• Life&Style,  Random

    Hello, January: A Little Life Update

    It was doom and gloom all weekend, aside from when I was working at ULTA and the sun was literally shining the most that it ever has in my entire lifetime and then it was dark when I left so, I didn’t get to take any blog photos. I know that I have been doing more chatty content and less product content lately but hopefully I can get some photos this week, in the meantime, let’s have a bit of a catch-up! Veganuary is in full swing and it’s been going fine, I say fine because it really hasn’t been a huge change since I don’t eat a lot of…

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    When You’ve Only Got 100 Years to Live

    Every year, I wake up on my birthday and have one of those Sixteen Candles moments where I assess myself in the mirror and expect a tangible change of some kind. Like, one day I am going to be this sophisticated woman who has all of her shit together, a closet stocked with an assortment of power suits, a briefcase, a British accent, a 4-door sedan – you know, all of the little things that I feel I should acquire at the ripe age of 32. And the breast thing, I have been waiting for that to happen for literally the last 17 years and I’m still fucking waiting 😛…

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    New Year, New Content?

    Ah yes, with the ringing in of the New Year comes the commitment to live a renewed existence – 2019 is the year that we get fitter, smarter, stronger, healthier, more educated and dominate the world (just like the last 31 years). In all seriousness, there is something refreshing about the start of bright, shiny year that does make me want to make some kind of a change but I just can’t put my finger on what it is specifically. When I started this blog, it was strictly all things makeup and beauty, I soon realized that I had pigeon holed myself into a niche that didn’t totally define me.…

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    See Ya 2018!

    2018 was a year and though the passing of time can make me feel a bit melancholy, I’m glad it’s behind me and am looking forward to a bright, shiny 2019. While my year is ending in an incredibly different place than where it started, I am filled with a since of contentment and peace that’s actually pretty surprising. I’m ending the year with a little tag since this could get a little rambly and nonsensical if I let my emotions take the wheel 😛 Going to Fleetwood Mac! It was a totally last minute outing, I had been waffling back and forth on going and then I couldn’t find…

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    Winter to do List

    I will honor Christmas in my heart & try to keep it all the year. – Charles Dickens Well, here we are, the day after Christmas – this day always feels a little flat to me. It’s as though for the past two months we’ve all been hurtling towards this glittery, magical climax and now it’s done and gone. When I was a kid, we still had the entire week off but now I just have to schlep into work like a jerk. Also, it’s supposed to rain later and that’s really killing my mood. The day after Christmas is actually one of the biggest shopping days of the year…

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    We Get It – You Smoke Pot: A Rant

    Magic Dragon. Bambalachi. Yellow Submarine. Black Bart. Dr. Giggles. Kentucky Blue. You know what I’m talking about. I’m talking about Railroad Weed. That’s right. The Devil’s Parsley. Skunk. Splim. Splam. Mooster. Side Salad – Detective Monk on weed 😀 This is a rant because I have a lot of opinions and feel the need to share them. I’ve had it with Melt Cosmetics and their obnoxious glamorization of smoking reefer. There, I said it. I purchased most of the Hot Box collection that came out a while ago but they’ve lost their damn minds with the release of Smoke Session. The promotional ad that was put out a few days…

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    Friday Thoughts

    I got up early today even though I didn’t have to be to work until noon but then I was like, You know what you’ve never tried? A cut crease, let’s do it. Ask me how long that took me and I don’t really get the appeal, maybe I just don’t have the eye shape for it but I can’t say I’ll be trying it again any time soon. The thing is though, I wear about 4 different looks to my day job with Friday being a wild card but they are all pretty boring so now I feel like I should just be testing out all of these makeup…

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    Thanksgiving Traditions

    Well, Thanksgiving is officially in the bag and I can’t say I’m disappointed. It was a fun day, all of the food came out quite satisfactory if I do say so myself. I realized how much I love my stand mixer and really need to get it out more often than like the 3 times a year that I use it. Many of my friends were heading out shopping but I am staying in for the evening, I remember the days when some stores wouldn’t even be open on Sundays and now retailers are opening on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. I also had a few things to do in order…

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    Holiday Shopping 101: Making it Fun for Everyone

    It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeaaarrrr! Well, almost but people are definitely already out doing some holiday shopping, myself included and Black Friday is just a couple of weeks out. It can be a stressful time of year but a lot of fun with everyone out looking for that perfect gift for a loved one and getting caught up in the hustle and bustle. It really kills the mood for shoppers and customer service associates when people are out behaving like fools. I post something along these lines every year but here are some things to keep in my mind for a pleasant shopping experience. This might be…

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    Dear Diary: The First Snow

    We got our first snow in the Twin Cities last night, well actually it snowed a few days ago as well but didn’t accumulate so I’m not counting it. I love the snow, not as much as when I was a kid and didn’t have to drive in it or shovel it but I still love it. A blanket of fresh snow makes the world look so crisp and sparkly, it’s like instant Christmas. Now I know we have some time before it’s acceptable to crack out the Christmas decor but I am looking forward to so much this winter. Admittedly, I’m a menace on the ice but I like…