Let’s not ignore the elephant in the room: there is a global pandemic and it is no fun. The way I see it though, this is not going away in two weeks and it is way too early to get down and depressed. Makeup and blogging, and blogging about makeup, can be an escape and will continue to be. Makeup kept me positive once and it will do so again, and here are a few other things keeping my chin up.
My last post was a year and a week ago. I had two posts in the year before that, one talking about this blog being an outlet and how great life was. And in between those was a lot of shit, so much shit I couldn’t even come here to vent or escape. So much that I almost didn’t care for makeup, I distanced myself from people, I cried a lot. Then one day it all turned around, it was tough but things turned around. And now? Continue reading
As much as I love being a girly-girl, I must admit that it can feel like a hassle at times. Waking up early to do my makeup or “put my face on” as I like to say, going over outfit combinations with jewelry and makeup, making sure I have something pink to wear on Wednesdays. I lose motivation sometimes, especially when I think about my job: alone in a closed office, eight hours a day, the only people I see are the cafeteria staff when I fill up my coffee cup or people refilling their water bottles in the break room.
This morning I asked myself, “Why? Why bother?” I may as well wear jeans and a hoodie like a good techie, no one would notice anyway and I’d save time in the morning.
Here is a reason or two. Continue reading
Tis the season! For holiday parties, gift exchanges, Secret Santas for people you barely know or maybe even don’t like (let’s be honest). My office does a White Elephant at our holiday party and I thought I’d put together a list of sure-to-please gifts under $25 (that is our limit). Even if you don’t have an office party, use this as inspiration for that hard-to-shop-for person in your life. Continue reading
I love trying new places, especially local mom and pop types. Current me shakes her head at younger, college me that frequented the national chains and ate generic franchise food, hardly worth the calories in retrospect. Today I am much more selective about where I eat and where I spend my money, away adulthood, but I am here to tell you that Southern Kitchen in Los Gatos is worth it. Continue reading
Well it’s been a while and while I will not say “I’m back!” I will say, I am not done yet. Moscato and Mascara was an important part of my life and though it has not been active for quite some time it remains important. Read on to find out what has been going on and what is next for M&M! Continue reading
In one of my last posts, months ago, I mentioned changing it up and that I wanted to talk just a tad less about makeup and I had just decorated my apartment. It only took me about five months of living here and my friend shaming me for not having couch pillows to get me started. This was back in March I want to say so a few things have changed or I’ve added and that may come in later post but for the most part this is my apartment decor, and on a budget! Continue reading
Clearly I have not been writing and posting as much as I want to, so what have I been doing instead? The short answer is traveling and starting a new job. The long answer is below. Continue reading
Happy New Year ya’ll! I hope everyone had a marvelous eve and that you’re not too hungover today. I am starting 2017 with a collab with Ashley from MakeupBeautyAsh and we’re going to share what is in our gym bags. If you made a get-fit resolution or just want to see what people carry in their gym bags, this is the place for you.
Ashley is a certified personal trainer and I am a cardio junkie, so we have both ends of the workout spectrum covered. Continue reading
Life is better with glitter and I responsibly apply it to every thing I can, including makeup brushes. This year I have seen an increase in girly and cute sets of makeup brushes yet the majority are still plain old black. While I can’t show you how to carve your makeup brushes into unicorn horns, I can show you how to jazz them up for less than a dollar. Continue reading