Author Archives: sugarsocial

The Greatest Concealer on Earth

I haven’t talked about this at all, but 2017 was the year my skin completely freaked out. I developed adult onset acne–persistent cystic acne that formed deep within my skin and lasted for weeks to months. It was the worst … Continue reading

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Natural Deodorant Showdown

I’m making a conscious effort to phase out any products in my regimen that are not clean.  Deodorant is one of the most toxic personal care products on the market, with traditional versions containing chemicals that have been linked to … Continue reading

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My Two Favorite Blushes

For me, several factors go into choosing a blush: color, intensity, and longevity. I’ve found two clean options that check off all these boxes for me: RMS Beauty’s Lip2Cheek in Demure ($36) and Beautycounter’s Powder Blush Duo in Bloom/Tulip ($40). … Continue reading

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Kari Gran Essential Balm – Perfect for Winter!

We are in a snow-covered deep freeze here in the Northeast, and it’s taking its toll on my skin. Every time winter weather rolls around, I find myself wishing for a product that can multitask when it comes to dry … Continue reading

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Last-Minute Gift Idea: Trade Joe’s Lip Treatment Duo

Need an inexpensive last-minute gift for someone? Trader Joe’s has you covered with their Lip Treatment Duo ($3.99). I picked this up for myself (and a few others) a couple weeks ago, and am so glad I did. The balm … Continue reading

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the best times of year for scoring major deals–especially when it comes to makeup, which rarely goes on sale! Here is the annual roundup of deals. Some are active now, but most start on … Continue reading

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Beautycounter’s Flawless in Five Clean Makeup Collection

In an effort to purge my stash of products that are not clean, I ordered Beautycounter’s “Flawless in Five” collection ($148). This is a bundle of six of their essential products (foundation, concealer, mascara, lip gloss, blush, and brow pencil) … Continue reading

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Esqido False Lashes

I’d heard about Esqido false lashes years ago, but never had the opportunity to try them until recently. The gorgeous mink lashes are a glamorous addition to any makeup kit, and they complete a spectrum of makeup looks, from daytime … Continue reading

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Back in Line with LoveBug Probiotics

Probiotics are “good” bacteria that naturally occur in your stomach and do a host of beneficial functions for your body, including immune system support, mental development, digestion support, and more. But because of our modern lifestyles and traditional Western medicine, … Continue reading

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Watch out boy, she’ll chew you up

Every time I pull Tarte’s Maneater mascara ($23) out of my makeup bag, the Hall & Oates song rolls through my mind. And then it gets stuck there for days. So take that as a warning that this may happen … Continue reading

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