Cheap Thrills: Beech Wood Bath Bar Dish


Whole Truth Solutions Beech Wood Bath Bar Dish  $5.00

I originally got this for my Lush King of Skin Moisture Bar, after I ignored the advice of the Lush folks to keep this either out of the shower or to keep it in a dish in the shower. I ignored their advice and the moisture bar quickly dwindled down to nothing way to quickly for its price tag (I’m slightly smarter with the moisture bar and I now keep it outside of the shower, and so far its lasted twice as long). Nevertheless, I still had this soap dish without a purpose. Continue reading

Extra Extra


Flo Fragrance Atomizer $17

This months BirchBox was particularly fantastic.  One of my favorite products came in this months box Klorane Dry Shampoo Travel Size. Other goodies included Benefit Cosmetics It’s Potent Eye Cream, Harvey Prince Hello Perfume (OMG Amazing), theBalm Hot Mama peachy blush, but the best part was this mini, travel and purse friendly atomizer. Continue reading

Prime Suspect

Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Pore Minimizing Skin Perfecting Primer


More info HERE

Primer is one of those things, that you don’t really think you need. I mean its an extra step in the whole process, but what it promises might be worth that extra 15 seconds. This is the only primer I have found that does not have dimethicone in it, a chemical that aggravates my acne prone skin almost immediately. Continue reading

Hearts of Palm

Earth Therapeutics Purest Palm Body Brush


More info HERE

I bought this brush a while ago, and it sat sad in a corner, until this morning. I was in need of a shower pick me up, and this was exactly it. The brush itself can be used both in the shower and for dry brushing, but I use this for the shower, I have a separate one for dry brushing. More on dry brushing later.

Nevertheless, I really like to have a clean back, but its hard to find a good body brush that will reach there without having to contort yourself into a yoga pose. Saved by the Palm Brush. The Palm is my new favorite because all of my previous body brushes were so unsightly, bright pinks and aquas that seemed more at home in a communal dorm room shower, not in my mid-century furnished apartment.

Its also slightly smaller than other body brushes, which is nice too, because I don’t feel like I have a baton in my shower ready to be used to defend against intruders. Even though the Palm looks like it would hurt, and even though it looks like a torture device from 1347, once its wet its really nice and soft and feels super ‘massage-y.’

This is definitely something I am going to replace once is molds or dies in my shower by perhaps meeting the same fate at my last body brush, which was doused with Raid to kill a giant silver fish that made its home on my brand new super luxe bar of soap, sad. Anyway, I found mine at Whole Foods, but you can find it online at Amazon. If you struggle with Backne (worst word ever!), might I suggest pairing this with Neutrogena Clear Body Wash. Nothing works better, literally nothing. Except for this Clinique Body Spray that was discontinued, that worked like a charm and removed a step from my shower routine, saving me two minutes, which I would later use when I inevitably changed my mind about my outfit and put on the first thing I tried on.

*Above image used without permission from HERE


So, I am in a bit of jam. I have my little cousins wedding in one hour, and my hotel room is not ready. Ugh, like a Girl Scout or MacGuyver, here are the products I am about to use in the hotel lobby to get ready!

This foundation stick requires no brush or sponge, just dab it onto your face and pat into your skin and bam, perfect canvas. 

This pot rouge in Raspberry, can go on lips and cheeks, making it one less thing to drag out of my bag

A dash of eyeliner (maybe, it is the afternoon)

This eyelash curler is amazing, I’ve gone through a bunch over the years and I keep coming back.  Using this makes it easier to skip the mascara- Also just noticed they make this in gold, super crush.

Also, CONGRATS Colleen & Shawn!!!!!