Okay, it's not beauty-related. But I made a Youtube video! I get so nervous and self conscious, I fancy myself a writer and I'm NOT usually one for public speaking. But I was pretty passionate about saying a few things about judging other peoples' looks and style, so I did my little piece. It's long, so you don't really have to watch it. I kind of just ramble about how I'm sick and tired of people putting people down and talking behind their backs about their faces, bodies, styles, and choices. Some things people cannot change. Some things, people do just because they LOVE it and it's THEIR lives. I am trying so hard not to see someone wearing something I wouldn't and make a comment under my breath or to my friends about "that ugly shirt" or "that isn't appropriate for her body type." I just don't care anymore. I think people should be happy and confident in their skin, and I have no right to stomp all over them when they walk into a room feelin' FINE about their outfit for the day. Just.. stop yourselves! It's hard at first, but then you feel much less like a giant jerkbutt and you find a new appreciation for people with different styles than your own.
Let me know in the comments what you thought - if you take the time!
PS. I'll probably be blogging more. I shirked some responsibilities and I'm not back in school full time again until January. Woohoo!
One of my very first posts two summers ago on this blog was related to my eyebrows. It was a bit of an odd post, I'll admit, but I wanted to cover all the bases regarding how I feel about my brows. I know that they are a huge deal when it comes to an overall look, and they can make or break a pretty face. I was not blessed with a nicely shaped brow like some people are, and I am extremely self conscious of the little brow that I do have. I will reiterate what I have said before: I do not shave, or overpluck my brows. I was quite literally born with a larger-than-average space between my eyebrows, and I have received much criticism because of this. I get called names ("no-brows, albino brows" etc., as well as nasty comments about how I do not know how to leave the tweezers alone, etc.). You can imagine. I don't always enjoy posting photos on the internet because it eventually becomes a topic of conversation. I submitted a photo to a Tumblr blog a few years ago and got some hate mail about my eyebrows - of all things! Anyway, I think I've made my point. And I really desperately want some instruction and help on how to fix/help my look. I'm so envious of girls who can fill in a nice brow!
So this is my lovely face at the moment. I have an Avon brow pencil in "Dark Blonde" and an NYX Eyebrow Kit For Blondes. I wet a tiny angled brush, outline my natural brows in the powders in the eyebrow kit, and then sometimes go over with the pencil after. They are fine, but I am far too nervous to make them thicker and I'm worried they are a huge weak point. I love the look of more "painted" on brows, I can't really think of another way to describe them, but so many of you lovely bloggers do a fabulous job. This is new territory, and I would love to hear from you about products and directions to a nice, filled in eyebrow! If you've seen a good eyebrow post already on another blog, you can also point me in that direction.
I know that hardly anyone read this to begin with, but I did want to make a quick update and share some things.
I had a bad last semester (January-April 2013). Many personal things were going on, school ended up going less than acceptable, and I am now no longer attending the same college. I quit before finishing my degree (which would take another two or more years) and I am no longer invested or interested in what I was in school for. I have applied other places, and I'm moving, and that's a lot to swallow. I still have a huge interest in beauty blogging, and I am going to try again to do a better job of it.
I want to still make this a beauty-related post, and so I will quickly ramble about a couple of things I've been utterly in love with as of late!
When I saw the new Avon Cosmic nail polishes, I overlooked them. They didn't seem to look like holos when I saw them in the catalogue. But then I saw some swatches pop up online and nearly bought every colour. I still want Saturn and Super Nova (orange and a pinkish red, respectively). I have the next two days off work (I work with food and cannot wear polishes), so I slapped Radiant on as soon as I was home tonight!
I super recommend you try them out. I have no idea how they remove yet (sparkles may be a bit stubborn, so be prepared).
Next up is my all-in-one, uber-versatile beauty product.. are you ready... ?
I originally bought it for my hair, I coat my head with it before I colour at home and also as a mask sometimes. Then I started putting it on my legs after I shower. And it makes your lips really smooth. And it's an amazing moisturizer and base for foundation. You can Google all its beauty uses.. it's seriously my new favourite thing. This jar was $7 at Bulk Barn.
Last of all, I finally invested in a beauty bloggers' old favourite: Naked II. I had a gift card for Sephora from Christmas I still hadn't used, so I got this and their Full Action mascara, which is my favourite of all time.
I know you've all seen and heard about the Naked palettes, so I'll just leave a couple of my own pictures up and then I'm all done! I mean, this is my small update, and I hope to have more to say and share soon.
This was actually a complete accident, and not mine. I went to my salon to get her to match my roots a.k.a. colour me, like, at the most two shades darker than my VERY light blonde/yellow hair. Dirty blonde, caramel, something. It turned out almost black! So now I am just going to have the opposite problem, dark hair with light roots..
Everyone else likes it, and I hate complaining at stores and stuff, so I'm living with it. Some days I like it, but mostly I feel insecure. I don't think it suits me at all.
Worst hair mistakes you've ever made/had at a salon?
I placed on order on cherryculture a couple of weeks back because my NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm broke! I was checking my mail and I pulled my keys out of my bag, but the tube was stuck in my keyring and I dropped it. The tube broke right where the cap screws on.. it was too messy to try and salvage and it's my all-time favourite "my lips but better" colour for all occasions, so I needed a new one! I decided to grab a couple of other small things just so I wasn't spending $12 on shipping for one tube of lipstick.. gotta make it worth it. ;-)
♡ China Glaze - For Audrey
♡ NYX - Tokyo Express & Pastel Pistachio
♡ NYX Lipstick - Femme
♡ NYX Eye pencil - Yogurt
My other shopping escapades lately include this bag ($50) in coral, these boots ($89), and a super comfy thrifted sweater ($3). The bag was a huge disappointment to me. I am still trying to decide whether or not I like it. I bought it from Uban Outfitters, something I don't have where I live. I was 100% in love with the bag and read tons of reviews before going through with the purchase because the shipping was $40 on top of the $50 the bag costs online - that's pretty expensive for me. They had a bright pink one that was listed as availiable/in stock until I got to the very end of checking out, when UO decided to tell me that it actually wasn't available. At all. I was devastated and wasn't sure I still wanted the bag (I was so set on the pink one), but the coral one looked nice so I still went through with it. The picture online looked light pink, but that colour is not accurate in the slightest. The bag I got is bordering on neon orange. It's really hard to photograph the colour, so I understand the mistake in looking at photos. Everyone tells me they love it, but I can't get over the fact that it's nothing like I expected. Plus the zipper is really shoddy. It gets stuck and the teeth will look bent, even though they can move back to place if you touch them. I just always feel like I'm going to break it so easily! The boots were a complete inpulse buy. I wasn't even shopping for anything in particular, just walked into Soft Moc and grabbed them. I'm very happy with them. I've been buying Minnetonka stuff for years, my moccasins always hold up super well. They're comfortable and I think they look good with everything. And.. baggy mansweaters are my weakness. I love Value Village so much.
Do you like my bag? Be honest. Sometimes I'm still sad when I look at it.