February 1, 2020

After a month of reflection, evaluation, and procrastination, here they are: The essentials I reached for the most, the new launches I was most impressed with, and the products I tested that became part of my permanent rotation throughout 2019. All c...

November 29, 2019

And without blinking, the holiday season is upon us. If I'm honest I'm not as on top of things as I have been in years past. I've been busy, but so have you! I still haven't quite tackled my holiday to-do list, which includes gift giving, and I'm sur...

July 14, 2019

What started as an Instagram post quickly needed to become a blog post, because there have been some outstanding new products that deserve a thorough mention. There has been so much fantastic product coming through as of late. Some of these are new l...

June 27, 2019

There’s nothing like the heat of the burning Summer sun and the sticky fog of humidity to make you want to reach for a gel cleanser. There's something so enjoyable about the balanced, clean sensation that most mild gels leave behind on the skin. Whil...

October 15, 2017

The makings of a green brand which not only sources its powerhouse ingredients responsibly, but formulates with integrity and impact, are global in influence and execution. MŪN is a line fueled by Japanese ritual and expertise and sparked by some of...

September 16, 2017

This takes the cake for the best $7 I have ever spent. It's highway robbery, quite frankly. Just call me Kissin' Kate Barlow* I guess! But first, I want to have a conversation about The Ordinary. because Lord know a whole bunch of you lovely folks ha...

September 4, 2017

There's a lot to like about Jo Malone London as a brand. I appreciate their approach to simplicity. The bottles sit softly against the flamboyant designs of designer fragrance bottles alike. The experience of using one of their colognes is elegant an...

August 12, 2017

This oil taught me how to appreciate formulas that, while simple, are not bland. I'm the first to admit that I was never all that interested in single-origin oils. I felt that they wouldn't provide the same impact that an oil-blend would, for the sam...

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