beauty world in recent years, and yet some Snobs still aren’t convinced of the virtues of fighting bad oils with good ones. Well, if anyone’s going to change your mind, it’s luxury purveyor and all-around beautiful man Tom Ford.

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Wed 12.30
Quickie DIY Face Masks

Quickie DIY Face Masks

As someone who has very pale and sensitive skin, I would never go crazy with a DIY face mask. I stick with tried-and-true, natural ingredients like coconut oil (a great skin softener…side note: you can also use it to remove eye makeup!), egg (this helps fight sagging skin), honey (it has antibacterial properties, making it a good acne fighter), lemon juice (a natural astringent), and avocado (this boosts moisture). Come fall, pumpkin is also worth adding into the mix since it’s full of antioxidants and vitamins that help prevent wrinkles. Not only are these masks quick to whip up – and odds are they won’t even entail a trip to the supermarket – but they’re cheap and free of synthetic ingredients and chemicals. A simple face mask is likely to be less irritating than most commercial products. Here’s a look at some easy recipes to try now!

Fri 12.18
Equitance Holiday Gift Sets

Equitance Holiday Gift Sets: It Is Better to Give AND to Receive

Over the past three weeks, I’ve traveled from Dallas to Paris to Florence to Dallas to LA to Dallas to LA to Miami…even for the most dedicated of Beauty Snobs, this can wreak havoc on your skin; but Equitance skincare products have saved me!

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Equitance Holiday Gift Sets
Equitance Holiday Gift Sets
Equitance Holiday Gift Sets
Equitance Holiday Gift Sets
Tue 12.15
Hangover Cures

Hangover Cures: Instant Gratification Facial Treatments

It’s that time of year when our bodies are being pushed to the limit, both mentally and physically. We are all crazy-busy between shopping, cooking, decorating, and maybe traveling. Add the endless parties, nice wines, and late nights, and who takes the real beating? Your skin! Then you need to look good all over again the next day, so what do you do? Booking a facial would be ideal, but let’s be serious: Squeezing in an appointment like that just isn’t feasible. Santa is the only who’s able to stop time around here.

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Mon 12.14
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Trend Alert: Playing with Matches

Looking for holiday beauty inspo? Here it is, thanks to Jessica Alba, who appears beautifully done-up without looking overly-fussy. The key is that she went semi matchy-matchy by opting to coordinate the hue of her geometric, ruby Bavna drop earrings with a slightly-shimmering berry pout.

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Trend Alert
Trend Alert
Trend Alert
Fri 12.04
The Luxury of Beauty

The Luxury of Beauty: All About Eve by Eve’s

As much as I love the big box Sephora or Nordstrom experience, there’s a lot to be said for a well-curated boutique where you know that every last item in the store is of the highest caliber. Such is the case with Eve by Eve’s, a gorgeous shop located in the heart of Beverly Hills.

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The Luxury of Beauty
The Luxury of Beauty
The Luxury of Beauty
The Luxury of Beauty
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