The Time I Entered a Beauty Pageant

When I was 18 years old, I entered a beauty pageant. Yep, that’s right, me, with my severe psoriasis. A beauty pageant. With an evening wear section, and even a swimsuit section. I’m… Continue reading

Wear it Your Way: Boots and Jeans

I bought some new winter boots the other day, and I’ve been wearing them constantly – they’re great to throw on with skinny jeans and an oversized blouse or tunic to give you… Continue reading

Psychodermatologist Linda Papadopoulos on the Connection Between the Mind and the Skin

I just saw this really interesting article on Hello Magazine featuring an interview with Linda Papadopoulos, a psychologist and expert on psychodermatology. I’ve heard of her before, because I thought it was a… Continue reading

Day Sixteen: Taking Control

My skin is flaring up all over the place and I’m uncomfortable; having to wear layers of clothes to cover my body and layers of makeup to cover my face. But I feel… Continue reading

Pretty Imperfect Profile: Samantha Shepard Talks About Her Eczema

Samantha got in touch with me last month to let me know she’d discovered my blog, and that she was also suffering from a skin condition; eczema. She’s also a mom, with two… Continue reading

Day Fifteen: Exploring Treatment Options

I’ve tried a lot of treatments for my psoriasis over the years. I had a baptism of fire into the world of having a skin condition, as went pretty quickly from no psoriasis,… Continue reading

News: Vitamin D3 May Help Underlying Auto Immune Issue with Psoriasis

Just spotted this press release from a company in South Caroline that have released a new product for the treatment of psoriasis I thought was interesting: Psoriasis is caused when skin cells called… Continue reading

Day Fourteen: Going Back into Hiding

I guess I had a good run – a few months of almost completely clear skin. But now, my psoriasis is back with a vengeance. The course of UVB treatment I had about… Continue reading

Inspiration: YouTube Sensation Cassandra Bankson

She’s caused quite the stir in the past couple of weeks, after rising to popularity on YouTube thanks to her beauty and fashion videos. But there’s something that sets teenage model Cassandra Bankson… Continue reading

What I Wore This Week: Covering up With Polka Dots + Stripes

I had a kinda tough week – my psoriasis has been getting increasingly worse in its’ flare cycle, and over the past seven days, it went to that next level, to the point… Continue reading