Monthly Archives: May 2013

REVIEW: Redmond Trading Hydrating Facial Clay Mask

REVIEW: Redmond Trading Hydrating Facial Clay Mask

You may have heard of spa treatments where women and men get there bodies plastered with mud and twigs and leaves– and pay a premium to do it. While a lot of that is just well, MUD, Redmond Facial Clay is actually a little more than that. First, it’s affordable. This $8 bottle will last […]

Baby Boom Goes the Dynamite

Baby Boom Goes the Dynamite

I’m beginning to have a problem with the Baby Boomers. Beginning might be a soft term; I have had a problem with the Baby Boomers for a while. What I’m beginning to understand is what my problem is exactly. As part of a young generation swimming in the wake of a lot of messed-up decades, […]

Kiki Rosemaria’s Big Italian Gluten Free Family Dinner

Kiki Rosemaria’s Big Italian Gluten Free Family Dinner

I have a big Italian family, and last weekend all the girl cousins got together for the day and joked and toked together. It gets pretty stressful cooking for large groups and my family is no exception. We started getting hungry and I just had to object when talk of ordering a pizza for dinner […]

I Paid My Student Loan Debt On A Stripper Pole

I Paid My Student Loan Debt On A Stripper Pole

I feel like I need to offer an alternative viewpoint on how to address debt, school, career options and investing for young women, but I don’t want to glamorize nor condone becoming a stripper. I graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from a mid-tier school when I was 25-years-old. I knew by the end of […]

PLAYLIST: Music Muse

PLAYLIST: Music Muse

Ernest Hemingway once said “write drunk, edit sober.” I find that in order to really write passionately sometimes this old adage is true, but also requires music in the background. Writing for me is like a dance, or great sex. Slow, methodical, pounding out words with music that makes me at once happy and sad. […]

Transgendered Danielle, the Library Girl Who Needs Love Too

Transgendered Danielle, the Library Girl Who Needs Love Too

PHOTO: Anna Ristuccia It was 10 or 11, and I had already been up since 3:30 a.m. in order to be at work at 4. Why is somebody like me in this position, I kept asking myself? Is it because I fucked around in college and didn’t become a nurse, have no direction, and am […]

What Is A Woman Worth?

What Is A Woman Worth?

PHOTO: Dyak women of Borneo, 1890 Bromance. Yeah, you know the word. A word that has gained such a following it now has a definition in the dictionary: Bro.mance (noun) a relationship or friendship between two men that is extremely close but does not involve sex. Having taken off in popularity these past few years, it leaves […]

Mary Jane, My Other Lover: Sex with Cannabis

Mary Jane, My Other Lover: Sex with Cannabis

Waves of frigid air swirled around me, kicking up old leaves by the door into piles of snow as I opened it and laid eyes on the most delicious man. Searing blue eyes pierced through my heart and his long gorgeous locks of wavy blond hair made me quickly go weak in the knees. I […]

REVIEW: Ojon Damage Reverse Instant Restorative Hair Serum

REVIEW: Ojon Damage Reverse Instant Restorative Hair Serum

A lot of people are less than enthusiastic to try hair oil for fear of making their hair greasy. A good hair oil will not make your hair greasy, instead it will absorb into the hair shaft and add shine and strength. Ojon Damage Reverse Instant Restorative Hair Serum is hands-down one of the most […]

Kiki Rosemaria’s Five Beauty Essentials

Kiki Rosemaria’s Five Beauty Essentials

My beauty philosophy is simple. I think everyone is beautiful, and there is no need to plaster my face and body in toxic chemicals to feel so. I appreciate beauty in it’s natural form, and for the most part tend to shy away from entirely covering my face in makeup, because I think it creates […]