29 December 2011

Quick Update and New Product

Just a quick update on my Loreal Infallible eye shadow -

I wore Eternal Sunshine today and it looked totally perfect from the time I applied it until the time I took it off. Of course, like the brilliant person I am, I didn't take a picture of it before I removed it.

It lasted through a day of me running around a busy tobacco shop, sweating like a mad person. It even lasted through a few eye rubs! All in all, I am pleased that I bought this product. If it can last through a day of work with me, it is definitely a keeper. Looks like I need to go buy more shades next pay day!

A few days back I switched to a different toothpaste. I am a big time coffee drinker and a light smoker, two things I've been indulging in since I was a teenager. It started taking a toll on my teeth. About three or four days ago I picked up a tube of Colgate Optic White toothpaste, which states that your teeth will be whiter in one week with regular use due to the 1% peroxide content. I can't afford the rounds of whitening strips, so I couldn't pass up the chance to whiten my teeth outside of the dentist but with a different means than the high priced strips. In the three or four days with twice daily brushing, I can already tell a difference in my teeth. The price isn't bad either! If I'm not mistaken, I paid less than four dollars for a small tube. The only downside I can see is the fact that it burns a little bit. Nothing unbearable, but a slight burning sensation.

I open our store tomorrow, so it's time for good Vonnies to hit the sheets.

For tonight, I leave you with a shot of my lovely companion and partner in crime, Minnie (short for Minerva). She is three years old and has been my baby since the moment she was born.






I still have her mommy, though Layla prefers to be outside. Minnie is my spoiled little brat. I don't know what I'd do without my little fur baby.

28 December 2011

Day 30: Your Favorite Nail Polish

And we've finally reached Day 30!

My favorite polish is Essie's Jag-u-are, which can be found here.

I am a huge sucker for red nail polish, especially classic red. To me, red polish has always screamed glamorous and makes me feel like a million bucks. This particular red has a bit of shimmer which makes it really stand out. With a great top coat the color really pops.


Today hasn't been a very good day. I woke up this morning and I wasn't able to walk without assistance. I spent most of the day in bed sleeping. I am still feeling a bit woozy, but much better than I did this morning. Even worse is I am such a work-a-holic, I tried to get up and go to work. I managed to stumble into the kitchen to make breakfast, but half way through getting my pan heated I lost all sense of balance and just sat there on the kitchen floor until someone came in and found me. I was quickly ushered to bed, where I've been ever since.

I haven't been ill during a holiday yet this year, so I suppose I am finally getting my holiday illness for New Year's. Go figure, I just bought the cutestest headband hat to wear out on New Year's Eve, and now I won't be able to wear it :(

Time to go back to bed. I've got to be bright eyed and bushy tailed for work tomorrow!

Do you have any New Year's Eve plans? Any cute outfits planned? Let me know in the comments ^.^

27 December 2011

Day 29: Photo of Something That Makes You Go 'Aww'

This is another day that made me have to think. It didn't take me long to settle on this:


There is something about this photo that makes me incredibly happy, that gives me hope.

I have been with my boyfriend for six years now. One day I hope to have a photo like this of the two of us.

Born Pretty Giveaway

Born Pretty is hosting a New Year's giveaway! They are offering some beautiful pieces. My favorite is the phoenix comb :)

Click the image below to be taken to the giveaway page to see how you can enter!


26 December 2011

Four Days of Tag

Since I've missed the last four days of my tag, you get another catch-up post!

Before I begin, I have a bit of news. My goddaughter was readmitted to the hospital today. I may not be around for the next few days, depending on her condition. That child is my life, and we are all extremely worried.

Day 25 - What do you want to get from luuux

I have no bloody idea what luuux is, so I am just going to skip this day, haha. If anyone knows, please leave me a comment. This question is leaving me feeling like a total idiot.

 
Day 26 - An item from your wish list



The one item currently on my wish list is any of the Revlon Lip Butters. I cannot find them around here and I'm dying to try them after seeing all of the rave reviews they've received.

Day 27 - Your favorite skincare product

My favorite skin care product is my Neutrogena Complete Acne Therapy System. This system keeps my skin completely clear, save for the occasional hormonal acne that pops up around that time of the month or when I'm stressed.

