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Beauty

{Urban Decay Cannonball Waterproof Mascara, $20 at Sephora}

This is it, ladies.

The holy grail of waterproof mascara: one that will hold up to 90 minutes of hot yoga, a sweaty CrossFit workout, a face plant into a wave, or all three.

True story. I tested it during a double workout followed by an ocean swim, and nary a flake or smudge was to be found.

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Dry Brushing: The Best Dry Skin Remedy

June 6, 2011 Beauty

{Natural bristle body brush: $6.77 on Amazon} Say you’re blessed with dry, itchy skin.  Say you’ve had eczema since before you learned how to talk, and by the age of three an average facial flare-up had people taking you for a refugee.  Say it continued right into adulthood, and your epidermis became a finicky old […]

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My Sleep Secret

May 3, 2011 Beauty

{Dream Essentials Countoured Sleep Mask, $9}   Readers, bear with me while I bring you a less-than-glamorous-looking product in the name of a better night’s sleep.  (You thought you were getting a tutorial on how to make your own Phantom of the Opera costume? For shame!) Chic eye masks are everywhere.  Yup, even right here […]

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Put a Pin in It

April 25, 2011 Beauty

{Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin, $6.29 for two} Did you hear a pin drop? I know, things have been quiet around 5thjoy lately. (I blame two big trips, the install of our long-planned drawing room project, and a diet shift of sea change proportions, all of which have had my head in a non-blogging place […]

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Flush With Blush + Bronzer Secrets

February 25, 2011 Beauty
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Nars Bronzer in Laguna, $33 The biggest bronzer pitfall is applying too much.  No one wants to look like the Oompa-Loompa who fell in the orange flavoring tub at the candy factory.  Today you’ll hear one of the best tips I ever learned in the makeup application chair: Apply bronzer with a fan brush. When […]

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Etsy Roundup: Red + Turquoise Jewelry

February 24, 2011 Beauty
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First Row: 1-2-3 Second Row: 4-5-6 Third Row: 7-8-9 When it comes to warm weather travel, I like to pack bright costume jewelry.  Pieces like this transform the wardrobe basics I already own, and don’t cost a pretty  penny. At the moment I’m drawn to turquoise and red.  Do these Etsy finds strike your fancy? […]

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Beauty Soulmate: Cle de Peau’s Concealer

February 23, 2011 Beauty
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Cle de Peau’s concealer, $70 If you’ve caught the makeup posts on the blog this month, you’ll know I’m a the-more-the-merrier type when it comes to foundation techniques and undereye camouflage.  True, I might have more foundations than Bill Henrickson has wives.  But when it comes to concealer there’s only one Big Love: Cle de […]

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Triple-Teaming Dark Undereye Circles

February 18, 2011 Beauty
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Smashbox’s HD Concealer, $18 Whether you’ve been up all night studying for a final, nursing a baby, or poring over your start up’s business plan, we all pull late nights every once in a while. The best remedy is a good night’s sleep. But if you need to brave the world in the meantime, here […]

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Foundation Three Ways

February 14, 2011 Beauty
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Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in #117 (Marble), $40 When it comes to foundation, one size does not fit all.   Everyone is different, and different days call for different coverage.  (If you’re into foundation to begin with, that is, which I’m assuming you are, since you’re still reading.  If not, more power […]

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This Primer’s Ready For Prime-Time

February 9, 2011 Beauty
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{Smashbox’s Photo Finish Light Oil-Free Primer, $49 for the jumbo size at Sephora} There was a time (ahem, my 20s) when I didn’t need to use primer under makeup.  Now it’s indispensable. Without it, foundation and tinted moisturizers gravitate towards creases. They don’t just gravitate, they hunker down.  I’ve tried many primers (among them Sephora’s […]

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