Bereavement, Thirties

My 32nd Year

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

Makeup, Reviews

Ipsy Glam Bag – July 2017 – Gudetama!!!

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!!!

Makeup, Opinion, Reviews

Why I Won’t Join Your Pyramid Scheme

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

Perfume, Reviews

Review: Saint & Sinner by Kat Von D Beauty

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

how to, Makeup, Skincare

Why You Need To Be Cleaning Your Brushes!!

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. ย 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!!