Who Ensures Safety of Your Skin Care and Makeup?

Who Ensures Safety of Your Skin Care and Makeup?

Quick answer: the US Food and Drug Administration (the FDA). But it's actually not that clear cut. Let's say you're a youtuber and want to launch a lipstick, we're talking hypothetically for the millennial crowd, there are a series of things legally you can and cannot include in your lipstick. That list is maintained by [...]

What is no-poo, cleansing conditioners, co-washes?

What is no-poo, cleansing conditioners, co-washes?

Unless you've just hit your lane in hair care and aren't interested in anything else, you've probably heard of the no-poo method, cleansing conditioners, and co-washes. Cartoon showing detergents pulling away dirt and oil (the grey stuff). The red ball is the water loving end (hydrophilic), the yellow tail is the water hating end (hydrophobic). [...]

Every Hair Product You Need As You Grow Your Hair Out

Every Hair Product You Need As You Grow Your Hair Out

You have decided to grow out your hair!!!!! Congratulations! It is a fun thing to grow your hair out. So many new hairstyles you get to play with. New ways of dying your hair including to much loved balayage and V-balayage (flame balayage or whatever the latest name for that is). Or you can go [...]

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. [...]

Why are silicones bad for your skin?

Silicone are common in skin care and makeup. Silicone are the base of most of your primers and found in nearly all foundations. One of the bigger movements in skin care is the removal of silicone, parabens, and SLS. And I'm going to do a post on each of those. Sephora launched their Clean at [...]

How to get Bikini ready skin for this summer

This year we aren't planning any major vacations except a long weekend in Corpus Christi, Texas to visit my husbands family. But with summer coming in hard and cruise season upon us, bikini weather is definitely right around the corner and for some of the jetset it's already here. Even in a landlocked state, I [...]

5 Steps to Longer, Stronger Hair Fast

5 Steps to Longer, Stronger Hair Fast

Long hair is viewed as a wonderful luxury in the modern era in many cultures. Is this not amazing! https://www.instagram.com/p/BvCfm4ShhhG/ Being able to get hair that long is an absolute labor of love and hate. My hair is 29" long. Here are my secrets to getting long, strong hair fast. 1.Deep Conditioning those end at [...]

Recovering from Winter Skin Horrors

This winter has been absolutely brutal for much of the country. Bone chilling cold mixed with horribly low humidity or just down right cold and wet. Either way this isn't a good mix for our skin. But now we have Spring Break upon us and the days of exposed legs and arms is only weeks [...]