Weekly Round-Up + Follow Friday + Personal Updates

Personal/Inspirational, Skin Care

Wow, hard to believe another week has passed already!  I actually had walking pneumonia this past week – not fun.  Luckily, I had my two little puppies to keep me company:

This is my Yorkie, Emmie. She's 4 years old, playful, stubborn, and affectionate.
This is my other dog, Pookie. She's a 3-year-old Shih Poo. She has 3 white feet and 1 black one (the right one in the back). Her personality can only be described as sweet. She follows me everywhere.

I’ve been on antibiotics, and I actually have my voice today, so I should be 100% back on my feet by Monday, yay 🙂

Follow Friday

With that said, here are some of the top posts I’ve found on other beauty blogs I thought my readers might enjoy:

NARS Liberte
Such a bold blush! Yet Phyrra makes it work.
  • The Beauty Delicacy reveals the force behind the “bird trend” in fashion
  • Our own cosmetics writer, Phyrra, shows how to beautifully wear a shade of this season’s bold blush (NARS Liberté) on her own blog.
  • The girls at The Beauty Department demonstrate the prettiest way to wear eyeshadows with sparkles
  • For my organic lovers out there, Dr. Mao teaches how to clean without harsh chemical cleansers
  • The Beauty Brains answers, “Do organic preservatives really work?”

Personal Updates

So I can’t announce from whom quite yet, but the FutureDerm triad of the blog, upcoming line of beauty products (UV Pods) and online interactive store has received an investment!  *dances, sings*  With that said, we’re going to be introducing the following changes in the coming weeks to months:

"More photos!" you said. "OK!" we responded.
  • More photos.  I tend to like to hide behind the science of products and a plethora of words.  But the people have spoken, and THE PEOPLE WANT PHOTOS!  Loud and clear – got it.  So, bear with me while I master my camera, but we’re going to have more photos.  Lots of them!
  • More posts.  We’re aiming for several more updates per day, so we can hit on more of your questions, product reviews, ingredient coverage, and even sales from the most popular online beauty brands and retailers.
  • A daily video blog.  Coming soon!

Plus, of course, the product(s) and the store, starting this summer.

And in case you’re wondering how I am doing all of this, I took a year away from school in order to concentrate on growing the business.  Creating innovative and effective custom products, educating others on the science behind beauty products, and interacting with readers are my true passions.  My favorite books and mentors all told me that I need to seize the moment and follow my heart right now.  So I’m off to do that 🙂

Well, that’s all for now.  Take care, and remember, you can always reach me on our FutureDerm Facebook page – that’s the best and easiest way!

All the best,


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  • I think pneumonia is a chronic illness which may return once your immune system weakens. Am I right Nicki? One thing I’m sure that you need to stay your good health.

  • @Diane – Aww, no worries about the name spelling. I think it’s like being a Chris or Kris or something! Nikki is more common anyway, and I never take offense to that sort of thing. Also, thanks for the well wishes! I’m feeling much better now, yes, thank you. 🙂

  • Diane Wedler

    How could I have misspelled your name, Nicki? My apologies. It’s a bit early in the morning for me to attempt typing – ‘specially without my first cup of java! 😉

  • Diane Wedler

    Oh my gosh! So sorry to hear you’ve been sick with walking pneumonia, Niki. Glad you’re feeling better and wishing you a speedy full recovery.

    Emmie and Pookie are absolutely adorable! I’m a lover of all animals, with a fondness for doggies – ‘specially rescues. (Currently blessed with “Landon”, an awesome pug/pom mix, I adopted from a shelter.) Looking forward to more photos; (hopefully, including you as well!)

    Thank you so much for keeping us informed, Niki. Your knowledge, expertise and insights are invaluable.


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