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Local Love: Zimmet Vein & Dermatology

Zimmet Vein & Dermatology - logoA few weeks ago, I was invited to visit Zimmet Vein & Dermatology, the home of Steven E. Zimmet, M.D., a dermatologist who has practiced in Austin for more than 30 years. His practice focuses on non-invasive body contouring, vein treatments, and the two areas I went to learn more about, skin treatments and their med spa.

Dr. Zimmet’s office is conveniently located in central Austin, making it possible for me to have an efficient afternoon visit. Upon my arrival, I was promptly taken to an examination room by Anastacia, one of their two aestheticians. I briefly went over my skin concerns, and then she called in the doctor. He would evaluate my skin and then recommend some treatments. Continue reading

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Judicial Review: Bite Beauty Lip Shine

Bite Beauty Lip Shine in Melon with boxFor a while, I was going through a lipstick phase. That phase has passed (for now). I’ve been in the lipgloss mood again, so I had to hunt down a new product. I embarked on this daunting search while I was on vacation in Las Vegas, with my nieces as my shopping companions.

First, I tried Neiman Marcus where a kind sales person helped me try nearly a dozen different brands until I finally found a texture and color I liked in Chanel Glossimer. And then they were out of stock. Boo. Next stop was Sephora, where I came upon Bite Beauty. I was attracted to the display and packaging and perused the testers. SOLD. Continue reading

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Judicial Review: COOLA Face SPF20 Mineral Sunscreen

Coola Face SPF20 Mineral SunscreenFor a while, I had been hunting for good sun protection for my face. Let us not forget that even in the winter (or Austin’s weak interpretation of it) you need to wear some kind of sun protection on your face.  EVERYDAY. 

I was specifically looking for a physical sunblock, which is typically sensitive skin friendly. (If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between “sunscreen” and “sunblock”, or “chemical” and “physical” sunblocks, read this.) The problem with sunblock formulas, however, is that they can leave a white cast on your skin due to the minerals used to do the sunblocking action. It’s not a good look.

I had first seen the COOLA Suncare line at a trusted local beauty store, so I went online to further investigate their self-proclaimed organic products. And then when Wendy and I went to Travaasa, their spa sold COOLA Face SPF20 Mineral Sunscreen, so I bought it in hopes that it would become my go-to daily sunscreen. Continue reading

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Judicial Review: Armani Regenessence [3.R] Youth Regenerator

Armani REGENESSENCE [3.R] Youth RegeneratorWere you ever in a relationship that you really really wanted to work, but despite your best efforts the universe just seemed to be conspiring against you two?

That’s me and the Armani Regenessence [3.R] Youth Regenerator serum.

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