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I tried: DERMAdoctor’s DD Cream

April 15, 2018


And I love it. I wrote earlier that the other cream I bought was a bit too dark for my skin, and that I’d be saving it for summer in hopes of it being a better match at that time. When I opened THIS tube and squeezed a small amount out, it appeared to be […]

Marc Jacobs – thanks for being cruelty free!

February 10, 2018


How great is it that a major fashion house doesn’t test on animals? It’s SUPER great. I needed a new eyeliner and wanted something a bit more crayon/less pencil (but maybe not liquid just yet), and found this Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner. And OMG, I feel like it’s changed my life. I am […]

It’s about control.

October 14, 2017


I had a great talk with a student last night. She is over 50, married and has a teenage child, and came in a bit late. We talked about her recent trip to the salon, where she had her hair dyed and treated with a wave. In the conversation, she said ‘I MUST dye my […]

MORE UNDERWEAR TALK (TMI warning): boxer briefs on women

August 14, 2017


I had this thing happen to me a few weeks ago. Two words: yeast infection. In the US, I could just go to Target or CVS and buy some cream, and be done with it in a few days. It would be so easy. But here in Japan, there’s no over-the-counter remedy. Anything that is […]

So, you’re saying I should just leave it alone?

March 3, 2017


I’ve been messing with my hair for weeks. As I wrote in earlier posts, I’ve been trying to maintain a grey color for a long time now, and it’s been going ok. I guess. I just spent 2 weeks in NZ, with zero color-saving products. No color rinses to keep the grey for longer, no special […]

I was going to bitch about what’s been going on with my hair these past few weeks, but…

January 25, 2017


then I found this extremely helpful post that made it all easier to understand. As it turns out, I’ve chosen to dye my hair the most difficult color to maintain. So yeah, I washed my hair a week later and lost that amazing, deep grey I’d finally accomplished. But at least on the upside, I […]

(mis)Adventures in hair dyeing

January 11, 2017


The long slog to grey. As you may have read last  year, I tried to dye my hair grey. Not ALL of my hair, mind you, just the ends. I’m a big fan of ombre as it’s low maintenance and I don’t have to really worry about the upkeep or doing my roots. So when […]