I spent several decades of my life living for the elusive ‘they’. Always worried about what others would think, I would wake up early to dress to impress. I would spend 12-14 hrs a day working believing I was being a successful role model for my children when all they wanted was a mom. I… Once… Read More False Truths by Kimijack
Several years ago I worked in the beauty department at a luxury store. Until that point when I went shopping I had not been exposed to many of the brands I would end up working with. This beauty department opened me to new experiences, brands, products and opportunities. I have fun learning about new brands… Read More A Soft Spot From Working In Luxury
Situation: You’re on a brand’s website looking at their products when you realize the ingredient list isn’t quite complete, because some of the ingredients aren’t actual ingredient names but instead they’ve listed the trade name. For example, Hyaluronic Acid is listed when you know it should be something like Sodium Hyaluronate. Question: What do you… Read More What Would You Do?
Sometimes things happen in life and catch us off guard. Like being told you need surgery. No one expects that to happen (well, those who do are an entirely different subject). Thankfully when I was told I needed to have a hysterectomy I had two weeks to get myself and the house ready. If you… Read More Preparing for your Hysterectomy or Abdominal Surgery
You’re probably wondering what the table in this photo has to do with a hysterectomy. We’ll get to that in a minute (or two). After having my surgery I was told it would take several months to feel somewhat normal again and up to a year to heal – everyone is different. The types of hysterectomy… Read More Hysterectomy: Don’t Be Afraid Of Getting A Second Opinion
I’m excited and honored to share photos and news with you about DERMA E. They’re in the process of launching a fresh new look. No worries, the formulation has not changed nor has their commitment to effective eco-ethical skin care. Their products are still free from parabens, sodium laurel sulfates, petrolatum, mineral oil, artificial colors, gluten, soy or… Read More DERMA E: New Look [Same Eco-Ethical Product]
Have you ever looked at your makeup or skincare stash and thought, “I’m never going to be able to use all of these products before they go bad”? You’re not alone. It’s pretty common. Most product boxes and/or containers have a tiny picture of a jar with a number on it – this is how… Read More What Is A No Buy Month?
It’s that fabulous time – the Barneys of New York Spring Love Yourself Bag Event! In store from 3/8-3/13/16 and online (website indicates it only runs through 3/12/16), there’s a bag for men or a bag for women so you can choose which one you’d like. Receive their beauty bag with luxe samples (a couple of… Read More Barneys “Love Yourself” Bag Event Spring 2016
I believe that everything happens for a reason. My experience has been that sometimes we don’t know why, which can be frustrating and difficult to accept (I have a strong faith which helps me). Then there are times when someone I know is faced with a difficult situation and while being there for them a… Read More Hysterectomy: It’ll Do A Number On You [and Your Skin]
I came home to a very nice surprise Monday afternoon! I received this fun silver package from Derma e. It’s nice that a company would take the time to say happy holidays. I’m looking forward to trying more of their products.