Personal Post!

This weekend definitely did not go as planned!  I had expected to stay home and watch Netflix all weekend.  I did not stay home and I did not watch Netflix once!  I ended up still going to my Nana’s on Saturday after sleeping in till 10 (that would be a yay, except for the reason I did was because I was up all night).  We had a big ham dinner there and then a dump cake dessert!  It was nice.  Then, my papa mentioned that he was going ice fishing the next day and invited me.  My initial reaction was absolutely not, because I haven’t gone fishing in years and being on a frozen lake for hours on end while staring at a pole did not appeal to me.  I ended up actually saying yes, though.  Why?  Well first of all, it’s a tradition for all the girls in my family to eventually go ice fishing with Papa at least once.  I’ve still never gone and we all felt like it was my time to enter the tradition.  Second of all, life is short.  I jump at almost every opportunity I have because life is short and I hope to fill my life with as many unique and interesting experiences as possible.  Growing up, I did have quite a few adventures.  Lately, I’ve been deprived of excitement and I really thought there would be nothing better to do than to go off with my awesome papa and do something I’ve never done before.  I ended up having fun.  We didn’t catch anything at all, not even any bites, but the people we came with caught two good-sized rainbows.  The wind was absolutely horrible and kept trying to push over the shanty my papa and I were in, so after four hours, we called it quits and headed back home.  I did get quite a few good pictures from the awesome drive to and from though, and I hope to have them up on Friday.

So then, I ended up hanging out at my Nana’s after we got back and then my aunt went with me to the mall before I went home.

I ended up exchanging my lipstick, lip liner and bare minerals matte foundation that I purchased last time at Sephora.  I ended up hating the foundation, because you know how people say that it makes them look like they’re not wearing any makeup?  Well, I good get that look by simply not wearing any makeup.  It did have the lightest and sheerest coverage, and because it was a powder, if I tried to achieve medium-full coverage, it looked extremely cakey.  I can’t even express how much I hated that foundation.  Like a lot of people say, bare minerals is for people who have really great skin and need the tiniest bit of enhancement.  I have a lot of discoloration and I need more than a little enhancement.  I also exchanged the lipstick and liner because I needed the entire gift card money for what I was exchanging stuff for, since I didn’t have any cash.  I ended up purchasing the Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation in Creamy Ivory because I’ve heard nonstop rage about it from people with skin identical to mine.  So far I’ve used it once and I have to say I like it so far, but I need to experiment with how to put it on in the best way.

I went home after the trip at the mall and ended up going to sleep at 11pm, waking up at midnight, and then laying in bed 10% asleep with frustration (from not being completely asleep) for a few hours.  This morning, I vaguely remember waking up from my alarm, but I didn’t wake up or turn it off or anything.  I was so asleep.  Then, my mom came in at 8 to wake me up and I realized my throat was as tight as ever and my head was pounding.  She let me go back to sleep and I woke up at 11am.  Then I realized it wasn’t just my throat and a headache, it was my whole body and I was completely miserable.  I managed two whole wheat waffles and a few ibuprofen and then just lay in bed reading for a few hours.  I ended up gradually getting better throughout the day and at 2:30 I finally felt 100% again and did some schoolwork.  I don’t know what happened, but my dad said it sounded like I had a bit of mild hypothermia from ice fishing yesterday.  That’s entirely possible because I was freezing during the whole trip.

As of right now, it’s 5:52PM and I feel great except for I still have a headache and I’m feeling just a tiny bit dizzy still.  I’m really hoping to get good sleep tonight and completely get rid of whatever little bug I had!

I don’t really have many other personal updates, except for I’m really hoping to start writing my novel again soon.  I haven’t really sat down to write in years, because I’ve gotten bad at being able to actually feel what I’m writing.  Like, I can still write, but it doesn’t feel like I’m actually writing the full idea I had and I never feel connected to it.  I do have a big talent and place for my heart in writing though, so I really hope I can get into it again soon.  I just have to find the right moment, I guess.

Oh!  And here’s two photos I took recently:

See you Wednesday for Favorite Song of the Week!

A Little Review

In my previous post, I informed you of my purchases at Sephora.  I got a plum lip liner and a rouge lipstick from their store brand and also got the Bare Escentuals SPF 15 Matte foundation.  Today I used all three items along with a little blush, bronzer, eyeliner and mascara.

First, the lip liner.  I purchased Pleasant Plum lip liner by Sephora.  I absolutely loved this product!  It went on very smoothly and made it easy to create a precise line.  It was also a nice color to outline red lips, as it blended in a bit but also gave a bit of depth to the look.

Second, the lipstick.  I purchased Sephora Rouge by Sephora.  This is my favorite lip stick/color ever.  It’s such a buildable product and can go from a tinted gloss look to a deep, formal matte look.

Third, the foundation.  I purchased Bare Escentuals SPF 15 Matte foundation from Sephora.   I adore this foundation.  Although I will have to continue use with it before I decide if it’s going to be in my everyday routine, I love it so far.  It didn’t cover up my freckles or blemishes, but I wasn’t wearing concealar today and that’s not a foundation’s job.  It did however smooth out my coloring and create a slightly flawless look.  It didn’t settle into my face lines and make me look ten years older than I am like my old cheap Cover Girl liquid foundation did.  It just sat on top of my skin in a light and smooth layer without actually looking like it was on top of my skin.  It simply made me look like I wasn’t wearing any foundation at all and had marvelously healthy, glowing, natural skin.  It was quite wonderful!  Some reviews on Bare Minerals did say that it broke them out.  Most reviews actually said that Bare Minerals helped clear many breakouts.  So, I really need to wait a couple of weeks to see what my overall opinion on it is because you never know, I could be one of the people negatively effected by it.  After all, I do have very sensitive skin.

So anyways!  Here is two pictures I took today with the look.  The pictures do show a pretty good idea of the lip color.  It is a bit more wine-red than that, but the flash on the camera brought out orange tones.   Also, I did edit these photos, but the only thing I edited was my skin because I’m having quite a few breakout spots right now.  My eye color and the lipstick are 100% un-edited.

Click on the photos for enlargement and better clarity.

See you next time!