It keeps it so clear that I don't even need foundation, just the occasional spot of concealer to cover up those 'up till 4AM working on a term paper' circles under my eyes :3

Day 28 - Your favorite drink

I don't have one favorite drink. It's a toss up between a Tom Collins and gin and tonic when it comes to alcoholic beverages.

For non-alcoholic beverages, I'm a sucker for Yoohoo. I could drink it by the gallon and not feel an inch of guilt. Unfortunately, it's a calorie powerhouse, with a whopping 180 per serving (going by the nutrition facts on the cans). If the cans are that high, I can only imagine how high the bottles are!

Happy Late Christmas!

Happy belated Christmas! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! Did Santa bring you everything on your wish list?

This has been the best holiday I've had in years, for one reason: my goddaughter was released from the hospital.

I haven't been online much over the last few days because my goddaughter has been ill and was taken to a hospital an hour or so away for some tests. I spent most of those few days on the phone with my bestie either crying with her, talking about my goddaughter's condition, and generally worrying about her. It's been really stressful.

I did get to talk to my little one a few times when I called, and she melted my heart by telling me how much she missed me and 'Pop' (my dad).

On Christmas Eve she was released, though I didn't get to see her until today. Seeing her face was what made this holiday the best I have had in years. Her face absolutely lit up when she opened her Cinderella pillow doll.


This morning was spent with my boyfriend and parents. I was more excited to give them their gifts that I didn't touch mine until everyone finished. My parents gave my boyfriend a New Orleans Saints football helmet, which he immediately put on. I can now see game time in our house - boyfriend is going to be on the couch wearing the helmet.

As usual, my father managed to surprise me!

I finally have a camera! I took so many pictures today. I can't wait to get them all on Facebook so I can share them with my family.

Now that I've got a camera, I can start piccin' up my posts!

My boyfriend proved that he had been paying attention to my random lustings and got me a plethora of earrings and a bottle of perfume.

 All of these are from the bf, except the small gold hoops, which came from my grandmother.

 I am absolutely in love with these! The science nerd in me screams out double helix! I <3 my DNAish earrings.

 I love these hoops. I normally wear really large hoops, so small hoops with stones are a refreshing change.

 Detail shot. I posted this not only for the details, but because I am still in awe that I finally have an amazing camera that can catch such detail in a close up shot ^.^

Lil'Angel! I have been lusting over this for a while. I am in the process of collecting all of the Harajuku girls. She makes the third girl in my collection, and has now taken her place next to Love an G on my jewelry box.

My mother surprised me as well. She picked out a flat iron for me that does both wet and dry hair. I gave it a test drive today before we went to my boyfriend's father's house for dinner and it is amazing! I got so many compliments on my hair today. My grandmother even asked me if I had colored my hair again. 

The kids finally arrived around eleven and we did presents with them. They were all pleased as far as I can tell, especially the boys. Boyfriend custom painted an older iPod mini like a Terrible Towel (Pittsburgh Steelers) for his oldest son. It is very rare for his son to hug him as a thank you, but the moment he opened the box with the iPod he was out of the chair and hugging my boyfriend.

The youngest boy now has more Beyblades than he will ever be able to battle with and is happy as a clam.

I am still not sure what to think about his daughter's attitude. Of course nothing I got her was as awesome as the things her mother got her, nor as awesome as the things her aunt got her, because I didn't spend as much money I suppose. I won't say that it didn't hurt my feelings, nor will I say it doesn't bother me. I just wish she would realize that when you get a gift it isn't about how much it cost, but rather the thought that was put into it. I fear she is becoming too materializtic.


I love everything I was given, even though I didn't need a thing. All I wanted for Christmas this year was for my goddaughter to be home safe and sound. Her being home was enough for me.

I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday. Goodnight!

22 December 2011

Early Christmas Mini Haul

My mother and I made a trip to Walgreens and CVS this evening to do some browsing, and I ended up getting a few new things.

CVS had some really great sales on. There were a lot of buy one, get one 50% off on some great products. One of the products was Loreal's Infallible eye shadow. I looked at them and nearly bought them myself, but put them back. My mother grabbed them and took them to the register. The retail price is $7.49, so we got the second one for just over $3 and then added on a $2 off coupon. All together it came out to just under $10 for the both of them.

I chose Perpetual Purple and Eternal Sunshine. I didn't realize until after I got home that they were my high school's colors!
This is a shot from the bottom. I love the little containers!


