Odds and Ends

1. Bizarre physical symptoms over the past few months? Blame COVID-19.

2. Best new summer products from Trader Joe’s. I need that vanilla non-dairy frozen thing.

3. Almost Famous is having a 20th-anniversary reunion! #howhasitbeen20yearsomg

4. People. What is up with the large family gatherings? STAHP IT.

5. Right now is the best time to get your skincare in check. Not much longer to get three of my most-used skincare products at an incredible price!

6. New iOS 14 features families will enjoy, coming this Fall.


8. Oooh, Osmia Sunset Body Oil lovers…yes it’s been out of stock for a year, but now you can receive a free travel-sized Sunset Body Oil (1 oz/$25 value) with any SITEWIDE purchase of $60 or more through this weekend at Integrity Botanicals while supplies last. Just use the code OSMIA.

9. Same shirt for 40 years. This is amazing.

10. I…errrr….what? (Don’t even ask how I came across this.)

11. The Dixie Chicks changed their name.

12. Amazon’s Big Style Sale is happening! Love this swim cover-up and this robe.

Happy Friday! Wishing you a relaxing weekend.

image credit: rosanne pugliese


Kosas Tinted Face Oil and Concealer Review

Kosas Tinted Face Oil and Revealer Concealer Review

wearing Kosas Tinted Face Oil in Tone 04 and Revealer Concealer in Tone 03

Kosas Tinted Face Oil and Revealer Concealer Review

Your skin but better – that’s the way I always describe my beloved combination of Kosas Tinted Face Oil and Revealer Concealer. These two products were made to complement each other, so much so that they’ve recently been dubbed The Dream Team. Today, I want to take a deep dive into these two formulations that are my most reached for combination in terms of foundation and concealer.

If you’ve been around here for a bit, you know that I have been a HUGE fan of Kosas since its inception. (Remember when Kosas only had lipsticks?) This brand was one of the first clean beauty brands to make my Best of the Best list. In fact, I really need to update this post because while it does have all of the Kosas lipstick swatches, there are now so many other products that I adore. (Did you see my post on the Kosas Sun Show bronzers?)

Kosas Tinted Face Oil 



Toxic Ingredients in Haircare Products To Avoid

Toxic Ingredients in Haircare Products To Avoid

Trying to discern what ingredients should and shouldn’t be in your hair care products? With the enormous amount of greenwashing in the beauty industry, it can be quite daunting. I feel like it’s almost become the norm for brands to tout all the “good” ingredients they are using while neglecting to mention the not-so-good ones that are lurking in the products as well.

Plus, SHOCKER, label reading really isn’t the most exciting thing in the world. (I know! I mean, who doesn’t want to spend their precious time deciphering a tiny label on the back of a bottle? Listen, I’m 45 years old and already wearing multi-focal contacts. My middle-aged eyes CANNOT TAKE IT.) And even if you do have the eyes of an eagle, it still can be daunting.

So I’m here to give you a little primer on some of the biggest offenders in terms of toxic ingredients in hair care, as well as some of my tried-and-true favorite products!