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!

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Challenges, Life in Paris

Perfect vs Good in Practice

"Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Whether it was Confucius or Voltaire, it's good advice and I'm trying to live it this week. I was on the train this morning, jammed into the car and 10 minutes late, and I truly felt like a mess. My hair was flatter than normal… Continue reading Perfect vs Good in Practice

Challenges, Goals

100 Posts In!

I'm running mad trying to finish my thesis THIS WEEK! I tend to resort to a list-post when things get crazy and today is only an exception because I'm writing this post while getting a foot massage from E. Not bad! Here is the brief list of things that must happen or else this week. Collect… Continue reading 100 Posts In!

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, Cosmetics

Pondering Presentation : Makeup

I'm making a point to discover my preferences for myself, but I can't seal myself off from the world and think about what I enjoy in insolation. I limit my exposure to trends, and I've been largely successful in doing so by simply freezing my consumption. Still, this is only a recent financial phenomenon, and I'm… Continue reading Pondering Presentation : Makeup

Consumption, Finding Abundance, Life in Paris

Finding Abundance : A Mini Series

I have done a mini-series of my day-to-day life in the last semester of my graduate program, from class days to internship days, to my beloved long mornings. I write them as a time capsule of sorts, to help me remember the rhythms of my life. I noticed myself missing consumption last week. I’m not sure… Continue reading Finding Abundance : A Mini Series

Challenges, Consumption

Of Dryer Buttons and Eyebrow Pencil :

I had quite the Monday when it came to things breaking on me! A few weeks ago, back in the first weekend of May, I went to the large Auchan near my neighbourhood to replace my eyebrow gel. I still use the brand 'essence' because the organic alternatives I've tried to find in Paris all… Continue reading Of Dryer Buttons and Eyebrow Pencil :

Consumption, Cosmetics

April Empties : Skincare

I'm slowly using up my skincare collection, here's what ran out in April. I mentioned that I'm being careful with what I buy for my skin, yet I somehow wound up with a bit more product on my hands than I needed. As part of my transition toward more organic and fairly produced skincare and makeup,… Continue reading April Empties : Skincare