Hello! I can’t claim to be an beauty expert or a journalist or a chemist (can piano performance and computer science be any farther away?), but I can tell you, since reading this book, I think it is just insane how many random ingredients there are in the products we use everyday.

For the curious:

Nephriticus comes from lapis nephriticus, from whence nephrite is derived–a mineral species of Jade. Nice to meet you.

Currently located in:

The charming Baltimore, MD. The beautiful Menlo Park, CA. The sweltering Sacramento, CA.


I will always give my own honest opinion, puns included. All photos are mine, unless otherwise noted. All products purchased by me (*sound of wallet crying), unless otherwise noted.