Saturday, February 27, 2010

barf.

Hey dears! Just popping in to say that I am super sorry about lack of posting, but I seem to have come down with some disgusting illness and thinking is making me nauseous. I love you all and I'll be back soon!
PS. I got my hair cut! I would take a better picture but this is right after it was done, and I look like death personified right now. I'm gonna go back to drinking vegetable broth and imploding. ♥!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

What I Wore - February 25 2010

Hello lovelies! How are you? I know I am supposed to be doing homework, but my mommy wants me to go get my passport photo taken, and I would much rather do that! Plus, I don't work today, so I can actually wear something other than dress pants and a nice shirt. Phew! All of my outfit today is either thrifted, or from Winners. Yay!
 
 I'm actually wearing a dress under my t-shirt, if you couldn't tell! On my feet right now I've got some thick grey thermal socks and my brown Doc Martens. Apparently if I just don't do up the laces, they don't give me blisters! Awesome!
And lo and behold, I am wearing makeup today! I pretty much never wear makeup, but a passport photo is the kind of photo that follows you around (like a driver's license!). Umm let me see... I'm wearing...
♥ Bonne Bell Eye Definer eyeliner, I think?
♥ Maybelline Great Lash mascara in Brownish Black (I've been meaning to look for something new from a company that doesn't test on animals!)
♥ Annabelle eyebrow pencil in Blonde -I stopped shaping my eyebrows a while ago (Why? Because they looked like this!) and I'm not used to penciling them in so they look really big and weird.
♥ Physician's Formula Mineral Translucent Loose Powder (which works pretty good, I think? It's translucent so it pretty much takes away my shiny).
♥ ...and a dab of some cheap red lipstick I picked up in Calgary for 99c, I don't recall the brand but it's "Fatal Red" and that's awesome.
I also did a little something with my hair! It's really hard to take a picture of the back of my head, haha!
And there you have it! This is the kind of stuff I wear when I feel somewhat fancy! Have a great day, my dears! ♥ ♥ ♥

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wishing, Hoping, Dreaming

      Hello lovelies! How are you this fine day? It's halfway to the weekend, hurrah! What has been consuming your mind lately? To keep my mind off of the present dullness of my life, I have been planning my future life! If you haven't already heard me say, I'm upgrading some courses right now so I can go to university in Christchurch, New Zealand  next spring! I'm hoping to major in biology and minor in environmental studies, or something like that. And I am absolutely so excited! But what's even more fun, in my opinion, is to look online for really cool stuff to buy when I get at that point. So far, I've definitely come up with a few thing I'm lusting after!
      ♥ First and foremost, I really really really want a Macbook! I love my HP Pavillion to bits and pieces, but I think that a Macbook would be really handy for going to school, and editing photos in, and maybe even for DJ programs! Besides, I've only had my laptop for a bit over a year and it's screen is all damaged (from an unfortunate shampoo explosion in my packsack! Boo!), and it's starting to slow down a lot on me. Very saddening.
      ♥ Also, I think it would be really amazing to have a Canon EOS 7D! Hah, fat chance that's going to happen while I'm a starving student! I'll probably end up with a Rebel of some sort, but I'd even be thankful for that! I adore my A-1, but since I'm just learning my way around a camera it would be nice to be able to see the photos as I take them, and not have to spend a whole bunch of money on film! When I'm rich and awesome I'll probably get a house with a darkroom though, I do adore old-school photography!
     ♥ I love Dj'ing. It's really frustrating because I never practice and really suck right now, but I'll get there! Hopefully this summer I can use the turntables when I move into my motor home, so I will get some good practice time! Anyways, it's sort of difficult too because I have like, 7 different records. It's hard to find certain songs I want on vinyl, and it can also be fairly costly! ($45-€65? Booo!) That's why having some vinyl emulation software would be really, really amazing. Any song on your computer (given it's a good enough quality), emulated onto coded discs! That's wiggity-wack!
      ♥ And finally... I know I still can't drive, but my boyfriend made the mistake of showing me a New Zealand website that's sort of like eBay, but full of used cars! I love love love cars (Hey, I wouldn't be an apprentice mechanic if I didn't)! Egads. I would like this (HAH I wish!), this, sweet lord this had underglow and a really bad (amazing) spoiler, hey look it's the Subaru I really wanted, and I literally cried when he told me that this would be gone by the time we got there! Hopefully there's still something really cool for us to cruise in!

