February 29, 2012

DIY: A-Salt Blackheads with Toothpaste (and Van Halen)

You guys. Someone just showed me this amazing video for blackhead removal using toothpaste and salt. I haven't actually tried the technique yet because I have makeup on and I'm going out to dinner, but I needed to share this right now. This video is amazing. I think my favorite part is "JUMP" in the background. But it also might be the image of the rose. I don't know, there are a lot of good parts.

Thanks Dandizette!

Update 3/2/12: I tried this after my shower yesterday, and it really does work! And the results last at least until the following day, my pores are still looking good. A word of warning: The "tingling" can be pretty intense when you do the scrub and rinse-off part, so be really careful not to get it near your eyes. I used Kosher Salt and Crest Complete, which, WOW. It burns! It fffrrrreeezzessss!

February 28, 2012

Labbra di Lusso


I’ve written before about the joy I get from a fancy lip balm. My go-to has been Fresh Sugar Rosé for quite some time now. It’s been enough time that I thought I might mix it up a little.

I had heard about (and continued to hear about) Olio Lusso, the amazing and expensive oil blend by Linda Rodin, an ex-model, stylist, skincare maven and 63-year-old-lady-who-is-definitely-way-cooler-than-me. Olio Lusso means “Luxury Oil” in Italian, and it’s a $150 blend of essential oils derived from flowers and other botanicals that are “legendary for their soothing, softening, glow-giving, emollient and protective properties.” It is a blend of legendary oils that I will not be able to experience in the foreseeable future. However! The promise of jasmine, neroli, and other magical oils was enough to get me to try their (relatively) more affordable lip balm as my new fancy lip treat.

February 21, 2012

2/3 Through Shreduary!

Wow, I can’t believe I’m two thirds of the way through. It hasn’t been easy, partially because I honestly have not been feeling that great. But I’m trying. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish strong.

February 17, 2012

Girl with a Pearl Face

I had heard so many great things about Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint, that when my beloved Dr. Jart BB Cream started to get low, I decided I would try something new instead of buying Dr. J for a third time. Just to see.

February 15, 2012

Halfway Through Shreduary!

 I'm halfway through my shredventure! It's still really hard.

February 13, 2012

Palisades Paint

If you are really really neat, or really really messy, have I got a product for YOU!

February 10, 2012

1/3rd Through Shreduary!

I’m 33.333% done with this workout adventure, and I still really like it. Below is a brief summary of the past week. I’m already noticing a difference in my body, but it hasn’t been easy.

February 9, 2012

February (Shreduary) Birchbox

The new Birchbox has arrived and this month the theme is “Spotlight.” It seems to be all about glowing and shining and sparkling, which is relevant to my interests.

February 6, 2012

Black Gold

I’ve had my eye on this eyeshadow for awhile, but I haven’t had this eyeshadow on my eye because I was trying not to buy more eyeshadow. But then I saw THIS.

February 3, 2012

February 1, 2012


I’ve been slowly working my way back into working out for the last month. I started out with just cardio at the gym, and increased the duration, frequency and intensity throughout the month of January. I’m kind of proud of myself for making it to the gym 3 days a week for the past few weeks, but not THAT proud. It’s time to step it up!