Pardon Me While I Get Un-Stuck

Pardon Me While I Get Un-Stuck

Being part of society has been rough lately, guys. Especially when you're an American, which these days seems downright shameful. Particularly when you write a tongue-in-cheek blog about consumerism, which always seemed silly, but in a fun, self-aware way, but now just seems fucking stupid. How can I write about expensive eyeshadow and shower squids when I'm worrying about the world I know crumbling to dust? And it's not just blogging, there are other projects I'm working on that are stalled as well. I just end up staring at my laptop thinking, "I need to get to work." and then...…
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Binge Worthy TV From The Land Down Under

Binge Worthy TV From The Land Down Under

I have been a fan of Australian television since I was a tiny kid, and my favorite tv show was Ocean Girl. I did a quick search and apparently I've never mentioned Ocean Girl here before, which seems highly unlikely, but the search bar tells no lies. Ocean Girl was an Australian kids' show that aired on the Disney Channel in the mid-90s, back when the Disney Channel was a premium cable channel, but because they had very little in the way of original programming, every show was from Australia and Canada. (I know A LOT about Canadian TV from…
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Wear, Watch, Want #41: The Straight Up Outdoorsy Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #41: The Straight Up Outdoorsy Edition

Wear: Lou & Grey Warming Knit Tee and & Other Stories Striped Top I bought the Lou & Grey Warming Knit Tee in three colors over Thanksgiving and I've been reaching for them ever since. They're good to wear on their own. They're good for layering. They're good for everything. They're thin tees, but they're super cozy and just right for days that aren't cold, but have a little nip in the air. Basically, winter in Los Angeles. Then around Christmas I was browsing the racks at & Other Stories (I knew that store opening in my 'hood would be…
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A Love Letter to The Crock Pot (And a Recipe!)

A Love Letter to The Crock Pot (And a Recipe!)

In the past year or so, I've gone from someone who had almost no interest in cooking to someone who, to the shock of anyone who knows me at all, actually cooks dishes with more than four ingredients on a regular basis. One of the tools that helped me transition into a "cooking person" was a Crock Pot. If you're like me and loathed cooking, didn't understand the appeal and didn't care, but wanted to save money and eat healthier, a Crock Pot is a fantastic gadget to have in your kitchen arsenal. My Crock Pot even sparked an interest…
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Because Regular Mascara Wands Didn’t Resemble *Literal* Torture Devices

Because Regular Mascara Wands Didn’t Resemble *Literal* Torture Devices

We've already established that I'm a complete sucker for innovative mascara wands. I love mascara and I love gadgets and you put the two together and I cannot contain myself. I gotta have it. I don't usually go for drugstore mascaras, mainly because I can't try them out in the store, but then returning feels like a hassle and somehow it feels like there are too many options - although I'm sure Target's mascara options are comparable to Sephora's, it just feels overwhelming. But when I saw CoverGirl So Lashy! blastPRO Mascara* on an endcap in my Target store I…
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Wear, Watch, Want #40: The Zombie Mechanic at Work Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #40: The Zombie Mechanic at Work Edition

Wear: J Crew Field Mechanic Jacket Some time in the fall I opened my closet and realized I was in need of a new jacket. More than one, to be honest. Living in Los Angeles made me cocky and I had become completely unprepared for temperature shifts of any kind! I gathered up all my courage and made my way to The Grove, where it just to happened J Crew was having a sale on outerwear. I tried the Field Mechanic Jacket and was immediately smitten. It fit perfectly, had that utilitarian look that's in right now without being overly…
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Beware: The Sun Is a Murderer and Will Steal Your Beauty

Beware: The Sun Is a Murderer and Will Steal Your Beauty

I love makeup, but I don't usually wear it day to day. If I have to run a quick errand or something I might dab on some concealer, but I have the benefit of living in LA, where it's perfectly acceptable to wear huge sunglasses everywhere, including indoors, and refuse to take them off. The one thing I never skip though, is sunscreen. Telling me you don't use sunscreen every day is setting yourself up for one of my longer rants. GUYS. You gotta. The sun's mission is to kill you, and if it can't kill you, it's going to…
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How a Cynic Came to Know and Love the Bullet Journal

How a Cynic Came to Know and Love the Bullet Journal

Over the past few years I've seen bullet journals become more and more hyped. I immediately found them obnoxious. I have, for the entirety of my life, been an organized person. Proof: When I was a kid and I went to friends houses, they'd apologize for the state of their rooms because they thought I'd be bothered by their un-organized ways. (I wasn't, I was bothered by my being labeled as uptight and judgmental by a fellow eight year old.) When I saw the bullet journal spreads posted on Pinterest, with their elaborate illustrations and detailed charts of who knows…
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Pitch Threw a Screwball Into My Heart

Pitch Threw a Screwball Into My Heart

On the outside of studio lots they have billboards advertising their TV shows and movies. Sometimes they advertise things that aren't even filmed there (Sony has billboards for Outlander, and I'm not sure what, if any, part of Outlander is made in Culver City), but typically it's like, "Look what we're making in here! Go spend money on it!" On the outside of the Fox lot they have a bunch of small billboards, and then one huge billboard that advertises the Hot Property of the moment. Around July this year the big billboard was this one for Pitch. I drive…
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J’adore These Drawers (And All The Wonders They Hold)

J’adore These Drawers (And All The Wonders They Hold)

There are some things that you just won't use if they're not in your eye line. This is why fruit bowls exist. If someone didn't have the idea to put fruit front and center, well, we'd all have scurvy. I'm like this with certain items in my makeup collection. I love makeup, but if I don't have, say, my lip color collection out where I can see it, you can bet I'm going to keep using the same couple of products forever. It's not that I don't love my other lipsticks and glosses and stains, it's that they're hidden away…
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