Greetings internet! I just took some time to update my Amazon storefront with some new stuff, so if you want to see a ton of things I use in my everyday life, plus makeup I love and books I’ve read, all complete with mini-reviews, check it out. Full disclosure: should you buy something from my…

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But I’ve been flat on my ass for almost two weeks. Labor Day weekend I went home to Rochester to spend time with family and go to my “cousin’s” wedding. The scare quotes are because she’s not actually my cousin, but I’ve known her since she was born and we all grew up together, so…

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I’ve mentioned this once or twice, but I work from home. Sometimes it’s really boring and impossible to concentrate. Today is one of those days, so I played with some makeup. What’s on my face: Eye primer: MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly Eye shadow: Anastasia Beverly Hills x Jackie Aina palette – a…

Read more MOTD: easily distracted edition

Hello internet friends! I’m fried. Between work and other life nonsense, I’m feeling pretty burned out. It’s actually mostly because of work. I’ve been unhappy in my job for a while, and the powers that be have implemented some changes to mitigate our misery, but ultimately, I work in customer support. Support reps everywhere are…

Read more How you doin’?

It’s been a long time since I posted an anti-haul, and since there’s a ton of stuff that’s either just been released or coming soon, I thought now would be a perfect time. So without further ado, here’s some stuff I won’t be buying. Besame Cosmetics Sleeping Beauty collection I’m an unequivocal lover of Disney…

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Remember a few weeks ago, when I ran off to the middle of the woods for America’s birthday? The area we visited is in the northern Adirondack mountains, within spitting distance of the Canadian wilderness. Our family friend has what’s referred to as a “camp”; a small house with a couple of outbuildings plopped in…

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I got an email a little over an hour ago. Cue freakout. Navigating to the Haus Laboratories site shows a countdown clock and the same image of Lady Gaga as the one in the email. Click her gorgeous face, and you’ll be watching a promotional video in which people of various races and genders dance…

Read more 5 days

I intended to post a review of the new Maybelline foundation tonight. I even have wear test photos. I was so excited that I was getting it together for this month. Then I looked at the clock. Work ran later than I planned, and I have a four-hour journey into the wilderness tomorrow, and many…

Read more Change of plans

We just got back to Albany after spending the weekend in Rochester. We went to our oldest niece’s high school graduation and had lots of family time. It was lovely. I tried some new stuff while I was gone. Reviews are imminent. And tomorrow is July 1st. I don’t know where the time is disappearing…

Read more There and back again

I haven’t mentioned my “smart buy” in a while, but this year I’ve tried really hard to be more particular about the things I purchase. It hasn’t always worked. I’m not immune to hype; I am a human who loves beauty products, after all. Unfortunately for me, a lot of the things I’ve purchased because…

Read more Products I regret buying