Why I Love Oil

I used to be under the commonly held (but erroneous) impression that oil is bad for one’s skin. In fact, I would do everything in my power to eradicate it from my skin – by using products labeled ‘oil-free’ and strong astringents. As I aged, I noticed that this was a bad strategy because my once pink, plump skin surface became red and irritated. Instead of realizing that my oil-free […]



BB Creams of the Crop

It was a little under a year ago when I first discovered BB Creams. BB, which stands for everything from Beauty Balm to Blemish Balm, is a newish type of skin coverage that lives somewhere between a foundation and a tinted sunscreen. For the past couple of years, I’ve been weaning myself off of full-on foundation and hitting the lighter tinted sunscreen coverage. This hasn’t been an easy process. It […]



Oh Dove...Could We Love You More?

I’ve been a big fan of the Dove branding for as long as they’ve been promoting the idea of healthy beauty. So much that I even took part in one of their ads myself (hard to see me, but I’m there). But this newest ad makes my heart jump with extra joy. I love pop stars, fashion models and all strong women who can make a mark in the world, but […]



Milk Maid Braids

I made myself the lamest milk maid braids yesterday…until I got the idea to replicate a great video I saw on YouTube (via Fashionista), but with my lame-0 baby fine medium length hair. I’m sort of a disaster when it comes to hair styling (I suck at french braids, french rolls, etc), so the fact that I can do this, says anyone can do this. It’s SUCH a great look and […]