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Camille Albane Paris Salon – Boston

I recently had the pleasure of being on the receiving end of the Parisian pampering experience that is Camille Albane Paris Salon here in Boston. Originating in Paris and keeping close to their French roots, we were greeted with a beautiful spread of macarons, cheese, bread, olives, and sparkling water.  Macarons! I had just discovered that these little melt-in-your-mouth sugary delights are gluten free. Who knew?! (Actually, a lot of people, it turns out.) I had come straight from the gym and may or may not have had several and called them dinner.  The salon itself is as beautiful as the hair that walked out of it. Bright and white with fun pops of orange and red with clean, modern furniture, it still managed to keep an air of old school, Newbury street charm.  We were each given the chance to choose between a restorative masque or their Natural Pigma color optimizer treatment, finished by a blowout and makeup refresher with their most recent color palate inspired by denim. I opted to try the Natural Pigma treatment, …

Winter Skin Savior

Winter is a hard time for sensitive skinned ginger kids. Our near transparent skin loses any pigment from summer, and any moisture dwindles like the daylight.  I’ve tried everything. Literally hundreds of dollars have been spent seeking a cure for winter skin itching, redness and general agony. Being obsessed with all things coconut, and reading that the suddenly-found-everywhere oil moonlights as a stellar moisturizer, I thought I’d give it a shot.  The following mashup of organic awesomeness has changed my life.  That’s not hyperbole. Actually life changing (and money saving). After a week, my legs have been spared their ‘winter itch’ for the first time 27 winters. Here’s the line up.  Cane Sugar, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil (also allegedly skin loving, so what could it hurt?), some essential oil (I went with orange because I love all things citrus), and a jar to put your concoction in.   Simple right? Start by melting your coconut oil and some jojoba oil together. Coconut oil is a solid at room temp, so you’ll have to spoon it out. (Side Note: it doesn’t taste as …