Wednesday, June 29, 2011

FOTD and 12 Question Tag

Hey guys.  I'm trying to post more often which means more quick/easy posts.  Hopefully I'll get some reviews up soon.  I need a nice sunny day for good photographing lighting :]

Clinique cream liner in black, MAC Quiet, Please lipstick.

This is a look I did a few weeks ago.  I left my hair wavy and just did quick makeup.  Tom wanted to check out a "reptile rally" at a pet supplies store not far away.  I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but Tom really likes reptiles has a leopard gecko named Gin.  It's pronounced "geen" (like green with out the "r") as in Gin Ichimaru from the anime Bleach.  He's a cute little guy and he loves his mum.  I'll try to get a good picture of him.  Actually perhaps I'll do a post on all of our pets.  I just have my Daisy Mae, but Tom has Gin, Nova (a turtle) and Joanie ( a chubby dachshund).  Quite and interesting little collection.

Anyways, the "rally" was a bust as there wasn't anything interesting and Tom was convinced he knew more than the so called specialist.

12 Questions:

1. What do you order at Starbucks? I don't go there often, but when I do I get an Iced Chai 
2. What's one thing in your closet that you cannot live without? Hmm... leggings. 
3. What's one thing that most people probably wouldn't know about you? I'm a really big anime/manga fan.  I guess I don't come off as the "type" to like those things since people are always shocked when I tell them... 
4. Name one thing that you want to do before you die: Live in a foreign country.  Not just visit, actually live there for an extended period of time, not be a tourist.  
5. What's one food that you cannot live without? Frozen vegetables.  More often than not Tom and I heat up those steam packs of mixed vegetables and make rice for lunch. 
6. What quote/phrase do you live your life by? I don't really live by other people's quotes and things. I just try to be a good person by having honest intentions, not doing things to intentionally hurt people and not being afraid to stick up for and help others. 
7. What's your number one most listened to song on iTunes? Sunburn by Muse
8. What kind of style would you define yourself as having? very eclectic 
9. Favorite number: 8, very symmetrical... :]  i wonder if anyone will get that reference. 
10. Favorite books: I read a LOT so this is hard for me. I like anything David Sedaris writes.  The Awakening by Kate Chopin, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, The Moral Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, The Hunger Games series, The Hobbit, The Golden Compass series.  I could go on for days.  Maybe I'll put up a few book reviews.  As for manga I like Fruits Basket, Soul Eater, Ouran Host Club, etc. 
11. Favorite shows: Another tough one.  I like paranormal dramas like Medium and Ghost Whisperer.  Hmm, I like True Blood, Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, and Degrassi.  As for anime i'll give anything a try but ones I have kept watching/ finished are Bleach, Inuyasha, Soul Eater, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fruits Basket, Ouran Host Club, Sailor Moon, Mahoromatic.  I'm sure there are many more that I can't think of at the moment.
12. Guilty Pleasure: This summer it's been ice cream.  It's been to hot it just sounds so good on most days.  

Hopefully this post was at least slightly interesting.  Let me know if you do the tag or even if you find any common interests :] 

Monday, June 27, 2011


Here are some "nature" photos from my area.  In Ohio we have unpredictable weather and a drastic change between seasons.  Sometimes I wish I lived in another state where it's 70 degrees and sunny year round, but I have to admit that Ohio can be quite pretty.  These are just a few shots from last year that I figured I would share with you.

This was taken at Side Cut Metropark a few days after a storm.  The flooding had gone down quite a bit, but there were still little "pools" hanging around like these.  

Waves on Lake Erie.  This picture is deceptive, those waves were actually kind of high.  I remember this was a rather gloomy day.

This was taken on the UT campus while I was walking back to the car.  This past winter was SO cold, the trek to and from classes was horrible.  I had a red nose for months, but at least the snow and ice were pretty.

I hope you enjoyed this little peak into my area.  Do you enjoy the weather where you live?  Or are you dying to leave?

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Icing Frost Yourself

I haven't done a nail post in forever.  However than doesn't mean I haven't been wearing and buying copious amounts of polishes.  This is a polish I saw recently on Mean Girl Makeup and knew I had to have it.  It is a very pretty holographic glitter.  It has large hex glitter and smaller glitters as well.  In my pictures i have put on 3 coats, but it still wasn't opaque.  Next time I think I will use a base color and then build this up.  I really like how sparkly this polish is :]

Up close!

I wish my camera could capture how pretty this polish is! Perhaps it's time for a new camera?  

I hope everyone is having a lovely day!

