5 Buys for Fall

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Because I don’t know what kind of winter if any we will have, I decided on purchasing layering pieces.

 

Madewell: Lavender velvet tank. Striped tee w/scoop neck.

Stradivarius: Wine color blouse that fits great. Plaid blazer w/black, pale blue and coral.

HM: Zip front hoodie with ruching on sleeves.

 

 

Stovetop Potpourri is Kind of Stupid

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I made a potpourri for the stove yesterday. You know the kind where you put different things in a pot of boiling water and it’s supposed to fill the room with aromatic wonders.

I chose lemon, rosemary, and vanilla mainly because I had them all in the house.

After about an hour, I could only smell it in the kitchen. And guess what? It wasn’t that great of a smell either.

My opinion on stovetop potpourri’s: Why bother? Just buy a candle or light an incense stick.

Scary Movie Month is Here

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I love scary movies and I make it a point to watch a lot of them in October, always at night for the full effect. The downside of scary movie month is that there are a lot of bad ones out there. Here are some decent ones that I’ve seen recently.

Veronica

This is a Spanish movie loosely based on a true story. Girls summoning spirits with Ouija boards…never a good idea.

 

The Visit

Sending your kids off to visit their grandparents. They’ll be safe…maybe.

 

Eden Lake

A young couple spending time at a lake and a group of troublemaking boys on bikes. Not a good combo.

 

The Nightmare

This is a documentary of people who have sleep paralysis and see the shadow man. I can vouch for these people. I’ve seen him too…honest.

 

Cargo

A zombie movie done right. I was impressed with this one.

Survival Post from Garance Doré

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SURVIVAL

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Survival
Warning: This post deals with sexual assault for those who are triggered by such subject matter.
_____________I am told to calm down.I am told they won’t talk to me until I calm down.I am asked why am I yelling.I am asked why am I so upset.

I am told my anger is why I am not taken seriously.

I am a survivor of sexual assault.

I have been sexually assaulted throughout my life by strangers and acquaintances alike.

In crowded bars, broad daylight, and dark corners.

By men like Donald Trump who have seen my body as up for grabs.

By men like Brock Turner whose life I dare not ruin after they’ve decimated mine.

By men like Brett Kavanaugh who wake up sober, with no recollection and thus no blame.

When will their gender and race no longer protect them?

When will my life hold the same value as theirs?

When will we stop exalting them?

I have filed police reports and internalized the shame.

I cross the street to walk in the light, I ask girlfriends to text me when they get home.

I am fucking angry because we didn’t ask for any of this.

I am fucking yelling because I still don’t feel heard.

I am yelling because Dr. Christine Blasey Ford isn’t allowed to.

She must be perceived as a “nice lady,” as Senator Lindsey Graham described her.

But, Brett Kavanaugh is allowed to yell.

He’s allowed to interrupt.

He’s allowed to be mad.

And soon he will be allowed to govern my body.

Their feet on our necks will press down harder.

I will not apologize for my anger because I am gulping for air.

I will not apologize for my voice that is making you uncomfortable because I am the one who has the right to be angry.

Instead I ask you, where is your anger? Tucked away behind your privilege?

Two French Cult Beauty Product Trys

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I’m working my way through French Beauty products that seem to have major followings. I’ve already tried the Bioderma Micellar H20 and I’m never looking back. Micellar water is great for cleansing the face.

Now I’ve been using Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse. It’s a dry oil that works for face, body, and hair. This oil has now replaced my body lotion. I just wish I had bought the bigger bottle.

The second product is Caudalíe Beauty Elixir. I see this elixir everywhere on beauty blogs. I was a little nervous to try this because my skin is so sensitive, but no pain no gain. You can use it as toner, to set your makeup, or simply as a refresher midday. It contains different oils/essences that are supposed to be healthy for your skin.

I began using it as a toner right after my micellar water. It feels cool, smells great, and I could definitely feel my skin tingling. I began using it midday too, giving myself a spritz when my skin started feeling a little greasy/dirty. I might be becoming addicted. Hence, why my bottle is almost empty in this picture. I will definitely be purchasing this again.

BTW: My sensitive skin had no reaction to this product. However, I did use it one time immediately after exfoliation and the tingling felt a bit more like stinging. I won’t be doing that again.