This is Eternal Sunshine. The sheer color on top was applied with my finger, and the more brilliant color on the bottom was achieved with a brush. I think a brush will be my main mode of application with these colors, mainly because if I apply with my finger most of the pigment seems to be caught in the grooves of my skin leaving only shimmers behind when applied. 


Swatches of Perpetual Purple. Again, the sheer color on top was applied by finger, and the darker below achieved with a brush.


This little press is probably my favorite part of the deal. Not only does it keep the powder from going everywhere, but it also presses it down. This is the first time I've come across a product with any little gadgets like this inside. 



While there I also looked for Garnier's Skin Renew B.B. Cream, which I had seen last night on Nouveau Cheap. She said it had been spotted at CVS, so I decided to check mine. Unfortunately, my search didn't yield any results.

Seeing the disappointment in my eyes, my mother suggested we go across the street to Walgreens. My first search yielded no results yet again, so Mom suggested I ask the girl at the beauty counter.

It's a good thing I did! After a bit of searching with the sales associate, I found the display on top of a shelf. If the girl hadn't have said anything, I would have never found it. I was blown away!

Even better was that they had it buy one get one half off, which I was really tempted to do. I was just weary of buying two of a product I hadn't tried. If this turns out as well as I hope, I will go back and take advantage of the deal. The girl was even nice enough to dig through her coupon stash and found me a dollar off coupon!

Walgreens has the price set at $12.99. It was $11.99 with the dollar off coupon, which made the find even sweeter!


This is the box to look for if you go hunting for it. I expected that the B.B. Cream would be in larger print, which led me to overlook it the first time I glanced over the shelves.


The tube is a very nice size. I expect it to last quite a while, even with daily use.


How it looks straight out of the tube. I was worried when I bought it, simply because the products created for light/medium skin don't work well on me as a general rule. 

After a bit of blending, it can't be seen.

My first impression of this product is an overall positive one. It smells decent for a makeup, and does it's job well. I did try it after I took these pictures, I just didn't take any pictures of the results (it's been a long day - I looked like hell).  It did take a bit more blending on my face than it did on my hand, mainly because my face is so light. It hid nearly all of my blemishes and freckles (which I don't have many of to begin with), though it didn't do much for my dark circles. It left my skin hydrated. It did feel a little pasty and made my skin feel rather odd, different from a traditional moisturizer. Otherwise, my skin looked absolutely fantastic.

Once I finished with the application, I dusted on a bit of Palladio Rice Powder in Natural to set it. I'm not sure if it is just my inexperience with b.b. creams or if I was a bit heavy handed with the powder, but it left my skin looking a bit pasty. I will have to experiment.



Verdict:

Loreal Infallible eye shadow - A nice splurge. A bit difficult to get off, but long lasting. More colors would be nice, though the current selection covers all bases from neutrals to wilder colors.

Garnier B.B. Cream - Love it. As stated on the box, it evens skin tone and brightens. I just wish it was offered with more options other than Light/Medium and Medium/Dark. Since this is my first b.b. cream experience, I will need to order an Asian version to give an accurate comparison and see if the Garnier version really holds a candle to it's predecessors.

Overall, I am over the moon pleased. I never expected to find the B.B. Cream in my local Walgreens since I can't even find the Revlon Lip Butters here. The girl at Walgreens informed me that they are marking down a lot of Revlon products to bring in new things, so maybe that will be the next on my haul list! I cannot wait!

Day 24: Your Favorite Food

My favorite food is broccoli casserole.

You can find the recipe for this particular version of broccoli casserole at myrecipes.com.

The only difference between this recipe and my mother's recipe is we don't use mayo in it, just the mushroom soup, cheese, broccoli, and bread crumbs.

It's really simple. Combine a 16oz bag of frozen broccoli (cooked) with a can of cream of mushroom soup and the shredded cheddar cheese and then top with bread crumbs. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until it's slightly bubbly and the bread crumb have turned golden brown, in an oven set to 350 degrees. You can add rice, too. My cousin adds cooked rice to hers and it makes it more filling and yummy.

You can season to taste. For me, it's all about the cheese and less about the spices.

I will say that this is incredibly fattening and probably super bad for you, but this is one of my comfort foods. I don't feel good and mom will make me this. It tastes like home.

