Thursday, August 22, 2013

25 Facts About Me

Hey guys! Sorry I haven't posted in so long! My mom is opening a bakery - well, just opened today - so my life has been absolute insanity. I feel like I haven't even had time to breath! Since I haven't posted in a little while, I decided to do a more personal post, especially since I haven't had my blog for a super long time. I thought this would be a great way for you to get to know me a little bit better! (: 
So here goes!

1. I love animals - probably because I have grown up around them. We have a lot of animals; to be exact, four cats, three dogs, and a ton of fish. That may not sound like a lot but we have a Saint Bernard that weighs 175 pounds and two Akitas coming in at around 100 pounds. So it seems like we have twelve when we only have three!

We call him "Z" because he has a white Z on his back!

Always barking! But so sweet (:

This is little miss Miki on Christmas morning

Al, one of our cats, is by her paw.
This is TJ. He's my dog, I just adore him (:

They do actually love each other ;)

I just adore them! (:

My kitty, Angel. I've had her since I was seven and I adore her as well (:

And finally, our newest addition, Perry! He's so precious (:
(We also have another cat called Mama Kitty, but she is an outside cat for the most part so it was hard to find a decent picture of her. She's very sweet and adopted us when she had a litter of kittens. Al is actually one of her kittens that we decided to keep!)

2. I love to read. You will most likely always find me with a book of some sort.

3. Consequently, I also love to write. It has really become a passion of mine.

4. I absolutely love milk, but last December I found out I am allergic. It isn't a horrible allergy, I just can't have it first thing in the morning or on an empty stomach, and I can't really have more than a glass a day. I was so sad when I found out.

5. Speaking of allergies, I am also allergic to wheat, egg whites, ibuprofen, pine trees, band-aids, neosporin...basically life. Haha I lead a life filled with daily allergy pills.

6. I have endometriosis; it's hard to explain but it basically means my body produces too much tissue in my uterus, which causes a lot of pain. I pretty much inherited all of my family's health issues haha.

7. I have a slight addiction to Jamba Juice - the employees at the store I always go to know my name and order. Their smoothies are just so delicious. If you guys ever go there you should order the Orange-a-Peel. I know, it sounds weird, but it's amazing.

8. I lived in Tennessee when I was little. My mom is actually from there, and we had to help my grandma when she fell and broke her hip. I picked up a heavy southern accent, because I basically learned how to talk when we lived there. I still say some words the "southern" way, especially since my mom says them that way.

9. I love classic cars; I grew up around them and learning all about them because my dad loves them a lot. It's a good thing we live on acreage, because we have about 15 project cars that he wants to finish.

10. My favorite color is blue.

11. My dad used to race cars.

12. My favorite numbers are 3 and 87; my dad's racing number backwards.

13. When I eat pizza (which isn't too often, as a have to take a "Gluten Ease" pill to eat wheat) I scrape everything off of it and just eat the crust. It just tastes better to me.

13. I don't like putting milk on my cereal because soggy cereal is disgusting to me.

14. I love flowers; my favorites are Daisies and Gerber Daisies. 

15. I love to draw and paint. 

16. My favorite things to draw are flowers and animals. I think drawing realistic pictures are so cool and it's really relaxing for me.

17. I play the viola.

18. I am a swimmer.

19. I danced for about eight years. I still really love dance and take classes every now and then. 

20. I don't know what I want to do with my life and it scares me sometimes.

21. I am obsessed with Harry Potter. During spring break, we went to Universal Studios in Florida and I got to go to Harry Potter World. It's the best vacation I've had! 

22. I have an older brother who just turned 22.

23. I've never actually seen The Notebook all the way through; I've seen bits and pieces, but haven't watched it in it's entirety.

24. I've always thought it would be so much fun to work as a Disney Princess at Disneyland. I love Disney movies so much!

25. I still have my baby blanket and sleep with it to this day.

Well, there you go! 25 facts about me; I hope I didn't bore you guys to sleep! And hopefully you guys don't mind all of the pictures of my babies (: Haha, if you were to look through all of my phone pictures, 95% of them would be of my dogs and cats!

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoyed this post!

What's something interesting about you?

Have a great day! (:

Monday, August 12, 2013

Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer Review

Hello everyone!  Today I am finally putting up this review! I have been planning on doing it for weeks now, so I'm excited to get it up! (:

I have always struggled with finding a concealer I like; I have gone through countless products and have never truly been satisfied. I have pretty bad dark circles, it runs in the family, and creases under my eyes, so it has been a long and brutal (okay, I'm exaggerating, but it has been pretty hard) journey trying to find a concealer that I am satisfied with. 
 After trying many different products, I decided to ask one of the makeup artists at Sephora for her opinion, and she suggested the Make Up For Ever Full Cover concealer. 

 Yes, it is on the more expensive side (it costs $32), but I have tried everything under the sun, so I decided to splurge a bit. She also said that one tube has lasted her two years, and if I wasn't satisfied I could bring the tube back anytime. I was sold. 
 Now, after using it, I understand how it has lasted her two years! You only need to use a little dot size (I use about the size of a Q-Tip head) to fully cover dark circles. I love that fact because I don't wear a lot of makeup- just some BB cream for protection against the sun and this concealer, so I don't look like a zombie.

I have it in the lightest shade, and I believe it's called "Pink Porcelain." It does come in a really large range of colors as well. The color I have doesn't have a yellow tinge, which is great for me because yellow-y concealers tend to look terrible on my skin. I have a very pink undertone, so this color is perfect.  It also goes on smoothly and blends in really well.

