Product Review | Ion Brilliance Luxe Solutions

Sally Beauty Luxe Solutions is somewhat new to the Ion lineup. The system started with the shampoo, conditioner, masque, and hair serum/oil. The serum came in a fun two-phase pump but was discontinued during COVID although it's still on Amazon and Ebay. Instead they've launched a Hair dyer and an Airstyler, both of which are [...]

The Best Body Lotions to Hydrate Winter Skin

The Best Body Lotions to Hydrate Winter Skin

The air is finally getting cooler in the south, there's dew. They rains have returned, which means two things. Football season and winter is coming. In the south winter isn't always gorgeous, it's brown and dormant. That blah also pertains to our skin. Winter skin is the worst. It's itchy, painful, and annoying. If you're [...]

Product Review | Curie Deodorant (as seen on Shark Tank)

Curie Deodorant is a newer 'natural' deodorant. The full ingredient list for the Unscented DO is: Coconut OilArrowroot PowderBeeswaxBaking SodaCorn StarchCocoa ButterTriethyl CitrateSunflower Seed WaxSunflower Seed OilElderberry ExtractCucumber ExtractChamomile Flower ExtractAloe VeraSage OilVitamin ESodium Caproyl/Lauroyl Lactylate My full time job is in the realm of pesticide applications. In my training and education of applicators and [...]

Guaranteed Tips to Get the Most From Retinol

Retinol or treninoin (prescription only) are derivatives of Vitamin A thus making them antioxidants, very powerful antioxidants to be specific. Treninoin (Retin-A) is only available as a prescription. Most over the counter retinol products use retinol, retinyl proprionate, retinyl acetate, retinyl lineolate, and retinaldehyde. This class of skincare products are amazingly popular. Everyone from tweenagers [...]

Product Review: CoTZ Face Prime & Protect Sunscreen

I've been on rather a sunscreen kick recently. I got a sample of this from Ulta because my facial got cancelled. I haven't had a good chemical peel in months. I've kept this in my office to apply when I forget or if I know I'm going to be outside for an extended period of [...]

February Skin Care Routine and New Favorites

This month I changed up my beauty ritual a little bit. Not only did I add retinaldehyde which straight up infuriated my skin but I added a few more products to help me make it through these final dry winter months, which always seems to be the worst, before spring comes with better temperatures and [...]

70% off Challenge: Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Serum

70% off Challenge: Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Serum

Back with another dupe alert. Or attempted dupe I should say. I've actually really wanted to get my hands on this particular product. I've read reviews and those with dry and dehydrated skin have said the addition of this has helped. But at $215 my credit card wouldn't exactly enjoy that. Like most people I [...]

70% off Challenge: La Mer- The Regenerating Serum Dupe

70% off Challenge: La Mer- The Regenerating Serum Dupe

This is the first of these posts. I'm trying to play around with what's going on this site and this 'challenge' kind of interested me. So based ONLY on the ingredients list I'm going to search for less expensive alternatives to luxury brands. So why not start big and go for the hit to everyone's [...]