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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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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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.

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

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

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!

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 EdenFantasys[1. anyone notice a trend here? xd ]! Go enter!

I’m trying to find books for Sascha so I can have some when he visits. The only problem is I’m not sure what his reading level is and I’m not sure what he likes to read. So at the moment I’m just looking at age appropriate books for a 9 and a half year old boy. He pretty much likes everything Kai and I do as far as games and things go, so I’m thinking he’ll like the type of books we like too, at least a little. Any suggestions would be awesome! So far I have the following books picked out:

  1. Percy Jackson & the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
  2. Kane Chronicles series by Rick Riordan
  3. Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
  4. Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series by James A. Owen
  5. The Last Dragon Chronicles series by Chris d’Lacey
  6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  7. 100 Cupboards series by N. D. Wilson
  8. Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull
  9. How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell
  10. Skulduggery Pleasant Series by Derek Landy[1. this series is actually 10+ but it looks like something he would like.]

Sooo yeah, those are the books/series I’ve had recommended or liked. Thoughts? Suggestions? Also… This is the soap I think I’m getting for Sascha. Becca said she could make it in Grass Stain for me. I think Sascha would like that and the Mountain Dew scent. :SPROUT:

Bahahaha! That is all. Gonna try a sample of this renowned[2. seriously I’ve read nothing but amazing things about this soap from practically everyone I follow. I don’t think I’ve seen a bad review of it.] soap when I order Sascha’s. Hopefully the glycerin in it doesn’t bother me. :)

purchased by me

After getting my last samples from Andrea I had to make another order and try some more colors. Again I’m super happy with the colors I received, they’re all beautiful. One of the colors I got was Old Bruise, which is a pretty matte yellow color. I’ve never been a fan of matte shadows because they don’t usually apply well on me, but I REALLY like this matte shadow, it’s really pretty and it actually went on well over Pixie Epoxy. I was shocked. I’m definitely going to be getting samples of her other matte colors to see if I like them just as much. The other colors that I really love out of this package are Thundernuts, which is a GORGEOUS brown with a blue sheen and TaraYvonne, which is a dark blue almost black with red glitter, they’re both omg WTF pretty! All the colors are beautiful but these were my favorites which actually surprised me. I don’t normally ever go for browns or dark blues. haha I got samples of Lulu Cupcake, Amacyst, TaraYvonne, Rabies, Madison, Pink Eye, Violet, Henrywinkle, Bettie, Old Bruise, New Age Dolls, Mia and Thundernuts! She also snuck in an AWESOME surprise and sent me one of her new released nail polishes. :d She sent me Unicorn Pee, which is really ironic because I didn’t know she’d sent it and last night I poured some of my Unicorn Pee shadow into my Northern Lights topcoat. xd It’s pretty awesome, it only took one coat to get nice coverage, though honestly I think I’d like it better if it were a little more sheer, either way it’s very pretty though. Onto the swatches!

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I am hosting a giveaway for a $30 giftcard to EF on my other blog. :d So go enter! Also I have Unicorn Pee on my nails! Bwaha. I added some Unicorn Pee by My Pretty Zombie to my Northern Lights topcoat. Holy snap it’s so pretty. <3 I can’t wait to actually buy Andrea’s Unicorn Pee nail polish. :d I bet it’s even prettier!


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