death

how to grieve the loss of a pet

Anyone who knows me knows that I love my pets especially my adopted chihuahua, Stitch Valentino (pictured). However, there comes a time when you have to say goodbye to your furry loved one and it can be just as painful as losing a loved one. Read more in this Washington Post article by Joe Yonan.… Continue reading how to grieve the loss of a pet

beauty, death

hiding tattoos in the funeral business

The funeral business is very old school. They're on par with the law field (another field I dabbled in). This means absolutely no wacky, fun hair colours (goodbye, galaxy hair) and definitely no visible tattoos. Why? Because the clientele usually tend to skew older and more conservative. They want you to look professional so therefore,… Continue reading hiding tattoos in the funeral business

beauty, death

donate your make-up

Your local mortician and funeral home most likely will gladly take your old make-up! A good mortician I have learned hates using the cosmetics they try to sell to funeral directors. It makes the person look absolutely dreadful! Instead, a good mortician will use real make-up just like the brands you buy at your local… Continue reading donate your make-up

death, travel

madame tussaud’s wax museum in nyc

I recently had the pleasure of taking a Treat Yo Self Day. After a quick trip to Alice's Tea Cup, we attempted to go to the spa but with all the traffic, we were getting no where. Instead, we decided to be cheesy tourists and visit the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Times Square. Honestly,… Continue reading madame tussaud’s wax museum in nyc

death

why do you want to be a mortician?

The most common question asked of mortuary sciences students is simply "Why?" "Why would you surround yourself with death and sadness? Isn't it depressing? It's such a weird field. What got you into this?" We all come from different paths.Β Some just fall into it while others realised at a young age, they were not easilyΒ disgusted… Continue reading why do you want to be a mortician?