Tacos & Cookies!

Last night we had yummy homemade tacos for dinner. Usually I just use a taco seasoning but I think from now on I’m going to use Penzey’s Chili Seasoning. Kai and Kinon didn’t get enough packets when they went grocery shopping so I used half taco seasoning and half Penzey’s Chili Seasoning, it was so good! I also lightly fried some white corn tortillas for the taco shells. I don’t do well with yellow corn and I don’t like flour tortillas that much. Plus I love the taste of the white corn tortillas when they’re lightly cooked. Kai helped, though he didn’t have much of a choice, I wasn’t able to stir the taco meat. :( My right arm has been really weak and sore, I think I may have somehow developed bursitis, at least that’s what it feels like. It started hurting while I was vacuuming the other day and has only gotten worse. Anyways. I tried stirring the taco meat but my right arm started quivering and shaking and I just couldn’t make my arm stir it. It’s one of the most upsetting things in the world not to do something so simple. -.- So I went to Kai in tears and asked him to help me. I couldn’t shred the cheese either and he helped me cut up the tomatoes. So we had shredded medium cheddar cheese, red leaf lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and hot sauces. It was really yummy. Tonight was leftover tacos and I cooked up some hominy. <3

I also made chocolate chip walnut cookies. I only wish I had spelt four on hand. They were tasty though. Also just a note the white plates with green flowers are super sentimental to me. I grew up with the exact same set. My dad still owns the original and uses it. My mom found our set at a garage sale for $10 for the entire set. :D I love it. It’s pretty durable unless you’re me, or Fumiko, or our cat, then you can break them, which is pretty amazing because Corelle is known for being virtually unbreakable. Seriously I’ve seen Kai drop them on the floor and nothing happens, but leave it to me and it’ll break.

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FOTD 04/30/11

FACE
Grapeseed Oil
tarte cheek stain Blissful
Bokeh Face Featherweight Mineral Powder Foundation Pale

EYES
Concrete Electric Eye Primer
Concrete Minerals Black Metal
Concrete Minerals Zealous
Concrete Minerals Prude
Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash Blackest Black

LIPS
essence xxxl shine lipgloss super girl #05

So I found an old Rimmel compact that had a dark matte purple in it. I used it over the ELF eyebrow wax that MissJupiter sent me. I think the shade is wrong, but I think I can totally do purple brows. What do you think? Also Jasmine from High Voltage Cosmetics inspired this look! She mentioned on twitter last night that she used black shadow and I thought to myself “huh I think I’ll give it a try!” So I did. I like it. :) I think next time I’ll pass on the blue though and just do the black/highlighter.

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Giveaways 04/30

I’m Your Lush is giving away an iPhone 4 in white! Go check it out and enter!

Win a Jelly Pong Pong mystery bag from Of Faces and Fingers. Go check it out and enter!

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Zenni Optical you torture me

I really want to make an order at Zenni Optical, but I’ve been trying to wait until I get my eyes checked again in January. I’ve been browsing their glasses off and on lately really antsy. I need Rx sunglasses so bad, but I don’t want to spend the money even though it’s not much only to have to buy new ones in January. Jenn I know has purchased at least a couple pair of glasses from them and as far as I know is really happy. My last pair of glasses AFTER Kai’s insurance covered $120 were still just over $100. I swear they didn’t have anything I could possibly wear under $220. Most frames were at least $250. I’m sorry but I can’t afford to shell out $120 on a single pair of glasses. :( I wish I’d known about Zenni Optical back then, I would have been able to get a pair of glasses and Rx sunglasses for considerably less than I paid for a single pair. Make no mistake I won’t be doing that again and I’ll be sure to get all my measurements and Rx from them this time. Anyways these are the glasses that I really like! Hopefully they still have them come January. Though if they discontinue a pair or two it won’t be hard to choose. hehehe When I get my eyes checked in January I’ll find out how fast my cataracts are advancing. When I had them checked in 2010 the doctor said they were barely visible and since it was my first time seeing him he wasn’t sure if they were developing fast and appeared recently or if I’d had them for some time and they were advancing slowly. So we shall see.



