Out with the old, in with the new!

Out with the old, in with the new!

So, personally and professionally it has been a tumultuous six months for me.  It’s been rough.  I’m happy to say that I have come out on the other side and am in a much better place now.  This blog has been a casualty of the ups and downs, but I am still here chugging along and trying new beauty … Continue reading

In defense of wearing makeup

In defense of wearing makeup

It was my fault for reading Twitter in first place.  I have seen a few things posted there recently about makeup that have really stuck in my craw. Twitter is a sound bite medium, so it is not a really a place to have a civil in depth exchange. So here is my response to … Continue reading

My pores are a mess and other tales of woe

My pores are a mess and other tales of woe

As previously mentioned, it’s hot here in Chicago. So not only is my hair a mess, my skin is freaking out.  The combination of sweating, wearing sunscreen and polluted air all really mess with one’s skin, you know?  So, long story short, my pores are a mess and I am breaking out more than usual. … Continue reading

Addendum: Hair Routine

Addendum: Hair Routine

  It’s hotter than Hades here in Chicago. My hair is freaking out, my skin is freaking out and I can’t wait for September when it’s cooler but still sunny.  Anyway I wanted share a couple of extra hair tidbits because with the heat and the sun and being in and out of a pool … Continue reading

Lazy Summer Beauty Routine

Lazy Summer Beauty Routine

We are deep into summer where the living is easy and so is my beauty routine.  These days, I am just trying to get in and out of the bathroom as quickly as I can and live my life. So, Instead of blowing my hair out every time I wash it, I have been letting … Continue reading

What’s In My Wastebasket

What’s In My Wastebasket

I usually don’t like to trash products, either literally or figuratively, but sometimes you are just required to issue a PSA about terrible products.  The products mentioned in this post are not just bad, but bad with raisins in it (thank you Dorothy Parker) The following products are not from bad brands, but the formulas … Continue reading

Quick Update

Quick Update

Hey folks! Just wanted to give you a quick update about where I have been the last month.  Work has been CRAZY, as it usually is this time of year.  Once things settle down I will get back to posting on a regular basis.  In the meantime I am testing out self tanners, sunscreens, and … Continue reading

Cruelty Free Cosmetics

Cruelty Free Cosmetics

Happy Monday peeps!  I had a fantastic weekend here in Chicago, the weather was beautiful and I was able to get all my plants in the ground.  I will post some pictures once they start take off, but this year I planted tomatoes, peppers, radishes, corn, and every kind of garden herb there is.  I … Continue reading

Friday Favorites: Smart Women Always

Friday Favorites: Smart Women Always

    It’s been a great week, but I am sooooooo happy it’s Friday.  I’m looking forward to getting outside and doing some gardening while the weather is still mild. Other than my garden, here is what I have been digging this week: Listen:  Two Dope Queens & Popfashion I truly think this is the … Continue reading