Gift Guide 2016: Enamel Pin Madness!

Gift Guide 2016: Enamel Pin Madness!

Enamel pins are the hottest thing in accessories. I myself have quite a collection - not only because I love a good lapel pin, but also because I went through two year long phase as a child where I wore nothing but overalls, and I liked to put pins on the bibs. I still have a good selection of my faves from those good ol' days (I completed the outfit with floral high tops and a flannel over-shirt. The 90s!). Here are a few enamel pins to add to your collection, get your menagerie started, or just admire on the…
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Gift Guide 2016: Deck the Bookshelves

Gift Guide 2016: Deck the Bookshelves

I tend to give books as gifts when I'm at a loss for what to give. I also give books as gifts when I really think someone will enjoy a particular book. I guess I should say that I think books are a wonderful gift, whether you're desperate for something to give someone or you're looking for a truly heartfelt present. You really can't go wrong with books. Last year for Christmas I gave my dad a book he already owned, and I told him, "Well, go sell it at the University Bookstore and use the money to buy something…
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Gift Guide 2016: All Things Copper

Gift Guide 2016: All Things Copper

Copper is so hot right now, guys. Poldark is ostensibly a show all about copper being hot. Ross Poldark gets so hot mining for copper that he has to take his shirt off to chisel away at unapologetic rock while we stare unapologetically at his chiseled bod. Then he returns home to his copper-haired wife Demelza to get in a really sexy argument. All this is to say: Copper is a big trend right now, and you should really be watching Poldark. 1. Copper Flat Light from Fireworks Gallery $11 This baby flashlight is not only a handy tool - it's stylish too.…
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Finders Keepers (Alternately: America, America, This is You)

Finders Keepers (Alternately: America, America, This is You)

I was recently having a conversation with a documentarian about marketing documentaries, and she was telling me that sometimes it's hard when you have a very complicated story to get all the information across to your audience, but also make it entertaining, but also condense it into 90 minutes. You want to connect to the largest audience possible, but you also want to tell the story you set out to tell in the first place. This led us to talking about how there's an audience for every story, and how a story can seem like the most dull idea on…
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The BEST Cookies, Whether or Not You’re An Allergic Mess

The BEST Cookies, Whether or Not You’re An Allergic Mess

If you don't want to read any super cool anecdotes, you can jump straight to the recipe. I have one monster of a sweet tooth. I also have an allergy to cane sugar. I can eat any alternative sweeteners, but I have to avoid cane sugar whenever I can. It's actually better than it used to be - I used to have to avoid even trace amounts. I used to not be able to eat ketchup, for instance, and now I can. Oooooh, wow, big whoop, right? Try not eating any sauces for over two years - You'll be overjoyed…
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Take a Break, Get a New Doctor, Cry in Her Office, Buy Yourself a Present

Take a Break, Get a New Doctor, Cry in Her Office, Buy Yourself a Present

"Hey, Sarah! What have you been up to?" Has been the most dreaded question you could hit me with over the last few months. "Oh, well meaning individual," I'd respond, "I've been doing what feels like nothing whatsoever, but I have been assured by those near and dear to me that 'taking care of my health' is 'doing something very important' so I guess I've been busy... ish? One thing's for sure: I know what's happening on ALL the TV shows!" Basically this summer I decided it was time to make some big changes to my health care regime. I…
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Your New Favorite Hilariously Grisly Podcast

Your New Favorite Hilariously Grisly Podcast

A few months ago I wrote about Richard Lloyd Parry's People Who Eat Darkness, a book I read over Thanksgiving about the most insane true crime story I've heard of in a long time. I became completely obsessed with this book and told everyone I knew to read it (including you, here's a link to the post I wrote about the book). Coincidentally, a lot more people might be learning about the murder of Lucie Blackman in the near future, because just a few weeks after I wrote about People Who Eat Darkness, it was announced that 20th Century Fox had…
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Wear, Watch, Want #39: The 70s Makeup Society Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #39: The 70s Makeup Society Edition

Wear: MAC 217 Blending Brush The MAC 217 blending brush is the holy grail of eyeshadow brushes. There are a million dupes out there, and I have tried quite a few of them. Then I realized that with all the money I'd spent on knockoff 217 brushes I could have bought at least two or three of the real deal. I decided to bite the bullet and spend the $25 (the most I'd ever spent on a single makeup brush to date) to see what all the fuss was about. I bought my brush at Nordstrom, which has the greatest…
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Of Course I Got a Korean Sheet Mask Subscription

Of Course I Got a Korean Sheet Mask Subscription

I bought my very first Korean sheet mask this winter, mainly because it promised to turn me into a dragon. A photo posted by Sarah C. (@sarchrz) on Jan 3, 2016 at 5:03pm PST It was pretty stinkin' fun, so when I found out about a monthly subscription service for Korean sheet masks, I was very interested. It's through an online shop called Beauteque, but the subscription itself is called Mask Maven (there's another subscription called BB Bag that's for makeup, skin care, and the like that's slightly pricier). There are different tiers for the Mask Maven subscriptions, ranging from one…
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Wear, Watch, Want #38: The 18th Century Russian Kitchen Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #38: The 18th Century Russian Kitchen Edition

Wear: Beyoncé's Ankara Dress from Lemonade Once again I am bending my own rules when it comes to what constitutes something I have "Worn" this week. (Remember when the Wear was a bag of ice? Good times.) This is, as you can tell from the image, and the segment title, something Beyoncé wore, and to paraphrase another musical goddess, I can't get it out of my head (and now you can't get THIS out of YOUR head. La la la, la la la la la). Despite Lemonade having an exhaustive list of credits not only of every person involved in the film,…
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