Saturday, September 27, 2014

Microcurrent Face Lift - Is it the Real Deal?


Microcurrent face lifting or the 'non-surgical face lift' is the promise of youth in a box. By purchasing an instrument of microcurrent-delivering properties and using it with a 'specially designed gel' (or cream), you can tone your skin, decrease wrinkles, increase your skin's thickness, and plump up your collagen levels – all in the comfort of your own home.

So say those who sell these devices.

Sound like a miracle cure? I thought so too, so I had to check it out.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Serious Make-Up in The Purse Test


I know this isn't the prettiest sight you've ever seen on this blog (or probably anywhere else), but what you're looking at here is hard science – kind of.

Sometimes, my product testing gets ugly.

Real ugly.

Like, being-dropped-into-a-purse-and-banged-around-and-mistreated-for-a-good-long-time ugly.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sample Sized Lotion Bars and The Continued Quest



Ever since finding the ideal containers for sample sized lotions bars, I've been on a hunt for the ideal form so I could fill these cute little tins and start using them.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Men, Lip balm, and Change



If there's one thing I've learned over the years, it's that most men are a pretty conservative bunch. Men just don't like change very much; not with what's served for dinner, not with where things belong (anywhere) in the house, not with clothes styles and, well, pretty much anything else.

Children are the same in many respects, but in my experience, men are more reluctant than kids to try something new.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Logic of 'If A, Then B'


The term 'if A, then B' is regularly mentioned on this blog, and a couple of you have asked me to explain this in a bit more detail.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Making of a New Serum: Orange Blossom

Here's one of my latest personal-formula products: Orange Blossom Serum.

The request description: "My skin is beginning to feel drier in general and I need something that really sinks in and moisturises. Can you make something light and non-greasy-feeling that really has staying power and can be used on the face as well as eye area? Oh, and can you make it so I can use it either day or night?"

Happy to!