The Secret to Full Lashes

A friend of mine in my Remote Year group was recently asking me about my eyelashes and what mascara I use and it got me thinking about my little ‘secret’ for lashes. I do have a few mascaras that I swear by, and I’ll get to those, but I believe the secret for long, full lashes is actually what you put on *before* your mascara.

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Floating Christmas Ornaments

Remember when I said I was organizing files on my external hard drive earlier this week? Talk about memory-freaking-lane. I was searching for a specific photo (I’m a digital hoarder, I have a copy of everything somewhere… just give me five minutes.) and in the process, I had one very long blast from the past. And man oh man, it was just what the doctor ordered in some weird way.

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Gift Guide: For the Whole Family

If you’re buying something for the entire family, it can be hard to choose something that everyone can enjoy. Since it kind of depends on their ages and stages in life, I pulled together a few different gift ideas that appeal to a wide range of recipients. Here are my picks for gifts that are sure to make the whole family smile!

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Friday Finds || Vol. 2, Week 50

Ugh, my heart aches (and also smiles) when I remember last year’s colorful Christmas decor. I just love it (and miss it) so much!! Anywayyyy, it’s been a pretty productive week here in Mexico City. I’ve gotten a lot of writing done, planned content to publish in the coming weeks and months, and have been preparing for a fun weekend ahead. We’re having one of our first Kahlo farewells this weekend and doing a little weekend trip to Tepoztlan (if you have any recos, send them my way!) and then one of my guy friends is getting here on Sunday to visit for a few days! I truly can’t believe I fly home in TEN DAYS. Where in the heck does the time go?!

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EOY Editor’s Note

What. A. Year. I know it’s not quite over yet (only 19 more days!), but I’ve been reflecting a lot as the year (and my Remote Year program) winds down. I feel like I’ve been saying this for the past few years, but this year was somehow crazier than the last. If you’d have told me in January that I would be moving back to the United States in December after living in South America for four months, I would have laughed out loud. If you would have told me that I’d actually be sort of homeless, moving back into my brother and sister-in-laws spare bedroom, where I moved in to in August after I sub-letted my apartment fully furnished, I would have laughed even harder.

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