Review: Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream

Review: Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream

My skin type: Dry, eczema. About Arguably, the most popular body cream as of late has been Sol de Janeiro's Bum Bum Cream. This rich, thick body butter is meant to moisturize, "tighten", and "firm" the look of skin. It uses conditioning ingredients such as Cupuacu Butter, Coconut Oil, Acai Oil, Brazil Nut, Squalane, and [...]

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REVIEW: IGK Smoke & Mirrors Conditioning Cleansing Oil

REVIEW: IGK Smoke & Mirrors Conditioning Cleansing Oil

My hair type: Wavy, thick, color-treated I have always wanted to find the perfect conditioning cleanser, or "co-wash", or something like it. Basically, a cleanser that will do the job of both shampoo and conditioner without any harsh surfactants and without weighing down my hair. So after reading Blush Suede's review, I decided to try [...]

Thoughts on Skincare’s Contradictory Views of Science

Thoughts on Skincare’s Contradictory Views of Science

There is a contradictory attitude in the skincare and beauty world towards science. On the one hand, brands and "influencers" try to promote products by backing them with "scientific" claims. For instance, they use studies for their products, and include ingredients that are supposedly backed by science. Or consider the infographics and videos that brands [...]

How to Speak Instagram

How to Speak Instagram

My passive-aggressive hate love letter to "Instagram Culture"! Address women as any of the following: Babe, BeautifulIf too cowardly to just be straight-forward, be passive aggressive instead and use emojis as well as an overly positive toneYou may also use multiple kissing emojis to try and hide said passive aggression (this is not guaranteed to [...]

October Goals

October Goals

It's 10:04 PM which means it's not too late to make a blog post for October 1st. Happy spoopy month!! September was a weird time. I came back from a vacation and so I wasn't in sync with work / home. That's just lead me to being in this weird state where I'm basically only [...]