Friday, September 15, 2017

PB Teen's Harry Potter Home Decor Collection

If you saw my post last year about taking my mom to Harry Potter World in Orlando, you'll understand how excited PB Teen's new Harry Potter home collection makes me. And just in time for the holidays. I definitely know some Harry Potter fans who will be getting Christmas gifts from me from this collection! 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Look Inside: The Secret History of Twin Peaks

"The Secret History of Twin Peaks" is such a beautifully executed hardcover book for the price point. The book expands upon the Twin Peaks mythology (made famous by Mark Frost and David Lynch), dating back to Lewis and Clark's expedition, telling the story through newspaper clippings, letters, and government reports, found in a meticulously organized dossier compiled by the anonymous "Archivist." Your favorite characters like Audrey Horne, the Log Lady, Dr. Jacoby, and Laura Palmer all make appearances, but the novel carries the strange phenomena in the region back to the early 1800s. This book was such a great way to refresh my memory and get excited about the forthcoming new episodes. Can't recommend it enough! 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Current Glossier Favorites

Confession time: I once assumed Glossier was all hype and ultra-sheer products for models with already perfect skin. Now I'm a full-on acolyte. I've always been bad about not washing my face before bed, moisturizing, yada yada, (Sorry, Stephanie!) but their whole vibe makes it a fun ritual. I won't remember to use things unless they are sitting out, and their beautiful packaging is fun on the shelf while packing some quality products.

I write this while getting ready for bed, my face slathered with Moon Mask. Once a week I've been sleeping it in and rinsing off in the morning, to counteract the space heater in my room at night that takes the edge off our drafty 115+ year old house.

Below are the eight products I've tried and liked best. I'm curious to hear what your experiences have been, and what I should try next!

Boy Brow

After trying brow kits, powders, pencils, tinted wax kits, etc., this is the best brow product I've ever used, since I prefer a subtle look. I always found other products a little too easy to go overboard with, and a light hand w/ Boy Brow is just the subtle definition I'm going for. Because I want super villain wit, not super villain eye brows. 

Generation G Lip Color

I would much rather something wear off evenly than be long wear, so Gen G is perfect for me. I love the red Zip shade since I have a hard time finding reds that are more fire engine / school house than fushia undertoned. You can put this on without looking, and it's matte and creamy! 

Haloscope Highlighter

I used to HATE shimmer in ANY kind of makeup, so much that I used to buy a darker skin tone pressed powder to use as bronzer, since I had trouble finding bronzer without shimmer. This year I came around to the wonders highlighter can accomplish on your brow bones, inner eye, cheek bones, or cupids bow (but I wouldn't try all 4 at once, lest ye be mistaken for a disco ball.) I've always preferred gold shimmer to silver, so I love the "topaz" Haloscope. It's generously sized, so I'm set for a year or more. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Goodbye, Carrie Fisher.

Goodbye to my favorite "Disney Princess." May we all find the strength to endure life's ups and downs with humor and candor like Carrie Fisher. 

Monday, December 26, 2016

The WWII-era Female Railroad Workers Serving Up Denim Realness

"In April 1943, Office of War Information photographer Jack Delano photographed the women of the Chicago & North Western Railroad roundhouse in Clinton, Iowa, as they kept the hulking engines cleaned, lubricated and ready to support the war effort." - More background information and photos of these amazing overall-and-bandana clad women at Mashable

The Clever Black & White Prints of Gregory Beauchamp


Gregory Beauchamp is an artist and graphic designer in Venice, CA whose black and white prints caught my eye. According to his Etsy page, he believes "the simpler you can make something the more universal it becomes... that creativity can solve anything . . . and that we can make tomorrow better than today, for everyone."
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