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    Indie Beauty Brands to Try – Take Three

    I think that this is ‘Take Three’ but we all know that I love good indie brand so who knows. I support indie brands because I prefer small batch products, they usually aren’t doing whatever everyone else is doing, they more often than not are cruelty free and there’s so much creativity that goes into these lines. RMS Beauty – This brand offers a handful of complexion products that are formulated with food grade and organic ingredients. Most of their products are cream formulas but they have a setting powder that I have always been curious about. I think this brand can be found at Sephora these days but they…

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    Five Thoughts & A Photo

    Or stick to PBS or not-for profit stations. I read this very important story this morning: Dating app bans guns in profile photos. Who is posing with a firearm in a profile photo?! Please remove yourself from the gene pool. What is the thought process behind this choice of prop, you know what turns people on, guns. I mean, I might understand someone wanting to use a hunting photo, I grew up hunting, I get it but a classy head shot will do. Well, I could also understand a service photo and it sounds as though the app will account for those. But to all gentlemen in uniform, you can skip…

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    On a Tuesday

    I had another post planned for today but the weather is so overcast that I don’t have pictures for it and so we are switching gears! Why is it when something bad happens, everyone wants change and we’re so passionate and we vow that things will be different this time but the further removed we are from the event – the less it matters? We are past the point of being able to learn from our mistakes, there have been enough mistakes and too little learning. Honestly, luxury bunkers?! It is stuff like this that makes me hope that human beings are really just the machination of highly-intelligent extraterrestrials and…

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    Valentine’s Day Tag

    Tired of hearing about V-day? These are for you: This tag is from last year but I gave it a little reboot – enjoy! Gummie, cinnamon hearts – yea, you should only eat 1 or 2 but they are so delicious. I have an addition to this, I recently discovered these Sea Salt Caramels from Russell Stover and I hope that they are seasonal because I am addicted. Sweethearts suck, talk about Depression-era candy and I am allergic to strawberries. Worst choices ever but I guess I would have to take those tooth cracking, powdery pieces of chemical tasting sugar abominations. I mean, they are really gross – it can’t just…

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    Halloween Potluck Recipe

    I did not prep a post last night as I was stuffing treat bags, making candied apples and testing out a new crock pot recipe for today’s potluck. Risky, I know – a new recipe for a potluck? Don’t worry, I didn’t put my name on it – it’s from the entire department 😛 In all honesty, even the BF enjoyed it last night and he is hard to please. This is not my recipe, it is a Pinterest find but I did make a few tweaks:   The changes that I made are increasing the liquids with the addition of the half & half, I think that having all of the…

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    31 Nights of Horror – Hellraiser

    This movie is absolutely disgusting but definitely a must see for any horror junkie. Clive Barker’s body horror from 1987 brings to life all of my childhood fears of the beings that inhabit the depths of Hell. Frank Cotton purchases a puzzle box knowing that if solved, would open a gate to another dimension filled with unimaginable horrors and carnality. He is a total sleazebag who has exhausted the pleasures of the flesh that are available to him in the mortal realm and is seeking something more. Frank solves the box and dies shortly after in an attic that looks like a drug den. Cut to the living, Larry (Frank’s…

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    31 Nights of Horror – Gerald’s Game

    When I saw that Netflix was dramatizing one of my favourite, if lesser know, Stephen King thrillers – I knew that I had to see it. Jessie and Gerald are headed to a secluded cabin in the woods to rekindle their love life. Gerald is an obnoxious, successful lawyer and Jessie is a mild-mannered housewife. The couple encounter a stray dog on their arrival at the cabin, Jessie feeds him a couple of steaks and then they retire to the cabin. King, again, expertly utilizes the seclusion of the setting to build suspense and foreboding before anything really happens. While Jessie and Gerald are getting romantic in the bedroom, Gerald…

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    30 Spooky Halloween Questions Tag!

    I was flipping through the calendar and realized that Thanksgiving is next month, I mean, obviously but then I realized that Halloween will be here and gone in a week.  Sad face. In celebration or lament, I am doing another Halloween tag, this one is a little spookier and much longer – I apologize in advance 😛 The theme song from Halloween, it’s my year-round ringtone. John Carpenter actually wrote the music for many of his films which I think is incredible, not only did he create some of the most notable horror flicks, he wrote some pretty creepy music. Fun fact, when my phone goes off my cats flip out…

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    Halloween Tag!

    Like I needed another reminder that the internet is a dangerous, dangerous place – I was vegging in front of the computer last night and watched this compilation of people who had been turned into memes and how it basically ruined their lives. I ignorantly thought that the people who were the subject of the meme had willingly provided their image – not the case. In several for instances, the person’s image had been borrowed (stolen) by a random person from their Facebook, Myspace, etc and used for a meme. I just never thought that was the case, maybe because I use a lot of self-deprecating humor and would probably turn…

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    Halloween Decor – Office Edition

    I accidentally downloaded a Young Adult novel that Audible has in the Thriller/Mystery section and no shame – it is so good. I was raving about it to a friend who says, Isn’t that teen fiction? My friends have very discerning taste in literature apparently and don’t read teen fiction 😛 I wanted to do a beauty post this morning, I feel like I haven’t swatched anything in a hot minute but I ran out of daylight for photos last night. I thought that I would share my Halloween office decor – that went up only a couple of days before October 1st 😀 I didn’t decorate last year because I was new…