A funny thing happens when you start shouting about your new obsession with skincare on social media... Friends, family and acquaintances of all stripes come out of the woodwork to ask for help. And most of their messages sound exactly like I did a year or so ago. They go something like this: "Help! I… Continue reading All the Advice I Give to Skincare Newbie Friends…
NEW UPDATE WITH BEFORE & AFTERS ADDED AT THE END.... A few months ago, a friend posted this image on Facebook and it made me laugh...but then it made me panic a little. Why? Because you bet your ass I had those 10-pound, chunky Steve Maddens (or some generic version of them) and I was… Continue reading The No-Frills, Sciency Skincare Line That Saved My Skin (and Wallet)!
I moved into my literal dream apartment about 6 months ago. My previous place, where I lived for a whopping 5 years, was not so bad but it was a very dark rear unit, a little cramped and just very badly maintained. I love me a vintage Chicago apartment but if they're not properly kept… Continue reading I Pimped My Porch on a Budget!
I consider myself not too terribly shabby at makeup stuff. I watch tutorials and shit, so like I know where contouring is supposed to go and how to make my small eyes look bigger, yada yada yada. But, for the life of me, I've never been able to pull off a cat eye or flicked… Continue reading Fancy Eyeliner for Dummies with Beauty Blender Liner Designer
Confession time... I used to sometimes (frequently?) go to bed without washing my face. Gasp! Shock! Horror! I know, it's freaking horrifying. But remember back when we all had bouncy young skin that hadn't even heard the rumor of fine lines and wrinkles and we thought we were invincible and forever 25? Yeah, well I've since wised… Continue reading Seriously, WTF is Micellar Water?!