• Skin Care

    Trying On: Nivea

    Super random post for a snowy Saturday but I didn’t have anything else planned for today anyway! Nivea is currently on BOGO at ULTA, I don’t usually purchase this brand but I almost always shop sales for body care and hair care and picked up a couple of things. I am totally sold on the body lotions that I picked up, they are apparently new oil-infused formulas and they are lovely. The in-shower lotion was surprisingly an immediate win for me as well. I have tried products like this before and I want to like them, it’s a great concept – why not just get moisturizing out of the way…

  • Home

    Fun Kitchen Finds

    We are due for snow this evening and it’s slated to be the coldest Easter in the last 10 years but my kitchen is feeling decidedly Spring-like. Yes, I did make a trek to Wal-Mart this morning and yes, I feel like a jerk so judge away.  It’s a nightmare trying to find anything in stores that big but I did manage to find a few Pioneer Woman finds and they are perfect. The store in my area didn’t have a ton of stuff but what they did have was of good quality, I did place an Amazon order as well and am excited for that to get here. In the…

  • Life&Style

    Homeware Want List

    What is it about spring that makes me want to redecorate my kitchen? I don’t even like spring, I prefer the opposite of spring – dead of winter, that’s my season. I do spend a lot of time baking this time of year for various events – someone always seems to be having a baby or a wedding shower. My kitchen is a hodge-podge of carefully curated country and vintage pieces. It’s not to everyone’s taste and could even be called a little kitsch but I am the only one using it and I like it. I love the flea market aesthetic of the Pioneer Woman brand but the line…

  • Best Of's

    Best of March

    Eating some toast, minding my own business when I get asked if I wanted to go to Easter Mass. My response, totally unthinking was, No – I’m cool on Christ. Even I was shocked that this came out of my mouth! I immediately flashed back to my youth when I was discussing the Pope at the time (JPII) with my grandparents and I said, I think he is probably going to kak soon. In my defense, he literally passed away later that same year so I wasn’t wrong. Should one use kak and His Holiness in the same sentence? I mean, it’s probably frowned upon but sometimes I just don’t…

  • Skin Care

    Newly Curated – Botanic Farm

    Do you ever find yourself just casually listening to some music and a band comes on and you’re like, Wow – this sucks. Then you look to see who this super shitty band is and turns out it’s The Decemberists who you used to really be into like 6 years ago and now you’re judging your own shitty taste in music. Good thing I didn’t get that tattoo but in all seriousness, their new album is terrible. What happened?! I feel like Newly Curated is a classier way to talk about more shit that I bought that I don’t need.  Soko Glam just started stocking Botanic Farm and I picked…

  • Skin Care

    Dear, Klairs

    I have conceded to the fact that I will have to purchase a new car in the very near future. This is very bothersome, I pride myself on how long I have owned the one vehicle. Others probably just see a rusty POS (rusty but trusty) but to me, it symbolizes a fight against the disposable lifestyle that first world countries have become accustomed to. Cars are not disposable, houses are not disposable – they should be rationed instead of manufactured, bought and sold with reckless abandon. I guess the only thing that I am excited to have in a new car is a working stereo system which is the…

  • Life&Style

    New Phone Cases!

    I have been patiently waiting for my new phone cases to arrive, not that they took very long but I am that person who will absolutely drop my phone when it doesn’t have a case on it and then never drop it again. I chose a few styles, these are the first two to arrive, both are designed American Cases and I think they are absolutely perfect. They are made of a flexi-plastic material that I am sure has a more scientific name than that 😛 The material definitely feels tough enough to protect my phone from damage and the cases have good weight to them. I am guessing that…

  • Makeup

    ColourPop Dream St.

    I have been reading/watching a lot of man vs. nature horror/thriller stuff recently and its all but ruined camping for me. This is odd for me as I grew up near heavily wooded areas and we would go off in the woods all of the time, we never got lost and I don’t ever recall even the fear of getting lost. Anyway, they all start the same, camping in unknown terrain, it’s probably raining, the person manning the compass does not know how to use it or read a map, someone gets a head wound – you get the idea. I just finished Force of Nature by Jane Harper and…

  • Makeup

    ColourPop Butterfly Collection

    I haven’t ordered anything from ColourPop in ages and finally decided to order some items from the new Butterfly Collection and the new Kathleen Lights palette. I just have swatches of the Butterfly pieces but will share the rest tomorrow when the light is better. I know that ColourPop has released quite a few new collections recently but there was just something so happy and bright about the Butterfly aesthetic that I couldn’t pass. Here are the bits that I picked: Super Shock Shadows in Bubble Bee, Three’s a Cloud and Race You. Two vibrant gold/yellow shades and a bright pink with gold reflects. I haven’t worn much yellow since…

  • Wishlists

    Currently Coveting: Volition Beauty

    It seems like there is a new beauty brand launching every minute of every day. I don’t recall the beauty industry being so saturated when I was a kid and would go with my mom to the makeup counter. There were like 5 brands and generally, she would purchase all of her items from one counter. Now there are 100’s of brands pedaling much of the same bullshit and generally new brands don’t interest me. Seen it, seen it, seen it. They think their no-name products are worth how much?! I took a second look at Volition Beauty mostly because of their packaging and some ingredients that caught my eye…