Optimum Oil Therapy, Shades of Pink

I purchased Optimum Oil Therapy on a Walgreens whim. Whenever I go to a drug store I always wind up drawn to the ethnic section. It’s like a tractor beam. I stand there staring at the same old small section of familiar products. Queen Helene’s there, next to African Royale. TCB, Dax, and Duke are […]

More on Minerals (avoiding pancake #31, redux)

The New York Times published an excellent article about mineral powders this week, that somewhat related to my earlier post. I am primarily a cosmetics cheapskate, and I try to abstain from Sephora, simply because I always blow at least $100 when I go there. But Southpaw’s glowing reviews of Bare Escentuals (left in the […]

Billie Holiday and other rare blossoms

Talk about gorgeous. I know I’m not alone in saying that Billie Holiday is one of my absolute ultimate beauty icons. In her early years, she was as beautiful as the gardenias she wore in her hair. By her forties, she looked like a faded rose. Don’t click that unless you want to see the […]