                       Before:                                                                                       After

As you can see, the concealer really brightens up underneath my eyes. It doesn't cake up and lasts all day; it's really a great product! 
And sorry I look so mean in the "after" picture, haha it's so hard for me to keep a straight face, so I oftentimes concentrate too hard!

Here is a happier picture (: I just wanted to have a picture with a straight face so you guys could see the comparison.
 All in all, I love this concealer, and really recommend it, especially if you have struggled with trying to find a great product to cover up underneath your eyes, or any blemishes you might have. It is my new favorite concealer!

-Range of colors
-Goes on smoothly
-Doesn't cake
-Lasts all day
-Covers dark circles (and blemishes) completely

-On the more expensive side (but worth every penny!)

Have you ever tried this product? If so, how have you liked it? If not, what is your favorite concealer?

Have a great day! (:

Friday, August 9, 2013

My Favorite Quotes

     Hello everyone! So tonight I was planning on posting a review of a concealer I recently bought, but (as usual) it's taking so long to download the pictures. Consequently, tomorrow, I will have to try and take some more pictures of the actual product with a different camera and see how that goes...
 But I still wanted to post tonight, so I decided to share my favorite quotes! I actually have a bunch of quotes around my mirror so that inspired me to share some of them with you guys. 

I really love this quote - it really resonated with me when I first heard it. I'm always really nervous about trying new things (like starting this blog!) so I find this quote really reassuring. Who knows where life will take you! Never be afraid to fulfill your wildest dreams because you'll probably end up in a great place, even if it's not where you thought it would be!

I think this quote is so great because it kind of sums up the whole Feminist Movement and the breaking of the "Cult of Domesticity" here in America in the early-mid 1900s (haha sorry to spew a bunch of history - I took a really hard American History class this past year, and that was one of our last units, so it's still in my head). It's really inspiring too because it shows women can do great things when we speak up for what we believe in!

This quote is so inspiring because we as humans are so afraid of failure, so if that component was taken out of the life experience, imagine how many dreams people would fulfill everyday! I imagine there would be many more dare devils out there! I think the world would be a happier place as well if not so many people were afraid of failure. I have definitely struggled with that fear! I think we all have; it's such a scary thing putting yourself out there with the knowledge that you could fail. But I think this quote and the first one go together so well, because if you attempt to do something great, and you don't completely succeed, it doesn't mean you'll end up in a horrific place.

Haha, sorry if some of you really hate all of this inspirational talk. I really didn't mean to bore you guys, but it's fun to talk about what inspires me to work toward my dreams!

Which quotes inspire you? And, what would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Have a great day! (:

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Outfit of the Day: Lunch With the Girls

Good afternoon! Today I wanted to finally post an outfit that I wore to lunch a couple of weeks ago. I just haven't gotten around to it, so I decided to sit down this morning and post it!

 This is actually one of my favorite outfits; the green and orange go so well together. These shorts are super comfortable as well! And I love the ruffle detail on the bottom of the shirt. I got both the shirt and shorts at Nordstrom, and my sandals at Pacsun.

 For jewelry, I picked pieces that were more "rustic" looking. The necklace was a gift from a friend, so I'm not sure where she got it. I have seen similar looking necklaces at Fuego, however. The little bracelet is from Macy's - I actually got it in a set of bangles, but I wanted to keep it more simple.

Just a closer look at the necklace! I absolutely love it and wear it a lot.

Hehe, just thought I would throw this one in there because my little kitten, Perry, decided to photobomb! (:

Have a great day! (:

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Finally, Senior Photos!

       As promised, this post contains my senior photos! We finally got them back from the photographer and I'm really happy with them! I have seven of them to share, as that is all she gave us for online use. We got our chosen prints today and they look great! So, here we go!

This one was taken with my Jeep that I adore (:

Okay, I cannot explain how hard it was at first to take a picture with a straight face! I definitely struggled.

This is our neighbor's horse Bella (: She is a sweetheart! I love horses so much. When I was little, I had a sweater with a big ol' horse head on it. Needless to say, my mom had to wash it a lot because I wanted to wear it all the time! I was a weird kid.

I really love this one, as you guys can probably tell, because I have made it my profile picture for pretty much everything!

This one is also one of my favorites! I love the reflection in the pond.

Okay, so this is probably a pose I would never do, but the photographer said it would look cute with my shoes and my dress, and I have to agree--now that I see the result! I love these shoes so much, which is odd, because I've never been the kind of girl who loves high heels. Boots, yes, but heels, definitely no. They are Steve Maddens and I believe I got them at Macy's. This is actually my winter formal dress that I got from Nordstrom as well! 

I really like this one as well! But let me tell you, it was not comfortable laying there, because it sloped toward the creek and there were tons of rocks and twigs. And we didn't really have time to move them, because the sun was moving really quickly and the light was fading. I don't know, I'm not a photographer, so I just listened, lied down, and smiled!

       Well that is all of the online ones! There are definitely some that I wish I could share with you guys because you can see the beautiful scenery, like the ones she took of me in the creek. I'm really more of an outdoorsy girl so I was in heaven just being able to hang out by our creek and take pictures! 
       Sorry if I totally bored you guys just looking at my photos! I really wanted to share them, though, because I had such a great time! Anyway, I hope you guys have a great day! (:

Oh, and also a side note, what other posts would you guys like to see? Let me know, I'm happy to do them! (: