Wedding, the past 5 months and BABY!

Preparing for our “stress free” wedding was a lot more stressful than I would have liked. Don’t get me wrong, it was the best kind of stress, but it took over most of my free time. From invitations, to cigar bars… the months from April to August were filled with wedding to-do’s, as was my... Continue Reading →


My chemical… peel

Sorry ding dongs, it’s been a week or two to get some post done. I’ve been busy with wedding stuff. I advise anyone engaged to elope!That being said I have a ton of new things to talk about. Not just products but beauty treatments as well. Let’s start off with on I did back in... Continue Reading →

The Art of Self Tanning

Hi, I am Samalamadingdong and I am a recovering tan-aholic. I loved tanning, as did many of my peers in the early 2000’s (just look back at some prom pictures and you’ll see what I mean.) The warmth of the tanning bed, cooking my insides and slowly giving me melanoma, kept calling me back at... Continue Reading →

Wedding shoes have arrived!

My obsession with sparkly shoes began in 1991, when I watched The Wizard of Oz for the first time. Dorothy’s shoes were not only beautiful but they had power. This passion for sparkle has carried thru my adulthood. I once bought a pair of Jessica Simpson, gold glitter stilettos that felt like they were 8... Continue Reading →

Million Dollar Idea

Remember Polly Pocket, the old 80’s/90’s toy that basically summed up millennials childhoods? I was obsessed with these things! Now-a-days, Polly is the size of a lipstick but back then she was a massive choking hazard coming in at less than an inch tall. (See below for some of my favorites; pictures found on google.)... Continue Reading →

Shrine of the silver monkey

Oh how I loved Legends of the Hidden Temple! Everytime a guy popped out from the temple I would jump! I would also start screaming at the TV like my dad when the Jets are playing, when kids couldn't get that stupid monkey together. Hence This shirt from Why was it so hard!?


I decided to start a blog series dedicated solely to makeup trends and beauty products from back in the day. Some were staples, some were fads. First up: Jessica Simpson’s Dessert Beauty - FAD Back before she had a major fashion company, and Newlyweds was on constant loop on MTV; Jessica Simpon came out with... Continue Reading →

Lush: Love It’s & Leave It’s

I discovered Lush about 2 years ago, when I finally had a proper tub and fell in love with baths. In the beginning, I primarily purchased bath bombs but over time I started trying out some of their other handmade items once I found out how awesome a company Lush is; ethically and quality-wise. Here are my... Continue Reading →

Eyebrows: Sisters, not twins

When I was in high school, it was for some reason, a trend to essentially have no eyebrows. This is going well far back to the days when N’sync topped the CD charts, Britney was not a “bitch” and my cell phone brand of choice was Nokia. Girls looked like they basically shaved off caterpillars... Continue Reading →

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