Anyways, I really could go on for a very long time! But don't worry, I'll stop here. Is there anything you really, really want to get your hands on? Don't be shy! ♥ ♥

(PS. Wow, I saw "Booo" a lot! This is how I say it in my head...!)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Some Super-lame Advice

Hello my dears! How are you this fine Monday? I hope all is well! Over in my part of the world it's still cold and dreary (though there were a couple days of sun, yay!), so I just wanted to share some slightly-inspiring advice.
♥ First off, this should be totally obvious, but do what makes you happy. Really! Why would you do anything else? If something makes you unhappy, then change it  (or at least, how you view it)!
♥ I think this ties in with the first point- Live for yourself! I'm not telling you to completely disregard the other people in your life, goodness no! But really now, in the end, you are the only person that you can rely on completely. Stop living to make everyone else happy! I know it's really hard to do, especially if you have parents with crazy-huge expectations of you or something. But in the end, if someone really matters, then they'll want you to be happy.
♥ And finally, always keep in mind that you are an absolutely wonderful, beautiful human being. Yes, you! You are a brilliant, gorgeous, unique creative genius. There is nobody in the world who could even come close to taking your place. I know it, and I know you do too, deep down in there! Believe me, sugar, you're amazing. I genuinely hope you see it too.
♥ ♥ ♥

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Magazines Make Me Sick!

 

     Okay, so I promise I absolutely never read these gossip rags, but my mom brought home a People magazine from her trip and I ended up flipping through it. Pretty much the same old stuff I really don't care for- Oh! She's so fat! Relationship SCANDAL! Get this look! Seriously?! These people don't have anything to do with my life, I'm never going to know them, so why do I need to know what's going on in their private lives?

     Anyways, I happened upon the above page, and I couldn't believe what I read! For those too lazy to read the picture, it quotes Beyonce as saying, "I'm always in pain! My earring are heavy, and my heels are hurting- they hurt all the time. But you know you have to sacrifice for beauty. You just kind of get numb after a while."

     ...WHAT? That's such bullshit! No one should ever have to sacrifice anything for "beauty". That's such a horrible message to give out to everyone! Beauty is about confidence in yourself. No pair of ridiculous uncomfortable shoes or huge dangly earrings is going to make you look beautiful, especially if you're in pain! It is definitely not okay to make yourself suffer for another person's standard of beauty. Ignoring your body just to wear something that's in style now is completely absurd, and the fact that a huge star is encouraging it makes me very disturbed.

      What do you think, lovelies? Do you agree with her? Or do you think that that is absolutely ridiculous? I'd love to know what other people think on the matter. ♥

Saturday, February 20, 2010

These Smilin' Eyes Are Just A Mirror For The Sun

I was just listening to this album... it's quite lovely! Plus, I've always kinda really loved the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Anthony Kiedis has such a dreamy voice. :)
Um... Eddie Vedder kisses? Well, if you do insist..!

I love their lyrics! So beautiful!
"Soft spoken with a broken jaw, Step outside but not to brawl
Autumn's sweet we call it fall, I'll make it to the moon if I have to crawl" ♥
 I think I've said enough already. ;) Anyways, have a great day loves! Put on your favorite album and dance away!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Everything's Gonna Be Alright!

Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
♥ ♥ ♥
Big smiles, everybody! Spring time is on the way!
PS. What is your take on the lyrics "No woman, no cry"? Do you think he's saying that we're all better off alone? Or that no woman deserves to be sad?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

TiLT!

Hello lovelies! It's Thursday! Which is almost Friday! And that's wonderful! For the past couple days it's been sunny, which is amazing since I live in a very rainy city. It just fills me with joy! So, I've been super-inspired to write a giant lists of things that I love right now!
♥ Orange pekoe tea (well that's a given!) ♥ Sunshine ♥ Getting re-tucked in at the morning when my man leaves for work ♥ Helping out at studioCHU (possibly more to come on that later!) ♥ A Tribe Called Quest ♥ Thinking really hard about how awesome it would be to be able to drive (BY GOD I WANT TO) (ALSO: I WANT THIS CARR) ♥ Reminiscing with best friends after workouts and sushi ♥ Getting all my Physics done ♥ All this Alice in Wonderland business going around! ♥ Copious amounts of Fruit & Nut bars and popcorn ♥ Fallout 3 ♥ Days off from both work and school at the same time ♥ and of course, Me Time!

