Um…will you be my Valentime?
Yes, girl, I said “Valentime.”
V-Day hints and Misa Jewelry
Not to drop hints or anything…but OK, I’m dropping mad hints right now, to whom it may concern. 🙂
(Ahem! That’s probably going to be you, El Hub.)
To make it easier for him (El Hubster) — you know, just for ideas — I sent him some links this morning, like, “Hint, hint! Valentime’s Day is right around the corner!” and one of the links was to Misa Jewelry.
I found out about them from my friend Erika at Makeup Bag (she just started posting on her blog again, BTW, which I’m very excited about!). Check out her recent lifestyle posts about gold tableware lust and the craziness that is ironing your bedding.
Anyway, the jewelry. It’s got a beachy-ish, Hawaii vibe and these neat organic shapes.
I’m all about that branch series… I just think the pieces are so dainty and different.
It’s fine jewelry, so it’s kinda expensive, but some of the items (I spotted a few in the branch series) are a relatively doable splurge. I’ve got my eye on the Roots Vine Necklace ($175 for the sterling silver version) and the Twig Ear Pin ($165).
Um…yeah. Wink, wink! — in case you need to drop a hint for somebody!
This Jetoy Choo Choo Cat bag
If jewelry isn’t your thing, might I interest you in this astonishingly cute and 100% cat lady-approved kitty clutch by Jetoy Choo Choo USA?
hand paws if you’d absolutely freak out (in a good way) if your partner said “I lurve you” and gave you this Jetoy Cat Face Fur Clutch ($48).
I’d be like, “LUV YOU FUR-EVER!!!”
But I’m the last person who needs another bag…
Wait — forget that. No, I’m not. I’m NOT the last person. I NEED another bag, LOL! This one’s just too dang adorable, with that cat and the pom-pom…
A NARS Spring 2016 makeup tutorial featuring Janice Daoud
So, I’m hoping against all hope — because I haven’t worn any real makeup for the past couple of days except for five-minute makeup with tinted moisturizer, brows, mascara, tight lined liner, gloss and blush (seriously, that’s all five minutes) — that this new NARS makeup tutorial is going to inspire me to do amazing things with their spring 2016 collection this weekend.
The video stars Janice Daoud, my favorite NARS artist. She’s from here in the Bay Area, and she’s been with NARS for years. Girl is such a sweetheart — like, the nicest person — and she’s so, SO beautiful. Oh, and her makeup skills are bangin’.
The video’s a kind of fancy, interactive Facebook thing (it doesn’t seem to work in Google Chrome for some reason). It’s not just a regular makeup tutorial. There are these 360-degree views, with the eyes on one screen, lips on another, etc., and if you’re watching on a mobile device, and you tilt it, or if you click and drag your mouse on your computer screen, you can go directly to whichever part of the tutorial you want to, so you don’t have to watch the whole thing (unless you want to).
Kewl. And I think the final look is super pretty.
Everything’s about to change…
I did put on a little makeup today, which was a big step up from what’s been my new usual state lately.
Can I just tell you (please don’t tell anyone else, though…) that last night was the grossest I’ve been in a very long time. I went to bed without 1) washing my face (granted, I wasn’t wearing any makeup) or 2) taking a shower.
I was just too exhausted, man. BG has been kicking my butt lately. It’s like that whole Invasion of the Body Snatchers thing. She’s been putting in some serious overtime in terms of sucking the life outta me. I mean, you don’t understand! — my drive for personal cleanliness is usually very strong, but I was so tired last night that I almost didn’t change into pajamas. It’s that serious.
I have an appointment to go to the salon this weekend, so maybe that’ll restore some of my personal care energy. Sometimes it helps to just sit and veg in those chairs for a couple hours…
When I saw on my calendar today that I had the appointment, I had an “OMG, my life is about to change!” moment (which I’ve been having a lot lately).
It might be a while before I go back to the salon…and when I do go, I’ll need someone to watch Baby Girl!
It just hits me at weird times.
Speaking of hair, I have absolutely no plans to go crazy with it. I don’t think I should do anything too high maintenance… The last thing I need right now is a big hair change.
Your thoughts on ASOS?
Have you ever shopped there before? I was googling “nursing clothes” the other night and ended up on their website.
They had a bunch of stuff on sale. I ordered a couple of nursing dresses (which are super cute), but now I’m kind of freaking out a little because the website says that their maternity clothes are true to size but, like, I’ve heard some people say that ASOS clothes run small, so I’m thinking, “Great, I got these cute dresses on sale, but they’re gonna be too small.”
Maybe I should just wait ’til they actually get here before I panic… LOL!
I hope their maternity line works out for me because I’d love to be able to wear the dresses after BG is born. I gotta say, I’m really getting tired of wearing the same five outfits.
OK, thanks for hanging out and listening. I hope you’re doing well.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,