Product Review: Totally Slimming Jeans from Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.

What: Angela slips into the new Totally Slimming Jeans from Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, which will be available at Wal-Mart stores nationwide starting this August, for under $20 a pair. The Lowdown: Here’s the deal — the traditional five-pocket style Totally Slimming Jeans were designed to address women’s typical problem areas — stomach, […]

Clairol Nice N’ Easy Root Touch-Up: Product Review

What: Angela takes Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Root Touch-Up for a test run. The Lowdown: When the budget gets tight, getting your hair colored somehow doesn’t make it to the top of the priority list (seems that everyone else in the household wants stuff like food and electricity — go figure). That being said, when […]

Lumene Vitamin C+ Radiant Beauty Drops: Product Review

What: Karie asks Lumene Vitamin C+ Radiant Beauty Drops to snap her tired skin out of its slumber; $21.99 for 28 capsules. The Lowdown: Lately, my insomniac ways have been catching up with me; my skin isn’t zapping back to its resilient, vibrant self like it used to after only three hours’ worth of zzz’s. […]

Packing for a Summer Getaway: Expert Advice from’s Laird Borrelli

July and August are prime times for taking that much-needed summer getaway, but our least favorite part? Er, packing. Figuring out what to bring is hard enough (especially for any self-respecting fashionista), but with all those extra per-bag charges airlines are imposing these days, we have to watch the bottom line as well. Fortunately, […]

Neutrogena skin iD: Product Review

What: Christiana tests skin iD, a new product by Neutrogena Dermatologics, is a personalized acne solution system that’s clinically proven to treating and preventing acne. The Lowdown: I don’t have much of an acne problem (well, at least not since 8th grade, in which acne + frizzy hair combined for a wide range of issues) […]

Dove Energizing Ultimate Clear Deodorant: Product Review

What: Christiana tries out Dove Energizing Ultimate Clear Deodorant. At a suggested price of $4.99 ($4.24 at, the scents of grapefruit and lemongrass try to keep the user smelling fresh and so clean in this heat and humidity. The Lowdown: The pros first: I’ve always been dedicated to clear or gel deodorants for fear […]

Olay Definity Deep Penetrating Foaming Moisturizer: Product Review

What: Karie hopes that the expression “out, darn spot” comes true with Olay Definity Deep Penetrating Foaming Moisturizer; $24.99. The Lowdown: A few years ago, a momentous event happened to me: I got my first age spot. Smack-dab on my forehead, and not at all in a location where my bangs can hide it. Each […]

Honey Heel Glaze: Product Review

What: Karie works to salvage her aching, breaking feet with Farmhouse Fresh Honey Glaze, $24. The Lowdown: Strappy summer sandals: cute. Calluses and blisters: Not so cute. For me, the two go hand-in-hand, and I can’t rub two pennies together for a monthly pedicure, let alone a much-needed weekly one. So I flipped head over […]