21 December 2011

Review: Neutrogena Complete Acne Therapy System

This is a product that I've used before and greatly enjoyed, and raved to my friends about, but I stopped using it a few months back when I hit harder times with money.

Now that I have a steady job and am able to spare the money each month, I've returned to the system and my skin has never looked better.

This kit comes with three different items: a skin polishing face wash, an acne lotion, and SPF 10 oil free moisturizer.

Day 23: Place Where You Want To Live

Today's question took a bit of thought.

I considered all of the different cities I would love to live in, from New York City to Tokyo.

Then I considered the different areas, like if I would really want to live in a large city, or if I would rather live in a rural area where my nearest neighbor lives a mile away (which I have done, and it is pretty damn awesome).

Then the conclusion I came to was one that was staring me in the face the entire time: I am fine right where I am. I have everything I need where I currently live. Sure, the shopping may suck, and I'm surrounded by people who would rather live in blind ignorance than attempt to educate themselves, but I am also surrounded by the people I love.

Wherever they are at is where I want to live.

20 December 2011

Great Giveaway

It's funny, I considered purchasing a China Glaze gift set for a girlfriend of mine and then find this giveaway only a few hours later!

If you are a fan of China Glaze colors like I am, go check out Ugly Duckling's China Glaze "Let It Snow" Nail Polish Gift Set Giveaway. It features two colors (a beautiful blue and a sparkle polish that looks like it would be a fantastic top coat) as well as an adorable snow globe! Very much in the Christmas spirit.

You can get to the giveaway by following the link above, or the link in my sidebar. If you enter, good luck!

Day 22: What Makes You Happy

There are so many things that make me happy, so many things that I  think this entry would last for days.

The things that truly make me happy are my family, my bestie, and goddaughter. Everything else is just a meaningless possession or, in the words of my bestie, "it's just stuff". My family (this does include my bestie and goddaughter) are what keep me grounded, and that is all I really need.

Tag Catch Up (Again) and a Giveaway

Here we go again catching up on tags!

Day 19: Your Favorite Look From A Beauty Guru

I love color, so this almost instantly became one of my favorite looks. Josh is absolutely amazing, and does things with makeup like I've never seen in my twenty seven years. I adore his costume looks just as much as I love his regular tutorials. You should really check him out on youtube - his username is Petrilude.


Day 20: Your Favorite Mascara



My current favorite is Femme Couture Monster Lash, which can be purchased here at Sally Beauty Supply. I wear the shade Midnight Black. Two coats and my lashes stand out so much. Add a third only on the tips and it gives the look of false lashes.

Upside: It lasts all day long and makes lashes look super thick. It does not flake or smudge, unless you rub your eyes (which I have done on occasion after a long study session).

Downside: Not waterproof. Avoid rain and movies that are total tearjerkers or you will end up looking like a raccoon.

Day 21: Your Favorite Lipstick

I've yet to find my perfect color lipstick, so I stick to balms. My current favorite is made by EOS smooth sphere lip balm in Strawberry Sorbet. It works better than any other balm I've ever used. Not only does it smell great, but the container is super cute. Not very practical for pockets, unfortunately.


And it appears that I'm totally caught up!

What are some of your favorite eye and lip products? Have a favorite guru look? I'd love to see some of your favorites!

Before I end this entry, I've joined another giveaway that any other makeup fanatic will love. I've got a link in my sidebar for Pan-Pan's 100 Followers Giveaway. Six pairs of  upper lashes, plus one box of lower lashes! Head over to her blog to check it out: http://panda-agenda.blogspot.com/2011/12/100-followers-giveaway-thank-you.html.

Writing this has been a bit of a relief, helped me rid myself of some of my work related stress and worries.

Have a great night, everyone! Sweet dreams!

19 December 2011

Apologies

I apologize for lack of posts over the past few days. The shop I work in has been falling apart from the inside out and I have been incredibly stressed. I may not have been involved, but I am feeling the repercussions.

I hope everyone had a great, and much less stressful, weekend.

16 December 2011

Day 18 - Your Favorite Beauty Guru

I have never put much thought into who my favorite beauty guru is until I saw this question. I have never been one to get much information out of magazines or books, or follow one particular makeup artist. This is the generation of the internet and youtube, so most of my knowledge of makeup (that I didn't learn from my sissy or my drag queen friends) has been learned from youtube.

