Posts Tagged 'makeup'

Things That I Actually Believe Are Honestly Magical

  I think magic is pretty cool. I’m talking MagicK, you know — Glamours, transfiguration, potions, enchantments. But believing in it? Phew. Belief is a tricky thing. I feel like belief — true belief — is the thing that only

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Things That I Actually Believe Are Honestly Magical

  I think magic is pretty cool. I’m talking MagicK, you know — Glamours, transfiguration, potions, enchantments. But believing in it? Phew. Belief is a tricky thing. I feel like belief — true belief — is the thing that only

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LOST: my inspiration. FOUND: this stuff…

  So I just told you in my boat post that I’ve been struggling with finding “inspiration.” That’s pretty harsh, but it’s true. I’ve been actively searching for, but (largely) failing to find, things that excite me. Apologies in advance for sounding like a

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LOST: my inspiration. FOUND: this stuff…

  So I just told you in my boat post that I’ve been struggling with finding “inspiration.” That’s pretty harsh, but it’s true. I’ve been actively searching for, but (largely) failing to find, things that excite me. Apologies in advance for sounding like a

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Let Them Smell Cake

  Buckle up, here comes a rant of “Marie Antoinette” proportions. #FirstWorldProblems, indeed. But it needs to be said. Or rather, asked: Why does every beauty product smell like “Birthday Cake?”?!?!? I, too, remember the heady days of 2011, when

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Let Them Smell Cake

  Buckle up, here comes a rant of “Marie Antoinette” proportions. #FirstWorldProblems, indeed. But it needs to be said. Or rather, asked: Why does every beauty product smell like “Birthday Cake?”?!?!? I, too, remember the heady days of 2011, when

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All The Makeup You Need To Survive Burning Man

Okay, Let’s Be Honest: makeup really isn’t necessary at Burning Man. I just… I really like it! The best part of my morning (besides my super-regular 6:45am morning poop #humblebrag) is deciding what makeup to wear that day. What colors, what theme,

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All The Makeup You Need To Survive Burning Man

Okay, Let’s Be Honest: makeup really isn’t necessary at Burning Man. I just… I really like it! The best part of my morning (besides my super-regular 6:45am morning poop #humblebrag) is deciding what makeup to wear that day. What colors, what theme,

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Good News! I Called Dog 911, And They Said It’s Not An Emergency

Dog 911 meme was started by Reverend Scott on Twitter.   What’s good, everybody? I think yellow blush is *VERY* good: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Linh Nguyen (@linhhair) I’m very excited to try this look

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Good News! I Called Dog 911, And They Said It’s Not An Emergency

Dog 911 meme was started by Reverend Scott on Twitter.   What’s good, everybody? I think yellow blush is *VERY* good: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Linh Nguyen (@linhhair) I’m very excited to try this look

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“There’s Only Two Kinds of Makeup!” aka Why Contouring Is Not For Me, I’ve Decided

So I got in a Twitter fight (not really!) with a IRL friend of mine (again, not really) but we had an in-depth discussion about contouring: how, and why, and wherefore do I hate it so much? When I first

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“There’s Only Two Kinds of Makeup!” aka Why Contouring Is Not For Me, I’ve Decided

So I got in a Twitter fight (not really!) with a IRL friend of mine (again, not really) but we had an in-depth discussion about contouring: how, and why, and wherefore do I hate it so much? When I first

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Drugstore Makeup Finds I Was OBSESSED With In 2016

I’m not usually a makeup blogger — I mean, LOOK at that flat-lay. Sad! Anyway, I’m not a ‘makeup blogger,’ but I do own, wear, and covet makeup A LOT. Like, a-lot, a-lot. Anyway, since it’s December and we’re winding

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Drugstore Makeup Finds I Was OBSESSED With In 2016

I’m not usually a makeup blogger — I mean, LOOK at that flat-lay. Sad! Anyway, I’m not a ‘makeup blogger,’ but I do own, wear, and covet makeup A LOT. Like, a-lot, a-lot. Anyway, since it’s December and we’re winding

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Bonne Bell Lip Smacker Horoscopes

Strawberry:  This is a time of renewal for you.  This month you will order a sandwich and they will put onions on it, even though you specifically asked for no onions.  You will pick the onions off one by one,

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Bonne Bell Lip Smacker Horoscopes

Strawberry:  This is a time of renewal for you.  This month you will order a sandwich and they will put onions on it, even though you specifically asked for no onions.  You will pick the onions off one by one,

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What Is Makeup?

Makeup is very controversial these days!  People are asking all kinds of questions such as, “Is Makeup Feminist?” and “Is Makeup False Advertising?”  The one question NOT being asked is probably the most important one of all, “WHAT IS MAKEUP?!?” 

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What Is Makeup?

Makeup is very controversial these days!  People are asking all kinds of questions such as, “Is Makeup Feminist?” and “Is Makeup False Advertising?”  The one question NOT being asked is probably the most important one of all, “WHAT IS MAKEUP?!?” 

