Thursday, October 27, 2011

moving stress

Hey Everyone!

So my last post was just a countdown widget. Sorry I didn't post much!

Our moving date is December 3rd and we've booked the elevator for noon. I am unbelievably stressed right now. There's so much to pack and I've barely started. What I have done is go through a ton of stuff and either trashed or given away stuff. I've used 2 boxes for soft cover books.

We've actually got a lot of stuff. His parents gave us these metallic dipped leaves for decoration, and I have a picture plus a mirror. Matt bought me a Marilyn Monroe poster from his school because he knows I like her. My dad caved and bought us the Fantom Power Pet vaccuum. My mum's lending a bunch of curtains for the place and bought us cutlery and a mattress cover. [just in case because it's a new place] My nana is giving us a bunch of towels and face cloths, possibly sheets too. We're going to her place for the typical Christmas buffet thing she does - my parents, Matt plus my aunt, uncle nd cousin - so we'll get the stuff then.

We've figured that we're probably going to have the house-warming in January because December is way too hectic. Plus Angel - my cat - is going to brought here in early January.

Now for a few photos. Makeup from yesterday and the stack of boxes - only a few are being used currently.

First of all, the trunk that most of this stuff is on is full of curtains, kitchen things and dvd's
The purple box is the vacuum - Fantom Power Pet - and on top is utencils and a muffin tray [kept it out with intention of making cupcakes soon]
Beside that is 2 Dole boxes - those are filled with books.
Everything else is empty so far.

Anyways, that's about it.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Exciting news!

It's official. Matt and I move!

Here's my countdown widget:

So excited!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hallowe'en, Facebook Joy, Secrets

Hey Everyone!

Just a quick update on everything going on.

Hallowe'en is coming up! Matt and I might be going to a party put on by his work BUT we're not sure of details. I keep telling him that we need to know ASAP because of costumes, etc. I have a few ideas on what I want to be, but it depends on pricing in the end. I really want to get a few wigs while they're decently priced.

Couple ideas of my costumes are bumblebee, ladybug, Alice in Wonderland or Cleopatra. The Alice one I'm not thrilled with from the site, but I'm hoping it's decent in person.

Something else that I recently realized is that 3 females on my facebook are expecting their first child! [I actually had to double check it was still only 3 people because most of my fb friends have kids] I'm so excited for them!
Anna asked me - while I was telling her who is expecting - when Matt and I are going to have kids. Of course she was joking, but most of our friends have children [yeh, more than one]
Honestly, Matt and I have talked about this multiple times and I was the one who stated that if I had my choice, I'd rather be married before having kids. Of course, nothing goes to plan but we're not trying to have kids.

Also, no I am not engaged. Just because Matt and I have spoken about this, doesn't mean it'll happen.

I know a few people have wondered about the fact that Matt and I are keeping a secret, but it's neither pregnancy nor engagement. So that should narrow it down and once we know for sure, it will be chaos. We're both having a hard time keeping this quiet but we are because nothing is 100% - just family knows right now.

All is good otherwise, Matt is scheduled to finish school in December and his job has said they're keeping him on full-time afterwards.

All in all, this is exciting times!
Keep up ;]


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

change is in the air

Hey everyone!

I know some of you followers/readers are on my facebook and/or twitter, so maybe you already know? I mentioned this more on twitter actually.

Change is coming

My blog will probably be changing in a few ways by New Years [ie; 2012] for a few reasons.
1 - layout
I've been talking to my lovely boyfriend about helping me do some customization for my blog layout and stuff. Make it more acceptable to the eye. He does coding for a living, so he's going to help me figure out what's good and what'll work. I've got to figure out what I can do for a banner with photoshop [which I don't have ...] I'll figure something out

2 - posts
Actually, this is somewhat of a brief announcement but nothing is set in stone - YET! We're actually looking at moving at the end of November and because of this, I'll probably be lacking in posts for December, between crazy xmas plans, shoppers and the possibility of no internet .... it'll be hard to post. Unless I can figure out how to switch the internet from being at my parents, to the new place [since parents don't really need the net] then I'll be able to post.

3 - change of posts
Since I'm moving, I may not be posting about the same stuff as before. I'll try to keep it pretty similar. My goal is that this is a beauty blog, but it's somewhat more personal than that. I'm aware. It'll change.

So that's pretty much the biggest changes you'll see coming up. Now for answering the question most people have been asking me:
What are you doing for Hallowe'en costume/makeup? And are you going to do a video?

Ha ha, I love people sometimes! I know last year I promised a video and I did do it BUT it turned out awful. I procrastinated so much, I couldn't re-do the video. This year I'm going to try and do last year's idea at the very least. I'm not 100% what I'm doing for my costume this year but I need to figure it out soon because Matt's work is possibly having a Hallowe'en party. I've got a couple ideas for makeup, but again it depends on the costume.

I'll probably do a video of some sort about that also. Hunting for a costume I mean ...

I've been quite stuck for makeup ideas lately, so I spoke with Ronnnie [aka bowsandcurtseys] about some suggestions. there was a shirt I really wanted to wear, and I wanted to also rock some red lips. So she suggested a simple eye with cat liner.