My first and favorite internet beauty guru is Jen from From Head To Toe. I discovered her youtube channel long before I discovered her blog while looking for various makeup looks to wear to work and college. Out of all of the videos I had watched, her personality seemed to click with me the most. She was my favorite in no time. Her tutorial videos are very easy to follow, even for someone with little experience with makeup. It's nice to hear someone else who has troubled skin give tips on how they keeps it under control. She can also be goofy and have no shame about it!

If you haven't already, go check out both Jen's blog and youtube channel.

15 December 2011

Tag Catch-up

Day 15 - Photo of Your Favorite Bracelet

I don't have one, because I don't wear bracelets! In my workplace it's incredibly impractical, so I just don't wear them period.

Day 16 - Music You Like

I listen to a little bit of everything. Classic rock has been my main thing lately, especially The Rolling Stones.

Ever since CBS Radio decided that my normal radio station, 103.1 the Buzz wasn't profitable enough and needed to be replaced by South Florida's fifth top 40 station, I've had to switch to our classic rock station because it is now our only rock station. Luckily, they play minimal Nickleback.

Day 17 - Fashion Pieces on Your To-Buy List

Nearly everything from H&M's Dragon Tattoo Collection by Trish Summerville, which you can view and purchase here. I love the punk/futuristic look to the whole collection.

I'd also like a new LBD, something angular with lovely clean edges like some I've seen in Vivienne Westwood's past collections.

As of right now, that is all I really want. My wants are very basic :)


14 December 2011

Two More Down

This is going to be another short post, mainly because I am still pretty high from my meds.

I had two teeth pulled yesterday, a wisdom tooth and a molar. The molar didn't hurt at all, but the wisdom tooth hurt terribly because there was some minor infection that the doctor didn't catch in my checkup last week. Dr. T stopped what he was doing when I squirmed and groaned, and allowed me to tell him what was wrong. Two more shots of anesthetic and I didn't feel a thing. All in all it was quick and easy. My father picked me up from the dentist and I came home to sleep it all off.

Unfortunately I'm stuck on a liquid/soft foods diet for the next few days. Never in my life have I wanted a ham and cheese sandwich as badly as I do right now. And a taco. And a Whopper. And cake.

On the upside, I haven't smoked since yesterday morning, nor have I had the urge to smoke. Go me!

On the grades front, I did get a response from my professor about the failing grade that I wasn't supposed to receive. He said it was a mistake and that he has submitted the information to the proper people to have that changed.

Tomorrow I will finish catching up with my 30 Days of Beauty tag, when I am not so high on pain meds.

11 December 2011

Oh, Baby!

This weekend has been a good one. I have had my goddaughter here all weekend and we have had a blast. I cannot tell you how many times we watched How To Train Your Dragon and James and the Giant Peach over this weekend. All I know is I can  quote both movies quite well at this point.

I also went to a Christmas party last night. I didn't really want to go because I spent all day coralling a toddler, but my boyfriend talke me into going because the host called him saying that she was disappointed with how small of a turnout she had. Being the nice people we are, we got dressed and headed to her apartment, only to find that we were the oldest ones there besides the host's husband. Somehow the topic of children got brought up, and I had to school some youngblood. He said that one child in a family is too much, so I nicely laid into him.  My boyfriend has three kids, and I care for my goddaughter when her mother has to work or go to class. We jokingly say I'm her 'baby-daddy'. I have absolutely no patience for some person to talk about children as if they are a menace, especially if they don't have any children. The guy ended up leaving the balcony by the time I was done with him, and I don't feel bad about it. You don't say things like that to a parent and expect no repercussions.

After that we went to the store so I could buy some new hoops. My big silver hoops broke yesterday and needed replacing. I need to get a picture of them. I absolutely love them.

I had another shock when I discovered my favorite radio station gone. I have listened to the Buzz 103.1 for the last sixteen years, since day one. Their morning show was my cup of coffee for years, and their acoustic set on Sunday mornings my hangover cure (once I was old enough to drink, of course!). Over the years, their crew has become like family. You could listen to them on the radio, and then go see them at events and they were just as cool in person as they were on the radio. Now that they are not on the air on FM, they are streaming online and on HD radio. I lack an HD radio, so I am stuck streaming while at home. I am going to miss them on my daily commute, but I'm glad they aren't gone for good. They have been pulled for SoFl's fourth or fifth top 40 station. I am waiting for them to get sued because of someone feeling their tagline is racist. "All of today's hits, without the rap." My brother is fired up over it, thinks it is racially discriminating. 

