Leegeehaam Grow Vita Propolis Ampoule is an old favorite with a new name. I first used it 3+ years ago, practically an eternity for a skincare addict. It’s about time I shared my love for it. (This particular bottle was sent by the brand, but I’ve purchased multiple bottles on my own.)
2017 was a long year. Instead of recapping all the awful things that have become the new normal, let’s bury our heads in fluffy beauty stuphs. Continue reading “2017 Furvorites”
I got the blues…and I’m happy about it.
Blue skincare is one of my obsessions. Most often, blue is associated with anti-inflammatory azulene (from blue chamomile) or with skin-regenerating copper peptides (not to be confused with copper metal).
My latest obsession, NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum (aka CAIS), falls into the latter category. Can you blame me for loving it? It’s like gazing upon a sea of hopes and dreams.
Apr. 12, 2018 Update: Does all the tea about Brandon Truaxe have you looking for alternatives? CAIS is wonderful but expensive and hardly irreplaceable. There are cheaper and sometimes even better alternatives.
Personally, I’m switching to Skin Biology 7% GHK-Cu Accelerant to make my own BLUE stuphs (incidentally one of their few copper peptide products that doesn’t smell funky). Bioderma Matricium is faster at repairing a damaged moisture barrier. Leegeehaam Tea Tree 90 Essence is as effective at reducing redness and inflammation with consistent use. BONAIR Blue Smoother Face Oil is BLUE, features fermented blue tansy oil, and nourishes and reduces inflammation in one step (read mah review). I haven’t tried it myself, but Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop is also BLUE and gets great reviews (including in the comments on this post) for healing skin.
The pawpularity of feline fashun is undeniable. At the furfront of this trend is Paul & Joe Sister, which needs no introduction to us CATTE LADIES. We’ve been fans of the Purrisian label’s catte-themed threads longer than this blog has existed.
Pssst…Through Nov. 30, 2017, use coupon code PVTS25 for 25% off the whole Paul & Joe Sister site!
What better way to wear your heart on your sleeve than to literally wear your beloved cat—or dog if you’re into that—on your shirt?
Animal Hearted—which donates 25% of proceeds to animal rescues and sanctuaries—does custom pet shirts (and its own designs created in-house). Given
my our obsession with a certain feline, we pounced on the chance to try the custom shirts (courtesy of Animal Hearted).
Tl;dr: The purrrfect purrresent!
If you got the pun-tastic title of this post, you have a “thoreau” understanding of my terrible existential pun and we need to be best friends. But who needs relationships anyway when you’re eternally basking in your cosmic aloneness?
In case you can’t tell from the tone of this post, it’s Renee returning after a long period of absence. By absence I mean laziness and sinking into existential despair over the meaning of life and why does my skin continue to do what I don’t want until one day it will slip off my skeleton?
But on to a more cheerful subject which is my LA visit recently, where I ONLY managed to blow $150 on cosmetics. This AB stuff has gotten exponentially expensive over the years wtf.
Behold my acquisition, to soothe my angst. YES I partially got it because of the name, but it doesn’t contain any real pieces of Camus
Sandwiched unassumingly between Chanel and Dior at London’s Covent Garden (aka beauty heaven–just see the list of beauty shops) is a bright, airy Deciem store featuring practically all the brands under the Deciem umbrella.
5B The Market Building
London WC2E 8RF
I started my campaign for sunscreen balls needing 3,500 votes. Just yesterday, the final vote was cast, meaning that my balls can move to the next stage in Volition Beauty’s process: testing and refining prototypes to make the balls of my (and I hope your) dreams. Awww yeah!
I’m so excited, but above all I feel #blessed (saying that
un-ironically mostly un-ironically). Thank you to everyone who voted and everyone who encouraged others to vote. ❤ Whether you were there on Day 1 or Day Whatever Yesterday Was (it’s been a loooong campaign) and whether you posted on social media or voted under your cat’s name, you’ve been essential to a successful campaign–way more so than my ball jokes (which will continue thankyouverymuch).
Stay tuned as I shape and tweak my balls into a final product.
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WE DID IT! 😭🎉 . 🏐⚽️🏀 After months of shameless promotion (and puns), my balls will become reality! Thanks to you all–from Day 1 through today–who voted and who posted on your blogs and Instagram and everywhere else about my balls. You are influencers in the best way. I've especially been heartened and humbled by the flood of stories and posts in the last three days, as the campaign clock was ticking down. It really is YOU–this true *community* of skincare and AB fans–that turned my dream of balls into a product that will now be prototyped and tested and made ready to be rubbed all over your face! ⚪️💖⚪️ With ball my heart, THANK YOU. -Angela
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.
Brace your wallet: Peach & Lily has announced its third annual sample sale on Instagram @peachandlily!
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📣 Mark your calendars! 🗓 We’re so excited to share that our third annual sample sale is back, bigger and 1️⃣ day only! 📣#PeachPartyNYC – When: Wednesday, September 27th, 8am-8pm (or while supplies last) – Where: 393 Broadway, NYC, 10013 – ✨We can't wait to see you there! ✨
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DATE: Wed. September 27, 2017
TIME: 8am-8pm (or while supplies last)
PLACE: 393 Broadway, New York, NY 10013 Continue reading “Peach, Please! 2017 Peach & Lily Sample Sale”