Review: NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1 (CAIS2)

Review: NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1 (CAIS2)

This review has been a long time coming. Not just because it typically takes me at least one or two months to determine whether a "serious" (e.g. anti-aging or spot fading) product actually does anything for me, but also because I've had a bias against Deciem brands for the longest time. Especially against NIOD, the [...]

Sponsored: Mellowing Out My Face with Cannatera CBD Skincare

Sponsored: Mellowing Out My Face with Cannatera CBD Skincare

Trendy skincare ingredients come and go, but truly great ones (like ginseng, snail, and propolis) stay in my routine forever. Unfortunately, it's been a while since I've found a new contender for favorite ingredient. My skincare ennui was part of the reason I accepted a sponsorship offer from CBD beauty brand Cannatera. Could these weed-adjacent [...]

(Bad) First Impressions: Sunday Riley Auto Correct

(Bad) First Impressions: Sunday Riley Auto Correct

This will be quick, much like my time with Sunday Riley's Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream. One week after starting this product, I'm throwing in the towel. Auto Correct is nearly unbearable for me to use, and my experience has made me so churlish that I need to share my reasons why. [...]

Summer 2017 Dud Awards, + Misc Fiddy News

Summer 2017 Dud Awards, + Misc Fiddy News

Find out why I detest Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil. Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum, and Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix.

Review: Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment

Review: Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment

I almost didn't write this review. A couple of months ago, my friend Tracy at Fanserviced-B published her extensive and detailed review of Sunday Riley Good Genes, and I wasn't sure, when I started testing the product, that I'd have anything to add to the conversation. The more time I spent with Good Genes, however, [...]

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 [...]

Great Balls of Sunscreen: The Inventor Interview and Giveaway

Great Balls of Sunscreen: The Inventor Interview and Giveaway

Summer is coming, not that it isn't already sunny enough where I live, and I'm currently testing over a dozen different sunscreens. (Not kidding.) You could say sun damage has been on my mind. But no matter how much I like any of the sunscreens I'm trying, none of them solve one of the most basic [...]

Vitamin C Serum 101 + Timeless 20% Vitamin C+E+Ferulic Acid Serum Review

Vitamin C Serum 101 + Timeless 20% Vitamin C+E+Ferulic Acid Serum Review

I'm fighting the visible aging process tooth and nail to make up for decades of bad decisions, as you'll notice if you make it through even a couple of posts here or on my Instagram. So I'm often asked about my recommendations for the best anti-aging skincare products. My first answer will always be sunscreen, but [...]

The Best and Worst Skincare I Used in 2016: A Holy Grail Skincare Routine

The Best and Worst Skincare I Used in 2016: A Holy Grail Skincare Routine

2016 was a pretty wild year in a lot of ways. Even my face got a taste of the turmoil. I tried a lot of different products from a lot of different brands this year, and while some of those products were truly great (and I appreciate the opportunity to try them all), others...weren't. I took [...]

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 [...]