A dirty truth about the “microbeads” in your facial scrub

I always thought those “microbeads” in face cleansers were little solidified bubbles of some kind of oil, soap or other substance that dissolved into foam.  Turns out, I was completely wrong.  “Microbeads” are actually little pieces of plastic floating in your face scrub , body scrub, and in your tootpaste!  The artificially-created microbead–which is made out of…

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Making Changes!

Since I took a few months hiatus to move and make a few more life adjustments, I’ve decided it’s also a great time to make changes to my blog as well…..\r\n\r\nSo, come September there will be a new format and new colors; more stories on the business side of fashion–important things you need to know…

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Fashion Trend Spring-Summer 2014: ORANGE

It wasn’t just when I was leafing through my March fashion mags that I noticed the surfeit of orange.  It was also when I was shopping the other day.  Orange, orange everywhere!  and I’m not talking shades like tangerine or coral.  I’m talking serious ORANGE.  Like Florida fruit orange.  Like Syracuse University Orangemen ORANGE.  It’s…

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Even gorgeous Jennifer Lawrence is not immune from the vagaries of Photoshopping

If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a GIF circulating of Jennifer Lawrence’s 2011 cover for Canadian fashion magazine FLARE magazine.  Hear are the two pics side by side:\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIt’s pretty unreal what they did to Lawrence, who is an incredible natural beauty.  You can see where her torso was lengthened, her hips slimmed, her skin…

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