mental health

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…

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Hey, did you hear about Lush? In a shocking move, Lush Labs has announced that they’ll soon be shutting down all of their UK social media accounts. They have 202k Twitter followers, 569k on Instagram and 423k on Facebook. I’m not good at math, but that looks like close to 1.2 million social media followers…

Read more Hey Lush, are you ok?

So it’s the end of my first month attempting to be smart. I’d like to discuss how I did. Time I started strong with the time management stuff. Toward the beginning of the month, I was getting up on time, having breakfast, spending time with Dan and still starting work on time. Woo! However… The last…

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Brandon Truaxe died. A few months ago he was the center of attention due to his erratic behavior and his odd posts on the Deciem’s social media. This behavior, including his attempt to completely shut down the company, led to minority shareholders Estee Lauder having him removed as CEO in October by order of a…

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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

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.