Saturday, January 26, 2013

Favorite hand, foot and nail care products

One of the things that sucks about Wordpress is that it prohibits scripts.  That's why I had to use a static image for my SkinnyScoop list on Wordpress.

I'm using Blogger to present a dynamic list:

Monday, January 21, 2013

Which blog do you prefer? Blogger or Wordpress?

I had heard a lot about Wordpress being a superior platform to Blogger.  It wasn't until my husband set up his first blog in Wordpress that I made the jump to Wordpress.

I found that Wordpress had a friendlier interface for blog administration; in addition the "Press This" button enabled me to "riff" on web pages.

I asked for quick impressions from Halifax of Sparkled Beauty (whom I consider my BBF - best blogging friend) and my husband about which design they liked better: this blog or the Wordpress blog, The Style Page | Off the beaten beauty path.  Both said that they liked the format of the new Wordpress blog.

Which do you prefer: the design of this blog or the Wordpress blog?  Submit your comments on this article or send me an email at thestylepage [at] yahoo [dot] com.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Introducing Aerin
Go Behind The Scenes With Aerin Lauder

Sneak a peek at the inspiration behind Aerin Lauder's highly anticipated new cosmetics line

Go Behind The Scenes With Aerin Lauder

This is a makeup article

If Aerin Lauder's last name sounds familiar to you, it should. She's the granddaughter of Estee Lauder, a.k.a. beauty industry royalty. The seasoned beauty industry insider has been working for the Estee Lauder Companies for more than 20 years, and now she's branching out with her very own beauty line. We caught up with Aerin, who revealed the inspiration behind her new line, Aerin, the product the public is already raving about, and even where she goes for some quality family downtime.

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Monday, January 07, 2013

DHC skin care

DHC. Perhaps you receive its print catalog, the one with the sample packets glued inside.

Did you know:

  • DHC sells fine foods in addition to skin, body, and hair care products and makeup? 
  • DHC stands for “Daigaku Honyaku Center”? 
  • DHC skin care products are a fixture in Japanese drugstores? 
  • DHC sells a wider range of products, including food, clothing, and lingerie, in Japan? (visit its Japanese site, - the auto-translations from Japanese to English are really quite hilarious)

I was curious enough to open the sample packet of DHC Deep Cleansing Oil to give it a try. DHC Deep Cleansing is the brand's "iconic" product.  It is formulated with olive oil (first in the ingredient list), and has a slight herbal fragrance, thanks to the presence of rosemary oil. What pleased me was that the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil removed all makeup, including eye makeup. No need for a separate eye makeup remover!
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
Whereas DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is the first step in DHC's skin care routine, the second step is the clear DHC Olive Soap to wash your face. It creates a lot of lather, rinses clean, and leaves the face feeling soft.
DHC Olive Soap
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil and DHC Olive Soap are part of my nighttime skin care routine. Sometimes I follow up with moisturizer and/or serum, sometimes I don’t. Less is sometimes more, I think.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil comes in TSA-friendly 1 fl. oz. ($5.50) and 2.3 fl. oz. ($14.00) bottles and a larger 6.7 fl. oz. ($28.00) bottle. DHC Olive Soap comes in a 0.35 oz. mini-bar ($3.00) or 3.1 oz. bar ($22.00). DHC skin care may be purchased through my complaint is that there is a high threshold ($85.00) for free shipping.

Disclosure: DHC furnished samples of its Deep Cleansing Oil and Olive Soap. Opinions are my own.