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Treat Yo' Self 2016 Is Already In Full Swing

Treat Yo' Self 2016 Is Already In Full Swing

My birthday is nine days after Christmas, during a period known as The Birthday Wasteland. It's just so durn easy to forget birthdays during this time, which is why I like to 1) harass people with reminders about why they should remember, remember the 3rd of January, and 2) buy myself a sweet-ass birthday present. This year I really went for it. I had been adoring the Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye Con No 7 Plush Eyeshadow Palette in The Lolita for what seemed like forever. It basically had been forever - I'd been stalking the entire Marc Jacobs Beauty line since it's debut so I'd definitely been ogling this palette since the day it hit Sephora. The only issue is that this is a definite luxury item. This thing is 'spensive. We're talking sixty dollars. Yes indeed. This is a very small package of seven (sumptuous) eyeshadows with a price tag of $59 plus tax. So yeah, that's why I didn't own it. UNTIL NOW.

I got my end of the year loyalty reward from Sephora, which meant that I had $25 off a $50 purchase. I decided it was time to treat myself, and I used my coupon to turn that super expensive palette into a slightly less expensive palette. $59 I couldn't palate (HA!), but $34 was manageable, so I went for it. I had a fantastic salesperson help me, because sometimes you need someone holding your hand when you make a large purchase, and as with many convos I have with Sephora sales associates, it quickly became a gabfest between the makeup obsessed. If you were in the Beverly Drive Sephora and heard two women exclaiming about how thrilled they were to find another person who doesn't believe that eyeshadow fallout is a real thing, that was me and my new favorite sales associate. (BTW, eyeshadow fallout isn't real. The problem is people brutalizing their eyeshadows and using a heavy hand. Chunky glitter shadows are an exception, however. Those things are wily.)

Anyway, I now have the most gorgeous palette that I have been dreaming about for years. As a makeup junkie who gets a thrill over everything from formulas to packaging, this is a fantasy come to life. Marc Jacobs Beauty is a line made for beauty addicts. The palette comes in a little pouch! And you know I'm going to be keeping it in that pouch forever, too. The only issue is that the palette I picked is called The Lolita, which, to put it very gently, blech times a thousand. But as you know, I can easily change that.

Wear, Watch, Want #29: The Green Dressed Man Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #29: The Green Dressed Man Edition

I Solemnly Swear I Am Not A Ghoul

I Solemnly Swear I Am Not A Ghoul