Beauty: Magnetic Eyelashes*


I am not a huge lash wearer, mostly because I don’t have to the time to shape the lashes, apply the glue, and place them on my lid. My hand-eye coordinate is not great btw. When I magnetic lashes floating around I was super curious. So, when I had a chance to try some, I jumped at the chance!

First of all, no glue. That means I won’t get my lid all sticky because I over glued my lashes. My kids won’t stick together, and my lid won’t feel as heavy. Second of all, this should be easy to put on and take off without pulling out your real lashes. Third, I want booming glam lashes!

The lashes are soft, long and a little fragile, so when don’t pull too hard when you remove them from the case. There are 4 lashes because you need 2 for each eye, because hello, magnets! How else are they suppose to stick? Due to the placements of the magnets, you can’t really cut them to fit your eye size, so you just have to adjust them so they don’t stick out too far. The length was okay for my eye though so no complains, however, if my lashes were just a little smaller the lashes may have been too long. Not sure how it would have looked.

The lashes were a bit hard to put on, mostly because I could not keep the top lash steady enough to put the bottom lash on. Using two hands was really difficult and my face felt crowded. I was also very worried I was going to pinch my lids. Ultimately I finally got it. A couple of tricks are first putting a light coat of mascara to keep the top lash in place, which will make it easier to place. Then snap each magnet one at a time. If you need to take the lashes off, do not pull rather rub the lashes between your fingers and they come right off.

It does take a little getting used to, as they are actually not on your lid at all but rather on your lashes. Eventually, you do get used to them which is great! If you would like to try these lashes out, you can purchase them HERE

Fashion: Guilty Pleasures – Tote bags

I have quite a few purses. I like having them, and like sunglasses, they can be colorful and extremely expressive. However, I noticed something when looking through them the other day. I have a ridiculous amount of tote bags

I think every woman should have a tote bag for those summer beach days, but I may have too many. How I got them? I am not sure. Will I stop getting them? Absolutely not. I like the idea of just tossing my wallet and a couple of essentials into a tote bag and heading out on an adventure, plus I like to have different ones to choose from. Having a tote bag for every. Considering how fickle my mood can sometimes be, I really actually need multiple ones.

I will say that I don’t use tote bags for any “fancy” times, but using one during spring and summer can make a rather dull outfit fun! What do you think about tote bags?

Let’s Make Friends #4

So I’ve done it! I actually met with someone. I won’t lie she took the first step in asking to meet, but I still did it! We will call her El. El is into vintage style (which she pulls off so well I am actually a little jealous!). She is a part of the military, and loves food. We went for breakfast on Sunday morning, and  it was awkward at first, because how the hell do you start conversations nowadays? Eventually we settled in to a comfortable conversation that had us bonding. I was nervous trying to decide on what to wear because I want make a good impression, but not seem like I tried too hard. I ended up with high waist skinny jeans, a mustard colored blouse and a blue open sweater. I completely forgot to take a picture because I was nervous and completely forgot.

We ended up chatting from 9:30 am until 3 so, I think it went well. We did exchange numbers so we just have to maintain this new, precarious friendship we built. I am thinking this Saturday a little farmer’s market date, where we can eat and walk around. Now, I just have to plan what to wear…

What I have been Watching: Sense8

So, you must have heard that Sense8 has been cancelled and recently has released it’s 2 hour series finale. I’ve actually seen this when it first came out, and I fell in love with each of the 8 characters and their lovers and friends. Imagine how crushed I was that this was over, not only did it have strong (and even vulnerable) female characters, but had great representation of love, friendship, and family. Before watching the finale, I decided to binge watch the entire 2 seasons and relived why I love it so much!

First off, Lito is my absolute favorite characters and may be my spirit animal. His relationship with Hernando and even dani was amazing. Not to mention the amazing chemistry of Amanita and Nomi ( I love Amanita!). I was not entirely onboard with Kala and Wolfgang at first, I did grow to love them because they are just amazing characters. The show can be a little slow at times, while extremely fast paced at others. Not to mention the storylines had so much information you had to pay attention to or else you will miss something. If you don’t pay attention you can be left feeling confused. Plus, if you are not comfortable with watching nude or sex scenes, I don’t actually know what to tell you. While I can see that the show was probably really expensive to film especially since it was filmed on location, I wished that Netflix would have given us 1 new season as opposed to a 2 hour finale. This would have been great for a premium cable channel like HBO or Showtime.

There was a couple of questions I was left with after watching the finale, but I loved the ending. I just wished it was not over.

Beauty: Elf Cosmetics Haul

I decided to treat myself and since e.l.f.  was having a sale I decided to partake. I think I have mentioned before that I really like e.l.f because not only is their quality good and reliable, but it is extremely affordable.

