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Snap, Crack and Glow with the Instagram ready Hanacure Mask

There's nothing I love better than a cosmetic face mask that delivers on results and acts as an effective add-on to a well thought out skin care routine. I usually don't succumb to internet and Instagram trends but in this instance, the hype surrounding this Hanacure mask was a bit too much for me to ignore. I had to wait a couple weeks to receive this mask after I placed the order, as it is often ...

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Served Up- A Luxury Beauty Wishlist

                Here's to hoping for a fairy godmother or a fleet of angels for you and I both, so that these superb, luxury items should manifest. To me, they warrant a showcase here on the blog because my remote research has found that each of them works wonders for the skin and teeth. Yes, teeth. So in no particular order, here are ...

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Beauty Memories-Revlon Cherries in the Snow and Theons #5

My mother was and still is not the wash and go type. Even for a quick run to the market, at minimum, her face is powdered and her eyebrows filled in. Her vast collection of cosmetics still includes makeup, nail lacquers, fragrances and hair products along with the accompanying tools, both manual and electrical. And so, this post emerged from a chat I had with my her about products I remembered her ...

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Glow Up with Darphin Shimmering Oil, Jouviance Eye Serum and Frezyderm SPF 50

I'm going straight to the videotape in this post as it's a round-up of three products that have been front and centre this season. Starting with a shimmering body oil from the French brand Darphin, a must for a Riviera style glow, to a sunscreen from Greek brand Frezyderm, then rounding up with an eye serum from Jouviance, a Canadian brand. Darphin Soleil Plaisir Sultry Shimmering Oil In ...

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Parisian Skin with Embryolisse and Collosol

There are a number of things the French excel at. Included among those things is a legacy of brilliant skin care revered the world over. And so, to add to a canon already at capacity with reverence, I share my thoughts on Embryolisse lait-crème concentré, Embryolisse Artist Secret Radiant Eye and Collosol eau de lait. Embryolisse Laboratories has been in existence since the 1950's and was ...

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