• Show Me Your Empties

    Some April Empties!

    And I think I’m self-hosted? What a wormhole and for someone who thinks that they are pretty tech-savvy, it was more of a headache than what I signed on for but I will post all about it soon because I just can’t think about it anymore right now. My end of month posts are a little delayed but still might be enjoyable and I was pretty proud of what I used up this month! tarte Rainforest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist – I think that this is probably one of the sprays that is in my left-over mixture bottle and I don’t recall loving it on its own. The…

  • 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…

  • Skin Care

    Korean Skincare Routine

    I am a little stressed out about my skin looking so good – I am waiting for it to freak out and be like; Bitch, you thought…In my defense, that is always what happens! I am hesitant to share my new skincare routine because I feel like I will be back at square one in a couple of weeks but here I go anyway! For those of you who don’t know, I switched over to the much talked about Korean skincare routine. Depending on who you ask, there are 7-10 steps to flawless skin. I have dabbled in Korean skincare for some time but only totally switched my skincare back…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Wishlists

    Riley Rose Want List

    Do you ever put off doing something for an irrationally long time because you are convinced that it will be the most terrible thing you have experienced to date but when you finally take care of said thing it took about 10 minutes and wasn’t that bad. You convince yourself that next time you will just suck it up and do it full-well knowing that this has been your pattern of behavior for the last 10 years and will be until the day you die. Same. I just found out that Riley Rose is opening a location in a suburb near me and I am super excited. This beauty store…

  • Skin Care

    K-Beauty Skincare Update!

    I accidentally Hulked out on my tube of Charlotte Tilbury highlighter and over-tightened the cap so it broke. I do this constantly, I have a commitment to over-tightening twist caps and it usually leads to something breaking. Instead of wasting the product, I just wiped it all over my face – I don’t know if that was a mistake or not but here’s a pic of my face: I mean, I think it looks a little sweaty but I would do it again 😛 I was going to talk about some additional products that I have added to my skincare routine but have decided to do a ‘check-in’ post instead…

  • Best Of's

    Best of February

    I skipped a Best of January because I didn’t have many products that I had been using habitually and really liking and I was trying a lot of new things. I try not to get in the habit of having all new products as favourites but it does happen. For February, I have quite a few products that I did just start using at the beginning of the year but have used them consistently enough now to know that I really do like them so here they are! Real Techniques Brush Crush – OK, legit the last time that I will talk about these 😛 I am obsessed with these…

  • Skin Care

    Essencially

    Punny, right 😛 I sometimes use memes in everyday conversation, I cannot be the only one who does this. Some coworkers asked me if I wanted to go to happy hour and I said, No, I have a meeting with some watermelons. Everyone looked at my like I was nuts, I was being sarcastic and I don’t like making excuses and that was as good a reason as any other. I mean, come on people – do you even internet?! When I first started talking about my Korean Skincare journey, essences were one of the steps that I often left off because I hadn’t found one that I liked or…