My little cousin Adan playing with boyfriend. This is too adorable not to share.
My cactus is almost blooming!
Today we adopted this cutie pie. He is approximately 3 years old and a Holland Lop. I named him Cornelius Blitzflop McFluffy.
I’d been wanting a rabbit for the longest time! I’m so glad I adopted him because his previous family could no longer keep him.
I’m going to love the shit out of him. He shall be my spoiled little bunny.
Whenever I think about my makeup look the word “minimalist” comes to mind.
I love makeup. But I don’t love it enough to spend longer than ten minutes doing my makeup. Or even doing anything too complex. I stick to whatever works for my face best. Here it is.
You may notice that I do not wear foundation. I love how nice foundation makes my face look but I feel like it clogs my pores and my skin cannot breathe. I have better looking skin without wearing foundation so that’s why I’ve never really bothered. Unlike concealer.
- Concealer: A concealer is a must have for me. Because I have dark circles. Just remember to apply it with a brush or dab it on there with a makeup sponge. Don’t use your fingers since the area under your eyes is super sensitive and we all want to avoid wrinkles, right?
- Eyeshadow: In the 9 years that I have been wearing makeup I have come to learn that wearing kind of a light eyeshadow brings out my eyes a little more. It even makes my eyelashes look darker so that’s always a big plus!
- Eyeliner: Some days I skip wearing eyeliner and I hardly ever wear bottom eyeliner. But when I do I use my trusty e.l.f liquid eyeliner!
- Mascara: Have always loved it. Will always love it. Sometimes when I need to run a quick errand and have no time for makeup I will still wear mascara. It’s that awesome, amiright?
- Eyebrows: I never filled in my eyebrows until I realized that it actually makes a HUGE difference. For the better. So I started filling them in. I’m still not quite good at it but I’m learning through trial and error. I use the e.l.f eyebrow kit.
- Blush/Bronzer: Blush is also something I never really used because I’m the kind of person that has a natural blush. But I just started wearing it because I wanted more blush and a bronzer is ideal for summer days. I think it looks quite lovely
- Lipstick: I love lipstick more than I love puppies. Ok, not really that much but almost just as much. In fact, if I had $1,000 to spend on lipstick I would do it. Oh yeah, totally possible. The cheapest lipstick I bought was .74 cents. The most expensive will be Tom Ford when I get married. I think lipstick seals the deal. Even if you’re just wearing mascara..you put on lipstick it transforms you. But it’s ok if you don’t like it. You can still look fabulous without it.
There it is. My every day cosmetics. Also, don’t forget your moisturizer and your suncreen!! It’s crucial for good healthy skin. We must protect it from the sun with an SPF that’s 30-40 and re-apply it every couple of hours. You should aim for lotion (not the spray kinds) and try staying away from the Sport suncreen’s for they are known to have toxins. We’re trying to avoid skin cancer by wearing it, it shouldn’t also be toxic.
If you wear makeup or you don’t…who cares. As long as you’re happy.
If I said I was obsessed with tropical things that would be an understatement.
Think palm trees, think bright lips, think flamingo’s, bright colors and bright prints.
It all started with The Birdcage. I’m surprised I’m not packing my bags to go to Florida.
If you haven’t already seen that movie I suggest you do. It’s my second favorite movie of all time (Sabrina, 1954, is still my #1) and it’s HILARIOUS!! I’m constantly quoting Hank Azaria’s character.
"Are choo afraid of my Guatemaleness? My natural heat"
Thank goodness it’s summer. Bright colors are so much fun!
Wow. Time flies! Here’s my No Poo update!
I still use Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve Mud and Clay shampoo bar. I still love it just as much as I did when I first started using it. And to be honest I’m scared to try something else. What if I don’t like it? I know. I’ll never know til I try. So maybe I’ll try something new…eventually.
Obviously, still using Apple Cider Vinegar. The smell goes away. It shouldn’t stick to your hair but sometimes after I wash my hair I’ll have boyfriend telling me he can briefly smell it. One thing I’ve noticed is that my hair will never smell funky. Even after day 5 or day 6 it never smells dirty. So if anyone is wondering, “Wait a second, so you don’t wash your hair for 6/7 days..doesn’t it smell bad?” Nope. It doesn’t. At least mine never has.
