Monthly Archives: August 2013

Judicial Review: Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm in Truffle Kiss

If you’re a frequent reader, you may notice that I’m currently in a trying-out-new-lip-makeup phase. With the hotness of Texas summer, it’s tough to get motivated about trying new anything on my eyes, face or cheeks. For the past few months, I’ve been going sans foundation. For my Beautypendents living in this heat and humidity, you know what I’m talking about. Lip color is a fair compromise for a makeup fanatic in sweat-inducting weather.

Always a sucker for a new, buzz-worthy drugstore brand product, I just had to try Almay’s new Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm. Kate Hudson loves it, and she wouldn’t lie to us, right?

Kate Hudson in Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm ad Continue reading

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Local Love: Viva Day Spa on 35th Street

Viva Day Spa on 35th Street in Austin, street sign

Viva Day Spa is celebrating it’s eighth anniversary. If you read my interview last year with the owners, it’s easy to see how they’ve stayed in business in Austin for so long. Not to mention the consecutive years that Viva has won “Best Spa” in the Austin Chronicle, among other local awards.

Viva Day Spa has two locations, the original on 35th Street and another on South Lamar. Eight years young, Viva continues its dedication to fine service for the mind, body and spirit in a warm and relaxing environment. I was tickled pick that they invited me to indulge in a complimentary treatment. Continue reading

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