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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Fashion #TBT Invasion of the Bullet Bras!

I don’t know of one woman, young or old, who actually enjoys wearing a bra.  Yet, when we look at the history of women’s foundation garments, what we have now is far less egregious than those awful bullet bras that women wore in the 1950’s……\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nMadidenform’s Chansonette Bra was one of the most popular bras in the…

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