Up A Nelms Tree

Happy Bunny Day!

So, I think I may be addicted to candles and amazing scents! I got these two beauties from Ross recently when I went looking for some cheap work clothes. After smelling what they had in stock I settled on Pink Pear and Easter eggs (which is the one burning in the background while I am writing this). Pink pear is suppose to have a bunny on top of it but due to the girl improperly wrapping it and my careless handling the ears broke off.

Since my time is limited, it means I have limited time to relax. With candles I can create a relaxing atmosphere even if I am in the middle of doing something, like blogging.

So as you all know recently I went to Sephora for some birthday shopping for myself and as Sephora does they give you a Birthday gift when you are a beauty insider. The Birthday gift was 2 Tarte products; Amazonian clay 12- hour blush in paaarty and Tarteist creamy matte lip paint in birthday suit.

The blush is a pretty pink nude, which is perfect for me as any blush that is too pink or red makes me feel like a clown. It’s pigmented pretty well and seems to go on smooth. I will definitely use it.

This lip paint is creamy, however I am not sure I love the color. While it matches the blush on my lips it may wash me out. Also I am a bit worried about the staying power of the lip paint.

I am happy that I was able to pick this as it gives me a chance to try both products

 

So I know this isn’t very good thing to do, you have to love yourself, think highly of yourself and if there’s something you don’t like you change it…Blah, Blah, Blah…

I think this is fun and so very true. There are things I don’t like about myself, would I change these things? No, Absolutely not. Why? because despite not liking them, it’s what has made me, me. I am not intentionally hurting anyone, and in order to love yourself, you must embrace yourself flaws and all.

So with that in mind here are The 10 Things I hate about ME

1. My lack of brain to mouth filter
I seriously lack a filter, when I get excited, mad or really any sort of emotion. I loose track of things I say and since my thought process seems to go from 0 to 60 in half a second I try to say everything I’m thinking. This includes random thoughts, TMI, curse words and pretty much everything. I tend to blurt out whatever I’m thinking and end up with a foot in my mouth. This is not the most pleasant feeling.

2. My extreme need for coffee
If it’s available I will drink it, not matter the time. If I see a coffee shop (doesn’t matter which one) I will immediately need to have it. It’s some weird addiction that is a bit hard to control. Does this mean I give into the urges? Absolutely not, I do have some willpower ya know.

3. I need to sing a long if I know the song
My husband hates this, but since I’ve been with him for over a decade I can see how this would bother someone. Most of the time I don’t know I’m doing it, I just start to. Plus I can hear a song once or twice and learn the lyrics. Song lyrics are just easy to memorize, I’m probably pushing something important out but whatevs.

4. I procrastinate
I will leave something to the absolute last minute of I can, and I hate that I do this. Out of everything in this list, this is the one thing that I actually want to change. Due to my procrastination I put myself under unnecessary stress and well as well all know that is not good for you.

5. I’m suspicious
I’m suspicious about everything, If your nice, mean, or just walking by I will be suspicious about you. I think everyone has some sort of ulterior motive that I need to figure out. ‘Your smiling at me, what the hell are you planning person’   is pretty much my thought on a daily basis.

6. I don’t like shorts
So I don’ even know why, but I refuse to wear shorts in public. It has nothing to do with showing my legs, since I love skirts and dresses, but shorts are a absolute ‘Nope’ in public. I wear them around the house if I don’t have anything else to lounge around in, or if it’s just hot and I don’t wanna be around in my underwear. I just don’t do shorts.

7. Horrible pronunciation
So when I speak, I tend to mispronounce words, maybe because like I’ve said before I think pretty quickly and I need to get the words out before I get to the next thought and loose track. My husband loves pointing it out, he’s like the damn speech police.

8. I talk with random accents
So not only do I mispronounce words, but apparently random accents make their way into my talking as well. Once again my husband the speech police has pointed this out on many occasions. Why I do this, I do not know. I have a Californian accent and honestly if I tried to actually do a accent I fail miserably.

9. I have the urge to buy things on sale

my pocket book hates me, whenever I see something on sale I have the urge to buy it. While some of these sales are really great, some not so much. My mind sees a sale sign and I need to look and I’ll most likely buy something. It’s oh so bad.

10. I want to do too much at one time
I always have ideas, thoughts, urges and hobbies that I want to do or try. This leads to me putting too much on my plate at once and I get stuck with so much to do that I stress myself out and get sick. I like to keep busy but I need to learn how to find a balance so I’m not driving myself down.

Did I accidentally break a bunch of mirrors? Walk under tons of ladders? Spill a gallon of salt, because my luck seems to have hit the pits lately.

I’m in pain and currently on multiple medications. BECAUSE I HAVE A FREAKING BLADDER INFECTION!!!!!

It really is one of the worse things that happened to me this year and during my holy birthday month too! I have to pee every 5 minutes and It can’t stop and won’t stop.

One thing I can say is that I finally got my first paycheck with my new job, so I bought me some make-up (because we all know how much I need it…not) so I’ll post up my haul, most likely Monday, because I finally have another Sample Sunday planned for you all tomorrow. Exciting isn’t it?

Wish me luck on the peeing…

Lush has completely changed how I bathe, before in our old place I did not have a bath tub so I honestly did not know what I was missing. Now I can’t imagine not having a bath tub. I also now have a Lush right down the street, which makes my pocket book cry. I even have my husband using Lush products, his favorite is the Kalamazoo.

