Abandoning Words: Back to My Roots II

I’ve picked up a lot of adjectives in the past few years; some fell into my life naturally, while other have always felt forced: labels I crammed into my life like a freshman comp. student piling up words to make up for lack of research. I’m editing out the forced adjectives now, the ones I…

Exploring Natural Make-up

I don’t really like natural, hippie makeup. At least, not on me. I like lots of blacks and greys and a bit of intensity. Not too much..I’m sort of ‘yurt-goth’, I guess. kinda… like all aspects of my life, I like to classify my make-up under the term Cyganeria – a sort of artistic bohemia that…

DIY Face Wash and Other Projects

I’m working on becoming the homesteader I’ve always dreamed of being. You know, the one who doesn’t sleep in her make up. The one who buys sustainable, ethical brands and mixes up her own facial products. The one who actually follows through on all these goals and doesn’t get distracted by drugstore products and pretty…

Stylish and Oh-So-Ethical

Right now, my wardrobe is neither. It’s a messy bundle of thrift-store finds (ethical!..somewhat stylish) and discount purchases from big box stores (bleh). It hasn’t been updated – really and intentionally updated – in a long time. This year, the ‘Intentional’ year, I want my wardrobe to be both ethical and stylish. I’m planning a…