Deciem’s The Ordinary line: what worked for me…and what didn’t

And, what I’ve learned about my skin along the way. The Ordinary is a new line from Deciem with a mission we can all get behind: The Ordinary is a brand from DECIEM. We are an umbrella of brands focused on advanced functional beauty. Our team is specialized in materials chemistry and biochemistry, and we … More Deciem’s The Ordinary line: what worked for me…and what didn’t

Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario // Review

Or, why I’m decluttering half my palette collection. I love eyeshadow. My collection is bigger than I’ll ever use in ten lifetimes, but eyeshadow just has this pull on me that I can’t explain. Enter, Anastasia Beverly Hills’ latest collaboration: Master Palette by Mario. Mario Dedivanovic, celebrity makeup artist known in part for his work … More Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario // Review

Review: NIOD Photography Fluid, Opacity 12% // aka Photoshop in a bottle

NIOD, perhaps best known for its Copper Amino Isolate Serum (CAIS), has a number of other products in its lineup. The brand offers a kit of four trial-sized products, so in my cart it went. I’ve begun experimenting, but there’s one product in the sampler that I knew from the get-go was something special: the … More Review: NIOD Photography Fluid, Opacity 12% // aka Photoshop in a bottle

Review: Paula’s Choice Earth Sourced Perfectly Natural Cleansing Gel

Sometimes, you find unsung gems, and you want to sing their praises from the rooftops. Paula’s Choice Earth Sourced Perfectly Natural Cleansing Gel is one of those products. The name is a mouthful. I had to Google it to type out the title of this review, and I look at the bottle twice a day. Name … More Review: Paula’s Choice Earth Sourced Perfectly Natural Cleansing Gel

Make Your Eyeshadow (Actually) Stay All Day // A fix for oily eyelids

“Have you tried primer?” That question – albeit a helpful solution – is the bane of my oily-lidded existence. I’ve worked my way through the drugstore, Ulta and Sephora, trying different combinations of eye primers and eyeshadows.  My pain is your gain: I’ve found the solution.  What didn’t work I always find it helpful to … More Make Your Eyeshadow (Actually) Stay All Day // A fix for oily eyelids

First Impressions: May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon

Being able to take a glimpse into other people’s skincare routines is one of my favorite things about Instagram – it’s a product junkie’s dream come true. Enter: May Lindstrom Skin. I continued to see her beautiful dark violet glass packaging featured in different routines, and I knew I needed to do some digging. One of … More First Impressions: May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon