Beauty Archives

Skin Laundry can clear away years of coverup

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I have struggled with acne most of my adult life. After decades of spending money on expensive topical products and innumerable painful chemical peels and prescriptions from the dermatologist, I have finally found a solution. Skin Laundry has been my answer to a decades long embarrassment. Melasma, brownish patches of hyperpigmentation, has also been a… Read More →

New boutique brings boho-chic to Scottsdale

5 two 3 opened its doors in November to its first-ever retail store in the heart of bustling Old Town Scottsdale, Ariz. Located at the southwest corner of Goldwater Boulevard and Fifth Avenue.  The boho inspired boutique offers handmade, free-spirited women’s clothing and yoga headbands in a myriad of vibrant prints and comfortable fabrics. “We’re… Read More →

Subscription box brings Arizona designers to doorsteps

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With a rising focus on local artisans and supporting local business, Kim Kendall of the Phoenix boutique Clothes Minded, created a program that makes discovering new local designers simple. Love Local is a boxed collection that includes products that were created by five different local designers. This box is the first of its kind, but… Read More →

Keep it fresh at work with these hygiene tips

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“The Business Fashionista” is AZ Big Media’s fashion blog for the business-minded. It examines the dos, don’ts and musts of the modern fashionista who wants to stay in step with the latest trends in the workplace. Being a business fashionista isn’t just all about dressing the part. It’s about looking the part, too. Hygiene is… Read More →

DIY face masks use fresh food for a fresher face

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It’s amusing to walk through a store in fall and see how many products can incorporate pumpkin as an ingredient — pumpkin spice Oreos, pumpkin pancake mix, pumpkin spice marshmallows and even pumpkin-flavored dog treats. However, what most people don’t know about the winter squash is that it’s packed with benefits for the skin. The… Read More →

Alcoholic’s recovery sparks Arizona fashion line

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Stephen and Nick Polando were in a parking garage on Mill Avenue one night in 2009. They decided to race each other, displaying their competitiveness as brothers. Nick, the younger of the two at 22 years old, won the race. Stephen, 25, was devastated and immediately blamed it on his struggles with alcoholism. “It hits… Read More →

The story of the modern manicure is cross-cultural, generational

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That nail that you pick, bite and chip has a story to tell, and that story begins with a bottle of liquid nail enamel. Maybe it was the 176 pages that brought women of various ages to the Whiteman Hall at the Phoenix Art Museum on Sept. 10, or maybe it was curiosity. Either way,… Read More →

In Review: Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort

Photo by Robin Sendele

PHXFW Recap: Thursday, Oct. 2 Rows and rows of white chairs surrounded the poolside raised white runway with lights projecting colors of blue and yellow. Music was blaring as girls in sky-high heels texted away on their phones. This was the scene Thursday night at Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort, when a mix… Read More →

Skinny Business, Pt. 2: If the shirt doesn’t fit, ditch it

Is everything in your closet too tight or too loose? Time to rethink your shopping habits./ 123RF.com, Copyright: vukvuk

“The Business Fashionista” is AZ Big Media’s fashion blog for the business-minded. It examines the dos, don’ts and musts of the modern fashionista who wants to stay in step with the latest trends in the workplace. When you find yourself spending more time than necessary looking in your closest for just one article of clothing… Read More →

San Diego offers free fun for families in October

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Is there any better fun than free fun? During the entire month of October, more than 110 San Diego hotels, restaurants, attractions, museums and transportation companies offer families with children special deals, so they can enjoy San Diego without emptying their wallets. “Kids Free San Diego” provides families an opportunity to save during budget-conscious times… Read More →

Skinny Business, Pt. 1: The Case of the Crop Top

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“The Business Fashionista” is AZ Big Media’s fashion blog for the business-minded. It examines the dos, don’ts and musts of the modern fashionista who wants to stay in step with the latest trends in the workplace. How long would it take you to find someone wearing a crop top on the street, in the nearest… Read More →

What to do when life gives you lemon water

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Grape, strawberry kiwi, cherry pomegranate, pineapple coconut and mixed berry. What do all these flavors have in common? They are just a few of the many flavor enhancers that can be added to water. Based on the sheer number of flavored waters for sale, plain water is no longer good enough for some people. When… Read More →

These shoes were made for working

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“The Business Fashionista” is AZ Big Media’s fashion blog for the business-minded. It examines the dos, don’ts and musts of the modern fashionista who wants to stay in step with the latest trends in the workplace. If you’re the type of business fashionista whose outfits revolve around shoes, your coworkers could probably identify you by… Read More →

MY SALON Suite coming to The Shops at Gainey Ranch

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Kent Circle Investments announced the mid-October opening of MY SALON Suite, the most recent addition to The Shops at Gainey Ranch. MY SALON Suite is a 5,630 SF state-of-the-art luxury beauty complex offering 27 private, high-end salon suites equipped with granite countertops, top-of-the-line salon equipment and furnishings. When clients step into a MY SALON Suite,… Read More →