Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Randomness in my Life

So okay, I've been a complete slacker. I haven't posted in awhile, and I swore I was going to stick with this. Everything just seemed to be happening, and yet, nothing was happening. I was going to blog this past weekend, but I just got to busy. Busy doing nothing, it seems. Looking back, I should have had plenty of time. I didn't really do anything. Sure we grilled outside and spent alot of family time. I will NOT oppologize for family time instead of blogging. Then there was the laundry. Sure, I could have blogged while at the laundromat.  There is an app for that on my phone. Basically a bunch of small things and when I wasn't doing that I was parked on my couch. So sue me! lol

On with the randomness. Yesterday my son brought home a plant. He didn't know what it was or how to care for it. I could tell by looking at it that it was a succulent. Looked to also be in the Aloe family. After Googling it I discovered it is a Zebra plant. Well that is the common name for it. Haworthia Fasciata - AKA The Zebra Plant.

Isn't it lovely? Easy to care for. So we planted it into a clear bowl when he got home so that it wasn't in a styrofoam cup, which is easy to tip over ect. Then today, my oldest son brings home a plant. Same kind. There is a family that lives across the street from the boys' school that donates a plant from their yard every year to the school kids. So we had to do some adjusting and replant BOTH plants in the same bowl for now. I want to get a big oversized brightly colored coffee cup to plant them in.

Today I had a visitor. I was sitting on the couch watching my soap opera.. Yeah, yeah.. I know. How do I watch that stuff? I have no idea. Its the only thing on. So anyways. I start hearing this chattering, squeaky noise. I got curious and went outside to see what was making all the racket. There were about 5 birds outside and they were flying around like crazy. Along with this little guy.

Isn't he cute? We had quite the conversation. Looks like I need to get some squirrel and bird feeders.

Today I received my replacement foot file from Julep. I got one in my Julep Maven box, but the sand paper stuff started coming away from the file so they sent me another. Along with a little envelope of some hand cream.

I think that is all for my randomness today. It's Hump Day people!! We are half way to the weekend!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Julep Box

Hooray!! My May Julep Box arrived today! I got some goodies this month! There were the 2 polishes as always, plus some pedicure items and a snazzy makeup bag. Definately a good box this month. So here are my goodies as I unwrap them:

Here is what it looked like when I opened the shipping box. I can already spy the free gift: the makeup bag.

Here is whats inside the bag. 

This little gem was hiding under the makeup bag. I can see summer pedicures in my future.

Here are the polishes.. more on those in a bit.

Ahh the roll on pedi prep. I can't wait to use this. 

This cream was hidden inside a pocket in the makeup bag. I am a little disappointed at the size. They give us a larger size of the Pedi Prep, yet such a small bit of the Pedi Cream. Now really enough for us to know if we like the product or not.

Here is the makeup bag. There are three little pockets for polish and then a bigger pocket next to that. Its not a huge bag, but it is big enough for overnight. Maybe a weekend, depending on the amount of makeup you wear. This would be great to stick in your purse, if you carry a larger bag.

Here are the colors. This is Ellie. This is a pearly/opalescent pink color. This seems to be a very light color. Very pretty in the bottle.

Then we have Kylie. I LOVE this color. I painted a nail tip with this color so I could use the magnet. I didn't/don't have time to do a whole mani right now, but I wanted to see how the magnet works. The color is awesome. I was suprised at the design the magnet gave off. From what I had read on the internet, I was under the impression that the lines that you saw on your magnet, would be the lines you got on your nails. Well you can see my magnet in the picture... imagine my surprise, when I got wavy lines! I was so happy.. and it looked very neat! My son was even impressed once he realized what I was trying to show him. I can't wait to do my next mani now.

Here is everything in the box, unwrapped. Well except for the makeup bag.

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Elf Haul

I got this stuff in the mail about a week ago and I just plain forgot to take pictures and do a blog. I am relatively new to doing my makeup. I did my makeup everyday in High School, but about a year after I got married, I just got lazy... and depressed. I just didn't see the point. I wasn't going anywhere, I wasn't doing anything. I had already landed my great guy. Who did I need to impress. Obviously it isn't about impressing anyone, but like I said.. I was depressed and wasn't really thinking clearly. About a lot of things. But that's another blog. Anyways, I have recently decided that I need to start doing my hair and makeup on a daily or almost daily basis. And by doing my hair I'm not talking about my usual pull my hair into my regular messy bun in the back of my head.

In my new journey to all things beauty, I realized that the makeup that I had was *gasp* 10 years old. Only slightly outdated and old, right? So my wonderful hubby agreed to let me spend a little at a time on makeup and other beauty products that are needed.

First I got products for my face. Like my cleanser and toner and moisturizer. I am using Olay. I will get pictures of that some other time. I realize after the fact that what I ordered probably wasn't the most important. Honestly I went by what was on sale. Instead of focusing on replacing just my makeup, I actually spend a majority of my budget on non actual makeup, but other things needed. So now I have to make do with my 10 year old makeup for a month or two. *sigh* Lots to learn huh? Anyways, here is my total haul. Well.. I had bought false lashed cause they looked fun. I got the synthetic ones.. They were not fun. They were stiff and really had no give in trying to shape them to my eye... I ruined them in the process of learning how to apply them. Live and learn.

Here is my total Haul. I am loving the brushes. It is so much easier to get eye shadow where you want it and blended like you want it.

Next I got some mascara, because mine was all crusty and hard and probably was empty. I mentioned 10 years right?

Next i got blush and bronzing powder.

I have never really worn blush. I could never apply it right, anyways. And bronzer. Never even really heard of it. I've been spending some time on Youtube. I think i am figuring it out.

I bought this powder not really knowing.. I get it and its a white powder. I am thinking.. white.. what is this Halloween and I'm going to be a ghost? Imagine my surprise when I put it on and its not white. It goes on.. well.. kinda clear.

I tend to like the more natural looks. I do like some the of the vibrant colors on eyes, but I just tend to think its not something I could pull off. Seems like it looks better on the younger crowd. I think I would just look like a clown. I might experiment though.

I got these to remove my mascara because I read online to use non oily remover for regular mascara and to only use oil based for the waterproof. But these are so small, I am kinda thinking I will use these to spot clean my brushes after using them.