Saturday, June 29, 2013


Sometimes being a beauty junkie is painful. Not only does my love of makeup often hurt my wallet, since it can be quite expensive, but it can hurt my pride when no one notices a look I spent hours trying to perfect, and sometimes it can literally cause physical pain. Like it did for me this week.

Friday, June 21, 2013


I've really been itching to travel lately. I've been seeing friends post pictures of cool travel on Facebook - pictures from places I've never been and have wanted to visit for years - Italy, Greece, Alaska, Singapore - and all these beautiful pictures of interesting places has really brought out my wanderlust in full force.

Now I really have no reason to complain, really. I had the fabulous opportunity to travel to a different country not once but twice this year, spend some really great quality time with loved ones, and even do some booze tourism. But I haven't been to anyplace new in awhile. I haven't checked off any bucket list destinations. And I think it's time to start planning a trip to change that.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling....old

A couple of days ago I woke up with Taylor Swifts' "22" stuck in my head. It's a tune that can easily ear worm itself into your head. And well, the truth is, I often do feel like I'm 22. Except I'm not. It's been a long time since I've actually been 22. The fact is, to a 22-year-old, I'm probably ancient.

Getting old isn't a bad thing. It means you're alive, you've lived, you've survived, and hopefully, you've become wiser and well-seasoned. Feeling old sucks. It means your joints sometimes creak when you get up after sitting for a long time, your head has or has started to get a crown of grey hair, you remember things that happened 10 years ago better than what happened an hour ago, and you find yourself espousing the virtues of the clothes in a window display only to look up, horrified to see the name of that clothing store you used to think was for old ladies.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hot weather makeup

Yesterday I had a marathon phone call with one of my best friends, who recently moved to New Orleans. It was one of those conversations where you talk about everything - life, pop culture, world news, who is driving you crazy, and since I'm involved, makeup. She was telling me about how crazy humid it is down there (I've found it impossible to have a good hair day when I've visited in the past) and was asking for some hot weather makeup tips. I had been outside running errands in some hot weather all day, and despite having done some sweating, was pleasantly surprised to see that my makeup remained in really good shape. While I was telling her what I had used, she told me to just write a post on it instead, so here it is.