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Music Monday #25 – “On leur a fait croire” by Alex Nevsky

I had written about how much I’ve loved Alex Nevksy’s latest album. Because of the language barrier, I obviously don’t get the nuances of the lyrics, so sometimes I listen without noticing. But just last week, this one stuck out to me. Hard.

“We’ve made them believe in love.” I know this song is dark, but sounds happy. And I like that.

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Shani Asks You Sundays – Big Accomplishment

Well, today is my blog’s 6-month anniversary!! *pets it* When I started writing it, I wrote about how I was a failed blogger and I did wonder to myself how long I’d be able to keep this one going.

And despite starting a full-time job in the the middle of all this, I still have managed to keep up posting consistently. It hasn’t been easy, and a lot of the time, it feels like a second job. (I come home from a long day of work…to do more work…) But I’ve done it. And I’m proud and feel accomplished.

So, today’s question:

What is something that you’ve accomplished recently that you’re really proud of?

It doesn’t have to be blog-related. It can be anything. Let’s toot our own horns a bit. 🙂

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Wishlist Wednesday #24 – Makeup Brush Roll

It’s no secret I love to travel. And it’s no secret I have a lot of makeup, and travel pretty high maintenance. But the bane of my traveling existence is trying to fit all my makeup brushes into cosmetics bags. I have this ONE brush that is just too long and it’s a struggle every time I travel.

I’ve thought of buying a travel brush kit, but there’s invariably something missing in one that I need. Plus, I’ve invested in high-quality brushes, so why use something inferior while traveling?

So many of my knitting friends have these beautiful rolls to house their knitting needles, and I think it’s high time I invest in a roll for my makeup brushes!

Of course, I turned to Etsy, as I do for all my craft-related needs. I found a few potentials.

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Makeup brush roll and pencil roll gift set by CapricaCreations86

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Celebrity Fashion Lust – Oscars Edition

You guys, I might be getting old, but I was pretty underwhelmed by Oscar fashion this year! Even the dresses that everyone else loved, even the ones that I liked, I wasn’t blown away by anything. Not really.

I really missed color! And even the dresses in color, I found the designs a bit “meh.” Sigh.

Good thing the show was hilarious enough to cure my disappointment!

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Music Monday #24 – “Completely Not Me” by Jenny Lewis

Shani Asks You Sundays – Bad trends

This week, it’s a question suggested by my good friend and loyal reader, Andrea.

What trend do you wish would go away?

MOM JEANS. Seriously. They weren’t even cool when they were cool!

I’ve even seen fashion bloggers whose styles I love trying to make them fly, and I’m just…NO.

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February 2014 Favorites – Hourglass, Bumble and Bumble, Burberry, and By Terry (squared)

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February 2014 Favorites Where has the month gone?! I know that February is the short month, but I still can’t believe it’s time for my February 2014 Favorites. (Even though, because of the weather, it’s also felt endless!)

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Wishlist Wednesday #23 – Peter Pilotto for Target dress

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Peter Pilotto for Target by shedreamsinperfectfrench featuring joie shoes

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Music Monday #23 – “C’mon C’mon” by Slam Donahue

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Today, I’m all about my favorite song from the EP, Hemlock Tea, of NY band Slam Donahue.

What are you listening to?

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Shani Asks You Sundays – Blog Pet Peeve

Here is this week’s question:

What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to blogs (of any kind)?

For me, my absolute biggest pet peeve is when the blogging system doesn’t notify you of replies to comments. It just drives me nuts when you can see the blogger clearly invested in a nice theme, nice design elements, is quite successful, yet if you want to know if they’ve replied to you, you must go and constantly check the entry. Grrrrrrr.

How about you?

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