Reflecting on the things I've learned about my mother in the first year since her death.
The 30th and 31st years were hard. A dear family member lost to suicide. My mother lost to cancer. A baby lost to miscarriage. And a father lost to old age. Three funerals, one casket, two large urns, one small. One family caught in the middle, surrounded by heartbreak, tear stained cheeks because we can't… Continue reading My 32nd Year
When I was a kid my mom's first husband was in the military so we moved around a lot, predominately outside of the United States. Moving so much made it hard for us to keep up with American television and culture so my grandmother used to record television shows and cartoons and send them to us… Continue reading Ipsy Glam Bag – July 2017 – Gudetama!!!
About ten years ago when I was 21 a lady in my office came around to invite several of us to a jewelry party. Several months before this I'd worked in a jewelry store and loved it. So, when she told me that she made so much extra cash doing something she already loved, I… Continue reading Why I Won’t Join Your Pyramid Scheme
I love themes. I love themed products. So when I got my hands on deluxe samples of Saint and Sinner by Kat Von D Beauty, I was crazy excited. Because theme! Because gorgeous packaging! Because Kat Von D makes amazing stuff! But, *sigh*, I'll be honest with you: the most exciting thing about this pair is… Continue reading Review: Saint & Sinner by Kat Von D Beauty
Three amazing moisturizing products my dry skin can't live without.
What if we changed the dialogue? What if we rewrote the weight loss tropes? What if we switched it up a little, changed the tempo, reblocked the whole set, and rearranged the conversation altogether? What if instead of telling fat people all the things they can't do...we told them all the things they can? What… Continue reading My Fat Did THAT
Creating your own makeup brush and sponge cleaner at home is surprisingly easy and affordable. This simple tutorial with photos will walk you through the process!
Layers of makeup can't hide the pain of loss.
One of the mistakes I made very early on in my makeup journey is not cleaning my brushes. Yes, it's true. I just didn't clean them. For over a month. A solid month before a friend gently asked if I'd been cleaning them. Uh oh. If you're like me and making the mistake of not… Continue reading Why You Need To Be Cleaning Your Brushes!!