For as long as I can remember, I have loved recommending things to people. When I find something that I love, I want everyone I meet to know about it. I have met people on the street while walking my dog and told them about a book they must read. I have convinced someone in line at Target that they needed a Target REDCard. A friend once asked me what my favorite dry shampoo was, and I sent her a list with my top picks in multiple categories.

Listen, I’m not going to argue with you about whether or not capitalism is a prison and that we should focus less on consuming all the time. I don’t disagree. But I do think that there’s a special kind of satisfaction that comes with having a problem or need, and then having that remedied by finding the one perfect solution. Maybe that solution is a lipstick. And that’s ok!

Years ago I was on Accutane and wrote about my experience (and what products helped me along the way) and my series called The Accutane Diaries is still what drives the most traffic to this site. Because of my skin issues, and my love of makeup, I write a lot about skincare and makeup. I also have inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue disease, and endometriosis, so when I find something that helps with life as a Spoonie, I will always share that here.

I want to be open about my experiences so that non-sickos can understand the life of a Professional Sick Person a little better, and also provide support and recommendations to people who are dealing with illness. If you’re interested in more information about chronic illness, you should check out this “Letter to Normals,” which I think does a great job of helping a healthy person understand where us Spoonies are coming from. Oh, and an explanation of what a “Spoonie” is can be found here.

Unless otherwise mentioned, everything I review has been paid for, tested, loved, and written about by me. There are affiliate links and ads on the site. And listen, I use an adblocker myself, but I turn it off on small indie sites and I ask that you do me the same courtesy. Thank you! Did I mention your hair looks great today?

I have an Instagram, a Tumblr and a Twitter. Before I streamlined my schtick and started focusing on reviews/recommendations, I blogged at Don’t You Bongo. You can find links to some of my freelance writing here.