Saturday, November 21, 2009

Benefit's Bright Lights Big City!

I just got the Bright Lights Big City! gift set from Benefit, like you can see in the title, and I thought I would do a little before and after pics and show what it actually does. It's on sale at Sephora for $35 right not, and you get 3 full size products, plus a really nice 2-sided pocket mirror, and a little makeup bag, and it's all very pretty! Anywho- I think all 3 product produced a noticable difference, and I took some pics that will hopefully show the effects. The first product is the "That Gal" brightening face primer. You can wear it under foundation or powder, or just wear it on it's own. In the pics, I'm just wearing it by itself. The kit also comes with an Eye Bright instant eye brightener pencil. It's like a very pale pink color, I used it pretty much all over my eyes in the pics, on the inside by my nose, on the brow bone, under my eyes, and on the lids. The third product is Bad Gal mascara in blue, which is also supposed to brighten the eyes. I am pretty happy with all 3 products, I think they all work just as they are advertised, and you couldn't beat the deal with a stick. The first picture is before, and the second 2 are the after pics. I know, my hairs are terrible, please forgive.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Funny People

I thought this movie would be awesome, considering the cast, and the direction. We saw it last night, and sadly, it was disappointing. Surprisingly, the movie had no really quoteable lines, and there weren't any real laugh-out-loud moments. I had been wanting to see the movie for a long time because I had such high hopes for it and I'm a huge fan of a lot of the actors in it. Aside from not being funny, the dramatic storyline just wasn't that captivating. I kind of felt like it didn't know if it was a comedy or a drama, but it kind of sucked at both. I want to see Julie and Julia, I hope that's a lot better. I don't want to be let down by two movies in the same week! Also, I'm making some killer cookies right now, so a recipe and photos should follow sometime in the next day or so. Also, fuck my landlord in the ass. I am so glad we moved out of that place, every time I have dealt with him it has been a living hell, it was even hell for us to just get out of there. Hopefully shizz will be better here.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Crépes with fresh Strawberries!

I have been seeing everyone eating all kinds of delicious deserts on TV lately, namely on The Sopranos, and I have been craving some home made sweetness for quite a while. I decided that it would be a good time to try my hand at making some crépes. I got a crépe recipe from and changed it a little bit, so I have decided to share it.

Crépe recipe-
  • 1c all purpose flour
  • 3/4c confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2c water
  • 1/2c milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4t salt
  • 2T melted butter
Whisk flour and eggs in a mixing bowl. A good, sturdy whisk worked really well for this recipe. Add sugar, then gradually add the milk and water. I just measured them together in a glass measuring cup, pouring from one container is much easier, and you don't have to stop in the middle. Once this is well blended, add the butter and salt. Put a small skillet on medium-high heat and let it heat up. I coated my skillet with butter to be sure the crépes wouldn't stick, and I had to add a little butter a few times in between. I used a 1/4c measuring cup to spoon out the batter, and I got 10 crepes from this recipe. Once your pour the batter in, let it cook for about a minute, until the crépe slides around in the pan. Flip it, and cook the other side.

I served my crépes with fresh strawberries in sugar and whipped cream. To make whipped cream, just get a container of heavy whipping cream, toss it in your mixer bowl, turn the mixer on high and let it do it's thing. Once it's good and stiff, I usually add some powdered sugar to taste, and let it chill in the fridge. For the strawberries, I just got a carton of strawberries, washed them, and cut them up. I added one cup of granulated sugar, and mashed it all up with my hands, then let themshill in the fridge for a while, too. Then, I stuffed the crépes with the whipped cream and strawberries, and put some on top for garnish. Vanilla ice cream goes great with this recipe!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Recipe for Disaster

And by disaster, I mean delicious chai latte. It's not really a complicated thing but It's quite delicious and tasty, so I thought I would share.

  • 2c water
  • 2c milk
  • 2 Chai tea bags
  • 3-4T sugar, to taste.
Put tea bags, water, and sugar in a saucepan and heat until boiling, stirring occasionally. Add the milk, and heat until boiling again. Pour in a cup, and enjoy. You may like more sugar or less sugar, it's up to you. I find that the sweet coconut thai chai tea from Celestial Seasonings is excellent for this, but it's all a matter of taste, really. An alternative to sugar is honey, which is different, but tasty as well. Chai lattes are also delicious over ice.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


How American society treats piercings, especially facial piercings, is bizarre and amazing to me. Today someone said to me "you are such a beautiful girl, I can't believe you done went and put all them holes in your face. I got a sister-in-law what done that, and now she's covered with scars. You's just so beautiful, I can't believe you done that." Good job, bitch. Way to mask your cheap stab at me with a fake copliment. And, since I'm at work all I can do it tell her it's a personal decision, when all I want to do is tell her it's none of her god-damn business what I do with my face, and if she really thinks I'm so beautiful then she wouldn't make such a shitty comment. Oh, and at least I still have all my teeth, bitch.

I can't really help that I love my piercings and I love my face, and I'm very happy with myself, so I suppose that is all that matters. And, also, you gotta expect a little criticism, but it's my blog, I can bitch if I want. I also want to take a little time to dispell a myth, although anyone who would read this probably has/ knows about piercings, anyway. If you have a facial piercing, or stretched lobes, you are not in constant pain. I don't know how many times people have asked me if I'm hurting. Do you people really think that, or is that the most clever remark they can come up with? Yes, I love my piercings so much that I live in pain every day of my life so that I can have them. No, actually, I just love to be in pain, I'm sadistic like that. That's why I have all the piercings, I love pain. The bigger my lobes get, the more pain I can be in. Bring it!!! I just want to tell them how rediculous they look in a nascar t-shirt, cut-off shorts and leather sandals with velcro; but I try not to be a rude bitch for no reason, so I keep to myself.

P.S. I love the Duggars, I don't care how strange they are. I could watch their show all day. I just love it when Michele talks, she's so awesome. Even though I swear like a sailor and pretty much have nothing in common with any of them, I want to be her friend.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sall Hansen Nail Art Pen

Two words can describe this- Hot Garbage!!! I bought one, thinking it would be awesome for doing designs on my nails. When you use it over another nail polish, it beads up and does not stay where you put it, so you can't really draw any lines or do anything like what it shows on the package. If you use it on top of your natural nails it works fine, so if you get the white one it would be awesome for french manicures, but that's about it. I got the black one, and it's probably going in the trash. Normally the pens cost about $8, but they were on sale and I had a coupon so mine was like $4. Don't waste your money, ladies.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Mal Occhio

The Evil Eye. Envy. For those who are unfamiliar with the evil eye, or mal occhio, it's basically when someone knowingly or unknowningly curses you through jealousy. When they look on you, or something that you have, with envy, they place a curse on you. Different cultures have different methods and traditions of protection against the evil eye. Many Italians wear an amulet in the shape of a ram's horn called a cornicello. More common in Muslim and Jewish cultures is a symbol called a Hamsa or Khamsa, which is in the shape of a hand with an eye in the center. This symbol predates most religions and is believe to mean that five fingers in the evil eye will blind it. Kabbalists wear a red string around their left wrist to ward off the evil eye. My latest craft project was a cornicello pendant and necklace. I don't know if it can really be called a project, since it took about five minutes, but I'm posting a picture of it.