Tuesday, March 22, 2011


For those of you who don't know me, I'm a Christian,. For me, Jesus is the only way to heaven, even though I sin day after day. Yet, He has blessed me.

So lately I've been praying for an answer, and I've been asking God what his plan for me is. This is because I've been thinking of quitting my job. I've been having a lot of trouble with the work, my boss, and just feeling overwhelmed like I'm never going to get it. I've been asking my job at the law office is where God wanted me to be.

And today I got my answer. I can't explain it but I feel like God answered my prayer and that my job at the law office is where I need to be. Sounds corny, but it's true,that's what I actually believe. It's still going to be hard. It's still going to be tough and I am nowhere near being competent with the work that I do, but at least I know that this job is a part of God's plan for me and I am comforted by that.

He has blessed me in so many ways and even though times are tough right now, I know that in the end, it will be okay because he has my back.

"Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you shall go." Joshua 1:9

Anyway, a make up blog is coming up either this week or next. Any suggestions? Any particular color you want to see? Any products you want to know about? Let me know!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's my Grandma's birthday. I know there's only like 3 hours left of March 17th left, but, well, I had a lot to do today. Here's the look I wear when I'm feeling lucky. My camera isn't the best, so don't mind the poor lighting and that ugly face on the screen. I know, real scary, but it's the only face I have.

Here is the look:

1. Start with an eyeshadow primer. I use Too Faced Shadow Insurance, but drug store concealer that matches your skin tone or Mac paint pot will work just as well too. Apply primer to entire lid.

2. Take a lime green eyeshadow and apply it to the inner half of the lid using a flat brush. I used a Lime Green Cover Girl Eyeshadow.

3. Take a darker green eyeshadow and apply it to the outer half of the lid. I used Mac's Swimming. Any eyeshadow will do as long as it's a shade or two darker than the one you used on your inner lid. Then blend the two colors using a separate fluffy brush.

4. Take a forest green eyeshadow and apply it to your crease using a windshield wiper motion. I used this forest green color on my sephora palette. As long as it's darker than the previous two greens you already put on, then it should be alright, then blend.

5. Take a matte black eyeshadow and apply it to the lower outer corner of the lid to make your eyes pop. Then blend. You can add more lighter green or more black if you need.

6. Take a green pigment and apply it on top of the lighter green eyshadow on your inner lid. I used Make Up Forever green pigment.

7. Line eyes with a black liquid or gel eyeliner on the top lid and then use a waterproof pencil on the waterline on the bottom.

8. Finish with your favorite foundation, blush, and fill in eyebrows.

That's it. The pics are bad, but I hope you get the picture. Don't mind the hideousness of the pics, I had a long day at work. I'll try to get back on here more often. It's been hard since I have no time to do other things besides work and play softball. My two jobs and my husband rule my life. Anyway, I'll try to take better pics next time.

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Monday, February 21, 2011

BIg Slice of Humble Pie

So 2011 is filled with new beginnings for me.

I got a new job, started playing softball for the first time in my entire life, and I'm testing out my wifey skills by starting to cook. My dad would be so proud. lol

I love to learn, but I also love to be good at stuff right away. Yes, I know that hard work is the key to success, but it's hard when things just aren't clicking right away. Honestly, I've never worked a job in my life that I haven't been mildly proficient within a few weeks of starting the position.

This is definitely something new and different.

I've had an office job before working at the State Capitol, but lets face it, there are multiple checks and balances in place so that mistakes, when they occur are easily fixable... most of the time.

This new job that I have is beyond anything that I've ever done. Close attention to detail, patience, and constant communication are skills that are required to do the job. I thought I was great at all those things, but unfortunately, these are the areas that I need to work on the most. I also thought I was great at following directions, but apparently, I need to work on that skill too. Both my new job and my experience with softball have revealed this to me.

I try to tell myself that it will get better and to stick through it, but let's just face it, I've been handed a piece of humble pie. This is probably the most humbling experiences that I've ever had in my life.

I just hope it gets better soon.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Deftones Concert Look

Hello All,

So this is my first look that I'm trying.. It's sort of a red smokey eye for the Deftones Concert I went to last night. Here's the before picture...without make up:

ahh! Scary huh? Here's the after:

Not much of an improvement, but hey, at least I can walk in public without scaring anyone.

Here's how I did it:

1. Apply a shadow primer to your entire lid. I used this:

It works well, but it is kind of pricey, so if a cheaper alternative would be to use any concealer that you can find at a drug store.

2. Using a flat make up brush, apply the lighter color of the HIP Flare eyeshadow on entire lid.

3. With a crease brush, or some sort of fluffy brush, using a windshield wiper motion, apply Stila's Terracotta in your crease. The color will be overwhelming at first, but once you blend it at the end, it won't be so bright. If you don't have this product, any red eyeshadow will do.

