Blemish patrol: How to make that zit disappear

estee lauder, clear difference, acne, acne treatmentEven if your high school days are well behind you, it doesn’t mean you won’t get the occasional acne flare-up. Hormones, stress and diet can all contribute to what happens on the surface of your skin well into adulthood and while it may not be as devastating as a prom zit it can be just as frustrating to deal with.

Confession: In high school, I had one of those deep cystic pimples that looked like a horn was trying to break though my forehead and a good friend of mine could. not. stop. staring. I couldn’t really blame her and we still talk, and laugh, about it to this day.

Truth be told, I don’t have much to complain about when it comes to my skin; it’s relatively problem-free if slightly on the dry side but I still get those epic, can’t-look-away blemishes that I want to deal with ASAP.

Luckily, with age comes wisdom. And you’d be wise to give Clear Difference a whirl. Continue reading


Charmed, I’m sure

Fendi, bag bugThe ancient talisman meant to ward off evil spirits, then later a token of status, celebration, identification, adornment and self-expression, is back. Of course when there’s a declaration of an item or trend’s grand return, chances are it never really went away; something else simply moved into the spotlight for a while.

But when it comes to charms—and especially ones dangling fashionably from handbags both “it” and otherwise—retailers are again getting behind the decidedly darling way to personalize an accessory. Continue reading