Makeup: “No Makeup”

I’m on vacation at home in Colorado, and I have a lot of time on my hands for the next few weeks. Expect many makeup posts! Today, I went for the opposite of yesterday’s heavy-duty vintage look. The “No Makeup” look is very popular, even though I have a lot of makeup on to achieve…

Makeup: Old School

I fell in love with the vintage look while living in London, and it just keeps getting more refined as I go on. Winged eyeliner is my every day look now, along with bright blush and defined eyebrows. I finally was able to purchase some more makeup after a year of living in China and…

Late Winter Outfit

This week it’s Chinese New Year, which is like Christmas and Thanksgiving rolled into one. We’ve been enjoying warm weather for a couple days, but early in the week it was freezing cold (as is usual in Shanghai’s winter). It’s hard to be fashionable when you are cold all the time, but I’m managing. It…

The China Diet

Eat what you want. Cook mostly at home. Teach your arse off. TADA! Back into my skinny dress. Who knew teaching burned more calories than bartending?

I’m Sick of Curated Online Personae

I’m from Louisville, Colorado. It’s not unique to L-Ville, but a great many people from my hometown are super into making their Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and general online persona look as perfect as can be. Many people I know get professional photography done, in just gorgeous lighting, with all the derpy faces removed. For like,…