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Makeup Brushes

As of right now I have E.L.F. and Bare Escentuals makeup brushes. For the most part I’ve been happy with E.L.F. but my main issue is with the angled brush I have from them. It tends to loose it’s shape rather quickly, like in the first application after it’s washed the bristles go awry. It’s unfortunately the only angled brush I own, which is also an issue. I need a few of them. I’ve been looking at Sigma brushes and also Real Techniques as I’ve heard good things about both. I wish I had access to Urban Beauty United, their brushes call to me in my sleep. XD But in reality I really need more brushes in general. I have very few shadow brushes which can be a royal pain in the butt.

So I suppose my point of this post was what are your favorite brush companies? Have you tried Sigma and/or Real Techniques and what did you think? Are there any other brands you recommend that are affordable? They don’t have to be E.L.F. cheap but uh I can’t afford to pay $20+ for a brush I can get for $10 somewhere else. ;) Also I had to take my husband to a meeting today in Beaverton. On the way I discovered there was an Ulta in Tualatin. :O Holy smokes, this could be bad.

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Giveaways 04/28

Glitters and Bubbles is giving away 5 Aromaleigh Ooops! colors potted in 5gram jars. Go check it out and enter!

Miss Lori Loves is giving away a bottle of Gosh Holographic polish as well as about 10 other items. Go check it out and enter!

Pandora’s Beauty Basket is giving away Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki brush. Go check it out and enter!

Trying to stay calm is giving away a Scentsy warmer and 3 bars. Go check it out and enter.

Things sent my way is also giving away a Scentsy warmer and 3 bars. Go enter!

Quick Tattletails is giving away a plug in Scentsy warmer and 3 scents. Go check it out and enter.

Win a $250 Amazon or Nook gift certificate! The gift card will be good for Amazon US, Amazon UK or BN.com! Go ENTER! Ends May 1.

I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 32! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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Purple Hairs

Apparently I forgot to make a post saying my hair is now purple. So uh my hair is now purple. I used Punky Color Violet. It dyed my hair WAY better than I thought it would. The other dye I used only stayed in the ends of my hair and completely washed out of my natural hair when I rinsed it out. So I kind of assumed Violet would do the same. It however dyed it really well, and my body. Yeah my legs are streaked purple and my back is just entirely purple. The expression of pure amusement on my husband’s face was priceless though. So far everyone seems to like it. My mom even said she liked it. That was a shocker.

I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 32! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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FOTD 04/28/11

FACE
Grapeseed Oil
tarte cheek stain Blissful
No7 Color Calming Primer Green
Bokeh Face Featherweight Mineral Powder Foundation Pale

EYES
Concrete Electric Eye Primer
My Pretty Zombie #1
My Pretty Zombie Mia
My Pretty Zombie Lulu Cupcake
E.L.F. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen Ash
Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash Blackest Black

LIPS
wetnwild mega last lip color Stoplight Red #911D
wetnwild Silk Finish Lipstick Fuschia w/Blue Pearl #521A

The lovely MissJupiter sent me a goodie box of tarot cards, the book, elf eyebrow wax & powder, Aqua 24 viva lips ! lip plumping cream and a couple of almay shadows. Today was my first try using the elf eyebrow kit. The gel is great, but I think the powder makes it too red. Now that my hair is purple, I really want to get some matte purple shadow that matches for my eyebrows. XD The taro deck is pretty awesome and it was printed the year I was born. :D Thanks MissJupiter! Now I have to figure out what you don’t have already so I can send you a little thank you package!

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FOTD 04/27/11

FACE
Grapeseed Oil
tarte cheek stain Blissful
Bokeh Face Featherweight Mineral Powder Foundation Pale

EYES
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk
My Pretty Zombie Old Bruise
My Pretty Zombie Thundernuts
My Pretty Zombie Lulu Cupcake
Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash Blackest Black

LIPS
essence xxxl shine lipgloss super girl #05

I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 32! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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Giveaways 04/27

Two Belles, Four Biceps and the Pursuit of Fitness is giving away a $55 EdenFantasys giftcard! Go check it out and enter. :D

Two Belles, Four Biceps and the Pursuit of Fitness is giving away the item of your choice from The Cream Perfume Company. Go enter!

Health, Beauty, Children & Family is giving away a giftcard to EdenFantasys worth $50! Go Enter!

Table for Five is giving away a $55 giftcard to EdenFantasys1! Go enter!

I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 32! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!

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  1. anyone notice a trend here? XD
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