4. Take another fluffy brush or the same brush you used in your crease and dip it in black eyeshadow. Any black eyeshadow will do... Apply it to your outer corner and blend upwards into your crease... but not too much because you don't want to cover the red.

5. IF the red is still too bright, you can tone it down by dipping your flat brush into the orange color of the HIP Flare eyeshadow duo. It brings the brightness down a notch. You just need a little bit of color, though.

6. Blend. Take your brush and get some of the lighter color in the HIP eyeshadow duo. The same color you used on your entire lid. Apply the color where the red meets the lighter color so the lines aren't as harsh.

7. Take another brush and blend it all together so the colors look more cohesive.

8. Apply Eyeliner. I used Mac Gel Eyeliner in Black track on my top lid and a black pencil eyeliner on the bottom lid. I lined my waterline. When lining your waterline, it is important to use a waterproof eyeliner.

9. APply mascara, do eyebrows, contour cheeks, and apply blush.

And that's it. Sorry guys, I got lazy at the end. Next time I'll do pics of each step, but I was in a rush yesterday.

LEt me know what I can do to make this look better and also if there were any steps that were unclear.

Had a fun time at Deftones last night. My necks is killing me and I have a bruise on my eye.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Hi Again

Soooo, I know it's been awhile. So here's an update. I got married and it was great. Here's a picture with my husband and my step son.

Aww, how nice. lol

So I'm back, in case anyone cares to read this. I also got my camera back too, so this blog will finally become a bit more interesting.

Friday, July 2, 2010

So It's July

So it's July... one month closer to the big day. Ironically, the next two weekends my time is dedicated to going to other people's more fabulously decorated weddings.

Ugh, planning for October is giving me a headache, and I'm a little stressed out that my invitations haven't gone out yet. THey aren't back from the printers, which is fine and no one else's fault, but I feel like I have to get this show on the road. I know they are going to look fabulous, but the thought of the 31st makes my stomach turn, mostly because I'll need to smoke crack in order to get all of things that need to get done for that day.

The irritating part is, when I asked my fiancee, the love of my life, if he was worried about our wedding... he told me no because "It doesn't matter as long as I'm getting married to you." Which sounds sweet, and it is, but it's a cop out because that leaves me to stress about the little details alone. I wish I had a wedding planner, then they could do all the work. lol


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Revlon Make-up Brush and Hard Candy

So earlier this week, I walked into Longs (now owned by CVS Pharmacy) and I picked up this crease brush for about $7 or $8 (see above picture). I've used it all week and I love it! It may not be from Mac or Sephora, but it works so well for me and adds depth to my eyes. I'd post pictures, but my stupid drunk-ass lost my digital camera, so I'm working on getting a new one. Before picking this brush up, I made due with what I had and I just used the same brush for my crease as I did for my outer corner. It did the trick, but having a separate crease brush is AWESOME. :) Considering that brushes can be expensive, this one definitely gets you a lot of bang for your buck. You really can't go wrong with a $7 or $8 make up brush.

That same day (I was running around pricing glass bowls and stuff for my reception in October), I walked into Wal-Mart and saw the Hard Candy make up line.

Above: Hard Candy Baked Blush Crush in Bombshell
Above: Hard Candy Kaleyedescope Baked Shadow Duo in Rush Hour

These are my two new favorite things I have in my make-up arsenal. The colors are very pigmented and they blend beautifully. They last for a long time too, but really, you can make anything last as long as you use a good base. I use Too Faced Shadow Insurance. Yes, I know it's a bit pricey, but it was well worth the investment. I've heard that Revlon Concealer works well too as a base.

I was looking for a more natural look and since I have brown skin, I wanted something that looked natural, but that made my eyes really pop. I used the pink on my inner lid, the brown in my crease, and then a more matted, darker brown for the outer corner. I've had the matted darker eyeshadow for awhile. It's nothing special. The shadow blended beautifully and looked awesome on my skin.

The Baked Blush Crush worked well too! It lasted through my whole shift and it gave me a nice natural sun-kissed glow without the sunburn. It was a little dark for my taste, but it still looked nice.

All in all, Hard Candy is my new favorite make up line and I'm excited to try some of their other products. It's inexpensive and it's high quality! Perfect for my budget! I highly recommend it to anyone who loves make-up but can't afford Mac or Sephora! If you want to see some more of their products, feel free to go here. Hard Candy's make up line is available at Wal-mart, so the next time you're there looking for random crap, stop by the cosmetics section. You will not be disappointed.