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My Skincare Essentials: Guest Blogger

We’re devoted fans of all things polish in the Birchbox offices, so of course Gina Galullo’s nail polish blog, Prim and Polished, caught our eye. A lawyer-by-day and a lacquer connoisseur-by-night, Galullo posts thoughtful reviews of new shades along with colorful swatches, so even novice polish-wearers have an insider’s guide to the prettiest hues. This week, she shares the products she can’t live without, plus the work-appropriate shades you can even rock in your cubicle.

Pictured Left to Right: Skin MD Natural Sheilding Lotion, Carmex Healing Lotion and True Blue Spa Shea Cashmere Hand Cream.

Keeping with the theme of yesterday’s post, I’d like to show you some of my skincare essentials. Using lots of acetone polish removers can cause skin to dry out, so here are three hand lotions that I love which I use to keep my hands soft:

Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion is an amazing product. I discovered it when I first started blogging in 2009 and have used it religiously ever since. It has a texture unlike any other lotion I have ever used. Ingredients include aloe and dimethicone, which allows the lotion to sink into my skin leaving it moisturized, but not the least bit greasy. Plus it’s unscented and doesn’t irritate my skin. While this option is expensive and I go through it quickly, I can’t live without it.

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Can Lip Balm Be Addictive?


I apply lip balm at least ten times a day. My desk is filled with enough balms to last me until retirement, and I feel naked without at least one coat on my lips. I don’t care whether it’s tinted or clear, flavored or tasteless: if it comes in a tube or jar, I’m happy to smear it on my lips. But lately I learned that much like chocolate or reality TV, lip balm can be downright addictive. In fact, there’s a whole website devoted to the dangers of lip balm abuse along with a new book called Can You Get Hooked On Lip Balm?. After reading up on the warnings, I’m now trying to wean myself off the balm. Click through to learn why you should limit your lip balm use!

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