Yippie! What are you loving this fine day?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

shoooooes!

Hello lovelies! I hope everyone had a good Valentine's day! I sure did- me and the boy went out for some Chinese smorg, and then went home and watched Zombieland (which was actually pretty funny), and 10 Things I Hate About You (absolutely adorrrrable)!
He got me some really yummy chocolate in the cutest packaging ever!
Awwwwe. Yummy! And my mom was so awesome as to buy me new shoes for Valentines day! What a sweetie! I got some dvs skate shoes... because I have the absolute worst weakness for skate shoes! Have you ever seen me on a skateboard? Probably not, because I fall off after about 2.5 seconds. I have horrid balance! So why do I own a gazillion pairs (well, actually I'm down to 3 now) of skate shoes? Who knows. But they're comfy, and cute. I like the ones I got because they're subtle, and not plastered with logos. Plus, the guy at the skate shop complimented my stripey toe socks as he was putting the laces in the shoes for me, and how could I not buy some shoes from him then? Haha!
I really really do appreciate fine shoes. I just prefer practicality over fancy, I guess! As of right now the shoes I have in my collection are: two old pairs of skate shoes (Circa and Etnies, thank you very much!), one pair of functional converse low-tops, one pair of slightly fancy cheap pleather boots with heels, one pair of 8-eye Dr Martens, on pair of silver 20-eye Dr Martens, one dilapidated pair of green silk ballet flats, bright green gumboots, some crazy DC winter boots, and one pair of black faux-suede hidden platform pumps. Oh, and random cowboy boots and leather riding boots that don't really fit, and of course my mukluks that have completely fallen apart. I really want to get them fixed, preferably with faux rabbit fur. Myes, I like footwear!
And on a completely random note- My mom and I just finished putting my mattress on a bed frame! Yay! My mattress and boxspring have been sitting on the ground ever since I got them over a year ago! I'm so happy, but now my bed looks absolutely massive compared to the rest of my room. Whatev! Giant beds are awesome!
Have a great day, you wonderful people, you! I'm off to frolic in the sunshine, and work! Woohooo, we'll talk again soon! ♥ ♥ ♥

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Paintingg

OKAY! Here it is! This is gonna be a super image-heavy post, so get ready!
Because Blogger is weird, they're in order from most recent to oldest.










And there you have it! What's your favorite thing to do? Please, do tell! Lovelovelove! ♥

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I Suck at Staying Off the Computer




Hey lovelies! I'm almost done my physics! YAY! One more assignment and three labs and an exam. I can definitely do it by the end of the week. Big smiles! I love you all! Have a great day!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

"In the end, only three things matter — how much you loved, how gently you lived and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you." -- Buddha

ps. Wow! 13 followers?! Thank you so much! Each and every one of you are wonderful! ♥

Friday, February 5, 2010

I'm Baaack! (Sort of)

Hello my lovely pumpkins! How are you this fine Friday? I'm still mega stressed (Three assignments and three labs to do in less than a month, AUGH!) and my moods have been quite poopy lately, but whatever! I think I'm going to go thrift as soon as I have a shower, and ride my mom's new bike to the mall. Yes, my mom got us a new bike! It's from Zellers (yikes!), and it's orange and has flowers on it and a "retro" frame... but the woman gets credit for trying! At least it has brakes, and changes gears, which is more than I can say about my poor rusty beast. ANYWAYS! Uh, about my trip! Me and the boyfriend flew out to Calgary last Thursday in the early afternoon. It was very cold and dry there! We went out to dinner at some fancy places, I got to go to a club for the first time (the legal drinking age is 18 there, over here in BC it's 19! Boo!) wearing this fancy dress from Forever 21! It was the first time I'd ever stepped foot into a Forever 21, and it was amazing! So much cute clothing, for so cheap! I also got to go to a H&M, but I didn't get anything because we were on our way out of the mall. Oh well! It was fun. We also got to go check out the natural hot springs at Banff, which was quite lovely! Here's some pictures! Brr! At some frozen waterfallsAt the club! Wearing way too much makeup!
At the Canada Olympic Park... wicked half pipe!
View from the hot springs! Pretty ♥
And there you have it! Now, I'm going to go to the thrift store, then finish my assignment and go do a lab and then go to work... so busy! Hopefully I can find some cute teacups to make candles out of... Mermaid has such great ideas! Have a wonderful day, lovelies! ♥ ♥ ♥