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
This review contains spoilers for every painful detail of the movie Velvet Buzzsaw, which is now on Netflix. You have been warned. There’s a trend in media that I mentally wrestle with. The “is it or isn’t it self-aware” media, the movies and shows that almost seem like they’re making fun of their genre or … More Velvet Buzzsaw in the neck
I joined way back when it was The Facebook. Only students at approved colleges and universities could join. Everyone on my “Friends” list was an actual person that I had met, and generally someone I had spoken face-to-face with at least once a month. We could draw doodles on each other’s walls and I had … More Adding happy by subtracting Facebook
I like to conceptualize taking care of my wellness by picturing Lady Justice: a blindfolded woman holding scales, weighing what is known–much of which will be uncovered to be total bullshit in five years’ time–with what is unknowable, unforeseeable, unplanforable. I don’t always make great decisions with my health. I’m confronted with that fact every time … More I’m taking spices and surrounding myself with crystals, because what even is reality?
I am a sucker for a fall/winter home décor collection. I admit this freely. I’m easy: you throw together some plaids, some stars and a few candleholders and you’ve got me. And if it’s cheap? Forget it, I’m in love. I just had to show somebody my new crushes. (And no, no affiliate links on … More Two home collections I’m currently lusting after…
If you’re not familiar with the Mysterious Package Company, it’s actually a lot of fun. Their basic premise is they send you or a giftee a series of–get this–mysterious packages that tell a story. They create an intricate little world in their packages, with letters, newspaper clippings and “relic” items that reveal the mystery. Each … More Mysterious Package Company: Curious & Conundrums
I tend to find a lot of tried-and-true systems just don’t work for me. Maybe I’m too disorganized for even the most casual of systems. Maybe I’m not mindful enough of the process. Maybe I’m just plain ol’ ornery. Whatever the reason, I find myself scoffing at organizational methods that even my idols swear by, … More Day planning : why I’m trying systems I previously rejected
It’s been a really great week for my mailbox. Let’s haul it! First, I got two boxes from Try the World, a subscription box that focuses on both snacks and pantry staples from around the world. I got a deal on two boxes for the price of one, the Italy box and the Michelin box. … More A week’s worth of mail : reviews and more