Wednesday, February 20, 2013

More preggo spam!

It has been nothing but babies in this house for the last few weeks. Between Kayla and my brother being a few weeks away from welcoming my first niece into the world and my cousin finding out she is having twins baby fever has been rampant in my house. These are a few pics I snapped over the last week for my seester-in-law's maternity photos. I think I managed to make her look glowing and excited rather than "my ankles look like fence posts and I want this baby out of me".... just kidding! As miserable as she is, I think we are all just excited to get Cora Rose here.

Having a niece on the way has led to a whole lot of talkin' 'bout the future with the mister and I. There are a lot of big things coming this year that I can't wait to share with you all soon! Never fear, I have no plans to pop out any munchkins this year or the next few. However, Zach and I have pretty much picked out baby names for our future little shits. Lucy Louise for a girl and Hugh Russell for a boy. How freaking adorable is that?

Well, it is off to school for me. Hoping this week is better after I had the client from hell this last week... She asked to see a picture of Zach and informed me that he was "hot" and I needed to "get that shit cleared up" on my face if I was going to be with him. This was after she informed the sweet old lady getting her wig thinned out beside us that she "didn't know colored women could grow hair like that." I am getting an anxiety attack talking about her. Geesh. Have a good day, y'all!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Theodora palette review!

Ignore my terrible eyebrows. They are being grown out after a bad wax!

While I love bargain products, I recently decided it was time to expand my collection a little bit and buy some higher end stuff. It started out with Kat Von D foundation (which is HG status for me and will be reviewed soon!) and has grown from there. I am still a poor cosmetology student, though, so I was left drooling over the new limited edition Glinda and Theodora   palettes from Urban Decay.
Well, I woke up the other morning and surprise!... Zach had ordered them both for me. What a stud! So, tonight I bring you a review of the Theodora palette.

Price: $49.99
Includes: Palette containing 6 new eyeshadows (0.05 oz), Theodora Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color (0.10 oz), and Zero 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil (0.03 oz)
Would I recommend?:   YES. 

First of all, let me say I love the packaging of this product. Not only is the artwork really cool, but the eyeshadows are housed in a tin container, so the whole thing just feels very sturdy and well-made. Also, the eyeshadows are removable and can be replaced with other UD shadows. Neat! The palette itself comes in your standard cardboard box with the same artwork as the palette and the eyeshadow names on the back. Inside the box is a "get the look" card and the lipstick.

Broken: Is a really pretty matte cream color. It looks white on the swatch due to the flash, but it pulls more of a buttercream color. It is very soft and pigmented for such a light color. No chalkiness and blends beautifully!

Beware: A medium matte brown. Again, very soft and no chalkiness. Works well as a wash or in the crease.

Bewitch: Darker brown shade that is more gray than warm. Again, fantastic pigmentation!

West: Another sparkly dark brown shade. Warmer than bewitch. Very soft and blendable.

Spell (black side): A sparkly charcoal color. Not super intense, but you can easily build it up. I really think this is a good thing in a black shadow because I love putting them in my crease. If it is super pigmented it is just too harsh. I did experience fall-out with the glitter, though.

Spell (gold side): Gorgeous gold color! One of my favorites in this palette. Very pigmented and so easy to blend. Great shadow.

Jealous (darker green): Very lovely shimmery medium green color. I like it because it is an earthy green color, so it can be worn for every day wear or smoked out for night time without being too intense. It is very pigmented and goes on my lids wonderfully.

Jealous (lighter green): Frosty light green color. It reminds me of tinkerbell for some strange reason. Again, it is very pigmented and blends like a dream.

Theodora super-saturated lip color: Oh my gosh. This is my favorite lipstick right now! It does not pull too blue-toned on me, which is almost impossible in red lipsticks on my skintone for some reason. I love the fact that it is not drying at all... in fact it is like a really badass lipgloss. It is very intensely pigmented and has great staying power. My only complaint is that it tends to travel a bit and I end up with lipstick under my lip... or on my nose, somehow.

24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in "Zero": This is a jet black liner which is great for smudging if you are doing a smokey eye. I love it on my bottom waterline as it does not smear all up under my eyes like most eyeliners.

Overall, I say this palette is a great buy. You can get so many looks from it and, like most UD products, the pigmentation is awesome. I see myself reaching for this palette daily, which is rare for me! I think there is something for everyone here and I suggest picking it up if you want something that works consistently and is long-lasting!

Hope everyone is doing well!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

This week on Instagram.

1. Chamomile Bath Tea. I rarely soak in the tub and I am glad this little bag made me! I was definitely relaxed. That is, until the bag ripped open and my soothing bath turned into a swamp. 

2. New vanity which means I FINALLY have somewhere to store my makeup (it is currently in a few plastic totes in the floor beside a beat up mirror. Gotta love my tiny room.)

3. This needs no explanation. 

4. I know every word. 

5. That moment when your boyfriend and Sheldon Cooper have the exact shame shirt! 

6. My bangs were behaving that day.... my scraggly looking eyebrow, however, was not. 

7. Little brother and I drove almost an hour for free pancakes at IHOP. 

8. SUSHI. Om nom nom freaking nom. 

It feels good to be back! It looks like I did two "this week on Instagram" posts on my blog because it has been over a week since I have been able to post. Last week was crazy (not to mention the fact that I had a very scary moment on Friday where I thought my appendix was rupturing, but the pain was too low and I am now getting checked for intestinal ulcers) but this week looks better. I missed y'all! 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Small hiatus.

We had a death in my distant family this week and my cousin flew in on Friday from Bermuda to see her uncle before he died. He passed away on Saturday and she left back home yesterday. I abandoned the idea of writing anything blog-related to spend time with her. Tomorrow I am at school until 4:30 and I work until 10, so this little blog will remain silent until Monday. I know, I know, I need to work on scheduling my posts ahead of time... I'm working on it!

Also, I should probably get cracking on those resolutions for the year. Hehe.

I was hoping these pics from my bro and sis-in-laws 3D ultrasound would get me some forgiveness for my procrastination. My brother's face in the first picture is so, so perfect. He was seeing his daughter's little face for the first time. Let me tell you, she is pretty much perfect and she isn't even done cooking yet. I need the next few weeks to pass so that I can kiss those chubby cheeks!

Well, time for bed... first client is 9:30 in the morning and I have a long day ahead of me! Hope you all are doing well. I can't wait to catch up on some blog posts from some of you ladies!
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