Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Birthday Gets!

I know, my birthday was over a month ago! But I can finally do this post, because my final present finally came in! I'll put them in the order I received them.

From Mom: Forever 21 top and dress; Charming Charlie earrings, necklace set, and bracelet; black and white lace socks; bling bow ring; 2 necklace sets, earrings, and cuff bracelet from Jewelry and Handbag Warehouse.

I got the most from my mother, of course. She actually wasn't really able to go shopping beforehand for me because of the tornadoes, so she just took me out and bought whatever I wanted! So I made sure to buy cheap things so I could get even more! haha Its not all pictured here...I've been wearing all the stuff she gave me so much I've misplaced some of it!

My favorite items:

I also really love the lace socks she gave me...but they need to be washed. >.>;;;

From Tara: 3 prong and 1 prong cupcake wall hangers, cupcake coasters and display, mini cupcake jar (not pictured), and a $30 gift card for Sally's Beauty Supply.

My favorite thing from my older sister Tara is the Sally's gift card, which I used to by colored hair extensions, among other things.

From Stella: Hello Kitty flip flops (my first pair!), Cotton Candy perfume, Cupcake lotion, lip gloss, 3 sweet shaped suckers (my sister ate one T_T), and meringues!

I didn't think meringues would taste so good, since they are mostly egg. But they really are yummy! They taste like giant cereal marshmallows.

From Jonna 

Jonna didn't have much money so she got me some fun party things like bubbles and silly string. She also got me a cute colorful sketchbook! I draw btw, don't think I've mentioned that before. Although not nearly as often or as well as I used to! T_T

From Pix

I've been using this cute purse from Pix lately, and I was really happy she got me a pedicure kit since someone broke my foot file!

And FINALLY...from Rin!

Rin ordered me the second issue of F*X*T comic magazine. It took a long time to get in because F*X*T apparently had an issue with printing, and some of the magazines pages had gotten put in the wrong order. I was really excited since one of our favorite artists, Rem from blackmootides, did the cover art and had an interview in this issue. It also came with a lovely mini poster of her cover art that I plan on framing!

The cheater! Rin was wearing circle lenses when she gave me my present. I didn't even know she had ordered any! But thats ok, I ordered my lenses yesterday morning!

I ordered GEO fresh gray, and GEO tricolor green.

I ordered from Honeycolor, but I'm already a little nervous about the site. Either the website or my browser was having troubles and I had to refresh the pages a lot. I went ahead and set up a membership with the site before I ordered, and I received a receipt from both Honeycolor and Paypal. However since ordering, I haven't been able to log back into Honeycolor. It says it doesn't have my e-mail on file, which is interesting since I've already received an e-mail from them! I really only want to be able to log back in because Honeycolor offers a points reward system, and I'd like to check that out. I think my order will come through fine, but I really don't think I will order from this site again. Wonky sites make me nervous! Has anyone else ever had problems with Honeycolor?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Make Up

My plans and back up plans completely fell through for today! But that's ok, its been thunder storming for the past couple days, so I don't really want to go out. And it left me with time to make a new post! Today I thought I'd share how I do my make up. This isn't meant as a tutorial or anything, just my routine. A friend has been asking me how I do my make up for a while now - and I thought it would be easier to make a post explaining.

My make up today was is inspired by the bolder colors I've seen Tsubasa wearing.

So let me start off saying that I'm no makeup expert, and I don't use anything fancy. Pretty much all of my makeup can be found at Target or Walmart. I also use these make up items everyday, so they aren't gonna look pristine and perfect!

 Speaking of not perfect! Ugh my skin is so broke out right now. I swear, I never got pimples until after I graduated high school! 

First I start out with a freshly washed and moisturized face!

Using Hard Candy concealer palette and Glamoflauge, Covergirl's tru blend foundation, and L'oreal's Hydra Perfect loose powder.

I start with the concealer palette, covering up discoloration under my eyes, around my nose, and any blemishes. Next foundation, and extra coverage Glamoflauge on any unsightly spots. Then finish with the powder.

Next up is contouring! I will be using all my eye shadows from this elf palette.

 Color is a bit off in this picture. 

