Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel

One of Jolie's favorite travel experiences remains the week in her early twenties when she gallivanted around Italy by herself, visiting Venice, Florence and Rome, and having dinner with a new stranger every night (culminating in a wine-soaked dinner, conducted entirely in French, with seven Italian Carabinieri.)  When I look back on the trip, two things immediately ...

Clothing of the American Mind

For the past few months, I've been in love with this "Electoral College Dropout" t-shirt from Clothing of the American Mind, a "grassroots apparel company dedicated to stylishly promoting, supporting and articulating progressive values through fashion."  (Hey, that's what their website says!)  I kept meaning to take a photo of myself wearing the shirt, since ...

Win a year’s worth of Suave products!

Giveaway alert!  Hot on the heels of my sojourn with Suave in LA two weeks ago, they've generously agreed to give one Jolie reader a year's supply of Suave products!  You'll win: - Vibrant Shine Shampoo - Vibrant Shine Conditioner - Professional Sleek Styling Crème - Professional Volume Root Lifter Spray Gel - Healthy Curls Mousse - Freeze Hold Aerosol Hairspray - ...

Myth: More water, better skin

I said it in Beauty Confidential, and today's New York Times backs it up: the idea that drinking a ton of water is extra healthy for your skin is, quite simply, a myth.  It won't result in fewer wrinkles...simply more trips to the bathroom.  Your body regulates its hydration levels carefully, so anything beyond what you need ...