Product Review: Rodial Skinny Beach SPF 15 Tinted

Sunscreen has come a long way. With aerosol sprays, powders and even soap, we’ve got no excuse not to wear it all the time. But truth be told, I’ve never been a sunscreen fan. As a kid, I ran from anyone with a pink Coppertone bottle and had to be pinned down just to get […]

Summer Beauty on a Drugstore Budget

Summer Beauty doesn’t have to cost a pretty penny! We scoured the shelves of our local drugstores and mass market stores like Walmart and Walgreens for budget beauty finds to keep you shining all summer long. Nails Sally Hansen Crackle. Everyone’s doing it! The crackled, edgy look has become the new staple of nail art. […]

Undercover: Sun Defense for the Glam Girl

Thick, pasty sunscreens are so last century. These days, you’ll find SPF ingredients in everything from soothing botanical face creams to high-end makeup, to hair products. Here’s a new crop of sassy sunscreen-fortified products to keep you pretty and protected. Face Coola Face 15 and 30 at coolasuncare.com, $32. Organic, moisturizing skincare free of parabens, petroleums […]

Thank You Fairy Godmother: Miracle Skin Transformer SPF20

If only the fairy godmothers of product development could wave their magic wands and create an all-in-one everyday moisturizer with sun protection and flawless coverage – one that doesn’t make your skin as slimy as an oil slick and erupt with breakouts. Now that would be a miracle. POOF! (Cue thunder from stage left.) Hello […]

Ski Bum Solution: Suntegrity All Natural Sunscreen

It’s peak ski season spa girls and guys and there’s nothing more thrilling than strapping two sticks on your feet and flying down the side of a mountain (for some of you at least – I prefer a bunny slope run or two followed by a giant frothy hot cocoa). The only downsides of skiing […]

Special Sun Repair Kit Offer from Naturopathica

It may be a nippy 98 degrees today but fall is waiting patiently around the corner, and the forecast ahead is calling for clear complexions. Reversing summer skin damage is no easy feat but for a gentle at-home approach, try this Sun Repair Kit from Naturopathica Holistic Health and get a FREE Vitamin C Revitalizing […]

The Girl’s Guide to Biking and Baking: LUCA Sunscreen Review

I wouldn’t qualify myself as athletic. Yet every once in a while, I get a hankering to drain myself of every stitch of pent-up energy with a mad dash on my bike through the desert. This time, I had a mission. Well, two really. One was to ride fast enough that should I come across […]

Good Enough to Eat: Korres Watermelon Sunscreen SPF 30

At some point during the spa boy’s Sunday 20-minute workout, the thought struck me that not only was I just 3 minutes into it and very likely suffering from a mild heart attack but also that sunscreen sucks. Our Sunday morning saga consisted of mountain biking straight up a ridiculous incline on a desolate desert […]

Product Review: Aveda Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque

Spa-Girl-in-the-Field Carolyn and I have more in common than just our love of all things spa. We both have fried and frazzled hair. It’s that whole “natural blond” thing. We have high-maintenance hair. What can we say? So we decided to give the new Aveda Sun Care line a shot. Here’s her take on the […]

Give Roots the Boot with Hair Shadz by MoniMay

Hair Shadz

My roots are showing! My roots are showing! And goodness knows I don’t have time to drop, stop and get my booty into my hair colorist’s chair. Ah, perfect time to try out Hair Shadz, an innovative new product that landed on my desk, patiently awaiting for a day like this when my “naturally” blond […]