New York Winter and the (de)Light of Friendship

It isn’t the cold that is the worst part. It’s the grey. It’s three PM and I haven’t seen the sun all day. I saw it for a fleeting moment yesterday morning, but it’s not out today, and it may not be out tomorrow, either. The gloominess of this New York Winter reminds me I…… Continue reading New York Winter and the (de)Light of Friendship

Perfectionism Has No Place in Self-Care (Or My Bathtub)

I just got out of a hot bath. I put a few drops of lavender essential oil and a few more drops of ylang ylang essential oil in the tub, stirred it around, and lowered myself into the steamy, hot water. Then I looked around at my bathroom and noticed some spots that needed cleaning.…… Continue reading Perfectionism Has No Place in Self-Care (Or My Bathtub)

Pearl’s Top Ten Beauty Must-Haves of 2020

I stepped timidly into the cat-eat-cat world of beauty and makeup. It teaches me to take pleasure in the daily routine of skin care and makeup. Check out a few of my favorites from 2020: Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser. $18. I bought this twice because it’s so soft, gentle and pleasant. No wonder it won…… Continue reading Pearl’s Top Ten Beauty Must-Haves of 2020

2020 Beauty Secrets of 6 Instagram Babes (And Where You Can Get Them)

What do you do when you see beautiful people on Instagram slaying the beauty game? You interview them! Read on for the beauty, makeup, and skin care favorites from six of my favorite Instagram babes. Don’t forget to follow their pages for your daily dose of hotness. Subscribe to get access Read more of this…… Continue reading 2020 Beauty Secrets of 6 Instagram Babes (And Where You Can Get Them)

Coping with Codependency: Addiction and Intertwined Illnesses

Remarkably, it was a twelve-step program for co-dependents that gave me the strength to face my issues with addiction. I began learning about codependency after a terrible breakup, and found that I fit the bill for a garden-variety, run-of-the-mill, codependent. Here’s what I learned about codependents: CODEPENDENTS OFTEN… Have difficulty identifying what they are feelingMinimize,…… Continue reading Coping with Codependency: Addiction and Intertwined Illnesses