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Tested: Rodan & Fields anti-aging skincare

Anyone who has tried and loved the popular acne treatment system Proactiv may be excited to learn of the latest offerings from the brainiacs behind it, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields. — Read More —
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Beauty splurges worth your dollar

As a self-admitted beauty product junkie, I am constantly testing new potions hoping for a miracle in a bottle. Given all that I buy, there is nothing better than finding one that delivers on its promises and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. And there are many of those products out there. But sometimes it's pays to pay up. Here's my latest roundup of products that are worth the splurge. — Read More —
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My Top Seven Drugstore Beauty Buys (All under $13)

Raise your hand, who likes to save money? Me too! We have so much in common. I especially don't like wasting money on salon and department store beauty products that don't work any better than their drugstore counterparts. — Read More —
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Your New Winter Boots

This winter I'm lucky to be doing a lot of something I love, which is spending time in the snowy mountains. From snowshoeing to skate skiing to swishing through fresh powder in the unbeatable terrain of Whistler, sipping hot chocolate in a quaint village in the Rockies or barreling down a mountain in Colorado, I love to play in the snow. — Read More —
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Makeup Tips From A Pro

Makeup application is a bit like cooking. That is, I've got a few tricks up my sleeve and I can do a smokey eye as well as I can pull off smokey spare ribs. But just when I think I've got it (mostly) all figured out I run into a Michelin starred make-up artist and it reminds me how much better the pros can do it. — Read More —
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Viviscal Hair Supplements – Do They Work?

About eight months ago I read an article that mentioned Viviscal, a supplement designed to tackle the very same hair problems I have been plagued by – frequent breakage, loss and thinning hair. — Read More —
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Worth Every Penny

I love getting a good deal and don't believe that paying more necessarily gets you more.  I buy drugstore skin creams and hair products; love my Zara jeans and Old Navy tank tops and swear by generic cleaning products. — Read More —
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My Lucky Underpants

I was in the changing room at Zara trying to squeeze into clothes made for women half my age when a potentially embarrassing situation nearly took me down. — Read More —
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Skin, Hair, Dogs and other blog updates

I've had a few emails and questions via social media about a number of blog posts and the status of various products I was testing out. Here are some answers to your most FAQs. — Read More —
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The Dickie and Other Fall Fashion Flops

As all of my friends know (as do the folks at Visa), I love clothes. BIGTIME love. Others who share the passion (or disease depending on how you look at it) know of what I speak. I covet quality and beautiful fabric. I like to be well put together and I appreciate it when others make a similar effort. Unfortunately I'm not sure I'll be doing much shopping come fall. — Read More —