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Periodical Thoughts

You know what’s awesome?  Having the kind of terrible menstrual cramps that ruin your entire day (and sometimes the next one, too).  The kind where taking Midol is a gamble: sometimes it works, sometimes you might as well swallow some

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Periodical Thoughts

You know what’s awesome?  Having the kind of terrible menstrual cramps that ruin your entire day (and sometimes the next one, too).  The kind where taking Midol is a gamble: sometimes it works, sometimes you might as well swallow some

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In A Relationship with Beauty: It’s Complicated

I am, I’m sure, and AWESOME girlfriend.  So when my boyfriend observes: “You have a complicated relationship with beauty,” my first instinct is to say, “All women have a complicated relationship with beauty, it’s because of society,” and while I

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In A Relationship with Beauty: It’s Complicated

I am, I’m sure, and AWESOME girlfriend.  So when my boyfriend observes: “You have a complicated relationship with beauty,” my first instinct is to say, “All women have a complicated relationship with beauty, it’s because of society,” and while I

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Change Inside & Out

Changing the outside doesn’t change the inside. I tell my parents this when they cluck over my tattoos.  I want to say, “I’m still your daughter!”  Just with more colorful packaging. I remember learning this lesson myself the hard way

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Change Inside & Out

Changing the outside doesn’t change the inside. I tell my parents this when they cluck over my tattoos.  I want to say, “I’m still your daughter!”  Just with more colorful packaging. I remember learning this lesson myself the hard way

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The Person I Am Not

I’m not a “dainty jewelry” person… I’m a big, sparkly, four-rings-at-a-time, wear a pewter vertebrae around my neck person.  I see people wearing thin silver bands and dainty diamond necklaces and think, “That’s so pretty, feminine, and subtle,” I immediately

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The Person I Am Not

I’m not a “dainty jewelry” person… I’m a big, sparkly, four-rings-at-a-time, wear a pewter vertebrae around my neck person.  I see people wearing thin silver bands and dainty diamond necklaces and think, “That’s so pretty, feminine, and subtle,” I immediately

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5 Fandom Friday: Dear Santa…

Dear Internet Santa: (or the intern elf in charge of responding to internet wishlists) Because you know I live in an apartment, and have no way of storing fun gifts, please just bring me gift cards this year.  I take

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5 Fandom Friday: Dear Santa…

Dear Internet Santa: (or the intern elf in charge of responding to internet wishlists) Because you know I live in an apartment, and have no way of storing fun gifts, please just bring me gift cards this year.  I take

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#tbt The Closet Costume

Ahhh, the art of the Closet Costume – a Halloween costume pulled together last-minute out of things you already own in your closet.  This photo wasn’t taken last week, it was taken twenty (eep!)ish years ago.  I was a hippie

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#tbt The Closet Costume

Ahhh, the art of the Closet Costume – a Halloween costume pulled together last-minute out of things you already own in your closet.  This photo wasn’t taken last week, it was taken twenty (eep!)ish years ago.  I was a hippie

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Trader Joe's Tuesday: Coconut Body Butter

Trader Joe’s Coconut Body Butter Tastes Like:  DO NOT EAT THIS PRODUCT!  Dab a little of the rich, thick-churned creaminess onto your skin and rub it in and you’ll feel good enough to eat.  And you’ll smell like a pina

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Trader Joe's Tuesday: Coconut Body Butter

Trader Joe’s Coconut Body Butter Tastes Like:  DO NOT EAT THIS PRODUCT!  Dab a little of the rich, thick-churned creaminess onto your skin and rub it in and you’ll feel good enough to eat.  And you’ll smell like a pina

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According to Instagram…

The sweet-and-beautiful-online-and-in-real-life Eeka at Live.Love.Random recently did a post called “According to Instagram” about the telling nature of her Instagram feed.  And I vowed to steal that idea.  Fair warning, I left a comment!  And it turns out, my Instagram

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According to Instagram…

The sweet-and-beautiful-online-and-in-real-life Eeka at Live.Love.Random recently did a post called “According to Instagram” about the telling nature of her Instagram feed.  And I vowed to steal that idea.  Fair warning, I left a comment!  And it turns out, my Instagram

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Hungry Eyes

Winter in NYC bites the big one.  It’s cold and the wet and filthy and our main punching bag, the tourists we love to hate, have all gone home.  What is there to do? Invent a new cateye, perhaps? What

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Hungry Eyes

Winter in NYC bites the big one.  It’s cold and the wet and filthy and our main punching bag, the tourists we love to hate, have all gone home.  What is there to do? Invent a new cateye, perhaps? What

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Chain Mail

I love questionnaires! I found this one courtesy, once again, of Angie from Lariats and Lavender, which is a blog I’ve been a fan of for a long time!, who found it from Kyla at Kyla is Inspired, which is

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Chain Mail

I love questionnaires! I found this one courtesy, once again, of Angie from Lariats and Lavender, which is a blog I’ve been a fan of for a long time!, who found it from Kyla at Kyla is Inspired, which is

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Blogtember #20: Back in Black

I have no idea when I received this bottle of black nail polish, but I know it was before I moved to NYC, so that makes it very old.  I noticed it has started to take a turn for the

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Blogtember #20: Back in Black

I have no idea when I received this bottle of black nail polish, but I know it was before I moved to NYC, so that makes it very old.  I noticed it has started to take a turn for the

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