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An Almanac For The 21st Century

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Wear, Watch, Want #83: The Everlasting Travel Scam Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #83: The Everlasting Travel Scam Edition

Wear: Tony Moly Get It Tint Water Balm

I swatched this lip tint on my hand in September and didn’t buy it. I regretted it within a few hours.

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The store isn’t far away, but it’s also not close, so it wasn’t till months later that I was back by Tony Moly and made a POINT of picking one of these up (I got Red in Red).

The color really does stay on for an eternity. I wore this one day and later on decided I didn’t want a red lip anymore. TOO BAD. It’s on there for the long haul. If you want a lip product that will stay with you until you are in your grave (or, more realistically, a full day), then I have the one for you.

If these images intrigue you, then head on over to Instagram because apparently I microblog there now.

If these images intrigue you, then head on over to Instagram because apparently I microblog there now.

Listen: The Dream

Another week where I didn’t find anything I watched obsession worthy, but I’ve taken extra long dog walks because of a podcast. Remember how I said Uncover: Escaping NXIVM was kind of about cults and kind of about MLMs? Well The Dream is truly all about MLMs. Also, I just reread the post with the NXIVM podcast and I didn’t mention in there that it’s related to MLMs… but their talking points and recruitment techniques are SOOOO multilevel marketing.

The Dream isn’t just about why MLMs are a scam or how they work. Yes, it’s about that, but it’s also about the history of “direct sales” and how all MLMs are technically illegal, but they manage to weasel their way out of being shut down. Oh, and they also destroy people’s entire lives. If you go into a rage when you think about MLMs, or are sick of your high school classmate adding you to their MLM fanpage on Facebook, or you want to know how such an insidious business model is not only allowed, but successful, then The Dream is the podcast for you.

Want: Away Bigger Carry On in Violet

Almost a year ago I included Away luggage in my annual gift guide. I mentioned that I was in need of a new suitcase, but I couldn’t imagine spending over $200 on one. Away claims their luggage is so much cheaper than their competitors, but it’s over twice what I’m used to paying for luggage. Also I buy luggage at TJ Maxx and it’s falling apart. What do you want to bet that I haven’t replaced my busted luggage in this past year, and that now I’m ready to go big with an Away suitcase? I mean, obviously, yes. I’m getting the Bigger Carry-On in violet. I’m thrilled.

Gift Guide 2018: Feelin' Confident

Gift Guide 2018: Feelin' Confident

My Black Friday Sales Plan

My Black Friday Sales Plan