Tag Archives: Beautiful

1,001 Beautiful things: Day 8

5 Mar

Clean sheets — I always sleep so much better that first night after my sheets are washed. I have no idea why, because I wash my sheets once a week, and I usually shower before bed. It isn’t like I ever allow my sheets to get nasty, but there is something amazing about curling up in warm, freshly laundered sheets that makes me happy.

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1,001 Beautiful Things: Day 7

4 Mar

Friday. Friday is a beautiful, beautiful thing. I get to sleep in tomorrow! Friday means that classes are over, and all I have to worry about is getting to bed, and contemplating what I’m going to do tomorrow night. It means that maybe, I will wake up in the morning and not have my nose all messed up! Yay!

Friday. A beautiful thing.

1,001 Beautiful Things: Days five and six

3 Mar

I’m attempting to die at the moment, and I fell asleep with my computer last night! I’m drinking lots of tea and overdressing like mad to maintain my usual all-out speed, but I’m soooo ready for the weekend!

#5: Mailing out something of importance. Yesterday I mailed out my transfer application to Georgetown University. I’m at a community college at the moment, and I’m a bit nervous about my chances of being accepted. However, I’m almost relieved that it is out of my hands, although I keep remembering about a billion and a half things I could have/should have added to make it stronger.

It is finished, and now I sit and panic.

#6: Dinosaur egg oatmeal. I don’t like oatmeal, but my siblings love it. I walked out to the kitchen to get coffee this morning, and my sister was heating water. I saw her bowl on the table, and her oatmeal had little speckled eggs on it. I watched her pour the water and stir it in, and then something awesome happened: The eggs hatched into little dinosaur shapes. It was adorable.

These are the things that make life beautiful.

1,001 Beautiful Things: Day Four

1 Mar

That clean face feeling.

I love makeup — the ritual of it in the morning, going out and feeling like I look good.

I love removing it at the end of the day more.

I am a night person, and I tend to remove my makeup as soon as I get all of my “official” business done — classwork, etc. After my makeup is off, my teeth are brushed, and my moisturizer/lip balm has been applied the night becomes mine. I relax, post here, and read other blogs. It is a huge part of my wind-down time at night, and I miss it on those nights I get lazy.

I curl up in bed, smell the lightly herbal scent of my moisturizer, and smile.

Beautiful.

1,001 Beautiful Things: Day three

28 Feb

Coming home to a pet that is super excited for you to be back! I came home today, and my cat wanted affection. She looked at me, did this cute little purr/meow thing while bobbing her head, and ran into my bedroom. I ended up doing some homework in bed, because she wanted to cuddle under the covers, and I appreciated her need to nuzzle.

Beautiful.

1,001 beautiful things — Day two.

28 Feb

Getting compliments from an older person of the opposite sex.

Today, I spent some time at my grandparent’s house, chatting with one of my grandfather’s oldest friends. He complimented me a few different times, and I found myself accepting them without a whole lot of argument.

I guess it was because there was nothing expected — he is happily married, well into his eighties, and was being nice. He wasn’t hitting on me, and wasn’t expecting me to say something nice in return. He was doing it out of honesty.

Beautiful.

1,001 beautiful things — Day one.

27 Feb

I’m a downer. I don’t mean to be, but I take a very realistic view of the world — and the world isn’t always sunshine and kittens. I want to work on my negative outlook, and I think this is a good way to do it. I’m insanely nervous about a few things, and this will allow me to find one bit of beauty in every day — one beautiful thing.

New pajamas — I love hooded pajama tops, and I bought a new one yesterday. It is fairly boring, Jockey with blue stripes, but it is super soft. I’m at my grandmum’s, I just finished all of my homework, and I’m sitting here, warm and ready for bed.

Beautiful.

Via Weheartit

Nars lip pencil: Damned

26 Feb

I made a bit of an impulse purchase today — I was cold, and bored, and I went into Sephora. This is never a good thing. I have a tiny fascination with Nars, and I have been looking for a deep, non-traditional color that is still fashionable.

Today, I found it.

This is a lipstick in pencil form, something that I have not used before. I like it, and I feel that it gives me more control during application. I would not recommend using this as a lip liner, because it is too thick and seems to lack the consistency.

As a lipstick, it is beautiful. More magenta than red, but deep and luscious in a grown up way. Purple, without being grapey. I love it.

I would not recommend wearing it with large amounts of dark shadow/liner, but with a bit of mascara, black liner and beige shadow it works out beautifully.

