MAD CHIPMUNK

ANTI-AGING BEAUTY REVIEWS & VINTAGE STYLING TIPS

Vintage Yellow Ruffled Blouse

This pretty and feminine ruffled blouse is a vintage find from last year’s A Current Affair vintage exhibition in Brooklyn, New York. Last week, I took my first trip to the Pacific Northwest to visit family since the pandemic began. I hadn’t realized how bored I was isolated in my apartment these past four months and just how much I missed my friends and family. I’m grateful to have this

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Current Anti-Aging Skincare Routine – June 2020

My current anti-aging morning and evening skincare routines include a few new discoveries and old favorites packed with active ingredients. Morning Skincare Routine Step 1: Cleanse CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser – One of the best drugstore cleansers on the market is this one from CeraVe. Most importantly, it’s fragrance-free, affordable and one bottle will last for months. Available at drugstores. Key Ingredients:Ceramides are lipids that are good for hydrating the

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10 Links Worth Your Time

Exploring travel destinations, managing anxiety, feeling inspired by art and houseplants, useful kitchen tips, and four cute bear cubs. Ten articles worth reading this week. Encyclopedia of Houseplants Famed Yellowstone Bear Emerges From Winter With Cubs A Dynamic Collection of Black Art This Stunning Hotel Room In The Swiss Alps Has No Walls 7 Reasons To Be Proud Of Being A Night Owl 5 Smart Tips For Remote Performance Reviews

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Eyeshadow Palette Q&A

I’ve been watching the eyeshadow palette tag videos created by Samantha March and Allie Glines and felt inspired to audit my own stash. At the beginning of 2019, I embarked on a low-buy year purchasing replacements only of bath and beauty products as a means of using up the product inventory I had on hand. When in came to makeup, I bought items once I ran out such as mascara

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Collecting Vintage Decor & Accents

Some of the things I look for when roaming yard sales and thrift stores for unique vintage decor to incorporate into my collection. Decorating with quasi-one of a kind vintage finds gives my space the sense of creative individuality that I strive for when decorating. Not only do I enjoy the experience and process of hunting for decorative treasures, but when I get something at a bargain price to boot,

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Vintage Hat & Blazer On The Last Cool Day Before The Summer Heat

I took one of my favorite outfits comprising of this vintage hat and blazer for a final spin on the last cool day before the summer heat arrived. We’re in it now. It’s hot and humid in New England. I mourn cozy fabrics and layers that are now put on hold until fall. I’ve been styling up some outfits for the next few weeks. Summer is my least favorite season.

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Road Trippin’: A Guide to Vintage Clothing Stores

A guide to some of the best vintage clothing stores that I have discovered throughout the United States and a few in Europe. Updated June 2020 Aside from eBay, Etsy, and the occasional vintage clothing fair, I source most of my vintage clothing finds from the honey holes I’ve discovered over the years, locally and through my travels. Below is a directory of my favorite vintage clothing and thrift stores that

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20 Black-Owned Beauty Brands To Support Today And Always

Twenty black-owned beauty brands in the skincare, haircare, and makeup space you should know, keep on your radar and support. The things we have witnessed over the past two weeks have left most citizens of the world overwrought with raw emotions. Sadness, anger, despair come in waves. We are at a tipping point yet I feel hopeful when I see these powerful images of peaceful protests, a surge in activism,

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Decluttering Cookbooks: 152 Cookbooks In My Library

Quarantine panic baking, decluttering my cookbook collection, and eating a lot of carbs during these stressful and uncertain times. We are living in some very dark times. There is a lot of pain in the world right now. When I feel anxious, I eat. I’ve been baking quite a bit and I’m at least 70% of the way through my cookbook challenge to prepare at least two recipes from every

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Hall of Fame: Best Eyeliners

The best eyeliners in liquid, gel, and pencil formulations that will last the longest and best color selection for you to choose from. My favorite eyeliner formulations and shades must meet my criteria: be creamy and richly pigmented, apply very smoothly, don’t tug on the eyes, and last all day. Best Color Selection Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils – I love these pencils and have the purple, green, blue, and

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