Category: Lifestyle

Beauty for Babes Over 40 - Pt 1, Makeup for Your Face

March 28, 2018
Be Warned - EPICALLY VERBOSE POST Ok, first of all, i use the term "Lady" in relation to myself very liberally - i swear like a sailor when i drink, and i haven't read Emily Post. But, you get my meaning. I AM, however, a huge fan of Audrey Hepburn - so maybe that counts for something. ANYWAY, the main point of...
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Monday’s Sick Day - Hydrators for the Face, Chanel Les 9 Ombres for the Eyes, and Chicken Soup for the Soul

January 23, 2018
Oh, please - this was me yesterday, trying out the new Chanel Les 9 Ombres Palette (notice how my pink eyeshadow matches my pillowcase?) and Charlotte Tilbury lip. Today, you don't even want to know how i look...but you will. Keep reading. Well, it’s finally hit me – whatever this nasty bug that’s been...
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What's In My Bag? And Easy FoTD for Liver Function Test Day!

January 16, 2018
Today is "What's In My Bag" day for the blogging challenge - which i never would have dared to agree to, say, five years ago - when i never cleaned out my purse - and half the contents would have been dried out Gummi Bears and 8 month-old receipts, a lipstick i haven't worn since 1997, about $50 in pennies, all...
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My Special Snowflake Skin - Products I've Tried (The Good, The Bad, The Ugly) Pt 1

January 11, 2018
My skin has been both the bane of my existence, and a source of weird pride to me throughout my life.  Back in my teens and early twenties, it was nothing but trouble; cystic acne, weird sensitivities, hormonal breakouts, oily as a bus window slicked with Jerry-Curl circa 1986. At one point, in my late...
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All Things Coveted - Blog Challenge Day 4

January 10, 2018
The things i want that make my wallet want to weep... Today is "wishlist" day in the blogging challenge Thingamawhatsit - so buckle up, because i am a covetous little beast with extremely expensive tastes. Generally, i try to keep things to a fairly reasonable level, expenditure-wise; and i think i usually...
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I'm Doing January Girl's 30-Day Blog Challenge Thingy - Because Sisterhood, Yo.

January 5, 2018
So i was perusing some blogs via Reddit, generally falling down the Internet rabbit-hole of beauty bloggers (and there are some weiiiiird things going on out there, let me tell you...), when i ran across January Girl's blog - who, by the way, has some pretty sweet eye-makeup skills - and saw she had cobbled...
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Sick Day; How I Make It Through the Crimson Wave of Doom – Laniege Toner, I’m From Ginseng, Sublimage Mask, Wine, Kittens, and Grandma’s Chili

December 29, 2017
Today has been the day from Hell – well, technically the past 48 hours, really. See, I have Endometriosis (yes, in addition to the autoimmune crap and everything else); and every once in awhile, it will hit me really hard, and absolutely nothing, short of an actual opioid, will make the pain bearable –...
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Sick Chick’s Guide to the Mean Reds – Throw Yourself a Masked Ball! With a Review of Skinfood's Brussels Sprouts Sheet Mask

December 21, 2017
For veracity’s sake, I’m not wearing any makeup - Beauty Blogger, indeed... So today, i’m feeling a bit under the weather – it’s that time of year for an auto-immune flare, and on top of that, i’m about due for the ol’ Crimson Wave; so i’m feeling about as fabulous as you’d expect. Cramps,...
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Essentials for the Sick Chick, pt II - Healthy Inside and Out! Diet and Skincare that Keep Me Feeling and Looking Human

December 14, 2017
Pat Mcgrath LuxeTrance Lipstick in Sedition So yesterday, i started my series on Essentials for the Sick Chick, and wrote about three things that give me joy when i'm feeling not-so-awesome.  Today, i'm focusing on taking care of your body, both inside and out - because beauty starts on the inside, as my...
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