Beauty Roundup: Latest Loves

June 12, 2017
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Happy Monday everyone! Lately, it seems like there are new beauty launches every other day, and to be honest, even as a beauty blogger, it’s hard to keep my head on straight sometimes. There’s a new miracle ingredient here, an amazing breakthrough in this formulation there, and the list goes on! As a result, I’ve become rather cautious when it comes to these grand marketing statements and leave it up to my own research and trials to figure out what works and doesn’t. After weeks, if not months of trying many of these items, I’ve discovered a handful of true gems. And while I’m not a fragrance expert, I just had to include two scents perfect for the summer as well. Here they are, my latest beauty loves that are tested and true!

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Sun Protection: 6 Essential Sunscreens

We just crossed the threshold into June.. which means summer is officially just around the corner! And on that note, it’s imperative we talk about sunscreen, which is crucial. Sun care aids in everything from shielding against sunspots and hyperpigmentation, delaying the onset of…

June 5, 2017
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Beauty Roundup: Combination Skin Solutions

We’ve all heard the saying, “April showers bring May flowers,” as if the gloomy weather until recently is some type of harbinger to spring blooms and endless sunshine. It’s a pretty idea. For me (or at least for my skin), it just spells disaster.…

May 1, 2017
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Japan Photo Diary Part II: Hakone & Tokyo

If you caught last week’s post of my Japan Photo Diary Part I featuring our travels through Osaka and Kyoto, you might have seen how much we were able to see and do in just over a week- no easy feat given the freezing…

April 15, 2017
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Japan Photo Diary Part I: Osaka & Kyoto

I apologize for the delay in this post everyone! Poor health and a far-too-old laptop (I’m waiting to pull the trigger on the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 as soon as it debuts) make for an awful combination, but I’m so excited to share my…

April 9, 2017
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Clinical Trials in the Beauty Industry: Why Onomie Does It Right

As a blogger with a heavy focus on beauty, I encounter countless pitches from brands claiming clinical performance as proof of efficacy – “98% improvements!”, “100% approval by testers!” and similar claims often bombard us. But actually explaining the science of clinical trials is…

March 10, 2017
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The Heart of NYC’s Fashion Industry | The Garment District

I’ve long lived just a mere stone’s throw from one of the most understated yet vital parts of the NYC Fashion Industry: the Garment District. To many, it looks like just a stretch of claustrophobic Midtown buildings, dotted by dress shops and fabric stores.…

February 16, 2017