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The Beauty Edit: A Foundation for Imperfect Skin

I never imagined that I would have grey hair and acne at the same time.  In my younger years, I had this idea that the acne would someday go away.  It didn’t.  Maybe at menopause. (*fingers crossed*)  But worse than the blemishes, the scars and pitting from 25-years of problem skin has really impacted my self-confidence.

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BPGP: Can a Natural Deodorant Handle Stress Sweat?

As we learn more about the ingredients in our personal care products, many of us are trying to find cleaner options with fewer chemicals and additives.  A few years ago, I switched to natural deodorant, but when I started back to work in politics, I gave it up in the name of dryness.  My “good-for-me deodorant” just couldn’t keep me odor free on stressful days. …

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The Beauty Edit: Have Acne? You Need This Product.

Sudden breakouts are the worst.  These eruptions can be caused by stress, hormones, wearing a mask, and a host of other internal and external factors.  And when one comes up, how do you heal it quickly? There are so many masks, creams, and serums that promise miraculous recoveries, that it’s impossible to tell the sensational from the snake oil.  So when I find one that …

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Opinion Page: I Like Big Hair, and I Cannot Lie

If you’ve been reading this blog for a few years, you know that I love a good hair day.  Nothing makes a hair day better than a little bit (or a lot of volume) with that perfect post-blowout look.  So when I found a new spray that gives me the volume I want without drying out my hair, I was sold.

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