Amazon Skincare Buys: The Good, The Great, The Bad, and the Terrible

Amazon Skincare Buys: The Good, The Great, The Bad, and the Terrible

"Unfortunately, this sunscreen is laden with more alcohol than me after a KBBQ night with my coworkers. My liver might be able to take it, but my face wasn't."

Spring 2017 Empties Report

Spring 2017 Empties Report

Today I opened my skincare closet and a massive pile of empties fell out, so I decided to divert some time and energy from the reviews I'm working on and write (some of) those empties up. Affiliate links are marked with an asterisk(*). Some of the products featured in this post were provided by Fifty [...]

December 2016 Empties Report

December 2016 Empties Report

My skincare closet is overflowing with bottles and jars, and not all of them have stuff in them anymore. It's time for a purge! Some of the products in this post were provided by Fifty Shades of Snail sponsors and are disclosed individually in the text. Affiliate links are marked with an asterisk(*). Holy grail [...]

My Fast Morning Skincare Routine

My Fast Morning Skincare Routine

I originally planned to title this post "My Busy Mom Skincare Routine" but changed my mind because you don't have to be a parent to want your skin to look its best yet rarely have time (or energy) in the morning for a multi-layered AB routine. My morning rush is dictated by the need to [...]

Casual Wednesday: Stress, Change, and My Skincare Routine

Casual Wednesday: Stress, Change, and My Skincare Routine

What do you get when you make a change-averse Fiddy move herself, her family, and her massive and ever-expanding skincare routine and beauty stash (also clothes and furniture and things) out of their home of three pretty accumulative years and into a brand new place? Disaster, apparently. Okay, it’s not that bad (though I am [...]

2016 Sun Care Megapost: Fighting Wrinkles with After-Sun Skincare

2016 Sun Care Megapost: Fighting Wrinkles with After-Sun Skincare

Yesterday was a hideously beautiful SoCal day, so I dragged the family to the beach for a few hours. Lord Fiddy came home with a vibrant sunburn ("Hey look! I got some color!"). Young Master Fiddy and I were, of course, wearing sunscreen and remained Unburnt. I was, however, sandy and desperate for a shower, so I did [...]

#Enabled: May Skincare Purchases and the Stories Behind Them (aka Shopping Habits of a Beauty Blogger)

#Enabled: May Skincare Purchases and the Stories Behind Them (aka Shopping Habits of a Beauty Blogger)

As a beauty blogger, I make a lot of skincare purchases. Many more, I imagine, than a typical non-blogger beauty consumer would. We've talked a bit about blogger shopping habits here and there on the Snailcast, and I'm sure I've mentioned mine in passing elsewhere, but I don't think I've ever sat down and walked [...]

Shopping with Fiddy: My Japanese Sunscreen Wardrobe on Amazon Prime

Shopping with Fiddy: My Japanese Sunscreen Wardrobe on Amazon Prime

Summer is technically over and winter is probably coming, but don't put your sunscreen into storage just yet. If you want to prevent the photodamage that speeds up the visible aging process and you don't live in extreme northern latitudes, sunscreen will be your biggest ally whether there's sand between your toes or a foot of snow on the ground. [...]

Spring/Summer 2015 Routine Overhaul Status: Complete!

Spring/Summer 2015 Routine Overhaul Status: Complete!

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: flexibility is critical to maintaining healthy skin. Your skin is a complex living ecosystem, subject to all sorts of ever-changing influences, like diet, lifestyle, stress levels, living environment, overall climate, and day-to-day fluctuations in the weather. And if that wasn't complicated enough, just about anyone's skin [...]

Review: The New 2015 Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++!!!!

Review: The New 2015 Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++!!!!

Guys, I have an announcement. I'm engaged! Yes, that's right. The new 2015 Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence sunscreen and I plan to elope soon. We will make our lifelong commit to each other official on a sunny beach (while wearing adequate sun protection, of course). We will spend our lives supporting each other in [...]