• Have You Tried Acids?

    If you’re my age, or just simply an American woman inundated with ageist, beauty-obsessed programming, you CARE about your skin A LOT. Although I don’t agree with media and beauty industry’s tactics, I don’t see a thing wrong with being concerned about your face. After all, it’s the thing most people see first when they meet you. Why not give them something dewy and fresh to look at? As I take a quick survey of my skin care tings, I notice that they mostly fall into two lovely categories – oils and acids. This post will focus on my latest love, the acids. Acids have always been a focus because…

  • Beauty Tips for the Action-Challenged aka Lazy

    Some girls come home after a raucous happy hour and still manage to remove their contact lenses and make up. Some of them set aside time every night, no matter what, to pumice their feet, apply moisturizer and cover their tootsies with cotton socks.  Some of them even polish their nails to match their ensemble, which they already laid out, for the next day. I am not her. She is not me. I’ve come to terms with it and use these tricks to preserve my pretty despite my lazy. Makeup remover wipes e’rywhere. Near the front door, in the trinket box next to the sofa,  at the desk, under pillows… Some disagree and I get…

  • cheap trick / holy skincare

    As you may have surmised, I enjoy my expense ish.  This enjoyment bleeds into every area of my life and that includes skincare and beauty items.  Hell no, I don’t want NYX.  I want Nars.  Aveeno!  Are you crazy?  I only use Perricone. Of course, it’s cool to say that I use Creme de la Mer moisturizer and dr. brandt pore refiner. However, as I and my skin care needs have matured, I find that some beauty maladies can be remedied without throwing a ton of cash at them.  As a matter of fact, some lower-priced, drug store products work better. Behold the holy trinity of beauty on a dime: Amlactin…