In theory, I love the color pink. I’m a female stereotype, whatever, that’s fine– it’s a lovely color, the end. Since I’ve been coloring my hair (am I supposed to pretend it’s natural? Whoops.) orange-red since age 14, I’ve started weeding out shades that clash with the box-dye, and for the longest time I’ve thought that included pink. Hot pink, I still … Keep reading…

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In case the world ended with that 2012 rumor, I still haven’t packed for the holidays. Okay, that’s total crap, I know… But packing isn’t fun. I always pack too much and I never have the right outfit and it never fits back into my suitcase. Going home for the holidays is particularly hard to pack for because the entire trip consists … Keep reading…

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Each December as a child I would sit down with the Toys “R” Us and Target catalogs and create my extensive wishlist. Always including much more than I anticipated receiving, and often items I knew would never happen (read: $$$), the wishlists were over-the-top, exaggerated and a bit of a guilty pleasure. I remember two things about money from my childhood: there’s … Keep reading…

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Note the adorable, festive wrapping complete with a thick pink ribbon (purse charm, perhaps? Hair bow?) and indie-esque gift tag. Also, with the wrapping of the perfume (the silver tube) I sort of thought it was candy. Thank goodness I wasn’t that tired when I opened the box! Number 4 Lumiere d’hiver Clarifying Shampoo: I’ve been curious about these clarifying, lather-less shampoos … Keep reading…

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I, like many others, find October through March to be some of the best months. Halloween, Thanksgiving, our anniversary, Christmas, Lance’s birthday, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, my birthday… It’s a holiday hullabaloo, and it’s divine! Christmas, to me, is a time to celebrate traditions, family, friends and the winter season. One way to celebrate family and tradition is … Keep reading…

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