Friday, December 30, 2011


Here's a little mix I put together of some of my favorite music released this year. I wanted to make a few posts of my favorites from makeup to fashion collections of 2011 but I've been busy lately so I haven't really had the time to. I hope you guys enjoy this and have a fun and safe NYE weekend!

track listing:
  1. Time of My Life - Patrick Wolf 
  2.  Endless Blue - the Horrors 
  3.  Nail in My Coffin - the Kills
  4.  Nerve Damage! - Unknown Mortal Orchestra 
  5.  Videotapes - Blouse 
  6.  Newlands - Justice 
  7.  Over You - Cat's Eyes
  8.  OK Pal - M83 
  9.  Hikikomori - Zola Jesus 
  10.  Work That Body - HTRK

Friday, December 16, 2011


I'm finally on Christmas break! I am so excited to have nearly a month off school I couldn't even begin to explain. Since I have such a long break I've decided that I need to keep busy and productive to prevent cabin fever from setting in. I'm going to read the unread books on my shelf, work on art stuff, continue going to the gym at least three times a week, and try to hang out with my friends more often and possibly with some new people as well.

So you know how before I wrote about my terrible time public speaking? Well, now if you asked me to get in front of a crowd and talk I think I'd be perfectly fine! I had to give two more presentations this semester and I got better with each one. In my philosophy class I had to argue why I think it's wrong to eat meat. I did really well at getting my point across and the short video I showed had quite an obvious impact on the class. I was still a bit nervous and my voice was kinda shaky, but near the end I was throwing in little jokes and whatnot. For my interpersonal communications class I had to so a group presentation for my final and we did an awesome job! (we got a 100%!) I didn't even feel like I was talking in front of thirty other people. All I could do was smile whenever we finished and I felt so proud of myself. I'm glad that I was finally able to get over this fear!

Today I'm going to work on cleaning around the house, finish putting ornaments on our Christmas tree, and read a bit. I might watch a movie or two and play a little Sims Pets (omg I'm obsessed). I hope everyone has had a nice week so far! Feel free to tell me any of your plans for break, I'd love to hear :)


Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Air Force Flag sneakers by Jeremy Scott for Adidas

I honestly have no idea why I'm so in love with Scott's collection of winged sneakers. The only time I wear tennis-shoes is to the gym and these are so unlike my style. I think one reason why I love them so much is because they're the exact opposite of my personal taste. JS does a really good job with making me fall in love with things that are totally ridiculous; it's quite possible that his pieces bring out that part of me that liked to wear neon tutus and all things obnoxious when I was fourteen...

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Friday night I finally went out to the mall and picked up some products from the Gareth Pugh MAC collection. I originally was planning on going sometime Saturday but I had started my period and felt like crap, so this was the perfect pick me up. I bought both lipsticks and lip glosses, a nail polish, and the blush.

Strada powder blush

This is every fair skinned girl's dream blush! Whenever I first saw it I thought it was neat but you could probably use a powder that's a few shades darker instead, but it actually has a bit of a pink to it. I never wear blush because it's always too much color for my skin, but this is something that I'm definitely going to be using everyday and I'll probably stock up on it! This was hard to photograph since it's so subtle, but it gives me a nice little flush of color and you can see it in the following photos a bit as well. (I apologize for the awful picture and my hair looking like such a mess. It's sunday, what can I say.)

Restrict creamsheen lipstick

Also another pale girl's dream! This lipstick has a slight pink tint to it along with a bit of shimmer, which is great because it doesn't totally wash you out. I really think that Pugh took paler skin tones into consideration while working on this collection and I'm so glad he did. This is a shade I'm going to be wearing a lot and will be my go-to lip color whenever my eye makeup is really dramatic. 

Fervent satin lipstick
I really love the versatility of this color. It can go on to be a nice hot-pinkish purple or a nearly black purple depending on how much is applied. I went ahead and applied it so it'd be darker so you can see the full dramatic effect it has. This is probably one of the more fun pieces of the collection, obviously not something for daytime and everyday wear. 

Vacant lipglass

I usually have a personal vendetta against lipgloss since they're always so sticky so I just don't even bother with them, but these are very nice and creamy. This color gives the lips a bit of a light pink color and has bits of pink and lavender glitter. I've fallen in love with both of these glosses and they'll be my go-to products when I want a bit of color on my lips but don't feel like being bothered by applying lipstick.

Outrage lipglass

This is basically a toned down version of the Fervent lipstick. It's a light purple gloss full of blue, green, and purple glitter. Again, another amazing lipgloss! I'm sorry that it's difficult to really see the full effect of the lipglasses but they're just so hard to photograph! I'd definitely recommend that you try them on it the store because these pictures don't quite do them justice. 

Unfortunately, I don't have photos for you guys of the nail polish. I had just painted my nails Friday afternoon and didn't feel like messing up my manicure by testing it out, but I paint my nails so often that I'll probably have pictures within the next week.

Overall, I am extremely satisfied with my purchases. I bought a lot of stuff that I know I'll be using a lot. It's really awesome to be able to incorporate your absolute favorite designer into your everyday appearance.

PS - Apparently the shipping of the eyeshadows have been delayed everywhere so I was unable to test those out but the artist at the store said they should be in sometime this week. I've been curious about those so I'm excited to see what they're like!