Oscars 2020 — What You Missed

Oscars 2020 went live yesterday afternoon. You bet your bottom that I was cozied up on the couch, wearing my fluffy, Smiling-Panda socks and clapping like an excitable crazy person.

I had been looking forward to this all weekend: watching the Oscars LIVE for the first time.

Daisy Must Die — “The Great Gatsby” Movie Review

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I am incensed, enraged. I am what the kids would call shook.

Nay.

I am more than incensed. I am murderous, toward a fictional character.

I just watched—for the first time—the movie The Great Gatsby.

Kat Von D — Makeup Review*

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Today, the struggle was real. However, I fought through the exhaustion, caffeine shakes, and vigorous ADHD to produce for you—for YOU, dear friend— a review of some pretty awesome makeup products, all things considered.

Two of Kat Von D’s LockIt Concealers, translucent powder, two brushes, and even my Kat Von D contour pallet made it into the mix.

I think it’s no secret that Kat Von D knows her makeup.

Red Riding Hood – By Sarah Blakely Cartwright

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Have you ever read a book that was so incredibly good, not only could you not put it down, but you wrestled your best friend to the floor and stepped on her neck until she agreed to read it?

Enter book: Red Riding Hood.


The blacksmith would marry her.
The woodcutter would run away with her.
The werewolf would turn her into one of its own.

“Me Before You” – by Jojo Moyes

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I just finished throwing Jojo Moyes’ book, Me Before You, against a chipped brick wall.

The wall didn’t appreciate this childish outburst.

The book, however, shrugged and sighed and murmured, “fair enough.”

GREEN Mascara?! — YSL Vinyl Couture Review*

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I had no idea what I was getting before slicing open a mysterious black box that arrived earlier that week.

My reaction says it all.

Watch to be entertained and see how I wear green mascara and handle the overwhelming flood of emotions that came with it.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Divergent ruined my life.

Not ruined my life like my puppy died and I just dropped my pizza bagel on the ground, sauce-side down, but ruined my life as in any spectrum of reality I may have had a grasp on, completely vanished.

Suddenly, none of it mattered; I just had to finish this book.

Amuse Bouche by BITE Beauty

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Do you like lemon cake? Or lemon frosting on a lemon cake? Or sugary sweet lemonade, with a lemon cookie on the side?

You may eat these lipsticks.

Did anyone else’s stomach growl just then?

eShakti — Clothing Customized

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I’m a rather small (tiny) human being.

Shifting into “adulthood,” I’ve been blessed with the special challenge of finding clothes that fit me. Clothes that aren’t sporting the latest Disney Princess, or flowers on the backside, or a bejeweled hemline.

The struggle is real.

Because of this, I flourished in the land of thrift stores, where clothes are cheap enough to destroy tailor to my fit and my liking. But, there are some times I rather just wave a magic wand over a dress and have it fit.

Enter online store eShakti.com!

Finding Audrey – By Sophie Kinsella

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When I am older, I will curl up with Finding Audrey as a precious memory of what it was like for me, growing up as a middle child between two brothers. Brothers who like video games.

Finding Audrey begins with a livid mother, a horrified brother trotting nervously around the front lawn, and a computer, leaning precariously over the edge of a two story window.

Oh, the good ol’ days.