How pregnancy has changed my skin and hair … so far

We've crossed over into 9 weeks pregnant earlier this week and with that has come a flood of body changes that I've already begun experiencing. I feel like a walking science experiment. My Hair is Thicker and WAY More Oil is Being Produced It doesn't seem to be growing faster yet, supposedly that'll happen soon [...]

The deadly superbugs lurking in more than nine in ten make-up bags — Skin Care News — ScienceDaily

The deadly superbugs lurking in more than nine in ten make-up bags — Skin Care News — ScienceDaily

The vast majority of in-use make-up products such as beauty blenders, mascara and lip gloss are contaminated with potentially life threatening superbugs, new research has revealed.The deadly superbugs lurking in more than nine in ten make-up bags — Skin Care News -- ScienceDaily This is so true of me. I don't clean my makeup bag (or [...]

Skin Care to Avoid and Add while Pregnant

Skin Care to Avoid and Add while Pregnant

My husband and I have decided to start having children. It's a weird feeling honestly. I'm nervous, excited and freaking out; we're not pregnant yet. That whole #adulting thing feels so stupid when I realize that we're considering bringing a child into the mix. The ultimate adult moment. What make me think of writing this [...]

Skin Care for the Male and Female College Student

Most students at my University live in a suite style apartment. The closest thing to a traditional dorm that's left at my University is the Greek housing where 3 or 4 people share a bedroom and there's either 1 large bathroom or two rooms will share a bathroom. Regardless of the design or layout, there [...]

Tech Gadgets for Back to School

Tech Gadgets for Back to School

This may seem like a weird post. But I wouldn't be a good educator working at a University if I didn't include some really useful and helpful tech purchases that will see you through undergrad and graduate school. Here's a list of some awesome things I've used or wish I had when I was a [...]

Bathing Traditions in the French Court

Bathing Traditions in the French Court

The French Court: opulence, grandiose, the height of luxury. The source of absolute filth. But what one calls dirty is entirely in the eye of the beholder. What we can good hygiene today was largely impossible 200 years ago. Technology and medical knowledge we take for granted now didn't exist 200-400 years ago. Regardless of [...]

I Have a Silent Disease: my struggle with POTS

Silent diseases are the worst. On the outside you look fine but on the inside of your body there’s something wrong. Normally people refer to silent diseases when talking about pain management. Mine isn’t pain. I suffer from POTS and this is my story.

Why are parabens bad for your skin?

As I'm typing this I'm STILL trying to get over GoT. Really? Really? What? and congratulations to everyone who figured out how to see some of the earlier episodes. Episode 3 especially, and special thanks to Melisandre for the best episode ever and literally lighting the way. Beautiful acting, beautiful writing, beautiful cinematography. Loved GoT. [...]

Your Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Finding the perfect gift for mother's day and not going for the standard roses and breakfast in bed (a classic and still a favorite) is stressful. I either nail it and find what I think is the perfect show of appreciation or it fizzles out and I get the 'Oh, it's the thought that counts' [...]