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Style File: Beachy Keen Beauty Products

by lesliedinaberg on July 28, 2017

Now that summer is in full swing, here’s a round-up of our absolute favorite can’t-leave-home-without-them products for the season. Take a peek inside our beach bags before you hit the sand. Just when  you think you’ve seen everything under the sun in the sunscreen, along comes yet another format: Supergoop! SuperPower Sunscreen Mousse SPF 50 […]

Style File: Pureology Hydrate Air Dry Cream

by lesliedinaberg on June 29, 2017

If you, like me, are part of the one in two women who put down their blow dryers in favor of air dried hairstyles (source: 2012 US Beauty Track Report Women), you’re going to be excited about Pureology’s new Hydrate Air Dry Cream.  This is a great post-shower product for easy, low maintenance styling, and is specially formulated […]

Seasons Greetings: Reusable Wrapeez

by lesliedinaberg on December 12, 2016

There’s nothing better than a holiday product that keeps on giving, except perhaps one that also saves you time.  There’s a new invention called Wrapeez, a reusable stretch fabric gift wrap! That’s right, now, you can have a nicely wrapped gift in less than 20 seconds.  Just stretch it, wrap it, and reuse it. No scissors or […]

Style File: Yes To Shampoos and Conditioners

by lesliedinaberg on December 6, 2016

I try to get my fruits and veggies in wherever I can, and the Yes To line of shampoos, conditioners and skin care products are super clean, widely available, inexpensively priced, top notch natural beauty products.  I recently tried—and really liked—the Yes To Ultra Moisture Coconut & Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. The coconut contains hydrating fatty acids […]

Style File: Natura Bissé’s Pure Air = Pure Bliss

by lesliedinaberg on November 14, 2016

Bacara Resort & Spa (8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta) recently added Spanish cosmetics brand Natura Bissé to its world-class 42,000-square-foot Spa and Wellness Center, and as a special treat, had a pop-up appearance of Natura Bissé’s infamous Bubble Pure Air last week. I was one of the lucky ones who got to be the “girl in the plastic bubble,” and my […]

Style File: Think Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by lesliedinaberg on October 7, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which not only helps build awareness about this terrible disease, it also brings a flurry of mostly pink products, specially formulated to help the cause. One of my favorites is actually not pink: Jane Iredale‘s new limited edition Lemongrass Love Hydration Spray. Produced in collaboration with Living Beyond Breast Cancer, […]

Style File: The Wonder of Wunderbrow

by lesliedinaberg on October 3, 2016

Eyebrows are the one thing  you can get into shape without exercising, but that doesn’t mean they’re without their own challenges. After trying dozens of shaping and shading products, I’ve finally found something unique: WUNDERBROW semi-permanent eyebrows. This is a safe, one-step solution to eyebrow shaping with origins in the United Kingdom.  Formulated with “Permafix Gel Technology” […]

Style File: Chocolate & Roses

by lesliedinaberg on July 20, 2016

Chocolate and roses are two of my favorite things, and the Karin Herzog Swiss-made line of oxygen skincare products (reportedly favored by none-than supreme English rose herself, Duchess Kate Middleton) offers both—minus the thorns and the calories! Karin Herzog’s Rose Cream smells ever so sweet and combines the detoxifying and hydrating properties of 1% oxygen with […]

Style File: Mastey’s Environmentally Conscious Hair Products

by lesliedinaberg on July 13, 2016

You’ve got to love a hair care product line that can do the job without harsh chemicals, and Mastey‘s line of environmentally conscious products fits the bill. Designed especially for color-treated hair (mine isn’t colored, but I find that products for color-treated hair tend to be a bit gentler) to help you achieve longer lasting color while maintaining shine […]

Style File: Give Your Lips a Drink

by lesliedinaberg on July 7, 2016

It’s important to stay hydrated during the warm summer months, and that mandate includes your lips. So what do you use when lipstick is a bit too much and Eos lip balm (as much as I love it!) is not quite enough color? I’ve been loving these Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balms with SPF 15. They’ve got just enough […]