A few of my favorite things.

Today was a rare, elusive snow day, so I got to spend some time doing stuff around the apartment including mulling some spices and making Weight Watchers desserts. Ya know, the usual stuff. I also got around to writing this little ditty about a few things that are part of my routine lately. Some of…

Bridal Beauty – SOS Edition!

Over the weekend, we celebrated our engagement party with an I Do BBQ. It was a ton of fun, getting to celebrate with our friends and family. As you can see from the photo above, we had a really fabulous time. Of course, a few days before the party, my skin started to break the…

My Beauty Routine: Bride on a Budget

I work hard to have good skin, but for the most part, it’s come easily to me. Maybe it’s genes, but if I treat my skin and my body right, my skin shows it. I’ve also been taking care of my skin for a long time, for almost as long as I can remember. I…

Take Care!

Those who know me well, know that self-care is a huge priority for me lately. Those same people know that for me, it was not always a priority. I’m here to tell you how I’ve been able to work it into my life and budget. But mainly, I’m here to convince you that you are…

My Favorites: From the Department Store to the Drug Store

Skin care is not only something I’ve studied, but it’s long time been a hobby and a passion of mine. Over the course of my experience in the industry, going back to 2005, I’ve used tons of products from tons of different companies. I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you, starting with Kate…

Sniffling into Spring

Each year, the powers that be warn us that this allergy season will be the worst one yet. And boy, are they right. If you’re an allergy sufferer like me, you’re struggling. Lucky for you, I’m basically an expert* when it comes to finding ways to minimize the effects of all that pretty stuff floating…

Why I’m Crazy for Coconut [Oil]

Full disclosure, I don’t even LIKE coconuts. Well, I like the flavor, but not the texture of the actual fruit. But, what I do LOVE, is coconut oil. Andy makes fun of me because it’s almost like I am the father from My Big Fat Greek Wedding with the Windex. Something’s wrong? Put coconut oil…

Skin Care for the Gents

I fancy myself pretty knowledgeable when it comes to skin care. I have a pretty decent background in it going back to 2005. So, it’s no surprise that friends and family come to me with questions or looking for tips about their skin. This, of course, includes the men in my life. Mainly, my boyfriend…

VLOG: Skin Care Tips!

Hi all! Totally meant to post this sooner (that could be the name of this blog by now, am I right?), but better late than never! This video was recorded in November for an advanced public speaking class I was taking as part of my Master’s program and it makes perfect sense for it to live here…

Fall Skin Care Tips

There has got to be a better, catchier name for this post, right? Well, I am too tired to think of it, so here are some Fall Skin Care Tips. Your skin changes with the seasons. It is often dehydrated in the summer and dry in the Fall. Dehydrated skin is a lack of water…