I won’t bore you with the details of my absence as I’ve already mentioned them before, so instead I’ll just say “hi!” and share a tragic tale of going down the eyeliner rabbit hole.
This started out innocent enough.
I thought I’d do a cat eye and nude lip today. And so, I got out my eyeliner and lipstick, then figured a nice peachy blush and bronzer would be good, to complete the whole 1960s vibe I was going for. Nice. Simple. Easy to execute. Anne Helm-esque.
HELLO, I’m still alive, just not very active – as you can see! Still, I do read y’all’s blogs every now and then, and I’m still alive, if eaten up by college and a lack of interest in beauty products (it’s still there… it just comes in phases).
That being said, for anyone who remembers me and is interested in what’s been happening, here’s a post for you!
I’m still working on my room. I know, right? A two week project stretched out for 8 more months. Insanity. Last time I updated you guys, I had just put the drywall up in my room. There was still a ton left to do – and here it is now!
Drywalling went a million times slower than was expected, but I’m not totally surprised, because did I mention that I live in an old house? Not as easy as cut and screw into studs because not only did every piece had to be cut pretty particularly (often we’d go from, say, 10″ on one end to 10 1/2″ on the other), but there were issues with rotted studs and our own running out of drywall/not having the same thickness of drywall (we used some brand new, others were pieces that had been laying around in the kitchen for years).
It ended up looking a little cobbled together, but I still think it’ll look nice after I apply a five lb layer of mud to every single square inch. 😀 Living in an old house means you don’t get perfectly smooth walls, so this is a fact I’m going to have to live with for the next 6 years. It still looks better than before, and now it’s more or less all things I can do myself (minus the electrical bits), so it’ll be fun. My mother and aunt were the ones who screwed in all the drywall (as well as doing most of the measuring and cutting), and I can’t tell you how wonderful they are for doing that, as I am painfully incompetent with a drill.
So, dedicate this post to my parent’s awesome hard work. 😀
It’s been hard for me to get too into makeup when I’ve been mostly thinking about the fun of remodelling and general DIYing. That being said, since I last posted, this is what I’ve gotten done (for the two people who will read this out of polite interest, and my own preservation!).
Hey all! I’ve been seriously AWOL, and while I have no excuse (people can blog with brand new babies, but I’m lucky if I can get my ass to do laundry :P), I thought this would be a good time to show you all what I’ve actually been up to since January.
(Yeesh, I wrote this two months ago… I never uploaded it, though, I took Swerve and Poison with me on a trip, and it, along with some of my nice makeup, got stolen/lost at the airport. =/ Absolute bummer. I’ll have to order another one soon. So, slightly updated post, just ignore the lack of Swerve and Poison)
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a makeup review, much less a ColourPop review! In spite of their rapid-fire releases as of late, I’ve held back. Nothing too new here, and some even discontinued, as a matter of fact. For shame! Onward.
Aaaahaa!! I hardly ever review something while it’s still sorta new, so this is a big “huzzah” moment for me!
Alright, quick background in case if you haven’t heard it yet: Milani released these limited edition liquid lipsticks back in late 2015 as exclusives to Walgreens, and they were sold out before a lot of people had a chance to get them. The original shades are now discontinued, but for Spring 2016, they released a whole new 18 shades, a few being dupes for the old ones. I grabbed five of em.
Liquid lipstick is certainly the trend nowadays, and I’m surprised by how many budget friendly options have appeared! As someone who loves lipstick but hates constantly reapplying after leaving the big red “Zovesta Has Been Here” sign on every glass, liquid lipsticks are something I thought I’d dig. Not so much at first, after sampling a few different formulas. Now? It’s safe to say they’ve taken over my lipstick wardrobe.
Liquid lipsticks are, in short, lipstick you apply like a gloss that dries down to a budge-proof, or mostly budge-proof finish, and are normally matte. Personally, I’d like to see a liquid lipstick that has a glossy finish and is budge-proof, but that’s probably just a little impossible! Nevertheless, the matte finish is only too fashionable nowadays anyway (one of these days, the frosty lips trend will come back, and when that day comes, I’ll be waiting…).
So, seeing as how much I love this new trend and comparison posts, here’s a round-up of every liquid lipstick I own, and a comparison between them!
The last and final day! I had an extremely hard time picking which quote to use here, so I’ll put in a bonus one. The rules…
Post 1 quote a day for 3 days (can be your own or from other sources)
Nominate 3 bloggers to participate per post
Thank the person who nominated you
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – MLK, Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. continues to be an inspiration today, and words really can’t describe the respect he deserves. He is too often portrayed as just standing off to the sidelines and preaching love and his dreams, rather than the clear-headed activist he really was. He was bold, brave, wise, kind, incredibly astute, and drew the best kind of inspiration from his religion. His fate was a great American tragedy.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be Monday, January 18th in 2016, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t respect and honour him the rest of the year. While doing that, don’t forget to remember a civil rights activist that we too often skip over: Claudette Colvin.
And here’s the bonus quote:
“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” JFK, John F. Kennedy.
There’s a lot you can say about JFK and his brother, RFK. I don’t want to drag this on too long, so I’ll just say that they were trying to achieve good goals and their ends were tragic. This quote in particular is a good bit of wisdom to remember: we shouldn’t make changes only when the severity of the situation is crushing us. In times of peace, when changes can be made easily, is when we should be pushing for change.