The bizarro weather we’ve been having in the North East is giving way to the October chill this weekend. Those of us in the cold parts of the world are gearing up for a few months of Jack Frost, which means that we need a daily moisturizer with a little more oomph to combat cold, dry air. But, even in winter, you still need the SPF.

So, here’s a budget-friendly beauty tip. Since summer is officially over, drugstores have mad deals on sunblock. And that thick, “heavy,” “greasy” sunblock you complained about all summer? It is now your best friend! Nothing blocks the sun, and dry air, better than a good heavy sunblock!

If you tend toward winter-dry skin, try out the sunblock tip. It’s a great cost-saver, not to mention skin saver. My favorite sunblock for my face is Blue Lizard (affiliate link), which unfortunately has gotten harder to find. But Amazon does carry it!

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In search of the perfect brow

July 26, 2011

I honestly don’t remember when I started obsessing over my eye brows. I vividly remember a horrible wax incident while I was in college, and I recall knowing enough about the process to realize where and how it went awry. So I am guessing the brow grooming started in high school. When I went to [...]

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Emma Watson’s bewitching bob

July 11, 2011

When Emma Watson chopped her locks after she wrapped filming on the Harry Potter franchise, I applauded her bravery. When I was young and impulsive, long hair would be chopped off at a whim. But, of course, several months later came the “what the hell did I do that for” sobs when the arduous grow [...]

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Fab fashion news for the rest of us!

March 16, 2011

After keeping one very sleepy eye on Fashion Week here in New York (and deciding that jeans were still a better alternative to what the models paraded down the runway), some excellent news comes to us that is not Famous Expensive Designer Endorsed (yet). According to iVillage, sweat pants are a fashion “do!” And there [...]

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Burning Beauty Question: “How often should I wash my makeup brush?”

February 17, 2011

Here at BeautyOlogy, we love questions! So submit yours for our new feature Burning Beauty Question! Oh make up brushes! How we adore you. Until you get dirty and funky and gross and we don’t know what to do with you anymore! When you use a makeup brush, you are not only transmitting makeup onto [...]

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Human Lab Rat: Do you really need certain recommended home care product?

February 9, 2011

When I was working in the spa and talked to clients post-facial about home care, a number would inevitably say “you’re just trying to sell me something.” Unfortunately, the “upsell” in the salon and spa setting has pretty much eclipsed the fact that I really, honestly don’t believe that Oil of Olay is good for [...]

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A new workout (not for the snow fatigued)

February 2, 2011

How can gyms feel less “flabby?” Offer a new “ice shoveling” workout. 627 calories burned in one hour, per the heart rate monitor. And I haven’t yet touched the driveway!

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Black Friday Spa Deals

November 23, 2010

I don’t know about you guys, but I am SO not into the whole Black Friday shopping thing. The idea of lining up in the middle of a late November frigid night just to drop kick anyone in my way of a $3o DVD player just doesn’t appeal. So Black Friday warriors may want to [...]

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Fab tips for holiday-ready hair from blow, the ny blow dry bar!

November 17, 2010

Regular readers know about my hair issues. Like how I love to experiment then have my stylist fix my major screw ups! And ya’ll know that I am uber lazy about blowing out my hair. Hayleigh Hatcher, a stylist at blow, the new york blow dry bar, was kind (brave) enough to answer some hair [...]

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On Empathy (Or Pretty Is as Pretty Does)

November 2, 2010

Have you ever been rushing through the grocery store to purchase that one item you need to finish making dinner, only to be confronted by a person in front of you with a basket piled high with stuff? You’re running late and need to get going. You can feel your stress levels starting to rise, [...]

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