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Life~

Happy to announce two months into my resolution and I am getting better about my bitching! I have a tangent every once in a while but I feel a lot happier when I don’t let things get to me so much.

Also in 1 month and 19 days I’m getting married! Holy crap! Planning a wedding is so stressful, hard and expensive! And we aren’t even spending nearly as much as a lot of people I know did. Can’t wait for the day to be over so I can stop planning haha.

I’m also back to playing with makeup a lot more which makes me happy. Haven’t really had the opportunity with the business lately but here are some recent looks.

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I know a few of these have been posted on here before but if you want tutorials on any of them let me know I’d love to make some❀️

I think the millions of makeup pictures on this post are enough to keep you entertained for now~ next up cats!

And dont forget to check out my recent posts on juicing and a few reviews on some products I have been using lately.

~stay beautiful to yourself because your opinion is the only one that matters most~

Glam reviews

Long time no see! Just a few reviews on some products I’ve been using that I think are really awesome or at least worth trying!

First my recent love from Malin+Goetz. This company is pretty pricey but I defintely recommend these products!

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This lip balm is FANTASTIC. I have a problem with my lips when I use glosses or even normal lipsticks where they start to peel because they are too moist. But if I don’t put anything on them they are instantly chapped! Oh, what’s a girl to do?

Buy this of course. Although it is $12 my little tube has lasted me over a month and still going strong! Which is impressive since I use it every day. It only takes the smallest dab to cover your lips and its silky smooth going on. I use it probably 2-4 times a day depending on if I am working hard or hardly working. And no issues with peeling lips!

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Then there is this beauty! Troubled skin and large pores are my worst enemy but this mask is turning my enemy into a faint glimmer of the past. Use it as directed on the bottle (I normally use two pumps three-four times a week). It literally feels like dirt and grime are coming out of your skin as it dissolves on your face. Creepy but awesome. I got it free in my popsugar box last month however I will definitely be forking out the $40 to buy another bottle when the sad day comes that I run out.

On a side note on larger to smaller pores: in addition to this I recently starting using apple vinegar with mint leave extract on my face every night after washing all my makeup off with normal cleaner (or after my detox mask). No significant difference yet but I have only done it twice! Anyone else try this method?

Second batch of products I want to tell you about come from my long time favorite Tarte Cosmetics<3 my heart will forever be with these guys and these products in my makeup bags.

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Holy crap this shadow stick! Im a dry shadow kind of gal but apparently I had no idea what I have been missing! I bought a gift set of these, that is unfortunately not on their website anymore, and when I got them I tested one of the back of my hand. I literally for 24 hours kept trying to rub it off my hand with no success until I took a shower that night (I was being a bum at home so no hand washing that day). Talk about shock! When you first apply them they are easy to smudge and blend as needed but once they have set they last forever! So if you have the eyelids-that-eat-makeup problem check these out! They are also great for eyeliner and as a base for dry eyeshadow.

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And last but no least this lip stick/gloss/ Idontevenknow. I was slightly disappointed when receiving this because assuming from the title of it, I thought I was getting a long lasting lip stick. Lies, Tarte, all lies! Though after I got over the deception I became really fond of this tinty glossy stick. There is an awkward layer that makes it more of a lip tint than a lip stick when you use it the first few times, but once you get through that I can see where they get the lipstick title from. As far as long lasting I have to put this on more than the lip balm from malin+goetz as seen above. But its not too shabby for a Tarte sale item. Also, no lip peeling problems so thats a plus!

Caution: dont put it in your pocket it will melt. It will form back to a solid stick once its been out of your pocket for a bit, but if you use it immediately results can be disastrous and slightly drag queen like.

For these products and more please visit the links below! Hope these reviews were helpful πŸ™‚

Malin+Goetz

Tarte Cosemtics

Small update

My November Ipsy and Popsugar box reviews are sitting in draft form right now. I have to get on my laptop to surf the web and create links otherwise my poor phone will probably die. But my laptop is just so far away and that is so much effort… Ugh. They are coming though no worries!! In the mean time enjoy some pictures

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I made my very own phone case for the first time last night! It was so much fun I’m going to make more. I already have a couple people requesting I make them one (ah!). Really easy to do just go to the jewelry section of your local craft store, buy jewels and charms you like, don’t forget to grab special plastic/ metal craft glue (Ill edit this with what I used when I get home), purchase a clear phone case (got mine on Amazon for $2) and just arrange your charms to your liking and glue! Rhinestones are a great idea to grab for filling spaces too. Im not too sure I like the bows on the side was thinking of pulling them off and rhinestoning it up. What’s your thought on it?

