A Good Foundation || Part Two

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I went back to one of my longstanding favorite foundations, Laura Mericer Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer. I’ve reviewed it before, and I’ve bought about a dozen bottles of this stuff over the years. It is pretty amazing in the summer, for brunch and for when you just want to be low key.

Without primer, this just does not stay on your face. It absorbs somewhere and leaves you looking like you just had sex in a closet, somewhere between winded and glow-y, not terrible and sexy in that way that leftover eyeliner speaks volumes about how you spent the last twelve hours, but entirely not work appropriate.  Follow after the jump to see how it performed on a 12 hour day with a few primers.

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Revamp Your Morning Routine

S.W. Basics of Brooklyn LemongrassBodyOil

I love using body oil in place of body lotion. I think its more comfortable and more effective at moisturizing, especially early in the morning. I’ve used so many over the years, usually really inexpensive ones from Whole Foods, like jojoba or sesame oils.  But sometimes I like to use one that’s a bit more luxurious and special. The folks at S.W. Basics of Brooklyn must be reading my blog because a) I love lemongrass, and b) I love body oils.  Continue reading

The Best Body Wash in the World

Dove Seta Preziosa

Two years ago, one of my BFFs, Zoe, no stranger to this Blog, was living and working in Italy. Obviously, I made it a point to visit her that summer, along with another BFF Christine. We had an AMAZING time, by far one of my most favorite trips ever. Being a considerable beauty fan, I am, I love visiting other people because I get to see what products they use and try them for myself. After showering one day I commented to Zoe that her apartment smelled amazing, Zoe told me it was her body wash, what? Seriously, it felt like 1000 scented candles, it was divine.

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Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins® Mega-Bright Skin Tone Correcting Serum

Origins Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins® Mega-Bright Skin Tone Correcting Serum

 

 

I used a similar version by Origins (which is no longer in production) a few years ago, I even went through two bottles of the stuff, but stopped using it for really no apparent reason.  I wanted to start using it again this summer because I really needed something to brighten up my skin and get rid of old acne marks. But then I realized it was discontinued to I got this newer version. So what did I think of the more original version of this skin tone brightener? Continue reading