Nail Lacquer Love: CND Vinylux


As most of you know, I’m a bit of a gel mani addict. I really, really love gels because they are low-maintenance and virtually bulletproof. But as you gel-lovers also know, every once in a while, you have to remove the gels and give your nails a break. Eventually all that filing does take its toll. […]

Maintaining Red Hair: Products That Work

Products for red hair that worked: Pureology Pure Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, Aveda Madder Root Conditioner, EverStyle Volume Mousse

So you know what products didn’t work in my quest to preserve my faux-red hair. Now a few goodies: the methylisothiazolinone-free (MI-free) products that DID work!     1. Pureology Pure Volume Shampoo and Conditioner I have fine hair, but a lot of it, so I tend to opt for products that are volume-boosting. I lucked out that Pureology’s […]

Maintaining Red Hair: What Didn’t Work for Me

Products that didn't help maintain red hair color

As I mentioned in That Elusive Red, ever since I put some coppery red streaks in my hair, my new life goal is to keep my color from fading. Over the last few months, I’ve tried a number a products—some with success, some without. My search for hair care products that would help preserve my […]

That Elusive Red

Left: Fresh, new, beautiful red highlights. Right: After my first root/color touch-up.

As most of you know, after more than a decade of wearing my hair long and dark brown, I finally bit the bullet and added some coppery red highlights to my hair last December. Inside, I’ve wanted to be a redhead for a while, and given that my mom is a hairdresser, you’d think I […]

Never Judge a Lippie by its Cover


I’m a creature of habit. I’ll admit it. Especially when it comes to beauty products. When I find something I like, be it powder, mascara, lipstick, etc., I tend to stick with it forever, only moving on to another brand or product if I somehow become allergic or it is discontinued. No joke. After (apprehensively) […]