As you might have noticed…

As you might have noticed I haven’t been around a lot lately. In fact my last post was October of 2016.

I’ll spare you the long winded pages and pages of apologies post that most fashion bloggers seem to do at some point or another. Let’s just leave it at many life changes and both of the household breadwinners being self employed. Me for 17 years. Tim for about a year and a half. And with me doing a LOT of the marketing for his biz to make that possible.

And my interest has waned in clothes and makeup as they feel like a  waste of energy at the moment.

Many of the issues I used to have like acne I’ve been able to resolve by laying off the products designed for acne (ironic, I know.) And removing cheap drugstore and toxic makeup from what I use. And finding out that cones were a problem.

Most days my face is clear enough to go without makeup though I do use an eyeshadow / eyeliner that makes me look like I tried and not like a slob.

And I’ve gone really minimalistic with clothes and jewelry as well. Plus the advent of Pinterest and Instagram have really changed the ways of sharing and storing inspirational ideas.

So for the moment, this website is and will remain more of an archive and a testing ground.

I DO actually use it to test plugins for my business because I would rather break this site than a client’s site.

I may pick it back up and do more with it again in the future but for now … this is REALLY not my focus.

Tada. That wasn’t so bad was it?

Remington Women’s Travel Foil Electric Razor review

So I had high hopes for the Remington Women’s electric razor. I really wanted to work because there are no chemical or moisturizing strips with unknown ingredients, and it would work wet or dry.

The verdict though is that this just doesn’t cut it (har har.) But seriously it’s just not as close a shave AND it takes longer to use. It does work wet or dry and I did give it a week trial run but I was ready to get back to the Schick razor I’ve been using. Yes, I have not stick to the safety razor because it too just takes too long.

Some additional things to note about the Remington women’s electric travel razor:

  •  if you are sensitive to some metals, I want to note that this seemed like it might be aluminum (there’s really no info on what type of metal this is made of.)
  • Replacement blades seem nonexistent (I guess you are just supposed to buy a new whole unit which isn’t bad cost wise at $10 but it also means more e-waste or things in the landfill not biodegrading.)
  • You should probably use rechargeable AAA batteries with this (it does NOT come with batteries.)

So I’m STILL looking for something that lets me choose the product I use against my skin instead of moisturizing strips with undisclosed ingredients. Honestly what I REALLLY want to see is a swivel head safety razor. I think that might be the best of old and new… Maybe.

Meanwhile I am keeping this razor because I think if I get another pet it might be useful (I used to have to trim the ummm hind quarter area of my long haired cats when they were alive.) A use that doesn’t require silky smooth closeness.

 

Ipsy ingredients didn’t match the bottle… :/

So the ingredients listed here on the ipsy site:

ipsy ingredients dont match whats on the bottle

Did not match the ingredients listed on the bottle.

 

The Theorie website ingredient list appears to be accurate and match the bottle:

Theorie argan oil ingredient list

 

 

Just a warning because I thought the ingredient list was a little more reliable on the website. I have allergies, ingredients I avoid and ingredients that cause painful zits for me so reviewing the ingredients and having the ingredients be accurate is of the utmost importance for me.