Wednesday, May 30, 2012


I have new love! These polishes are amazing. This is with two coats and no top coat, and it is both glossy and opaque. For less than $3, I know I will be purchasing several of these.


Why yes, it is a very large photo of my makeup-free, blemished face. You may be wondering why I have chosen to post such an incredibly beautiful shot of my face. 

This is the face of someone who is almost done with this term, and will be officially halfway through her bachelor's degree! I'm actually just over halfway done... I've spent the past three hours finishing off a project. I only have one more major assignment, and then finals week and I will be completely done. 

I plan to spend the glorious week in between classes drinking Crystal Light Pink Lemonade with Absolut Citron, whimpering with joy at the fact that I have made it this far and only have another six years or so of school! 

Then it will be back to class for summer school, because I'm cool like that (actually, if I work really super hard, I might be able to graduate in a year. It would be a painful schedule, so I'm not sure.) 

I'm finally off to bed after being awake for roughly 28 hours, 25 of which have been spent doing mentally taxing homework. The other three have involved showering and eating candy to keep myself going. 

Good night! 

Monday, May 28, 2012


Today has been spent shoes shopping, and I had the most fantastic face day imaginable. Unfortunately, my outfit choice added about fifty pounds and left a great deal to be desired. I bought this dress online last year, and it looked absolutely perfect on the model. When I tried it on, I went "ICK!" and promptly forgot about it until this morning. 

I got dressed in a rush, and didn't realize how unfortunate I looked until my mum asked me if I forgot to do laundry again (I have been known to put together some highly unfortunate outfits when I'm too lazy to wash my clothes. It happens about once per semester, and I usually meet everyone I have been avoiding on that day.) I really need to invest in a full length mirror! 

Why is it that on the days you look absolutely gorgeous, you don't really run into anyone that you have been avoiding, but on the days you look kinda crappy, you see EVERYONE and they look ten thousand times better than you ever have? 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I am losing my mind. Slowly. 

Brandon has an internship and will be leaving for another state by June 18. Portland State still hasn't gotten back to me, and won't for at least two weeks. Meanwhile, we have to be out of our apartment by June 29. I have no idea where I am going to go. I really don't want to move in with my parents. So yes, at this point I am so stressed out that my attention span is non existent, my eyes twitch whenever I close them, and I feel like I could sleep for all eternity but I need to run a marathon. 

In other news, I bought a lipstick! Nars Funny Face is my new favorite. 

I am super washed out, but I love this color! It is a full, rich pink that somehow manages to work with my constantly dry lips. It isn't exactly true to the color in the tube though — 

Which I am grateful for! I would never have looked at it, but the SA looked at me and said I had to try it. I usually don't look so great with rose hues, which is what this looks like in the tube. It is far brighter and much more red than it looks, which is wonderful. All in all, a wonderful offering from Nars. I'm a wee bit addicted!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


We have two weeks left of classes, and my brain is melting. Melting! Why do I care about my grades so much? 

 I visit xkcd while procrastinating. It makes me giggle. 

And may have made me late turning in an assignment.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012



I'm in the process of bleaching out years worth of blue-black dye, and it has taken a toll on my ends! I trimmed about an inch off today, and I can feel the difference! It is such a small amount, but I feel like my ends are far less velcro-ey. This is the second time I have trimmed my own ends, and it is not as bad as I thought! I still get super nervous each time though....


Monday, May 14, 2012


Lately I have been trying to go through my makeup and decide what I want to take with me and what I can sanitize and leave with Brandon. I don't have an incredibly large collection, but I have a rather limited attention span as well as a limited amount of free time. I went through my lipstick, and when I came across this one I was so happy. For some reason I thought I had lost it in Seattle, and I didn't think it was worth repurchasing. 

I was wrong! It is not only a lovely pink shade that is a light gloss with one coat but builds easily with more, it is also moisturizing. I accidentally sunburnt my lips a few days ago (I had SPF 70 everywhere *but* my lips. I fail.) and this lipstick was so soothing. Painfully expensive, but very worth it. 

Friday, May 11, 2012


(Why yes, I do look like a bit of an ass here, but I am in class)

I can't believe that I haven't written about this balm yet, because I wear it almost non-stop. I wore it to class, and I got so many compliments just walking into class today that I knew I had to write about it! 

Plus, this class is killing me today. Absolutely gorgeous outside, and yet we are having a lecture on drug effects, something that we have already gone over multiple times. Just test us already! 


I saw Fresh Sugar balms going around the blog world a while back, and they seemed interesting. I finally hunted them down at a Sephora a couple hours away, and I grabbed both this shade (Passion) and another (Rose, not shown.) They are not cheap, about $23 a piece, but SO worth it. It lasts forever on the lips, but is not sticky at all — my mum hates lip balm, but she actually swiped my Rose one from my bag. It is incredibly moisturizing, but you can hardly tell that it is on the lips. 

The Passion is my favorite red lip right now – I don't need a mirror to apply it, but it makes my lips look well done! 

I also love the packaging — it is a metal tube that twists shut, meaning it will not come open in your bag!

Ultimately, it is expensive, frivolous and completely worth it.  

Thursday, May 10, 2012


They have received my application, and I'm pretty sure that I will hear back from them soon! I had to call three or four different places to get the documents that state that, yes, I *have* had my measles/mumps vaccination. Those are shots that you get at a very young age, and I have seen a couple of doctors since I was five!

As a side note, I bought a Clarisonic and it has worked WONDERS for my skin! It seems ridiculously expensive initially, and it hurt me a little bit to pay that much (there was a part of me that was like.. "I worked three days for one item!) but it is so worth it. I have a separate review coming for it, but I wanted to post a little update to let you know I'm not dead and I haven't stopped blogging. In fact, I have a few things planned :)

Thank you so much for sticking by me right now. I'm in the middle of some big life changes, and I know that my posting hasn't been as regular as it should be. This will change, soon. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012


I know I have been absent lately, but it has been for good reasons. First of all, I have decided to apply to the university I want to, instead of the most convenient option. It was a hard choice, because it will mean moving several hours away from Brandon, and basically walking away from a secure thing: my relationships with him and my instructors, my job, etc.

I admit, I'm terrified. What if I don't get in? What if I get in and hate it? What if I don't do well? But underneath all of the fear and anxiety is a real, true joy and excitement that I have not felt in a while.

I will be living in the dorms, which will be a completely new experience. I will be completely on my own, with no family or friends in the area. I will have to make new friends, and find my way around a new city.

Yes, I'm scared. But I'm also really, really excited.