One thing I did start doing is brushing my hair in the shower. I find that it’s easier to untangle it inside of the shower than when I get out.
Also, I’ll occasionally wash it with Baking Soda. Just because. I feel like the baking soda cleans it and strips my hair from icky stuff better than my shampoo bar.
Since starting the no poo method I’ve noticed that my hair doesn’t get as frizzy as it once did. And how splendid is it going 4 days without getting oily and weird. I never dreamed of doing that when I was using regular shampoo. It’s quite neat.
For those of you that are considering the no poo method and aren’t so sure because the idea of going a week without washing your hair terrifies you..here’s my advice.
The reason why I started the no poo method was because I didn’t want to continue using harsh chemicals on my hair. I wanted something more natural. So if you think that way but you don’t want to go days without washing you can use the no poo techniques but wash your hair as often as you please. You can use the baking soda at first then just switch to shampoo bars later (if you’d like). Wash whenever you want.
No one is to tell you you’re not doing it right or wrong. Do whatever works for you.
Like myself, ideally I can go 5 days without washing. The rest I can’t make it. Because my hair get’s oily from the roots and eh. I’d just rather wash it then.
With some things there really isn’t a right or wrong way.
Things You Need
- Dog Collar
- Sewing needle
I used my other dog’s old dog collar. You can use any Nylon collar. You can even go buy one at the 99 cent store if you don’t have one on hand.
What I did is fold the end (big enough so you know it can fit your seat belt) and sew it. It was easy and simple. Requires a little strength from your thumb but it’s manageable.
Other DIY’s that I saw you’re supposed to take the little buckle off but to be honest I felt a little lazy so I left it. So I ended up hooking the carabiner to it. Y’see, it all worked out in the end.
If you do this you’ll be saving yourself $15-$20 compared to retail prices. And your doggie will be nice and safe.
I cannot begin to express how incredibly obsessed I am with pastel hair. It all started when I saw this picture
Remember the wedding I attended and blogged about? Well check out these amazing photographs!! Everything about them is perfect!
I’ve had a lot of hobbies through out my lifetime. But then again I’ve had many phases. I’m just that kind of person. Contrary to popular belief, I love to try new things and I like to challenge myself. That’s why I need stimulating conversations with people about philosophy or Grey’s Anatomy and so on. I have a fire-y mind.
My mother got tired of my phases. Since my hobbies usually cost her money. Ceramic painting classes, Tae-Kwon-Do, Guitar lessons, bass guitar lessons, drum lessons, part time plus size modeling and so on.
She now claims that I’ll get over it. Why even bother anymore? Just recently I’ve realized WTF! WHY BOTHER? IT’S CALLED LIVING. Trying new things. That’s how you find out what you like, what you don’t like and what you can care less about. You also have the chance to say I’VE DONE THAT! Good times.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not trying to bad-mouth my mother because at the end of the day she’s very supportive of me and my goals and “dreams”. No matter how crazy then can get. It’s just the littler things that she’s like “over” it.
Now that I’m older I have my own money (insert broke-girl joke in here). I can try as many new things as I please. Someday I’ll get my motorcycle license (so I tell myself every year as summer approaches). I also want to learn how to shoot. Boyfriend is a Marine, I’m sure he can give me pointers.
My point is…
You should do the things you want.
Get hobbies. As many as you want. Try new things. Why not?!
That’s why today I spontaneously bought a calligraphy pen.
Sure I suck but practice makes perfect.
Not to mention my watercolor obsession. How can you not be obsessed with watercolor! It’s super pretty.
So maybe this will lead nowhere or maybe it will lead me to where I should be. You never know until you try.
The smallest things are the ones that count the most.
Every time I’m thinking of buying new cosmetics the same questions arise.
Do they test on animals?
Do they have animal ingredients?
Do they contain toxins?
So companies will regulate their ingredients to meet other countries standards and will still sell their “other” product in the United States.
And that’s how we end up absorbing 5 lbs of toxins a year.
This is ridiculous! Knowing that makes me question everything and every cosmetic company.
They might not be testing on animal but what about all those toxins that have been linked to cancer?
Re-painted our old mailbox with chalk paint. I love how it turned out!