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Friday Question

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Happy Friday everyone!

How did this week treat you? My week was pretty good. It poured rain the first few days of the week, which is fine because we really need it. But now the sun has come out, things are drying up, and I am happy!

Any hot weekend plans? I think me and Mr. VV are going to try and go to the Alameda Antiques Fair, which they hold on the first Sunday of every month. They have over 800 vendors, which seems mind-boggling! Maybe I’ll find some cool treasures.

So here’s my Friday question for ya.

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5 Random Things About Me


  1. I have a mild obsession with tragic stories about Mt. Everest and K2 mountain climbers. It all started when I read Into Thin Air long ago and then it progressed from there. I’ve read a few other books, watched many TV shows and movies about the subject. One was a reality show about Everest, which I wish they would bring back! I don’t know why I am so fascinated with it. I think part of it is because I find it utterly mind-blowing what these people go through to conquer the summit. And I find it creepy and scary and amazing all at once. I probably couldn’t even deal with the plane trip to get to these mountains, haha!
  2. I do not eat seafood of any kind because it completely grosses me out. I will have a Cesar salad with the anchovy dressing if there is NO sight, smell or taste of the anchovies in it
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RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

Death Valley

This post has nothing to do with makeup or beauty. In fact it’s a rather unpleasant and possibly ugly subject but it’s one that I felt the need to address because something got under my skin the other day and I can’t let it go until I let it out.

The subject is about addiction. If you don’t want to read about this or don’t care, I completely get it. We’ll be back to beauty soon! But here goes.

As you might have heard, the Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a probable heroin overdose last Sunday. He had struggled with addiction as a younger man but was clean for 23 years up until 2012. He admitted he had been struggling again and entered a rehab facility. Fast-forward to February 2nd, 2014 when he died, supposedly on the bathroom floor, with a needle hanging out of his arm and 70 bags of heroin in his room. He leaves behind three children ages 10, 7 and 5. Heartbreaking and horribly tragic.

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The Ugly Side of Beauty

Two Women Talking

Warning: there are swear words. ;)

As a beauty blogger I tend to see a ton of beautiful things on a daily basis but occasionally, something maybe not as expected – a lot of ugliness. Not ugly products but ugly attitudes and behavior. Some people tend to think because I am a beauty blogger (or hell, just plain heavy makeup consumer even before the blog thing) it means it’s the ONLY thing about me. Like all I care or think about my entire life are beauty products. That I am shallow, narcissistic, vapid, etc. You think of the negative word, people have let me know they thought it about me in emails, comments or tweets to me.

The disturbing thing is it’s not just outsiders of the blogging world who say these things. It’s other nail or beauty bloggers at times. Instead of being supportive of someone trying something new or going out on a limb and showing a photo when they aren’t 100% confident about it, they let them know with a rude comment. Or even worse, they go to a makeup board or other website specifically created to talk crap about YouTubers and bloggers. Oh yes, those exist – can you believe it? I have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that people spend that much time and energy talking shit about other people. Think of the things they could do with their own lives if they channeled that energy into something more positive! But clearly they have something going on mentally and should probably see a therapist and get it figured out.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Pie

Happy Thanksgiving (if you are in the US)!

Today is all about family, food and kicking back doing nothing. So that is exactly what I intend to do for the next few days.

See you on the flip side, and I hope you have a great holiday weekend!