Recent Beauty Hits and Misses: The Rodial Edition

rodial skincare makeup reviewRodial reached out and offered to send me a few pieces from their line. I had heard great things about Rodial (and loved seeing them as a mentor on Project Runway Startup) so was excited. Supposedly the products are so effective the reduce the need for plastic surgery.  I haven’t been considering plastic surgery but I am interested in products that will keep my skin looking as great as possible for as long as possible. 



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My Budget-Friendly NYE Makeup Tip

New Year’s Eve is around the corner. Every year my sister throws an amazing New Year’s Eve bash where sequins are highly recommended. I wore this look last year; not sure yet what sparkly confection from the back of the closet I’ll pull out this year but I’ll be sure to share the outfit on Instagram. So I go whole hog with the glitz, but even for previous years where I counted down to the New Year on my couch in slippers I loved adding some sparkle to my look. 



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Recent Beauty Hits and Misses, the Aveda Edition

aveda-beauty-reviewsSomehow I got on the Aveda gifting list. I don’t know how but I have been rejoicing for the past few months. Once a month, I get a box in the mail with a couple Aveda products and each time it arrives I squeal for joy.  I’ve been an Aveda fan for decades. I used to hide my Aveda products back when I was a trainer for The Body Shop because I didn’t want my colleagues to know I was carousing with the competition (though Be Curly is worth being caught cheating).



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Getting a Winter Hair Health Checkup with Pantene Pro-V [Sponsored]

Pantene Pro-V Moisture Renewal ReviewI love my hair in the summer. It craves the humidity of DC and while others deal with frizz, I end up with high-volume ringlets. But as September ends, so do my good hair days. I hate to admit how much I’ve spent on random styling products I’ve seen promoted on blogs and in YouTube videos in an attempt to make my winter hair look healthy, shiny, and stylish.

When Pantene reached out asking if I’d like to try one of their product lines,



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