Polished.

Don’t get me wrong—I love a gel manicure every now and then but they can really take a toll on my nails and, let’s face it, I’m not living on Oprah’s budget. It’s taken years of practice, but I’m now able to achieve a salon look at home. Here are a few of the polishes you can expect to see on my fingers all autumn long. These formulas are tried...

Autumn Essentials

Call me basic, but I’ve been dreaming of autumn since August. As a kid, I never understood why ‘grown-ups’ were so anxious for summer to end but, let’s face it, I’m basically a grandma and autumn gives me the perfect opportunity to cozy up with a flannel blanket, drink hot tea, and watch Mountaineer football. Because I have so many cool weather must-haves, I thought it only made sense to...

The Cool List: July 5, 2016

Farmers’ Market Pasta I was given this recipe by one of my vegetarian coworkers years ago and I always find myself looking forward to summer so that I can make this dish. Simple, fresh ingredients and very little cooking allow the flavors to shine through and I’ll take any excuse to use ingredients from my garden. If you want to make it a little (ok, a lot) healthier, omit the...

The Cool List: June 5, 2016

Almond Pops by 180 Snacks When people ask what my hobbies are, snacking is pretty high up on the list, right after drinking outdoors and painting my nails. I found these Almond Pops randomly at the checkout at TJ Maxx and just tossed them into the cart without really thinking about it. I had already opened them by the time I got into the car and I could not stop...

My Evening Skincare Routine

Aka The Shit I Put on My Face (Nighttime Edition) My skincare routine has significantly evolved over the last two years, going from St. Ives Apricot Scrub and Neutrogena moisturizer I stole from my mom, to a combination of products that has finally balanced my needy skin. Scroll on down to read about all the junk I slather on my face nightly as well as the things that sneak into...

The Cool List: May 27, 2016

Grace & Frankie Dare I say that this is my favorite show of all time? Yes, I dare. About a year ago, I was sucked into season 1 of Grace & Frankie based off of a recommendation from my good friend, Netflix. I knew it was true love the first time I heard “fuck” slip out of Frankie’s mouth. I immediately professed my love for the show to friends and...

VIB Haul

  The VIB sale gets me EVERY.DAMN.TIME. You know when you walk out of Sephora with the big bag, you should probably retire your credit card for a little while. I spent way more than I intended to and that was after I pulled about $50 worth of stuff out of my basket while in line to check out. I also went to the Sephora website every day until the sale...