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A coworker of mine wanted a tattoo drawn up so Im giving this to her Tuesday. A little nervous even though because I just hate disappointing people! So I hope its what she was thinking of πŸ™‚ If not I guess its back to the drawing board.

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This is a wip (that I need to fix) of Hitsugi from the visual kei band, Nightmare. You probably think Im weird, but he’s a damn good looking guy, VK or not, in my opinion. Started working on it this saturday but I had to leave my sketch book at work to give coworker the hummingbird picture above. Feeling a little naked and sad without it even though I don’t draw much during the week.

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Princess Tofu got spayed Monday! Shes so sad with her cone of shame but somehow still managed to be amazingly photogenic (weird). Shes doing well she keeps licking at her belly but Russell and I have been keeping a good eye on her.

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Totally digging my makeup this day I was so pleased with the outcome. So of course I had to share. Tutorial maybe of this one soon?

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Anyone else a fan of these books? Well, I saw the new movie, Catching Fire, Thursday night and I must say I was not disappointed in the slightest. As a matter of fact Im going to see it at least two more times before it leaves theaters. They fixed a few of the minor flaws from the first movie AND the camera motion. I don’t know about you but I was feeling a little queezy with a chance of on coming migraine from the jerky camera in the first one. I get that they probably thought “it will be like running next to Katniss the whole time!” But really you only succeeded in killing my vision and head. Thanks for the amazing improvement!

40 random topics later and my “small update” is done.

Hope everyone is having an amazing day!
~Cheers

Pictures say a thousand words…

That’s probably one of my favorite says because I love taking pictures and sharing them with people (instagram is my social media weakness…). So, I though for tonight’s post I would share some pictures.

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This is my little photogenic princess, Tofu. You may think that is an odd name for a cat until you meet her brother Cheeseburger.

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Equally photogenic and accurately named.

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This is not him as a kitten, but I’m pretty sure something along these lines happened before he came into my life.

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And just for a size comparison here you go. Tofu is a little bigger now (shes only 6 months, Cheeseburger is 6 years) but they still differ in size greatly.

They are my four legged little monsters and I can’t imagine life without them.

Next topic: Food.

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I have been going on an epic journey to teach myself how to cook more than Macaroni and Cheese. This asparagus was pretty delicious (I never made it myself before) covered in pepper, a little butter, salt, garlic, parsley and topped with lemon juice it was pretty tasty. Too much lemon juice though, next time it will be better!

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This pizza makes me hungry just thinking about it! It was amazing! I bought a pre-made crust (cheating) put some olive oil and garlic salt on the crust then added diced tomatoes, pesto, sundried tomatoes, garlic, feta, fresh grated mozzarella cheese, and topped artichoke hearts. Delicious.

And now: Makeup!

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I just really liked my makeup this day. I have a few others I need to get off my instagram to share (if you want to check some of them out you can go to my page and there is a link to the right ;)) Want a tutorial? Yay or nay?

And of course Art~

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Ahhhhh so many dots! I have never tried this style of art before it was quite fun though. This one is kind of unfinished I was intending on getting an orange sharpie and doing more but it turned out pretty good in just black as well and I’m slacking on the art.

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This was probably the last thing I drew, Halloween related of course. I love Halloween its my favorite holiday and time of year<3 This was just a random doodle.

And last but not least:

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Here are some of my coworkers and myself celebrating halloween! We were supposed to be the skeleton crew (pay no attention to the ghost) I made my own shirt though and it was so much fun! Now I have an awesome skull shirt to wear on the daily πŸ˜‰ The back is cut out to look like a spine, ribs and scapula.

Fun fact of the day: November 8, 1895 X-rays were discovered! Which happens to be tomorrow (or maybe today depending on where you are from and when you are reading this!) So happy x-ray day!!!! Glad it was invented because I absolutely love my job πŸ™‚

And there you have it, a couple thousand words for you. Hope you enoyed<3

October Popsugar must have Box review

I’m extremely late on this but I wanted to review my October Popsugar must have Box! It came in in the beginning of the month so I think I have thoroughly tried out all the products I received in order to give you a nice review πŸ˜‰ For those of you who do not know Popsugar must have Boxes require a $40 subscription per month but they give you over $100 worth of stuff to try! I have been so satisfied with my first box I have subscribed to another couple of months ;). I have done the same thing for Ipsy but have yet to receive a box from them (my first one should be coming in this month I’ll review it when I get it). Ipsy is the cheaper version but they do essentially the same thing (I think I got a year subscription for $110) Click the links to go to the websites.

