Things I’ve Googled Lately: Instagram Stories & Korean Beauty (Excerpt)

hings I've Googled Lately

Let’s have a little fun, shall we? This post is all about Things I’ve Googled Lately. Seem pointless? Maybe. The idea came to me while trying to reacquaint myself with Instagram. I hadn’t really been active on my social media accounts for several months and was, without much success, attempting an Instagram story. There was a very simple thing that I couldn’t figure out. At that moment, I truly felt my age. In some ways, 40 is the new 20. And while I am few years away from that number, sometimes I feel like being in my 30’s may as well mean I’m 80 to a millennial. Nothing against 80-year-olds. Or millennials. Anyway, point is – even though Instagram is a young person’s game (generally, speaking), if I’m going to do this blogging thing, I need at least know how to post an Instagram story properly. Right? Probably. Debatable.

As I turned to the doubled edged sword that is google, I was confident I’d find the answers I was looking for. Because, let’s be real. I’m not the first person to find themselves in this predicament. Shaking my head, I wonder at our reliance on the “internet” and the wide range of strange, hilarious, embarrassing, scary, profound, stupid, practical and useless things we plug into our search engines. For a moment, I shuddered at the blind trust we imbue it with…as if it is the keeper of all worthy knowledge. Where are we headed as species when we’d rather ask Google, Alexi, Cortana or Siri a question than another human being? On that note…lemme tell you the things I’ve googled lately…


Things I've Googled


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Green Beauty: How do The Detox Market Samples work?

The Detox Market Samples Program Review

Before I get into the “meat” of this post, I should probably offer The Detox Market (“TDM”) a little introduction. Have you guys heard of it? For those who haven’t, they are a green beauty company focused on “offering pure, effective and elegant products”. Now, I don’t claim to be a green beauty expert or strictly cruelty-free. Just being real here. Lately, however, I’ve found myself wanting to explore that world in greater depth and decide whether I can commit to a “greener” beauty lifestyle. Also (sorry, if it’s TMI), my husband and I are trying for baby number 2. Like the first time around, while trying to conceive, being pregnant and breastfeeding, I tend to go for beauty products with cleaner ingredients lists.

Going cleaner means substituting certain actives for their natural alternatives as well as ensuring that the products I’m using have decent EWG ratings. (FYI: The Environmental Working Group is a organization that specializes in research and advocacy in the areas of toxic chemicals, agricultural subsidies, public lands, and corporate accountability.) That’s when TDM came across my radar. Although, the Detox Market is a very recent discovery for me, I kind of fell I the love with the concept right away. In February, I subscribed to the Detox Box (which I’ll be reviewing soon) and shortly thereafter, became hooked on the Detox Market Samples program.


The Detox Market Samples Program Review

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