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Facing The Truth -- It's a Skin Win Part II
By Laurie Gail
Sunny day…chasing the clouds away! Just make sure you’re ready for its warm and wild ways. This week we continue to stress the importance of sun protection. Portland, Maine dermatologist, J. Michael Taylor, M.D., M.P.H., recently launched his first skin care product, Ocean Elements Sheer Daily Moisture SPF 30.I asked him about the importance of sunscreen, how to apply, more about Ocean Elements Sheer Daily Moisture SPF 30, and his philanthropic work. The importance ...
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Facing The Truth -- It's A Skin Win
By Laurie Gail
Chances are you’ve gotten in the habit of applying sunscreen prior to heading to the beach or a summer concert. But, the giant orb is up there 365 days a year. Read on for tips on skin cancer prevention and ensuring you are prepared for the sun’s sneak attacks. Dr. Gary Rogers from Tufts University shares some tips on summer skin protection: Prevent future exposures – Wear sunscreen, hats or other protective clothing, limit time ...
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The Country 102.5 Country Music Festival 2014
By Laurie Gail
It’s that time of year again!  Country 102.5 ushers in the summer concert season with the Country 102.5's Country Music Festival 2014.  With the sun beating down on the Xfinity Center, you’ll need to make sure you’ve “got it covered.”I asked MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro & Media Educator Jessie Powers for tips (Instagram: @jessiepowers).1.    Now that the weather is getting warmer, how do you recommend people keep their make up in place?...
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Spring It On
By Laurie Gail
The weather is finally catching up to the calendar!  Celebrate the signs of spring with floral tones and dewy complexions. NYC Makeup Artist & Beauty Expert Neil Scibelli talks about a couple of his favorite products for spring: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil: These waterproof gel liners are on trend and perfect for spring and summer because they come in a variety of fun colors and they don't smudge! The UD formula is creamy ...
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Hair Springs Eternal
In many ways, the warm weather ushers in thoughts of lightening the load--spring cleaning, shedding layers, shorter sleeves, and lighter hair.  Read on, and color yourself spring- ready with these tips from one of New York’s hair apparent experts. Joel Warren, Co-owner of Warren-Tricomi Salons (in New York, LA, and elsewhere), answers a couple of questions about spring color trends. What color trends do you see for the spring? I’ve been doing a lot of ...
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Lasering in on Boston’s Best Skincare
By Laurie Gail
Lasering in on Boston’s Best Skincare Non-invasive laser treatments are a tried and true method gaining more and more momentum.  Newer technologies can help diminish signs of aging, acne scars, dry skin, and other skin conditions that drive you crazy!American Laser Skincare is the largest non-invasive skincare company in the nation.  They have recently announced that select clinics in the Boston area will be the first in the country to trial this latest skincare ...
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Earth Day 2014
By Laurie Gail
Each year, spring's new growth reminds us to be kinder to our Mother Earth.  In celebration of Earth Day we take a look at little ways we can make a difference, even with our beauty choices. Avalon Organics’ commitment to organic agriculture includes personal care formulation and a passion for home grown sustainability, cleaner environment, and personal health.   Director of Marketing Sarah Galusha discusses the philosophy of the brand. What does Earth Day mean to ...
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Brushes With Greatness
By Laurie Gail
Make Up For Ever recently launched their Artisan Brush Collection.  76 brushes in all!  The extensive set includes everyday ‘must-haves’ to highly customized tools to create the most intricate artistic effects.  Talia Cich, Make Up For Ever Artistic Tools & Curriculum Developer and Lijha Stewart, Director of Education and Artistry take us on a tour of a select few. For eyes: Fine Corrector Brush/#170: This is ideal for precise application of spot concealing or highlighting.  You ...
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Day To Night
by Laurie Gail
Amanda Gabbard, beauty and makeup specialist at the Guerlain Spa in the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York, gives us suggestions for transitioning from the office day look to evening glam. “No need to bring 12 more products in your purse to switch from your day look to an evening on the town. All you need is the same eyeliner you used in the morning, a small duo eye shadow, face powder and lipstick or ...
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Saving Face Part 2
by Laurie Gail
The farmer’s almanac (and the rest of the world) tells us that global warming is still rearing its head.  The plummeting temps outside though make winter feel less than temporary and your skin less than pampered.  Enjoy the following in your regime and you’ll be more than ready to battle the elements. Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd, Co-Founder of Specific Beauty and Director of Ethnic Skincare at University of Miami, offers suggestions below to help beat the elements: Wear ...
