Saturday, September 25, 2010

About Me + A Bit More

So I suppose I should tell a bit about me because my readers - even though maybe not a lotta people read this haha!

My real name iS Katie
I just turned 23 on Sept. 7th [meaning I was born in 1987]
Graduated college with the Office Assistant diploma
I'm an only child
Oldest grandchild on my dad's side
Only grandchild on my mum's side
Only cousin is 7yrs younger than me nd i love him lots.

I live with my parents currently but am saving to move with a friend [maybe 2?]

Milika - spider [mum's] - 6yrs old
Kirby - hamster [mine] - a year in November
Angel - cat [mine] - 5 on Oct 31st [he is my fur bear!]
Storm - cat [mum's] - just turned 1yr in June

Currently single. Meh. My goal is Danny Jones. I will settle with no Danny Jones.

Which leads me to music.
McFLY [where Danny Jones is in], Hedley, Lights, Busted, Ashlee Simpson, Avril Lavigne, SUM 41, Porcelain nd the Tramps, Blondie, Joan Jett, The Runaways, Queen, AC/DC, The Summer Set, Sarah McLauchlan, Sarah Brightman - really any musicals, but she's in a lot of Andrew Lloyd Webber stuff -, The Pretty Reckless, The Veronicas, Train, Goo Goo Dolls, Adam Lambert, Johnny Reid, Carrie Underwood, Journey, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Fefe Dobson

Okay the list goes on ... literally. Mostly because I like one or two songs of groups but not enough to say I like the band.

I have 2 tattoos - pictas later.
One is a star chain on my right side - red, bleu nd purple. Represents my family
dad - red
me - bleu
mum - purple

The other is a lightning bolt on my left foot
That I got for my dad because he's an electrician. He always had a lightning bolt on his hard hat.
That was because he got zapped one day [yes he was fine] but his co-workers called him 'Flash' after that ... haha!

I have planned out my next 4 tattoos.
The one I want to get asap is an alien that a friend of mine drew. I'm getting it in her honour because she passed away this summer. That's going on my left shoulder blade.

Next is the grumpy bear cloud. Yes I mean the guy from CareBears. I love that cloud! Rain drops nd hearts. It's just .... to me it is amazing. That's going on my right shoulder blade

The 3rd is a spider. Same idea as the tattoo my mum has, only slightly different. Her tattoo is on her ankle nd it's suppose to be a black widow - except instead of the hourglass, it's a heart. It also has a fire heart around it. Mine is going to be on my left side - opposite of my star chain - nd it'll be a different spider but still with the heart.

My 4th tattoo [no, I'm not sure this will be the last one] I'm getting a heart with a halo nd wings in the middle of my back. That'll be last out of these choices because I'm really picky about the wings nd I'm not sure if it'll have colouring.
It's going to represent family I've lost in the past. Instead of getting something for everyone.

What else about me?
Hmm .... well I write a lot. I looooove shoes. I sing. Hanging out is fun. I miss a lot of my friends. There's a few I can't see often, since we don't live in the same city .... thank gawd for MSN! Haha! Even friends that DO live in the city, because of schedule nd work, etc. I don't see them often. We try to at least!

I am probably the least organized person, except for at work. There it's more of a scatter but I know where things are. Generally that's what it is in my room too .... until I really get cleaning. Then it ends up being "why do I still have this?" idea.

I am going back to school for makeup artistry. It is a passion of mine that really became something I was interested in about 4yrs ago when my mum sent me to MAC after finishing college. Since then, I'm obsessed. I've been told I have natural talent because - for the most part - I can copy diff types of makeup.

I've always been pretty interested in fashion. Not in the "I wanna be a designer or work in for a magazine" type of way. More like, I like the idea of different styles. I don't always go with a trend - sometimes I do like somethings.

Right now I've been wearing a lot of neutral colours because I'd rather play up my makeup rather than try to match it. Besides, I like bright makeup as opposed to bright clothes! Haha!

Skin care:
I get asked A LOT what I do to keep my skin so nice.
I'm not gonna lie. A lot of it is genetics. Both my parents nd their family have good skin - one of my uncles had acne as a teen, but that obv doesn't do much.
I do get break outs, but I learned awhile ago how to deal with them. Sunshine nd water. Plus the moisturizer I use also has medication to help breakouts [clean & clear - it's white nd has a purple lid. It may say 'daily moisturizer' ? I'm not 100% but no other looks like that.]

