Seeing You the Way I Do

About a year ago, I was sifting through the drafts of my Home Office book (which were conveniently spread across the floor) when I got an out-of-the-blue phone call. “Hallo!” I said to the caller at the other end. My friend bypassed the niceties, saying, “Are you at your computer?” “It’s writing season so that’s…Read More

Collagen, Schmollagen: An Amino Junkie’s Product Review

A couple of years ago, I got on the collagen bandwagon. As I approached fifty, I could feel my joints and muscles seizing up from years of athletic abuse and later-life laziness (cookies, movie binging, and weekend-warrior wine-drinking). It was time to get more proactive about my physical health and wellness. Mind you, I am…Read More

Product Review: Free Your Mind and let Neo Kiss Your Skin

As I started closing in on the big 5-0 last year, I wanted to upgrade some of the serums and other supplemental solutions that would help me age gracefully. Luckily and gratefully, I intuitively started caring for my skin at an early age after, admittedly, spending way too much time in the tanning booth as…Read More

Product Review: Hair I go again on my own….

I am a new member of COVID Hair Nation. I’ve joined the ranks of women (and some men) who have ventured into self-hair-care. Cue the Twilight Zone music, please. In all honesty, I am somewhat beholden to my hair-care professionals. Nearly 8 years with the same stylist and colorist, the thought of stepping into an…Read More

Product Review: DML Spencer Barnes

I have tech neck. The constant up and down bobble-head motion made to check my phone, my iPad, and my computer takes a toll on the muscles and joints in the neck. But it can also do a number on the appearance and the texture of the neck’s skin. Karmically speaking, I am probably set…Read More

Product Review: The Boxed Life

I am a big fan of the box. You know those bundled collections of eco-friendly goodies from indie product makers across the globe. Anxiously, I wait. And wait. Still waiting…wait for it: oh, it’s here! For the most part, I love love love the things I get, but every now and then I open the…Read More