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.
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. 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.
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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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. 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.