Friday, August 30, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Over the past few years, I've had to come to terms with something: researching armpits and how they work as well as deodorant ingredients and how they work is apparently my cosmetics destiny. As unsexy as the care of armpits may sound, it has become quite clear to me that armpits are overlooked and neglected far too often. Armpits deserve every bit as much pampering and care as the face, hands and every other part of the body.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Sunday, August 18, 2013
I got an interesting comment from Penny on this post about witch hazel not long ago. It prompted me to write her, and I'm glad I did. She had all kinds of interesting information to share and it has developed into this little mini-series about the witch hazel, its production, and its many uses.
Along the way, we're also going to get a first hand look at the distillation process by two passionate artisan distillers of witch hazel – Penny and her husband.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
This mascara is still holding up and behaving like a champ: through wind and rain and even extreme sweaty summer heat. It even stands up to direct comparison with a quality commercial brand (Elizabeth Arden's Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara – specifically acquired so I had something to compare with).
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
I fell in love with this plant ages ago and feel like apologizing for not doing a post on it sooner. Mallow (INCI: Malva Sylvestris) is not only beautiful, it has some lovely (and surprising) properties that make it an ideal addition to a skin and/or hair care product.
The name derives from the Latin Malva which means soft, or capable of softening.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
This is just a quicky post with a super short update on this deodorant – awaited anxiously by a few special folks. After a successful reformulation of my lavender deodorant earlier this year, I recently finished the Melissa one. Here it is! Yay!
The formula is a hit, the label has been redesigned, and all I need to do is replace the pics on my website.
Coming up next on this deodorant reformulation program: Geranium!
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Our subject today is a bit of a biggie: calling out fearmongers and those who either stand by in silence, or – worse – go along with fearmongers for fear of being persecuted themselves. This is a rather serious issue that continues to baffle me.
I've tried to keep the tone as light as possible, but nevertheless, the facts are still the facts.