Beauty Products to Keep Eczema at Bay

IMG 1082 Beauty Products to Keep Eczema at BayI have eczema. Not all year round. Just December through March. Sometimes, it’s just a minor annoyance. Other days, I’m covered with dry patches and the itchiness is almost too much to endure.

For the past few years, I’ve been eczema-free. So I thought that maybe I’d kicked the condition…that is, until it returned with a vengeance last month.No joke – in less than a week, two tiny bumps on my upper arm morphed into a scaly, raw, inflamed rash that covered the right side of my torso, hip and upper thigh. And there’s no cure. Can you believe that BS? We can land a space probe on a moving comet, but can’t figure out a way to prevent me from scratching my own skin off? Anyway, I digress…  (more…)

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Last Minute Beauty Gifts

Christmas gifts Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Last Minute Beauty GiftsNo matter how much you plan or how good your intentions, sometimes you get busy and you find yourself scrambling at the last minute to finish your holiday shopping. So for those of you who are still looking for that perfect present, I have some fabulous finds for the beauty lovers on your list.



Clarisonic Sonic Radiance Brightening Solution Kit Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Last Minute Beauty GiftsClarisonic Sonic Radiance Brightening Solution Kit (on sale for $199.20 at Nordstrom, orig. $249)

If you’ve got money to splurge on your special someone, I can’t think of many beauty gifts that would wow more than the Clarisonic. There are many iterations of the Clarisonic, but the one I’m recommending is the new Clarisonic Sonic Radiance Brightening Solution Kit. It’s a two-step, morning and evening regimen to gently and effectively treat and control dark spots and uneven skintone for a more radiant complexion. The set includes the Mia 3 Cleansing Device, Radiance Brush Head, AM Skin Illuminating Cleanser, PM Skin Renewing Peel Wash, and Brightening Activator Serum. I’ve been using for about a month and it delivers on its promises. Immediately, there was an improvement in my skin texture and my complexion looked noticeably brighter. And every day since, my dark marks fade a little bit more. It’s also helped to control my breakouts, which are the cause of my hyperpigmentation. So that’s a great bonus. If your gift recipient is already a lucky Clarisonic owner, you can get him/her the Clarisonic Sonic Radiance’ Brightening Transformation Kit, which includes everything above except the Mia 3.   (more…)

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: C. Wonder Surprise Sale

c wonder holiday Holiday Gift Guide 2014: C. Wonder Surprise SaleThis time of year, people always run into the same gifting problem. There are a ton of co-workers, friends, cousins and kids’ teachers to thank. But to buy something for every one of them without breaking the bank means handing out presents that cost $10 or less. And those are never any good, right?

Well, right now $10 goes a long way at C. Wonder. They’ve got a “surprise sale” going on – with a bunch of really cute gifts marked down to $10 (or less). Here’s just a sampling of stuff you’ll want to snatch up:

c wonder constellations card case Holiday Gift Guide 2014: C. Wonder Surprise SaleConstellation Card Case, $9.97 (orig. $24)

c wonder zodiac candle e1418054894590 Holiday Gift Guide 2014: C. Wonder Surprise SaleZodiac Candle, $9.97 (orig. $24)   (more…)

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: DavidsTea

davidstea 12 teas of christmas Holiday Gift Guide 2014: DavidsTeaI always considered myself a coffee girl. Tea was never my thing. The only time I would drink it is when I had a cold – for the therapeutic benefits. But since I tried DavidsTea, I’ve changed my tune. I’m actually turning into to quite the connoisseur.

A few weeks ago, DavidsTea invited me to the opening of their new store in the King of Prussia Mall, near my house. Between my crazy work schedule and two small children, I couldn’t attend the event – but they generously sent me The Winter Collection set and Nordic Mug, so I could still experience their product.


davidstea nordic mug Holiday Gift Guide 2014: DavidsTeaWell, I’m hooked. I went from not drinking tea at all to having a huge steaming cup every night before bedtime (Vanilla Chai and Eggnog are my personal faves). (more…)

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