Dispatches from Ladyblogland

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Makeup for Rookies: Back to School Makeup Tutorial

I have newfound respect for YouTube makeup people. I spent all afternoon editing this bloody video, and now all my awesome jokes and hilarious facial expressions are gone. Boo. Read More Makeup for Rookies: Back to School Makeup Tutorial

It’s Not Political, It’s Laziness

So this afternoon I came across an article in The Guardian about rejecting beauty regimes and it kicked into gear thoughts that I’ve been having on make-up. I don’t wear make-up, but neither do I feel like I reject it, hence the title of this article. For some women, not wearing make-up is a rejection of the connotations, and a political statement. For me, not wearing make-up is, basically, an act of laziness. Read More It’s Not Political, It’s Laziness

We Try It!: Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser

I’m just going to completely honest here and say what’s on my mind: I have problems with my face. Specifically, I have a skin problem. I’ve written about it before, and in the same context as this one, which is me trying to find a way to deal with a perennially irritated, flaky, red patch of skin that routinely develops on the right side of my face, just below my mouth.

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We Try It: Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream

For a long time, I was a devotee of Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. I’d heard really good things about it from friends, coworkers, and just about everyone else, and when I finally tried it I found that it lived up to the hype. Plus, I’d also heard that it was dermatologist recommended, and with the word ‘Gentle’ in its name, I figured it couldn’t be all that bad. Apparently, though, I was wrong. Read More We Try It: Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream

Mary Who? (or, How I Finally Got Clear, Healthy Skin)

Acne.  Blackheads. Scarring.  Dark spots.  Oily T-Zone.  After years of shame, I had to finally admit it: I had bad skin.

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