Saturday, August 7, 2010

Getting to know my readers...

So I was thinking it would be fun to get to know all my readers a little bit better by asking some random questions.... so here we go.

1) What are you most proud of? 
2) If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?
3) If you could do anything out of character and remain completely anonymous, what would you do?
4) One food you could never get tired of?
5) What is your guilty pleasure?
6) What is one quirky habit you have?
7) What is the one thing you would like to accomplish in life?
8) What made you decide to start blogging?
9) One random fact you would like to share with everyone else?

Here are my answers:
1) Being able to pick myself up and become a better person after the loss of my son.
2) That I could wake up with perfect hair and makeup, That I win the lottery one day soon, and that I meet and marry the man of my dreams
3) I would replace all of the soap in soap dispensers with mustard to teach people a lesson in trust!
4) Guacamole (obviously I did my color scheme wrong... this should have been green!)
5) Watching thunder and lightning storms
6) I always make at least one funny face while taking pictures for my blog or of myself (the kissy face/fishlips is a popular pose)!
7) I would like to start a successful skincare line
8) My wonderful sister-in-law, because hers was so wonderful, I thought it would be fun to have something to do while I was at work to pass the time.  And all of your wonderful comments keep me motivated to do it.
9) I hate the taste and texture of  fuzzy peaches candies.  They make my skin crawl! Bah!

Well I know 9 is kind of a random number, but I decided that it was enough questions for now!  I'm really excited to hear all about you guys!  Anyways, I thought I would prove my funny face picture theory and entertain you with some of the candid shots!  Have a wonderful day!

Apparently I think fish lips make me look sexy and dangerous!

Figured I'd save the best for last!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Who beat me?

The only thing I can think of that is a close color to my eyeshadow today is a bruise... or now that I think about it a littler harder, oil?  You know how oil gets in the sunlight, it has a bunch of swirled colors (just obviously not as dark)?  Maybe I just sniffed a bit too much cleaner this morning while mopping my floors!  I'll be back to normal in a couple hours (I think).

I started out by priming my eyelids with NARS primer.  Next I swept on the purple color over my entire eyelid, and then eventually I added this green sparkly color to the outer eyes and blended.  I got it out of my 360 Deluxe Pallet from Sephora.  I dusted a little gold on the brow bone and then blended with my fake MAC brushes.  This is how it turned out.  Not my favorite, but it still works.

The one thing I'm learning is that you have to change your makeup depending on your hair color!  Now that I have blond hair I'm starting to notice that certain things look better than others, and the things that looked amazing when I had dark hair... don't work so well.  Its a trial and error thing, but hopefully we get some great looks out of the process!
The final product in natural light.  I kind of makes my eyes the focus!  I like it!  Probably not my favorite everyday look, but I think I'll do this look again!

Monday, August 2, 2010


After reading my sister in laws blog about heading to the thrift store for accessories, I figured I should give it a shot myself.  I have to admit, the thought of wearing or buying someone elses stuff kinda skeeves me out!  But I figured what the heck... time to step outside of my little box!

I figured I'd start by looking for a doily, seeing as how Natasha made a wonderful shirt out of them.   I ended up in the table cloth section where this bright pink color caught my eye!  I started laughing to myself when I realized that it was actually a Pashmina scarf... not a table cloth!  The best thing about it... the tags were still on it, so that means that nobody has probably wore the thing!  Score #1.  Secondly I checked out the jewelery section (very limited) but I did find this necklace out of shells, which I decided would make a great summer bracelt!  Just wrap the thing around 4 times, and voila!  I found a brooch while I was going to pay for all 2 of my finds and figured it fit in with the shell theme, so I bought it and attatched it to the outside of the bracelet!  I think they go together fairly well!  So in total I spent $3.50, for 3 items that I will most likely get a lot of use out of!  I think someone just created a monster, because I can't wait to go thrifting again!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Not just for hookers anymore..

My nails of the day are this gorgeous shade of red... with sparkles of course!    The one thing that sticks in my mind in a child is my mom telling me that only street walkers wear this color, and I wasn't allowed to put it on my fingernails.  So the greatest thing about being a grown up is that I can paint my nails what ever gosh-darn color I want! And I'm pretty sure I don't look like a hooker!  I might be wrong... but whatever!  I like it, and that's all that matters.

I painted my nails with FINGER PAINTS Nail Color, in Magenta Mood.  Every time I paint this color on my nails it reminds me of Dorothy's ruby red shoes!  Whats with me and the Wizard of OZ references lately?  I have no idea... 

The one thing I love about this brand of Nail Polish is that if your in a hurry, you only really need one coat.  Its nice and thick, drys fast, and goes on evenly.  The even better part about this is its affordable!  I got this one from SALLY BEAUTY for $3.50 I think?  All I know is it was on sale and I snatched it up as fast as possible!
This book was sitting on my desk during my impromptu photo shoot of my nails... I just started reading it and it looks like its going to be a good one!  Besides... don't red nails go with a tophat?