Author Archives: hildacorners

Time Traveler’s Reference: Sew Your Shift

If you are traveling to any time period between the dark ages (roughly 600CE) and the late 19th century, in Europe or the Americas, you will need a hand-sewn shift. Both women and men wore shifts (also known as chemises or shirts) as their undergarment. There are slight differences in style, both over time and […]

Review: Flexitol Heel Balm

Flexitol is the best product I’ve found for severely dry or cracked skin.

Time Traveler’s Reference: European Clothing, 900-1920, CE

Prior Attire YouTube Channel Online Shop Prior Attire is a source for 99.9% accurate clothing from the time periods between 900 and 1920, CE, in Europe. They mostly feature women’s clothing, though they also make men’s items for some time periods. Izabela researches everything thoroughly. All items appear historically accurate, and use the correct materials […]

Link: Sunscreen Active Ingredients

I’m in the middle of building a long post, but I wanted to take time out from that to share a link I found. I follow a YouTuber, “Hot and Flashy“. Angie discusses skin care and makeup for older women, and sometimes gets skin care science geeky (which I love). Every year she discusses sunscreens. […]

Review: CeraVe PM Face Moisturizer

What is it? a light moisturizer with lots of good ingredients Manufacturer/Company: CeraVe, see my cleanser review for ownership details. I’ve been promoting CeraVe products a lot recently. I have no association with CeraVe; they don’t know who I am. But they make very good stuff with an excellent ingredient deck, and for very reasonable […]

Men’s Skin Care, the Quick & Dirty Version

I know skin care is a topic that bores some men. “I can’t be bothered with lotions and potions and face creams and all that stuff.” If you wash your face and body, you’re using skin care. Put something on dry hands, use a chapped lip balm? Sunscreen? Skin care, all of it. In this […]

Product Review: Gold Bond Lotion & Cream

Full Names: Gold Bond Ultimate Men’s Essentials Everyday Moisture Hydrating Lotion and Gold Bond Ultimate Men’s Essentials Everyday Moisture Hydrating Lotion (what a mouthful!) Available in body lotion and hand cream (but you can use either on either). What is it? The best dry skin lotion & cream I’ve ever used. Manufacturer/Company: Gold Bond is part of Chattem, […]

Gray Market Products

Gray Market – Caveat Emptor* If you look on several major online retailers for skincare and makeup, you may see the same product listed several times, with very different prices. Until just a couple weeks ago, I didn’t understand why this happened. Now I know, and it’s important information. What is “Gray Market”? Most of […]

Product Review: CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser

What is it? A high quality, low priced, non-foaming face cleanser Manufacturer/Company: CeraVe is its own company. As of January 2017, it’s part of the L’Oreal family. Quantity/price/usage:  A 12 ounce bottle costs between $10 and $15, depending on where you buy it. At one pump per wash, it should last several months. Active/Good ingredients: […]

New Category: Single Product Reviews

I’m starting a new series of posts, single product reviews. I’ve found lots of excellent products over my life — and many are new, or old but still around. I want to let you know about them, thus the reviews. Products I’m thinking of include the things I talk about on my blog: cosmetics & […]