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Please forgive my cat she made her way into the bottom of my picture (she’s the strange white blur). Ok! To start out with I’ll tell you the products I didn’t/ haven’t/ won’t use:

First, I didn’t eat the rice crispy treat. I can’t eat gelatin though I wish I could because this was the squooshy-est most delicious looking rice crispy treat I have ever seen! It almost made me go against my vegetarian ways just to try it, alas I’m stubborn. Normally $3.95

Second, I have not used the Can’t Cook Book though I intend to! I just haven’t gotten around to it. Maybe if I didn’t spend $40 on a subscription to get this thing I would have been able to buy food and try it πŸ˜‰ (I kid. When I do pick stuff to make out of it and try it I will let you know.) The book just has simple instructions for nice, quick, but delicious looking meals. I feel like all college students should have this, though the ingredients are a little pricier than ramen noodle. They have a lot of vegetarian options which I LOVE about it! Kindle edition on Amazon is $11.96 Hardback is $12.59. I believe there is an app as well not sure how much it is.

Third, I did not and will not use the gift card to stitch fix. Though I will tell you about it! Stitch Fix is a site that you can put your mailing information in (Im sure you have to give them a credit card number as well) and they send you a box of clothes. You keep what you want and send back what you dont (they provide the shipping and box). The only reason I’m not using it is because I get told on a daily basis I have too many clothes. Also, it’s more incentive for me to spend even more money, which I am trying to avoid (and doing a bad job of it). Gift card for $20

Now to the stuff I do use an love!

First, Jane Tran bobby-pins! I use them every day and they actually hold up my crazy, curly, thick hair! They are made different than normal bobby pins and much longer as well. They are not something that hides in your hair easily, its definitely meant for decorative purposes. But, like I said they work really well so its like killing two birds with one stone. The set that came with my box is about $12. Looking at their website makes me want to buy more though they have so many cute options.

Second, The Wet Brush! Holy crap if you have curly hair: You must own this brush. It’s amazing! The bristles are extremely flexible and made for brushing your hair in the shower. For those of you who don’t know about us curly headed people, we pretty much can’t ever brush our hair unless its wet. Unless we want to look like we are from the 80s. The solution is the wet brush! I never heard of this until it showed up in my box, but I am sure glad it did! Normally $14

Third, Julep Nail Color! This product has been a hot topic as of late I am seeing it everywhere now and I love it so much! It is a really good quality nail polish and stays on really well. I have the problem of chipping my nail polish an hour after I put it on, with this it at least lasted 3-4 days before it chipped! I got the dark red color and a clear top coat. Normally $14 each

Fourth, Bali Bead Bracelet! I have a bad habit of putting on a bracelet and never taking it off including when I’m in the shower, which is exactly what I have done with this bracelet for a whole month and it still looks brand new! No tarnish or color changing of my skin which better not happen because this is a $45 bracelet (holy crap). It’s really cute and simple and goes with almost everything I own (even though it’s pink but I wear a lot of black and everything goes with black ;)).

Last but not least my most used product: NYX Liquid eyeliner and eyeshadow palette! The link is for the eyeshadow palette here’s the liquid eyeliner. I used these almost every single day it comes with colors for a day look and a night look and the liner is absolutely amazing! Goes on so smooth and dark. My favorite part about the brand NYX is that they are vegan and animal cruelty free which most people don’t really care about but it’s a plus in my book! Palette is $7 liner is $5.50

And that’s everything! All together the whole box was full of about $125 worth of product. Not bad for $40. So, if you are a beauty guru and like to spend your money on frivolous stuff to make yourself look good I would say the box is definetly worth it! Look out for my Ipsy and the next Popsugar Box review hopefully that box comes in soon<3

Beauty

It is not all about what you see with your eyes.
Beauty should make you feel.

You can use all the makeup in the world.
Get every surgery you can afford.
Buy the most expensive clothes.
Work out until you are at 0% body fat.
Or even just use your natural beauty to win the hearts of millions.

Personality is something you cannot fake.

You could be the most visually appealing person in the world, but if your personality is rotten: you are not beautiful.

I could never pin point an amazing personality based of someones age, color, size, up bringing, or any distinct characteristics.

You have good people,
And you have bad people.

You have beautiful people,
And you have ugly people.

Beauty is not just in the eye of the beholder, but the heart of the beholder. Because if someone with a chiseled face, great body, and great fashion sense makes you feel like you’re worth nothing:
They are not the beautiful ones.