Unbranded: Are These Items Even Better than the Brand Name Versions?

Puristica Dark Spot Corrector - 2 oz size - from Amazon.com

When a friend recently asked me for recommendations on a new serum, I quickly ran down in my mind the skincare brands I’ve tried, read about, and trust. Then I went to Sephora.com to refresh my mind about what all is out there.

August Means Back to School, and Back to School Means Back to Swatching! W3LL People Nudist ColorBalm No. 1 (Coral) Review and Swatches

All Items Purchased by Me. Contains Product Links to Affiliate Stores (meaning a that I could make a commission if you make a purchase).  I have a backlog of items to review and swatch because with my kids around I can’t get anything done that requires time to myself. I […]

Ideas for Reusing, Repurposing, and Upcycling All Those Empty Birchboxes, Glossyboxes, Allure Beauty Boxes, Target Beauty Boxes, and so on!

I’ve “instagrammed” my box projects a bunch of times now, but I think it’s time to do an actual post on the topic. If you receive multiple subscription boxes and/or multiple boxes of one kind (especially Birchboxes) then you likely have lots of cute little boxes sitting around waiting to […]

Nails You Can’t Mess Up – Review, Swatches and Comparison of “Glow” Nail Polishes: Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat, Dior Nail Glow, Formula X, Nail-Aid, Pro-Fx, and Wet N Wild

Contains Affiliate Shopping Links. All Items Purchased by Me. I prefer to spend as little time as possible doing my nails, especially during the summertime. If I had a fairy godmother I’d ask her for shiny, pinkish nails, that stay nicely rounded forever, and I would agree to give up nail polish in exchange. […]

A Bumpy Ride: Back to Plant Based, Vega-something-Ism

Contains Affiliate Shopping Links. All Items Purchased by Me. At some point a blogger has to decide whether she is writing for herself or for the benefit of faceless others. When I started this blog in January of this year I intended to review and swatch makeup, and build an outlet to […]