I Owe My Longest Relationship to Craigslist

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I celebrated a milestone recently: for an entire year, I lived with the same person.

This is no small feat. Until now, I haven’t lived with anyone longer than 6 months. It’s not because we didn’t get along; that was actually the problem. My past roommates have been close friends who I saw constantly. When we weren’t in our shared space, we were eating together, drinking together, shopping together, taking vacations, playing mini golf, making questionable life choices…together. Familiarity breeds contempt.

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Let’s Get Superficial: Mineral Foundation

Between DD cream and concealer sticks, it seems like there a million and counting options out there for facial make-up. New isn’t always better and, like a red lipstick, any good beauty cabinet needs a good mineral foundation.

Excellent for the adjustable, on-the-go coverage they provide, mineral foundations are a beauty staple. With every product, everyone has their particular favorite and, after various attempts with Bare Minerals and too many others, I’ve finally settled on Jane Iredale’s PurePressed Bare Mineral Foundation as my favorite powder.

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Let’s Get Superficial: SPF Hand Lotion

I hate the sun. It’s my number one nemesis (followed closely by the television line-up from 4 to 6 p.m.). Consequently, I’m rather obsessed with sunscreen and was super into my sun parasol when I went to Japan.

Why, sun, why?

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Global Coffee Shop Hops

IMG_4485Yes, amazing coffee shops do exists outside of New York! On tiny suburban streets in Kyoto and sub-level spaces in Amsterdam, some of the best coffee and atmospheres can be found. Here’s a round-up of a few noteworthy places from a recent trip taken, in no particular order. Continue reading

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Historical Fantasy Fiction: What Your Life Is Missing

Who said books were for learning? Sometimes, your mind needs a break from all those 18th-century novels you read (wait, you don’t read those?) and requires something on the lighter side. And by lighter I mean a book that feels like it’s sucking all sense of intellect from your brain while you hold it. Enter The Outlander Series.

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