How Well The Internet Knows You

On one hand, it’s a little (or a lot) frightening what the Internet knows.  Fortunately I’m not a celeb so I’m not really worried about anyone looking up my “dirt” and coming after me.  (That said, I’m not sure they would once they saw my preferences…)

Pinterest

Pinterest

(Pinterest, for one, is always sending samurai my way for one – they clearly keep track!)

amazon.com

amazon.com

amazon.com

amazon.com

And then there’s Amazon and their recommendations…

Even though data is being gathered, it’s nice (on the other hand) that a a monstrous retail site can suggest things you may like.  Double edged sword (no pun intended!) in that I might spend more, true. . .

Swords: An Artist's Devotion, Illustration (C) Ben Boos (Author, Illustrator)

Swords: An Artist’s Devotion, Illustration (C) Ben Boos (Author, Illustrator)

Swords: An Artist's Devotion, Illustration (C) Ben Boos (Author, Illustrator)

Swords: An Artist’s Devotion, Illustration (C) Ben Boos (Author, Illustrator)

BUT…I’d rather have the option to skip the fluff and go to the “good stuff” (or at least what I consider the good stuff) even if it means seeing The Art Of War, 5000 Spells, or Sherlock Holmes again (which already grace my bookcase.)

amazon.com

amazon.com

So – at least for now – I’m okay with the gods of the ether picking up on my search habits.  At least then I won’t have to look at Justin Bieber cds or a princess coloring book to get to the badassery.

Sephora Coachella Board

I’ll admit upfront that I’m more of an OzzFest kind of girl – I’ve never been to Coachella, and I’m not sure I will go, but having (for many, many moons!) perused countless sites that have covered the fashion at Coachella, I can safely say that it DOES have its own vibe.  I think it’s wonderful that cosmetic companies are also covering the scene, not just those in the realm of apparel, footwear or accessories.

I loved seeing that Sephora has dedicated specific Beauty Boards to the event, and to the types of looks that are either appropriate, or already out and about.  The collections of “looks” are cheekily put together like photo booth snapshots (adorable!), and paired in the side columns with the products used to create them.  I LOVE easy shopping experiences, don’t you?!  Yay, ease-of-use! 😀

Sephora.com photo

Sephora.com photo

Sephora.com photo

Sephora.com photo

The products are clickable, taking you right to the info / purchase page…and then at the bottom, there are thumbnails and links to related articles, and to other photos and products.  They’ve really made snooping for inspiration, and finding the products you need a seamless experience.

Sephora.com photo

Sephora.com photo

Sephora.com photo

Sephora.com photo