"Self-love is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting"

-William Shakespeare

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Tree Hut Creamy Body Wash Almond & Honey

Last spring, I received a GIANT box in the mail with a full set of Tree Hut products. This, naturally, was one of them.
This really is a "creamy" body wash, leaving skin clean and soft. While I am allergic to almonds when eaten, I don't have any problem with them topically. This is a blessing as Almond Oil is great for softening skin, as is honey.
Amazingly, after checking the ingredient list, I learned that there is enough of each to make a difference appreciable in more than just scent. Here's hoping this line gets more play!
Retail: $5.69
Rating: 5 lipsticks

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Remede Energizing Cleansing Cream

I didn't realize how much I liked this cleanser until I ran out. It really did make my skin smoother and clearer, I started breaking out again when I ran out. It is a thick cream with a nice exfoliant-gentle enough to use as a twice daily wash. You might think it is pricy, but one tube lasts for months!
Retail: $38
Rating: 5 lipsticks

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I'm Back!

Yes, I have been AWOL well, all summer. We can blame my being busy with a new boyfriend, a fabulous makeup and wig gig (oh no, that rhymed!) with a celebrity, rubbing elbows with some political bigwigs. And some shopping.

Stay tuned for more of my very opinionated self!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dumbass Headline of the Week

And the award goes to the Boston Sunday Globe, Money & Careers section, for:

"Multilingual workplace can translate into opportunities"

My new weightloss secret...

Honestly, am I the only one who finds this odd?


Is it web-based email in a pill, or an online calorie burner? Did I just uncover the greatest conspiracy of the 21st century? Or did I just blow your mind?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Official Decree

I am lifting the ban. This could be the perfect opportunity for a young man looking to get in on the ground floor with a smart, funny, sexy, independent, low-maintenance woman. Clearly, whatever issues I have surrounding dating, self-esteem is not one of them.

I do have some questions for my loyal readers. (assuming that I do have loyal readers. Hello! Is anybody there? The numbers on the tracker keep going up, but you know, the comments option is there for a reason.)

I think that the whole dating thing has changed since the last time I got into all that. So, first question.

  • How do I find guys to date? I work for a professional theatre company, so clearly, I'm not meeting any eligible guys through that avenue. Well, I am, just not eligible for me. I am meeting lots of fantastic men who are great dancers and have excellent fashion sense. Anyway, back to the topic at hand. I used to live in a hip little town, where meeting people was fantastically easy. But now it's not so easy in the big bad Boston. Everybody says that the internet is the way to go. Okay, I guess we actually did answer that question.

  • How does one plan a date? What should one do? And how does a person who doesn't drink deal with date jitters?
  • What's the deal with the whole sex on the third date thing? Is that a myth? It seems awfully regimented.
  • Okay, here's a really tough one. I've always had really close male friends. Where is the line between friendship and something more? The line between date and hanging out? How can you tell the difference between 'he's just not into you" and "he is into you but he's shy and/or respectful?" How do I let someone know I'm interested in them without being a total embarrassing dork? Can I just have a friend call his friend to find out if he likes me? Am I destined to be perpetually stuck in junior high?
  • At what point in the dating process do you tell someone your secrets? I don't have any dark, scary secrets, but there are some things you don't share right away. But, there are some things that you don't want to wait too long to tell.
  • Why am I doing this? Why don't I just go back to the plan of being a crazy cat lady? Oh, right. There are some things feline companionship just can't offer.

So, seriously. Leave some pithy advice. Use the comments. And if your best friend thinks I'm cute, tell my best friend and we can go roller-skating. My mom can drop us off if his mom picks us up.

Monday, April 14, 2008

What are you trying to tell me?

I saw this bus stop billboard on my way home, and I'm confused. "you can't buy happiness, but you can drink it." What does this mean? Nestle Quik is no longer for sale? Drinking Nestle Quik will make you happy and you can't buy any mwah-ha-ha!
Or does it mean that Nestle Quik is now free?
And really, isn't it all just a little too close to drinking the Kool-Aid?