March Reads

March flew by – and with it, Women’s History month. Fulfilling WeirdZeal’s bingo chart (shown below) with the listed reads was a treat and I’m glad to have read so many diverse works. Though we’re in the midst of scary times, I’m hoping to read more in these upcoming months now driven by the themes,Continue reading “March Reads”

Review: Valerian Nights

Soothing chamomile mingles with lightly sweet caramel and creamy coconut. – David’s Tea Sugary sweet with strong caramel overtones, Valerian Nights may not seem like the type of tea to put you in a drowsy state, but it fulfills its sleepy intents (to an extent). If you plan on going to bed directly after sippingContinue reading “Review: Valerian Nights”

Review: I’m From Mugwort Mask

This is a wash-off mask containing ground mugwort from Ganghwa Island. The highly concentrated gel formula preserves the active ingredients of plant extracts and delivers their benefits directly to the skin. Enjoy cooling and fast soothing. – Wishtrend An an expensive $35 per 110g, the I’m From Mugwort Mask is thankfully an enjoyable product, evenContinue reading “Review: I’m From Mugwort Mask”

Review: The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter

I exhale and go another type of soft, a softness unrecorded before, I sink back into him, rest my body on his thighs, chest, more. He holds tighter, tighter, and then the loneliness gets small, smaller, smallest until it is a pinprick, an inverse star, a dust. – The Book of X Summary and ThoughtsContinue reading “Review: The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter”

Review: Pumpkin Chai

Rich, spice-filled and comforting, with a hint of caramel – like a slice of pumpkin pie! – David’s Tea Warm and cozy, this delicious blend resembles more of a sweet gingerbread than a pumpkin chai. Still, its interesting colors create a sweet and enjoyable cup. Though the sweetness does teeter the line of too muchContinue reading “Review: Pumpkin Chai”

Review: Zitsticka Killa Kit

KILLA is a zit patch powered by ZitSticka’s signature microdart technology. These tiny microdarts self-dissolve to flood the epicenter of your early-stage zit with targeted ingredients, clearing the upcoming drama before it gets real. – Zitsticka Seeing all the great reviews and ubiquitous ads, I decided to give ZitSticka’s Killa Kit a try, hoping it would prevent some upcomingContinue reading “Review: Zitsticka Killa Kit”

Review: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

It all made sense: my shyness, all the times I was dismissed for not being “black enough,” my desire to reframe the images of black film and television, which I started to do when I created a series in college called Dorm Diaries, my inability to dance—these were all symptoms of my Awkward Blackness. –Continue reading “Review: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae”

Review: Lavender Buttercream

Sweet, creamy, decadent and floral – like vanilla cake with lavender buttercream frosting – David’s Tea With such a decadent aroma, Lavender Buttercream thankfully delivers on its promise of sweet comfort. Though I can’t detect the lavender accents in this blend, I’d still recommend this tea to someone who wants something like a grown-up birthdayContinue reading “Review: Lavender Buttercream”

Review: The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid

A powerful surface hydrator that smooths and plumps the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while providing a perfect makeup base.  – Sephora It’s . . . fine. I can’t attest to The Inkey List’s Polyglutamic Acid‘s hydrating effects, because I didn’t really feel a difference and the ingredient in theContinue reading “Review: The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid”

Review: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

You know what, sometimes it seems to me we’re living in a world that we fabricate for ourselves. We decide what’s good and what isn’t, we draw maps of meanings for ourselves . . . And then we spend our whole lives struggling with what we have invented for ourselves. The problem is that each of us hasContinue reading “Review: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk”