• Sample Sales 2.0: Christmas Shop Like A Pro

    The Super Bowl of shopping is upon us: Black Friday. I don’t know about you, but I have never really taken advantage of Black Friday shopping. I just have this bleak…

  • New Wash: Goodbye to Shampoo Forever?

    The PLM Report Card: New Wash Pretty: A- Grade Comment: Your hair will look great, assuming you have the right expectations!  Low Maintenance: B Grade Comment: A bit more of an involved…

  • The Best Tinted Moisturizer: Laura Mercier vs. NARS

    It’s exhausting trying to find the perfect something. I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of leather sneakers for about a month. I’ve been scouring Zappos, 6PM, DSW, and all of…

  • #StrongNotSkinny: Progressive or Problematic?

    If you are a woman reading this blog, you probably have heard of Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide (BBG for short). Even if you haven’t heard of BBG before, perhaps you…

  • Bitchin’ Sauce: The Best Darn Thing Ever

    The PLM Report Card: Bitchin’ Sauce  Pretty: A+ (makes it easier to eat your veggies!) Low Maintenance: A- (easy to make, keeps forever, but requires some special ingredients you might not…

  • The First-Timer’s Guide to Eyelash Extensions

    The PLM Report Card | Eyelash Extensions  Pretty: A+ Low Maintenance: B- The topic I’m about to cover today is probably the most on-brand thing I’ve discussed on this blog to…

  • Film Cameras are the New (Old) Black

    The PLM Report Card | Film Cameras:  Pretty: A+ Low Maintenance: B (nothing beats the convenience of an iPhone) I went on vacation with my family last week, and I’ve made…

  • Sample Sale Survival: Notes from the Field

    The Report Card| Sample Sales Pretty: A  Low Maintenance: C+  Last week, I achieved a very important New Yorker milestone: I attended my first sample sale. Sample sales are basically the…

  • Don’t Buy This: $30 Mascara

    The Report Card| Diorshow Mascara Pretty: B+  Low Maintenance: D  Eyelash extensions are officially the new manicure. All the cool girls at my office are doing it, and they look amazing–…