Thursday, November 20, 2014

Recent happenings.

2:30am? Check!
Not sleeping? Check!
Toothache? Check!
I have been up trying to find something to relieve this horrible pain in my tooth with no luck, I might have actually made things worse with a few things, but hey, I'm pretty desperate.
I started out searching for pain reliever, duh.
With no luck I moved on to the next cabinet which holds all the liquor.
I hate the taste of liquor, honestly we have it for when people come over, some of it has been in my cabinet above my stove since last New Years.
But agai, I'm desperate so I pour some tequila on a shot glass and in my mind I'm like " Okay, use this like mouth wash, swish it on the painful tooth and it will go away."
Oh my y'all, never again.
That was so nasty, didn't help the pain and I almost threw up.
NEXT, I read mixing salt and pepper and a few drops of water to make a paste and putting it on the pain would help BUT WHAT THEY FAIL TO MENTION IS HOW BADLY THAT MUCH PEPPER BURNS YOUR MOUTH!
Then I wanted to throw up and cry.
Moved on to warm water and salt and that kinda made it a little better, but not so much where I can sleep. I have been in bed for hours just tossing and turning, praying for sleep.
So here I am, going on 3am and I don't know what to do.
I can't stay up and I can't go to sleep.

I guess since it's been a hot minute since I've posted, I owe you guys an update or as I like to call it, "Recent happenings".
1. Our landlord sucks and can stick it where the sun don't shine for all I care.
I love renting, it our old house, when something broke, our realtor fixed it.
This new house, when something breaks, our landlord tells us we don't need it.
Our disposal broke the day before my birthday and it's still broken almost three weeks later.
Our landlord sent a plumber over and he looked at it and said we just needed a new one.
Told us he would contact our landlord, get it approved and be over to install it.
The plumber calls a few days later, tells us that it's been approved and he will be over sometime that week. The entire week went by and we heard nothing from him.
So we call and he tells us, " oh yea, your landlord told me to just forget about it because you guys don't need one."
At this point, I had a weeks worth of dishes in my sink because my sink was backed up and I couldn't wash anything, so take a minute, feel my anger.
This poor soul thinks I'm just going to forget about it?
I am seriously like the last person you want to double cross.
I can be so sweet and nice but you piss me off and I get freaking crazy. And not like yell at you and call you names kind of crazy, more like moving out and hiding a dead fish in the chimney.
He's just really a bad person, he brags about owning a million dollar company and having all these cars and like he travels to all these beautiful places but he can't put in a new disposal?
$100 is just too much.
Even tho we pay $925 to live here each month.

All I have to say about people like this is karma sucks and when you get greedy, here comes karma to take it all away so you can be back
Ugh! Just don't even get me started.
I'm ready to move, it sucks because this would be our third time moving in two years, but the last house was too small, this house is just too much work, I'm hoping for a house that we can just live in for a while.
I just need to sit.
I don't think that's too much to ask for.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Revlon ColorStay Whipped, does it work?

I have to start off by saying that I do not have the best skin, it's very dry and every night I use my home made sugar scrub (click the link to see how I make that) to get rid of the dry skin flakes and a mixture of lotion and aquaphor and I put a thin layer of that on my face and by morning my face feels great, my dry skin just eats up that aquaphor. I've always used MAC foundation but since it's rather pricey, I'm trying to find something more affordable which is pretty freaking hard! 

This is my face with nothing on it. Weird looking, I know. I'm so use to wearing makeup all the time that when I see my naked skin in the mirror, I jump a little bit.
I'm light skinned, my skin doesn't really have  great undertones to it. The reason it looks so pink here is because I just got done with a good scrub. My skin doesn't hold color too well, getting a tan is pointless and the same about my hair. I have a ton of white hairs when my roots come in for being so young which is why I just keep bleaching it, it also doesn't hold color well at all.

I purchased the Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foundation in the color Buff because they did not have the Whipped in the color Ivory but they did have Ivory in the regular colorstay foundation.
Ivory had a lot of pink undertones to it, very pale but I really wanted to try whipped because I felt like it would give me a better coverage.
So I went up to the next shade which is Buff and it had a lot of yellow undertones. It was crazy how much changed in just one shade.
The pros to this foundation is that it is full coverage and very buildable. It covered up any spots that my regular MAC foundation would and was easy to blend, I do suggest you put this on with stippling brush, it will give you the best coverage and make it easy to apply.

Cons. if you have dry skin or peach fuzz, don't try this. Even if you think you skin is well motorized, it still shows up dry skin flakes, and if you have little hairs on your face, this makes them 10 times more noticeable.

It's a nice matte finish so if you're looking for something Dewey, this isn't for you.
But that could explain why it makes dry skin show up a bit more.

As you can see, under my lip a bit of peach fuzz, and dry skin under my nose and between my eyebrows which just is not cute.
I'm embarrassed to even show you.

But, as you can see, it is a nice full coverage.
I wouldn't buy this again just because of my skin type but hey, if you have oily skin I think this would be a great drug store product for you!

