Just for fun: Weekend Update – Welcome to the 10th Circle of Hell; Weekly Beauty Blog Roundup

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I hate the Container Store. There is something fundamentally wrong with going to a store to buy more stuff to keep all of your present stuff in. Either 1.) get rid of some stuff or 2.) put that Container Store money (‘cause nothing in there is cheap) to better use and just buy more stuff!

Because of this philosophy, I have become a victim of my own personal hell. Dante shouldn’t have stopped at nine levels, because the 10th can be found in my apartment:


See those lovely bags perched precariously on the shelf? Of course they were filled to the brim with god-knows-what and of course they had to all succumb to gravity all at the same time and fall into the center of the closet, leaving a nice two foot layer o’ crap for me to swim through.


In case you were wondering: one DOES NOT feel like a pirate looting through buried treasure when doing this.

Speaking of pirates…

In addition to writing this blog, I freelance write for a living. I love my job for the most part, because there’s so much flexibility, I don’t have to work in a cube (which I did for many years…it sucked) and I’m constantly challenged. However lately I’ve been trying to think in terms of the big picture, and where I want to be in five years, yada yada yada, that kind of thing. Plus, NOBODY seems to understand what I really do. So while the closet was imploding, I also had a mini “What should I do with my life” freakout this weekend, too.

I’ve decided that instead of having to explain what I do for a living, I’m now going to start telling people that I’m a Pirate-ologist. And if you remember your Latin roots, that would be “Study of Pirates.”


While I was at Barnes & Noble this afternoon I actually told somebody in the magazine aisle that I was a Pirateologist, and that despite being completely landlocked, UC Davis had a great program!

What do you do for a living? And do you like your job? If you could do anything and not have to worry about paying bills, what would you do?

Despite all of the moments of temporary insanity this weekend, it was still really good. I spent lots of time with El Hub, downloaded a bunch of new music and did a lot of beauty product testing. This week expect to get the skinny on FUN stuff from bliss and DHC!

I hope that your weekend was fun and that you feel happy, sane (!), organized (!) and loved.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Your weekend isn’t done yet till you’ve checked out the best posts from the gals over at The Beauty Blog Network!

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic – Christine Tries an AMAZING 2 Minute Mask from Become!
A Touch of Blusher – First Thoughts After Seeing Some Holiday 2007 Collections in Store
All Lacquered Up – Check out All Lacquered Up’s Contest & Giveaway
Beauty and Fashion Tech – Beauty and Fashion Tech looks at Tropez, a great value cosmetics line!
Beauty and Personality Grooming – Correcting a gummy smile
Elke Von Freudenberg – Elke fondly remembers reviewing one of her all-time fav lip glosses. Ever.
Etailers Mall – What etailer products do you use?
Face Candy – Dior Holiday Romantic Collection 2007
Hello Dollface – You Dont Have to Spend a Fortune on Skin care…
Lipstick, Powder ‘n Paint – Lipstick, Powder ‘n Paint: Whole Foods Suggests that we Be Good To Our Whole Body
Makeup Moxie – Makeup Moxie reviews Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara
Savvy Skin – Savvy Skin’s Best of Summer 2007
Temptalia – Alexander McQueen Review, Product Photos, and Swatches
makeup loves me – mineral fusion kit contest at makeup loves me!


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  1. Christine says:

    Oh, man, what was the person’s reaction to your new career?

    Can’t wait for the product reviews! I have so much stuff piling up over here myself.

  2. Karen says:

    Nice! Let me know if you have any CHANEL I can take off your hands, HA!

  3. Christine says:

    Ha, I WISH!! I actually own three Chanel products, none of which I use, though. I re-discovered them while reorging today. I have the Golden Eyes quad, a single eyeshadow, and then some crazy cream shadow palette (which looks divine, but works awfully).

  4. tricia says:

    when you find out what is in the bags up top let me know, so you can mail it to me. lol i agree with you about the container store.

  5. Jane says:

    Oh man it must take some major spring cleaning to reorganize your closet. 😀

  6. Karen says:

    Tricia! Sadly most of the stuff were clothes that no longer fit me, but for some reason I can’t seem to let ’em go because of the memories tied to them…I even found the shirt I wore on the first date I went on with my husband, awww. Yay, and it’s nice to find someone else who hates the stupid ass container store!

  7. Karen says:

    Jane, it’s gonna take Spring, Summer and Fall! What’s unfortunate is that the closet is actually decent sized, it just has reached it’s maximum capacity and I’ve been delaying the inevitable (ie, cleaning that sucker out) for the last, oh, few years. It’s just so much easier to keep stuffing it. And then it all collapses inward, like a super Nova!

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