Tonight we are going back, to the days where I was so into anime it could have probably been considered an obsession. Eureka 7 was one of my favorite animes (still is!), so you get the first opening theme tonight.
The sad part is I could probably sing this entire thing word for word, even though my Japanese is really terrible and I wouldn't understand half of what I was singing!
Today my sister took me to her boyfriend's house so I could help her feed the kittens they found. Unfortunately, I suck butt at feeding kittens, but I did get to spend some time with them. One of them did start to eat, the fat kitten I named Arlene, but she had enough really quick and my sister had to finish XD
UPDATE: For some reason my videos wouldn't work, so you get jelly bean pictures!
The litter is all girls with one boy. The oddball there, the calico/tortie is my sister's cat Kali.
That big orange poofy burrower is Arlene. I fell in love with her from day one. She's so fat! When she's old enough, I want to bring her home!
What makes me even happier is I made it to his house without getting sick! I went with zero meds (except a migraine medication) and made the trip better than I would have done with drugs. Yeah.
So meet the jelly beans! I'd say they are probably a month old since they have no milk teeth yet.
I think spending time with them also helped. Kitten therapy!
As a member of the Allure Beauty Enthusiasts, I have been given the chance to try the Garnier Clean+ Blackhead Eliminating Scrub. Tonight was night one
I just used it, so I'm going to start tracking my progress!
The scrub itself is a gel with little exfoliating beads and charcoal in it.
You put some in your wet hands and rub them together and a lovely exfoliating cream appears!
My skin feels so smooth, though a little dry since the product contains salicylic acid. Definitely use your usual lotion after use!
You'll see the extras in my full review, but for now I leave you my night one selfie.
I had to be super careful to not get it into my piercing!
I'm a little worried about my nose ring. Since we clamped it shut, it almost looks infected. It's red, but not warm to the touch. I think it might be normal, I described my issue to my piercer and he said it was normal. Like there was a little pus that came out, more clear/white and runny than yucky and yellow. Almost like if you pop a zit. Gross, I know, I just need to get that out because I'm a damn nervous Nancy and terrified of infection.
Last night my sister's boyfriend did my nose for me!
I won't lie, it did hurt a bit, and I kept waking myself up last night as I slept since I would bump it.
It still stings a bit this morning, but that is all a part of getting pierced.
I would post the video, but I don't know if it would truly be appropriate, lmao. I took my valium before I did it because my nerves were going nuts so I was acting a little weird!
I adore how it looks! Looks like I'll be avoiding makeup for a while until this heals. I don't want to cause any complications!
I decided to do my left nostril because I thought it would look best, and I only after I did a little research this morning that I learned something pretty cool: apparently as a part of the Ayurveda, it is believed that a hole through the left nostril relieves pain during child birth and menstruation! How cool is that little fun fact?
I still can't believe that I did it. My mother was shocked, my kids think it's cool, and I'm waiting on my grandmother to rip me a new one because she doesn't like them. I can always use this defense: my cousin the nurse has her nose pierced and she's the head of nursing at our hospital so nah nah nah boo boo!
She's going to see it on Facebook, so I'm waiting on a call any moment now.
I've recently become an advanced affiliate at Wistrend, and was given the opportunity to try a product from their store. I tried the Skin Factory 7 Seconds Touch Fit Lip Tattoo in Sexy Pink. This pack also comes with a Speed White cream, which I have not tried yet. My skin is still healing from the experience I had with a skin care regimen so I am a little afraid to use any other products as of right now.
I just realized that I hadn't posted a song for tonight! Terrible Vonnie
In honor of the new movie coming out, Straight Outta Compton, tonight we are going to listen to some N.W.A. I am also including the trailer for those of you who are interested in the story behind N.W.A. I was growing up a little white girl in a Mexican neighborhood while these guys were changing the entire rap game. Even here on the east coast it changed life forever, so I cannot imagine how it was for those who were growing up and living in Compton and L.A. at the time.
Now that you've seen the real thing, here is the trailer for the new movie. I'm so excited I don't know what to do with myself!
I get compliments on my hair all the time. I've spent five or six years now growing it out, to the point it almost reaches my butt. I like to say I have mermaid hair!
Once my illness hit and I started taking a lot of different medications, my hair changed. It wasn't a drastic change, but I noticed a slight change in texture and that I was losing it more rapidly than I used to. I know you lose hair every day, but the rate mine was coming out in my brush seriously scared the crap out of me.
After reading a post on another blog I decided to open up about my eating disorder. Talking to them and feeling how good it felt to talk about it with someone other than my sister, I want to share my struggle with you.
When I moved back to Okeechobee in 2005, I was really thin. I was a waitress, I abused amphetamines, and I was really thin. I imagine I was right at 100lbs.
After I moved back, I had trouble finding a job, so my boyfriend supported me.
I'm in a very 80's mood today since I spent the day with my sister and my bestie, so tonight's song is Taylor Dayne Tell it to my Heart. I sing this at the top of my lungs while I'm cleaning and it embarrasses the kids so much XD
It's an older episode, but I finally got to see the episode of Hey Qween! where Jonny McGovern interviewed Michelle Visage. This woman is self made, she's one of my biggest inspirations to keep going as hard as I can to make something of myself.
I want to share not only the interview but also the bonus.
Sit and take a few minutes to listen and gain some knowledge from the wonderful and wise Michelle Visage.
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One of my favorite things to do is read. I have a notebook where I keep a list of books I've read.
This latest book added to my list, Not A Word About Love by Hana Goldberg, was a pleasure to read and add to my list.
