• NOTD

    NOTD: Mood Changing

    Citizens of Minnesota, it is not raining. For whatever reason, before I left for the day I had convinced myself that I heard rain and that I would need my rain gear. Suited up in my slicker and boots I emerge from my building to not even a speck of condensation, not even a hint of fog. I wasn’t about to go all the way back upstairs to get unsuited and just headed to work instead. Every single person I walked by asked if it was raining – no, you morons it is not raining I am just an idiot. I didn’t call anyone a moron really because of the…

  • Trends

    Velvet Lust List

    I attended customer service training this week and have been making an effort to be more consistently warm and friendly – that shit is hard and I think it is weirding people out. I am generally a pleasant person, I like my job, I have hobbies, I have close friends, I am oozing freaking joie di vivre over here but my face does not always reflect this. I may not walk around grinning but I am quick to smile and laugh in social situations, I don’t think I will ever achieve a consistently warm and friendly appearance but I really am on the inside even if my face isn’t saying…

  • Life&Style

    Trick Or Treat

    I have a cold sore, I hate cold sores – you literally cannot do anything with them. It just has to be there and I don’t want any of my brushes or sponges to come into contact with the annoying little blight – I feel like I am doing the No Brushes beauty challenge 😛 I wore my new boots today, I felt like such a lady! Back story here, I typically wear orthotic clogs – ultra dorky and I felt so chic today. The clogs are nice for when I need to be up, down and walking all over but if I am just sitting then why not wear…

  • Tags

    Autumnal Favourites Tag

    I have the pleasure of living next to one of those annoying people who are constantly futzing around in their yard but their yard looks like shit and never actually gets used for anything. This guy has a rock and crab grass lawn and he mows it obsessively, today he is leaf blowing. He has been leaf blowing for 2 hours, TWO HOURS. It is a 1/2 acre lot for the love of Moses. Every so often, usually 7 AM on Sundays – he and the guy across the street from him will get into yard work contests which is like a really obnoxious pissing contest with power tools. I…

  • Skin Care

    Glossier Haul!

    Eek! Watching more Tales From the Crypt and I forgot about all of the great cameos this series had;  Demi Moore, Teri Hatcher, Kyle MacLachlan, Whoopi Goldberg, Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks and they are all so young and shiny. It is just fun to watch all of these mega stars prior to them being famous in such a cheese-tacular TV show. The Crypt Keeper’s one-liners are amazing, I have been trying to work them into everyday conversations (nobody gets it)… I am super excited, my Glossier order arrived and I purchased some products that I have never tried before this time around. If you aren’t familiar with the brand then…

  • Fashion

    Modcloth Sale Pick-Ups

    I am feverishly planning my work Halloween costume, it was between Ms. Frizzle (a staple in my adult costume rotation) or your basic witch and I think I am going basic this year. Although, I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of a gorgeous tulle skirt that will pizazz it up a bit. I am so excited for Halloween but also a tad sad that soon it will be over! I wish Halloweentown was a real place *le sigh* Modcloth was recently having a 25% off sale and I had to take advantage. I picked up various accessories and thought I would share a few! First up, are these grey, faux…

  • Product Reviews

    Fall Into Frost Palette Review

    31 Nights of Terror is going strong – tonight I am watching John Carpenter’s Halloween that includes a very fashion forward, very fresh-faced Jamie Lee Curtis. Confession, the theme song is my year round ring tone. I love the classic horror franchises; I still think they are creepy even though you can find way scarier stuff on basic television. I don’t go in for a lot of the horror entertainment that is out there now, it is just too gross (hello, American Horror Story) – even for me. I know that I mentioned Morphe’s Fall into Frost that I have been using off and on almost every day and thought…

  • Product Reviews

    Sparkle & Shine

    I just read the 20 Most Inappropriate Costumes for Kids and aside from some grossly offensive ones, I am totally cracking up! I think this is a clear sign (as if I needed one) that I should never have children. I mean, I was handing out homemade popcorn balls up until about 2 years ago when a suburban mom almost slapped one out of my hand. I honestly had no idea that there were people who put dangerous items in candies and that homemade goodies were blacklisted! Who are these people?! I would be one pissed off little kid, some of the best treats we received on Halloween were homemade…

  • Makeup

    The Little Palettes

    I am reading this article and I just cannot help but laugh maniacally. I imagine that he is one of those men who think that women cannot resist his magnetic, sexual prowess (that he doesn’t have) and panties will just drop upon his arrival, that we have zero control over our hormones. That all women’s bad moods can be chalked up to them being on the rag and they just need to be taken in hand. That women need a man to think for them and tell them how or what to think. He obviously somehow missed the entire decade from 1955 – 1965. I think he is despicable and…

  • Makeup

    Precious Petals

    Recently I was reading an article (fine – a gossip column, so sue me) about a celebrity who was responding to accusations about getting plastic surgery. Accusations, she was being accused of enhancing her features. In a society where anything can be bought and paid for – why are we accusing someone of getting plastic surgery – is it a crime?  I’d just like to say that I can think of about 10 procedures that I  would get done if I had the cash and I just wouldn’t feel bad about it. Nothing extreme, little tuck here, little shave there 😛 But why do people feel bad about it and…