Today, after a big dinner with bestie and my goddaughter, my bro came by. He is going to bring his Wii over on Thursday so I can get a taste of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword ^.^ I don't have the extra money to buy a Wii, so I will just play with him until I get my fill!

Now that you've had a breakdown of my weekend, on to my tag!

Day 13 - Photo of your fashion/style icon


Gwen Stefani has been an influence for me for years, from back in the early No Doubt years. I love how fierce she is, and always flawless. I think her fearlessness with fashion is what I adore about her.  Even more beautiful is her attitude and graciousness to her fans. She was the influence behind me going blonde. I, of course, didn't look as amazing as Gwen, but she gave me the urge to go out on a limb and be fearless.

I also like that she can pull off very classic looks as well as more punk and rock looks without batting an eyelash.

Day 14 - Photo of a Hairstyle/Haircut You'd Like To Have

I have no idea who this is, but I love her hair. I want to try bangs, and messy curls. My hair is growing out, almost as long as hers, but not quite. When I go for my next hair appointment my stylist is getting this picture so he can work his magic.


I hope everyone has had a great weekend. I know mine has been tiring! I will end this entry with my favorite song of the moment:

I wasn't sure what I thought of this at first, being a fan of Bush since their first major label release in '94 and how much of a departure this is from that, but it quickly grew on me. There is something about Gavin's voice that conveys such emotion to me, that seems to kick me in the chest. He's amazing. Gwen is a lucky gal ^.^

Are there any new songs that have grown on you lately? 


Who are your fashion influences? 

09 December 2011

First Day of Freedom

Day one of freedom has arrived! Not true freedom, of course, because I still had a store to run today. It felt nice to be able to make it through the day at work without having to worry about some assignment being due, or a quiz/test coming up. It felt truly fantastic.

I did manage to get a lot done. Our backroom looks totally transformed. We have an extreme overstock and not enough room to put it, so the office area has a big wall of boxes. I told Bossman I wanted a privacy wall, and now I have a privacy wall made of boxes. I suppose I shouldn't complain. I did get part of the wall taken down and some of the boxes shoved on our back stacks, though now they are slap full and I still have a mini-wall of boxes. At least now it's not three boxes high over my head. To add insult to injury we got another pallet of goodies in today that I had to get put somewhere. I added another section to the massive box wall. I even got to spray snow the windows!

I lucked out an managed to get this weekend off. There is so much that  needs to be done around my home, mainly in my room. I have done laundry, but I never put any of it away, so I have three baskets to put away tomorrow. My bestie is working a 12 hour shift and leaving her daughter with me, which will be fun. My goddaughter loves to be helpful - I will use this to my advantage XD I have so much fun with that child.

Depending on how my bank account looks after I finish Christmas shopping, I am thinking about picking up some colored lenses. I've always been a bit afraid of lenses, to be honest. I've always had this weird fear of the lense curling up in my eye and getting stuck under my eyelid. Though lately I've been seeing more and more reviews on various colored and circle lenses, which makes me want to give them a try. Hell, I was afraid to get my ears pierced but took the plunge anyway last February, and I haven't looked back since. Trying the lenses may be an experience that I won't regret. I saw a post on Miss VyVy's blog about ColorLensWorld and her wonderful experience, so that might be the company I end up going with.

For those of you who wear colored/circle lenses, do you have any recommendations for a first time buyer? 

 
Finally, a tag entry that is on time!

Day 12 - Your Favorite Color

This is going to sound endlessly girly, but I love the color pink. My headphones are pink, my office accessories are pink (including stapler!), even my coin bank is pink. All other pink things aside, I don't have much pink in my wardrobe because it looks absolutely dreadful on me!

08 December 2011

And It's Over

I took my last finals of the semester today.

I bombed the calc exam. It had me so discouraged I didn't want to go back to take my economics exam, but I did. It was a good thing. I learned that I had retained more than I thought, and that my professor doesn't like gin. Random information to be stored away for a rainy day :)

I was feeling great this morning so I got up and did my makeup a bit heavier than usual. Normally I don't wear much more than a light liner, mascara, and gloss. Today I dolled it up a bit more with a thicker mascara and some pinkish-red eyeshadow topped with my liquid liner from Sally Beauty Supply. It is really nice! Not as quick drying as I would have hoped, but it's got pretty good staying power. Hasn't flaked off yet, so bonus!

