Is Your City Bad For Your Skin? See the Best and the Worst Cities For Skin


Hometown pride may run deep when it comes to sports teams and local delicacies(*cough* cheesesteakes…wiz wit), but will you feel the same when you read the’s “The Best and Worst Cities for Your Skin.”

They analyzed 55 of the biggest cities in the U.S. and reviewed skin cancer rates, dermatologists per capita, climate data, and more and ranked the best and the worst cities for your skin.

The Best:

  1. Portland, OR
  2. San Fransisco, CA
  3. Seattle, WA
  4. Baltimore, MD
  5. Chicago, IL
  6. Honolulu, HI
  7. Boston, MA
  8. New York City, NY (shocked? It has the lowest skin cancer rate!)
  9. Milwaukee, WI
  10. Austin, TX

The Worst?

  1. Las Vegas, NV
  2. Phoenix, AZ
  3. Fresno, CA
  4. Sacramento, CA
  5. Los Angeles, CA
  6. San Diego, CA
  7. Charlotte, NC
  8. Memphis, TN
  9. Fort Worth, TX
  10. Tulsa, OK

My closest city, Philadelphia, ranked 23…not too bad!

How did your city stack up?

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The Tarte Fall 2012 Makeup Collection!


We’re all about season changes at A Beauty Loft because it means new makeup collections from our favorite brands! Tarte let’s you get a jump start on a beautiful look this fall with their new collection.

NEW! maracuja miracle 12-hour foundation broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen

Available in 10 shades, this anti-aging, moisturizing and full-coverage liquid foundation lets you unearth your natural beauty by providing flawless coverage with a dewy finish.

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Cheek & chic new shades from tarte!

LipSurgence™ lip luster in delighted and cheek stain in loving are both now available to help you create perfect fall looks!

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The beauty & the box amazonian clay eyeshadow quad is now available in 3 new shades. Each new shade is inspired by beautiful shades from the beaches of Brazil and comes nestled in perfectly portable shadow boxes with gorgeous designs.

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Scrub away dryness and chapped lips with raw sugar using the NEW maracuja lip exfoliant! Powered by maracuja oil, your lips will be replenished and be supple, soft and smooth.

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Sneak Peek at Target’s Fall 2012 Beauty Lineup


Target’s gearing up for the fall with an impressive line up of new beauty products. We go a sneak peak and here are just a few on my wish list!


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Take Hold of Your Texture, Separate Your Style and Piece Out with Pureology


Pureology Introduces Control TwistTM High Hold Liquid Wax

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July 2012 (New York, NY) – Pureology, the industry leader for colour treated hair, introduces
Control Twist high hold liquid wax into its award-winning Colour Stylist line. This versatile, high
hold liquid wax can be used on damp or dry hair making it a must-have product in every beauty
junkie’s arsenal. On damp hair, it can be used as a soft conditioning gel to create lasting, tousled
waves or on dry hair to create texture, separation and shine. It can also be combined with other
Colour Stylist products to increase their level of hold.

“Control Twist is my new secret style weapon to create a variety of looks. On shorter hair
lengths, I can create a chic, separated, piece-y look while on longer hair, it’s perfect for creating
a bombshell blowout – think Bridget Bardot meets Marilyn Monroe,” says Ruth Roche, Pureology
Colour Ambassador. “It applies and holds like a gel but provides the result and texture of a wax
for a beautiful textured look.”

Control Twist high hold liquid wax rounds out the portfolio of Colour Stylist products with formulas
that protect and prevent color fade. Like other Colour Stylist products, Control Twist features
Pureology’s exclusive Strengthening Anti Fade Complex®, enhanced with Keravis protein to
provide strength and protect colour from UV and free radical damage. Vegetable-based polymers
provide caring hold that lasts. Unique reflective lipid extracts deliver maximum radiance and
olive oil replenishes and nourishes to infuse hair with suppleness, while camelina extract forms
a humidity-resistant barrier to help lock in the style. Finally, coriander oil creates mirror surface
shine for enhanced colour vibrancy.


My favorite way to use this on my naturally curly hair is to apply it to my towel dried hair, then let it air dry (yay for a day off of heat styling!) Once my hair is dry, I have bouncy, soft (not crispy) curls. Definitely a must try for curly girls!

If you want sexy volume and waves or whispy rock star shag, this product will get you there. It smells fantastic, holds all day and doesn’t leave your hair feeling heavy or chrispy. A+ in our book!







About Pureology Serious Colour Care
Pureology offers a complete collection of haircare and styling products that enhance and protect
colour vibrancy while ensuring improved condition and healthy shine. From concentrated Zero Sulfate® Shampoos to our conditioners, masques and stylers, each and every product contains the exclusive Anti Fade Complex® to maximize colour retention from start to finish and deliver our promise of Longer Lasting Hair Colour GUARANTEED!® For more information visit and like Pureology on Facebook.  Please note, Pureology products can only be guaranteed authentic when purchased from a salon.  We request that you do not credit drugstores, “beauty websites” or other unauthorized retailers.

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