Q & A: Should I use an oil cleanser/cleansing balm?

I get asked for advice a lot. Like, almost constantly. It's cool with me because I know some stuff. I like sharing that knowledge, and I'm always up for making recommendations or just generally talking about beauty stuff. I especially like talking about beauty products and trends that may have escaped the notice of people... Continue Reading →


I promised you some photos and commentary from my trip to Sarasota, and here it is. Finally. The whole point of my visit, aside from spending time with my lovely, darling friend Sarah, was to start talking wedding with her and her gorgeous fiance, Jess. We checked out the venue, talked logistics, brainstormed and ate... Continue Reading →

Road trip advice!

If you've been paying attention, you'll know that I drove from my home in western NY to visit my bestie and her future wife in Sarasota, Florida. After my glorious week in the sunshine, I drove back to Michigan to spend another few weeks in the frozen, rural tundra with Dan. The entire trip took... Continue Reading →

I’m still here!

Right now, "here" is a cheap motel in Chattanooga, Tennesee. There's a giant bed that's comfortable enough and the hot water is plentiful, so I really can't complain. I have lots of photos and stories to share, but for tonight I'm going to read a book and go to bed extra early. I'm about 800... Continue Reading →

The ultimate wedding/funeral mascaras

I don't know if I've mentioned it, but I have remarkably watery eyes. Yawning, laughing, coughing, breezes; they all make my damned eyes water. This sucks for a lot of reasons, not least among them is wearing mascara. You know I love mascara, and as I've gotten older and worn more makeup I've learned to... Continue Reading →

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