Wednesday, April 17, 2013

On Beauty

My love for Garance Doré knows no bounds.  Not only is she an amazing artist (that's her drawing above), but a thoughtful and funny woman.  She had a write-up about the difference between feeling and looking beautiful that I just loved.  The comments were the best, too.

So go over and take a gander.  I'd love to hear your take on the subject!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Horrible Humans

Yesterday was a tough day, wasn't it?  It reminds me (again) that the world is full of pretty horrible humans.  I say humans instead of people, because people wouldn't injure and kill other people.  People understand each and every one of us is an important part of a family, a circle of friends, a thriving system. People don't treat other people like disposable pawns or faceless, nameless victims.  People treat other people like they matter.

I don't think these horrible humans are in the majority, no way.  But I do think these horrible humans have the power to freak us out on a national level.  Fear is such a powerful tool and its use was in full effect yesterday.  It breaks my heart to remember the happenings in Boston are daily occurrences in some parts of the world.  But yesterday we heard about it because fear was in our neck of the woods.

The knee-jerk response is to fight back, isn't it?  That's not going to work, though.  That is what horrible humans want.  We need to reach out to one another and remember we are people.  We need to remember that horrible humans were people once, too.  They probably have people who love and care about them.  It this an immediate solution?  Of course not, but I do know it is the change we need to see in the world.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Music Monday

When Tame Impala's new album came out last year it was on constant repeat for a good two weeks.

It's the perfect "anytime" music, really.

Here's to a good week!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Thesis Defense Day!

All I really want to do is take a sheik-style Ruby nap right now,
but today I will be defending my thesis!

Link Love and Lovelies will be back next week!

Wish me luck!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My Hair Spirit Animal

How amazing can this woman look?  While I know she can't be my face and body spirit animal (wouldn't THAT be nice!), I do think we share the same face shape and hair texture.  Of course, my hair is skewing a lot more grey as of late, but her perfectly messy, ombréd coif seems a good fit for me.
But HOW do you get that perfect bedhead??  The hair-gods want to know!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Beauty Crack

Do you have things in your beauty arsenal that you know are too pricey/full of bad stuff/ridiculous?  In my quest to free my life of parabens, I had a good two years of paraben-free product use.  But a few luxury beauty samples later, I had plunged back into the gross world of petrochemicals in my skincare.  The culprit: Eve Lom Cleanser

This stuff is serious beauty crack.  It's spendy, full of parabens, and the first ingredient is mineral oil!  But you know what?  My crack-ho skin loved it.  The cleanser cleared up my existing spots, left my face glowy and moisturized, and I looked like Gisele...kidding, but this stuff was amazing!  I wanted to hate this stuff, I really did...especially since Gwyneth Paltrow has touted (and hawked) it's wonders on GOOP!

I've tried to find a paraben-free version and the closest I've come is with REN's No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm.  But my face just doesn't love it as much as the Eve Lom...

So I ask, are there some beauty products that you know aren't the best for you or your wallet that you still use faithfully?  I have quite a few friends that have drank the La Mer Kool-Aid and refuse to give it up!
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