• Trends

    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…

  • Random,  Wellness

    1 in 400 Trillion

    Oooohhh, so the new season of 13 Reasons Why was released today and I am of two minds about this series. On the one hand, if it encourages someone to talk about depression, anxiety or any mental health issue that they are experiencing then that’s awesome. On the other hand, I feel like it romanticizes suicide and glorifies how shitty people are going to feel in the aftermath. You don’t need to leave tapes behind for people to feel awful after they lose someone to something so tragic. Losing someone to suicide is the most inexplicable pain that a person can experience, the guilt is incredible and you will spend…

  • Life&Style

    Tips for Spending Less Time Adulting

    Adulthood, that glorious final stage in life shrouded in mystery that every child dreams of. Well actually, I think a lot kids probably grew up recognizing how stressed and harried most adults were and that tainted the desire to be an adult just a little. I think the biggest misconception that you have about adulthood as a kid is that you will suddenly have all of this freedom in addition to your carefree kid lifestyle; no school, junk food galore, MTV, driving – these things that we want because we cannot have them. I mean, if driving was the big reveal I am here to tell you that not only…

  • Uncategorized

    Everybody’s Working for Wednesday

    I learned something very important today, when you ask a customer support person if you can ‘delete a domain’ you must be very specific about what domain. You see, when I upgraded my site domain on wordpress.com I had an old domain that seemed to just work in unison with my current domain but started causing issues when I went self-hosted and somehow people were able to find this domain and follow it even though there was no content. That was the domain that I wanted to have deleted but ended up deleting all of my domains including the one I wanted, talk about panic. 12 hours later, no fault…

  • Fragrance

    The Scent of Summer

    I just read that Minnesota picked the black licorice jelly bean as the best flavour and I am adding that to the list of reasons to move along with potholes, tater tot hotdish, the Twins and the housing market. Black licorice?! I mean, it makes total since, it seems like it could be enjoyable but is ultimately disappointing and leaves a bad taste in your mouth – much like Minnesota. Anyway, while I was completely mislead by the gals on Sex & the City about how life would be in my early 30’s, I completely trust SJP when it comes to fragrance. Well, when it comes to her STASH line…

  • Product Reviews

    Hasta La Vista BB

    The Terminator franchise is probably one of my absolute faves, I keep seeing these new robots that scientists are building and am like – Haven’t these people seen Terminator!? I just don’t think that so much time and research should be poured into robotics, the existence of Skynet being wildly unlikely aside, aren’t there more important things to be developing and researching? Just because something can be done, doesn’t mean it should – see nuclear weapons if there’s any question of what I mean. There is technology that is better left alone and when these robots take over the world, I am going to be there with a big ol’…

  • Random

    Confessions of a Beauty Junkie

    I just finished a documentary about the Catholic Church and had a really ranty post planned but I think that I will save that for another day. Serious posts take more time and often more energy to crank out than the more fun ones so we’ll keep it fun tonight. As a self-proclaimed beauty junkie and part-time beauty blogger, I’d like my readers to think that I live in this technicolor world of whimsy but often times it’s just kind of a hectic mess behind the scenes with lots of laying with my face in the couch and talking to my cats. You are presented with the more polished version…

  • Makeup

    Summer Glow Base

    I just spent 45 minutes looking at mayonnaise, not because I had any intention of purchasing any but because I couldn’t determine why there were so many different kinds. How is there a market for so many versions of the same product? How much mayonnaise are Americans consuming?! Is anyone really eating the olive oil kind because, gag. But then I realized that there are literally 500 different versions of almost any product – glass cleaner, laundry detergent, pickles, diapers, lotion – I just don’t understand how companies can make money, the supply has to exceed demand and yet prices tend to stay fairly stagnant or they increase. I hate…

  • Entertainment

    Current Youtube Short List

    I was going to post my ULTA haul but my ULTA has a commitment to putting product in the wrong spot and I came home with two products in the wrong shade. I could check the product before I leave and that would save me a lot of time but I forget and not to mention I feel like I just posted a haul and I don’t know how interesting they are…? I was surfing Youtube today on my lunch after not having been on there for ages aside from watching Adobe tutorials and I did a clear out of gurus who I find vapid and uninspiring. Rather than list…

  • Fashion

    On Trend – Summer Trousers

    A few weeks ago, I decided that this was the year that I would try to start wearing pants. Yup – I don’t wear pants. Outside of yoga pants that I actually use for their intended purpose, I didn’t own a single pair of pants until roughly 2 weeks ago. In the winter, this is fine but in the summer, it’s a pain and I just can’t be bothered. I don’t wear pants because I have disproportionately fat knees, I am not sure when I acquired this attribute and it’s problematic. I used to play pretty competitive volleyball and never recall the fat knee issue but here we are. I…