What to Wear, Watch, Listen, Read, Shop, Sweat…

Read: Allure, covered by the mesmerizing Zoe Kravitz, demystifying the secrets of Italy’s Umbrian clay, and suggesting we all bottom…where lashes are concerned. Wear: Silks, Satins, lustrous light flowing fabrics and accessories that have a sinful sheen…especially for men.  I had these new, tagged, unworn striped and monogram Just Cavalli shirts and peace-sign Moschino bell-bottom jeans…

Spoiled Rotten: Fermented Ingredients In Beauty and Skincare

You’ve likely already ingested something fermented, or rotten, and not known it- wine, balsamic vinegar, cheese…but would you consider incorporating rotting ingredients into your skincare regimen?   In a W Magazine post, “Why the Korean Beauty World Is Going Natural, and Why You Should Too,”  Gillian Sagansky quotes Sarah Lee of Glow Recipe as stating…

Hard-Water’s Effect on Hair and Skin

In my previous post, H2-Oh-No: Hard Water Irritates Skin!, I discussed how hard-water had affected my skin.  After noticing and hypothesizing over patches of inflamed flushed areas all over my body, doing some research, and self-diagnosing, I concluded I did not have a sudden bout of eczema, but rather hard-water dermatitis. In a Vogue.com article,…

Racist Beauty: Hiding the Real Natural You

“Mom, what happened to your hair?,” I exclaimed.  She stood before me, and I assumed she had gotten a perm or some sort of hair treatment, but the truth was…I had never seen my mother’s natural hair texture until the end of my twenties!  We often will see a video of a black little girl…

I Tried Meme Makeup

Meme makeup, the art of recreating memes on one’s eyelid, is a new trend popping up everywhere. When I saw the first two, one of Kim Kardashian crying and the other of Kermit as Star Wars characters- I knew I had to attempt it myself. Ever the avid makeup challenger, I decided to try Dawson…

Korean Brightening Beauty Secret: Super Vitamin C- Vitabrid C12

  Vitabrid C12, vitamin C on crack, is a special 12hr time-released powder, developed by Dr. Jinjo Choy, which is to be mixed into water or toner and applied to the face.  It retails for $58.  But what’s it do?  Vitamin C is a common ingredient in serums, BB and CC creams, and products meant…

Makeup R&D: Apply Makeup with Eggs, Dildos, Bra Cutlets!

One of the latest memes or trends in the beauty community is applying makeup with random objects.  The silisponge inspired resourceful beauties to cut up and apply makeup with their chicken cutlets…errrr…the kind in your bra not the fridge.   For the most part- people were not fans of either, with the exception of those we…

Who The Hell Are Bloggers?

Do bloggers have validity in discussing and critiquing the work of others?  Given anyone can blog and may not have any credentials- perhaps even little or no education on the topic itself- I think the writing speaks for itself. Of course, there are instances in which bloggers don’t know what the hell they’re talking about,…

Dangerous Beauty Hacks, Treatments, Procedures and Trends:

They say beauty is pain, but can you be risking your health, sight, or life for beauty?  We’ve all heard the claim, proven false, about how much of the chemicals women put on their bodies daily are actually absorbed.  Women of all ages, races, and areas apply a multitude of products in the form of…

Ulta Dumpster Diving Haul 5, Plus the Truth About Diving

*Makeup Giveaway: to enter, follow me on Instagram and Twitter @UwanaWhat, and Subscribe. Post your user names below, and or on Haul 4 If you want to win from that haul. The dumpster diving trend has been gaining momentum recently- although it’s been going on for years, YouTube videos have gotten everyone and their mother,…