New beauty icon: Flamboyant Cuttlefish

If I could have any beauty-enhancing surgery, I think I’d opt for a skin transplant from the Flamboyant Cuttlefish–but only on my eyelids. I could go from a smoky eye to a bright highlighted look in seconds, over and over and over …

According to National Geographic, these flashy ocean creatures are also known for their “bizarre behavior”, which seems a bit judgy to me. What constitutes normal cephalopod behavior, anyways? Maybe the Flamboyant Cuttlefish is just tired from being so fierce all the time.

My first Seamwork Natural Beauty column!

I am so excited to be writing for Seamwork Magazine! It’s an online sewing magazine published by one of my favourite independent sewing pattern companies, Colette Patterns.  Colette was founded by Sarai Mitnick, a former UX designer at Google. Sarai and her team are doing incredible work with online sewing spaces — their sites are always beautifully designed and so easy to use. Plus, they were really nice to work with!

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My contribution to the July 2015 issue is an almond oil cold cream. In the last few years, several high-end skincare companies have come out with balm cleansers. While I’m sure these are all lovely to use, a $30-$70 cleanser isn’t necessary. You can make your own rich, moisturizing cleanser at home for about $10. I’ve been using mine regularly, and it works well on my oily skin.

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I have a few more Seamworks columns coming up … I’m so pleased to be working with a company I’ve admired for years. My next goal is to pitch a sewing tutorial to them. Of course, their standards of expertise are very high, and they have a deep talent pool to draw from, so I want to make sure my pitch is very good.