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
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
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
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!
In my last blog post, I mentioned that I was beginning to look into minimalism. I'm just feeling overwhelmed by clutter, and tired of spending money on things I don't need. I always feel better when our home is orderly and tidy, so minimalism was starting to intrigue me. Now, I have not read The … Continue reading Meandering towards minimalism: How to begin?
It's September, which means it's almost October! October means Halloween time! I'm one of those witches who leaves some Halloween decor up all year 'round, but September is when I get out the boxes and start really witching up the place. This year, I'm also meandering towards minimalism (look for that blog series coming soon!), … Continue reading The Witch is IN!!
Yesterday, my son and I drove up to Redwood Regional Park to go hiking. We went for the first time in 2011, and I went again with my partner, William, in 2014. It's an easy drive from where we live, and there are trails for people of all fitness levels. There's a playground for families, … Continue reading Hiking at Redwood Regional Park