Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spring break... or is it?

Well, I'm nearly done with my spring break from school.

However, it seems as if winter and spring are constantly battling.

Minnesota, get your shit together.

I told myself I would take photos upon photos during break but that has yet to happen... oops!

I have been editing and uploading though, so that's good. I'm currently waiting for a new lens to pop up in the mail, and I am SO EXCITED. I'm a little nervous to start the new quarter, as always, but I think all will be okay because I'm back to a 3 class schedule, 2 days a week. Maybe for summer I will take 4 again and take generals.

I cannot talk myself out of summer school this year! I need to power through to just get shit done!

On Valentine's day, Sean proposed to me. Obviously I said yes... and we are thinking of having our wedding next fall.. SOOOOOOooOOoo... hopefully I can be graduated, or close to it by that time. EEP. =D

I'm pretty pumped though for tomorrow and Friday. Tomorrow I get to have lunch with one of my classmates, and hopefully we are going to go get new running shoes! I feel I would enjoy running more [than I naturally can.. by which I mean running can suck it, but I'll do it] if I had shoes that I've been fitted for and aren't just the new Nikes. Friday I'm having lunch with my best friend and then we are hanging out with a newer friend [to me] and playing with makeup/possibly doing photos.

YAY.

Now, some stuff I've uploaded tonight.




Saturday, March 29, 2014

Envy

I have probably said this in every post for the past year but HOLY CRAP I SUCK AT BLOGGING.

Now I'm on spring break though so I REALLY want to try to get some posts ready to go.

This is a homework photo I took for Location class. It's not my favorite, but it's a concept I want to work on more thoroughly and do it more my way rather than have rules for it.

We had to do the 7 deadly sins; This is envy mixed with a little pride.... actually an emotion I need to be working on more.. I've been a jelly little belly lately.




ps - I used Make Up For Ever eyeshadows [3 various greens] to paint my hands/arms!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Eotd - 2/21/14

Well last night we just got dumped on with snow. The warmer temps were really welcome, but the snow was just wet and heavy as hell!

And my skin is in hell right now! I'm super dehydrated, thank you alcohol and wind and cold. I spent the earlier part of this morning helping Sean dig his car out so he could move it for the plows and shoveling the sidewalk. I don't hate winter, but I hate how snowy it's been.. there's nowhere to put the snow!

Anyways, so when I finally could come inside and do my makeup, I just randomly picked a palette out of my pile (say that 5 times fast) and sort of groaned when I picked the Ladybird palette from Kat von D. An all matte eye? Very not me. But I ended up liking it enough to take a few photos.

I ADORE Kat von D's makeup line, but this has to be my least favorite palette... The colors aren't very flattering on me, but I need to own it. haha!


So here she is... obviously barely used. The shades from L to R are: Fur Elise, Vespertine, Renholder, Siouxsie-sioux, Unrequited, Harlow, Wolf, and Cleopatra. 

I used Jordana's 12 Hour Made to Last pencil in Almond as a base, then put Fur Elise on the outer corner, Unrequited on the inner half and Harlow to blend them out in the crease. 

Flash

Natural Light

Natural Light
Gosh my face sure is fuzzy! And I can just see how dehydrated I am... 

Today I used: 
Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse BB Cream
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation in Ivory
Estee Lauder Smoothing Cream Concealer in Ivory
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed
Benefit Rockateur blush
Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil in Almond
Urban Decay eyeliner in Tornado
Kat von D Ladybird palette
Kat von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15
Fresh Sugar Rose lip treatment
Lancome Hypnose Star mascara


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

diptyque baies

Well, I'm working on blogging more frequently, even if it's not a huge post.

Last year during the holidays, I bought the Nordstrom exclusive set of 10 1.2 oz of diptyque's best selling candles. So far, I have burned one completely, which is baies. It's one of the most popular scents, ever. 

diptyque's site says it smells of "a bouquet of roses and blackcurrent leaves." I suppose my nose isn't very sophisticated, but it smelled great. Not too strong and not too girly. It did have a decent burn time, however, I didn't take note of how long. 

These candles are SUPER expensive, but I could probably see myself purchasing a bigger one down the road once I burn up more of my huge stash of candles. 


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Week 5

Holy crap!

Half of me can't believe it's already week 5 of school, and the other half of me wishes it were going by faster. I'm so stressed out!

Between school, house issues, bank issues, laundry, cleaning, my own health and wellbeing... I'm just pooped.

HOWEVER.

Yesterday I had to go and take a photo for a composite assignment and ended up taking a ton of photos at the Como Zoo and Conservatory. I haven't really taken photos for myself in a while.. besides makeup looks.

I'm pretty nervous about Friday, because I have to give a presentation on Beowulf in my Literature class. I like the story, I just hate giving presentations and I can hardly find time to read it [and actually concentrate on it]. Besides, I'm too distracted by the Olympics. =]

Tomorrow, I'm going to work on getting some posts queued up.. since I actually have stuff to write about lately!

Small victory today - I ran a little faster and farther at the gym! It involved me walking a few times, but I'm pretty happy... my legs, however, probably will be sad all week.


=]

ps - Go see Monuments Men! It's such a good movie.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Life lately

I AM BEING SUCH A POOPY BLOGGER.

Life is being extremely exhausting lately, and has no plan of slowing down.

I really am trying to blog more.

School is seriously kicking my ass this quarter... let alone just being an adult. haha Can't I just go back to being 17 and having my mom's help with life? Please?

I promiisseeeee, I will have worthwhile posts soon.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Holiday cookies

So along with my Christmas mani, now I can finally post about one of my favorite things besides makeup, nail polish and art..... baking!

I love baking and I am working on my cooking skills. My favorite thing to do ever is decorate cookies.

Really.

I [sometimes] don't even want to eat the cookies. I really enjoy decorating them! I used to love that show Ace of Cakes and sometimes I'll still watch Cupcake Wars or something.. but nothing beat Ace of Cakes. If I were not at school for photography, my third choice [after photography, then cosmetology/makeup artistry/esthetician] would be to go to culinary school for pastry.

Most of the time, I like to bake everything from scratch. But sometimes, when you find something that tastes amazing and is easy, just keep doing it. Every year I order at least one tin of Pumpkin Spice cookie mix from Williams Sonoma. These cookies are SO GOOD. As soon as September hits, I am all about fall and winter and spiced everything.

Along with my favorite flavors of cookies, I hoard collect cookie cutters. This summer I found the perfect one at the Minnesota State Fair. I found a Minnesota cookie cutter!

If anyone knows anything about me, is that I love Minnesota. To death.

Anywho... here are my cookies from Christmas!