Tuesday, November 4, 2014

NaMoWriMo, Away!



Good morning everyone.

Well, it's morning to me. Late morning. Before I go to work. Well, whatever.

Anyway, this year I decided to take the plunge and write a book in one month. The more I think about it, the more crazy it sounds to me. I work so much, have all these other things I would like to do (like knitting a birthday present for my boyfriend). But all my life I've been writing, but I've never finished a damn thing. It is high time to change all that.

It's a science fiction novel, and it isn't one of the ideas I've had bouncing around in my mind for ages. I've always thought about going back and fleshing out those old tales, but will something really be good that I started at 15? No, probably not.

Anyway, I'm not sure where this will take me. I might never actually publish it. But I want to finish something, and that is very important to me.

I really officially began writing today, and so far I've put in 2,261 words. Not even remotely close to 50,000, eh? But it's a start. I don't care if it's good, I don't care if anyone likes it. I want to finish something.

Anyway, here's a link to my page. I may post some snippets here, I haven't decided yet.

Cheers!


Friday, September 12, 2014

Big Changes Ahead

Hello all!

For those of you who don't know (which is probably everyone), I have left my hometown of Minneapolis to live in Champaign, IL. It is a huge change. I never thought I would leave home. But times change. I had the opportunity to start my career right out of college in a job I love. To live with my boyfriend. To have a nice place to live, spacious and welcoming for myself and my bunnies. It wasn't easy, but sometimes we need to make choices for ourselves, even if it wasn't part of our plan. It cost me my hometown, and my hair (which I won't go in to detail about, but my hair is now much much shorter and a lot less red).

I'll still visit home once a month, which is nice. And I am still me. I didn't sacrifice who I am at my core.

So what does this mean for this blog? Obviously I've been quite busy. Even though I don't live in Minneapolis anymore, I think I will keep this name. I can't promise steady posting - in the past three weeks I have worked six days a week and 12-13 hour days.

I think instead of focusing on only makeup and skincare I'll focus on whatever I damn well please. Cooking, baking... Gardening, book reviews. Whatever I want.

You can keep visiting or you can stop, whatever you'd like. But this is for me, not just to amass a bunch of followers.

Cheers everyone. I mean it.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Weekly Window Shopping: emandsprout on etsy

Good morning everyone!

Today I thought I would share some cute finds from a store on etsy, called emandsprout. There are a lot more cut things to look at on the seller's page, but I picked just four things that I liked the most.

Alpaca Love Ladies T-Shirt, $19
Isn't this a cute Reese and Cyrus (from AC: NL) shirt? I love it! T-shirts aren't always my favorite because I don't like things to be close to my neck, but I love the scoop in this t-shirt, and the design.

Lady Fox Sleep Mask, $18
Panda Sleep Mask, $18
Fox Face Mary Janes, $28
I'm super excited about the fox mary janes, as my SO ordered a pair for me as an anniversary gift. I'll be sure to post a review when they arrive!

Is there anything else from this seller you like? Or do you like my picks? Let me know!

Cheers!

Monday, April 21, 2014

My Makeup Today 4.21.2014



Product List
Face
  • Baby Skin Primer
  • Smashbox Liquid Halo in 1 (the lightest shade)
  • Smooth Minerals Avon Powder Foundation in M02 Soft Ivory
  • Physicians Formula concealer
  • Physicians Formula Nude Wear Blush in Rose
  • Benefits Watt's Up highlighter
Brows
  • Anastasia brow pencil in Medium Brown
  • Nyx Primal Colors in PC07/Hot Red
Eyes
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Gel liner in Blackest Black
  • A green and Bronze color mixed from the Coastal Scents 88 Original palette
  • The Taupe color from the Sephora 4 shadows and a liner palette, Matte Madness #15 (lower lash line)
  • Cover Girl Clump Crusher mascara
Lips
  • Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul
Hey everyone! My scumbag brain decided we needed to get up at 7 am instead of 7:45 this morning, so I actually had the time to do a full face of makeup (yay?). Let me just say that I fuckin LOVE the soft matte lip creams from Nyx. I also own Addis Ababa and it's so poppin. They go on fairly well but the staying power isn't great and I do find them to be drying. But the pay off is definitely worth it. 

Gel liner is not my friend, let me tell you. I've always had a hard time applying it, but I was really feeling a winged eyeliner look today so I thought fuck it, why not and went with it anyway.

What looks have you been rockin lately? Let me know!

Cheers!

Friday, April 18, 2014

My Makeup Today 4.18.14


Product List
Face
  • Baby Skin Primer
  • Smashbox Liquid Halo in 1 (the lightest shade)
  • Smooth Minerals Avon Powder Foundation in M02 Soft Ivory
  • ELF High Definition Powder
  • Physicians Formula concealer
  • Physicians Formula Nude Wear Blush in Rose
  • Benefits Watt's Up highlighter
Brows
  • Anastasia brow pencil in Medium Brown
  • One of the reds on the lower right from Coastal Scents Original 88 Palette
Eyes
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
  • Nyx Milk jumbo eye pencil
  • Julep Kajal eye glider/liner (the black end)
  • Same red as brows mixed with a dark brown from the Coastal Scents 88 Original palette
  • Makeup Forever mascara in smoky extravagant
Lips
  • Baby Lips in 70/Pink Shock
Hey guys! Here's what I did for makeup today, and my awesome roommate helped me out. :D First time doing red brows, and I'm happy about it. 

What did you do today?
Cheers!

Monday, April 14, 2014

The end is near, but not close enough

Hey guys.


Hopefully I'll graduate in a few weeks, but until then, here's a picture of the makeup I did while trying desperately to procrastinate (hence the shitty webcam picture). I'm not a great blogger right now, but I've been thinking about this a lot, and I know I'll be back soon! It's just hard right now. :C

I've also started Good Night Minneapolis, which is another blog by me (obviously), but more about just... Stuff in life in general. Movies I watch, books I read, shit I do. I miss writing and I miss the more creative aspect of my life, so that's where that all goes.

Now, back to writing my thesis paper on the Thebaid!

Cheers.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Beauty Protector Leave in Conditioner Review

Good afternoon all!

I have somehow misplaced the cord for my camera (and my laptop doesn't have a slot for my SD card) so please bear with the webcam picture coming up in 3... 2... 1...


So my roommate gets a Birchbox every month, which is awesome for her (I do not). Last night she left me with this Beauty Protector Leave in Conditioner and as you can see it got great reviews.

WHY THE FUCK THEN DOES IT NOT WORK??

I have no way of reviewing the product because zero product comes out. Zero. None. None at all. Sarah, a reviewing of the product, agrees. "I really do like the smell of this product however I couldn't get the sample size to spray. The product itself was very thick so I don't think it could have come out as a spray. Maybe I just got a bad batch but its enough to discourage me from trying it again". I couldn't agree more.

I'm not sure if it's just the sample size, and the normal size is fine? I have no idea. But the product is waaaaaay too thick to come out in a spray (it's literally the consistency of conditioner you get out of the bottle). I'm not really sure what they were thinking.

Basically, 0/10 would not recommend.

Has anyone tried the full-sized product? Or did your sample size work? Let me know!

Cheers!

P.S. - My roommate's cat makes an appearance in this picture; Carlos is a huge attention whore and would not leave me alone. :P