Tuesday, October 30, 2012


I have successfully moved the blog over to wordpress!


Obviously you wont be able to "follow" me on Google, but Wordpress has a following system if you belong to the site and an email system if you don't.  Also places like Bloglovin' and NetworkedBlogs have following services too.

I'm still deciding whether or not to take down this blog since almost all of my posts are on Wordpress.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hakama Kitsuke

I woke up very early this morning and to kill some time I finally tried on my hakama!
I did a half-assed job on the obi because I just couldn't get it to tie right, but it served its purpose.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Food Revolution Day: A Day to Consider the Culinary Contribution of Native Americans to the World

Part 1
Part 2

A very interesting article by Jessica Diemer-Eaton about traditional Native American foods that are known throughout the world.

Some excerpts:

"Jumping right into our world food tour, let's start with the cuisine of northern Europe. You may be surprised to know that the Irish potato is actually South American in origin. All potatoes came from the New World, all varieties having roots to the Americas, and most cultivated potatoes came from the fields of Native farmers.

"However, peppers may have had a larger impact in Indian and eastern Asian cuisine. Indian curry owes its red spice to New World peppers. Cayenne and hot peppers served as the base of curry, replacing Old World black peppers previously used in curry. Chilies were adopted into local Szechuan and Hunanese sauces, while the Chinese in general mixed chilies with oil that created a condiment that would preserve for use at any time of the year.

"No Fourth of July barbecue would be complete without roasted corn on the cob, nor would a New England clambake be considered fitting without cob corn steamed with the clams and lobsters. What's more is both cooking methods - barbecue and clambake - are Native American cooking techniques (the term barbecue is accredited to Caribbean Natives).

Friday, October 26, 2012

I ♥ Drugstore Products tag

1. What is your favorite drugstore makeup brand?

I love ELF, NYX and Wet n Wild.  
I would have to say Wet n Wild because it is much more readily available and has more bang for the buck.

2. What are your favorite face, cheek and lip products?

Face - Max Factor ColorGenius Foundation  (unfortunately not cruelty free), Jane Mineral Loose Powder, Skin79 BB Creams

Cheek - I don't use many cheek products.  Mostly NYC or Wet n Wild

Lips - NYX Round Lipstick in B52, Revlon Lip Butters (unfortunately not cruelty free), Wet n Wild Mauve Outta Here

3. Least favorite product?

Revlon ColorStay Foundation
L'Oreal Mascaras

4. What is the best makeup bargain?

Wet n Wild Palettes, 88 matte palette, ELF beauty books

5. What is your favorite underdog product? (Something you love that often gets overlooked?)

CoverGirl Super Thick Lash Mascara, though I don't use it anymore...it's a great mascara

6. A drugstore product that is overpriced?

Physician's Formula Products - I've tried some of their shimmer strips and I'm not too impressed
American BB Creams
Revlon Products

7. Show your best drugstore dupe(s)!!

I don't have a lot of dupes because I don't own many high end products.  Below are links to the comparisons I do have.

8. Drugstore product that isn't worth the hype?

Revlon ColorStay Foundation - I found it to be cakey and it really didn't help to control oil

American BB Creams - Most are overpriced tinted moisturizers, from the ones I've sampled and from what I've heard from other bloggers

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Photo of the Day 10/20

I am absolutely in love with Femme Fatale Cosmetics' Sunfire eyeshadow!  I originally bought it for lips but I haven't even tried it for them yet!

The Untrendy Girl


I just ran into this site today.  It's pretty cool, check it out!!

Friday, October 19, 2012