3 piece Gift set includes Moisturizing Lipstick in Rosy-Go-Round, Baked Highlighter in Blush Gems, and The Silk Eyeshadow in Rose all day. This was a nice surprise as I actually completely forgot about it, so when I opened my package I also thought they messed up and sent me extra stuff. Massaging Facial Cleanser was something I added on a whim, I have never used one before, usually because these are expensive. This one was on sale and affordable so I thought “Why not?” I needed a new liquid liner, so when I saw the Intense Ink Eyeliner I had to get it. I had to toss a couple this week because of age or quality so I am hoping this one does not let me down. I didn’t notice until I got it that I purchased a Black Navy which I hope will look good with my brown eyes. I have been wanting to try the e.l.f. Active so I got the Workout Ready Lip Tint in Fearless Pink. I want to eventually try all the Active brand beauty items.

I needed a facial oil so I purchased the Nourishing Facial Oil. I really like the e.l.f  skincare line so I am super eager to use this and see how this goes. I also purchased the Mattifying Mask, because I love me some masks! I have been wanting the Molten Liquid Eyeshadow in Rose Gold for a while and it is finally available and on sale, YAY! I got another Baked Highlighter this time in Moonlight pearls which I am super eager to use as I am finally feeling confident in using them. Last but not least the Lip Exfoliator in sweet cheery, I’ve used their exfoliators before so I am a huge fan!

Tried any of the products? What do you think about them?

 

Beauty: Yadah – Pomegranate Vitalizing Mask Pack

So I took last week off, mostly because I was busy with the house. I have been moving stuff around and just doing a deep spring clean. My allergies have also been off the charts, and my sinuses have just been completely unpleasant. Plus, I also think that bloggers have to realize that it is okay to take some time off we don’t always need to be there. However, just because I wasn’t blogging, does not mean that I wasn’t pampering myself with face masks.

I’ve had the Yadah pomegranate vitalizing face mask for a while, and I finally decided to use it. It is meant to minimize the look of fine lines as well as moisturize the face. The mask was thin, which I liked and was covered with essence. There was a faint perfume smell, nothing pomegranate which I thought was a little weird, but it did not bother me. The Sheet covered my face fairly well (except for the nose, they never cover my nose).

The essence feed my skin and soaked up very well leaving my fave soft and feeling great. I do recommend this on those days that your face needs just a slight fix.

Lifestyle: Early Morning Hikes

I can’t sleep in anymore, it is a proven fact. So instead of sitting around on my butt, I decided to be active. So loading the dogs and my husband in the car we set off for an easy hike. The trail we went on was only 2.7 miles so if we added it up we only hiked 5.4. It’s been almost a year since I’ve hiked anything so we took it slow since we are trying to get into the groove of it.

While the scenery was not much to look at, as it was mostly hills with bushes, it was really the cool fresh air I was breathing and the conversation that was the main focus. Just taking time out to enjoy nature and the simple things in life is what makes times like these special. The only time I had my phone on me was to quickly take these pictures and then I just put it away. I almost snapchatted, but I decided not to. I just wanted to live in the moment and enjoy. I did a post on Instagram but that was much later.

Sometimes we need to remember that there are simple things we can do to make ourselves happy.

I Chopped my Hair!

So Monday I made a very spontaneous decision to cut my hair and I don’t mean just a trim either I mean 5+ inches to lob off. With summer approaching and just the desire to have a low maintenance hair, while also making sure I keep it healthy I decided to cut it off.

As you can see the ends were a lot lighter which is the result of various dye jobs. The ends were also split and because I had some layers it was all uneven. I also kinda just wanted to start fresh, sort of like a blank slate for my hair. My natural hair color is just a mousy brown, which I don’t usually like but while this sort of natural ombre was nice it kept getting tangled.

While the stylish went shorter than I asked and went a bit too liberal on the layers in the back, I’m old enough to know that hair grows back and to not be upset. I actually like it now that I have had a couple of days to really get used to it and make it me. I think I look funny with bed head because my hair literally sticks up everywhere.

What do you all think?

Fashion: Guilty Pleasures – Sunglasses

 

As you can see I absolutely love sunglasses! While yes they are made to protect your eyes from the sun, they are also the perfect ways to accessorize. Sunglasses have so much character and color and it can be one of the first things people notice when they see you. I love having a variety of Sunglasses at my disposal, so I can wear what ever matches my outfit or mood. I have silly fruit sunglasses, cheap sunglasses, designer, different colors and designs. I absolutely love em all! It doesn’t even matter what price (although I do stop myself if they are too expensive, like jeez I’m not that crazy) or style they are. I want to them all!

 

Let’s Make Friends Update #3

Hello, Hello!

So Friend-wise I still have yet to meet anyone face to face, which leads me to have questions like:

Am I taking things to slow?
Do people even want to be my friend?
Should I just ask?
How long does one even wait until you ask someone to meet?

It’s just so hard trying to make friends when your no longer going to parties, around people the same age as you at school, or you know hate your job… but I am trying. I just didn’t realize how insecure you start to feel when you really want something as simple as making a friend.

I’m still having chats with people though, while some have fizzled out I still have quite a few that I keep up a steady stream of chatter with. Hopefully next week I will have an update, something that will give me (and you) hope that this whole internet friendship stuff works.