Fragrance Friday: Fall into Perfumed Oils

I’m a perfume oil wearer. I have been since my mother’s 1970s use of various musk and floral oils.  My dry-skin constitution has always been attracted to the staying power of an oil.  That has carried over to lots of formulations including essential oils,...

She Got It From Her Mama

This year, I’ve been super-interested in photographers.  What their back-stories are, where they come from, what got them interested in their field, and their other outlets of creativity.  Last month, I was able to go a step further, by meeting and making up...

Top 3 Reasons to Clean Your Brushes

1  Clean brushes work better.  Do you have a brush that has makeup caked on?  A blush brush whose bristles are packed down to the core?  If this sounds familiar, your brush may be too far gone.  But before you toss it, give it a thorough cleaning to see if you can...

Lip Service: Part Deux

I find it fascinating how we teeter on the verge of discussing/not discussing the procedures and services we buy in to.  There’s a part of me that wants to keep secret and lay claim to “I was just born this way, and am aging gracefully/slowly.”  How...

Perfect Lip

The words of Shel Silverstein are in my head as I write this.  As he was forever looking for his Missing Piece, I’m forever looking for my Perfect Lip.  And although he eventually found his missing piece, I no longer hold out hope that I’ll find my perfect...

The Photographer Project: Diana Deaver

Portraits by Diana Deaver What’s your birthdate? August 9th 1980 When did you first pick up a camera?  Tell me about that.  When did you know you had a talent for photography?   I started playing with a friend’s nice camera in 2006. I bought my own first semi...

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