Archive | January 2015

In Non-Shocking News…

All the major sites are reporting that Bruce Jenner IS transitioning into a woman. This is truly NOT A SHOCK. It’s been pretty obvious, right? I started making note of it back in Jan of 2012!

He’s going to have a series (of course he is) documenting all of it. Well, that’s one way to handle it! lol Right in the public eye, like a good Kardashian!

Good luck to you, Bruce. Seriously. This is some major shit and having the world staring at you cannot be easy. (so let’s make it into a TV show! Sigh)

Adventures in Hoarding — Make-up Edition

Make-up. I love it. Always have. When I was in elementary school I started wearing blush. Now, most girls have to sneak it or hide it from their moms. Not I. My own mother gave me a Coty pink blush stick when I was maybe 10 years old. Yes, I was that pale. lol

Over the years, I’ve developed what The Frug would call a “problem.” Disagree. It’s a collection. A hobby, if you will. He collects beer cans, I collect shades of brown eye shadow. Samesies.

One thing I do have a problem with is unpacking. Oh, and make-up bags. And unpacking make-up bags. Decided to empty out the 5+ bags I’ve never unpacked from various trips. Also cleared out my “under the bathroom sink” area, misc. shopping bags in the computer room, and a mysterious box I’ve had on my bedside table for years.




This isn’t all of it. I know I have more make-up and misc. beauty products somewhere. This is the iceberg but there’s more “tip” somewhere! (but where??)

Such a collection. I’m not a snob. There are drugstore items from ELF that are like $1 each and then there’s the high end stuff from Guerlain and Creme de La Mer. (samples only of La Mer b/c holyshitpricey)

The most interesting thing I found was this:










Yes, that’s a plastic MdDonald’s apple pie. What of it?? Most people have them.

Here’s an interesting bit of miscellany:


The pie, a flower pin made by one of the kids in 2008, a cat collar (and Fiona was never, ever going to wear that!), a key chain from a long-forgotten drunk fest on the Eastern Shore circa 1999 maybe?, and a cheerleading pin from the 80s.

Huh. Hoarding? Nah.

So, here are some numbers to chew on:

Hair products – 17

Teeth – 5

Deodorants- 4

Body/tanning/lotions – 22 (and 6 temp tatts! lol)

Nails – 16

Face – masks/creams/lotions – 34

Face – concealers/ bb creams/other – 12

Mascara – 8

Bronzer/ blush/ luminizers – 21

Eyes –  43

Lip – 41

So, 229. Hmm. And yet still not enough.




Programming Note

If you’re accessing this via, please don’t!! I moved the blog to a year or so ago!! The little rerouter thingy expired a long time ago too!

However, for some unknown reason, when I do a post from my phone, it posts to kellybexblog. *sighs* Fixing this asap.


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And It’s DONE

Dear God. Spent the last few days re-doing Master Pedro’s room. Nothing fancy, just moved a larger bed into his room, rearranged the furniture, got some new “teen” bedding, etc.


We took a queen bed we had in the guest room (frugal) and moved Pedro’s old twin bed in there. You should have seen the misc. stuff we found under the old beds. For example, an old National Enquirer’s “Worst Beach Bodies” magazine from 2009. All kinds of old dog bones. *shudders*  One shoe that’s been missing for years. In Pedro’s room? An Easter basket, with some candy and empty wrappers. Please note we haven’t been home for Easter in probably 6 years. *shudders*

Now, the 5’7″ inch teen can spread out while he sleeps. The 105 lb dog? Not so much. He is currently in full-on pout over it. He is lying beside it with the saddest puppy dog eyes…  I am a crazy animal person so I am rather worried about the poor dog being traumatized over the reduced bed size. lol

Just look at him! Poor angel.  (ignore all the random crap on the floor — the guest room is in transition. Ahem)


Oooh! Fun Stuff in People StyleWatch!

Anyone else eagerly await the monthly People StyleWatch?? My fave is the one with all the spring previews. This month’s was good too though.

Could this replace Botox? Probably not but it’s worth a try, right?! It’s “only” $89 so…


I have already tried this. It says it will keep you dry for 48 hours. Hmph. Maybe not for the perimenopausal. It goes on dry though which is nice. I’d say it’s the best of the “super power” antiperspirants that I’ve tried (and I have tried them ALL)…


Just in time for Valentine’s Day!


Love this. Tinted lip oil??!! Sounds sheer and hydrating. YSL is super swanky too. A must! ysl

Lash extension kit? Yay! Sounds easy to use. I’m concerned about the potential for severe clumping BUT for $15, it’s a must try.


Now, this?? A fake brow piercing kit?? Um, okay. So much to do with your brows these days… This would be fun for a goth costume, I s’pose.




Illness Musing

I’ve been sick for FOREVER! *sniffles* The latest iteration is an ear infection (what? Am I 4?) and general nausea and GI pain.

Foodies look away. The only food that is making me feel better is Campbell’s chicken noodle soup. No organic, free range nonsense. Gimme the sodium and yellow food dye, baby! Oh, and Saltines. Only the old school Premium brand with salt. No whole wheat or unsalted tops, thank you very much.

The only complaint with this salty comfort panacea is the whatthehellisthat chewy “chicken” cubes. What part of the chicken is that? Why so chewy?! Aahhhh