Mar 23, 2009
Where Would I Hide, 1980?
This is not a knitting post. Sorry. If you love makeup, the 80s, or bright colors then you may find this post fun (if not interesting). Otherwise keep scrolling through your blog reader. I should be working today, but apparently my kids STAY sick. Moving on....
After buying some gel liner I REALLY wanted to try out some dramatic/ridiculous makeup so that I could test it. At first I was stumped as to what to do, staring at my face in the mirror and an open palette of makeup, I felt like I'd done it all. Then it struck me! The shirt I was wearing involved loads of bright colors and designs. It's not the sort of thing I normally wear, honestly, but I bought it to match some jeans with bright purple stitching and belt. So why not match my makeup to my shirt? I went with a pink/purple combo. When that was done I tested my new liner, which worked fabulously! Actually, I felt that making the wings was 10 times easier with the angled brush. Then it still felt a little incomplete...so I added checkers! This was a bit more difficult than I had anticipated because my liner brush was a little frazzled. All I did was wet the brush with water and dip it into the color I wanted. Anyways, here are the pictures, I'll list the products used at the bottom. Enjoy!
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Mineral Magic in Micah on lid
- Coastal Scents 56 palette (used column 6 row 2 in crease, column 3 row 4 for the checkers, and column 1 row 3 on brow bone, column 2 row 5 on lower lid)
- Studio Gear Invincible liner in Onyx
- Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in Yeyo (tear duct and outer corner under wing)
- Wet N' Wild Kohl pencil on waterline
- Urban Decay lipstick sample in Gash
I use Bare Minerals for my foundation and blush...so that's that. Micah has become a fast favorite of mine. I bought it on Etsy, but just recently rediscovered the seller and plan on buying more from her. If they are as amazing as Micah then it is worth every penny. The UDPP is worth it too. Sort of. There is apparently a way to hack into the goofy shaped bottle to get more out. Which I plan on doing. It definitely works though. I'll do my eyeshadow the night before I go to work and it lasts through the whole day! The Coastal Scents palette is probably worth MORE than the money. I love having the colorful variety to choose from, it allows me to (re)create looks I couldn't previously. Although I really want to be the 88 palette and the Shimmer 88 palette.
Labels: 1980, eyeshadow, makeup
Mar 16, 2009
It Sneaks By
Time, that is. I know that one day I will look around and realize my children are all grown. But for now I cradle them close. I also enjoy anniversaries and birthdays. These days are meant to celebrate another year with someone you love, that's how I look at it anyways. Today I celebrate another year with something I love. Yarn. Yep, that's right, another knitversary!
Understand that I use "celebrate" loosely. So loose that it's almost as if I'm not celebrating at all. Because, well, I'm not. That Baby is sicker than a dog, he had an appointment with a doctor today, who can only tell me that it's not the flu. She prescribed three medications for him. *sigh* There has been tons of knitting lately though. At least in comparison to the last few months. When I first started I was a knitting powerhouse, turning out project after project. So far I've logged 127 projects into Ravelry. This actually is excluding several projects, as there are a few I don't have photos of...or just don't remember making honestly. It also includes my WIPs, my UFOs, and items I've frogged. Either way, that's about a project a week. Lately I've noticed my crafting energy has died out a bit. Maybe I hit the gas too hard and too fast? Or maybe it's due to the stressful environment Chez Shad recently. First we were moving to California, now we're not. Oh, what, I didn't mention that? No, of course not. That's because part of me knew what happened would. Actually, I don't much feel like talking about it now. It's rather upsetting.
How about some knitting? The BSJ is complete! Blocked and buttons and all! I wanted to trim it up with some crocheted edges in a contrasting color...but that didn't work out very well. So, I made some booties. Now I'm thinking I might make a hat too. There is still some yarn left after all, why not? Apparently I haven't done a real update in over a month. Whoops. Originally I wanted to start updating every (other) week on my day off. That just didn't work though. On my day off I usually just want to sit around and do nothing. At any rate, I've made another MCCS Corporate Zombie (and finished the first one). The hair is done with some wool or another from Ashford, the color is Marigold though. I know that. Also, I just started another hoodie for Nolan. You all remember the first one, don't you? God, I love that sweater so much. Yes, present tense. It is still in great condition, although it needs washing. Unfortunately it is too small. This one should size up to be about a 4T when I'm done, at least that's the intent. I'm too cheap to buy the same pattern in a different size. If you already have the basics, all you need to do is crunch a few numbers. That's my philosophy anyway. The yarn I'm using is Plymouth Yarn Encore that I got in Wilmington for my birthday. Which I just realized I never posted about. :-/ There was a lot going on then.
Labels: booties, bsj, crochet, knitting, sweater, tunic, zombies