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Five Winter Salad Recipes

Spinach salad in wooden bowl

We normally consider salads a spring and summer dish.  In the fall and winter, we usually feel more like having a hearty soup or a rich stew.  But here are some delicious winter salads to ward off the chill.  One of the tricks is to make sure it includes at least one warm to hot […]

Looking Good on the Ski Slopes

Woman skiing in the Alps

How often have you breathed in that cold air as you swoop down the slopes, and felt the spray of fine white powdery snow on your cheeks?  You step off the slopes and in front of a mirror, and find that instead of looking like a rosy-cheeked ski bunny, you look like a chapped, flushed […]

Beauty 101: Microdermabrasion

Woman getting face treatment

The basic definition of microdermabrasion is that is a skincare treatment offered by a licensed esthetician or a dermatologist during which the skin is sprayed with a blend of exfoliating crystals to help exfoliate and remove the dead skin cells. Risks versus Results — The biggest question when you are considering any cosmetic procedure is […]

How to Layer with a Moisturizer

Woman with face product

Facial oils have really taken off lately and can do wonders for a complexion in need of some tender loving care.  But sometimes I find that the oils by themselves are just not enough to moisturize my poor skin.  That is when I turn to the layer technique of using an oil and a moisturizer in […]

Five Tips to Sticking with Your Diet During the Holidays

Woman with holiday cookies

Even the most iron-willed dieters will tell you that the holidays can be difficult.  There are always so many favorite meals being served, and there are treats everywhere you look it seems.  But as long as you maintain a realistic balance, you should be able to stick with the diet and still enjoy the holiday […]

Foundation Recommendations Based on Amount of Coverage

Woman putting on foundation

When you are shopping for the perfect foundation, the second most important criteria is the finish and the amount of coverage.  (Since you asked, the absolute most important criteria is color match.)  I know that seems backwards, but once you figure out what sort of coverage and finish you are looking for in a foundation, […]

Hand Sanitizer – Too Much of a Good Thing?

Using hand Sanitizer

As we quickly slide into cold and flu season, you start to see hand sanitizer dispensers everywhere and they’re not necessarily all good or all bad. In certain situations, I think the generous use of hand sanitizer is a good thing – if you work around young children or the elderly, or if you work […]

How to Pick a Cruise Vacation

Cruise ship in the sea

If you’ve never been on a cruise, I highly recommend it.  They are a wonderful method of travel and you might realize why it’s so popular!  I have been on three and am already planning my next one.  But when you take into account that there are two dozen major cruise lines with more than […]

Signs and Risks of Too Much Exfoliation

Woman exfoliating skin with cotton pad

Yes, we have certainly discussed the importance of exfoliating your skin so that your serums and moisturizers can really get to work.  But just for a moment, let’s talk about the signs and risks of over-exfoliation.  This can include any type of exfoliation from the manual type with a washcloth, to a physical scrub, to […]

Do You Prefer Makeup Palettes or Makeup Kits?

Makeup brushes and eyeshadow palette

Around the holiday time of year, a lot of cosmetics companies produce makeup kits and palettes for their customers.  Some of these are quite beautiful and very hard to resist!  I love the concept of having everything in one little container, especially when it comes to travel, but I find that these all-in-one palettes rarely […]