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Thu 05.30

Solar Oil Skin & Nail Conditioner: Soft Cuticles, Strong Nails

My cuticles and I are locked in a vicious cycle of a battle – they dry out, I pick at them, they get worse, I pick more…I think you see where I’m going here. My weekly manicure is only a temporary reprieve. I’ve tried out a lot of nice cuticle oils, and I’ll tell you … Continue reading Solar Oil Skin & Nail Conditioner: Soft Cuticles, Strong Nails

Thu 05.23

Anti-aging for Hands: Tips from Dr. Paul Carniol

When it comes to anti-aging, our main priority always seems to be the face. That’s smart – it’s the first thing that people notice about us. But evidence of that little number on your driver’s license can pop up basically everywhere. In fact, hands age faster than our faces. One day they look young and … Continue reading Anti-aging for Hands: Tips from Dr. Paul Carniol

Fri 03.01

Julep Reveal Nail Growth Revitalizing Serum: Long and Strong

I have the world’s strongest nails. I’ve even used them as a screwdriver to open battery compartments on my son’s toys. It’s a blessing and a curse, though. They grow faster than weeds. I know I shouldn’t complain, but if I don’t get manicures every week and half, they grow so much that you see … Continue reading Julep Reveal Nail Growth Revitalizing Serum: Long and Strong

Mon 01.28

Niven Morgan Blue Body Lotion: The Smell of the Sea

I normally try to find fragrance-free lotions that won’t interact with my perfume, but I love the smell of Niven Morgan’s Blue body lotion ($28) so much that I actually wear it for the scent. I wish they had a perfume or room spray (let’s hope someone in their development department reads this post!), but … Continue reading Niven Morgan Blue Body Lotion: The Smell of the Sea

Thu 01.10

Aveda Hand Relief Cream: Natural Selection

Whether you’re on the dry West Coast or the frigid East Coast, you need a good moisturizer right about now. So, I keep Aveda Hand Relief on my desk all the time. There’s nothing more distracting than having dry, cracking hands while you’re working. I’m constantly staring at them and criticizing everything (luckily today I … Continue reading Aveda Hand Relief Cream: Natural Selection

Mon 01.07

Josie Maran Bear Naked Nail Wipes: The Bare Necessities

I’m in love with Josie Maran’s Bear Naked nail wipes – they take off my dark red polish with just a couple of swipes. I only needed two little pads for all 10 fingers. Josie’s products are all eco-friendly and organic argan oil-infused, so they aren’t harsh like most polish removers that are acetone-based and … Continue reading Josie Maran Bear Naked Nail Wipes: The Bare Necessities

Thu 11.29

K. Hall Designs Lavender Cream: Field of Purple Dreams

This is how much I love lavender – I went all the way to Provence (aka the lavender mecca of the world) to visit the museum. As you can probably tell, I’m a real advocate of aromatherapy. When I was in France, I bought a years supply of pure oil, but I’ve finally run out. … Continue reading K. Hall Designs Lavender Cream: Field of Purple Dreams

Wed 11.14

Organic Pharmacy Ultra Dry Skin Cream: An Extra Winter Layer

As the name Organic Pharmacy suggests, this cream (exclusively at Barneys New York for $79) has all of the potency you need with none of the chemicals! The downside it’s gets you pretty greasy. I wouldn’t put it on before going out, especially if you’re wearing silk or something else delicate. But if you’re a … Continue reading Organic Pharmacy Ultra Dry Skin Cream: An Extra Winter Layer

Tue 06.05

Pura Botanica Lend a Hand Crème Smoother: The Crème de la Cream

Yesterday, I received a sample of Pura Botanica’s Lend a Hand lotion, and it has already become my favorite hand cream. The line is super-snobby; they use the highest quality ingredients, which ensure your beauty experience is as luxurious as possible. This Crème Smoother boasts magical West African Shea butter nut. Not only does that … Continue reading Pura Botanica Lend a Hand Crème Smoother: The Crème de la Cream