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6 Fab Uses For Tea Tree Oil


There are some homeopathic beauty remedies out there that are, frankly, hooey. Tea tree oil is not one of them.  Don’t believe me? Let’s hear the science! Continue reading “6 Fab Uses For Tea Tree Oil” »

Corioliss Pink Flat Iron Review – Or, A “Dear CHI” Letter

Dear CHI,

We’ve been together for such a long time, and through the years, I’ve been completely loyal to you. I’ve turned away countless other flat irons… but now, I’m sorry to tell you: I’ve found someone new. His name is Corioliss Classic Pro. Continue reading “Corioliss Pink Flat Iron Review – Or, A “Dear CHI” Letter” »

10 Dorm Room Beauty & Style Essentials

It’s time to go off to school, and living in a dorm means a tight space. It also means one of the few times in your life where you get to style a space that’s truly your own. Make it fun, make it feminine, and revel in the time before you have to compromise your style with what someone else wants.

With that in mind, here are my top 10 dorm room style must-haves with a beauty bent, of course (after all, this IS Sassy Dove):

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Beauty Ingredients 101: Jojoba Oil

Propylene glycol, stearalkonium, phenoxyethanol… can you pronounce the names of the ingredients in your hair care products? I know I can’t. I didn’t even know how to pronounce jojoba oil (it’s “ho-ho-bah” oil, by the way). Let’s all learn something new today, eh?

Tea-Tree-Oil-Jojoba-Oil Skincare BeautySimmondsia chinenis seed oil, better known as jojoba oil, is one of the most popular natural moisturizers. It’s derived from the jojoba plant found in the deserts of Arizona (represent!), California, and Mexico. Jojoba seed extract contains alpha, delta, and gamma tocopherols (forms of Vitamin E), which offer amazing hydration for hair, skin and nails.

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Jillian Wright Breakout Blocker Clarifying Serum Review

Pimples. Remember them? Those awful new friends who started invading your face right around the time boys became cute? Some of us didn’t get to leave their torture behind with our impossible-to-remember locker combinations, and are still battling the little buggers daily.

I admit I probably get more pimples than I should, being almost 30. I’m reaching the dreaded simultaneous-wrinkles-and-pimples point of my life wherein everything about my face is either too young or too old. Goldilocks, look out!

Jillian Wright Skincare Breakout Blocker Acne Serum ReviewI’ve used a lot of serums before, but up to this point I’d never heard of one for treating breakouts. Therefore, Jillian Wright’s Breakout Blocker was of particular interest to me.

Products pumped full of medication can be drying and too harsh for my skin, especially out in the desert. Luckily, this serum is non-irritating, non-drying, and actually reduces redness rather than turning me into a strawberry like the rough stuff. And as I found out from Jillian Wright, when you have less redness, there is less trauma to the skin, hence minimizes premature aging. Continue reading “Jillian Wright Breakout Blocker Clarifying Serum Review” »