On Beauty Q&A: Miss Fancy Pants Goes to Work

@Dirty Hands Yes! In the winter, my uniform is
Cardigan and tank top OR sweater, usually black or grey
Pencil skirt, usually black
Tights, any color
Ankle boots.

Sometimes people ask why I'm so dressed up (like if I'm at an early morning coffee date, or, last night, a late night Wawa run). But it's just what I wear-like wearing jeans, to me, really.

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 10:28 am 0

On Beauty Q&A: Remember Crystal Gayle?

@OhMarie I really like the Stila brow marker! It's like a really fine feather tip marker, and at first I thought the colors would be really light for me (dark but sparser brows, really fair skin), but the woman at Sephora set me up with the lightest marker. It comes on really light, but it makes a huge difference for my brows. Because its a marker, it stays on all day and I don't have to worry about reapplying/oily eyebrows causing makeup to slide off. My 2 cents!

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 10:24 pm 0

On Be the Change, Jerks

@the angry little raincloud It might seem passive-aggressive, but that is SO TRUE as a professional musician. I am guilty of losing track of time when there is a social situation, but when I'm doing a gig/working a job/going to rehearsals and performances, you can bet your ass this is my motto. I feel like it's even more unprofessional to be late as a musician than a typical office job.

Posted on January 6, 2013 at 9:22 pm 0

On Ask Santa

E in Trenton-go to the New Ewing Diner for hot chocolate! You might even run into some pinners.

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm 0

On Beauty Q&A: If You See Something, Say Something

@Stingray Bikini I also think there are some by LUSH the LW should look into-Orange Blossom is kind of musky. I like it a lot. I also wear "Dirty," and a female friend of mine wears "Breath of God"-both of those are unisex.

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 11:42 am 1

On Recipes

@SarahP I have a soft spot for any border collie I see.

/my border collie just turned 17, which is so old it's comical. She's the best dog.

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 11:33 am 1

On Considering Criticism, Impostor Syndrome, and Married-People Ethics

@supernintendochalmers YES YES YES I came here to post this but you beat me to it! That is what I listen to when I feel like I'm a failure.

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 11:54 pm 0

On Accidentally Searched For a "Rock Tumblr"

@shart_attack YES we had one too and I thought it was the bee's knees when I was a kid.

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 8:50 am 0

On Beauty Q&A: Mystifying Dress Codes & The Great Bra Hunt

@Elleohelle I have fairly oily skin, and I liked using my mineral powder (I use Mary Kay because it matched my skin tone better, and I felt like it didn't shift into creases as much-but that's just me). I've had good luck with a mattefying (sp?) primer. I like the one by Too Faced. It's pricier than most things I use (around $30 for a small tube), but it keeps me from being a disco ball by noon. Sometimes I just use it over my moisturizer without any foundation, and it does a good job by itself.

Just my personal experience.

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 9:52 am 0

On Beauty Q&A: Mystifying Dress Codes & The Great Bra Hunt

@redheaded&crazie aaaaaaah! please please please take a break! Take like two or three weeks and just use something really mild like Cetaphil (or, if you're me, the Cetaphil knockoff from Target). My skin is SO MUCH BETTER since I stopped using acne face wash every day. I really think we just need to give our skin a break, especially if we're post-adolescence.

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 9:26 am 0