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The Perfect One-Step Cleansing Oil – Hylamide’s High-Efficiency Face Cleaner

If you’ve never heard of DHC’s Deep Cleansing Oil, it’s the touted HG of many a cleansing oil aficionado, whose company boasts that a bottle is sold every 10 seconds worldwide.  The first time I slathered it onto my face I remember thinking “Ooooh this feels luxurious!”  As every trace of makeup melted off when the oil emulsified and turned milky upon contact with water, I was even more impressed. Since I can pretty much use anything on my skin without reaction and…

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Beauty, Lifestyle

Everything You Wanted to Know About Switching to Activated Charcoal Toothpaste

A few years ago, the internet was abuzz with talk of activated charcoal.  People were serving it in juice bars, using it as a detox or hangover cure and even adding it to make bath bombs that turn your water an inky black (so fun, you should try it!).  At that point, I was starting to become conscious of what was in the products I was putting onto my body.  As a wave of natural beauty products flooded the market, my goal…

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Beauty

The Ordinary by Deciem – Affordable Products THAT WORK

If there was any brand launch that could kick-start WLV 2.0, it would be The Ordinary by Deciem.  Why?  Let’s just say that I’ve been SO EXCITED about this line for months now, that I’ve been talking the ear off of anyone who will listen.  I could wax poetic about this company for hours, but so as not to deter readers right out of the gate, I’ll give it to you straight: It’s affordable, proven and effective. The Ordinary is…

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Beauty, Lifestyle

Oh Look A Sunscreen I Don’t Despise! – Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen

Creams, scrubs, powders, glosses… If you couldn’t already tell, I love beauty products.  A serum promising more radiant skin? I’m all over that.  A deep conditioner that will rehydrate fried strands? Sign me up.  A cream that gives you instantly firmer skin? Okay, kind of skeptical… but in it goes into my basket! One product, however, sticks out in my mind as abhorrent no matter what I do nor which ones I try…sunscreen.  I loathe everything about it from its smell,…

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2 week wear and TWO sets of manicures from 1 box of Sally Hansen Real Nail Polish Strips

I’ve always thought that nothing could ruin even the most perfect outfit faster than half-chipped off nail polish (ugh tacky!).  With this in mind, I splurged on a salon-quality gel polish kit a couple years ago when the at-home sets sold in drugstores didn’t exist and most salons hadn’t even offered the service yet.  It was well worth the price for glossy, chip-free lacquer and zero dry-time—Hallelujah!—but eventually the huge time commitment for nail prep, precise application and soak-off removal…

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