Skin
Fri 03.14
oil pulling using coconut oil

Benefits of Oil Pulling: Reviving an Ancient Remedy

There are a lot of crazy mythical cures out there, and oil pulling sounds like one of them. But it does in fact have its merits and benefits. It is an ancient practice, ancient as in it was written about in Ayurvedic books thousands of years ago. So why are we only hearing about this now?

Thu 03.13
Yes to Grapefruit Spot Correcting Body Cream

Frugal Snob: Yes to Grapefruit Spot Correcting Body Cream

There are countless face creams that fight dark spots, but I rarely see any body creams that fight them. I love all Yes to products; I’ve tried dozens of them and have yet to come across one that isn’t effective, so I was intrigued by Yes to Grapefruit spot correcting body cream.

Tue 03.11
Resveratrol

Resveratrol: A Key Anti-Aging Ingredient

Caudalie has build a veritable empire on the antioxidant power of grapes. In fact, before anyone in mainstream beauty was talking about antioxidants, they maintained that resveratrol (obtained from the skins of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes), had tremendous anti-aging benefits and was the first skincare brand to use it topically – and the first to patent it in stabilized levels.

Wed 03.05
Shea Terra Organics

Shea Terra Organics

Shea Terra Organics is a natural skin care line made with unique, indigenous ingredients from Africa. The brand hopes to support the economy of third world countries by sourcing all of their ingredients from them. Their main go-to ingredient is shea butter, one of my all-time favorites (thank you L’Occitane!), which they combine with a number of others that have been proven to help heal skin.

Mon 03.03
Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion

Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion: The Magic Potion

Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight body lotion is one of the best things you can get for your post-baby physique – or any physique, for that matter!

Fri 02.28
Frugal Friday

Frugal Friday: Epsoak Epsom Salt

With all the luxe salts I buy, my love of baths has recently been turning into a financial liability. Before someone decided to stage an intervention, I took matters into my own hands and tried the DIY route. It doesn’t require a chemistry degree or anything too complicated – just your sense of smell!

Fri 02.28
Pratima Skincare Love Oil

Pratima Love Oil

A little while ago I wrote a story on doshas and Ayurveda, and Pratima is a line of skincare, body care, haircare, and sun care products that put them to work. You can take a quiz on their site to determine your dosha, and then they will recommend products specifically for you.

Mon 02.24
Bobbi Brown Friends & Family Event

Bobbi Brown Friends and Family Event: 20% Off!

I always stock up on Bobbi Brown essentials during the annual Family & Friends event. 20% off? Yes, please! Not only does Bobbi give us a discount (and free shipping if you spend $65), but she also donates $10,000 to Dress for Success. And this isn’t contingent upon us spending a certain amount of money. It’s just a straight donation whether or not we buy anything at all. Of course we will, though!

Thu 02.20
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The Surprising Beauty Benefits of Honey

Legend has it that Cleopatra bathed in milk and honey…if it was good enough for Cleopatra, reason dictates that there must be some fantastic beauty benefits to honey. Honey, in fact, is a natural humectant meaning it draws water to the skin so it’s awesome this time of year when skin tends to be dry.