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a lady of the evening's nails

when i was a teenager, my father once joked that my freshly painted red nails made me look like a “lady of the evening” which i only realized later on meant “whore.” i imagine that any color would have offended his sensibilities, but that’s his journey!

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how to cheat at nail art

wow, friends, would you look at that incredible nail art - the colors, the variation in style and shapes! they’re all so different, but yet it works somehow?

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how do sunscreens work

of all my opinions on skincare, one of them is that **you should wear spf every day**. that’s easier said than done - your complexion, skin type, budget, and even which country you live in all have an impact on what your best options are. i’m still figuring it out for myself, and i’ll do a post about the products i use at another time.

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halloweens of yesterjenn

i love halloween because dressing up is fun and fun rules. because of *these unprecendented times™* i didn't have any parties to go to, but fortunately i had the stream to dress up for. and i scoured through every photograph on my computer taken in the months of october and november over the past 30 years to find me in past halloweens.

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some things that are helping me get through october

i just read through 3 months of magazine subscriptions and realized that i'm long overdue on sharing some lifestyle happenings on this, my lifestyle blog. september brought everyone an extra amount of bullshit that we're still seeming to process on top of what october's been bringing our way. i wanted to take some time to talk about some things that have not been disappointing or stressing me out.

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finally, a classic smoky eye tutorial that works for my down-turned, hooded eyes

compared to my lifestyle blogging peers, i am fairly new to Makeup, but i’ve been having lots of fun with it over the quarantine, both by putting it on and also watching how other folks put it on. it’s truly an art form and a great medium for creative expression. but there are so many different kinds of faces that it's hard to find an eye look that works for me.

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how is this for "aesthetic"

over the weekend i did some gel nail art for the first time! to show it off, i’m taking a detour from my usual invisible handjob manicure pose and instead including a little slice of my kitchen–which doubles as my "day office."

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