Consumption, Cosmetics

May Empties : Skincare Samples!

Things are progressing much faster than I expected, and I'm thrilled. My April Empties post, inspired by Renee at Bad Outfit Great Lipstick, focused on saying goodbye to some staple products. This month, I've finished up a lot of skincare, body care, and samples. I haven't had any issues with my skin yet, although I… Continue reading May Empties : Skincare Samples!

Consumption, Cosmetics

Essence Update : A Package!

The end of what has been one of my easiest interactions with customer service. For reference, I bought a broken eyebrow powder from essence makeup, and emailed their customer service about it. They responded by saying that they were sorry about the quality control issue, and asked for my address so that they could send me a package.… Continue reading Essence Update : A Package!

Consumption, Finding Abundance

Finding Abundance : Summer Clothing

The temperatures have skyrocketed and I felt like I had nothing to wear... When I started the Finding Abundance mini series, I thought that I would make one, maybe two postings about clothing; day-to-day clothing, and dress clothes. WRONG.  As I began to pull out all of my clothes, I realised that even though I've… Continue reading Finding Abundance : Summer Clothing


Balancing Beauty

I'm taking a look at the gap between inspiration and comparison. In thinking about the way I consume social media, I figured that I probably spend 6 hours a day (not at once!) listening to podcasts about different lifestyles, refreshing Twitter, scrolling through Instagram, or checking up on people with Snapchat. I deactivated my Facebook on… Continue reading Balancing Beauty


Science Strikes Again!

I really should have done my homework on this one, y'all... As I mentioned, I recently switched to sulfate-free, organic-ish shampoo. I'm trying to cut petroleum products, like sulfates, out of my body care routines because of their environmental impacts. Simple, right? Not quite... In another post on organic-ish toothpaste, I followed up on my… Continue reading Science Strikes Again!