Five Beauty Essentials

Product Reviews: Five Beauty Essentials

Product Reviews: Five Beauty Essentials

I’m a beauty-product junkie with three major concerns: coarse, curly, color-treated hair; sensitive combination skin (seriously, nose, I’m 44; stop breaking out); and an aversion to perfume.  Although I prefer unscented products – Almay fragrance-free gel deodorant for life! — a few of the scented ones are so good I buy them over and over. […]

How to Pack a Tiny Suitcase

How to Pack a Tiny Suitcase

After my brief trip to Denver for the Ladybud Magazine Relaunch, I was asked to write a “how-to” on traveling lightly for short business trips. The only luggage I brought along was my rolling carry on and a small bag for my wallet and electronics. I did not sacrifice any style and I was comfortable […]

Review: J.R. Watkins Castile Bar & Liquid Soap in Lavender, Clary Sage, Peppermint

Review: J.R. Watkins Castile Bar & Liquid Soap in Lavender, Clary Sage, Peppermint

Ladybud Magazine recently received some wonderful liquid and bar soap from the famed and longstanding natural products company J.R. Watkins for review. We were already familiar with the brand, as publisher Diane Fornbacher absolutely adores the Lemon Cream Hand & Body lotion. She says it smells exactly like lemon meringue pie. She also uses the Lavender […]

Jennawae McLean’s Five Beauty Essentials

Jennawae McLean’s Five Beauty Essentials

I have experimented with a lot of looks.  In high school, I cut off all my hair because I thought I would look nice with a Pixie-cut à la Anne Heche.  I found out pretty quickly that my facial features were not as delicate as I thought, and that I do not like the shape […]

Five Hemp Essentials

Five Hemp Essentials

PHOTO: “Hemp For Victory” a United States government campaign aimed at getting American farmers to plant more hemp during World War II. Hemp is the misunderstood sister of marijuana. While both plants are scientifically classified as Cannabis, hemp does not produce psychoactive flowers, or buds, which you can smoke. Hemp has been used throughout history for a […]

Five Beauty Essentials

Five Beauty Essentials

When I was 19 or so, my boyfriend du jour told me how wonderful it was that I looked the same when I woke up in the morning as I did when we went out at night. And I thought, really? Doesn’t everyone? Oh, bless your heart, naïve-as-hell 19-year-old me. Here are some great tips […]

Five Beauty Essentials

Five Beauty Essentials

It’s no secret, I love beauty and beauty products. I was that teenager who subscribed to all the magazines (remember YM?). I would pour over them meticulously and mark the pages of items I wanted to purchase and look into. I was beyond excited when I heard of services like Birchbox and Ipsy that, for […]

Five Beauty Essentials

Five Beauty Essentials

Disclaimer: I don’t do much and I look pretty good. I’m lucky in a lot of ways. Whenever I say I don’t really use make-up or products, people think I’m preaching or bragging. I’m not preaching. I never assume my ways are the norm. Also, it should be said that all my friends call me […]

Top Five At-Home Nail Essentials

Top Five At-Home Nail Essentials

While we all love going to a salon to get our nails done, time and money ultimately play a factor in that frequency. At home manicures and pedicures are definitely are a lot cheaper and with the right tools, can be just as good. Most importantly, they force you to relax. Once you get the […]

The Only Five Items You Need In Your Home To Do Everything

The Only Five Items You Need In Your Home To Do Everything

I try to keep my cleaning supplies to a minimum. Having a different product for every type of cleaning is excessive and cumbersome. I also try to avoid chemicals when possible. I don’t like the thought of using cleaning supplies that could harm my cats or myself. And why would I use these things when […]