I have psoriatic arthritis. I was diagnosed in early 2017, after a lot of really random symptoms: one episode of never-actually-diagnosed psoriasis on my elbows in April 2016, back and joint pain starting in November 2016, swollen, tingly, itchy hands in 2017. My primary doctor referred me to see a rheumatologist. I did a trial … Continue reading Back on track (I hope!)
Month: October 2019
Scents of the week Oct 14 – 26
My perfumes for the week: Sunday: BPAL's Perversion Smoky rum and black tobacco with a whisper of steamy leather with a splash of crystalline chardonnay, layered over a sensual, sweet, and deceptively magnetic base of tonka. Monday: Clinique's Cocoa & Cashmere Cocoa Absolute, Vanilla and Musk accords. Tuesday: Love Potion Perfume's Sharp Dressed HuMan A … Continue reading Scents of the week Oct 14 – 26
My current skin care faves
As a forty-something woman, I find that my skincare routine is more important now than ever. My skin is much drier than it has ever been, so all of the products I use are different from what I used when I was younger. I have melasma (hyperpigmentation) on my face, and my skin is fairly … Continue reading My current skin care faves
Scents of the week Oct 13 – Oct 19
My perfumes for the week: Sunday: Love Potion Black A blend of thick, rich Vanilla Bean, aged and Indonesian Patchouli resins, Honeycomb and Brown Sugar, Amber resin, and a luscious Chypre blend. Monday: Love Potion's Cauldron Cake An array of spicy pumpkins oils sweetened with brown sugar drizzled over a poundcake-style vanilla and a gooey … Continue reading Scents of the week Oct 13 – Oct 19
My rockin’ mani for Aftershock
This past weekend, my partner William and I attended Aftershock, a three day rock music festival in Sacramento. I wanted to have rocker chick nails (even though mine are short right now) so before we left, I did an at-home gel manicure. my rocker chick nails! I used Pink Gellac gel nail polish in Bordeaux. … Continue reading My rockin’ mani for Aftershock
Love Potion Magickal Perfumerie Autumn/Winter scents!
A little about LPMP One of my favorite indie perfumers is Mara Fox at Love Potion Magickal Perfumerie. Her scents are so well-crafted and wearable! If you are in the Portland/Vancouver area, go check out her amazing store at 703 Main Street in Vancouver, WA. Love Potion Perfumes are mostly Limited Editions, so if you … Continue reading Love Potion Magickal Perfumerie Autumn/Winter scents!