Derma•e Essentials Collection Radiant Glow Face Oil and Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil – Review & Ingredients

Derma•e is a mainstay in my skincare arsenal.  I have purchased more Derma•e items than I can count, especially the Vitamin A toner and cleanser.  These are marked with a red icon (“Anti-Wrinkle” collection) and contain the all-important vitamin A / retinol, and natural acids. But my favorite group now […]

First Lessons of the School Year: Influenster is Legit and Kat Von D is a Vegan

Promotional Items. Affiliate Shopping Links. Yes, it’s only August 15, but I’m ready to teach my first lessons of the school year. So follow along with me, my intelligent, wise, and beautiful class. Open your textbooks open to page blah-blah-blah-blahbady-blah…. Lesson number 1: Influenster.com is legit. In a nutshell, it’s a social media, […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]