Miracle Worker

I have definitely reached the age where deep wrinkles are starting to appear. I can blame genetics (my dad had deep forehead wrinkles) but my dermatologist tells me the main reason for them is that I talk with my face. In other words, I'm very expressive. That's fine and dandy, but I still don't like [...]

Perfect Sun Protection

You just couldn't ask for better weather here in Minnesota. Yesterday, the hubby and I went kayaking down the Minnesota river. Kayaking! On St. Patrick's Day! In Minnesota! Unheard of and absolutely amazing. But as many people have learned the hard way, just because it's March doesn't mean those sun rays won't burn you. As [...]

Clear Pores With Charcoal

I'm a big bath taker. I can spend hours reading and relaxing, but it's also when I do my more luxurious beauty rituals-like masks. Masks are one of those products we often forget about, but are also one of the products most beneficial to our skin. They can hydrate, exfoliate, oxygenate, and clear out those [...]

Battle Of The BB Cream

When I first wrote about Dr. Jart BB Cream back in October, there were only a few brands available here in the States. Fast forward five months and it seems every beauty brand has one in their arsenal. And with good reason. BB Cream (or beauty/blemish balm) got it's start in Asia and has quickly [...]

Cleansing The Age Away

I've been singing the dry skin and hair blues for awhile now. I think I have nipped the hair problem in the bud, and now I have found the solution for my skin. Boots No.7 is the UK's number one cosmetic and skincare line, and for good reason. It's affordable and works amazingly well. I [...]

A Hint Of Tint

I'm not a fan of liquid foundation. I find it too heavy and not very natural looking. I've been using beauty balm and love it, but have found that it isn't offering me enough moisture during this very dry winter. I pulled out my tinted moisturizer and mixed it with the beauty balm and voila-perfection. [...]

Pimple Solver

I take really good care of my skin. I do everything possible to prevent pimples from popping up. I don't get them very often anymore (thank God-I'm 42 for crying out loud), but sometimes one escapes and breaks the surface. That's when I call in the big guns. Now, we all know we're not supposed [...]

Waddle Repair

Remember Ally McBeal? There were two characters-Richard and Whipper-and he was most attracted to her "waddle". In other words, her loose neck skin. At the time, I was a mere youngin' of the late twenty/early thirties range, and could not relate to this at all. Well, the times, they are a'changin my friends. I feel [...]

Scrub The Day Away

I've talked before about how dry I feel, especially my skin, these past months. Winter can be tough! I've tried changing to a more moisturizing cleanser, but still had flaky patches on my face. Then I realized it must be because I stopped using my facial scrub. You see, the price always gets me, but [...]