• Life&Style

    Going Self-Hosted…!

    I just read this fascinating article about the ‘people rental’ business in Japan and am somehow not shocked at all that this is a thing! I mean, I am somewhat surprised that some of the available rentals are infants (it sounds like they are accompanied by their parents) but I can totally understand the niche that this service satisfies. The extremes that people will go to in an effort to cultivate a perfect image is unsettling but a stand in mom for those who have lost their own? A kid to take to the movies, a grandmother to take flowers to – people have found a way to have human…

  • Skin Care

    Monday Must Have – MadeCera Cream

    I am not super good at sticking to these catchy series and usually just bust them out when I can’t think of a good title so don’t expect anything from me 😛 I talked about this cream from SkinRx Labs in a monthly favorites post a couple of months ago and I love it even more now than I did then. This cream claims to restore damaged, dehydrated and sensitive skin. It’s packed with a cocktail of fermented ceramides as well as centella asiatica extract which is good for redness and niacinamide to fight fine line and signs of aging. I still cannot say that I am totally sold on…

  • Random

    On a Sunday

    Chilling with the cats, watching The Strain and nothing to blog about. I was going to do a round-up of my favourite makeup brushes but they are all dirty because I use them everyday 😛 So, we’ll just have a random post for this evening. And I’m less than happy about it. First off, allergies. Second, anyone with a square-foot of lawn and a power tool of some kind will now be in their yard dinking around until October. What are they doing? Who knows, they don’t even know. I don’t get the yard concept, we lay waste to acres of naturally occurring vegetation to build rows of pre-fab homes…

  • Life&Style

    Bedroom Update

    I think that the bedroom is done, or at least as far as what I wanted to with it. The BF still has a corner where he has a bunch of random shit but it seems organized. I’m still side-eying it. I didn’t take any ‘Before’ pictures because I didn’t think that I would be talking about this on my blog but here are some ‘After’ pictures and I can share the major changes. First, we used to have two side tables and now he just has the one. I completely emptied mine and it’s up for sale currently, if it doesn’t get picked up this month then I will…

  • Makeup

    First Impression Friday – Fix + Shimmer

    We are trying to watch the movie Mother but I can’t get into it because J-Law being married to Javier Bardem just seems incredibly unrealistic. How old is he? I Googled it, 49, which is way younger than I thought but still. That voice, what is that? I have used the new MAC shimmer Fix+ that I picked up a couple of days ago a few times now and I have some thoughts. Mostly, disappointed thoughts. I chose Pinklite because I use the pink tube of the Strobe Cream and figured that this would best match my skintone. In the bottle, the liquid is milky, shimmery and iridescent so one…

  • Fashion

    Mad Fashion

    I just read this 10,000 word article about how to quit Facebook and I’m at a loss as to why 1) This article was necessary and 2) Why it was so long. The assumption is that quitting Facebook is hard and suddenly you won’t have the same access to your friends and family and my GOD – you might have to go back to communicating in methods that existed pre-2005. The insanity. It’s not that fucking hard, just delete your profile – I can almost guarantee that nothing bad will happen. I still read the article though so who am I to judge? I started the first season of Mad…

  • Skin Care

    Pixi Picks for Glowing Skin

    Mad Men has to be one of my favourite shows, the story lines can be borderline but I like the costumes, retro Madison Avenue, the music. Plus the cast is stacked but I recently found out that Jon Hamm really was an alcoholic! He went to rehab while still playing the role of Don Draper, this is probably old news but I make a point of not reading or listening to any news pieces about the private lives of celebrities. There’s too much profit to be had when human suffering is the ware and I just don’t think it’s right. My best gal pal told me this and I am…

  • Random

    A Haunting in my TV Room

    Tonight on Unsolved Mysteries: I think this kitchen table that we inherited from the grandparents is haunted. Stick with me, I hate this table which is completely irrational but it just irritates me. It shouldn’t as it’s a very nice, old, sturdy farm table that was a perfect fit for the kitchen that we used to have it in but there is just something about it. Right now, it’s in a mostly unused room in the apartment with a TV on it and I’d really like to get rid of it. I don’t even like watching movies in there with the table. But if I sell it, I feel like…

  • Entertainment

    Current Reads

    I am sitting here, not so patiently waiting on my new Audible credit to come through. Audible is the only subscription service I have that doesn’t process at midnight and it drives me nuts! I will purchase credits before my subscription renews but I thought I could wait it out this time – I’m a liar, liar pants on fire. I am a fan of audio-books because you can be doing just about anything while you are listening to them. Cooking, cleaning, eating, sometimes driving – I say sometimes because there are a few books I wouldn’t recommend half-focusing on while trying to drive. Before I dive into my next…

  • Makeup,  Skin Care

    ULTA Spring Haul!

    Nothing like a new vacuum to make me feel like I really have my life together. Seriously though, I have been on the hunt for a new vacuum for ages and haven’t come upon one that had everything I wanted and at the right price. My old Hoover spit out more stuff than it sucked in but I just kept putting it off until Friday morning. On Friday, I found my perfect vacuum on clearance – when does that happen? It has a special attachment for pet hair, detachable canister, hard floor suction setting, even a ceiling tool which I have already used on all of the ceilings and blinds.…