December 2, 2013

My Shampoo Stopped Working

My wonderful shampoo that I raved about just stopped working. One shower it was like normal and the next my hair came out limp and lackluster.

November 25, 2013

I Just Fell for a Lipstick

It was love at first sight. As soon as I saw it on my lips I knew it was the one.

November 11, 2013

Tsi-La Perfumery

The fragrance-free movement got you down? Ditching synthetic fragrance doesn't have to mean forgoing your favorite perfume.

November 7, 2013

New Product Launches

I've realized that this is a wish list as much as it is a product launch reveal. I'll be honest, I'm hoping to see these on my doorstep soon.

October 1, 2013


RMS Living Luminizer may have the biggest fan base out there, but the first time I tried it, I couldn't see the difference.

September 25, 2013

DEET in Bug Repellent

In my posts about treating bug bites with charcoal and tamanu oil, I bemoaned my lack of forethought to use insect repellent.

June 6, 2013

The New Calamine Lotion: A Salve For Bug Bites

Oh summertime. Blackberry briars, grass stained feet, and bug bites. When I was little and I had an itchy bite my mom would rub on gooey pink calamine lotion while singing “Gonna need an ocean of calamine lotion!” I loved the tradition, and the initial cooling sensation was calming. But right afterwards? It didn't keep me from scratching.

April 30, 2013

Let Your Food Be Your Medicine: Flax Seeds

I care what I slather all over my face and body. However, the food I choose to nourish myself with is just as important to me.

April 29, 2013

An Automatic Dishwasher Detergent That Doesn't Leave White Residue

I moved a few months ago and my new place was blessed with a dishwasher. At first I was over the moon. No more hand washing endless dishes after dinner parties! And then I began to wonder if a clean dishwasher detergent existed.

April 26, 2013

Elemental Herbs Beauty Tints

You know one of my pet peeves? Reformulation. It goes like this: you find the perfect shampoo/perfume/lipstick shade and BAM they change the ingredients and it works/feels/looks different.

March 27, 2013

March 21, 2013

I Found Formaldehyde in My Makeup Bag

I was digging through my makeup looking for a long lost lipstick. It hit me during this scavenger hunt that I'd never investigated the ingredients in my eyelash glue.

February 11, 2013

Get ready for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is about treating yourself. It isn't just for the romantically attached. So bring on the pampering luxury this February 14th.

January 25, 2013

Acne Now Linked to Diet

Dermatologists have at length insisted that acne is unrelated to what you put in your body. All the blame was placed on what you applied to your skin, and of course, hormones. But a new studies are putting medical textbooks to shame.

January 12, 2013

ILIA Lipstick

I discovered makeup in a black leotard and white tights. My ballet studio's nutcracker performance was approaching, and dress rehearsals required swirls of rouge and sticky hair gel. From that first swipe of magenta lipstick, I was hooked.