Things I Put on My Face

I am a creature of habit. My penchant for scheduling and list-making is known far and wide; my devotion to routine is borderline disturbing. With the exception of my (increasingly infrequent) sample reviews, I generallly stick to the same skin care routine with very little deviation. Therefore, each product in my arsenal goes through a rigorous vetting process and, once added to the upper echelon of Nikki’s Medicine Cabinet, tends to stay there for quite some time. These are products I use, trust, and return to time and time again.


Let’s talk about the products I’m using on my face right now. Continue reading


Sample Review 2: Electric Boogaloo

It’s time for the second post of my Thanksgiving holiday, a fun-filled and factual treatise on Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil!

But first: a PSA on the importance of consistency when it comes to skin care routines and some of the more pernicious factors that contribute to skin issues. Continue reading

I Dyed My Hair (Again) and Stella Interrupts a Sample Review

Before I get to the heart of this review, I’d like to thank Althya at Gary Manuel Aveda Institute for my beautiful dark auburn dye job! Orange to auburn was a big follicular leap and she handled the challenge with aplomb. Even weeks later, it looks phenomenal and has minimal fading. She’s a consummate professional and I highly recommend her to anyone in need of hair cut/color/styling services in the Seattle area!

And now for the heart of the matter: my review of Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate.  Continue reading