Walking away from my soft resurrection…

Following suit from last year I thought I would share some of my favourite beauty from 2017. Which for me was a year of using up a lot of my stash and only rebuying what worked well for me. I’ve been focusing more on skincare, again my needs are shifting. My main concerns are dryness and anti-aging. I have some sun spots, some fine lines and the occasional blemishes. Here are some of the products that I tried this year.

Boscia Black Luminizing Mask – This is the second Boscia product that I’ve tried. I really like it. I will typically use this mask in conjunction with my Fresh Rose Mask. I like that it makes my skin feel smoother and firmer.

Fresh Rose Mask – I’ve used this mask on and off for the past few years. I find that it really helps calm my skin down when it is irritated.

Tony Moly Sheet Masks – I love, love, love these sheet masks, there is one for every concern. My favourite in the skin purifying and the strawberry nose pack.

Clinique Mascara – Since I have let go my Diorshow obsession due to the price point I have fallen for this mascara. I have tried so many mascaras over the past few years that have ranged in price and quality. This one is by far the best. It doesn’t run or flake, it stays put all day.

Tweezerman tweezers – I waited a long time before I finally invested in a set of high quality tweezers. They have a great weight to them and they are sharp as hell. I won’t need to sharpen them any time soon.

Drinking a shit ton of water – I am usually very good about keeping up on my fluid intake, but it’s easier said than done. One of my employees bought me a new water bottle for Christmas, so now I really have no excuse.

2018 will be a year to try new skin care, drink more water, and try to loose some weight. I’m looking forward to the year ahead, and there is a lot to look forward to! J’s really good friend is getting married, I’m going to turn 30 this year and our Little Girl is officially in toddler territory! And on that note it’s time to end!

All for now,

–Kiki–

 

Title from: Bel Air by LDR

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It won’t be better…

Happy New Year! I have to apologize for my unintentional hiatus. Things have been a little rougher than I would have liked. There have been a lot of things going on in my life that have caused so much stress, time, and energy that I haven’t really had a lot of time to sit and blog or write anything in general.

So the end of the year has come with some birthdays, our Little Girl is over a year… Where that hell did all the time go? We had some holidays, she really enjoyed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

So I’m easing myself back into this blogging thing… I’m hoping to post a couple times a week. I’m hoping to work on some interesting things this year. 2017 wasn’t a very productive year for blogging. I think my mood has had a lot to do with that. I feel like I may have had some postpartum depression, which is something that I have to work on and make some changes.

I’m starting small for January, I want to eat healthier (even though boxed mac and cheese is TDF), I want to start a simple yet effective exercise routine (I am super lazy these days, yet I also want to loose the last 20 pounds of baby weight) , I want to pay off some debt… You know all the minor adjustments for big picture changes. But I have to be accountable and I have to work at it.

Now that it’s mid month I figured I had better post something… Or you guys might think I may have disappeared… I have a few ideas for the next few months, I just hope that I have enough spare time to work on them all! And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,

–Kiki–

Title from: Forget December by Something Corporate

 

 

 

You say you wanna try and get away, and that’s just so obvious…

This month’s playlist is a little indulgent considering more than a few of these songs were mentioned before on previous playlists! But this is my blog and my playlist and if I want to recycle a few songs who can stop me? This one starts off like Stairway to Heaven, calm cool and mostly collected, a hauntingly beautiful voice building, calculated in the ascend to harder, faster, and stronger vocal and music, only to end up rocking the fuck out! There’s some 90s nostalgia, some early 00s EMO, a bitchin’ classic rock gem, and of freaking course some LDR!

