Good morning guys and gals, this morning I have my weekly update post for ya. It wasn’t the most exciting week other than Valentine’s Day which is the only day I did a makeup look worth posting about. LOL. Anyway, I do have a few things to talk about including my V-Day, TV shows, real talk about anxiety and the grumps, and of course some puppy love. Let’s get into this.
First things first, the makeup.
February 15th – Belated Valentine’s Day.
Primer: Studio Gear – Review Here: Studio Gear Prime Objective Skin Perfecting Face Primer Review
Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly – Review Here: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer Review + Demo
Foundation: Nars Luminous Weightless Foundation – Monte Blanc – Review Here: Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review and Demo
Setting Powder: Nars Light Refecting Pressed Powder – Review Here: Nars Light Refecting Pressed Powder Review
Contour: Sephora Collection Colorful Face Powders – Blush, Bronze, Highlight, & Contour – Tranquil
Blush: e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Total Face Palette
Bronzer: e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Total Face Palette
Highlight: e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Total Face Palette + Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit – Star
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked 2 – Foxy, Bootycall, Tease, Pistol, Verve, Busted, Blackout.
Liner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – Trooper
Mascara: Maybelline Colossal Lash Big Shot + Kat Von D Immortal Lash
Lips: Maybelline Loaded Bolds – Gone Griege. – Review Here: Maybelline Loaded Bold Lipstick Review and Swatches.
We did Valentine’s Day on the 15th because my husband had to work nights, besides its hell trying to eat out on V-Day. Anyway, we had a good day. We tried a new Mexcian Restaurant out called El Paso Mexican Grille. It’s like a higher end version of your typical Mexcian Restaurant. I ordered the Tamles of course because I am on a mission to find the best Tamles in Cenla apparently. I effing love Tamales. These were pretty damn good. They were huge and the presentation of the food was so nice. I should have taken a pic. I forget to take pictures of things like that. The restaunt itself was very nicely decorated, a mix of tradidtion Mexcian Restaunt with some modern industral vibes. Very cute. Definately, a new favorite place.
Other than eating out, we spent the whole day together and I want more days like that.
Yeah, I’m in love with this filter on the Beauty + app. I don’t use the other features much unless I’m playing with filters because I don’t like to change the integrity of the makeup I’m trying to show but this filter, though. It’s so cool looking. I did post a lot of product pictures this week on Instagram. I’m having fun just trying out ways to show off products and practice photography. My love of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders is strong, we are in a long-term committed relationship. LOL
As well as my love of the Modern Renaissance Palette. You can read my full review and gushing over it here: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Review + Look Book
I’m crushing hard on the Moon Child Glow Kit too. Ugh, so pretty!
I picked up this little beauty this week too. I have only used it once but I am liking it ALOT so far. Review is coming, as well as one for the Moonchild Glow Kit.
I have really been feeling some iridescent nails this week too. I’m having a moment with the Native War Paints shade in Boots and Jeans topped with e.l.f. Nail Polish in Big Bang Blue. You could say the nails are inspired by all these iridescent multi-chrome highlighters I have been playing with. I had full intentions on Sunday to do a makeup look to match this vibe but the day went to hell in a handbasket, which brings me to some real talk about something I don’t chat about very often, especially on here because it’s not my thing to talk emotional stuff and go on about my anxiety issues. You know, I just like to keep things light and about makeup and lifestyle but I suppose this does fall under lifestyle. I’m just no one to talk about feelings and how I feel aside from being mad. I express anger just fine. lol.
This week has been kind of blah for me mentally. Well, more than a week, more like a month or two I have been feeling some anxiousness again. This is something I have phases with, and it comes on for a variety of reasons. I get very frustrated easy and have a quick temper but it’s not typically directed at anyone in particular. It’s more a frustration with myself.
The root of it lately has been with my body. I’m frustrated with it, because I’m mad at how I feel limited because of my back pain. Another thing I don’t talk about. How bad my back hurts on a daily basis. I spoke about my physical issues in fitness post some time ago but to quickly summerize, I have scoliosis, arthritis, and joint issues. Somedays are worse than others, depending on a number of factors. Mostly inactivity. Anyway, these I was feeling really down about it hurting just to walk around Target or do simple chores around the house. This week in particular it was getting to me so much that I was would just cry while I was trying to tidy up. Not that the pain was any worse or anything, it was more mental, just pissed off about it. On top of hurting, I’m trying to get rid of stuff and go more minimalist around the house and kind of revamp things to make it easier on myself, and I feel like I’m making very little progress with it. Feels like a battle I can’t win lately. I feel suffocated by things and junk right now. It will pass, I know.
I am considering going back on my anti-depressant I was on last year. It was a very low dose but it made a world a difference in my head. I did worry so damn much or obsess. I felt like I could relax and breathe. Why be miserable when I don’t have to be. I’m feeling a little traped in my own head I guess and it’s hard to focus on anything. Like being in a fog.
Another concern is I don’t want to take out how I feel out on my husband or let it effect our relationship because I’m pissy feeling all the time. It’s not fair to him and he doesn’t deserve it. Yet he tells me I need to get the frustration out. LOL! I need a punching bag installed in my garage.
On the other hand, I woke up today feeling great. Maybe yesterday was just some hella PMS coming on.
Something that does make me feel better all around besides makeup is working out.
I’m really trying to take advantage of any opportunity I have to hit the gym and be more consistent. Weight training and some interval training cardio really do make my brain feel better and my body.
Some really cool things happened this week too! AFI’s New HQ liked my picture from my Snow Cats Tutorial.
And Dee from Stuff in a Powder Puff recreated my Snow Cats look! You can check her post out here: Stuff in a Powder Puff, I love the shade of red she chose for the liner. You can check my tutorial out here:
Snow Cats – Makeup Tutorial Inspired by AFI feat. Kat Von D BeautyNot only did Dee recreate my look but Kate at Kate’s Vanity Blog recreated my Valentine’s Day look!
She did such a beautiful job, you can see her Instagram post here featuring the look: @katesvanityblog and her blog here: Kate’s Vanity.
Of course, you can see my tutorial here: Heartshaped Abyss – Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial feat. ABH Modern Renaissance.Thank you girls so much for the love!
If you couldn’t tell by the gifs, I have been catching up with The Goldbergs with my husband and still watching Gilmore Girls… 2nd time around. I have a problem…
Any that wraps up last week. Hopefully, this week will be less pouty and more exciting.
I’ll leave you with some pictures of Pumpkin Pie snugged up with her baby.
and dressed like a hipster. LOL. That face.
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