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Are you one of the 8.5 million people who’ve watched this video in the past couple of days? If you’ve been here for any length of time you’ll know that I have some *thoughts* about this commercial and the response to it. Hi, rabid intersectional feminist, right here. First and foremost: I don’t love that Gillette…

Read more Gillette pissed some people off

‘Tis the season for making resolutions. For me, sticking to resolutions has almost always been impossible. They’re unattainable goals, like “This year I’m going to get my life together.” What does that even mean? Inevitably I get overwhelmed or discouraged with these huge, lofty goals and two weeks into the year I just give up…

Read more 2019: The year I get smart

Back in October Rimmel announced that they’d be partnering with The Cybersmile Foundation in a campaign to combat beauty cyberbullying, employing the hashtag #IWILLNOTBEDELETED. Unfortunately, this announcement was overshadowed by one of Rimmel’s sister brands, CoverGirl, announcing that they’re now certified as cruelty-free. The news has been on my radar for a while but because I’m a…

Read more Rimmel vs. cyberbullies

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

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

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

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

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.