Category Archives: Lifestyle

Current Subscription Boxes

You all know I love subscription boxes. Who doesn’t love getting surprises in the mail? My current list, plus one I’ve canceled (for now). Loot Wear Bundle (For Her + Tees) ($19.99): I signed up for 3 months at a time … Continue reading

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Makeup for a No Makeup Look

Today’s obsession: Lancome Juicy Shaker in Boom-Meringue. It’s supposed to smell like lemon meringue, but it just smells … delicious. Also, the Too Faced bronzer in chocolate, which actually has cocoa powder in it. Yum! Above are photos of the … Continue reading

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8 Facts About Shingles (1. It’s Not Just for Old Men)

I am a 40-year-old woman, and I have shingles. Like everyone else my age, I laughed at the shingles commercials on TV, especially the one where the woe-is-me guy couldn’t play golf. “Eh, it’s just a rash,” I’d say. “Get … Continue reading

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A Cleaner Face … With Oil?

About six months ago, I received Meraki Cleansing Face Oil in one of my subscription boxes. I couldn’t even tell you which box it was. And for six months, it has sat in my medicine cabinet, unused. Until last night. … Continue reading

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How-To: Zombie FX Makeup

This is my friend Nicole. She’s usually a beautiful woman. This weekend, I made her look like this for a zombie bike pub crawl. This zombie makeup was my first attempt at making latex appliances. They were just blisters, but … Continue reading

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Top 5 Fall eShakti Dresses

It’s no secret that I adore eShakti dresses. Pockets? Bra strap keeps? $7.50 for customization? What’s not to love? So I’ve put together my Top 5 eShakti dresses for fall. Contrast Print Leaf Crepe Dress This dress is fabulous! I … Continue reading

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Can You Guess My Costume?

Above are the basics for my Halloween costume. Do you think you know what my costume will be? BTW, I couldn’t turn down the $2 burlap coffee sacks as Sarasota Architectural Salvage. They’d just gotten a huge shipment in and … Continue reading

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eShakti Makes My Favorite Dresses

All dresses should come with pockets. It’s such a big pet peeve of mine – I’m wearing a dress and now I have to carry a purse everywhere I go, even if I just want to carry my phone, because … Continue reading

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September Is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Last week, a friend from high school lost his 16-year-old daughter to suicide. In a moment, she was gone. I keep trying to come up with the right words to offer comfort, to tell him and his wife that they … Continue reading

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A Break From Reality

I’ve spent my lunch breaks this week walking around the lake next to the office. It’s full of turtles, fish and the occasional alligator, and it’s a wonderful break from reality. The trail, paved with wooden decking and edged in … Continue reading

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