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An App To Find My Perfect Foundation Shade?

I used a mobile app to find, or rather create, my perfect shade of foundation. And guess what. It totally worked. In a previous life, I’ve been shade matched at Sephora. I’ve also stood there for any length of time swatching different shades, only to just pick one on a whim. I’ve spent hours reading shade descriptions and reviews online. But with this app, you simply follow a few simple steps and get a nice little package. And you don’t...

We All Have A Paris: Growing Up With Gilmore Girls

I didn’t truly understand what I had in Gilmore Girls until it was gone.Now that it’s back, I’ve thought about what it has meant and still means to me as a loyal Gilmore fan and someone who has grown up alongside the characters. The show was fun, smart, quick, witty, and unique. Amy Sherman-Palladino somehow created a world that was so intriguing, so lovable, and so relatable. Looking back at what it meant to me as teenager, I realized the...

My Favorite Makeup Geek Eye Shadows

For the past eight months or so, I’ve been using eye shadows from a company called Makeup Geek. I was in the market for some new eye shadows and decided to give it a try after hearing about the brand from various videos (one of the results of jumping down the YouTube rabbit hole). No, this isn’t sponsored. I’m not that cool (yet). I just really love these products and want to share them with you. I love that this...

Reducing Makeup Clutter With Z-Palettes

I love to organize, declutter, and save space. Recently, I realized that it brings me a sense of peace and relaxation. Am I weird or just getting old? As I mentioned in my Makeup Geek review, I really had no clue what  Z-palettes were until I started researching buying individual eye shadow pans. I was also clueless when it came to de-potting makeup pans from their original packaging. These palettes have helped me declutter my makeup collection, they save space, and they...

That Time I Met The Gilmore Girls Family

I have an amazing Gilmore Girls-related tale to tell. I have never committed this story to paper. Besides the friends I’ve told and one Facebook post, this has literally been a legend in my own mind. It’s also one of those stories that makes you say “Only in New York”. All the news and excitement about the revival not only renewed my own love of the show, but also reminded me of my all time favorite New York and Gilmore...

Wedding Planning Isn’t So Bad

So, how are your wedding plans coming along? This is how the majority of conversations have started for me recently. And that’s fine. I am excited to share how my plans are going. I think most people though are surprised and a little confused to hear me say things like “it’s going really well” or “absolutely fine!” Maybe it’s my general laid-back personality, maybe it’s because my fiance and I gave ourselves two years to plan. But it’s really not...

Stitch Fix Review #2

Apparently, Stitch Fix unboxing videos are a thing on YouTube. If you have an hour or so to spare, just search Stitch Fix and see you next week (you’ve been warned: they’re addicting)!  After my first fix (here’s my review), I decided to do some more research and see what other people were getting. This then made me want to try again since I liked most of the items I received in my first fix and it’s just fun. Even...

My First Stitch Fix + Review

Sometimes, I just really hate shopping–there I said it. I mean, I love picking out new clothes for myself and it can absolutely be fun and a nice treat. But honestly, when a store is crowded or it’s that strange in-between weather and I can’t maintain a comfortable body temperature and people are hovering around me. I just can’t. I think most people can relate to this, but I think I have found the majority of my clothes when I...