An Unexpected Beauty Blender Review

After years of wearing liquid makeup, I only recently caved and tried the cult favorite Beauty Blender....more

Trying to Age Gracefully in an Ungraceful (and Ungrateful) Age

There is an interesting interview with Ellen Barkin on Violet Grey, The Violet Files, centering on the star turning the big six-oh and how she refused to have her photographs retouched for the accompanying photoshoot.Barkin has a lot of positive things to say about getting older, and how women should embrace their age, and individual beauty. She looks great in the photos, but, not so unexpectedly, they are rendered in black and white....more

The Time I Blew a Crazy Amount of Cash on Discontinued Lipstick

We've all been there: Faithful to a particular cosmetic item; loyal as can be. We've grown to depend on it day in and day out, and it has come through for us—pun intended—with flying colors. Then, one day...Poof! In comes word that said item has been discontinued....more
As much as my pockets can bear, Denise. Sigh. But, alas, you already know...lolmore

Inside Tips to Make Your Hair Color Last ~ Interview with a Hairstylist

I was on a mission to find out and I knew just the expert to call. My Hairstylist and color guru, Kirsten Dingman, who has an artistic talent for blending color to create the perfect look for each client. Every time I leave her chair, my freshly coiffed brunette tresses look so healthy and shiny, I get compliments from strangers (seriously)! So, with fingers crossed, I asked Kirsten if she would be willing to share a little beauty industry confidential with us and she agreed, YEA! So, without further ado, here’s THE SCOOP on how to make your hair color last....more

How To Help Your Hair Grow After Chemo


July 2014 Life Favorites

July has come and gone by far too fast. There have been many exciting adventures this past month. Two of which were presentations for school. This month, around the 15th, I will officially be done with my Master's program. I am excited and a little nervous about this new chapter in my life. I plan on working in my field and then someday pursuing a doctorates (hopefully, and well into the future). I am excited about all the new changes that are about to unfold in my life and am optimistic about the future. ...more

What I wore// Heatwave

This summer dress saved my life today! Temperatures have been unbearable in San Diego the past week and I needed an outit that was easy and cool for me, so I came across this beauty of a dress. The material is thin and I love the different patterns playing out, don’t you? Mornings are pretty hectic for me considering that I have three little bodies to get ready, not to mention myself. As far as makeup goes, I lightly applied my bareminerals foundation, that I love oh so much, with a touch of blush and finished  my eye makeup with soft tones....more

5 Beauty Tips To Achieve Melt Proof Makeup In The Summer

You know the dreaded feeling when you can feel your foundation literally dripping down your face or your eyeliner smudging and even smearing. I usually use lightweight foundation in the warmer months but even then it is a fear of mine. It’s vital to adjust your makeup routine and products in the warmer months to prevent your makeup from running down your face. ...more

Turning a manicure into a "Woman I Cure"

Whenever I need an immediate reminder, refresher or reward for (or of) being a woman, I always think of a manicure.  It is the most distinctly feminine display that is the perfect way to get the feeling of “woman I cure”.  Certainly not “man I cure” – we all know THAT’S impossible!  While some men have tried to encroach on certain arts of being a woman, I feel confident that we have it “na...more