Hat Trick

You might remember the first annual Sheader Derby Party?  Well, we did it up then but one thing was missing from the first annual celebration.  This year: I wore a fascinator! I knew I was meant to be a southerner or a British old maid. Fun factor: 10

#176- A real jam.

I packed lots of weird shit when I went home last weekend: citronella candles for my mother, a miniature picnic table condiment holder for my father and random other things for the nieces and nephew.  This left little room for things like purses and underwear.  What’s a girl to do?   I used my camera…

#174- Officially convinced all celebrities are living a lie

Oh, hi there!  Where have you been?  I won’t embarrass you by scolding you for your unfounded and heartless abandonment over these past few months.  I’m just glad you’re back.  I wondered if you left because I’m not aging well, so while you were gone, I’ve been busy.  For starters: I got make-up airbrushed on…

#159-Work that ass

Nick and I have folded since this post.  Once December hit, we felt we could not sustain another Chicago winter sans cable, so we phoned the Devil, known alternatively as Comcast, and signed up for their services again.  Oh, the shame.  Among other services, we purchased the On Demand service that allows us instant access…

#129- Queen Bee

This weekend, I gave someone a manicure and pedicure. My client was very friendly and agreeable, although she did have the kind of dirt build-up in her nails that only accumulates as a result of excessive indifference and an active lifestyle. We went with her favorite color, “PINK!” The service was pro bono, and although…

#54- Beauty is in the eyelash of the beholder

Avid Out With The Old! blog reader and cat-lover, Julie, from Ohio, wrote in to suggest I apply a lash primer before applying mascara. She included the encouraging sentiment of “you won’t believe how great it works.”  I headed to Benjamin Moore and they had just sold their last tube, so next I ventured to Sephora and purchased this tube….

#34- We really do have it all in America

Good friend and Birthday Girl, Christina, suggested my new thing for today. I took a shath. As you might assume, a shath= shower + bath. An ingenious hybrid of two popular hygiene practices. Directions: -Fill up the tub about half the level of a normal bath (use your regular bubble bath or salts) -Turn on…

#29- Beauty School Drop-out

I’ve been feeling pale and nasty lately and was feeling desperate for some sort of beauty treatment. So, I made homeade body scrub/exfoliant. Directions to make your own body scrub: Combine: -2 cups of grapeseed oil -1 teaspoon (or less) of essential oil (I used lemon, but you can pick from so many such as…

#6- I had egg on my face

So, I’ve always thought it would be fun to do homemade facials out of natural ingredients.  I surfed Wikihow and found the simplest one, as I was too tired to deal with lots of ingredients.  Next thing I know:  I’m applying an egg facial.  Quite simply, I separated a raw egg , putting the white…