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: Ben Affleck at the Gone Girl Premiere 2014

Ben Affleck’s new movie “Gone Girl” premiered last week at the 52nd New York Film Festival to some darned good reviews.  This wasn’t a big Hollywood-style Red Carpet premiere, so Affleck showed up in a fabulous blue shadow-stripe suit, with a simple white shirt and bronze raw silk tie.  He complimented the suit with simple brown oxfords polished to a high shine…..\r\n\r\nThis is…

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Fashion #TBT : Remembering the Panty Girdle

There was a time when a woman wouldn’t dream of leaving the house without a girdle.  In fact, it was almost de riguer for a woman to wear some kind of girdle under just about every kind of clothing.  As we can see here, even under a pair of Bermuda shorts while grocery shopping!!Now, if…

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