The Best Spot Treatment

I hate pimples. I know, I know: who doesn’t, right? What a redundant way to begin a blog post. But I feel the need to adequately contextualize all the stuff I’ve done to my face in the name of clear skin. All the DIY treatments I’ve tried, all the picking I’ve done (and shouldn’t have….

A Personal History of Dry Shampoo

Fine hair makes it near impossible for me to go more than a day without shampooing. I’ve read the articles; I know stripping hair of its oils is bad, and that it’s important to train hair to go more than a day between washes. Unfortunately, I’m having a hard time breaking with my routine. I…

Review: Fenty Beach, Please!

I am so late to Fenty, I know. When the brand launched, I had just made some pretty major investments to my make-up drawers, so I had to stand on the sidelines and sing praises about the massive shade range, the marvel of a collection that centered squarely on the face rather than eyes or…

The Sunburn Series Pt. 2: Everywhere Else

I am no stranger to sunburns. I don’t go looking for them, but they have the tendency to find me wherever I go. On my honeymoon in San Francisco, I even had an allergic reaction to the sun resulting in me being covered, head to toe, in hives. My other experiences haven’t nearly been as…

The Sunburn Series Pt. 1: The Face

Well, it happened: I got a sunburn. Nothing major, thank goodness. I burn like it’s my job, so I’m diligent about applying sunscreen when I’m outdoors in the summer. Alas, I got a little lax on the job yesterday and ended up with some pink on my left shoulder, neck, cheek, and brow. I have…

Beauty Trends I’m So Over 2018

Is it Festivus? Because I’m about to air a list of beauty grievances. In searching for topics to post on this blog, I’m constantly uncovering more and more things that I have no desire to try, buy, or even engage with from a conceptual standpoint. Innovation in beauty and lifestyle have come to center on…

One Shadow Wonder: MAC Woodwinked

I don’t mind wearing more than one eyeshadow. My standard is four – one light to wash across the lid and brow, two darker for the crease and outer corner, and one black for the lashline. However, since I’ve been sharing my make-up routine more and more, I’ve learned that my process may be a…

Pragmatic Pregnancy II

My third trimester is in full bloom. New pregnancy needs came to light pretty quickly. Particularly things I didn’t think of earlier, like, “how do I deal with snissing?” (peeing while sneezing), or “you’re not supposed to wear underwire bras while you’re nursing”. So for those of you that are also on the eco-friendly pregnancy…

Battle of the Brands: Leuchtturm vs. Scribbles That Matter

I finally reached the end of my first bullet journal last week, a blue Leuchtturm 1917. The Leuchtturms are pretty ubiquitous among bullet journal enthusiasts. They’re widely available, especially now the bullet journals are trending, and seem to have achieved a fair balance of cost and quality. Chapters is currently having a sale on many…