• Makeup

    Venus XL – First Impressions

    My kitchen decor order is arriving this evening and I will not be home to receive it which means that the BF will be there when it arrives and obviously wonder why I need more kitchen stuff. Boys, honestly. Can we still say that or is it sexist now? I think the PC thing to say would be, Individuals who don’t cook or otherwise spend any time in the kitchen will never understand the need to have a lovely kitchen. But really, if I am not cooking then I’m cleaning it, if we have people over then they sit at the kitchen counter, one walks through the kitchen when coming…

  • NOTD

    NOTD: I Couldn’t Pick a Color

    And I almost kicked over a shrine in my nail salon, I am probably banned. I had an appointment for this evening not knowing that this snow storm was going to be so bad but then decided not to cancel because I didn’t want to waste my nail tech’s time. Then I was so distracted while in the salon that I decided to skip a pedicure and couldn’t pick a nail color so I just chose this neutral, kinda’ granny pink. It’s OK, I can live with it for two weeks, it’s just a little more tame than what I usually choose. I really like my nail salon, I hope…

  • Show Me Your Empties

    Some March Empties!

    I receive an email from audible, The Spring Releases You’ve Been Waiting For. And I am thinking, Awesome, because this is the time of year when all of the new Nordic Noir books hit the shelves. I eagerly open the email only to discover a list of shit releases that I have little to no interest in. At one time, writing and publishing a book was a big deal – not just anyone could do it. Now it seems, that any jerk with an internet connection and word processor can release whatever drivel their pea-brains conjure up. I’m sorry, not one but two books about Prince Harry’s wedding?! Who is…

  • Anti-Hauls

    Anti-Haul #12

    I am watching the film adaptations of the Department Q novels and they aren’t in English – which is fine but I can’t multi-task when I have to read subtitles. I need to start learning to speak other languages so that I don’t need subtitles. Yes, learn more languages not to culture myself but to enjoy more pop-culture, this makes sense to me. The new releases just keep coming so of course it’s time for a little stop-shopping therapy. Viseart Theory Palettes – These aren’t new releases really, I think that they just expanded the line with new palettes. This is supposed to be the eye-shadow formula to end all…

  • Skin Care

    Trying On: Nivea

    Super random post for a snowy Saturday but I didn’t have anything else planned for today anyway! Nivea is currently on BOGO at ULTA, I don’t usually purchase this brand but I almost always shop sales for body care and hair care and picked up a couple of things. I am totally sold on the body lotions that I picked up, they are apparently new oil-infused formulas and they are lovely. The in-shower lotion was surprisingly an immediate win for me as well. I have tried products like this before and I want to like them, it’s a great concept – why not just get moisturizing out of the way…

  • Home

    Fun Kitchen Finds

    We are due for snow this evening and it’s slated to be the coldest Easter in the last 10 years but my kitchen is feeling decidedly Spring-like. Yes, I did make a trek to Wal-Mart this morning and yes, I feel like a jerk so judge away.  It’s a nightmare trying to find anything in stores that big but I did manage to find a few Pioneer Woman finds and they are perfect. The store in my area didn’t have a ton of stuff but what they did have was of good quality, I did place an Amazon order as well and am excited for that to get here. In the…

  • Life&Style

    Homeware Want List

    What is it about spring that makes me want to redecorate my kitchen? I don’t even like spring, I prefer the opposite of spring – dead of winter, that’s my season. I do spend a lot of time baking this time of year for various events – someone always seems to be having a baby or a wedding shower. My kitchen is a hodge-podge of carefully curated country and vintage pieces. It’s not to everyone’s taste and could even be called a little kitsch but I am the only one using it and I like it. I love the flea market aesthetic of the Pioneer Woman brand but the line…

  • Best Of's

    Best of March

    Eating some toast, minding my own business when I get asked if I wanted to go to Easter Mass. My response, totally unthinking was, No – I’m cool on Christ. Even I was shocked that this came out of my mouth! I immediately flashed back to my youth when I was discussing the Pope at the time (JPII) with my grandparents and I said, I think he is probably going to kak soon. In my defense, he literally passed away later that same year so I wasn’t wrong. Should one use kak and His Holiness in the same sentence? I mean, it’s probably frowned upon but sometimes I just don’t…

  • Skin Care

    Newly Curated – Botanic Farm

    Do you ever find yourself just casually listening to some music and a band comes on and you’re like, Wow – this sucks. Then you look to see who this super shitty band is and turns out it’s The Decemberists who you used to really be into like 6 years ago and now you’re judging your own shitty taste in music. Good thing I didn’t get that tattoo but in all seriousness, their new album is terrible. What happened?! I feel like Newly Curated is a classier way to talk about more shit that I bought that I don’t need.  Soko Glam just started stocking Botanic Farm and I picked…

  • Skin Care

    Dear, Klairs

    I have conceded to the fact that I will have to purchase a new car in the very near future. This is very bothersome, I pride myself on how long I have owned the one vehicle. Others probably just see a rusty POS (rusty but trusty) but to me, it symbolizes a fight against the disposable lifestyle that first world countries have become accustomed to. Cars are not disposable, houses are not disposable – they should be rationed instead of manufactured, bought and sold with reckless abandon. I guess the only thing that I am excited to have in a new car is a working stereo system which is the…