Passing Fancies ~ January 2017

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Reading: Another Tana French novel — The Secret Place

Video: The final season of “Sherlock”

Audio: This week, lots of Bauhaus (see “Pleasure,” below)

Drink:  Some bottles of lambic that a friend brought over as a New Year’s Day gift

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Boxwalla Beauty Box Review, April 2016


I’ve mentioned Boxwalla before—I’ve been a subscriber to other “beauty box” brands in the past, but this one really seems to fit my tastes and needs. It’s bi-monthly, and it’s pricier than some others, but the products are unusual and exceptionally good, and they all come from small, independent businesses.

I received my April box a little over a week ago, and I’ve been busily trying the five items inside.  Continue reading “Boxwalla Beauty Box Review, April 2016”

Product Review: RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Smile


In February I received another delightful box of “green beauty” items from the subscription service Boxwalla. I can’t praise this company highly enough. Every item I’ve received so far has been high quality and has fit right into my beauty regimen.

One of my favorites from February’s Beauty Box, which had the theme of “Cleopatra,” is RMS Beauty’s Lip2Cheek in Smile, plus a RMS Skin2Skin Blush Brush.

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