My friend Julie (she of Julie’s Chick Lit fame) has graced us with some very cool beauty finds geared toward eliminating dry skin. Also, here are three things you need to know about Julie: 1) We used to work together at a lifestyle magazine in downtown Scottsdale. 2) Her website is pretty entertaining. And 3) She has a thing about dinosaurs. Ready to see her picks? Read on! Read more
Rolfs Salon at Gainey Village is turning 25 years old! And the salon is celebrating with a multimillion-dollar redesign and fabulous reveal party on Thursday, Jan. 14. What can we expect from the improvements? A social lounge, a VIP/bridal suite and a lot more. Read more
I first discovered cactus cloth four years ago during a spa treatment at a resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It’s just what it sounds like it is: a cloth made from cactus fibers. And it’s since become my favorite product to use for exfoliation, as it’s natural, easy to pack, quick-drying and long-lasting. Read more
I recently discovered a company called Badger, and it is awesome. The products are USDA Certified Organic, NSF Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified and cruelty-free — and that’s just to name a few of their positive features. Badger’s latest products include a range of sunscreens, which are water-resistant, use non-nano zinc oxide, block both UVA and UVB rays and are safe for the environment. Read more
It happened. I’m admitting to having purchased a beauty product because I saw a celebrity wearing it — despite how much it pains me to say that I very politely and quietly stepped right into the advertisers’ net. Darn you, Covergirl. Darn you, Taylor Swift.
No matter that Taylor Swift and I have completely different coloring. Shhh — not important … Read more
On Tuesday, June 26, Moroccanoil is hosting a spa reception at Hotel Valley Ho from 5 to 7:30 p.m to celebrate the brand’s brand-new premium body care line incorporating its signature argan oil. There will be mini-treatments, Champagne, chocolates, Butter London polishes and more. Read more
Something called “pequi oil” (from an Amazonian fruit) has been popping up everywhere lately, from red carpet how-to’s to the pages of Harper’s Bazaar — specifically, a product called Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment. Supposedly celebs like Emily Stone, Michelle Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow, Amy Adams, Olivia Wilde, Stacy Keibler … the list goes on … use the ultra-lightweight, nongreasy oil to make their tresses smooth and shiny before media appearances. Read more
Model-turned-cosmetics-creator Josie Maran collaborated with her supermodel friends Petra Nemcova and Angela Lindvall to design limited-edition bottles of Josie Maran Cosmetics’ 100 percent pure, organic argan oil for the causes they believe in.
Ten percent of the purchase price of each Limited Edition 100% Pure Argan Oil (the collection was released last month in time for Earth Day), is donated to the cause of the designing model’s choice: Women for Women Interational (Josie), Happy Hearts (Petra), and Healthy Child Healthy World (Angela). Read more
Summer, to me, calls for a very natural-looking, minimalistic beauty routine, and one of my favorite products to use to achieve this look is a multi-use lip and cheek stain. In fact, my do-it-yourself tutorial for how to make your own using beets was recently published on myCosmeticBag. Read more
Scented nail polish? Why didn’t someone think of this sooner? I recently wrote about Betsey Johnson’s Too Too Scented Nail Colour for myCosmeticBag. The fabulous fashion icon designed the hot pink nail lacquer for summer and scented it with her flirty Too Too fragrance. Read more