I'm a PhD-level scientist with a love for all things hair, beauty, and skin care. My skin has become more sensitive as I've become older and so I've become pretty well versed in essential and non-essential ingredients. The key isn't avoiding all "chemicals" - everything is a chemical! The key is knowing what works for you and reading and writing reviews is part of getting there. When I'm not getting all dolled up to go out with my girlfriends, you can find me tasting and learning about wine, sailing, gardening, or reading. Cheers! xo
I am always impressed with Wayfair's selection, price range, and quality of pieces. I have purchased multiple items that were over $100 cheaper than large name brand stores and the exact same designer pieces. Highly recommend shopping at Wayfair. Also free shipping! How can you complain!
I love Ulta and tend to spend a lot of money there (platinum status!) but I can't say it's ever an enjoyable experience. I tend to be there when they are stocking or redoing displays, which makes it hard to get help if I need it. Other times there's too many people offering help... so who knows! I'm not thrilled they raise the need to spend amount on their coupons from $10 to $15 though.
When I'm finished cooking and cleaning up, I like wiping down my countertops with these Clorox wipes to give it just that finishing touch of disinfectant. I have synthetic solid surface countertops so it is not damaging to them. I'm not sure about natural surfaces.
These glass cleaners last FOREVER and clean just as well, if not better, than well-known brands. Plant power! I really hate cleaning my windows and this makes it a little less awful. I purchase all of my Method products at Target where they are frequently on sale.
I am a sucker for plant-based cleaning products, especially those that will possibly be in close contact with my body (i.e., laundry detergent all over what you wear!) . The combo of lavender cedar is very nice and soothing, but don't worry it doesn't last - so it doesn't double as your perfume.
I am a sucker for plant-based cleaning products. I think they are better for the environment and ultimately us too, so I am willing to spend more on them. Also citrus + mint always puts me in a good mood, even while cleaning! Highly recommend to all!
I like cleaning products that are gentle and better for the environment, i.e., no unnecessary dyes or perfumes. I really like this Palmolive formula. It gets my hand-washed dishes and glassware very clean and sparkly. I am using a different brand currently to save a few $$.
This product has become my go-to as I don't want to take the time to blend foundation in the early hours before work. I apply using my fingers and then use a damp blender to quickly even out. 2 min tops. I love that it has SPF and only a slight matte effect. I find it is very sheer, so just enough to even out my skin tone. Recommend.
I use this as a setting powder for concealer. I find that it works much better for me than the more expensive brands. I think it keeps my makeup in place, but I really don't have issues with my makeup sliding or fading because I have dryer skin. I would definitely buy again and recommend to others.