Month: April 2014

TV world: zombie edition.

So… it’s no secret among my friends that I watch a ton of tv shows. Now that I’m out of school, for some reason, I’ve (ironically?) actually cut down on the number of shows I’m watching. I watch shows of various, various genres (sci-fi, fantasy, drama, comedy, foreign, period pieces, etc.) so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite and different shows I’ve watched in the last few years in a series of posts (tag: TV world)

For reference, the shows I’m currently watching that are new to me are: Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Orphan Black (back on Saturday yo!), The Mindy Project, Skins (UK), Parenthood, Once Upon a Time, Parks and Recreation… and I think that’s it. I’ve also been rewatching House and Gilmore Girls in my spare time.

I haven’t had time or had the energy to track down some of the classics (mainly The Sopranos lol. I’ve watched the beginnings of The Wire, Twin Peaks, Oz and I’ll finish those in due time) so this list might be biased towards shows from the 2000’s-present.

I also have a post on my top shows that got cancelled prematurely, here, and I won’t mention those shows since I’ve already talked about them. But you should watch them all so you can join me in being angry that they didn’t get more tv time.

But let’s talk about zombies…


Graduate school (biology) interview overview series: part 3

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Finally, we’re at part 3 aka the fun part: What I (and others) wore

Previous posts in this series: part 1 (How I prepared) and part 2 (Most common questions I was asked)

I went to five separate interviews across the country during winter so I wore a different thing each time. See under the cut for pictures and I’ll also talk about what other people wore (in case you’re a dude or in case you want more ideas).


Swatched: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner and Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

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These are two of things I was looking to buy during Sephora’s Spring’s Hottest Ticket event aka 15% off your order (see if you qualify and what code you should use here). I couldn’t find swatches of Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Emerald and Olive (the colors I was interested in buying), and I also couldn’t find a decent swatch of Anastasia Beverly Hills’s Brow Wiz in Granite.

So when my mom wanted to go to the mall, I took it upon myself to run over to Sephora and swatch these two products in various colors on my arm. Click on photos to enlarge them.


left to right: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in black, olive, moss and emerald


Ulta Haul: Stila In the Know Palette and other things

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Warning: photo-heavy post.

Ulta was having their 21 Days of Beauty event and had a special on Stila’s In the Know eyeshadow palette. The palette was marked down from $39 to $20. I had been eying (can’t believe this is seriously how you spell it. “eyeing” just looks more correct idk) the palette for a couple of weeks and decided to just get the thing. To qualify for free shipping, I also picked up a few other items: an eyeshadow primer, a shimmery eyeshadow and a brush).