Unicode Consortium approves #PeriodEmoji

The Unicode Consortium has approved a #PeriodEmoji to “de-stigmatize” menstruation.



I’m not commenting on de-stigmatizing menstruation, I’m speaking here as someone who has worked in standardization. Unicode Consortium has done outstanding work in machine coding of scripts for both modern and historical languages. Approving emojis is beneath its exalted mission. Time to spin off this activity into a new consortium: The Universal Emoji Consortium? Hell, create a whole new ISO infrastructure!


Byrne, K. (2019, February 10). Opinion: The new ‘period’ emoji is a reminder that destigmatising menstruation has a long way to go. Retrieved February 16, 2019, from

Unicode Consortium. (n.d.). Retrieved February 16, 2019, from

Dear Dahlia Paradise Dual Palette in Lady Oxford

Dear Dahlia is a makeup brand from Korea, but it projects a glamorous image rather than the cutesy image that other Korean makeup brands project.

It’s also cruelty-free, clean beauty, and vegan.

Dear Dahlia Paradise Dual Palette in Lady Oxford

Dear Dahlia Paradise Dual Palette in Lady Oxford

I discovered Dear Dahlia through Facebook and its targeted ads. I was enchanted by its faux-marble packaging and ordered its Paradise Dual Palette in Lady Oxford.  Dear Dahlia mailed my package from Seoul and I had to sign for the package at the Post Office.  The lady at the counter looked at my package quizzically.  Maybe she was from Korea. I told her it was makeup.

As you can see from the picture above, the Paradise Dual Palette has a matte eyeshadow duo on one side and a creme blush/lip tint on the other.  The eyeshadow duo could also be used to fill in the eyebrows.  In other words, a complete look from a tiny compact.

The Paradise Dual Palette (other color options are available) costs $ 32.00 USD.  You may order Dear Dahlia makeup through its website  Sign up for its newsletter and get free international shipping for orders $30 USD or more.  Dear Dahlia’s handle on Instagram is deardahlia_beauty.

#thejanuarycure Assignment 14 get rid of paper clutter #apartmenttherapy

Assignment 14 of Apartment Therapy’s January Cure is to get rid of paper clutter.  The pictures below show BEFORE and AFTER.  The papers in the bankers’ box contain personal information, and I plan to shred these papers.  Trash includes papers without personal information such as receipts and expired coupons.assignment 14

I re-discovered the paper at right while I was sorting papers. I received this bad fortune when visiting a temple in Japan 🇯🇵. I took a container filled with sticks, shook it around over my head, and drew a stick. The sticks are numbered and the number corresponds to a cubby hole where I drew the fortune. As you give a little money to get your fortune, I suppose the idea is draw fortunes again and again until you get good fortune. 😃 More pics:
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#thejanuarycure Day 1 – declutter a drawer

I’m undertaking the January Cure from Apartment Therapy.  Day 1’s task was to declutter a drawer.  I chose my socks and underwear drawer.

Socks and underwear drawer

Socks and underwear drawer

and yes, those are my pink socks.

I used sock organizer boxes and spring-loaded drawer dividers from The Container Store to organize my socks and underwear.


Williford, T. (2019, January 02). This is the Year for Your Best Home Yet-And it Starts Today! Retrieved January 18, 2019, from Assignment: declutter a drawer

Say what?

Does this tweet make any sense?

What does Holly Dunsworth mean by the statement “Karlie Kloss is short, even if only in her essence, naturally”?

Now I’m obsessed with Karlie Kloss, as she and I both come from Webster Groves, MO.  Apparently, Holly Dunsworth doesn’t have any understanding about statistical distribution of men and women’s heights.

Famed MUA Lisa Eldridge to launch three limited edition red lipsticks

Lisa Eldridge is a British makeup artist who had served as creative director for Lancôme. As you can see from the photo below, she’s her own best model.

MUA Lisa Eldridge applying lipstick

Lisa Eldridge – Image: Mateusz Sitek

Now comes the exciting news that she’s launching three velvet lipsticks on November 19.  The lipsticks are various shades of red.  According to Get The Gloss:

There’s Velvet Morning, a Berocca orange-red that’ll wake you up in every sense, Velvet Jazz, a brick red, and Velvet Ribbon, a filmstarry blue-red.



The Ultimate True Velvet Collection

The lipsticks cost £26 (around USD 33.43) each.   The three lipstick set (including velvet bag) costs £75.00(around USD 96.43).  Pre-orders will start shipping on November 22.

Hunter, A. (2018, November 14). Lisa Eldridge’s first ever beauty product is landing. Retrieved November 15, 2018, from

Lisa Eldridge. (2018, November 19). Retrieved November 19, 2018, from Plush Velvet lipsticks

#wunder2 Caviar Illuminator


Wunder2 Caviar Illuminator

Deets aka Details:

  • Little beads of pigment
  • Mesh screen prevents spillage, but also makes it somewhat difficult to build color
  • Comes in 3 shades: Mother of Pearl, Coral Shimmer, and Golden Sand
  • Coral Shimmer works as blush, while Mother of Pearl works as a highlighter
  • $30 apiece: available through or CVS stores
  • Cruelty free
  • Press sample
  • Ingredients

 Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Niacinamide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Squalane, Agar, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Sorbitan Isostearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Potassium Olivate, Polysorbate 80, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Polysorbate 60, Fragrance (Parfum), Glycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Pancratium Maritimum Extract, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

CAVIAR ILLUMINATOR | WUNDER2. (n.d.). Retrieved October 17, 2018, from