My name is Lisa, and resale might as well be my middle name.
By day I’m a web and software development freelancer. One of my superpowers is finding super cool items that I resell. I also teach my ever-growing network how to flip items for a tidy profit.
I started this blog in 2015 because I believe that everyone can make money in buying items to resell, whether online or in real life.
Get a sneak peek into my creative strategies to acquire quality items for less than you could ever imagine.
We’ll also go in-depth together about what it takes to make money in resale.
So get down with me as I’ll share the journey and my processes. I collect clothing, shoes, books, vintage, and accessories, but my knowledge is vast. The more avant garde and quirky, the better.
It’s an indescribable thrill, that feeling you get when you’re able to score quality goods and also pay for the entire shopping trip with just one item!
Your mission is to profit handsomely from the pre-loved goodies that you find. I do it all the time, and I’ll show you how to do it, too.
I’ve been reluctant to call myself a fashion blogger, because who am I (little ole me?) to tell you what you should or shouldn’t wear.
Life’s too short for not doing what you want to do, as long as it doesn’t harm others.
Fashion is yet one artistic expression and I was literally born into it, in Hollywood, CA.
My parents were stylists in the 70’s and 80’s on the infamous Melrose Avenue and I learned a lot while growing up!
However, I’m not sure that we ever completely grow out of our adolescent selves.
This is what I still feel like on the inside, a little awkward but well-intentioned.
I believe that fashion shouldn’t be pretentious. I do think that many people take themselves and fashion a little too seriously, and life is much too short for that.
It’s funny how some trends come back. Note the dark tights with white gladiator shoes. Sweet pink flight jacket. Maybe I’ll try to recreate this.
How long have you been blogging?
I’ve actually been blogging since the days of Livejournal. I recently revisited a couple of entries and whoa boy. Silly and embarrassing. Let’s not even go there with Friendster, MySpace, etc.
What is your ethnicity?
It’s much easier to show you the results from 23 and Me. I guess I’m a mostly Eastern European mutt?
What products do you use and recommend? How can I take better care of my skin?
As a beauty professional that’s on semi-permanent hiatus, I’m still the go to for many of my friends and their friends, etc., in terms of advice about aging, skincare, sun protection, makeup, and a whole lot of things, lol. I’m still a licensed esthetician in California and I have worked with and tried a lot of professional products.
The following are what I consistently recommend and they’re divided into their respective categories.
Disclaimer: these are affiliate links, so if you see something you like and make a purchase, you can help keep this site stay afloat as I’ll receive a small commission.
Please know that I do not recommend anything that I haven’t used myself over a decent period of time to be able to evaluate its efficacy. However, I’m not a doctor, no guarantees are provided, and the information on this website is provided “as is”.
This is the one product that I unequivocally recommend to everyone, no matter the age or skin condition. Camellia oil has been revered by Asian women for centuries. My own regular experience with it is that it helps my skin from peeling if I’m using aggressive retinoids and prevents other irritations.
Other friends swear by it for its ability to diminish the appearance of scars, surgical, acne, or otherwise. It’s economical and this bottle lasts for months. A spray is hygienic and I like to use it at night before other products.
Remember that the order is thinnest to thickest unless it’s during the day with sun protection.
A few words about sun protection. Sun damage is very real, it’s daily (no matter the weather), and it’s a health as well as a cosmetic issue. Even for more melanin-enriched folks, it’s imperative to use a sunscreen you like daily. There are good ways to layer it with sun products AND makeup but do not rely on SPF in makeup to give you adequate protection.
Remember my motto: “reapply if you don’t want to die!”. I’m serious and I don’t need to put statistics here.
But what about the stuff I read in the Environmental Working Group’s database about cancer causing ingredients in my products?!?!?!? Here is one link that I’d like to share as well as another one that will better explain my thoughts about the issue.
I prefer info that is backed by actual science as I’ve been using sunscreen daily for decades and need to know what I’m using.
MAKEUP AND SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
These are most of the products that I love as of late. The Charlotte Tilbury magic eye cream has been a revelation and I so wanted to not like it because of its price tag!
However, it’s a pretty big jar and I’ve had it for over 6 months. With daily use, I’ve gone through a little over half of it, so it’s not so bad. My only beef with it is that jars aren’t the most sanitary. You’re not going to be putting your filthy mitts in there until you’ve washed them though, correct??
The most hygienic way to use this product and others in jars is to use a clean Q-tip that you don’t double dip! You want your expensive products to last and you don’t want to get germs and infections.