From her website: Hana Goldberg is a Lifetime Achievement Award winner from Israel's Association of Authors and Composers (ACUM), a bestselling and critically acclaimed Israeli novelist and poet and an A-list lyricist with hundreds of popular songs and many #1 hits. Hana has written many bestselling books and she is a frequent guest on Israeli television shows and has her own column about literature in Israel's most popular web portal - ynet.co.il. Since her first book at the age of seventeen, and through her bestsellers and hundreds of songs, Hana has been a strong and original voice in Israeli culture.
This book is a total page turner. I have not stopped reading since I got it.
Here is the description from Amazon.com: After eleven years of marriage, Maya is swept away on a sensual, daring and hilarious journey following a random meeting with a stranger. Through alleys fragrant with the pungent smell of fried rice, amid child beggars and vendors of psychedelic fabrics, she makes surprising discoveries about the stranger, and about herself. How far will she be willing to go?
Disclosure: I received this book for free for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
I've been spending a lot of time with my sister lately, and she absolutely loves Otep. One song she had me listening to that I fell in love with is Apex Predator. I can't remember if I have shared this, I think I have, but we are having it again because my sister is major on my mind.
Warning: This video is rather dark and has some heavy sexual themes. If you are sensitive to either of those things, please do not watch this video.
Among beauty bloggers, at least the circle that I to run in, circle lenses seem to be a crucial point to a makeup look. I will not disagree in the slightest - they add something to a look that I can't describe. Pizazz? Za-za-zu?
Recently I was sent my very first pair from Klenspop and I've somewhat had to learn as I go. Thankfully my boyfriend is a huge cosplay lens wearer and helped walk me through my first experience.
One of my favorite pictures of us.
These are his zombie lenses. They are the Crazy Color Lens brand that I sold at my shop before I was forced to stop working.
Since he loves his lenses, I want to get him some UV activated lenses next!
Back to the point.
Here are some tips for beginners.
1. When you get your lenses, if they come in a bottle with an aluminium cap protector, be very careful.
See that ring under the plastic cap? If you follow it around you will see some arrows where you are supposed to pull to remove the ring. It will come apart and start to unwind. If that rim breaks, do not try to pull it off with your fingers. That ring is very sharp and will slice your fingers. Get a pair of scissors and gently pry it off of the plastic stopper that is underneath.
To read the rest of my first time user tips, look under the cut.
I just discovered that Marilyn Manson did a cover of You're So Vain by Carly Simon. And it's amazeballs.
So now that you've heard his version, let's take it old school and listen to the original.
One of my favorite versions, a song called Mick n Carly, is unfortunately not available anymore on youtube. It was a spliced up version of You're So Vain with Miss You. It was the shiz, lemme tell you. It's my ultimate favorite version and I'm sad I can't share it with you!
How is one supposed to feel when you've been lead on and then dropped by someone you trust?
Everyone has had that happen, I'm sure.
I feel rather like this:
But on the same token I just want to let loose with anger and do something like this:
I have a tendency to hold grudges. It's very childish of me, I know, I just cannot help it. When I feel wronged by someone and they act like it is all fine and dandy, how else should I feel?
Like you say you're going to do me a favor and then all of a sudden you can't do it because of some other sort of circumstances?
This can only happen so many times before I can't take it anymore. I already deal enough with shit as it is with illness, I don't have time for someone to lead me on about something and then back out at the last second for whatever God awful reason they have.
In the end, it leaves me feeling like this:
In other news, I'm not sure if I've blogged about my sister being ill, but she's starting to get better! She sprained her ankle at a concert and has been pretty much home bound ever since. That's not a bad thing, but we live on opposite sides of the city and I've missed my time with my sister and my babies (her children).
I was also given the chance to try some amazing skin products that are supposed to target fine lines like the lovely little buggers that have popped up around my eyes. Aging is such a bitch. That will be here in a few weeks, and a review will be posted as soon as I start seeing some results. Hopefully this product works as well as it claims!
Thank you for listening to my rant, and if you have any advice on what to do when you feel slighted please let me know. I really want to somehow rectify this situation without blowing up on the person and acting like a huge baby.
I am extremely proud of my Irish and Palestinian heritage. I'm always looking for ways to honor it, which is rather hard in this southern town that doesn't seem to take to kindly to differences. I've even been told that I shouldn't announce that my family originated in Jerusalem on one side, until I reminded said closed minded individual that Jesus was originally from the area. Then he turned red and left me alone.
This was my inspiration:
Mine is nowhere near as good, since I was very limited in what products I had to use for this.
Anyway, here's the look in several different pictures. I was fighting for natural light!
First I went in with a green, the brightest green I had, and patted the pigment all over my lid. I came back in with a fluffy brush and added the black and tried to smoke it out the best I could.
Then I did the white on my brow bone, inner corner, and a little over the eye closest to my nose.
That was when I realised, FML, I don't have a bright enough red.
Lipstick to the rescue! I used one of my Revlon reds to line the bottom part of my eye.
To wrap the whole look up, I added two layers of my Miss Manga mascara and removed clumps with a lash comb.
I think this is my favorite picture of the finished look!
It didn't come out near as nicely as I was hoping, but I am no professional makeup artist by any means! I'm the skincare girl, haha.
I plan on doing another version of this look when my sister is better and able to bring me some red liner and a darker green with a better pigment.
As an end to this post, I don't want to get too political, so I leave you with the image above.
I am proud of my heritage, and pray daily for the freedom and safety of my brothers and sisters in Palestine.