Category: Skincare

Aug 03 2014

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50 (Summer Essential SPF)

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion

  The Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is marketed as a “highly nourishing sunscreen lotion for the face and body” that claims to be sand- and perspiration-proof, water-resistant (for up to 80 minutes) and PABA free.     According to Shiseido, this super sunscreen contains “Super-Veil 360 for extreme outer protection”.  Apparently, this …

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Jul 27 2014

Ole Henriksen Blue Black Berry Enzyme Mask

Ole Henriksen Blue Black Berry Enzyme Mask

  Looking for a mask that’s more than just a mask? The Ole Henriksen Blue Black Berry Enzyme Mask is sensory experience that I’ve come to crave since first being introduced to this product two years ago.     A lovely cast member at my former Sephora haunt in D.C. (when I lived there) saved …

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Jul 23 2014

Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer SPF 30 (Summer Essential SPF)

Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer SPF 30

  Still the height of Summer (well at least in this part of the world), I continue on my SPF/Sunscreen journey. If you guys want some background, check out the Summer Essential SPF Series page under “Special Features” which lays out the inspiration behind these reviews.  Basically, although this series is about “sun safety” and protecting your skin, I …

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Jul 20 2014

A Skincare Trio: Dr Dennis Gross Clinical Concentrate Boosters

Dr Dennis Gross Clinical Concentrate Boosters

  A few weeks ago, any of you who follow me on instagram may have seen me post a picture of the Dr Dennis Gross Clinical Concentrate Boosters which I picked up during my trip to NYC. Having tested them out for about a month and a half now, I am ready to offer my humble thoughts. A word of …

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Jul 16 2014

It drinks my sweat: Stila Bronzing Beauty Balm SPF 30 (HWB/SPF)

Stila Bronzing Beauty Balm

  The Stila Bronzing Beauty Balm (SPF 30) is another product that I struggled with in terms of whether to place it in the Summer Essential SPF Series or the Hot Weather Beauty Series. Because of its dual purpose, I think I’ll just have to include it in both.   This deluxe sample of the Stila …

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