happy holidays!

On December 25, 2015 by theseventhsphinx

Sugar cookies

Happy holidays! Sorry no posts lately, I’ve been working mad overtime. Hoping to be more diligent in the new year.

I did find a little time to make some sugar cookies…






On February 14, 2015 by theseventhsphinx


H&M lips scarf, Tony Moly Bbo Bbo lip balms, Garance Doré notebook, Woodblock Chocolate, Fine & Raw Chocolate, Lafco Duchess Peony soap

Totally have this day covered.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


winter wedding

On January 12, 2015 by theseventhsphinx

My sister recently married her long-time boyfriend and had a beautiful ceremony at the historic Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA.  The two of them are both unabashed geeks, and the whole event was saturated in geekery in the best way, from the bridal party gifts like this heart glass to the handmade game and/or comic themed terrarium centerpieces. I was the maid of honor, to be sure, and did hair and makeup for her as well, using my modest makeup powers as a force of good.



Paper flower bouquets and boutonnieres, the bouquets custom made from Harry Potter books, the boutonniers from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Ah, Etsy.


Brunch before the ceremony at the quirky, charming Gulu-Gulu cafe, featuring these incredibly strong gin champagne cocktails.



After a session of experimenting (months before) the bride made the bold and excellent choice of Lancome’s Rouge in Love Fiery Attitude for her lipstick. Lovely, no? This lipstick can do no wrong in my eyes. The lace hair ribbon is handmade, Etsy again. She didn’t want to wear much makeup, so actually there wasn’t much to this job.


And do you know, I’d never been in a photobooth before? I don’t even know where you would find one aside from a wedding or fair, or perhaps a mall somewhere. Quite fun, though. This was the official guest book for the event. A massive hit with the whole room, with a near constant line of people wanting to go again and again with different configurations of people. There were many geeky props. Really entertaining to browse through the book of photos later.

And every guest got to make their own Lego figurine from a buffet of body parts and accessories. Mine has a kind of Lara Croft thing going, I think.



My brother. 18. Pretty adorable.


I haven’t seen the photographer’s photos yet but will share some,  maybe, when they come out. I didn’t get many of myself/my outfit with my camera but this shows the general look and color scheme going on. It was absolutely freezing outside, by the way.


So, that’s one thing I’ve been up to!


Merry Christmas!

On December 25, 2014 by theseventhsphinx


Cinnamon rolls are key.


Coffee. Also key.


Stockings first!




(I like presents. How cute is this wrapping paper! My family calls me Meg! No one else does, though, except my high school volleyball coach.)


And my Christmas cactus bloomed right on schedule.

Merry Christmas all! Thanks for reading!



Happy Thanksgiving!

On November 27, 2014 by theseventhsphinx

I am thankful for my friends, and family (I guess!), and lipstick, and big scarves, and white v-neck tees, and perfume, and light rain, and several shades of green, and pearls, and parsnips, and toast, and waffles. And peanut butter. And popcorn. And gold things.


Currently loving NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Terre de Feu, a dark but still vibrant burgundy with a hint of rust that keeps it in the warm rather than plummy camp of dark reds. Just bright enough for the color to shine through rather than coming across as only ‘really dark’. Beautiful. Wears nicely on the lips as well, I don’t find the formula at all drying. NARS does mattes so well.


I really wanted Volga, but it is currently sold out everyplace.


Happy Thanksgiving.