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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You Get What You Don’t Pay For: what you should know before you shop (again) at an outlet shop or retail discount store

Remember that little red Calvin Klein dress?\r\n\r\nYesterday, as I was reading  Jay & Katie’s “The Myth of the “Maxxinista”: The dirty little secret behind outlets and discount stores,”  I got to wondering if one of my local mall-based discounters, that always claims to sell “department store brands,” was selling the brand but not the same…

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Tuesday Menswear Moment: Clive Ownen Now and Then

The October, 2014 issue of GQ hits the stands nationally on Sept 30 , and it’s the venerable Old Boy’s  “Age Issue,” featuring five different covers hunks from Hollywood and Sports.  Soon-to-be 50-year old Clive Owen (his birthday is Oct.3,) a longtime badass fave of mine, is one of the cover guys…..\r\n\r\n\r\nYou can read more about Clive’s spiffy look and his thoughts on approaching…

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Do wrinkle creams really work? ?

One of the oldest questions put to the beauty product makes is  “does this stuff really work, or am I wasting my money?”  From my experience with wrinkle creams over the past 10 years, I’d have to say “yes.  yes, they do indeed work.”  But they don’t all work for everyone, and they don’t all…

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Wednesday Product Review: L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Finishing Cream

I almost never believe ads for “wrinkle creams.”   It’s not that they don’t work.  Rather, it’s that I’ve found the best wrinkle\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\ncreams are usually the most expensive.  When I first read about L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur, I wasn’t expecting what I got–which was incredible results!  I purchased a sample size at my local CVS and…

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Sears puts Karashian Kollection on Klearance! 50% Off! (and launch with DorothyPerkins.com., Lipsy London)

Well, eventually it was bound to happen:  Sears has slashed its Kardashia Kollection clothing by 50 %!  With some prices as\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nlow as $9.99  The drastic price reduction can be seen both in stores and online.  Launched in January, 2011, the brand has not performed as expected, even bombing on Black Friday, 2011.\r\n\r\nThe Kollection was plagued…

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