The winter has wreaked my skin, drying it out a lot more than I would have liked but Lush has quite a bit of bath oils, as well as bath bombs that can help with that. I choose You’ve been Mangoed not only because the clerk recommended it to me, but because I love the smell of mango (and the taste but I swear I did not eat it) and I am curious how it be on my skin.

The citrusy smell reminded me of Spring which the first day was Monday so I used it just in time. I decided to split it in half since the oil looked a little big, and I am glad I did because despite only using half of it, it still worked really well.

The bath turned a weird green shade, with patches of orange intermixed. The water felt soothing on my skin, and slightly oily but not to where I felt greasy. My skin almost felt as good as new, and super moisturized. These oils are super inexpensive too compared to Lush’s other products, just $3.50 each.

If you had a rough week, or just need time to relax I would definitely recommend trying one out.

I was given this wine by a friend a while back and well some weekends after work or school I want to relax and enjoy a glass (or a bottle). So I unscrewed the top (yes, it did not come with a cork but that is 100% okay with me) and poured me a glass, my husband had a glass as well. Gallo Family Sweet Peach wine smelled sweet and peachy just like I thought. It taste good and crisp, and I drank the first glass quick.

Halfway through my second glass, my face started feeling very hot. I didn’t know if it was just getting hot or what but my face was red. I then started feeling very bad, lethargic and not right. My husband was the one that pointed it out to me that I may have been having a allergic reaction. I immediately took Claritin to help with my reaction.

My husband had no reaction to the wine at all, and he had a glass. We ended up pouring it however since what happened to me. We are not sure what happened and why I had the reaction I did, I drink wine a lot and never had a problem with a peach wine. I am allergic to Raspberries and Blackberries but I check the ingredients to make sure what I drink doesn’t have it (it’s why I tend to drink white wines).

Sunday was not a good day for me. Since decided to continue blogging and also getting a part time job, on top of going to school, I’ve decided Sundays and Tuesdays are the perfect days for me to take time out and plan blog posts.

The day started off really well, I had a nice breakfast, ran some of my errands and got home in time to make some lunch and settle down.

Until my stomach decided it speaks creature and it does so very loudly.

I’m about to get really personal with you all so if you don’t want to read it that’s fine, you can close now and be done with it.

I spent the entire night in the bathroom and had no idea my body could hold so much, when I thought it was over it just kept coming! This really pissed me off too since I had a 10 hour shift at work the next day and I was dying and dehydrated.

So forgive me for not keeping up my part of the bargain yet, but I will. Oh yes, I will.

18. 03. 2017

Hello, Hello

 

How is everyone doing? I am pretty happy, this week was pretty good despite me really not doing anything. I was productive on my blogs, I am a head of my reading to be done, and so far nothing has been too bad (knock on wood). Let me share with you five things I’ve loved about this week.

 

  1. My new workstation!

    So I bought a desk, it’s been a while since I’ve actually had a place of my own that I can work off of. I didn’t have enough room before so to have a small little corner where I can work on my things makes me tremendously happy!
  2. The Expanse
    I’ve read the first book in the series and I was finally able to watch the first season of the show on Amazon. I have enjoyed it, and I can’t wait to watch the second season (and read the second book), Hopefully I’ll write about it in a Currently Watching
  3. Part Time Job
    While I did not need to get a job, I am the type that needs to have my own money and independence. I as able to find a part time job so I can purchase some of my stuff I really want without breaking our budget.
  4. My new Coffee machine

    Now more than ever I need coffee, with my part time job and school I am running on fumes. Our Keurig just stopped working suddenly one day and we immediately had to run out and get a replacement, instead of getting another keurig we decided to get a actual coffee maker. After a little getting used to it, I can finally make some good coffee
  5. Spring Break
    Spring break is next week and while I still do have work I don’t have to worry about getting up early for school. Woot!

 

So I know I am no longer a teenage girl interested in watching teen dramas unfold. I don’t understand teen angst anymore than I did when I was 16, however I couldn’t say I was not interested in one of my favorite comics becoming a live action drama show based upon murder and mystery.

 

I have long been a fan of the Archie comics. The gang that included Archie, Reggie, Cheryl, Betty, Veronica and my very first fictional crush Jughead Jones. To see it live action on T.V. Set into the modern age is something I could not have passed up. So I booted up the laptop Typed in WB then realized I was old and this station was now called the CW. You must be wondering why I had to stream it, well I don’t have cable.

 

I honestly don’t know how I feel about my beloved characters being played by real flesh and blood characters, how Riverdale will somehow become some dramafest murder mystery, but I got to say I am super surprised that it seemed to have worked out. While it is a little bit weird to see Ross’s son Ben now grown up and being teensy, I got over it quick. It’s entertaining and intriguing enough to catch my attention.

 

Am I going to be glued to the T.V and trying to watch every single week it comes out? Probably not. Will I watch the show when I feel like it and have time? Yes I will. It’s a good show, and that much I can admit.

14. 03. 2017

It was a sudden lack of air and this moment of clarity that I realize I am turning 30 this year. With the day fast approaching I thought I would feel different, maybe more grown up. Just like all the milestones I’ve hit in my life however I didn’t see any difference. The only thing I’m aware of is my certainty. I know what I want to do and what I need to be happy.

I am not even mad I’m turning 30.

The day is now upon us and I’m a little relieved. While I know I am getting older and probably shouldn’t be wearing/doing/saying certain things anymore, but I don’t care. 30 is just a number I utter to people when they ask my age.

It does not define me.

Happy 30th birthday to me!

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