About Me

Hi, thanks for visiting! I'm Maxine, and yes, I enjoy writing. I also love music, food, travel, and many other things. This blog was birthed in 2011 and has covered a whole range of topics, from music, food, travel, beauty and just life. I turned the focus of this blog primarily to beauty in 2014 or so, when I spent a good deal of my time researching and learning about clean beauty (you can see the results of my research below). Five years later (today), I'm pretty happy with my beauty routine and just miss writing.

So there's no telling where this blog will go, but I'm willing to bet it'll cover all of the above and then some. I hope you enjoy the ride!

I also have a (mostly dormant) YouTube channel where I've shared reviews, findings, and DIYs. I hope you enjoy, and I'd love to hear from you -- so feel free to make use of those social media buttons (above).

If you'd like to e-mail me, my address is MaxineWrites@gmail.com.


Also, if you're here because you're interested in some of the "research" I've done on natural beauty and beauty product ingredients, I've created an index below.

Aloe Vera
Argan Oil
Carrier Oils
Cocamide DEA/MEA
Coconut Oil
Parabens and Sodium Benzoate
+ Primer: Essential Oils
Retinyl Palmitate
Rosehip Seed Oil
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS/SLES)
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Aluminum-Free Deodorant Paste/Stick
Brightening, Soothing and Exfoliating Honey Masks
Homemade Body Butter (Shea and Jojoba)
Homemade Peppermint Exfoliating Sugar Body Scrub
Homemade Yogurt Face Masks
+ Hydrating Facial Sprays
+ Lush Volcano Foot Mask Dupe
+ Natural Blackhead Facial Masks
Natural Lip Scrubs
Natural "Winter-Flavored" Lip Scrubs


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