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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 695
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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 695

A few new goodies that I picked up over the weekend. I can’t wait to play! So…what is the Monday Poll? Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It’s just a list of five more or less random questions I’ve been posting on this blog every...

How to Choose the Best Blush & Highlighter Shade – jane iredale
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How to Choose the Best Blush & Highlighter Shade – jane iredale

With all the focus on luminous skin these days, our Glow Time Ethereals Blush and Highlighter Sticks are making a big splash.  But many people want to know how to choose their best shades.  The beauty of this new collection is its versatility and ease of application.  Let’s look at some pointers for picking your...

Summer BBQ: Recipe Ideas – Wendy Rowe
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Summer BBQ: Recipe Ideas – Wendy Rowe

Image Credit @ Camilla Akrans for Vogue Japan Alot of people think BBQs are all about the meat and the beer, but for me, alfresco dining is all about fresh, seasonal foods and light, healthy meals. So, whether you’re hosting a big BBQ for all your friends, or you’re a guest and want to take...

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 676
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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 676

Oh, my gosh, this time of year on the hill? Tabs loved late summer here so much! The long days, the active squirrels collecting acorns and leaping from tree to tree, the noisy woodpeckers, the huge flocks of overstuffed turkeys, the breezy nights and afternoons that send leaves and dry grass dancing. It’s a super...

Why It’s Important to Wear Sunscreen – jane iredale
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Why It’s Important to Wear Sunscreen – jane iredale

Hello, Sunshine! I am often asked the question, “What is the best anti-aging thing I can do for my skin?” Without hesitation, the answer is SUNSCREEN. The sun is responsible for approximately 80% of the signs of aging. Blame it for sagging skin and wrinkles; brown spots (hyperpigmentation); white spots (hypopigmentation), and skin cancers. We...

Office Outfit Ideas & Makeup
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Office Outfit Ideas & Makeup

Image Credit @ Mariana Maltoni for Elle UK Something weird happened over the course of the pandemic amongst office workers. At first, office-based employees were thrilled to get the chance to work from home. Suits and dresses were discarded and working in sportswear or PJs became the norm. Some people threw on a smarter jumper...

Why Is It Hard to Say Goodbye to Old Makeup?
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Why Is It Hard to Say Goodbye to Old Makeup?

Me looking at the all the totes in the dining room corner Why is it so hard to s​​ay goodbye to old makeup? I’ve been thinking about this lately, in large part because all of the momentum I had while I was decluttering my stash last spring has ground to a halt. The Marie Kondo...

What is it and How Does it Work? – jane iredale
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What is it and How Does it Work? – jane iredale

Meet Skin Accumax®, a nutritional supplement designed for acne-prone skin and made with a patented formula of powerful skin ingredients. When jane iredale launched Skin Accumax® in 2014, there were quite a few Iredale employees who were reluctant to embrace it. I was one of them. Perhaps it was because, historically, many skincare and vitamin...

The Best Shampoos & Conditioners for Every Hair Type
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The Best Shampoos & Conditioners for Every Hair Type

Image Credit @ Greg Kadel for Vogue China There aren’t many things that can give you an instant boost quite like freshly washed and styled hair. If gorgeous glossy, swishy locks are top of your wish list this season, start by picking the best shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. Remember not to overwash...

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 693
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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 693

Have a peaceful Monday So…what is the Monday Poll? Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It’s just a list of five more or less random questions I’ve been posting on this blog every Monday morning for the past quadrillion years (since 2007). I love reading...