Disappointing products

Evoluderm Micellar Water for Dry & Sensitive Skin Review

This micellar water removes tinted sunscreen but leaves a film on my skin afterward. It also claims to be designed for sensitive skin but still contains fragrance.

Micellar water has been big business for a while now. This magical elixir promises to remove makeup and sunscreen (even water-resistant ones) without requiring you to tug at your skin or undergo a double cleansing process. I picked up Evoluderm Micellar Water for Dry & Sensitive Skin from TJ Maxx on a whim. I’d been hearing about the benefits of micellar water for some time. Even though I don’t wear makeup, I am always looking for a way to remove my water-resistant, tinted…

La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Cream with SPF 30 Review

This CC cream is supposed to help reduce redness, but I found it to be very oily and heavily perfumed.

It’s Father’s Day! My dad and I aren’t the kind of people who can just shoot the breeze over the phone. When we can’t be together in the same place, it’s often hard to get him to keep talking to me unless we have a specific reason to talk. So I’m grateful that this blog has given us a new way to connect and share ideas, and for me to learn more about what he did for many years before he retired.

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate review: Just buy sunscreen instead

Is this high-end serum all it's cracked up to be? My dad doesn't think it's worth the splurge.

Last fall, I attended the grand opening of the first Nordstrom in NYC, and snagged a bunch of Kiehl’s goodies for free. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate was the smallest sample of the bunch. It came in a miniscule, 0.14-oz. glass vial with a dropper. When I went home and looked it up, I understood why the bottle was so tiny. This stuff is expensive. Are you curious to see if it lives up to its price tag? Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients and ask my dad if…