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    Valentine’s Day Tree – Trendy or Completely Crazy?

    Am I skipping right past New Years? Yea, I totally am because who cares? Actually, I am doing something this year which is unusual but before we get to New Years, something needs to be done with my Christmas decor and I’m feeling lazy, I don’t want to take my bedroom tree down and I’ve decided to turn it into a Valentine’s Day tree. Does it seem like equal amount of work to decorate it again as it does to just take it down? Yes, yes it does but I’m still doing it and honestly, it’s only crazy if someone finds out – right?! Would it be totally nuts to…

  • Fashion

    Fashion Inspo: Ring In, in Sequins

    Every year around my birthday, I get the itch for a new tattoo and I start scouring the website for tattoo ideas. Then I start to assess how many lines are in each design and talk myself out of a tattoo because I don’t want it to be painful which is nuts because tattoos are just painful. My first tattoo wasn’t actually that painful, I don’t remember it being painful at least and I never felt the artist actually dragging the needle to create lines. The tattoo on my neck which, is a carbon copy of the tattoo on my face was literally the worst. I felt the needle just…

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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…

  • Blogmas,  Makeup,  Skin Care

    Blogmas Day 25: Best of 2018

    I hope that you had a lovely Christmas, for my final Blogmas post I rounded up all of the products that I really loved in 2018. Many of these items are a part of my daily routine that I have repurchased numerous times, enjoy! pixi Peel & Polish – This is a potent enzyme peel that I use once or twice a week depending on if my skin is behaving or not. It helps with breakouts and texture and it’s not terribly expensive. Missha Flash-Up – Hands down the best sunscreen that I have ever used, it doesn’t break me out and works as the perfect luminous base for foundation.…

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    Blogmas Day 24: Merry Christmas Eve

    Well, this is Christmas I think to myself staring around at my apartment, sipping spiced wine. I’m still sick, I did make a brief appearance at a Christmas Eve party but I cancelled my plans for tomorrow as there would be elderly people and kids involved and I’d hate to get anyone sick. I don’t think I’m contagious anymore but I’m not risking it and it will be nice to have a day to myself anyway. I’m feeling a bit down this Christmas probably because of the newly single thing but I also get a little melancholy over the flippant passing of time before my birthday and I’ve got some…

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    Blogmas Day 23: Best Television Series Christmases

    I cannot believe that in two short days I will have to take down all of my Christmas decorations actually, that’s a lie because I leave them up until my birthday in early January but still! I have a bit of a tradition of watching all of my favorite television series’ Christmas episode while I take my decorations down. I love a good Christmas episode, I have a few of my favorites on deck for this year. The team inadvertently releases bio-hazard in the lab and has to be on lock-down through Christmas but that doesn’t stop them from solving a decades old murder and finding a way to still…

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    Blogmas Day 22: Best of December

    Apparently, my gift to myself this year was getting sick. I feel like I don’t appreciate the small things in life like being able to breathe through two nostrils and not staying up all night coughing enough until I’m sick. It’s odd that I know that as soon as this passes, I’ll forget all about the misery and go back to taking for granted my two working nostrils. I was actually better today than I was two days ago so hopefully back to normal before Christmas. I kept noticing a weird phenomenon at work today, primarily women telling their kids or whoever they were shopping with to not tell their…

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    Blogmas Day 21: Office Holiday Decor

    I can’t lie, I am kinda’ ready to not be at work dealing with people for a couple of days. I feel like people get stressed out right about now with all of their last minute holiday preparations and start to get a bit frazzled. I get it but also, plan better – lack of planning on someone’s part does not mean that it becomes my emergency. Anyway, I finally snapped some photos of the decor that we put up at work this year for the holidays that will sadly be coming down next week. I purchased some new items for the office this year since we looked pretty tacky…

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    Blogmas Day 20: How Not to Suck at Secret Santa

    I haven’t had the dis-pleasure of participating in a Secret Santa exchange at work in a number of years and it’s been pretty great. Rumor has it though that a gift exchange is possibly on the agenda for next year and it got me thinking about why I loathe this cheesy, impersonal practice so much. Mostly because I always get screwed and I mean, it’s not like you’re going to get an amazing gift but I always get the person who cocks it up, puts no effort into it and digs something out of their desk like an asshole. I get that buying something for a complete stranger or work…

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    Blogmas Day 19: My Out of Control Amazon Wishlist

    I have an Amazon shopping addiction, I don’t love that I have this because I do feel like the convenience of online shopping has impacted the profitability of brick and mortar stores. The thing that I do like about Amazon is that instead of purchasing from 3-4 different sellers at a time, generating 3-4 packages, putting additional delivery trucks on the road – I can order several items that all come together in one order. Still, I have tried to curb my purchases from them but have still been adding items to my wishlist and it’s gotten a bit out of hand! I kind of have various categories; items that…