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Greetings from Phuket, Thailand! Please say hello to Urban Rituelle's Island Citrus scent, a fragrance I can only describe as LOVE. Let me elaborate: this gorgeous scent is my favorite for the summer, hands down. Notes include lime, grapefruit, orange, and base notes of bergamot and rose. In other words, it is beautiful. Although the perfume (read more...)

beauty tip of the week

If there's one thing you should know about me... is that I am totally a carbs girl! Especially rice - every lunch time (mostly because I am working and need something quick) I always cook rice. There is one thing my mom does when cooking rice (that is beauty related, we'll talk about that next week) but (read more...)

beauty tip of the week

No, I have not forgotten about Beauty Tip of the Week - an elephant never forgets. This week, I have something for those either 1) suffering from dark circles and/or 2) concerned about aging around the eyes. Either way, why not make your own anti-aging concealer? All you have to do is mix some anti-aging eye (read more...)

It seems garlic has more use than to keep vampires away: it can strengthen your nails! That's right - last time, we talked about an at-home trick on how to whiten your nails with toothpaste, and now here's a beauty tip for strengthening your nails. To be honest, when I heard this little "old wives tale" (read more...)

Renowned dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi has seen it happen a million times: women who have never noticed their hands before find themselves with bulging veins and dark spots that age them twenty years. “Women are attuned to every fine line that appears on their faces, but don’t give their hands the same attention,” Dr. Obagi (read more...)

If I started noticed my skin was oily and full of tiny oil dots and eventually, gross zits around 14 years old. And trust me when I say I tried everything from the drugstore. A few brands I can remember trying are Clean&Clear, L'Oreal, RoC, Avene, Oxy, you name it. After about 2 years of (read more...)

crop tops for men

Well, here's another trend for men that we need to talk about: crop tops! Crop tops are no surprise to women, but what do you think about the crop tops for men trend? It's been seen around some runways recently, and some of them have a lot of the media and fashion blogs talking. So I'd (read more...)