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Travel to Salem, Massachusetts in October

Completed: 5. Travel to Salem, Massachusetts in October I know there are a few more uncompleted goals left on my 2014 list, but I think it's safe to say that visiting Salem in October may go down as as my favorite completed goal of the year. It was a dream come true -- some women dream about … Continue reading Travel to Salem, Massachusetts in October


Get Makeup Professionally Done

Completed: 19. Get Makeup Professionally Done I have written about my makeup addiction and how I challenged myself last year to go to work without any on. It was tough to go without my protective "mask," but I completed it and did so for four extra days. It was such an empowering experience. Alternatively, I'm not comfortable  wearing dramatic makeup either … Continue reading Get Makeup Professionally Done

Addicted to Makeup

UPDATE on #nomakeup: On Monday, I decided to not wear mascara, one of the two makeup products I've never gone to work without. When not worn, it's pretty obvious. Many of my coworkers, who knew about my makeup-free plans, came up to me and asked, "is today the day?!?!" "Nope, I still have concealer on," … Continue reading Addicted to Makeup

lyssa with no makeup


Last year, I read a book that Kris picked up at a book store closing called, The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women. This book came into my life at the most perfect time. I was beginning to notice some new developments (read: wrinkles) on my face that I became obsessed … Continue reading #nomakeup