My January Skincare and Lifestyle Favorites (Video)

My January favorites range from La Mer to Herbivore Botanicals and quite a bit in between. I posted this blog in video form as part of my  28 in 28 Series on my YouTube Channel. Twenty-eight product reviews in 28 days. I hope you enjoy! Advertisements

First Impressions Friday Blogmas Edition

So today I have 3 new products that I have tried and that look quite promising. Clinique Uplighting Illuminating Powder in Bronze Glow. This can be used as a highlighter, bronzer, or a setting powder. I purchased it on Wednesday and I used it Thursday and this morning to set my makeup. It gave me a nice glowing finish without being too glittery or making my face shiny and the particular color choice works really well on med to dark brown skin. Although it doesn’t give a matte finish, I have had no problems with oil breaking through. This pressed powder…

Belif True Aqua Bomb Review

My Thoughts This product changed my view of moisturizers. I have become a fan of gel creams. I am definitely a combo girl. I’m a little bit oily, a little bit dry, a little bit country, a little bit rap. This type of moisturizer is perfect for all of that. I have been using the Aqua Bomb for about two months. First, a sample, then a whole full sized jar, and then a repurchase. My daughter also likes this. How I Use It I find it ideal to use after exfoliation treatments, in the evening or both evening and daytime…

10 Reasons My Forties Are Way Better Than My Twenties and Thirties

I know that the popular belief is that younger is better, being young is more desirable, and growing old is the absolute worst thing that can happen. To some, it’s worse than death, because at least when you’re dead…well…you’re dead. But I say, “Poppycock!!” Okay, that was a really old, okay antiquated, thing to say. Where the heck did the term poppycock come from anyway? Regardless, I still stand by my first statement, younger is not better, it shouldn’t be more desirable. It has its benefits, more energy, less joint pain, yadda yadda yadda. But mostly, younger is just younger….

September Skin Challenge 

  I joined a challenge on IG. Another one. I’ve joined challenges before. In fact, there was a time when I joined a challenge every month, sometimes two, cuz I’m ambitious like that. I have joined photo challenges, bullet journal challenges, doodle challenges, regular planner challenges, even the 100 Happy Days Challenge. For the record, I have completed….drumroll…zero, zilch, ) challenges. Yeah… I’m just not consistent, not disciplined, and not regimented at all. I start off all excited and hung ho (that’s supposed to be gung ho, but autocorrect has jokes today). I prep and everything. I buy supplies I…

Holy Bath Bombs, Batman!!

Holy Bath Bombs, Batman!! I took the plunge…literally. The actual real literal use of literally, plunge and OMG was it amazing! Oh, Lush Intergalactic Bath Bomb, where have you been all my life? In my post, Cosmos in My Bath, Or Nah, I was debating whether or not to take a nice long blue soak using Lush’s psychedelic bath bomb. I had questions… Would popping candy really take me around the  Milky Way? Would peppermint and neon colour swirls send my mood rocketing? Would there be a layer of smutz on the bottom of my tub? Would it take an…

Peri-Meno-What? The Perimenopause Chronicles

Meanwhile, the boobs still grew, first to Ds and then DDs….and then there was the beard.

I was turning into a very voluptuous man at 35.

…and nobody could tell me why…