It is a tad pricey at $24, but I think that it will be worth it.

iPad: Why? Just… Why?

15 Jan

I am an Apple fangirl. I’m posting from my Macbook, was overjoyed to hear that the iPhone is coming to Verizon, and have an iPod and an iPad.

I had been putting off the iPad update for ages, even though it offered multitasking, for one reason, and one reason alone: it turned the screen lock button into a mute button. I hate it. I really, really hate it. And frankly, I don’t understand it. I mean, has anyone who is in charge of the updates ever used an iPad for more than two minutes? The volume control switch will mute the iPad in the same amount of time as moving the switch, and doesn’t require removing a fairly important function. Or they could have made it an optional thing, allowing the user to set the function for the switch.

It is strange to me, because I am usually excited for the changes that they implement. Getting rid of the home button on the upcoming iPhone? YES, PLEASE! I would love to have a phone without any physical buttons, and my only issue with the iPhone at the moment is that I am afraid that I will get makeup residue embedded around the button (although I wear minimal foundation.)

Its just… they are a game-changing company. They combine functionality with incredible beauty and quality. I’m a poor, and unfortunately unemployed college student. My black Macbook is three years old — three years and three months to be exact, and yesterday a woman approached me and asked me if I liked my computer. She was shocked at how old it was. How many three year old laptops have you seen recently that are still eye-catching? It still works beautifully, btw. The only issue I have had is that the battery died, which is to be expected after three years of constant use, and it cracked itself on the wrist pad. It still runs fast, faster than my mum’s PC, which was much cheaper and is only a few months old. I can out-type it. I can’t out-type my Mac.

I bought the iPad for textbooks and basic sex appeal. I mean, a Kindle? You look at it and think boring. An iPad? It has been the most fantastic conversation starter. This term, I saved over $400 by purchasing e-textbooks. And that is $400 from the used textbook price — not brand new, perfect condition textbooks. I bought the 64g iPad, and it has already payed for itself. It is by far the best money I have spent in a while, and I am in no way hating on it. It is glorious, again, a game changer. I look at the other tablets coming onto the market, and they don’t compare.

The iPad is truly the perfect tablet. They managed to nail the perfect shape, size, and bevel width. All others fall short, and tend to look like a cheap knockoff.

I’m just trying to figure out why they have so little faith in the speed of the volume control, and why this isn’t a changeable setting. I would much rather have my music playing than have my screen moving while I’m trying to work on something.

MAC Fluidline: A review.

13 Jan

Via the M.A.C. website

 

Let me start by saying that I don’t usually wear a lot of eyeliner. I’m very pale, naturally. I truly can’t tan. I burn then go back to being a lovely shade of lightly chilled death. If I put on a bunch of liner, I have the unfortunate tendency to look exhausted.

Because I am so pale, I have to have a very pigmented black shadow. If it isn’t a dark, dark black, it looks gray and washed out, and not in a good way (although I love gray eyeliner, and that review will arrive on Tuesday of next week, if not earlier.)

I bought Fluidline in Blacktrack because I had read multiple reviews of it, and was looking for an intense black liner for a party.

I have to say that this is a fantastic eyeliner. I can apply it in a fine line, or in a thick, winged line for a smokier look, and it stays. And stays. And stays. I am not kidding. On the days that I go to class, I apply my makeup at 7am, and don’t get home until after 9pm. That is over twelve hours, with the rainy Oregon weather, a ballet class, and a zumba class between 7:40 and 8:40, my last event of the day. During the day, I don’t really have the time do re-do much of my makeup, and this product is perfect.

It will still be on, and unsmudged, when I get home. That is pretty amazing.

I will say that it takes a little bit of time to get used to applying if you aren’t familiar with brush-applied pigments or gel, and that a little goes a long way. It is a bit pricy, but it lasts forever. I’m not kidding.

I give the product itself 5/5 stars, because it lasts so long, even through a workout. The price is a bit of a deterrent, but it does last an incredibly long time, and provides an intense color.

I give the packaging 4/5, because it doesn’t seem like it would be portable. It has a screw-on lid, but I don’t feel like I can toss it in my bag. I feel like the lid might come off during basic transportation, and I am not that hard on my things. If it was a more secure fitting lid, it would get the full five. I like to be able to take my makeup with me, because I occasionally go out after Zumba, and I re-do my makeup after I shower.