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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Posted: January 21, 2013

What in the bleep is a BB Cream?

If you’re a beauty junkie like me, you’ve already heard about the cream that’s sweeping the nation, the BB Cream. It’s a girl’s new best friend. BB (Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm) first gained popularity in Asia and has since been sweeping us here in the states. The great thing about these is that they do it all. Supposedly.

A BB cream claims to be a multitasker, which means one little tube is supposed to be your moisturizer, daily SPF, anti-aging fighter, concealer and light foundation in one! These little guys have some big shoes to fill.

If you aren’t a foundation wearer, they’re a great option for light coverage. However, if you’re used to mild to moderate coverage, you might still want to use concealer or a heavier foundation with your BB. I’ve tried a few brands that offer a more matte look, which you’ll want to avoid. Look for one that goes on sheer.

When in doubt, pop into a local Ulta or Sephora for some help. They can help you shop by skin type: oily, combination, super dry. And guess what fellas? (Not that they’re reading this post…) but there are BB creams for men too!

I’ve tried several from the drugstore and currently love this one. Also totally unrelated, but worth noting, I have a borderline obsession with these. I own them in every. single. color. Have a BB cream (or beauty product) you adore? Please share the wealth!

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