Meet Your New Best Friend Carine Vinett!

Carine Vinett is the creator of The Best Friend – a new game-changing product that helps women zip up the back of their dress without the help of others. It’s revolutionizing how women get dressed and is quickly taking the world by storm. She’s the CEO (Chic Executive Officer) and Founder of ChicShop – a company dedicated to creating products…

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Help My Sensitive Skin!

Even after having two, I can still say my skin is as sensitive as a baby’s. For many years, my skin couldn’t tolerate lots of things – most new makeup and skincare products, various sunscreens, pillowcases, and even hotel towels!  When it comes down to it, for people who have sensitive skin (as well as rosacea, eczema, and other skin concerns) it’s usually fragrance that is…

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Post-Summer Skincare – Restart with Retinoids!

Yes, being in the sun feels wonderful on my face (especially on a lawn chair with a glass of rosé in hand).  But as summer draws to a close each year, I always start to think about how to make it up to my skin (maybe I will send myself a jade roller with an apology note?) after a season of the great outdoors. It’s not only the sun – but also heat, humidity, sweat mingled…

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You Say Hydration, I Say Moisturization

We believe a good product can do (and should) do both! There’s a lot of talk lately about the difference between hydration vs. moisturization, so we thought we’d gather all the info for you, right here:  Hydration means replenishing water molecules within the multiple levels of the skin. Water is essential to skin – in fact, your skin is made up of 64% water, and can’t function without it. If your skin is dehydrated and…

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In The Know About Aloe

Growing up in the 80s, most things came out of bottles, tubes and cans – so when I got a cut at a friend’s house, I was surprised to see her mother bring an Aloe Vera plant over to where I was sitting. On the wound (which had been washed with soap and water) she put a gooey, clear-ish substance that oozed out of leaf.  It soothed the…

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Beauty, Optimism and Care

Meet Ricardo Quintero, Co-Founder of Care® Skincare.  Ricardo Quintero has been an inspiring and innovative leader throughout his career at some of the most well-known companies of our time: Procter & Gamble, Pepsi, The Estée Lauder Companies and most recently as President of Movado Group Inc. I first met Ricardo when I was just starting out in the beauty…

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Worthy Threads Interview!

(Photos courtesy of Worthy Threads, by Jenny Lynn Photography). We love style and substance. Since launching in 2017, Worthy Threads children’s clothes have been featured in Parents Magazine,  Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and The Today Show. They recently added adult pieces on one of my go-to sites – Shopbop, and are continuing to grow both their adult and children’s lines.Their tie dye garments (sweatshirts, t-shirts and…

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Beauty Decluttering 101

Get ready for the ultimate skincare and cosmetics decluttering workout! Sometimes these personal care items are the last ones we think of when we’re on an organizing spree, but in many ways they are the most important.  Creams, serums, eyeshadows, foundations, brushes – all of these touch our skin, and all of them have a specific shelf life.  So put on your yoga pants, and get an exercise playlist ready!…

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Skincare Confessions, From Home.

I’m a work from home (and stay-at-home) mom with two loving, high energy kids under the age of 6. Like many of us, I’m grateful to stay put and thankful for those who keep our country going – yet I also find the days are busier than ever, leaving very little time for self-care. Here are my daily skincare confessions!  Confession #1: I’ve been skipping some…

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Recipes for Daily Nourishment

First we eat, then we do everything else.” – M. F. K. Fisher   A recipe is a wonderful thing.  Someone today, yesterday, fifty years ago – a thousand years ago – cared about the food going onto your table. Creating a lasting record of how to make a meal is really a labor of love.  Some recipes are elaborate and festive – a…

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