Retin-A and Retin-A Micro: 6 Things You Never Knew — Until Now

Skin Care

Prior to the development of Retin-A in the 1970’s, dermatologists basically relied upon oral Vitamin A to help treat acne, and just a few topical treatments helped with signs of photoaging. Then Retin-A was developed.  Although it was originally used as an acne treatment, Retin-A has numerous uses now, including anti-aging, deeply exfoliating, and “keratolytic” (a product Read more »

Follow Friday + Nicki’s Personal Updates: Finding Your Own Voice in Love

Nicki's Personal Updates, Personal

Growing up, I thought I was going to rock at love. I was a huge fan of all of the Nicholas Sparks books. I read Danielle Steel. I thought I had everything all figured out: I was going to meet The One young. We were going to get married super young, have children early, and Read more »

Is Beyoncé’s Vegan Diet Good for Your Skin?

Beyonce Vegan Diet Skin

Recently, it came into the news that Beyoncé partnered with her trainer, Marco Borges, to launch 22 Days Nutrition, a new vegan meal delivery service. All meals are vegan: that is, 100% plant-based. All ingredients are certified to be non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and organic. Prices will range from $9.76 to $16.50 each, and delivery is once per week. “We all know Read more »

Topshop Rose Jacquard Lace Hem Miniskirt at the University of Pittsburgh.

Topshop Rose Jacquard Lace Hem Miniskirt

Yesterday I visited the University of Pittsburgh, and I wore my new Topshop Rose Jacquard Lace Hem Miniskirt ($68.00,, Topshop turtleneck sweater, and Topshop necklace. It is a short skirt — just 17″ in length. I’m 5’4″, and it was almost inappropriate to wear to informal meet-and-greets. (Almost.) It is 48% cotton, 45% polyester, and 7% Read more »