May 2010

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BECAUSE LOOKING GOOD IS THE BEST REVENGE

What Lurks Within

Do you know what’s in your lipstick? How about your face cream, moisturizer, foundation, and blush? Ick alert here: research has found 287 chemicals in the cord blood that have transferred from mom to newborn, some of them carcinogenic, , contained in items we slather on our faces and bodies every day.

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Criminally Cute Cosmetics

With packaging inspired by the work of celebrated Italian artist Simone Legno, TOKIDOKI has introduced a new beauty brand. There are liners and compacts and glosses—oh my—that are so adorable you just want to eat them (not recommended!)

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Benefit Beauty Bash

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Get Clean—Help Fight HIV/AIDS

Peekskill-based Crater Lake Company, a luxury bath and skincare line, is donating 20 percent of profits from the sale of its Zambian Coffee Body Scrub to Camfed, an organization that fights poverty and HIV/AIDS in South African nations.

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BECAUSE LOOKING GOOD IS THE BEST REVENGE

About This Blog

Katie O’Donnell

Pity the plight of the beauty blogger: Each week, the newest products appear on her desk, all promising younger-looking skin, tighter pores, plumper lips, lusher lashes, frizz-free hair—in short, a healthier, more glamorous life. Dutifully, Westchester Magazine Associate Editor Katie O’Donnell tests (or investigates) each item or service featured in WM’s Beauty Buzz blog. Life is beautiful indeed.

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