Hiya readers, is the weather getting to you? It actually hit 30°F down here over the weekend, so although it’s back up to 60, my thin-blooded self is yelling about winter. At least I can bundle up in cozy hoodies now. One thing that’s not so fun about the chill is dry skin and cracked lips. I was recently selected to receive a natural lip … Continue reading Healing Tree Lip Balm
Hi pals, are you finishing off your leftovers? If you’re a resident reader, I’m sure you’ve noticed my love-hate relationship with Florida’s weather. From violent storms to moody season transitions, you can forget about the holidays when it just doesn’t feel like it, right? Heck, I know someone who moved up north to get those bloggable changing autumn tree leaves. This is part of the reason … Continue reading Get in the Holiday Spirit with Maple Holistics
This post contains affiliate links. Hi readers, one of the survey sites I use redid their system, and everyone had to cash out their points. I traded some for Target gift cards thinking that I could save them for the holidays but couldn’t resist trying a Target Beauty Box. I’ve gotten to it late because of my Las Vegas trip, so I’ve also tried just … Continue reading September 2017 Target Beauty Box
Hello comrades! Apologies for being missing but I took an unexpected trip! I haven’t traveled in 10 years, so it was a great opportunity. Perhaps I will post about it, but I’m playing catch up, so here’s my next empties post. It’s been a couple of months, but I’m still a little surprised that I’ve used up enough products for it. But it is also a … Continue reading September 2017 Empties
This post contains affiliate links. I’ve never really dyed my hair, but that doesn’t mean I don’t often wonder what I’d look like with different colors. As a brunette, going lighter and bleaching can be a hassle and cause for damage concern. Wigs can be a quick and easy, but what am I going to do with it after spending on it? This is why hair … Continue reading Hair Chalk!
So I was originally going to blog about prison labor and companies to avoid, but since writing my Beauty Bakerie post, I’ve been reminded that there’s no ethical consumption under capitalism (hard to trace every factor of a product) and trickle-down economics don’t work. Furthermore, the companies benefiting from what’s being called slavery are the usual suspects like Walmart which may be difficult for poor … Continue reading Shop Latinx Wishlist!
I feel like I’d been seeing the brand that I usually get my concealer from, NYC, disappearing from the shelves, so I started looking for some other affordable ones. Browsing Walmart’s website, I found L.A. Colors and Nabi concealers, both brands offering a wide range of shades. Although they have many colors, it was kind of hard to to find swatches. However, since they are … Continue reading LA Colors & Nabi Concealers Review
When I published my Spring Nails post, I was actually going to write 3 of them– we see how that turned out! Since some of the colors overlap, I reworked them to give summer nail color ideas from my (and mom’s) polish collection. This time, I’m a little more realistic about how much I’ll post. 😅 Let’s Talk & Purple Pizzazz Frost These two purples were … Continue reading Summer Nail Colors
My first Empties post! I really don’t buy or use things enough to have them more often, but the bottles were piling up. I hadn’t kept the best usage record, I wasn’t sure if I should write about them, so please pardon any vague review. Learning experience! O’Pro Organic Protein Leave in Curl Vitalizer Conditioner & Next Image Curl-n-Wavy Curl Defining Conditioner & Detangler I’m reviewing … Continue reading June 2017 Empties
Since I’ve been blogging about masks with natural ingredients and my not-so-natural usual cleanser was running low, I thought about getting something new. But I totally ran out before I found something, so I’m using these cute little samples I got from CeraVe! First of all, this may be irrelevant, but I appreciate the packaging and size. They came in a perfectly sized box and … Continue reading CeraVe Cleanser + Cream