I went for a lighter shade of brown than normal since I'm going to be wearing bright colors.

I shade starting at my inner eyebrows in a straight line all the way down, and stopping at my nostrils.

 Hard Candy blush in living doll, and Rimmel lipstick in pink blush.

Cheeks next! I love really pink cheeks. This Hard Candy blush is the best pink I've ever found, but its not enough for me! To make it really pop, and help it last longer, I draw circles on the apples of my cheeks with the lipstick, and blend. Then apply the blush over that. I only apply to the apples of my cheeks, blending outwards.

 Tada! Super pink.

Next: Eyeshadow.

 Using this yellow for upper lids, and blue for lower lash line.

 I think its necessary to use eye shadow primer when wanting bold eyes. I tried Lasplash eye shadow primer and sealer, and it worked so well! You can really see how it made the colors brighter! And I tried to wipe it off with a paper towel - the stuff without primer came right off, but the primed eye shadow is still on my hand!

 Rimmel's Glam'eyes liquid liner.

I really prefer liquid liner. I've given up long ago on stick liners. I like creme eyeliners you get in a tub ok, but it takes so long to get a really black line!

My eyes look so crooked here! >.<

Rimmel's Glam'eyes mascara

I LOVE this mascara. I used to be all about Covergirl's Lash Blast, but I found it dried up really fast and flaked.

 The wand takes a while to get used to, but I really like it now. It actually is really helpful with my "special technique."

 "Special technique" being that I also apply mascara to the backside of my lashes! This catches a lot of ends that I can't reach normally, and I've noticed it makes my lashes look longer and more voluminous. It can go on a little clumpy at first, but I just keep brushing until its all smoothed out. Rimmels mascara wand is really great at this! It definitely takes some practice, but it really helps me! Just make sure to do it while the mascara is still wet, or it will stay clumpy!

 With and without mascara.

 I add a little shimmer with Revlon's eyeshadow in glistening snow.

 Add this to the inner eye corners, and under the eyebrows.

Finishing touches!
 Hmm, which lashes to use?

 Love this color of lip stain by elf.

Finished product!

 Wearing my hardcandy house bow!

Before and after! Wow. I should never go without make up! >.>;;;;

 Close ups.

Some simple outfit shots. Not really anything worth mentioning, since I'm staying home. But I thought the top was cute, and I love my Abbey Dawn boyfriend pants!

In retrospect, this was probably a silly post to do since I've been so uncertain and experimental with my gal make up lately. I've been feeling like its time for a change. The old way I wore my make up (with a nose stripe, heavy white at inner corners, and tare me eye) I felt was just really uncomplimentary to my eye shape and I always thought I looked freaky when I saw myself in the mirror. So I've been trying something new practically every day.

 Does any one have any make up suggestions or tips?!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Eisley's Turning Tides Tour

Sorry I haven't posted in a while! The past week has been so busy for me, even though I didn't have to go in to work at all! I went to see Eisley perform last Tuesday, and the rest of the week was spent preparing for selling hardcandy house jewelry this past weekend.

I went to the Eisley show with my very good friend Ellen. We both have a long time love for the band. Although, she is a much better fan than me! I get all the updates from her - I'm so bad at keeping up with things like that. BUT I am proud to say that I was the one who introduced my circle of friends to the group. I discovered them when MTV very randomly played a tiny clip of an interview with them back while I was still in high school. Thus my Eisley obsession began. Eisley was my favorite band for a solid 3 years. Their music got me through some very tough times.

If you are into alternative / indie rock, you may really like Eisley. They are like a modern day Partridge Family. The band is made up of the Dupree sisters (Sherri, Stacy, Chauntelle) and brother (Weston), and a cousin (Garron). Eisley's music used to be primarily whimsical and playful, but as they've grown up their music has started to deal with much more adult issues, like break ups. They also write all their own music. SO TALENTED. This is their latest music video, to give you a feel of the type of music they do:

Stacy looks so beautiful in this video! I mean, the girl IS beautiful, but the noir look really suits her.

Onto the pictures! Some of these are my pictures, but most were taken with Ellen's much better quality camera. Guess which ones are which!! haha...