Working in the healthcare field, and especially this month since I'm currently rotating at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, it is all too apparent the effect that cancer has on more than just one's body. And then you start chemotherapy, which has its own set of hardships associated with it.
Certain types of chemotherapy result in total hair loss, and though it may seem trivial in the face of cancer, it is an outward symbol of a very personal, and very private battle for life. Some people want to keep that battle private, and not have their baldness be a label or beacon--while still others prefer to display their battle with gusto.
Hey guys! I'm excited to share my favorite summer-themed essentials! This has been one of the hottest summers I can remember, and it's been important to keep cool, protect my skin from the hot summer rays, and work on the fine lines around my eyes from all the squinting, despite wearing sunglasses!
I've always loved the idea of covering a "whole look" suited to different activities or lifestyles. Since my blog covers the gamut from beauty and makeup to skincare and fashion, I thought it would be fun to share with you a few posts dedicated to a whole look, "face to toe"--one that is as functional as it is stylish.
Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale, the biggest sale of the year (literally, anywhere) is upon us, and I for one cannot WAIT to stock up on the items I've been eyeing. Cardholders like myself get to start shopping the sale July 9th, but anyone can shop it starting July 17th. Prices go up August 3rd.
I thought I would share with you some of the awesome skincare and haircare items I've been using in my shower lately--I share a lot of them on my Instagram account, but I felt these deserved their own time in the spotlight.
Herbal Essences body wash in "Honey, I Smell Good" smells so good, but it has the added benefit of hydration and is gentle on skin. I hate it when body washes strip your skin of moisture--we shouldn't have to add in a step after the shower with lotion, but we do every time, amiright ladies? This one cuts down on that need.
I first became introduced to Sunday Riley when a friend of mine that I went to medical school with mentioned that her sister was working for "a beauty/skincare company called Sunday Riley". As a beauty blogger, I was intrigued. What was this company I had yet to hear anything about?
I grew up in the nineties. I wore my first training bra, became obsessed with Clueless (when it came out, P.S.), begged my mom for another pair of Doc Martens after my Weimeraner ate them, wore tattoo choker necklaces and daisy printed skater dresses. I wore socks under my sandals. Yes, I was a nineties girl.