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Happy 2nd Anniversary?

Another year… gone. For those of you wondering, yes, I am still alive. Haha. I’ve just gotten a new job about a month ago, and I’ve been rather busy. But I’ve always been busy. I guess I’ve just been in the wrong mindset to write. I don’t know what’s going on with me and/or unwilling … Continue reading

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Random Life Update

As several of you know, I was recently fired from my “new” job, right before my probation period of three months was about to end. Ugh, I have no real idea why. My supervisor’s supervisor just told me that I wasn’t a good “fit” for the company, and wouldn’t go further into details. Both I … Continue reading

Updated Publishing Schedule for the Ideal Routine and the Sun Protection Pages

I’m so sorry but I’m going to have to push back the publication date of the Ideal Routine and Sun Protection pages yet again. By an entire month, once again. God, my promises mean nothing. What kind of person does this make me? And I have no excuse except to say that I underestimated how taxing my new … Continue reading

Product Review Rubric for Sunscreens

When I first wrote the Product Review Rubric for Non-Sunscreens, which I updated recently in case you want to re-read it, I pretty much assumed it would suffice as a one-size-fits-all kind of rule book. However, while reviewing sunscreens for the Sun Protection Page, I found myself evaluating them using a completely different set of … Continue reading

Everyone NEEDS to buy a 1/4 measuring teaspoon!

I know I just published the Publishing Schedule article like… less than a day ago. Oh well. Okay, completely impromptu post time! So… after writing the How Much Exactly Is 2.0 mg/cm^2—The Amount of Sunscreen Necessary to Achieve the Labeled SPF Rating? post, one of the readers suggested that I tell people to buy a 1/4 teaspoon … Continue reading

Massive Personal Changes, Mini Giveaway (CLOSED), and the Publishing Schedule for the Race to 100% Blog Completion

Personal Changes So… this post has been a long-time coming, though nothing compared to how long you guys have been waiting for the Ideal Routine Page. And I really appreciate all of you who stayed with me and kept this blog alive with your enthusiasm, passion, and loyalty. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to stop disappointing you … Continue reading

How the Advocates and Proponents of Tanning Beds Use Science to Trick

A few days ago, I asked if you guys wanted to see HOW this article on Erythema vs. Sunburning–an article written by a major supplier of tanning beds, manipulated science in an attempt to show that tanning beds do no harm, and may even be beneficial. While the overall response was rather one-sided, I figured it’d still be a … Continue reading

How Much Exactly Is 2.0 mg/cm^2—The Amount of Sunscreen Necessary to Achieve the Labeled SPF Rating?

So how much does 2.0 mg/cm^2 actually convert to? Find out in my final post for FutureDerm! http://www.futurederm.com/2013/04/26/how-much-exactly-is-2-0-mgcm2-the-amount-of-sunscreen-necessary-to-achieve-the-labeled-spf-rating/

The Meaning of SPF and How Antioxidants and Anti-Inflammatories Can Skew, Exaggerate, and Mask Those Ratings

Have you ever wondered how many sunscreens have insanely high SPF ratings, but don’t actually contain the necessary amounts of the various UV filters to achieve such a rating? Well, I definitely have. And more often then not, the questionable SPF ratings occur with sunscreens that utilize inorganic UV filters such as titanium dioxide (TiO2) and zinc oxide (ZnO). While I’ve certainly … Continue reading

Do the Top 5 Most Reviewed BB and CC Creams on Sephora Provide Adequate Sun Protection?

Oops, I forgot to link last week’s FutureDerm article–something that I usually do the day after the original post date. Anyways, check out these mini-reviews of the top 5 BB & CC Creams from Sephora. Feel free to join in the lively discussion in the comments section. ;) http://www.futurederm.com/2013/04/18/do-the-top-5-most-reviewed-bb-and-cc-creams-on-sephora-provide-adequate-sun-protection/

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Move over Bath & Body Works. These candles from Target smell just as good, if not better. Thank you @Michelle1218! The floors are FINALLY done throughout the house. Time to move back in a second time. LOL Wtf... I super very dislike you summer. Pretty new bathroom!! Everything is new. Well, except for the trashcan. LOL One of my BFs brought some homemade Baked Pesto Chicken, with tomatoes, capers, and bread crumbs! <3 Makeshift lunch: chicken sausage hotdog with coleslaw.

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