Friday, June 24, 2011

MAC Surf Baby Haul

When I saw the first promo pics for the Surf Baby collection on Temptalia I wasn't that impressed.  I thought the packaging looked cheap and I didn't really think I would get anything.  Then I saw it in person.  Up close the packaging is actually very cute and has a slight shimmer.  I ended up getting Hibiscus lipstick, Gilded White powerpoint eye pencil and Gold-Go-Lightly studio careblend pressed powder.  I really just loved the shades of these products and thought they would all be something I would use often, especially in Summer.  

Cute packaging! 

Hibiscus is a perfect coral shade for summer.  I like that it's a cremesheen because there's no shimmer and it doesn't dry out my lips.  I really like this lipstick.  I should probably buy a backup.  

The Guilded White eye pencil isn't something that is incredibly unique but I really like the subtle gold sheen it gives and it's perfect for highlighting the inner corner of our eyes.  This is the first eyeliner I've tried by MAC and I must say I'm impressed.  I have a hard time finding pencil eyeliner that doesn't smudge on me (even with primer and setting it with eyeshadow) and this stuff stayed put all day!  I'll be trying more of these in the future. 

I don't usually wear bronzer, but as it's summer and I ended up loving the packaging of this collection I decided to get one.  Gold-Go-Lightly is the perfect shade for me.  It is gold/tan toned so it doesn't enhance the natural redness in my cheeks and it gives me the perfect amount of definition.  It isn't too dark or to sheer.  It is definitely buildable.  

Swatches (from top to bottom): Gold-Go-Lightly, Hibiscus, Gilded White

I really like everything I got from this collection.  I was going to get the My Paradise cheek powder, but I decided it was much too shimmery.  I loved the orangey portion though.  Did you get anything from this collection?  

Thursday, June 23, 2011

ABC's of Me tag and FOTD

Hey everyone!  It's been a hectic past few weeks for me!  I got new furniture and I've been trying to organize my bedroom and my art/makeup room.  There are still a few pieces of furniture I would like to replace but I haven't found anything suitable yet.  My sleep schedule has been horrible lately too.  I've been staying up till 6am and waking around 2pm O.O  I made myself get up early today though to get back on track and be even more productive.  So tonight I'm going to do a simple post, just an FOTD and a survey I saw on a few other blogs. o

This is a makeup look I did this Winter.  I think this was taken in February or March.  I used some MAC shadows on the lid, Ulta blush in Fame and MAC Quiet, Please lipstick.  It's very simple, I wore this look quite often during that time period.  

A. Age: 20
B. Bed size: Queen, I love it.  I sleep either all stretched out or curled in a ball so it's convenient :]  
C. Chore you hate: washing dishes, for sure!  
D. Day: hmm at the moment any day is good for me.  No school or work gives me the flexibility to do what I want on most days.  Lately I've been organizing like crazy. 
E. Essential start to your day: brushing my teeth and putting on moisturizer. 
F. Favourite colour: lavender, turquoise, and yellow
G. Gold or Silver: either.  My skintone in pretty neutral so I can wear both.  Lately I have been reaching for gold though. 
I. Instruments: I have a keyboard and an acoustic guitar, but I can't play either of them.  One of my goals for this summer is to learn. 
J. Job title: student 
K. Kids: I don't have any and I'm not sure if I want them in the future.  Maybe.  
L. Live: Toledo, Ohio.  It can be oh so boring here though :[ 
M. Mum’s name: Carol  
N. Nicknames: Meg, Weeble, Weebs, M&M, sweetheart, sugarbritches, various sweets and pastry pet names that my boyfriend calls me.  
O. Overnight hospital stays: Infected chicken pox in my mouth when I was very small and getting my adenoids taken out.  
P. Pet peeve: the term "pet peeve" and narrow minded people. 
Q. Quote from a movie: haha anything from Scary Movie 3.  I'm always spitting out lines from that movie.  Hilarious. 
R. Right or left handed: right 
S. Siblings: Carlos and Tanya, both older than me. 
T. Time you wake up: usually around noon, unless I have school. 
U. Underwear: anything comfy and cute. 
V. Vegetables you dislike: Hmm this is a hard one, I like most vegetables.  I disliked eggplant the one time I cooked it, but perhaps it was my fault.  
W. What makes you run late: picking out what to wear and putting on my makeup
X. X-Rays you’ve had: lots, most of them when I was rather young so I don't remember specifics. 
Y. Yummy food you make: Palak daal, vegetarian shepherd's pie, roasted cauliflower...I like to cook. 
Z. Zoo: The Toledo Zoo.  It's pretty nice, you should go if you have the opportunity to. 

Let me know if you decide to do the tag, I'd love to read it :]