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 [...]

Mid-Year Megapost: Fiddy’s Faves and Flops of Spring/Summer 2016, Part 1

Mid-Year Megapost: Fiddy’s Faves and Flops of Spring/Summer 2016, Part 1

This is my skincare basket. It's the sturdy workhorse that carries everyday essentials chosen out of my much more extensive skincare wardrobe. The contents of my basket change on a fairly regular basis. But I recently realized that some things never get banished from the basket, even for a night. That got me thinking about the ways my [...]

The Reigning Heavyweight Champ: A Beautibi Beauty Box Review

The Reigning Heavyweight Champ: A Beautibi Beauty Box Review

I'm not a beauty box person. I'll read unboxings and reviews on the blogs I follow, but no box has tempted me since the great Oh Sheet Mask! debacle of 2014. Most of the beauty boxes I've seen are nothing but a bunch of samples (which I already have about 5,000 too many of), products destined to gather dust in my linen [...]

How to (Safely) Fade a Tan (If That’s What You Want to Do)

How to (Safely) Fade a Tan (If That’s What You Want to Do)

If there were an official AB FAQ, "How do I fade a tan?" would be right near the top, yet it's one of the easiest to answer (though not to do). To fade a tan, you don't need products marketed as "whitening." You'll need sun protection, progressive exfoliation, melanin inhibition, and a buttload of time and patience. Affiliate [...]

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. [...]