What’s In Your Beach Bag?  Avene SPF 50 Emulsion

What’s In Your Beach Bag? Avene SPF 50 Emulsion

Recently, The New York Times ran a story that notes that U.S. sunscreen protection standards are based on those promulgated in 1978, which prevents many European sunscreens from being sold in the U.S. This includes an ingredient called Tinosorb M, which is...
What’s in Your Beach Bag?  Elta MD Physical Sunscreen

What’s in Your Beach Bag? Elta MD Physical Sunscreen

When I explored physical sunscreens and found that Elta MD UV Physical SPF 41 ($27) works perfectly for most everyday sun coverage.  As an aside, if you have any dark scars or spotting on the skin, you should be extra careful about sun exposure.  I’ve noticed...
Almost August – Beach Day at Café Makeup

Almost August – Beach Day at Café Makeup

Today is the last weekend of July, and if you haven’t hit the beach or pool already–what are you waiting for? In honor of all things sunny, I’m going to review three of my favorite sunscreens today.  By the afternoon, we’ll look at three.  In...
Edward Bess – Afterglow All Over Seduction

Edward Bess – Afterglow All Over Seduction

Edward Bess makes a beautiful deep toned highlighter called All Over Seduction in Afterglow ($38).  Although I’ve gone most of my life with a few, for some reason I’ve bought more highlighters since I started this blog than I ever imagined.  Why?...