We all know that I’ve had iffy success in the past with clothing surprise boxes. I have too many “rules” for what I’ll wear, and I have the unreasonable expectation that 75% of the clothes I get will… y’know… fit. (Content warning: as with all of my clothing review posts, there will be some negative … More Universal Standard Mystery Box
I’ve been prepping. I know it’s irrational, but in the odd event that we find ourselves quarantined to any degree (spoiler alert: I did), it would be nice to know that we won’t be living on ramen and magazine page “toilet paper.” In the event that this will be a shock to some of you, … More The subtle art of preparing for the worst without making yourself so anxious you poop contstantly
We’ve previously discussed that there are perils to cherry picking from an already limited pool. Let me just get this out of the way up front: Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe can not succeed unless they add more clothing. Period. Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe can not succeed unless they add more clothing. I’m even … More Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe: a letdown
As we previously discussed, I’m in the process of trying out Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe. But I think I can do it better than The Algorithm/Mechanical Turk/the theoretical actual person somewhere inside Amazon that does the “curation”. Let me prove it. These picks are all based on the same criteria that I gave my … More I am your Personal Shopper: sticking it to Bezos
Should I let a computer tell me what to wear? Ah, why the hell not!? I’m a plus sized person that shops in the “women’s” category. If I haven’t already made this abundantly clear, shopping for plus size clothing is a minefield. One problem is that clothes are often “junior’s” size (read, 2-6 sizes smaller … More Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe: let’s try it in real time!
Enneagrams are finally having a moment. They’ve been edging in on astrology’s turf for a while, and I don’t see them going away anytime soon. Want to ride the wave? The “official” test is administered online for $12 via The Enneagram Institute. There are also free tests (which are supposedly less accurate) elsewhere online, such … More Enneagram
So I tried an Impossible burger, and boy do I have thoughts. First of all, let me get this out of the way: the Impossible burger is meant to replicate meat. It does this very well. Better, by far, than any meat substitute I’ve tried. It’s meant to be like meat, and it is. I’ve … More Impossible
In my last post, I talked a little bit about trying out perfume oils. While I suppose there’s technically no wrong way to smell something, there is a right way. While I can’t claim to be an expert, I can tell you how I do it! As a note, most of this advice applies to … More Smells like… Teen Spirit? How to smell perfume oils
I’ve been indulging in the smallest nugget of self-care lately, focusing my need for frippery and comfort into a literally microscopic sphere. A while back, I happened to come across the /r/indiemakeupandmore subreddit while I was researching a brand. I quickly discovered that about 80% of the activity there centers around indie fragrances. View this … More I indie fragrances and you can, too!
It’s likely that the Mars Opportunity rover is effectively dead. I’m crying about it. And that’s okay. … More Why I cried about a robot and other weird human quirks