November 2017

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Did you all know that there’s a site that gives you actual, human money back for shopping online? It’s not a gimmick or a scam. They just give you money back. Yeah, it’s Ebates. I feel like this is an ideal time of year to talk about it, since any reasonable person wants to avoid…

Read more Let’s talk about: Ebates

Since you guys seemed to enjoy my $10 and under foundation post, I thought I’d do a few more posts on “budget-friendly” products. I use quotes here because all of our budgets are different and we may have different financial priorities and… you get the idea. This time I want to talk about mascara. I…

Read more My favorite mascaras under $10

Ok, I know I said I wouldn’t make videos, but somehow I found an ounce of courage to get in front of a camera. With no makeup. And messy hair.

I know, I can’t believe it either.

But I wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate you. Having an audience, even a smallish one, gives me the encouragement I need to keep writing every day. Or, rather, most days. I’m easily discouraged so it’s nice knowing that there are people in the world who don’t know me and still care about what I have to say. It’s only been a few short months since I claimed this corner of the internet for myself, and I hope to be here for a long time to come.

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans, and to those not celebrating, I hope you have an awesome day!


Hi folks! If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with the coming shopping craze I may be able to help. I’ve updated my Shopping page with sale information and codes for some of my favorite sites. I hope you find it helpful, and try not to get trampled!

So, I’m American. If you’ve read enough of my posts you’ve likely picked up on that. I like being American, despite our… problematic?… national history. It’s precisely because of this problematic history that I’m not a huge fan of Thanksgiving, and feel it necessary to call out the centuries of nonsense surrounding this holiday. First…

Read more Unpopular opinion: I don’t really like Thanksgiving

This week has been rough. I woke up Sunday feeling a bit run down with a slightly scratchy throat. No big deal, right? Of course not. By the time I woke up Monday morning my body was in complete rebellion, and my symptoms multiplied like bunnies overnight. I slept for almost two entire days. I…

Read more Surprise! I got bronchitis!

Hello! I know I’ve been gone a hot minute, but after rest, fluids and some help from the pharmaceutical companies, I’m feeling much better. Not 100% yet, but finally getting there. Which is likely why I can’t sleep now. I’ve done basically nothing except sleep for days, and my brain is in overdrive as a…

Read more I can’t sleep

Hello my lovelies! I hope you’re all having a lovely Monday. I am, well, not. I woke up this morning afflicted by some terrible plague. T’is the season I suppose.  Because I spent the day alternating between completely comatose and only slightly less comatose, there will be no post today. I’ll get back on the…

Read more It’s an off day

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