• General,  Health & Beauty

    Self Care & A Long Weekend

    I’m feeling a bit more rested at this point after the weekend. I spent 18 hours over 3 afternoons and evenings making small talk with strangers, answering questions and assuring every single person who approached my table that I did indeed make every single thing on both of my tables. Some people wanted to know the mechanics of how certain items were made too so that was less tedious and kinda fun to talk about.

    The first day I brought in a whole $19 which was basically gas money to get there and back twice.

    The second day I made enough combined with the first day to cover my transportation costs for the weekend, the $30 space fee, and enough to cover the cost of materials for what I sold plus about $8 for myself. Not great but it meant that anything I brought in on Sunday would actually be profit.

    Sunday was my best day. I made a couple good sales, including a baby blanket for $35 at the end of the night. I probably could have made a few more sales but I was so exhausted by then I packed up a few minutes early and drove home.

    Sunday night in a kik chat I was lamenting my inability to get a good haircut and a couple guys recommended my going to a black barber. Figured what the hell so Monday morning I went to a black barbershop, had my first actually enjoyable haircut experience, and left looking fabulous.

    After that I grabbed some lunch where a random guy asked if I was “down with the crystal” b was bizarre because I’m so not the type to do let alone sell drugs. Ugh.

    After that I found a tattoo shop who’s piercer was in and had my left nipple repierced. It was so weird. When I had them done the first time it was super painful and they stayed super painful for weeks. This time it was just a quick pain and it was over. There’s just a tiny dull ache now but ibuprofen is keeping it and the swelling down.

    Tomorrow I need to finish unloading my car and put everything away from the weekend.

  • Health & Beauty

    I Did A Thing! 

    It only took me 21 years but I finally did a thing I’ve wanted to do since my freshman year of high school.


    Excuse the silly Snapchat filter. 🙂 

    My me head is delightfully fuzzy and in need of rubbing all over. I know it’ll take a little getting used to, but I don’t regret it, and it’s a great excuse to knit more hats!

    My mom barely even freaked out. She just said I was crazy and I was going to freeze… Lol. 

  • Health & Beauty

    Lip Monthly #1

    I finally, after almost two months of waiting, got my first Lip Monthly bag and I’m just not impressed. The colors of the products I received are really Meh. I can use them, they look fine on me, but there’s no wow factor.

    I’m just not impressed. The lipstick is the best of the bag, and it’s only an okay color for me. The so-called stain in the little pot is more a super soft gloss with almost no actual color. I’ll probably use it over some of my matte lipsticks to give them a little shine. The lip crayon will most likely be used on my cheeks. It’s the right shade for that at least.

    Anyway, after the disappointment of this bag, I decided to cancel now and not even try a second month. It’s something like $15 a month and that’s too much to spend on unexciting products. 

  • Health & Beauty

    Ipsy Glambag #4

    ipsy glambag

    Another great Ipsy Glambag this month! I love the bag- that adorable little bat charm on the zipper pull is great and I love the lacey look they gave the bag.

    What was in the bag?

    1. Urban Decay eyeliner
    2. tarte Lights Camera Lashes mascara
    3. Dermelect nail polish in Verdant (?)
    4. Marc Anthony True Professional Hydrating Coconut Oil & Shea Butter hair treatment
    5. Luna by Luna lip crayon in Elara

    The only thing I don’t love is the lip crayon, and that’s only because while it looks fine on me, its not my usual color choice. I prefer bolder shades most of the time. The eyeliner is like a dream come true- soft, smooth, and it stays put! Definitely the best eyeliner I’ve ever tried. The nail polish is a great deep green, which will be great for this fall, and even though I’ve gotten a mascara in every bag so far, its the one cosmetic I wear most often so I’m not complaining.

  • Health & Beauty

    TOM Box #2

    Yesterday I received my second TOM Box and it will be my last. They sent me the same candy as last time (just a different flavor), another cheap bracelet, a lip gloss of the same brand and very similar color as last month, and two other products I might use- an eyeliner and a lip product.


    I just don’t see the point of continuing to pay for this mediocre box of stuff I’m really not into so I’ve requested cancelation and this will be the end of it.

  • Health & Beauty

    Ipsy Glambag #3

    Another super cute bag this month with everything on the scale of awesome. I am loving this subscription so much.

    The bag itself is nice- understated plain black with little square faux-spikes all over. A bold gold zipper and a faux-leather fringe on the zipper pull.

    Inside the bag:

    Here’s what was inside:

    • Birch Juice Hydro Sleeping Pack
    • Medium Angled Shading Brush
    • Pixi Beauty Blush Duo in Peach Honey
    • Adesse New York Nail Laquer in Deception
    • Colourpop Lippie Stix in Glam Bag Matte X

    The nail color is a great medium grey with a faint green undertone. The Lippie Stix is the perfect shade of pink. I suspect the blush will give my face a sun-kissed warmth, and I’ll try the Hydro Sleeping Pack this evening.

    Definitely a win all the way across!

  • Health & Beauty

    EarFleek #1

    First, let me say I had reservations about this subscription before deciding to sign up. For less than $4 a month, they send you a pair of nickel-free earrings based on a style profile of your choosing. Obviously I’m skeptical because super cheap and cute earrings that my super sensitive speshul snoflake ears can actually wear? It honestly seems too good to be true but I finally decided to give it a try. I’d know within a few hours of wearing them if they were indeed nickel-free and the buy-in is so low, why not?

    Anyway, today this came in the mail.

    A pretty unassuming envelope with no secret who its from. Okay, let’s open it up.

    There’s a card announcing that I just received stylish, new earrings, a temporary tattoo (which I applied to my thigh a few minutes later), and the little ziplock baggie with the actual earrings.

    The earrings are pretty cute, albeit super simple. I posted the photos to Instagram and said they looked like little Superman shields, but my friend Liz pointed out they’re actually diamonds. Yes, I got rose-gold colored, diamond earrings for under $4. Score? Score!

    I’m pretty happy with this pair, so I’ll continue the subscription for a while.

  • Health & Beauty

    Birchbox #1 & #2

    Yesterday I received my first Birchbox…. and then today I received another one. I’m not sure why I got two, but the second box is a lot better than the first one.

    Box #1

    • 2 Ursa Major Super Natural facial wipes
    • 1 tube Marcelle CITY Tinted Cream SPF 25
    • 1 Oribe Dry Texturing Spray
    • N4 Super Comb Prep and Protect
    • 2 Stilla Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina, and Perla (one of these was a bonus item)

    I tried one of the Ursa Major facial wipes and its like a bad-smelling wet-nap you’d get at a restaurant. Not impressed and my face doesn’t feel any better, but it does smell funky.

    The Stilla liquid lipsticks go on nicely, but I’m not crazy about the colors. They’re both the nude matte colors that are so in right now, but they’re just not colors I actually use.

    So that sums up box #1…. and then today a second box came from Birchbox. Why they sent me two boxes I don’t know, but here’s Box #2.

    Box #2

    Box #2 contains the following:

    • Beauty Protector Protect & Oil
    • Lollia by Margot Elena In Love perfume sample
    • MAC Cosmetics In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara
    • Marcelle New age 8 in 1 Power Serum
    • Pixi by Petra LipLift Max in Honey Sheen

    The perfume smells pretty nice. I’m really picky about my scents, but I like this one. I’m wearing it now and I might even buy the full-sized one if its long-lasting.

    The lip product is a bit closer to a shade I will actually wear, and I use tons of mascara, so those are okay. The hair oil I’ll try the next time I wash it, but it looks like something I can actually use.

    So there’s my first Birchbox reviews!