Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What Is the Big Deal With Wearing Makeup?

Me without makeup
Makeup can enhance our natural beauty, but why do we insist that someone would "look better" if they wore makeup?

I was catching up on my beauty and fashion reading today, and came across Leandra Medine's post (aka "The Man Repeller") titled "Why I Don't Wear Makeup". It made me think about my own reasons for wearing makeup and women's dependence on it as a way to make them feel good about themselves.

There was a time that posting a picture of myself online sans makeup was not an option, but I think when you get older you tend to say, "F**k it, I don't care what people think" more often.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

For Summer Dates and All-Nighters: Warby Parker's New Beacon Collection

Warby Parker Beacon Lifestyle

Sunglasses and eyeglasses have the power to turn an ordinary outfit into an effortlessly chic outfit.

As someone who has amassed a collection of sunglasses and relies on a tried-and-true pair of cat-eye glasses to hide the bags under my eyes, I can appreciate Warby Parker's new Beacon Collection, which is inspired by spontaneity and a nod towards the morning star that shows up just before sunrise or just after sunset.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Getting-In-the-Spirit-of-Comic-Con Outfit

Conan O' Brien as The Flaming C tshirt

Can you believe I've lived in San Diego for 22 years and never attended Comic-Con?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Beauty Is...A Lazy Sunday

Cat relaxing
We should take a page out of the cat's playbook.
A day of relaxation on a regular basis is good for the mind, body, and soul.

I remember Sundays as a young girl. I would play outside with the neighborhood kids, read a book, or listen to the radio and practice drill team dance moves. Sundays were a day with no agenda. You did whatever the day gave you. It was a day off school and that's all that mattered.

Friday, July 18, 2014

How to Clean Your Hairbrushes With Baking Soda and Soap

How to clean your hairbrushes
It's been on my To Do list for so long, but I finally did it! I cleaned my hairbrushes for the first time since getting them. I know it's grossing out those of you who are OCD about cleaning every beauty tool you own, but this was just one of those things that was not on my priority list.