Your Sunscreen Excuses, Debunked

Sunscreen is one of those things that, growing up in a part of the country where tanning was encouraged, I never gave a second thought. I’d get one raging, miserable sunburn at the beginning of summer, it would settle out into a tan, and I’d call it good. Once I was a teenager, my mother […]

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Fragrance Free Skin Care Favorites

Generally speaking, I don’t mind having some fragrance in my products. However, if my skin is particularly sensitive, if I’m having a migraine or feel like one is coming, or if I’m going to be around someone who is fragrance-sensitive, I try to dial it back. As a result, I’ve learned to be aware of […]

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July Recap: Best Purchases of the Month

It’s a little hard to believe July is already over. This month has been a roller coaster, between losing the job at the fabric store (less disappointing than it sounds, honestly–I hated that place with a passion!), finding out that what has been wrong with my knee for close to two years is a  torn […]

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The Great Lash Primer Road Test

As I stated in my last post, I’m picky about what I put on my lashes. It has to look great, wear well, and not flake off into my eyes or onto my glasses. When I was a teen, some of the first dual-ended drugstore mascaras came out, and I wasn’t completely convinced. The products […]

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Give Yourself A Hand (Cream)

I am known at work for the fact that I always have hand cream. My hands take a beating, and I hate having them dry out and crack on me. The other day I reached into my purse for a tube of hand cream and pulled out eight (!!!) of them, even though I had […]

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Adventures in Skin Care: What’s Worked

After one of the most horrifying weeks in recent memory, I’ve decided to write about something that brings my high femme science geek heart joy. I’ve tried a lot of new skin care products lately, probably more than I should have tested at once. The results have been pretty mixed, so here’s a quick recap […]

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