Can you believe it? I can’t. I know people say this all the time, but I really, seriously, can’t believe it’s December. This year is almost over. This year I’ve managed to keep my job, maintain my relationship, join a gym (though actually going has been more of a challenge), unpack most of my stuff…

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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!