Easy No-Sponge Ombre Nails Tutorial

While browsing Pinterest lately, I was struck by the coolness of the new-to-me trend of ombré nails.  Ombré is a color gradient that has been in style for the past couple of years and I have seen it in hairstyles,       In outfits, and even in food. So recently, when faced with the dilemma of … Continue reading

Chic on the Cheap: Xersion Activewear by JCPenney

Chic on the Cheap: Xersion Activewear by JCPenney

Workout clothes shopping is one of the many expensive ways I de-stress, and I’m always excited to score great deals in order to maximize my running budget.  A few days ago, when I stopped by JCPenney, I was surprised to find some stylish pieces from their new-to-me “Xersion” line.  The Xersion brand features a range of on-trend activewear pieces that are reminiscent of high-end activewear … Continue reading

Weekly Faves: Fair Isle Print

Weekly Faves: Fair Isle Print

Happy Monday! Fair Isle print, the pattern reminiscent of all things wintery, is named after Fair Isle, a tiny island in the north of Scotland, that forms part of the Shetland islands. Fair Isle knitting gained a considerable popularity when the Prince of Wales (later to become Edward VIII) wore a Fair Isle sweater in public in 1921. In … Continue reading

Neurosciency Friday: The silver lining of neurosis, Tetris health benefits, “no mobile phone” phobia, and more

It has been a while since I last wrote a post for Neurosciency Friday (not that Fridays have stopped being neurosciency).  Anyway, let’s get to the science news: – The LA Times discusses the silver lining of neurosis and research at the University of Utah which seeks to understand the neural underpinnings of religious experiences. – Science magazine reports the results of a group of … Continue reading