While studying I've been listening to a lot of music. Lately my biggest thing has been the soundtrack of Headwig and the Angry Inch. The song I've put in here is one of my favorites from the film, other than The Origin of Love (amazing song - you should check it out!). It's called Wicked Little Town and for some reason it always makes me feel good. 


Again, I'm behind on my 30 Days of Beauty Tag, so here are the next few I've missed.

Day 10 - Current fashion/style you like

Lately, I've been going a bit more punk. Punk was and will always be my first love, so I try to throw it in wherever possible, hence the plaid bag from a few entries ago.

I have never been truly current in my fashion, preferring  more retro styles over what is happening now. I love to mix older pieces with something more trendy.


Day 11 - Bag you want to have

This one is uber-doober easy:

Harajuku Lovers messenger bag
Harajuku Lovers messenger bag
(see more harajuku lovers bags)


I am a total sucker for messenger bags because they hold all of my crap. Yes, I carry a lot of crap in my bags.

And the heart! The heart with the logo is one of the things that sold me on the bag. Love it!


Alright, I am off to relax after a long and stressful week.

For those of you still taking finals, best of luck! Keep your pimp hand strong and own those tests!

06 December 2011

Dead Week

Finals are upon us! My bestie and I are like the walking dead, we've been studying so much. She's got straight A's this semester. I am so proud of her! I'm feeling pretty good about two of my classes, though I've got one that I don't feel confident about, and a class that I am accepting an I in so I can go back and do remedial testing. It's been a terrible semester.

Went to the dentist today. I have been cleared for takeoff! Next Tuesday I go in to have two wisom teeth pulled. I told Dr. Mark I was afraid of having another panic attack on the day of the extraction, so he gave me some anti-anxiety drugs to fix the problem. One before bed the day before, and one before the extraction. Hopefully that does the trick! Maybe after all of this work is done I'll be able to get the Invisalign on my bottom teeth like I want. They are really crooked.

I've been terrible about doing the 30 Days tag. Here are days 8 and 9 to make up for what I've missed!

Day 8 - A Photo That Makes You Laugh


This dog reminds me of my chihuahua that I had after I graduated high school! Too cute!

Day 9: Your Favorite Pair Of Shoes

I won't take a picture of these shoes, because they are hideous. I have been wearing my Volatile skull and crossbones style Chuck Taylor sneakers for the last ten years nearly. They are my most comfortable shoe, and they are falling apart because of how much I wear them. Ever since my trackies had their blowout I've worn nothing but these shoes, which is making them fall apart faster.

Not really the most glamorous shoe, but very comfortable.


For those of you who are taking finals in the next couple of weeks, good luck! You can do it! Like a boss XD

04 December 2011

Day 6 & Day 7

Tomorrow officially brings the beginning of Dead Week (otherwise known as finals). Once again I am two days behind on my tag post, so here goes!

Day 06 - Anything Hello Kitty





How cute are these? Do want!


Day 07 - Your favorite animal

My favorite animal is (surprise surprise) the cat! I love cats, especially my Minnie :)

Time to study!

02 December 2011

Day 4: Your Favorite Foundation & Day 5: Your Favorite Thing To Do

Since I am posting this at 12:00 AM, I am going to post both days four and five.

Day 4: Your Favorite Foundation

This is really a hard question for me since I have never found a foundation that really suits me as far as my skin (how oily it is) and perfect color.

Right now I am using a product called Rice Powder. It does a decent job for making my skin tone look more even, though I really need a concealer for all of my spots (bad, bad, breakouts lately).

One day I will find my perfect product.

Day 5: Your Favorite Thing to Do

Right now, video games. Final Fantasy X is my escape from the world. I haven't had much time to play lately since finals are coming up, unfortunately. I have spent days getting lost in the world of Spira, leveling up my characters, and striving for the perfect game.

I can honestly say I have never been as absorbed into a game like I have FFX.


There you have it. Two super short entries compiled into one short entry. I worked a split shift today, plus going to class and finishing off some assignments. I am completely knackered out.

Goodnight, all!

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