January 17, 2014

Naked 3 Tutorial!

Have you ever tried any of the eleventy-billion eye shadow tutorials on YouTube? I have. And while I’ve had success with some of them, and some of them are great, in my experience they are a huge pain in the butt to follow. Even when I did have that kind of time, I didn't have that kind of patience. You have to keep going back and watching again, listen to the chatter, rewind, blah blah blah, OMG I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT COLOR GOES IN THE CREASE!!!

But there is another way! I have enlisted professional makeup artist Sheri Stafford to do some tutorials for us! And what we did for OUR tutorial, is provide step-by-step instructions and close up photos. Photos that don’t move! So you can look at them and see what’s what. Sort of like a map of where the colors go. Or a very blendy paint-by-numbers.

December 12, 2013

2014: Naked New Year!

The Naked3 Palette is in Sephora today! It’s been available (though not really since it was always sold out) on the Urban Decay site for a bit, and then VIBs were able to order it from Sephora a little ahead of time… which I totally did! Which is why I already have the Naked3 palette and didn’t have to walk allllll the way to the end of my street to buy one at the Sephora store that magically landed there back in November.

P.S. I went to the Grand Opening of that store. I was going to write about it, but basically the post would have been “HOLY CRAP IT’S LOUD AND CROWDED IN HERE! BUT NOW THERE’S A SEPHORA SUPER CLOSE TO MY APARTMENT!” So there it is. Done.

I have been a big Nakedfan since the first palette came out, then when the Naked2palette came out I liked it even better, so I have very high hopes for Naked3. Really though, they are all great palettes which is why in 2014 I’m launching NAKED NEW YEAR with the help of Sheri Stafford, a professional make-up artist and aesthetician who is going to TEACH US STUFF. 

I told you good things were coming to this site! Earlier today! When I wrote that other post! After hardly posting at all for this entire year! The baby is still sleeping!!!


I know it seems like I fell off the face of the internet, and kind of, I did. I don’t partake of the internetz while the baby is awake, and when he’s asleep, I am either showering, inhaling a meal, or working double-time to get stuff done around the house.

He’s in a completely adorable phase now where he screams a lot and is into EVERYTHING, especially things he shouldn’t be into. Yesterday he figured out how to slide open the credenza and remove a champagne flute. He’s almost 9 months old, so I guess I should have figured out a lock for that by now. I just thought I had a little more time. I didn’t expect him to be cruising yet either, but there you go. Boy’s on the move! Not that he’s good at it, hence the screaming. It goes along with the falling.  He really is very cute though.

Clearly, I have other priorities, and time sure does fly. But some day, I will have my shit together again, and if ever there was a time for resolutions, it’s the new year. So, along with losing the last 10lbs of baby weight, I WILL be getting this blog up and running again. And it’s going to be better than ever.

I have to do it because I said it on the internet, and everything on the internet is true.

November 12, 2013

Splish Splash

Last Saturday I somehow found a window of time to wash, dry, and flat iron my hair. Unsurprisingly, this window of time partially overlapped with baby's nap time. Unfortunately, this window of time preceded baby's bath time.

So I wore my shower cap.

Not only did it protect my hair from my splashy baby, my “funny hat” distracted him enough to reduce splashiness by half! As it turns out, wearing a shower cap with clothes isn't much less ridiculous looking than wearing a shower cap naked. Even to a baby.

October 11, 2013

Totally Oatally Awesome

I’ll tell you who’s running a racket: The people selling granola! I don’t know why took me so long to try making my own... maybe it was not enough time, or maybe it was because it didn’t seem worth the effort. But there is no effort. It was insanely easy and is insanely delicious. I have already eaten way too much of it, actually. It’s the best granola I’ve ever had, even better than the $10 kind!

My favorite kind is the $10 kind, which is what prompted me to finally give DIY a shot. That, and the fact that my apartment is freezing because we still have our window AC units in. In the northeast, summer stretched well into fall this year; then abruptly left us with a string of cold, rainy days. (You can tell it's cold from the light in the photo! But I don't have time to fix it.) Anyway, I was looking for a reason to turn the oven on and heat up the place, so I found a recipe for olive oil granola online and used the ingredient list from the bag of my favorite granola. The rest is magic.