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SWEET FEET: 3 WAYS TO GET SANDAL READY

Posted by 04.29.16

On a recent holiday, I found myself checking out the fish tanks in Buddha Gallery & Spa, a boutique/spa I like to frequent when I find myself in Sayulita, Mexico. Though this store usually lightens my bag by more than a few pesos thanks to its gorgeously curated selection of jewelry, clothing, and textiles, it was the fish in the tanks that caused me to stop and pause this time. You see, they were chock full of garra rufa fish, beloved for their skillful nibbling on dry, dead skin. I’d been wanting to try this foot treatment since I’d first heard about it, when the first fish spa opened in the U.S. back in 2008.

Garra rufa fish are attracted to any dry, dead or flaky skin, but the

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PURPLE REIGN!

Posted by 04.27.16

The summer before I went off to college, my high school friends and I would blast Prince on the radio or boom box (Yes. I’m dating myself!). We jammed to Little Red Corvette, shouting out the lyrics with great enthusiasm as only uninhibited teen-aged girls can do. When Purple Rain hit theaters, I watched it in my college-town’s dive bar turned temporary screening room while I nursed a nickel beer. I soon memorized every word of the title song.

Today’s date is Thursday, April 21, 2016. It was confirmed by his publicist that Prince was found dead in his home earlier today. I changed my clothes and slipped into something purple to show my respect. Every time I wear something purple in the fu

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SCORE! 5 GREAT BEAUTY BUYS FOR $12 AND UNDER

Posted by 04.26.16

True love, happiness, good health. See…the best things in life really are free. But, there’s a slew of other incredibly great things that are wonderful and super cheap, especially when it comes to beauty finds.

Check out these 5 must-get products that will barely make a dent in your wallet:

Flower Glow Baby Glow Bronzer Duo ($9.50) is a super-smooth pressed powder blush/bronzer duo that can be worn alone, layered, or combined to contour and glow. The oil-free formula works well for all skin types. Sweep on to glow and go.

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Hard Candy Nail Polish ($3.80) is the steal of the century. At under $4

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THE GOOD LIFE: THE CANYON RANCH AMENITIES COLLECTION

Posted by 04.22.16

I’ve been lucky enough to stay at Canyon Ranch on more than one occasion for some much needed R&R. I’d head there all frazzled and stressed to the max, and return home rejuvenated, refreshed and with additional tools to handle the day to day complexities of life that can make it a little less enjoyable at times. Canyon Ranch’s spa is therapeutic, the classes and lectures are interesting, the different sports and fitness activities are enjoyable, the food is healthy and delicious and the atmosphere is soothing, nurturing. All combined…it brings me back to a calmer state of mind.

Since I can’t get there as often as I like, and some of us might not be able to get there at all, it’s nic

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