Summer I don't wear a lot of stuff on my skin. Powder is fine. Cooler months - like fall/winter - I wear foundation to protect my skin. MakeUp Forever HD foundation. It's most likely the lightest colour they have because I'm really fair [no I don't even tan. I freckle more than tan.] It's pretty much the ONLY foundation I live by. It goes on sheer, doesn't feel cakey. I love it. It's expensive but last awhile for me because I don't wear it EVERYDAY.

I drink a lot of water, so that also may help a lot too. I do take good care of my skin because I'm not taking the fact it's nice now for advantage. I know it won't last forever BUT taking good steps now, helps for the future.

Anyways, any questions anyone has feel free to post. I'm pretty open but I don't want to go on formspring.

Friday, September 24, 2010

I Am Not Afraid to Keep on Living

Today has been so up-and-down.

Woke up at the crack of freaking dawn [which is 7:15am] after not being able to sleep because of allergies. Ended up sleeping [thanks to Benadryl!] but for very little. Urg so not a morning person!

Angel - my sweet fur - came racing in when he heard my alarm nd meowing his little head off to make sure I'm awake. He does this when I have my alarm set [which is pretty much only once a week because I don't usually work until mid-afternoon]

ANYWAYS so not being a huge morning person, I had to drag my butt outta bed asap before I could concider falling back asleep [still tempting ...] Wash face, eat breakfast, shove cats out of my way, find boots, do makeup, remove Storm from my boots, get purse ready, change clothes 2x [stupid weather ...], nd finally leave. Surprisingly, my buses were on time! Such a shock actually ...

Took me 2 buses to get lost.
Of course I got lost!

Where I was going was in the mall I was originally at - so the 3rd bus I took was clearly for fun *glare*

Eventually got there - with a phone call nd assistance to get there - nd realized it was completely where I was suppose to be! It was a total beauty school but I'm only taking Makeup Artistry with a touch in Facial stuff [pretty obvious to me on why they have that involved]

Met with the lady - super nice nd loved her style! - nd i'm all signed up for makeup course! This is my DREAM nd i'm super excited! I start next week. Theory 1st nd idk when i'm getting my kit.

Afterwards I was SO BEYOND EXCiTED that I had to call my mum [yes, I call her lots even tho I live with her haha] She was super happy for me - obv ;D - especially cuz I'll be paying it all myself. I'll be semi-broke for awhile becuz I gotta pay half of it on the 1st day, but once I get my credit card at least I'll have backup for next payment in case I cannot pay the full amount. Ah well, work hours will be changing soon so I'll be able to save faster nd pay off other debts.

Needless to say, at this moment I feel half alive. After work my mum was super nice nd bought me an iced coffee. Clearly I looked half asleep to her also becuz the original plan was for us to share it, she had 2 sips nd gave it to me. *thanks mum!*

My plan is that on Sunday, one of my parents is coming with me to get baskets for my box shelving - it's getting quite cluttered - nd possibly a new laundry basket. Definatly need a messanger bag. Going from work to school isn't gonna cut it for my purse, especially if I'll be carrying my kit with me.

Anyways, tutorials next week! Promise!


Monday, September 20, 2010

The Future is in Your Hands!!!

Hey lovlies!!

I swear. Anytime i write a blog, it's always either late at night or at work! Oh well, at least a blog is written. Right??

What's been going on lately??

Well, actually lots!! Exciting news!!

First i must tell you about my day - because it's serious becoming an awesome day!!

Woke up this morning nd had to call student loan because I'm looking into going back to school for makeup artistry. They said I should talk to the financial advisor with the school [which isn't what i was told on Friday ... hate getting the run around!!]

Whatever. Right? Right.

Going on with my day, I got my dad to find some electrical tape that I can have for makeup. Got a nice roll of red tape!

**For those who don't know, tape helps with sharp edges. Scotch tape will fall off because of skin's natural oils. Electrical tape is epic. Duct tape also works but career flaw on my dad's part, we have electrical tape**

I've been practicing different looks prior to tutorials because I don't wanna mess them up when filming **HiNT HiNT** They're looking pretty good. Also with practising I can see if they need to be adjusted somewhat.

