Play! By Sephora : May 2016

So of all the beauty boxes I’ve ever come across, the one that got me most amped was the Play! By Sephora box. Thaaaat’s right, a beauty box by the retailer that’s got access to darn near every major cosmetics brand. It’s $10/month, available here. I signed up for the waitlist on this box maaaaany months…

Vulnerability and Faking It

My online therapist and I have been talking about vulnerability. Ughhhhhhhh DO WE HAAAAAVE TO? He sent me a TED Talk to check out. It’s a talk I’d seen before, but hadn’t given a ton of thought to. Brené, the speaker, suggests that selective numbing just ain’t a thing; you have to feel everything to feel anything….

Give ‘er the ol’ stick ‘n poke : tattooing myself

I gave myself a tattoo. Stick ‘n pokes (aka prison tattoos) have a bad rep. Most people are used to associating home tattoos with safety pins and broken open ink pens. They’re thought of as insanitary and generally, pretty awful-looking. My boyfriend has been watching a lot of Ink Master and is pretty fascinated with the concept…

PopSugar Must Have : April 2016

Wait, did I forget to jabber on about the Popsugar box? I did, I did! Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigen – I’m normally not a fan of celebrity cookbooks, but the recipes in this one are fun, approachable and darn scrumptious-looking. I may regift this, but it was…

Fortune Cookie Soap Box : Summer 2016

When I found out the theme for this month’s Fortune Cookie Soap Box was “Just Keep Swimming”, I was like OF COURSE IT IS! Finding Dory is coming out this summer, so it’s a perfect theme for summer and so on the FCS brand! Fortune Cookie Soap Company is an adorable indie soap brand that…

Lola Review : cotton tampons

I got a free month of Lola tampons through last month’s Pop Sugar box. I figured I would give it a try because, hey, tampons ain’t cheap. (You can get your first two-box order for $9 on their site.) The concept is they send you 100% cotton tampons in your chosen variety of light, regular and…

Lately, I’ve tried…

With my Thrive Market trial subscription and Amazon Prime, I’ve gotten a bit adventurous with snacks and health products. (Affiliate links): Kettle Brand Potato Pepperoncini Flavour – I love Kettle chips. They’re thick and crunchy and the flavours are always pretty bold. I chose these because I LOVE their jalapeño. These don’t really deliver on the pepper taste,…

Online therapy is rocking my life

I’ve always avoided in-person therapy. When I speak to anyone who I genuinely accept as an expert or someone “important”, my eyes water. If I start talking about anything I’ve got any emotion tied up in whatsoever, you bet your ass I’m gonna cry. And not adorable little sniffles of sadness. No no. It’s full-on…

Walmart Beauty Box : Spring 2016

Here’s another Walmart Beauty Box! They’re “free” ($5 shipping per quarter) and they now let you choose from one of two beauty profiles. They automatically chose “trendsetter” for me, since I was at the time under 30. The millennials, they love trends! I’ve gone on and on about why I love this box, but it really…

PopSugar Must Have : March 2016

Ahhhh, the PSMH. My fave. The Must Have box is $39.95 monthly is about five lifestyle, fashion and home items with a combined value over $100. Often, there are items that are PopSugar-exclusives. They’ve just added the Must Have Mini, which includes two full-size products for just $18.95. A promo email promised that the value…

Thrive Market Review

Thrive Market is a “socially-conscious” online store for natural and organic snacks and products, which it claims to offer at 25-50% below retail price. When you sign up, you get a 30-day free trial plus 15% off your first order. After 30 days, your membership begins: it costs $59.95 per year. This fee offers a…

Talking about shopping addiction

Confession time? I’ve got a shopping problem. And I happen to think they’re not that uncommon. While I wouldn’t say my shopping is an all-out addiction, it’s definitely an activity I have to monitor. I’ve never gone buck wild and wracked up a ton of debt, mostly because I wasn’t able to get a credit…