Skip to main content
Hi there,
I'm Catherine, and I love to read. I'm also a trained makeup artist, and an Independent Stylist for Stella & Dot. Hence the name of this blog. I've had blogs in the past, and none of them really last, because I think I attempted to focus on just one aspect of my interests. In this blog I plan to write reviews of books, as well as beauty products, and give beauty, skin care, makeup, and other styling tips. Three of the things I enjoy most all rolled into one blog. :)
Thanks for coming along for the ride! 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Watching Cancer Take My Mom

I’ve been snooping around my parents house, looking for old photos. I know we have them, my dad loves photography, and I know we have boxes of pictures around here somewhere. Snooping is probably too strong a word, really I’m just searching around. I’m trying to find as many photos of my mom as possible. Most of the photos that are around the house are studio portraits, or other photos of me, from school, from dance. There are few adult pictures of my parents that don’t also include a younger version of me. I want to find these photos because I want to have as many visual reminders of who my mom was, physically, before the cancer came. I want to remember her holding me while I suspiciously suss out Donald Duck, or holding me on her lap in a blue chair that’s almost just as much a part of my childhood memories. I want to remember her smiling, and vibrant, and sometimes, clearly annoyed with the photographer (my dad.) I want all of these as a constant reminder that my mom is so much mor…

Detox

I have six unfinished drafts for this blog just hanging out. I'm taking 12 units this semester at school, I'm working full time, I'm attempting to have some semblance of a life while maintaining my limited sanity in a world where we somehow have a President Trump. I'm exhausted most of the time, I'm trying to eat better, and work out more frequently, oh yeah and  I also have quite a bit of debt to tackle. Turns out, shopping is not an appropriate outlet for grief when you're not independently wealthy. So, what does that mean for this blog? Probably not a whole lot, truthfully. In my head I have a grand plan of using this as a way to curb my spending, while still reading (things other than the depressing shit I have to read for all of my course work as a Social Work major,) and using all the makeup and beauty products I currently have.

We'll see how all that pans out, shall we?

Beauty: One of Those Days & Face and Product

Have you ever had one of those days where the irritations just kind of stacked up? Today was a bit of that for me. I left the house a good 15 minutes earlier than usual this morning, and a streetlight at a major intersection was out, making me actually late for work. My work name tag has mysteriously gone missing from my desk, where I always keep it just under my computer monitor. Several items I was waiting on and expecting to be delivered today have been "delayed," and the mailman didn't take the two items I had out for pickup when he delivered the mail - even though I've been told, by him, to simply put them out and tape a note to them asking for USPS pickup. To top it off, an expense check I've been waiting for was mailed out last week - but not to my home address, which we are asked to put on the form itself - it was mailed somehow to an old address, even though my employee file is updated, and the address on my paystubs is my current address. So, I'll b…