A few:

"Storm" - this is what I wore today


"Water View" - if I get orange, it'll change to a parrot idea

"Colour Swipe" - this was influenced by something a model wore for MAC & Milk fashion show

I do have a neutral one nd a simple single colour with strong liner too. Those are coming nd i'll show you pictas of course.

I DO have vids - just simple ones - on my youtube.
Check it out. Rate, comment, subscribe!

So after doing my makeup I did mad cleaning - dishes, my room, etc - nd started to see Matt. Before I left, I noticed mail.

Swapped awhile ago for eyeshadow [] nd came in today! The sweetheart sent a purple MAC paints .... not sure how to use it but i'll find out :D Haha! Learning!

Dropped some books off before going to meet Matt. Yeh i hate the Book Market. 25 cents per book is crap.

Matt went to the bank then we headed to McD's for lunch. Meh. Hallowe'en spirit store next! Found some awesome things. May go back for fake lashes that have red gems in them before hallowe'en.

Decided to head downtown instead of just the reg mall. We wandered around for a few hours. Matt got his passport photo taken, i got nylons nd found an idea for my mum's xmas gift. It was feeling like probably one of my fave days that I've had in such a long time. Then it got better!

After downtown, I had to get cat food nd i decided to get hamster treats [pet photos coming soon - we have 4 pets in total] nd even though it's a HUGE book that I rarely get, i had to get this month's Elle book. Why? Kandee Johnson is in it!!
[ OR -]

Kandee is my hero! After watching videos - especially one she talks about her past nd how she went through all this stuff nd has come out basically on top - she quickly became my hero. Same profession [makeup artistry] so I feel like I'm viewing her as a mentor. Kandee really inspired me to go after my dream - ie; makeup artistry.

So ANYWAYS got home nd saw that my mum basically bought my costume! [okay I have to pay her back but that's beside the point] Claire's had an Alice in Wonderland accessories line to promote the movie nd everywhere I'd looked, all the items were already gone! Around where my mum works, they had stuff still! YAY!!! Top hat on a headband, tutu-style skirt nd glitter tattoos for the face. I pretty much already have the eyeshadows to go with the style of makeup I want to do.

Which is this:

The only thing I'm not entirely sure on HOW to do, is the little eye decales with liner. I can do x's nd possibly hearts. Not sure how to do a club.

Ah well, plenty of time to practise!

Anyways I should crash, between talking to my parents nd MSN going off so much it's taken me almost an HOUR to write this .... damn.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Time, Where Did You Go? Why Did You Leave Me Here .... Alone

After some thinking, I have decided that since I have NO idea what's going on with the Alberta job - the interviewer had such a pokerface! - that I figured it'd be best to think of a backup plan!

I have one somewhat set. Well technically 2 but both are in the same general idea.


It's my passion. It's my outlet. It's my love. It allows me to be creative and still work with people and everything! It's such an art and some people are AMAZiNG! Like Kandee Johnson! If you don't know who she is, idk what's wrong with you! Haha! She's seriously my idol.


Check her out.

There's lots of people on youtube who do makeup too but Kandee is def my fave!

I am quite lucky and happy that with my current job I can do varying style of makeup nd after seeing the pictas for MAC & Milk Fashion Show, I did my own version. Slightly different nd taken with iPhone, but you get the idea.

I think this may be a style you can only do with bright-ish colours. Not sure. Going to probably test out Sassy Grass with this style tomorrow.

Can't wait!! :D

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hating Countdowns So Bad!!

Good evening - night? - my lovlies!!

I'm currently sitting at my desk with hot chocolate [in the Cat in the Hat mug i stole from my mum], wearing a sweater nd fleece pj pants. Yes, i am freezing! Needless to say, autumn weather just snuck right up on us! Definatly the time to don the sweaters, cute boots nd hot chocolates!

Also the time of year we need to get serious about coats.

Fall coats are cute, but everyone needs a versitial coat that will take them somewhat into winter. I have a coat I got a couple years ago from Stitches [which is a very touch-nd-go store for me] nd it's a really nice brown coat. Warm. Not always great for serious winter, but generally i can wear it for awhile.

Mission: everyone go buy a coat! [water-proof!]

Personal mission: i need a decent coat that's warm nd water-proof. My fall coat isn't that water-proof, which makes things complicated on cold nd rainy days. You know the kind of days it's just crappy weather out nd you wanna stay in warm jammies nd watch movies or read all day? Well ... sometimes you need to go out. My point for a warm, water-proof jacket.

