Hidden Strength

We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome. – Isabel Allende Maybe my strength is not so hidden as of late. I’ve had to […]

Thrift Store Basics: Part One

Image credit: Viva Magazine, December 1978 issue

Before I start this entry, here’s an animated gif of Naomi Campbell that I can’t stop staring at. Sharing is caring! Hi! This is the first post of a series that I’m going to share about thrift stores and shopping in them. Did you know that my parents met at a swap meet in West […]

The Challenges

F you, Hyundai

In an ideal world that I would have like to have presented to you, this post was going to be titled ‘Year in Recap 2013′. In it, I would have presented fabulous pictures of glamorous revelry and smiles galore. The reality is that life has been been overwhelming, maybe even kicking my a**, and I […]

Back to Black

Sacramento, CA

It’s been a very long time since I’ve updated here! First thing that you’ll notice is a new look, which I’m really happy with. Flexibility, transformations, and not taking anything personally are the only things that I know for sure as of late. With that said, what better time to update than in the beginning […]

Link Love 5.25.12

Coco is out of it

So the little one is now a year old and we’ve been battling the baby flu. Poor kid, first official sickness. She looks so out of it here. I’ve been battling my studies and also my skill set. And frizzy hair, but we won’t talk about that for long. I seriously declare that I am […]

Link Love 5.11.12

Talk to the hand

Little Miss Coco and I have been traveling since last week and we are now in Fallon, NV. We started our journey in the Bay area on Saturday, renting a charming little Ford Fiesta (!) and then continuing onto Reno and then to Fallon. I’m typing this on the Dell (pfffft!) that I am borrowing […]

The End of an Era

Tougher than Leather

The Beastie Boys are one of those bands that I always thought would be around forever and ever. Well, you know what I mean. Everything and everyone dies, but still. Adam Yauch (MCA, Nathaniel Hornblower, etc.) helped bring Tibet to younger kids (like me) with the Beastie Boys. Grand Royal was a great magazine and […]

Video Blog 5.1.12

Lip surgery

When the kidlet’s away, the mom will play? And ramble. Sorry about the shitty lighting, eh? It’s so difficult to update as I have a lot on my mind. Mostly good stuff. Now if I could only get it together and figure out a proper makeup tutorial.

Link Love 4.20.12

featherlashes

Here’s a video from Ardell lashes on how to apply strip lashes. It covers the basics. It’s time for some links and some random thoughts. It’s day two of daycare and I’m scrambling to work on different school projects. I found out that I have to tend to the Incomplete class that I left last […]