Tag Archives: fashion

Merging the blogs

4 Mar

I over think everything. I did poorly on a test this term because I changed three answers before I turned in a test — answers that I had gotten right in the first place, but I finished the test way before everyone else did and re-thought everything. I would have had a perfect score if I hadn’t changed it.

I’m panicking over my Georgetown application — thinking of everything I could have, or should have added. I’m fairly certain that I will be rejected, and I’m already devastated — they haven’t even received my application yet.

I had planned to keep my life and my fashion/beauty blogging separate. I was doing that to be more appealing to the reader, more interesting. Honestly? This is who I am. I am not just sky-high stilettos and shockingly bright lipsticks. I am a living, breathing human being.

I panic over school and finances. I wonder if I am attractive or obnoxious, if I annoy the people around me and if I will be successful. I get a cold every now and then, and I get tired. I get frustrated when people cut me off in traffic, and I like my coffee burning hot and my water ice cold.

I am an extremist. This is my life.



Tattoo considerations and explanations.

25 Feb

I have always planned to get a tattoo. I plan to get a tattoo for every major life accomplishment/experience.

I believe that we experience things, and we should have some sort of physical memory. Something that shows that we were there, and are still moving.

I have yet to have a moment that deserved to be permanently etched into my skin, but I know that one is coming. Today I looked through a bunch of blogs, and I found some inspiration. I will not copy my tattoo, but I’m always curious as to the placement options.

This is one of my favorite quotes, and quite possibly my life motto

I want to put this under my left breast....

Images from Tattoologist

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.

L’oreal Feria: A quick way to fry your hair. (A product review.)

11 Jan

Image from Walgreens

I recently purchased L’oreal Feria boxed dye from my local Walmart, because I was looking for a more blue-based black, and my local Sally’s didn’t have anything in stock. I bought Feria in “Starry Night” and followed the directions exactly. It fried my hair to a crisp. I mean, crunchy, dry, and frizzy. I used the conditioner that came with the dye, and yes, it made my hair soft, but damaged hair can be soft.

Let me give you some hair backstory:

I dye my hair every 4-6 weeks. I use a 20 volume developer, and I was using Clairol Black from Sally’s. Other than that, I rarely use heat tools, I only wash it every other day at most, and I coat it in coconut oil before washing it. My hair is babied, and was not damaged beforehand. In fact, I went in to have a trim a month or so ago, and the stylist mentioned how healthy my hair was.

The color was fantastic, I must admit. It truly is glossy and multi-dimensional, at least for the first two weeks. It is also frizzy, and tangle/breakage prone.

I truly wish that I could recommend this product to others, because the idea of it is fantastic, but I have to give this one out of five stars, and that one star only because the conditioner was pretty good. The dye itself was fairly bad smelling as well, although I am not overly sensitive.

I will not buy this product again, and I would not recommend it to anyone else.

Tangle Teezer: A product review.

30 Dec

I went in to my local Sally’s today, and was pleasantly surprised to find that they now carry Tangle Teezers.

I’ve been looking at buying one for a long time, but I didn’t really want to go through the hassle of ordering one online and waiting for it to ship.

Basically, a Tangle Teezer is a plastic, handless brush with stiff plastic bristles. What makes this product different than everything else is that it goes through the hair, removing all tangles, with zero pain. Literally, none whatsoever.

I had read a bunch of other  reviews elsewhere, and most of them said that it was a miracle brush. It is. I am actually rather surprised by it, and I wish that I had ordered one sooner.

I was the first person to have bought the Teezer from the store I went to, and it wasn’t all that surprising. This product is not as popular in the U.S.  as it is overseas, and I never would have heard of it if it weren’t for the Long Hair Community.

Frankly, I don’t think it is the most beautiful product ever, but I will probably end up getting the cuter purse-size one for my purse and gym bag, and leave the black one at home. The plastic makes it seem flimsy, and the sound of it going through the hair is almost terrifying, but it doesn’t seem to cause any breakage whatsoever, which makes me very happy.

I think that it was worth the price $9.49, although some may find it steep. I will definitely use this brush for the next several months, and keep everyone updated as to my results.

Basically, this product gets 5 out of 5 points for efficiency (does what it says it will, is basically the god of brushes) but 2.5 out of 5 for aesthetics (not very attractive, awkward shape, lack of handle, although a handled brush probably causes more damage.)