I actually almost had a video of today done. It would've been fine by now if Windows Movie Maker didn't fight with my QuickTime videos .... alas, i must find a new program that will allow me to edit QuickTime vids :[ Apparently QuickTime Pro is good, but idk.

Short version of today:
Got ready nd left in plenty of time.
Bus driver let me off at the wrong spot.
Got lost.
Back tracked like 4x
Finally got there.

For the record, this is the hotel that the interview

No idea what's up. The interviewer had a very good pokerface. [dead panned expression] I'll find out in 7 days [most like 6 days now cuz it's almost past midnight]

I hate waiting.

Headed to MAC nd Sephora today though!

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MakeUpForever HD Powder
Philosophy:Purity Cleanser [free sample]

Shock-a-holic [eyeshadow - "dare to wear"]
Sassy Grass [eyeshadow - "dare to wear"]
Tenderling [blush]

Still need to get a kabooki brush nd pencil brush. Guh!

Anyways .... vids soon!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

i was never big on dinosaurs

Tomorrow is a pretty important day.

Interview day.

Which is actually lucky for you people because I'm also doing "a day in the life" tomorrow!! You'll get to see my house, downtown Ottawa, nd other various places. It's gonna be a mish-mash of clips nd it'll make sence in the end ... I hope.

The past few days I've been whitening my teeth with Crest White Strips so they're looking quite sparkly :] Plus brushing nd flossing of course! It's just a nice thing. I have avoided anything that could stain my teeth nd drinking lots of water. Best not take any chances haha!

After my interview I wanna go to the mall nd check out MAC nd Sephora. I need a new blush because I dropped mine yesterday. It was low so that's no biggie. I rarely use that blush, but because of my friend's wedding in February I wanna get it. She may wear it. It's a nice soft blush called Tenderling for the record. I've also been debating on getting the Naked Palette from Sephora .... I need an eye primer anyways. Urban Decay primer potion seems good. Haven't heard/read any bad reviews so that's a bonus!

In other news, we think my mum's spider - Milika - might be dead. *tear* I was never a huge fan of her - or spiders in general - but still. She's like 6 or 7 yrs old, BUT I say 'might' because Yahoo Answers say she could be molting! We'll know in about 3 days for sure. I'm not sure what I'm hoping for honestly.

Tomorrow is going to be busy. Guess I should crash early??

Luck and love!
Katie Danger

I promise to do an "about me" soon!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

heading for a heart heart heart break!

It occured to me recently - okay, abt 10mins ago - that everyone has at least one person in their life that seems to have the ability to constantly break their heart. It can be an old significant other, a current signficant other, a family member or even a friend.

It happens to everyone and honestly, it's hard to make it easier .... especially if you're close to that person in some sort of way.

I keep getting shown WHY it'd be easier for me to leave. I'm not running away - i don't advocate that! - but i am hoping to leave so i can return with a fresh look at things.

I suggest to everyone that they take their one moment of heartache nd figure out a way to make it easier on themselves. A few suggestions would be to look at your personal goals, how can you make those happen? Try to distract yourself from what's hurting you and take that hurt and put it to something useful instead of making yourself feel worse!

Love and makeup
Katie Danger

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Brand New Start

As some of you many notice, I deleted past updates. I've only been writing this since January but so much has gone on that I had to delete them. I'm trying to move on from certain things that happened so I can move on and get on with my life.

I suppose this is going to be a blog about just that.
Moving on.

It's also going to be various day-to-day things nd vlogs. I'm on youtube. I'll be doing makeup vlogs soon too. Plus "day in the life" becuz i don't work nd i know i have lots to do.

My 1st makeup vlog is going to be simple. A basic everyday or - in my case - interview look. No bells, whistles, etc. Simple, plain, basic. Prob the best idea for a 1st makeup vlog, it's easy.

Actually I should mention why I'm restarting this vlog in September.

While out for dinner a couple weeks ago, Lori mentioned that September is like a brand new year [school starting, etc] but even though I'm not in school anymore [for now] I decided that it only makes sence. Yesterday was my 23rd bday nd now it's like a brand new year.

Here I am,
As perfect as I'm ever gonna be
You'll see
Love me for me
Stick around,
I'm not the kinda girl you wanna leave
You'll see
Love me for me

- Ashlee Simpson "Love Me For Me"

And here we go ...