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Sukin Clean Skincare

Reviews By April 14, 2019 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Spring has come around again, and I am continuing on my clean skincare journey. Most recently I tried a few items from Sukin skincare, a line produced in Australia, that has a laundry list of items their products aren’t made with, like pthalates and parabens, but also without propylene glycol or mineral oils. And they’re cruelty-free, too. Sold!


Covergirl Cosmetics – now cruelty-free

Reviews By March 4, 2019 Tags: , , , No Comments

I don’t need to tell any of you what a classic brand Covergirl is – it was around before I was born, and was very consistent about producing new and innovative products. But most recently they took a step that (imho) is the smartest move they’ve ever made: they went cruelty-free. Although I’m not perfect, as no one is, knowing that a makeup brand is cruelty-free is pretty much an instant sell. And knowing that CG has been coming out with some great products lately – at least according to all my favorite beauty gurus – I was even more eager to go forth and explore what I will be able to enjoy from now on with a clear conscience.


Olay Cleansing Infusion

lifestyle & beauty, Reviews By January 26, 2019 Tags: , , , , No Comments

This is an older post that I was going to put up earlier, but was a bit sidetracked by personal issues. My feelings about the product haven’t changed, however, and I still feel that it’s relevant, so I decided to go ahead and post it. — 5FG

Winter weather has returned to wreak havoc on our skin. Life at this time of year (the holidays) can be hectic enough without also having to deal with tight, dry or even flaky skin on our faces. While making a recent drugstore run, I came across a couple of new cleansers from Olay. I picked one up to give it a try and see if I would add it to my regular winter skin routine. 


Exuviance At-Home Chemical Peel

lifestyle & beauty, Reviews By October 20, 2018 Tags: , , , , No Comments

I love skincare. I don’t think that’s a secret to anyone who  has read this blog for a decent amount of time. As I get older, I am far more concerned with spending my time – and money – on taking care of my skin first, and then putting something pretty and fun on it later. And for some time now, I have tossed around the idea of doing a chemical peel.


The Taste of Nostalgia – Sunbelt Granola Bars

Reviews By October 1, 2018 Tags: , , 1 Comment

This is a story of the emotion of nostalgia, and how we “remember” things in our own minds, even if sometimes it’s not completely accurate. Oh, and it’s also about granola bars. I won’t say I’m a huge fan of them, but they can be pretty handy if you’re needing a quick snack on the go. My point about the nostalgia is that when I saw that Sunbelt had come out with a few limited edition flavors, I was immediately transported back to junior high (yes, that’s how old I am) and high school, as Sunbelt was the brand of granola bars you could purchase in our school’s cafeteria. Back then the only flavor that would do was original chocolate chip, and was it ever tasty.  So for the sake of childhood memories, I grabbed a couple of boxes to see if they were everything I remembered.Sunbelt Chewy granola bars


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