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Glossier Lash Slick: The Mascara for People Who Want to Feel Just… Whelmed…

If your brand loyalty feelings aren’t immediately hurt by the title, thanks for stopping by to read the first of my Glossier product reviews. Now Glossier (glossy-eh, for the heathens) is one of those brands I’ve been skeptical of trying because I get the vibe that it’s a little overhyped. That, and for the longest time during my make up experimentation I had zero interest in the more natural styles Glossier’s products cater too. I’ve come into my own style with makeup and am frankly too busy as a law student to spend every morning applying a full glam routine. I…

Hill Billy Distillin’: Floral Water

Around my house are several large lavender bushes in full bloom and I thought it would be such a shame if nothing was ever made of the potent perfumed flowers. My first idea was to make essential oil from the lavender, but that is a very labor intensive project that does not yield high quantities of product and I do not think my apartment complex would appreciate me harvesting every ounce of lavender available. While searching online for essential oil tutorials I discovered a similarly satisfying alternative, hydrosols. Hydrosols (Floral Water) are created by simply distilling plant matter. The difference…

Honing Your Culinary Skills to Seduce Mankind and Make Your Grandmother Proud

Anyone can cook, but being able to cook well is an ultimate power move. Your man is acting out? Remind him that a quesadilla-potsticker diet is not a place he wants to return to. Friends being rude? Enjoy never tasting a seasoned vegetable for the rest of your days. In-Laws trying to curse your marriage? Curse them back by upstaging them at every family function with the most tenderly prepared meal their own ancestors would applaud. I love cooking, but I was not born with some innate ability to wield a spatula with the mighty powers of Domestic Thor. It took…

Sherry Pasta Sauce

This is a recipe I’ve been working on lately. It’s a really simple cream sherry sauce that literally any vegetable can be added to. Make sure to season it well as the sherry is a very sweet flavor and you need savory spices like paprika or cayenne to balance it all out. Basic Ingredients: Half of Yellow Onion, diced 1 Cup Mushrooms, diced 3 Cloves of Garlic, minced Half Stick of Butter Cornstarch (if you’re in a hurry) Flour (for a Roux if you like hard mode) 1 Cup of Heavy Cream 1 Cup of Cream Sherry/Marsala Wine Salt Pepper…

It’s a Dumb Rant About the President!

I may not be a great master of logic and mathematics, but when the President of the United States makes comments like these about the media reporting his criticisms,   And then his supporters openly spit beliefs like this, Concerns Trump is Inciting Violence Towards Journalists Then why was his reaction to the most recent mass shooting, against a room full of journalists….. This? “This attack shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief. Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job. To the families of the victims,…