Good morning Knuckles!

Gisele Bundchen recently made news for shooting a campaign for BLK DNM without any makeup or retouching.  “I feel like women should be really real and raw," she said, "and it doesn’t happen anymore."  Easy to say if you're a Brazilian supermodel!

That said, there is something to be said about excessive Photoshopping.  Her quote made me think of Dove's thought-provoking Evolution video from a few years ago.

In the spirit of "real" beauty, I made this Vine video that shows my personal evolution from the time I step out of the shower to when I leave my front door (turn the volume down if you don't want to blast your office with Skrillex).

(I'm such a cheeseball.  Glasses, Lenscrafters; tank top, Target.  Daily beauty products: Walgreens multi-purpose solution, Neutrogena Healthy Skin face lotion, Almay Clear Complexion concealer, Neutrogena Healthy Skin brightening eye perfector, Cover Girl Perfect Blend eye pencil, Neutrogena Healthy Skin bronzer, Tresemme hairspray.  Lip color always varies, above, Revlon Color Stay Overtime lip gloss in Unlimited Mulberry.  You can get everything at the drugstore).

It's all smoke and mirrors, Knuckles!  Here's to celebrating us in every way, shape, and form.  I now I think you know it all.

Have a great week!


  1. hey just a quick question--is the neutrogena healthy skin line good for combo skin? i've heard mixed things but i've been wanting to try it.

    love your faces :)

    1. Hi Alice! I'm not sure about combo skin. My skin is on the drier side. The face lotion does feel light, the eye brightener is a bit oilier, and the bronzer is nice -- acts like a powder. The face lotion has SPF in it, so I wonder if that gives it more of an oily feel. Hope this helps!


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