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Happy New Year internet friends. The holiday season for me has been filled with fun, travel, and the people I love. Including many children, which means that now I’m quite sick and likely won’t be awake at midnight. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been healthy on NYE in the…

Read more New year, same me

Am I too late in the Christmas season to talk about products I don’t want? Yes? Oh well, you’re getting another anti-haul anyway. I know that I talked about some inexpensive products in my Ulta anti-haul, but there’s more drugstore stuff that’s been released that I feel personally victimized by. Mostly because they’re pointless, gimmicky…

Read more Holiday anti-haul: drugstore edition

If you’re anything like me and mildly obsessed with Asian beauty products, you’re likely also always concerned about what’s actually in the stuff you’re slathering all over your face. Enter Allure to confirm our worst fears: apparently dangerous levels of mercury have been found in skincare products being sold on Amazon and eBay. Lovely. According…

Read more Beware! There’s death in everything!

I’ve been home from my most recent round of travels for a few days and I’m already packing to leave town again. This time I’m going home for the holidays; Christmas is something I look forward to all year, but Dan has to come back to Albany before the actual holiday and that sucks. Anyway,…

Read more Travel hair and skin care

It’s been almost a year since I started traveling in a mildly insane manner. Boston, Michigan, various cities in Florida multiple times, Rochester, Albany, and now Roanoke, Virginia. Dan is here doing some kind of airplane training, and since there’s really no need for me to be home, I met him here after my weekend…

Read more Travel makeup

Here we go again: another anti-haul! Today we’re looking at Sephora, and there’s a lot to rag on here so let’s get right to it. Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Carnaval Extravaganza Beauty influencers everywhere are weeping that this made someone’s anti-haul, but I really don’t get why it’s so universally loved. It’s supposed to…

Read more Holiday anti-haul: Sephora edition

My stepdad turned 60 over the weekend. His birthday conveniently coincided not only with his favorite football team, the Buffalo Bills, taking on their longtime rivals, the Miami Dolphins, in Miami, but the resort where my sweet, adorable cousin works in Fort Lauderdale was also hosting a Buffalo Bills-themed weekend, complete with game tickets, transportation,…

Read more Family fun time in Ft. Lauderdale

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over I think we’ve reached critical mass when it comes to holiday releases. While I did make a few purchases during the sales (mostly gifts for other people, I swear!), there’s a metric fuckton of things I won’t be purchasing because I couldn’t possibly care less. This…

Read more Holiday anti-haul: Ulta edition

Happy Saturday internet friends! I’m sitting in my childhood room with Dan snoring next to me. We’ve been here all weekend for Thanksgiving, and as much as I’ve enjoyed being home and seeing the family, I’m ready to go home to Albany. Which we’re supposed to do at the crack of dawn tomorrow. I’ve been…

Read more Home again, home again

If you haven’t heard by now, Victoria’s Secret sucks. More specifically, Victoria’s Secret Chief Marketing Officer, Ed Razek, sucks. According to a new interview in Vogue, the CMO has a very specific vision for the annual fashion show, and that vision doesn’t include plus size or trans models. Their show is a “fantasy”, they have…

Read more Victoria’s Secret can suck a fat dick. Sorry, not sorry.

It’s been brought to my attention that it’s November 12, and I’ve only posted twice in this entire month. Not that I necessarily needed the reminder because, as any writer/blogger/creative type knows, when we aren’t creating, we’re thinking about creating. Stressing about it. Allowing it to hang over our heads like big grey storm clouds.…

Read more All aboard the struggle bus! Or boat. Or train. It’s your choice.