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Oil and Acid: October Beauty Favorites

IMG_0436It’s that time again: Time to wax rhapsodic about skin care and beauty favorites because no matter what age you are, you need them. How many, however, is very much a personal preference.

I’ll do the skin care items from left to right, and then come back to the two compacts sitting in front. Here we go:

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A Beauty Junkie Lives Here

I’ve always had an affinity for goop. Not Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Goop” – god, no. Goop you put on your face and body that makes you look and feel good.

In my world, goop takes the form of skin care and makeup products, and I’ve always been somewhat obsessed. Now that I’m a woman of a certain age, I’m obsessed with not looking that age. I haven’t gotten to the point where I would consider Botox or fillers, but I’m forever on the hunt for “hope in a jar”, and I’ve been saying that since before the skin care brand Philosophy actually came out with a moisturizer called “Hope In a Jar”.

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Have a Schmear

This essay was originally published on February 11, 2015.

If you’re from the East Coast (New York, specifically), you know what a schmear is. As in, “I’ll have a bagel and a schmear.” In that context, the schmear is cream cheese. In the context I’m using it, it means to slather yourself with some sort of moisturizing cream after roasting – er, radiation.

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