Beautiful suggestion and very classic. Here's what I went to work with that day!

Also I wanted to try something new with my nails.

I took "Cowardly Lyin" from China Glaze and "Hot Coco" from Essie and got this gorgeous look.

To get this look is really easy.
Take "Hot Coco" and put 2 coats on all fingers you want. Make sure it's completely dry, then take a "Cowardly Lyin" and put a relatively thin coat on top. As if you're doing "Shatter" or "Crackle" look. Let dry, put top coat on and you're done. Simple.

No, that is not an engagement/wedding right. The one with hearts is the Daughter's Pride ring my parents got me, the plain silver band is something I found. I wear it there to even out rings on both sides of my hands.

For those who aren't Canadian, this past weekend was Thanksgiving. Saturday I worked closing shift, but Sunday Matt and I went to his mum and step-dad's place. There was about 9 of us [Matt's mum, step-dad, grandparents, step-grandparents, his brother, Matt and I] and we were so lucky it was beautiful weather.

I got a few new shirts [upcoming haul, promise!] and wore one on Sunday. It's purple and black, but to get the contrast colour right Matt took a photo of me and inverted it. Ended up doing a yellow and green look.

I was considering doing a video on this look, but then I realized that I've done a video on basically the same thing. Yes my technique has improved, but it'd be just repeating itself. Only difference is that I used different colours and there's black liquid liner on top lash line. No "eldorado" or "mildew" used in the above photos. Otherwise, the same. Same idea I guess.

Monday was Thanksgiving at my house.

I swear, between both days I really needed to workout today. I did and I'm glad I got to do 40mins before pain started.

Anyways, I'm off. This is a long enough blog, haha!

Love and makeup,

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

music, books, and reviews

Hey everyone!

Between work and home/family things, I really haven't been up for doing any blogging. No I won't get into it, but put it this way ... it's been difference and maybe concerning.

Although work has been good. Keeping busy and the past few days I've gotten better at balancing at end of my shift. Which is great! I've been wearing a lot of the same makeup daily. Retrospeck on lids and Caviar Dreams on crease. Then a white for highlight. Of course black liquid liner on top and some sort of lip colour, but really I haven't been up for doing much. Don't know why.

I've also been dealing with allergies and possibly a sinus infection. I use a lot of tiger balm and eye drops. I use to do Neti-Pot [which is absolutely brilliant and amazing!] Apparently things are failing me. Reactin and Benadryl [both allergy and sinus!] don't work anymore either. I AM RUNNiNG OUT OF OPTiONS!!! Blarg.

So I've actually got a few [unpaid] reviews coming up soon. One is going to be on makeup wipes. So far only tried 3 but I want to get more to review, then everyone has a better idea. Out of the ones I've tried, I'm only impressed with one of them. Not saying which yet, but 2 are name brands and one is dollar store brand. You'll see when I do it! :D I'm not sure which it'll be on, blog or video. I'll figure it out.

2 other things that I'll probably mention in the same video are:
"Siberia" by Lights cd
Run Down
Lights is a Canadian artist. This is her 2nd cd and she does a lot of electro-pop. There's everything from love songs to dance songs. Most have a message behind them. I just got the cd today so I haven't heard all the songs yet, but I know "Toes" is really addictive. She's super cute also.

Below is the video for "Toes"

This gives you an idea of her music.

Now for the other review I'll be doing.

Gossip Girl - Psycho Killer

Re-imagination of the original book by Cecily von Ziegesar only over the top gore. But it's so over the top, it's funny. Best way to describe it so far is like Dexter but funny.

This is the book store's synopsis for it [yes i'm copy+pasting]:
Welcome to New York City''s Upper East Side, where my friendsand I live, go to school, play, and sleep-sometimes with eachother. It's a luxe life, but someone's got to live it . . . until they die.

So begins Gossip Girl, Psycho Killer, a re-imaginedand expanded slasher edition of the first groundbreakingGossipGirlnovel, featuring all new grisly scenes and over-the-top gore by #1New York Times bestselling author Cecily von Ziegesar.

Just as in the original story, Serena returns from boarding school hoping to make amends with her BFF Blair Waldorf--things just haven't been the same since Nate Archibald came between them. But here's where our dark tale takes a turn: Serena decides that the only way for her to make things right with Blair is to eliminate Nate. If that means killing him, well, c'est la vie. Her attempted murder doesn't go unnoticed by Blair, however, who isn't about to let Serena kill whoever she wants-not when there'sCyrus Rose and Chuck Bass and Titi Coates and everyone else who's ever irritated Blair to get rid of first . . . .

American Psycho's Patrick Bateman has met his match in Manhattan's newest, most fabulous trendsetting serial killers, Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen.

Weird and messed up, right? Well once I finish I'll be able to explain better.

I plan on doing a video soon. Tag vids for now since I'm not really makeup-video inspired. I may try to do one for Hallowe'en but I need my costume first. There's a few ideas I'll probably do.

Okay well until next time!

Enjoy this beautiful fall weather while you can!