The whole concept of Botox kind of freaks me out. I mean, who woke up one day and said: "I wonder what would happen if we injected Botulism into our faces"? It seems like it would be unwise to inject ourselves with a deadly disease. Having said that, I know it's a popular cosmetic treatment,... Continue Reading →
Congratulations to Jasmine and Kelsey for winning my first giveaway!! Both have been notified via email/Instagram, and their goodies will be on the way shortly! Thank you so much to everyone who participated; this was really fun for me, and I hope it was for you too. If you didn't win, don't worry; I'm already... Continue Reading →
I went to Lush and got some stuff!
While I was in Boston this weekend I went to a Lush store. For the first time ever. Now, I've been to Boston to visit my friends (Mike and Tasha... hi guys!) several times in the six years that they've lived there, and I had no idea how close they were to a... Continue Reading →
Weekend in Boston!
As the title says, I’m in Boston! I’ve been here for the past several days, and I had planned to schedule a bunch of posts while I was on the train on my way out here, but thanks to some loony old woman and slightly spotty wifi service that didn’t work out. I also haven’t... Continue Reading →
The Tarte situation
I'm a little late to this party, but I wanted to weigh in on the recent Tarte controversy. I use the term controversy lightly since it's makeup and really, how seriously should we take it? If you haven't heard about this yet, Tarte released the Shape Tape Foundation to go with the Shape Tape Concealer,... Continue Reading →
Review: Garnier Whole Blends Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner Avocado Oil & Shea Butter
Ok brands, we need to talk about the length of your product names. They're getting ridiculous. Anyway, I've never tried a Garnier hair product that I've liked. Back in the day when the Fructis shampoos were all the rage I gave them a shot and regretted it. I've also tried hair masks, hair spray, dye...... Continue Reading →
How much discomfort should your beauty routine involve?
This is another topic that I recently discussed with my friend Brian after he discovered that epilating was a thing. Why yes, I do spend an inordinate amount of time discussing beauty and makeup with a straight man. He likes to learn things. It's why we're friends. Now, most women are at least vaguely aware... Continue Reading →
Giveaway details and how to enter
Guys, I've got some good stuff for you, and I'm so excited for my very first giveaway! So here's how this is going to work: starting tonight at midnight and running through January 29, you can visit this link to enter. I have 2 prizes; the first I'm calling 'A Few of My Favorite Things'... Continue Reading →
It's a bonus post! Really, it's more about shameless self-promotion than anything else, but who's keeping track. So, all of my social media channels are getting close to or have recently reached milestones, though sadly not all the same milestone, and to celebrate and say thank you I've decided to have my very first giveaway!... Continue Reading →
When tech meets beauty
A friend of mine has recently been sending me news stories about beauty topics (thanks Brian!), and right before CES he sent this interesting piece. CES is the International Consumer Electronics Show, which takes place over several days once a year. During CES companies unveil the latest and greatest consumer electronic products, from wireless devices... Continue Reading →
I got a present…
Look, it's a video!
Chronic illnesses, amirite?
I woke up this morning with a migraine. This happens sometimes, especially when the weather is insane and I'm stressed out and haven't been sleeping well. The weather has definitely been insane; yesterday was almost 60 degrees F, and in the last 12 hours the temperature has dropped about 50 degrees. It's also been raining,... Continue Reading →
YouTube: yes or no?
I've talked myself into and then back out of making videos about a dozen times every day for the last few weeks. I have reservations about it, and I was hoping that we could talk it out. I don't know why I suddenly feel like videos are a thing I should do. Could it be... Continue Reading →
Gross ingredients in makeup?
I don't spend much time reading news about makeup, primarily because there's so much other stuff in the news that takes precedence, but when I see a story like this that claims no additional asbestos was found in Claire's children's makeup, I tend to pay attention. So let's break this down: late last month, a CNN affiliate in... Continue Reading →
First impression: Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask
I'm back! Did you miss me? I've been having major issues with my skin lately. I attribute it to holiday stress, not eating right because of the aforementioned holidays (but really, who doesn't mainline desserts at Christmas?!), and general laziness when it comes to my skincare. I've also been trying some new stuff that I... Continue Reading →