Favorite Cruelty Free Make Up Brands!

MY FAVORITE CRUELTY FREE MAKE UP BRANDS While skin care is my passion, I enjoy all the fantastic looks that the right make up can help create. Since letting my hair go natural, I find that using more color in my make up helps balance the look of my lighter (silver blonde) hair. So it’s […]

Want dramatically thicker, lusher (cruelty free) lashes?

I’ve searched high and low for a cruelty free mascara to transform my thinning lashes to their former thick, dark and lush state. Another brand I tried did a fantastic job initially but soon smeared and made me look like I’d been crying. I finally took a chance and ordered Thrive Causemetic’s mascara ($24).  The […]

love note to my body

I’m in the 4% of American women who claim they love or like their own bodies. I’ve read that almost none of us do, even the young, pretty and “perfect” looking ones. Even the models! Even the 29 year old millennials, getting their botox injections every 3 months because, as one tells me, with a […]

Blissoma Skin Care (St. Louis, MO)

CRUELTY FREE SKIN CARE & MAKE UP While in St. Louis for the Thanksgiving holiday,  I stopped by Julie Longyear’s delightful store featuring its own line of holistic skin care, body care and  several make-up lines. Blissoma offers a holistic, natural approach to personal care for men and women .  It is the only cruelty-free beauty […]

30 Days with 302 Professional Skin Care

Exceptional results for aging skin and acne I’ve tried many skin care lines, especially in the 10 years I’ve worked for medical aesthetics manufacturers. As a sales rep, I’ve traded products and feedback with doctors, aestheticians and other reps about the latest and best products.  A few long term staples have earned my loyalty, but […]

Ayurvedic wisdom for optimal health, radiance & vitality

 Susan Bass Ayurvedic Teacher & Practitioner In today’s stressful and fast paced world, it’s more important than ever to pay attention to the basic fundamentals of health. Enter Ayurveda, the oldest continuously practiced health care system in the world.  Originally from India, Ayurvedic medicine offers a profound but grounded, common sense approach to maintaining health, […]