Beauty Box 5 is a subscription box service that sends you five samples for $12/month, $30/3 months or $99 for one year. It contains a good mix of products and I was pleased that it included full-size samples and deluxe samples.
Nnenna and I had plans to attend the Benefit Cosmetics Primp and Party, so after Lucky FABB I dragged my very large and heavy gift bag down to SoHo on the train. Which I don’t recommend you do. We ended up having a tiny blogger meetup because we also saw Francisca and her sister Anne. I was sooo tired (gah! look at my eyes) after Lucky FABB (more about the conference this weekend), but had a blast at Benefit. …
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Several weeks ago, éclos beauty asked if I would review their Anti-Aging Skin Care Starter Kit, which contains stem cells extracted from the Swiss Uttwiler Spätlauber apple. I read about apple stem cells being used for skincare products years ago in Allure, but definitely couldn’t afford the high price points– at the time, skin care products containing apple stem cells were priced into the thousands.
1. What’s your favorite drug store makeup product and your favorite higher-end product?
2. Is there one type of product that is your go-to, can’t live without?
Foundation, specifically DiorSkin foundations. I’ve mentioned before that my skin tone is really uneven (like huge disparity between my cheeks and the rest of my face) and DiorSkin manages to even me out a bit but still look natural. I’ve been thinking of switching to YSL though lately because I have a feeling their foundations would
match my skin tone better. YSL foundations have more golden tones.
3. What’s the best hair product you’ve ever used?
Living Proof Straight Making No Frizz Styling Treatment for Thick to Coarse Hair. Better than any other product for frizz/straightening I’ve ever had, and I’ve been through most of Sephora’s stock over the past 10 years. As with any product, I don’t mind paying for it as long as it actually works.
4. Fess up, what’s the worst beauty look you’ve tried to rock and look back at now with a little shame or apprehension that you actually did that?
Blue glitter gel eyeshadow. No, seriously. It was the 90s, okay? And I was eleven… don’t worry, I graduated to neutral shimmers at twelve.
5. When it comes to beauty products, we all use the same basic products. What do you use that helps show off your personal flare and personality?
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My name is Alex and I have been blogging in some form or another since 1998. I’m a former Manhattanite now living the quieter life in Queens. I like outerwear and red lipstick.
When I was younger, I was let loose in a GAP Kids one too many times, resulting in many of the fashion choices you see here in my photos. I also read, traveled, and took cooking and art classes. Art eventually led me around to photography, and to this day I do enjoy a good brunch.
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