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

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

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

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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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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