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  • Actually, I DO Like Mainstream Perfume?

    Actually, I DO Like Mainstream Perfume?

    Whenever I start to talk about indie perfumes, I mention that my exploration began because so many mainstream perfumes give me migraines. I attribute this almost entirely to two things. First, almost all mainstream perfumes are alcohol-based, which tend to be more volatile. This allows the top, middle and bottom notes to really shine, but […] Continue reading

  • Seriously answering a very silly post

    Seriously answering a very silly post

    I need you to understand that this Tweet speaks to my soul. The author explained that it was part of a game design exercise, but then went on to answer each and every one (go read the thread. Seriously. Magnificent.) But I LOVE weird, soul-searchy surveys. The Proust Questionnaire is my dream date. So I’m […] Continue reading

  • Demeter Fragrance scent review

    Demeter Fragrance scent review

    Here’s the fragrance review post you don’t want! I have been aware of Demeter Fragrance Library for years now. If you’re even mostly unfamiliar, they’re a perfume company that focuses almost entirely on replicating real scent experiences. Their three flagship scents were Dirt, Grass and Tomato. (I’ve sampled Dirt: I find it to be a […] Continue reading

  • Quibi

    Quibi

    Look, there’s been a lot of talk about Quibi lately. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s a streaming app with (almost exclusively) exclusive content. But the programs are divided into “QUIck BIte” 5-10 minute chapters. The founder said that this was to make it ideal for commuters to watch on the subway or bus. Currently, […] Continue reading

  • Universal Standard Mystery Box

    Universal Standard Mystery Box

    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 […] Continue reading

  • The subtle art of preparing for the worst without making yourself so anxious you poop contstantly

    The subtle art of preparing for the worst without making yourself so anxious you poop contstantly

    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, […] Continue reading

  • Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe: a letdown

    Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe: a letdown

    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 […] Continue reading

  • I am your Personal Shopper: sticking it to Bezos

    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 […] Continue reading

  • Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe: let’s try it in real time!

    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 […] Continue reading

  • Enneagram

    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 […] Continue reading