The one where I terrorize the neighborhood children

I really need to take pictures, and I probably will, but I’ve been using a product called Baby Foot that many are already familiar with. And yes, I should have used this back in May, but whatever…

I used this on Monday or Tuesday of last week. I can’t remember which day exactly, and yesterday was the day my feet finally started, um, showing signs that I’ve used it. Today, my daughter has one of her friends over, and I’m so tempted to start soaking my feet and unleash the horror. (I won’t spoil anything just now for those of you unfamiliar with what is going to be seen. I’ll let you Google it.)

Yes, I’m evil. Like… mustache-twirling Tom Hiddleston evil.

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Sprout VoxBox Review

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After weeks of being sent survey after survey from Influenster, I finally ended up getting a VoxBox: Influenster is a site where you can sign up to receive products for free to try out in exchange for your honest opinion and review. For some reason, most of these companies seem to enjoy sending me food and laundry detergent. (I suspect the mom button in a survey somewhere.) So here’s what was sent in my direction this time around:

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Monday Musings


Have you ever had one of those weekends where you’re kind of glad it’s Monday because it seems like it might be a return to a safe and sane routine? I’m kinda there.

Cleaning House

I’d take a picture of my makeup and skincare collection, but I don’t think I could fit everything into the frame. It’s embarrassing. Really embarrassing. As in, I don’t even exclusively shop at Sephora for products, and I’m not sure whether or not a Rouge status should be a source of pride or shame for me. I did another spreadsheet over the weekend detailing my routine (more on that further down), my products, and a breakdown on how much I spend. I’m not showing you guys a picture of that, either. It’s not that I go over-budget or anything, but… Yeah…

I apparently have eight full size red lipsticks in a nearly identical shade. I honestly suspected I had more, but I think I gave a few of them to my daughter.

So I decided to put my spreadsheet obsession to good use. Everything is dated by when I got it and use by dates (if any). There are also notes on what I liked or didn’t like and whether or not I want to repurchase. It’s broken down by category, item and even by shade and finish. I’ve made a promise to myself that I will use up as much of it as possible or donate if unused before it goes bad. I will not repurchase another product of its kind until it is used up. As things are emptied, I’ll know what to review, how to review it, and what to repurchase. Continue reading “Monday Musings”

Monday Musings


Ah… That was a nice week off!

Chicken Nuggets ≠ Chicken McNuggets

Since I don’t do regular weekly confessions, I’ll make one now. I spent two hours on Friday arguing with people on the Internet about what a chicken nugget is. Why? Because, as someone who tries to (occasionally and not often enough, I’ll admit) eat healthy, I’m appalled that some people apparently think that THIS is a chicken nugget:

No. Those are Chicken McNuggets, and there’s a difference. I have strong opinions regarding this.  Continue reading “Monday Musings”

How I learned to live with my hairy arms.

TMI? Get over it. We all have body hair. I come from an Italian family, so I have a little more than most people, and I’ve spent the better part of my life plucking, shaving, waxing, threading, bleaching, and Nairing.

My arms have been the biggest problem. Bleaching only lasts for so long, and almost any form of hair removal means I’ll be dealing with thicker and darker hair when it grows back. (And who wants to deal with stubble and ingrown hair on their arms?) Lasering could work, but lasering is expensive. So I learned to love fall and winter and long sleeves, because then I could hide my arms and not worry so much about it. Then spring and summer would roll around and it was back to bleaching.  Continue reading “How I learned to live with my hairy arms.”

Monday Musings


You look forward to a week off. No driving anyone to or from school. No work. No errands to run. You stay up late on Sunday, and by late I mean that the birds chirping outside are a sign that it’s time to sleep. (No joke, I went to bed at around 5:30.) You plan to sleep in…

So why in the hell did I wake up at 8:00 a.m. today? WHYYYYYYY?!?!?!

Maybe I’ll get a nap later. I’m going to enjoy my break. Continue reading “Monday Musings”

December Favorites

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Yeah, that’s about how I felt about December. It sucked for the collection of cute sweaters and pretty scarves I got back in September, but at least January is looking a little better for cold weather. Here were some of my favorites from last month.

NUDE Skincare
Detox Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash

I already did a full review on this product here, and you can purchase it from Sephora here. Continue reading “December Favorites”

A Happy ROLL TIDE Monday Musings!!!

…and to be honest, I really should just leave it there. As I’m typing this, I’m watching my beloved Crimson Tide play against Clemson, and I’m hoping we snatch another national championship. It’s just what we do.

Yes, I know people hate us. No, I don’t care.

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