West Dundee, IL
|Highlights and Lowlights|
|My Beauty Goal|
|Repair sun damage and eradicate acne.|
My Beauty Regimen
Frankly, it's a pain in the butt... unless someone else is being paid to do it.
|My Biggest Beauty Triumph|
|I tan well and work hard to keep acne at bay.|
My Greatest Beauty Frustration
Acne and dimples in the back.
|"I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want - an adorable pancreas?" ~Jean Kerr, The Snake Has All the Lines|
I live in West Dundee, IL, a suburb of Chicago. Like most women, I wear many hats. I am a wife, mother, student, teacher, volunteer, and blogger. It is so easy to put yourself last, and I am constantly striving for balance. Even if I am going to spend the day in yoga pants, I will use bronzer and mascara. I tan well, and this is a beauty asset for me. However, I am starting to see the results of sunbathing in my teens and twenties, so please follow my goal of eradicating sun spots and wrinkles. Well, minimizing anyway. I have also struggled, even in adulthood, with acne. While I am open to natural remedies I am a strong believer in Western medicine, and my dermatologist has helped me tremendously. I use topical and internal prescription medicine and I cross my fingers each morning when I look in the mirror. I am a “girly girl.” You know those cool “girl next door girls” who rock their sneakers and plaid while still managing to look attractive? Not me! I am much more at home in a wedge with some lip gloss. I hope I don’t come off as high maintenance, but I am true to myself! I think true beauty comes from within, but a little girly stuff never hurt anyone!
I love to read product reviews, but they always seem faceless and anonymous. It makes me wonder if companies are using paid sponsors to “review.” In fact, many are. It’s so much fun to be on the hunt for newer and better products. I am always trying to look better, younger, and feel more confident. Sampling products and writing about them in a thorough way is something I find enjoyable and I hope that it will be an asset to you.
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