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Dr. Miracle’s Intensive Spot Serum Review

dr-miracle-intensive-spot-serum-reviewAs you may have recently read, I’m trying to grow my hair long. What better time to try out some goodies from a brand focused on hair growth like Dr. Miracles?

I experimented with the brand’s Intensive Spot Serum, intended to help with split ends, slow growth and breakage. The serum comes in a glass bottle with an eyedropper applicator, just like the ones for your skin. The texture is also similar to skincare serums, but the scent is a milder version of Dr. Miracle’s signature minty smell.

The “Feel It Formula” tingle the company is famous for is present, but not as intense as with some of their other products – which I’m actually happy about. The combination of the peppermint oil’s cooling effect and the slight itch tend to remind me of putting cold aloe vera on a sunburn.

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Summer Sun Care at Whole Foods

WFM_SunCareBloggerEvent_PosterThe summer is upon us, and that means it’s time to protect our skin from the harsh rays of the sun. I was fortunate enough to attend an educational blogger event at the Whole Foods store in Paradise Valley, where many different sun care products were featured. All natural sun care is so much better than the traditional chemical-filled stuff – eww!

I learned tons at this event, including how mineral sunscreen differs from chemical sunscreen. Mineral sunscreen sits on top of your skin and doesn’t have to soak in, so it begins working immediately. (With chemical sunscreens, you have to wait 15 minutes or so for it to sink in and be effective.) Most importantly, mineral sunscreen doesn’t have chemicals soaking into your skin. Much healthier!

A whole list of organic-friendly suncare tips is in the pic to the left. Check it out, Scout!

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Beautiful Neck-Down with Cate & Chloe Jewelry

cate and chloe hallie necklaceHere at Sassy Dove we talk an awful lot about beauty from the neck up, but what about from the neck down? I’ve never met a girl who doesn’t like to beautify with a few key accessories and maybe even a little bling.

But wouldn’t it be great if you could get new, surprising and elegant pieces of jewelry to add to your repertoire every month?

Enter Cate & Chloe Jewelry. Cate & Chloe is a chic, classic yet fashion-forward, high-end jewelry line. All pieces retail from $69 to $135, making them affordable options for any self respecting recessionista.

You can buy the pieces individually, but Cate & Chloe has also launched a unique VIP Membership program that will send members C&C’s newest and most popular pieces twice a month. One item each month will be an exclusive pre-release piece of jewelry that will only be available to members. The VIP membership delivers 200 bucks worth of exquisite jewelry for only $40 a month. What better way to stay ahead of the trends than with a VIP jewelry service that sends unique, high-quality pieces on the reg? Continue reading “Beautiful Neck-Down with Cate & Chloe Jewelry” »

Weird New Trend: Roller Ball Beauty

katamariHave a “ball” with the latest packaging trend: roll-on beauty products! Skip the lengthy beauty routines and roll your way to beauty Katamari-style with these skincare, makeup and fragrance products.

Of course, some of them are just weird:

Double-mini-roller-ball-Face massager weird Asian beauty

Yep, this “facial massager” (similar, $13) is a real thing. A real thing I would never want anyone to see me rubbing on my face. It seems like the kinda thing you could film and charge people to watch, if you get my drift.

Here are some more reasonable ways to integrate rolling into your beauty routine:

Philosophy Amazing Grace Concentrated Perfume Oil: Now you can roll-on the clean, feminine scent of Philosophy’s best-selling fragrance, Amazing Grace. Perfect for the girl on the go, this roll-on fragrance makes it easier than ever to take Grace wherever you go. Price: $25

By Terry VIP Skin-Expert Peace & Glow: a calming and soothing multi-active skincare roller ball that activates micro-circulation and drains tense, puffy areas. Price: $65 at Barneys

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How to Become a Fashion Writer Review

How to Become a Fashion WriterYou may recall my review of Malene Jorgensen’s book How to Start a Beauty Blog. Malene has written another lovely piece you ladies might be interested in entitled How to Become a Fashion Writer, devoted to fashion blogging. As with the first one, I was not disappointed.

My first book Go From Blog to Brand in 30 Days dealt specifically with branding yourself and your website, so I was delighted to find an entire chapter devoted to personal branding in Malene’s book. Malene outlines the visual elements of branding a website with examples from internet fashion giants. Malene goes on to talk about the more philosophical aspects of branding, and resounds with one important point I could not agree with more: treat your blog (fashion or otherwise) like a business.

Jorgensen’s book overflows with usefulness; as I perused her legal, organizational, and financial advice for bloggers, I wished I’d found it back when I began my blogging adventure and spent lots of time on the “error” step of trial-and-error. She even includes a sample business plan to help you make sure you cover all the bases, and monetization advice (the topic covered in my second book The Foolproof Guide to Monetizing Your Blog) for bloggers looking to leverage their site into some dough.

Ladies looking to blog about fashion as a career would be remiss to pass up on How to Become a Fashion Writer. Check it out on Amazon or visit Malene’s website to learn more.