I’ve been very loyal to my Origins ‘A Perfect World’ Moisturizer for quite some time now. It’s swell, but I’ve recently been made aware of a new moisturizer, and I can’t wait to try it. 
This new kid on the block is called Josie Maran Protect, and from what I’m told it’s grand. It’s infused with argan oil, which famously softens both hair an skin, and is all the rage in the natural beauty circuit. What’s more, it also 40 SPF, which is perfect for pale little me during brutally bright spring and summer.
As if all that’s not enough, it’s a bit cheaper than my Origins moisturizer! A 2oz bottle of Josie Maran Protect costs $32, whereas a 1.7oz bottle of Origins A Perfect World costs $39.50.
I’ve gotten good reviews of this new moisturizer from friends, however, (as always) I can’t promise that it’ll work wonders on your skin or mine. I’ll definitely be giving it a try, though.

I’ve been very loyal to my Origins ‘A Perfect World’ Moisturizer for quite some time now. It’s swell, but I’ve recently been made aware of a new moisturizer, and I can’t wait to try it. 

This new kid on the block is called Josie Maran Protect, and from what I’m told it’s grand. It’s infused with argan oil, which famously softens both hair an skin, and is all the rage in the natural beauty circuit. What’s more, it also 40 SPF, which is perfect for pale little me during brutally bright spring and summer.

As if all that’s not enough, it’s a bit cheaper than my Origins moisturizer! A 2oz bottle of Josie Maran Protect costs $32, whereas a 1.7oz bottle of Origins A Perfect World costs $39.50.

I’ve gotten good reviews of this new moisturizer from friends, however, (as always) I can’t promise that it’ll work wonders on your skin or mine. I’ll definitely be giving it a try, though.



My lips are major jerks. They’re constantly chapped, and the few chapsticks and lip balms that work never seem to work for very long. Burt’s Beeswax only works once in a blue moon, EOS doesn’t cut it, and if I put Chapstick brand on my lips, they feel like they’re going to fall right off. 

The one brand that always does me right is Smith’s Rosebud Salve. I’m currently using the original lip balm tube, but the strawberry varietal is absolutely magical. Actually, every flavor (yes, flavor) I’ve tried is pretty great.

Personally, I prefer the lip balm tubes because I’d rather not have to jab my finger into a bunch of lip balm in order to apply it. Also, I find that a thicker coat is more effective.

You can also use Rosebud Salve on rough or irritated skin, which is an added perk. 

Both the lip balm tube trio and the lip balm tin trio and the can be purchased on Amazon.com, but you can also purchase each flavor separately!

I love it and would highly recommend it to anyone. 



Ok, girls, this isn’t a product that I want, but rather, one that I just got. It might seem odd that I’m so excited about grapeseed oil, so give me a chance to explain.

I bought this stuff at the grocery store (for probably $4) a few days ago, originally planning to cook with it because it’s healthier than other oils and has a high burning temperature, but then I read an article about how Emma Stone uses it as face moisturizer. 

I decided to give it a go, because she has lovely skin and to be honest, my face was feeling a bit dry. Lo and behold, it’s the stuff that dreams are made of and I now use it every day.

A drop or two will do; just dip your finger into the oil and gently apply it to your face. You’ll feel a bit oily at first (duh, you just put oil on your face), but give it a minute and your skin will feel softer and healthier than you thought possible.

Also, prior to my experimentation with grapeseed oil, I was having a minor break-out, but it has since cleared up completely, and I owe it all to the grape.

Oh, and I almost forgot! Everything that I’ve cooked with it has been delicious. 

Take my advice on this one, it’ll be your new favorite beauty product as well as the cheapest one you own.