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January 2012 Archives

Blackheads don’t discriminate, even girls with dry skin like me, get them. And believe me they’re no easier to get rid of when you have dry skin. The trick is to treating them, usually with a product made specifically to get rid of them. So what’s my go-to, you ask? A brand whose name is to the point, Clean and Clear, and whose product is spot on, Blackhead Eraser Scrub. 

It has the perfect little micro-beads for a deep clean and exfoliation, as well as salicylic acid to help with clearing the actual blackheads. Since my nose is my blackhead spot, I use this a couple times a week to help keep it free of blemishes and clean — It’s safe for everyday use for those who want to dig down deep daily.

Clean and Clear Blackhead Eraser Scrub is available for $4.39 at
Rosebud-Perfume-Co-Rosebud-Salve-In-A-Tube.jpgAs if the cult favorite Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve weren’t fantastic enough. We absolutely love that now it comes in a tube form!

Now, we don’t really mind tub balms, though we know some people do. But everyone can appreciate this amazing balm in a tube, right?

The formula is the same as ever, and it still works on everything from chapped lips to rough elbows and cracked cuticles. It’s just a lot easier to apply and a lot less messy.

Best of all? It’s only $6 at And who doesn’t love a good beauty bargain?
CND Cucumber Heel Therapy.jpgCue the depressing music … winter is upon us. And since temps in New York have been way below freezing this week—14 degrees, feels like 0 is no fun to walk in at all—we’re thinking about the best winter beauty tips. Here’s how to keep feeling beautiful no matter how bundled up you may be!

Don’t take long showers.
We know that standing under a hot stream of water can make you feel better … but did you know it wreaks havoc on your skin? If your showers are too long and too hot, your skin will actually dry out. Try to keep them to five minutes or less, during which time you can crank up the heat as high as you dare.

Take care of your tootsies.
Your feet are bound to get dry and cracked when the temperature falls. We recommend a rich foot cream, like CND Cucumber Heel Therapy ($15 at Rub it in before bed each night and your feet will be baby soft without a flake or peel in sight!

Don’t stress your tresses.
While we definitely don’t recommend walking out of the house with wet hair—not only might you catch a cold, but your hair will freeze—you do need to protect it before blowdrying and flat ironing. Use a protective spray before any heat styling, and be sure to use a deep conditioning hair mask once or twice a month, too.


You’ve probably noticed Fergie’s hair getting lighter and lighter for some time, so it was really no surprise when she popped up on New Year’s Eve with these cascading golden locks. One key difference I notice of the current honey-hued Fergie is her barely noticeable roots — when she previously dabbled in blonde hues she often opted for a more streaky, highlighted look. I really liked how Fergie used her dark locks to add depth to her outfits, so I’ll be intrigued to see what this softer shade does to her style

CLEAN-Warm-Cotton.jpgYou know those fragrances that just make you feel like you’re home? Well, CLEAN Warm Cotton does that for us.

We love the smell of fresh laundry, and Warm Cotton smells exactly like clothes coming out of the dryer. It’s incredibly soothing and refreshing thanks to notes of citrus, watery green pear, verbena, floral essences, fruit essences, marine essences, jasmine, orange flower, musk, fougere and amber.

This is definitely one of the most unique fragrances we’ve come across. It’s equally as perfect on the skin or as a room refresher—a few spritzes and you’ll feel as if summer is in the room. If only it were this easy to do the laundry.

CLEAN Warm Cotton retails for $15-$69 at

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