  1. Sex and Candy – Marcy Playground
  2. Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
  3. Ape Dos Mil – Glassjaw
  4. Cherry Waves – The Deftones
  5. Breakfast in America – Supertramp
  6. Little Razor Blade – The Pink Spiders
  7. Beating Heart Baby- Head Automatica
  8. Put me in a Movie – LDR
  9. Godzilla – Kesha
  10. Head First for Halos – My Chemical Romance
  11. Drunk Girl – Something Corporate
  12. New York City Speed – Kill Hannah
  13. Summer of Sam – LDR
  14. Jude Law and a Semester Abroad- Brand New
  15. Your Boyfriend Sucks – The Ataris

This is probably one of the better mixes I’ve created in a long time, in high school I would name my mixes and since then my favourite was one I called Pop Rocks and Coke, mainly for the Green Day song, and this one, I think we are going with the number one, 90s gem Sex and Candy… All of these songs are super awesome, it’s just a really cool mix. And I am love, love, loving Godzilla these days, it’s just a super cool song, about falling in love with Godzilla, like that’s not the coolest thing that’s happened this year? I’ve been listening to a lot of Glassjaw again, I don’t really know why but it’s like it’s my job. Worship and Tribute is such a great record, it’s a shame they only released one other record. Anyway, give this one a go, it’s super rad! And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,

–Kiki–

Title from: Little Razor Blade by The Pink Spiders

 

 

I can’t begin to let you know just what I’m feeling…

It’s official, in a few short days I will have entered the last year of my twenties… 29, it seems like one of those “nothing good happens” ages, but I won’t know until I get there. So I decided to come up with a little wish list, since becoming a mother late last year I only buy things for myself that I need so any type of splurge is a treat!

  1. Virgo tee – J. Crew did a line of zodiac tees and I am lusting after the Virgo one (obviously, bonus points if you read that in Snape’s voice, #majordork), I’m it say’s exactivist, which for those of you who know a thing or two about the zodiac, it’s so fitting.
  2. Karl Lagerfeld x Vans – The line is dropping soon, and I am so excited, I’ve loved Lagerfeld’s work for a long time, and I grew up on the beach, Vans were a staple of shore life.
  3. Bad Bitch pallet – MAC announced a few pallets recently and the coolest one is the Bad Bitch, the colours are awesome, the name is awesome, and who wouldn’t want that?

I kept it short this year, I don’t really need a lot these are just some things that it would be nice to have. I’ll probably pick up the Virgo tee once it goes on sale, and I may be able to squeeze some extra money out of the budget to pick up a  bithcin’ new pair of Vans! And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,

–Kiki–

Title from: Head First for Halos by My Chemical Romance

Caught up in my dreams and forgetting…

This post is going up way later than I wanted, but it’s still August right? I went all LDR this time, and this one was pretty easy, her music embodies Summer, class, and what America used to be… When things were simpler, and maybe more romantic, and maybe better, but how could we know, we weren’t there. Any way, put on some mascara, a party dress, high heels, and throw your hair up real big beauty queen style, pour your self a drink and have a cigarette, because your going to need it!

 

 

 

 

  1. Serial Killer
  2. Lolita
  3. Kind Outta Luck
  4. Brooklyn Baby
  5. Go Go Dancer
  6. High By the Beach
  7. Queen of Disaster
  8. Freak
  9. Cola
  10. Gramma
  11. Blue Jeans
  12. Back to the Basics
  13. Body Electric
  14. Burning Desire
  15.  Art Deco
  16. Love
  17. Tomorrow Never Came
  18. Get Free
  19. You Can Be the Boss
  20. God Bless America and All of the Beautiful Women in it

It’s no surprise that I’m finally doing an all LDR playlist. I’m mean come on like 90% of my post titles come from her music. The fact that it took me this long is a bit shocking. Some new some old some leaked but all awesome. I started with Serial Killer, which is one of my all time favorite songs. It’s hauntingly beautiful and super fucked up. My absolute faves are from Born to Die and Paradise. Listening to Ultraviolence now I appreciate it a lot more than when I first heard it, and the same with Honeymoon. At this point Lust For Life is in heavy rotation. The consumability is low right now as I mentioned in my review of the album I like it, I don’t love it. The standouts are great, the cameos are good, it’s a good record, it just doesn’t captivate my soul like Born To Die did. Born To Die came into my life at a time where I was in a really rough place. Both personally and professionally. And when I listened to the record I thought to myself she just gets it. She’s felt the exact same way that I do and she persevered. But as I evolve and grow, her new music has done the same, just not in sync. I hope you all enjoy this one, it was really fun putting this list together. And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,

–Kiki–

Title from: White Mustang by LDR