Spring Makeup Look

Hey guys,
It’s spring! Well with an exception of the snow storm yesterday. I mean it was mostly wind, but it was so bad… It made needing to go into town for cat food a bit distressing.  But it’s nice and sunny today and it’s even meant to get up into the 70s this weekend.

For this look I started with Maybelline Fit me foundation. Then I used Pixel concealer 03 where I need a little extra coverage, and 02 to brighten up under my eyes. Then I attempted a soft contour with the NYX Pro contour palette. Seriously at some point I’m going to figure out how to properly contour my face. On my cheeks I used Dirty Little Secret Blush in Kitty Pink. And for my lips I used Rimmel London Lasting Finish lipstick in 28. Because my eyes were going to be bright I wanted the rest of my face to be pretty soft and subtle.

For my eyes, I started with Coconut from Too Faced Christmas in new York palette as an all over base. Then I used Violet Cassis from the same palette. After that I took NYX High Definition Blush in Electro and blended it through my crease and a bit on my lower lash line. Then I went back to the too faced palette and applied a tiny bit of Cookies and Cream the my outer corner and blended it in and a little through the crease and lower lash line. I finished my eyes with a gel liner from Kiss, and Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.

I love bright colors especially for spring, and I was so happy to find an excuse to use the bright purple that came in my too faced palette. I hope you enjoyed this pot if you did share it with a friend. You can also share you favorite colors for spring in the comments or contact me through any or my social media accounts. (Top right side bar)




Control

Hey guys.

This has been on my mind for a while.  The other day, I received a message on facebook, a video of sheep being mistreated.  The reason it was sent was because we were talking, and a brand that I use and love has keratin in it that “comes from sheep’s wool, after they get a shearing.  No animals are harmed for or in the production of our items.” (Taken from their website) The products aren’t tested on animal either.  She doesn’t seem to believe that it’s possible that a brand could possible teat the animals kindly.  It is possible to sheer a sheep with out hurting it, and keratin is great for your hair

Anyway.  I get this awful video that I don’t want to see then she tells me that it’s graphic, and then little bit of back and forth of her giving me a hard time, because I believe that it’s possible for brands who get things from animals to do it kindly.  Fine, call me naïve, because I like to think that there are good people. Let me live in my happy bubble.

Although tbf She’s also pretty Naïve, and living in a bubble. To believe every thing she sees on the internet.  Then to assume that if one person is bad, then every one it.  Some of the things that she’s shared on FB on animal abuse have been proven to be false. Videos can be cut and pieced back together to make it look like people are being cruel.  Photos can be photo shopped, and stories and be interpreted to mean what you want.  If I wanted to make a point I would with out a second thought exaggerate, and manipulate  things to work in my way.

The point of this is not for me to vent or complain, or to even imply that someone’s being mean to me online. It’s about remembering that I have control over who interacts with me online. I get to decide that if you’re being disrespectful I don’t have to listen to it. I blocked her after I told her I was done talking about, said good bye and clicked block.

I think a lot of people forget that, I know I have. You end up with people on your friends list that you don’t actually want on there, or that you shouldn’t have on there. You know those people who post things that just kind of ruin your day, but you really can’t delete them for whatever reason. Maybe that’s just me.

So if someone is sending you something you don’t like, or being rude or disrespectful the easiest thing to do is block them.




A De-Stressing Evening.

Hey guys,

Going to a store makes me very anxious.  I think that’s why I buy so much candy, because anxiety=candy…  Right?  Right.  Any way this weekend I went to Saginaw with my mom, Ash and Linkin. If going to a basically empty store makes me anxious going to the mall in a much bigger area is awful. So Saturday was very difficult.

I knew I was going to struggle at the mall, and other stores.  So to try to make it as easy as possible for me I pulled out my necklace that I had glued fleece to the back of and added a couple of drops of lavender oil.  Lavender oil helps so much with anxiety.  It doesn’t take it away, but if anxiety was a group of people, about half of them are too busy off smelling flowers, and can’t tell me that something’s wrong.  Saturday wasn’t spent with out feeling anxious, but it was easier.  I think the only time I really struggled was when we went for dinner, I know I was very very spacy.

