Category Archives: Lifestyle

Hey! Did You Know I Have A Podcast? It’s Called @SingleSimulcast.

Self-promotion is a weird thing. On the one hand, you have to put yourself out there to be seen. However, it’s so much easier to just sit back pretend what you need will magically appear. One gets results and the other doesn’t. So this is me shouting out my podcast, Single Simulcast(www.singlesimulcast.com). Continue reading Hey! Did You Know I Have A Podcast? It’s Called @SingleSimulcast.

5 Non-Beauty Things That Bring Me Joy

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I wanted to share some different sides of myself because one can’t live by lipstick alone. This is by no means the only things I’m into, but they are things that bring me joy. At the end let me know what you brings you joy. Continue reading 5 Non-Beauty Things That Bring Me Joy

The Empty Praise of Grace

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The praise of grace /or forgiveness in the face of vitriolic racism perpetuates the idea that anger is not a valid response. Anger is a valid response to racism. I reject the idea that someone has to turn the other cheek or hold someone’s hand while experiencing the pain inflicted by that same person in order to be seen as sympathetic. The people who perpetuate that idea are insecure with their own conduct, racism or otherwise, and want that same evenhanded approach to their misdeeds. This is a tactic to continue the status quo. This is a way to make consequences not that bad and I’m not here for it. This brings me to Ugandan model Aamito Lagum and something I saw on glamour.com. Continue reading The Empty Praise of Grace

5 Reasons I Say F*** Emily’s Feelings From The Devil Wears Prada

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The Devil Wears Prada is one of my absolute favorite movies and this year it’s turning 10. Yes, the movie about the girl with the job a million girls would kill for has been out for a whole decade. So I thought I would break down my 5 reasons Andy(Anne Hathaway) shouldn’t give a damn about not skipping Paris to spare Emily’s feelings.

Cinematically, the moment Andy flings it all away at Place de la Concorde puts on a button on Andy’s growth and blah blah blah.  However, I still don’t like it. Andy should feel bad about Nigel(Stanley Tucci), but she shouldn’t care about Emily and here’s why.

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What Does Self-Care Look Like For You? #BuryMeMondays

What Does Self Care Look Like For You
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When it comes to self-care it’s easy to default to beauty rituals and since this is a beauty blog it’s probably even easier.  I want to put something else into the air about this though.

Beauty things kind of lift me up(surprise, surprise), but that’s not everyone. If that’s not you, have you investigated what helps you recharge your battery so you can keep doing what you need/want to do? What settles you? What helps you right the ship if you veer off course a bit?

If it’s a beauty thing, great, but if it’s not don’t feel wrong. What your spirit may be telling you is that getting your hair done is nice, but it’s not enough. So let me know what self-care looks like for you in the comments. Use the #burymemondays hashtag and tag me on Twitter and Instagram (@shantafabulous).

Blog Organization @Craftsman Style

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I dream of having my own spot to work out of when I’m blogging. Just about every room in my house is a shared space so it’s important that I’m as organized as possible. Sometimes that’s a tough task because I’m not all that organized and I misplace things easily. That’s where the Craftsman 12in Tool Tote comes in. Continue reading Blog Organization @Craftsman Style

My Beauty Destination Wish List

My Beauty Destination Wish List (1)

Living in Middle America can be a pain. Sure, a dollar goes a bit further and people move a bit slower. However, for a makeup hoarder, like myself, all the cool stuff is a few hours drive or a plane ticket away. So this is my beauty destination wish list. Continue reading My Beauty Destination Wish List

The Big Deal To Me About Kat Von D's Underage Red

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It seems outrage over one of Kat Von D’s lipsticks caught the attention of some folks at Business Insider. The lipstick in question? Underage Red, a lipstick that has been out for years. Not buying the outrage behind it, Cindy Ha at SFUnzipped wrote an article and provided a slideshow about some other makeup products she thought had “racy” names. Those names like Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara or Nars Cosmetics Orgasm blush are familiar and in many a makeup lover’s bag or vanity. KVDs Underage Red may be as well. However, Orgasm or G-spot or Kinky don’t have the same connotation as “underage”. Continue reading The Big Deal To Me About Kat Von D's Underage Red

Walgreens Haul Going Up…On a Wednesday

Walgreens IGThis is just a quick post of my Walgreens haul. It’s a little bit of skincare, a little bit of lipstick, and a non-beauty fave I haven’t shared here before, office supplies. Continue reading Walgreens Haul Going Up…On a Wednesday