Weekend links: Bar soap makes a comeback, lip balm that doubles as blush and the woman who calls herself a “beauty broker”

Christopher Kane - Spring 2012

Bar Soap Sheds Its Bad Image and Wins New Fans

The New York Times: Do you use a bar of soap in the shower? What about on your face? If you’re doing the latter, then you’re apparently part of a growing beauty movement: people who are returning to this old-fashioned cleansing method because it’s more economical, environmentally-friendly and (thanks to today’s reformulations) non-irritating to the skin. Will you give it a go? > continue reading

DIY Color Boosted Hair

The Blush: Here’s a fab weekend beauty project for anyone whose hair—colour-treated or not—needs a boost. Hint: it involves teabags and water, and takes just 10 minutes. Let me know if you try this! > continue reading

In a Pinch: My New Favourite Blush Should Be Yours Too

Beautygeeks: I swear I get the best blush recommendations from Janine. (And you know I love me some blush.) Turns out, her new favourite isn’t a blush at all—it’s a tinted lip balm. But you can bet your Botox that I’m looking for my sample of it just as soon as I finish writing this post! > continue reading

The Plastic Surgery Dealer

The Cut: Shady or supportive? I want to know what you think about Melinda Farina, a self-styled “beauty broker” who takes $10,000 a year from 226 specialists (mainly plastic surgeons) and then tells her VIP clientele “the truth” about what they need done, and who should do it. I guess it all depends on whether you want to take advice from someone whose lips look like that. (I don’t.) > continue reading

12 Perfect Palettes for Fall

Beautezine: If palettes are your beauty crack, have a browse through this gallery of newbies for fall. My pick? The Hello Kitty one, of course. What’s yours? > continue reading


Anne ♠ Dot and Lil
Saturday, October 6/2012 at 2:05 pm

Great links! I shared the New York Times one around–I’m obviously super biased, haha, but I love few things more than lovely bar soap! Unfortunately Janine’s site seems to be down today?


Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Thursday, October 11/2012 at 8:56 pm

Yes I think I have to give it a go! I was sent an Erno Lazslo soap that’s supposedly a beauty classic… need to finally try it.


Sunday, October 7/2012 at 5:18 pm

Thanks so much for sharing my post! That Hello Kitty one is huge! Haha


Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Thursday, October 11/2012 at 8:56 pm

My pleasure! And good to know – I haven’t seen that one in person.


Wednesday, October 10/2012 at 8:48 am

Nice post.
Beauty products. I bought St Ives Apricot scrub today. 4.29 pound I bought it from Superdrug in Liverpool one.^^. It’s No 1 scrub brand in UK, ok~~. So i just try this product which is for dry and blemish prone skin.


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