I hope this helps some of you, I wasn't able to find a good review before I purchased this product but the good thing is that I can return it!
If you have dry skin and found a good full coverage foundation, please comment below and tell me what worked for you, I'm really interested in trying something better for my skin type.
Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Urban Decay Naked 2 Pallet

I am one happy girl with the best husband in the world because for my birthday, he knew exactly what to get me.
I'm kind of late jumping on this bus, but spending $54 on a makeup pallet was just something I couldn't do and something that would make me feel guilty for the rest of my life.
But good news is that I have it and it's all mine!

And if you follow me on instagram, you know what I am talking about.
The Naked 2 pallet! 

Some people think I'm hard to shop for me but really, I'm not. I'm willing to try any and anything when it comes to makeup, as long it's in my color.
All eyeshadows are a go, lipsticks, foundation are a little iffy because I'm so pale it's hard to find my shade, but really, you get me makeup and I'm a happy girl.

I'm having a hard time picking colors out of this pallet because they are all just so pretty that I want to put them all on my face at once.
But I toned myself down and stayed at three.
The colors used in these pictures are
Busted, YDK and Verve.

All very pretty colors, I find that I want to change my makeup several times a day just to wear them all in one day. They are very pigmented on their own but I do find that they go on and blend better when you use the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

If you have ever debated about getting this pallet which I have plenty of times, stop, what are you waiting for, just get it. I'm so in love and I know you will be too!


Monday, November 3, 2014

Happy Halloween & Happy Birthday! 2014

 Well, this blog post is long over due.
With Halloween comes my birthday so things start to get a little out of hand and if you follow me on instagram, you know why.
I really had the best weekend and birthday that I've had in a really long time.
Le husband took Friday (Halloween) off from work, we slept in, we watched scary cartoons and spent the evening with family.
This year was by far the best Halloween to date!

 We then had an entire day on Saturday to stuff ourselves with candy, do some last minute cleaning and prepare ourselves for my birthday festivities on Sunday.
Looking back on it now, with how much wine was involved in this night, it might have been a good idea to celebrate on Saturday but I've always been really weird about having my birthday on a day that my birthday isn't actually on and then doing nothing on my real birthday.
Because you can't say " Okay, everyone has to wear this tacky party hat because it's my birthday!" because it's not really your birthday and you don't hold that kind of power until your actual birthday.

 It actually turned out to be a wonderful day.
The weather has cold and crisp, not a cloud in the sky and perfect for a nice fire and even tho it's my first birthday without my grandma and I missed her so terribly, I have a feeling she had a hand in this perfect weather making such a wonderful birthday surprise. I mean it dropped 30 degrees in a matter of hours, that never happens.

Miracle or coincidence, you were still there.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mo' makeup Mo' problems

In case you didn't know (which if you shop at MAC Cosmetics at all you should), if you turn in six  empty Mac containers, you get a free lipstick.
So naturally, me being completely in love with MAC, I have 13 empty makeup containers.
I thought it was 7 empties, so I took in 7 to get one but I was told it was only 6 an I was really sad that I didn't just bring them all. I could have gotten two lipsticks which I could have used when I stood there for the longest time deciding between this color and a darker pink.
Candy Yum Yum won!
I love this color but I can also take a dark tinted lip balm and go 
 over this color for a darker shade of pink which is a beautiful thing when you are a mama on a budget. I didn't put much of it on because it is a very powerful color and wearing such a dark eyeshadow, it was just too much overall.


I managed to find a new eyeliner as well.
Elf is a wonderful, so affordable that it will bring you to your knees makeup company.
I paid $1 for this liquid eyeliner and it is worth so much more, you will not regret this purchase.
Brown eyeshadow is from my sephora moonshadow baked palette in the dark and the gold is I believe ruse from Concrete Minerals.

Now I need someone to recommend another shade for my next six empty containers.
Please comment below with your favorite MAC lipstick shade!

Monday, October 27, 2014

October fun!

Not only are we celebrating Halloween a bit early this weekend, but also fall.
It went from 67 degrees to 85 in the matter of an hour.
I've made a lot of mistakes in my life but wearing a long sleeve black shirt today has got to be at the top of all of them.

Also, my birthday is this weekend coming up!
And since day light savings time happens at 2 am on November second ( my birthday), this means my birthday will be 25 hours long this year. I really think that this sets me apart from the regular people who just get the normal 24 hours.
My birthday controls time, feel free to pen my name down for your next president.
But it is Halloween, so please, don't burn me at the stake, it has nothing to do with witchcraft.

I really have nothing planned, mostly because every year I get older is another year I'm away from screaming Taylor swifts "22" song at the top of my lungs driving down the highway and truly meaning it.
If you've heard the song, you know my pain.

I guess it's time to drag my old and near sagging behind into bed.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Throw back Thursday.

I'm feeling just a bit nostalgic this morning so I thought I would do something I haven't in a very long time.

Throw back Thursday photo dump!

 (before this poor boy got his first hair cut.)

 (when this kid knocked out his front tooth)

My goodness, where does the time go.