Hair & Makeup

Review: Acquarella Water-Based Nail Polish in Wicked

Review: Acquarella Water-Based Nail Polish in Wicked

I don’t often paint my nails, partially because I tend to make a massive mess of my cuticles and partially because I hate the smell of nail polish and nail polish remover. So when I heard about Acquarella, a water-based nail polish with a custom, no-stink remover, I was intrigued. I also liked that Acquarella […]

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 […]

Lady Business: Megan Schwarting of Kush Creams

Lady Business: Megan Schwarting of Kush Creams

Kush Creams are Washington’s most award-winning cannabis product. In 2012 and 2013, Kush Creams won Best Non-Edible Medically-Infused Product at the HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup in Seattle for their Super Sour Diesel/Perma Frost that features delightful ingredients like peppermint, cassia, cinnamon, menthol, and cinnamon bark. The company was founded and is owned and operated by Megan […]

‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

If you’re planning on blowing the hemp socks off of any of your loved ones this holiday season, you will heed well to the following gift suggestions from Ladybud staff and our friends. We’ve got the intel on some of the best products for free thinkers to celebrate the season! Some of the great women business owners […]

Book Review: Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

Book Review: Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

Trigger Warning: This review contains discussion of incest, sexual abuse, rape, forced abortion, gang rape, rape of male rapists and the psychological/emotional fallout of these events. Spoiler Alert: Some details will be given that “spoil” the earlier chapters of the book. Tender Morsels is an imaginative, beautiful fantasy novel that tells the story of a […]

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 […]

Ten Beautiful & Unique Cannabis Accessories on Etsy

Ten Beautiful & Unique Cannabis Accessories on Etsy

PHOTO (above): Victorian Rose Hair Comb Silver in Pink by Smokies Toke Couture Sacred Heart of Mary Jane Earrings by Silverkind “The Sacred Heart of Mary Jane” represents the highest love for the beautiful cannabis plant. The truly one-of-a-kind activist behind Silverkind jewelry is donating 10% of sales of this pair to Americans for Safe Access, […]

REVIEW: Extreme Soap Nuts Shampoo

REVIEW: Extreme Soap Nuts Shampoo

by Sarah Miranda Having to washing my hair used to be something I hated. I would see strands fall off my head and into the drain. I kept telling myself that wasn’t normal. But, I continued washing and using the same or different products in hopes my results would change. My scalp would itch and […]