Calm Balms: 6 Stress Busters

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Keep calm with these soothing mind-body balms. Stress happens. In my world, it happens—a lot. I figure stress and its cranky cousins—anxiety, sleeplessness and moodiness —are there to remind us to pipe the heck down and remember that even the big, hairy, scary moments in our life are a gift. Because when you’ve managed to survive […]

Sole Savers: Help for Dry, Cracked Heels

Get Fresh Poor Soles Moisture Stick

Nothing spoils a pretty pedicure more than embarrassingly dry or cracked heels (ewww). Soothe and repair heels with these products, specifically formulated for feet with attitude. Get Fresh Poor Soles Foot Moisture Stick, $13.60 at getfresh.net – A portable moisturizing stick for dry heels and toes. Loaded with the potent healing and softening properties of […]

Say Ooolala to Votre Vu Bebe Duette Lip Balm & Hand Cream

Between hand creams, lip glosses, perfumes, mascara, eyeliner, the occasional nail polish and any other beauty product to squander an emergency, my purse is more of a beauty armoire than a handbag. So when I came across the Votre Vu Bebe Duette Lip Balm and Hand Cream, I had to give the duo a try if […]

Spa in a Box: The Remedy Rush

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The Remedy Rush is a quarterly subscription beauty box service that provides full-size samples of spa-quality products. Here’s our review! It was a warm (okay, HOT) sunny afternoon and, as I walked up to my mailbox, I was swept away by thoughts of a relaxing spa treatment. It was in that moment that I realized, my […]

Manly Beauty: Men’s Grooming Finds

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Top men’s grooming finds for the dapper guy in your life. Man cannot live on soap and water alone. No sir. To survive the daily onslaught of sun, sweat and stress, man needs product. Manly products. Products that battle the blazing sun, honor your inner jock and stand strong against muss. Products that keep you vibrant, […]

Best New Beauty Finds Under $25: VIDEO

New and innovative beauty finds now at a drugstore near you! Think that luxe, effective beauty products have to cost a pretty? Let’s bust that myth right now! We took a spin to our local drug and mass market stores and found some cool new stuff. And the best part? These innovative new beauty finds […]

Treat Your Feet: Geluxury Slippers

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It’s a perfectly dreary Sunday. When you live in the perpetually sunny Phoenix area with a summer of endlessly sweltering days just months away, you revel in days like this. Today was made for slapping on a facial mask (check!), tuning in to a chick flick and staying in your PJs and slippers past noon. […]

DIY Made Easy: Handmade Beauty Box

handmade beauty box

I’ve been noticing a trend lately. Or maybe it’s been around a while and I’ve just been completely oblivious (no surprise there). Either way, I’ve noticed new do-it-yourself kits popping up everywhere that have everything you need—including detailed instructions—to suddenly be crafty. Even if you don’t have a crafty bone in your body. Take the Martha […]

Take a Holiday Beauty Break

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Give yourself a holiday beauty break with these seasonal gems. Need a time out from the high octane action of the holiday season? Rev up your engine with these three incredibly nourishing and revitalizing winter botanicals. Pomegranate wakes up fatigued skin. Pumpkin perks up your complexion. And peppermint gives your spirits a jingle. Here are six […]

Black Friday Beauty 2014: Get Ready, Get Set!

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Too early to be thinking about Black Friday? Girlfriends, please. Do you not adore squirreling away your beauty faves at slashed prices? Averting last-minute gift shopping panic? And snagging free samples and a tote bag or three? Then, the answer: uh, no. Time to start jotting down your list and warming up your fingers for […]