Other Notable Happenings of the Christmas Break of my Own Creation:

1. I purchased not one but TWO pairs of Prada pants at TJ Maxx in the Main Line. One pair did not even have to be hemmed. To quote my internet friend, Annie of Blogdorf Goodman, it was much like finding a unicorn in my backyard. 2. My very best friend L unearthed a VINTAGE PUCCI NIGHTGOWN of her mother's that she bestowed unto ME. Guys. It is THE FABULOUSNESS. I may purchase a camera (something I've never owned) just so that I can show you the ethereal beauty that is the nightgown. The best part Continue Reading [...]

New Year’s Resolutions

Happy 2007! I have decided that this year is going to be FANTASTIC because a) 7 is my favorite number (and I was born on the 7th of June as was Allen Iverson, with whom I am currently in a fight and Prince) and b) Odd numbered years turn out to be much better for me than even ones. I prefer odd numbers in general. In fact, at O'Hare yesterday, my friend T and I were originally going to leave from gate K8 and then were informed we would be leaving from H9. You can't IMAGINE how much this news pleased Continue Reading [...]


Okay, so this has been plaguing me. I realize from all my posts about using products for oily/acne prone skin, I sound like an ad for Proactive Solution. I do not really have acne (other than the occasional zit) or oily skin, but I've found that using products designed for those afflicted helps me keep zits at bay. I only use oil-free foundation and moisturizer lest I be plagued with pimples. Just wanted to let you guys know. Happy New Year to all of my internet friends! Yours truly had an excellent Continue Reading [...]

Favorite Things of 2006!

How excited am I to participate in the Favorite Things of 2006? Very! Here's a list of 15 of my favorite things of 2006.1. CO Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine Not only the best of 2006, but I'd go so far as to say it's the best of...whatever we're calling this decade. Every single person to whom I've introduced this minty, balmy yet glossy wondrous tube of fantasticness has purchased one within one week. I prefer #1138, the sultry clear red gloss. I currently own about 6 tubes and have thoroughly finished Continue Reading [...]

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Winter Solstice (a few days late) to all of my internet friends! I will see you in 2007. In the meantime, I’ve procured several beauty presents of which to partake and to review so stay tuned.

Spaahh’-kling Body Butter

The minute I found out this gem of a product was produced in "limited reserves", I was, naturally, all over that. I am the dream consumer, lest you forget. I was able to get it on eBay for only $14.00 (being this addicted to products requires special skill). It arrived yesterday and today, I'm rocking the hell out of it. I was pleasantly surprised by how delish it smells, as Champagne is not a scent I would think would be so appealing. It's also not quite as shimmery as I'd thought it would Continue Reading [...]

Red Lipstick: A Lifelong Quest

That is now over. After years and years of searching, I have found a perfect red for my fair skin with a tinge of yellow undertone. Apparently, Trish McEvoy's Paris Red is supposed to be perfect for me per Real Simple, but as I was too lazy to brave the holiday shopping crowds at Saks, I only made it to the Estee Lauder Company Store. BT dubs, is that not the BEST THING EVER? If your company does not have access to one of these gems, you are SO missing out and all I can do is pity you. It's like Continue Reading [...]

Trader Joe’s

I cannot get ENOUGH of Trader Joe's. They have absolutely delish, affordable food and whoever is in charge of marketing over there is a GENIUS. Italian food is labeled "Trader Giotti", Chinese is "Trader Ming" and Mexican is "Trader Jose". Is that too much or what? It's such a small detail, but I get a kick out of it every time. Anyway, I know this isn't a food blog, but you must check out their Chunky Spiced Applesauce, it's sugar-free and so wonderful that even my 105 lb-double-stuf-oreo-dipping Continue Reading [...]

Change in the Last 10 Years: A Survey Post

Sometimes survey posts are fun. Ten years ago... December 1996How old were you?:16Where did you go to school?Wissahickon HSWhere did you work?Let's Talk Turkey (I can't believe I was able to stomach working there)Where did you live?Blue Bell, PAWhere did you hang out?Friendly's, Ted Eberwine's, Contempo Casuals (sadly)What was your hairstyle?I hadn't yet been introduced to the Solano Sapphire flat iron, so it was half-assed blow dried straight.Did you wear glasses?ContactsWho was your regular-person Continue Reading [...]