With the Summer Olympics in full swing, all eyes are focused on London and all things British. Beautyinthebag particularly loves the history behind makeup brands native to our friends across the pond. Some are organic, some are wacky and bold, some are sexy, and some are just classic standbys that will never disappoint!
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We love a little history behind the makeup brands we use. Rimmel, which has been around since 1834 (that’s almost two centuries!), started when a respected French perfumer accepted an invitation to manage a perfumery on London’s Bond Street. By 1
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BITB has interviewed Britta Aragon, a natural beauty expert, cancer survivor and author of When Cancer Hits. A survivor of Hodgkin’s Disease at age 16, she became intensely interested in finding hair, skin and nail products appropriate for people undergoing chemotherapy and radiation when her father underwent an eight year battle with cancer. Even products for sensitive skin were laden with irritating ingredients. As a result, Britta become an epert in safe solutions for those experiencing side effects from chemotherapy, radiation or medication and even for those who experience skin conditions like eczema, sensitivity or chronic dryness. Read o
In the spirit of Auld Lang Syne, here’s an oldie but goodie body cream, and an all-time favorite of mine. It’s the C.O. Bigelow Lemon Body Cream($19.50), a delectably scented and rich emollient that was originally formulated in 1870. The ingredient blend of lemon extracts, vitamin C, shea butter (my go-to moisturizer) and essential fatty acid-rich kukui nut oil provides intense hydration for parched, dry skin. A little dab of this concentrated formula is all you need to relieve winter’s dehydration.
Available at The Plaza Beauty, located in New York City’s landmar