There are many advantages to trying out a soy-based nail polish remover, including the fact that it's eco-friendly and won't dry out the nails. Also, since it's acetone- and chemical-free, you won't have to inhale stinky fumes when using it. But the real question is, does it work as well as regular formulas? Check out this video, where we test A Beautiful Life's Soy Polish Remover ($20), to find out.
While they look like something you'd keep in your kitchen, much like FarmHouse Fresh Goods' Sweet Cream Body Milk ($26), these goodies are best left in the shower — and not drizzled atop your Elvis-style peanut butter and banana sandwich. Made with organic honey to promote bounce and shine in the hair, these orange-blossom-scented products are also sulfate- and paraben-free. Will you get your buzz on?
Unicorns opens with a burst of orange creamsicle, then moves on to a soft incense and bubble gum blend that smells a lot like Pez. It dries down to a candied sandalwood that reminds me of État Libre d'Orange's delightful Encens et Bubblegum ($80). So if you love the État Libre d'Orange scent but don't want to pay the pretty penny for it, Unicorns is an economical alternative with an almost identical dry down. If you liked the way this stuff smelled, would you consider buying it, or are the name and packaging just too much?
When self-proclaimed rock n' rollers at heart Jennifer and Anthony Artur opened their Philly boutique, A Beautiful Life, they wanted to provide customers with a unique shopping experience that included high-end skincare and cosmetics.
A licensed esthetician, Jennifer used her extensive knowledge of skin care and her near obsession with quality to create her own line of cosmetics. "We wanted a makeup line that would be rockstar enough for us, yet approachable enough for any woman," she told me. "We carry very exclusive lines and saw an opportunity to create something that would be able to be stand up in that kind of company." The end result is a collection of sophisticated yet edgy colors presented in colorful, tattoo-inspired packaging that has already earned the attention of Jennifer Garner, Alyssa Milano, and Nigella Lawson.
To see what I thought of the products themselves, including one that I am positively smitten with, read more