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The Supplement Top Shelf

The idea of spending $$$ on serums, and leaving supplements as an after thought doesn’t make sense. The research is conclusive that the things we ingest play a bigger picture in our overall health, and while we don’t discount the power of a really epic serum, at the end of the day it seems a bit daft to distill one’s…
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In Fiore Fleur Vibrante Serum Cerate: The Future meets French Pharmacy

In Fiore is hard to pin down. The brand has been around since the late 90s, longer than most would imagine. It’s certainly existed long before the boom of green then clean beauty, and the focus on botanicals. In Fiore has had many lives. A San Francisco-based apothecary brand, with a Japanese arm, drawing from rituals the world over. A…
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The Fullest SAFFRON LATTE – Review

I’m not a big believer in complicated routines. Especially when it comes to supplements, I’m a huge advocate of one-and-done. This is why I’m such an instant convert to MIJA Superstar (review here). Recently, I’ve been thinking about pleasure. 2020 has been quite a lot. The idea of simple, pleasurable experiences has been at the forefront of my thoughts. By…
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PHLUR – Olmsted & Vaux Eau de Parfum REVIEW

Fragrances are such a complex thing to write about. There is no swatching, no scratch-and-sniff, and the experiences are highly personal rather than universal. When clean beauty took off, fragrances became sort of an under-represented category. Without doubt, it’s not that demand wasn’t there for clean fragrance. The heady, irritating fumes at Sephora are the stuff of notoriety. The clean…
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Paula’s Choice CLINICAL 1% Retinol Treatment and Super Antioxidant Serum REVIEW

Paula’s Choice is the original influencer brand before social media was even a thing. Paula Begoun, the founder of Paula’s Choice, started her career as a makeup artist, and then became an investigative journalist. She wrote books like Blue Eye Shadow Should be Illegal and Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me, and even appeared on Oprah. In 2008,…
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