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Saving Face Part 1
by Laurie Gail
Now is the winter of our discontent. Our parched pores need moisture like Ryan Gosling needs…you. Following, find face (and body) friendly finds to keep the snow miser away. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center dermatologist Amy McMichael, M.D., recommends a proactive approach to winter skin care. Here are her top tips: Change to a thicker moisturizer for face and body during the winter months to combat the drier climate. Do not use a tanning bed ...
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New You With Little To Do
by Laurie Gail
Jill Swanson (www.jillswanson.com) is the author of the new book Out the Door in 15 Minutes. Jill Swanson is a style expert as well as a national speaker and has been in the image consulting business since 1982, working with companies and individuals teaching them how to update and accentuate their image and wardrobes. She is also the author of Simply Beautiful – Inside and Out. Her new book has techniques to help streamline ...
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Holiday Gift Ideas, Part 2
by Laurie Gail
If you’re like us, you still have a few glam gals to get to on your gift-giving list. Read on for last minute bundles of beauty bounty! amala puts natural skin care on hand at all times with their handbag essentials. The trio features hydrating hand cream and rejuvenating hand cream with organic jasmine and cocoa bean to soften hands, along with lip balm with organic desert fig to smooth chapped lips. The purse-friendly trio ...
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Holiday Gift Ideas
by Laurie Gail
Has searching for the perfect gift put you in a holidaze? Read on for a bevy of beauty boxes she’ll love to open this season. Make Up For Ever presents the limited edition Midnight Glow Holiday Collection. The Midnight Glow Palette has a mix of pearly and dramatic eye shadows to create endless options for a special night out. Aqua Rouge liquid lip color in Satin Soft Pink is good alone or to top off ...
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Ready for Your Close-Up?
by Laurie Gail
With the bright lights of the holidays approaching, not least of which being the flash of the family shutterbug, we’ve got more “look your best for your close-up” tips than you can shake a candy cane at.‪Chris Schoenbohm, a professional photographer, helped found Viewfinder to solve some of the problems he encountered in organizing and sharing his photographs. Viewfinder is a new app that helps you organize the mess otherwise known as your iPhone ...
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Skin Tone It Down
by Laurie Gail
The Sublative™ is a new skin-smoothing treatment that restores a more youthful appearance to the skin. Boston-area dermatologist Thomas Rohrer, MD, from SkinCare Physicians, is one of the nation’s leading experts in both cosmetic and surgical dermatology. As a recognized innovator in the field, he lectures nationally and internationally and is published extensively in a wide variety of dermatological and cosmetic surgery journals. Dr. Rohrer is an expert on laser treatment, cosmetic procedures, injections, fillers ...
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Fall Hair Trends
by Laurie Gail
Though the winds of seasonal change tend to make hairstyle upkeep a challenge, Nick Penna, the Creative Director of Be Styled, makes falling into autumn a breeze! Be Styled, the European technique blowdry lounge, has locations in Wellesley, Lynnfield and now Chestnut Hill. They keep it affordable with most styles at just $35. I asked Nick his take on Fall 2013 hair trends. 1. Please tell me what you’re seeing for Fall 2013 hair trends. ...
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Get Your Pink on For Breast Cancer Awareness Month
by Laurie Gail
Let your pink flag fly! With Breast Cancer Awareness Month in full swing, we’re celebrating all things pink. Here’s a primer on companies and products devoted to moving forward and increasing awareness. Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH is a radiation oncologist who has also gone through breast surgery herself. She is co-founder of Best Friends For Life. "Our mission at BFFL Co is to bring comfort and ease to the recovery process. We'd like to ...
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Fall About Color
by Laurie Gail
Midnight Blue, Burnt Sienna and Royal Purple…they’re more than just Crayola box treasures. They’re the biggest reason to embrace fall. Alexis Wolfer – Founder and Editor in Chief of TheBeautyBean.com gives her take on the fall season. Alexis has been covering New York Fashion Week behind-the-scenes beauty routines and runway trends, and has shared with us some of this fall’s color favorites. “This fall, cobalt blue may be the season's hottest color when it comes to ...
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Beauty Hacks
by Laurie Gail
Kristin Bassett is the Editor/Blogger at locally-based beautyXposé. Her beauty motto is simplicity; she’s a big fan of the natural, less-is-more approach. Read on for some of Bassett’s beauty hacks. Less is more when it comes to the amount of nail polish in each coat. Nails dry faster if you apply multiple thin coats rather than one thick coat.  Paint your nails before your next shower. Once your nails are completely dry, hop in ...
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