All the BALL Things: News About My Balls & Volition Beauty

My idea for sunscreen balls feels like a neverending quest–even though the voting campaign only started in the spring. Good news: Volition Beauty has lined up a lab to start making prototypes. BUTT my balls won’t move any further unless the vote goal is met. So pleeeaase vote HERE. Only a week left! My balls thank you.

In other news, Volition Beauty is now sold at Sephora in select stores and online. Could my balls be on display and in your hands at a Sephora one day? I can only hope heh heh.

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Love & Kate: Katherine Cosmetics WOW Stick Review & Swatches

I’m usually a mineral powder or cushion foundation gal. But lately, when I’m #blessed with a good skin day, I’ve been venturing outside my comfort zone with this K-Sport “WOW” Stick SPF 20 ($36) by Katherine Cosmetics (I got mine for a discount through an “inflooencer netwerk”).

“WOW” Stick is basically Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint (see my review)/Milk Sunshine Skin Tint in stick form: translucent, dewy sheen and very low coverage.  (Before & after pics below.)

Essentially a giant twist-up balm, it can be applied by swiping directly onto skin or–my preferred method–by using fingertips to warm and pick up the product and smooth onto skin. Continue reading “Love & Kate: Katherine Cosmetics WOW Stick Review & Swatches”

GIVEAWAY: Sample my balls! *Ends Sunday*

Volition is running a giveaway for everyone who votes for my Sun Pearls SPF 30 from now through the end of Sunday (July 2, 2017). Make sure to vote here and you’re automatically entered to win. One vote/entry per email. The giveaway is open to the U.S. only, but anyone can vote…and I hope you will!

The prize is Volition’s Illuminating Body Milk and Thanakha Radiant Bronzer (worth $75) and…MY BALLS (priceless)! That’s right, the winner will get a sample prototype of my sunscreen balls once it’s ready. Read more about the inspiration behind them in this post.

I’m currently in the middle of a weeklong trip and wish so badly I could have just packed 7 balls and checked SPF and day moisturizer off my list. Instead, I packed a brand-new tube of Biore Watery Essence–because I wasn’t sure whether my partly used tube would last the trip–and a mix of sample packets and jars of cream.

This is the last big push behind my balls. The campaign is almost up and I have several hundred votes to go, so thank you for every vote! And thanks to everyone who has already voted.

Read more about the other prizes here. Just in time for summer!

GOOD LUCK & tell your friends!

~Vote here~

The randomly selected winner will be announced on Monday, July 3rd.

P.S. Volition doesn’t test on animals and recently became PETA-certified. ❤

Goop! There It Is: Supergoop! Sunscreen Mousse, Hand Cream, and Oil Reviews

Supergoop! is the company that most closely aligns with my obsession passion.  Their products are designed to make sunscreen as easy and comfortable to apply as regular skincare, a mission that is near and dear to my balls heart.  It’s the company that I would have dreamed up if I had balls instead of a law degree.

Today I’m spotlighting 3 products that truly fill gaps in the market:

These use only chemical filters, although the company makes physical-only sunscreens, too.

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BeautyandtheCat Sunscreen: Why Balls and Why Now

https://volitionbeauty.com/campaigns/sun-pearls-spf-30Have I mentioned my balls yet?  Sunscreen balls, that is.

For the last two months, I’ve been exposing my balls to as many people and in as many places as I can. Here, Instagram, Facebook…

Why am I so passionate about my balls getting into your hands?

1. You need more sunscreen than you think.

As a rule of thumb, dermatologists often recommend a quarter of a teaspoon for your face in order to achieve the level of SPF advertised on the label.  (I’ve even started to see half a teaspoon recommended.)  Psssh, you scoff.  I’m easily slapping on that much sunscreen/SPF moisturizer. Continue reading “BeautyandtheCat Sunscreen: Why Balls and Why Now”

My Space? – Girlactik Beauty Waterproof Eye Glaze

For the last couple of months, I’d been pulling some extra hours for the man. That means going straight from bed to my work desk and from my work desk straight to bed. That means…SOME makeup must be left at work. #Didntwakeuplikedis.

You know what’s the one thing you NEED? Eye primer in a champagne color! It’s actually truly essential. I use it as primer, shadow, and even highlighter. Picked this little-known beauty up at the Rite Aid in Brookfield (I also do shopping at pharmacies now, sob)

Behold my Space-Themed Waterproof Eye Glaze from Girlactik

($20 but no longer available on the website)

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$200+ Skincare Giveaway Ends Tomorrow!

Reminder: Volition’s giveaway in support of my balls ends TOMORROW (Monday, April 3, 2017). To learn more about the development of my balls (sunscreen + moisturizer portioned into pearls to ensure you get the full advertised level of sun protection), read this interview by Fiddy Snails

VOTE/ENTER HERE

One vote/entry per email. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents.

With each vote, you’re automatically entered to win Volition’s Ultimate Anti-Aging Custom Trio ($149) and Detoxifying Silt Gelee Mask ($60). Total value over $200!

Good luck and thanks for supporting my balls!

GIVEAWAY Announcement! Win Volition Skincare ($209 Value)–Just VOTE for My Balls

Exciting news! Volition is running a giveaway to support my (sunscreen) balls. Ahem, I mean my idea for Sun Pearls SPF 30. (Curious about my balls? Read more on Volition’s page or in this post.)

Vote HERE by April 3rd (Monday) and automatically be entered to win skincare valued at over $200!  Continue reading “GIVEAWAY Announcement! Win Volition Skincare ($209 Value)–Just VOTE for My Balls”

Worth It? Voloom Hair Volumizing Iron – Review & Comparison to Crimper and Voloom Petite

Life. Changing.

I don’t say that lightly. But as someone with straight and slippery hair that could barely be teased after 15 mins of backcombing and hair spraying by a wedding hairdresser, that’s the truth. If I lost this $130 tool, I’d immediately order a new one. And yes, I paid for both the original and petite versions. JAN. 2019 UPDATE: I’ve since bought and tried the Rootie version as well. It’s too subtle without getting any closer to roots, so it just ended up taking longer to achieve the same amount of volume. Of the three versions/sizes of Voloom, my fave is still Voloom Petite.


This post will sound like a paid ad for Voloom (“Turn the volume up to 11!!”), but it’s not. (I *wish* we got commission for all the people we’ve converted.) I’m just obsessed with it because IT WORKS and IT’S EASY. Ever since Renee introduced me to this, I’ve used this regularly and often. And both of us named this one of our 2016 furvorites.
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