When I got home I knew I still needed to de-stress a bit.  So I decided to take a warm bath, with a Da Bomb bath fizzer.  I used the “F” Bomb, which is a lavender bath fizzer that turned my water a lovely shade of purple.  Once the bathbomb dissolved I found a note saying ” You don’t have to control your thought.  You just have to stop letting them control you.”  I thought that was nice.  Also a little while ago I used a cake scented one and I found a little plastic donut in the tub.  I also put on the Three Times Sublime face mask by Formula 10.0.6.

Then while the mask was drying and I was soaking in the tube I brought my ipad to catch up on my favorite Youtube videos. RN I’ve been watching a lot of Louise’s vlogs. (SprinkleofChatter)  I don’t know what it is, but there is something so calming about watching how what someone else does in a day or week, and not having to focus on your day.

After that I used PJ’s All Day body scrub from Posh and PJ’s All Day body butter, because why not exfoliate and moisturize.  These lavender infused products are amazing.  I love the smell how well they work. Plus with the lavender in them they have the added benefit of a soothing and comforting scent. Then I went to sleep.

I know how it sounds, but my day wasn’t bad.  I had a great time shopping with my mom, sister, and nephew. It’s just that Anxiety doesn’t care if you’re having a good time it will still creep in and make it difficult.  Which is the main reason I suffer and struggle with my anxiety as I do.  Because since I have a very close family, I don’t want them to not be to do something that they want because I can’t.  So I push myself further than I should and spend too much time asleep the next day.  Last weekend I was mostly ok, the lavender oil in my necklace helped so much.  I was still stressed and needed to relax a bit to fall asleep.

How do you relax and de-stress after a long day? Tell me in the comments, because I am always looking for new ways as I am always beyond stressed.




Every day look ft Smashbox

Hey guys,

I have been loving Smashbox’s Cover Shot Eye Palette.  I’d been using it a lot lately. I love how well these eye shadows blend together so well, which makes it quick and easy to use.  So I thought I would tell you about it and show you a very natural,

So I started by mixing Pixels Triple Boost Gel foundation with Revlon ColorStay foundation. The Pixel foundation is too dark, but I also wanted to add a little bit of color to my skin. Then I used Nyx Highlight and Contour Pro Palette to contour and highlight. Then I used Dirty Little Secret blush in Kitty Pink. Then I used Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Rosé on my lips.

For my eyes, I started with “Preview” as a base all over my eyes.  Next I blended “Publisher” all through my crease.   After that I took “Werk It” over the rest of my eyelid, and “Angel” in my outer corner and along my lower lash line and then I just blended it all in. Then I took Kiss Gel Eyeliner Which is kind of cool because it comes with a stencil to create one of the many perfect wing effects. I couldn’t figure out how to hold it and fill it in at the same time. I promise at some point I will work out how to do winged eyeliner. Then I finished the look with Pixel Triple Boost Mascara.

I am loving this look. I love how natural, and simple it is.




Weekly update March 20

Hey guys,

This week went great! Sharon came back from her week off. She had gotten her tonsils removed the week before. So this week she was sore and grumpy, but we had a more laid back kind of week.  There was a bit more TV time, and plenty of morning naps.  The snow came back Tuesday we got about a foot of it.  I am tired of the snow, I miss the sun and I want to go to the beach! Friday I went with Ashley and Taylor to see Beauty and the Beast.  It was amazing.  Probably the best movie I’d seen in along time.  I love that it kept the songs, from the original Disney cartoon.

I know better then to go to the movies on the first day it comes out.  I don’t normally go to the movie theaters.  I always feel very anxious in them, and can never sit through a whole movie with out getting up at least once.  I can’t sit through a movie, I don’t think I ever have.  That’s not true I did make it through the Fault in our Stars.  I think we saw that one on like a Sunday afternoon or something.

When my anxiety gets bad, I get real fidgety, and I can’t focus.  When we went to see Allegiant my anxiety was so bad that I couldn’t focus on the movie at all, and it was like I hadn’t seen the movie at all.  I don’t know why my brain just stops working properly. Though if my brain worked properly it wouldn’t have me convinced that I am not breathing when I know that I am.

Yea I literally forget how to breath when my anxiety gets bad.  I don’t hyperventilate  I just forget to breath.  It feels like I have a rubber band wrapped around my lungs and hurts to breath at all, but I catch my self just not breathing.  It’s weird, and I don’t understand it. How can you forget to do something that is supposed to be natural and automatic? I don’t know but I do…

How was your week and weekend?  Have you seen Beauty and the Beast yet?