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Jan. 17th, 2011

Sucker Punch

MicaBella Love <3

So at some point in everyone's lives I am sure they have been walking down a mall minding their own business, when some sales person decides to drag you to their kiosk and show you their fantastic product they have to shell out your cash on.

On this particular day this happened to me at a MicaBella cosmetics stand. Normally I avoid any of these places, as one usually does, but I'm a sucker for vibrant eyeshadow, which is usually so hard to find. My eyes caught on to the vibrantly hot pink eye shadow pot known as Resonance [#81] and the seller was keen on showing me a million other shades but my heart was set on this vibrant puppy.

The seller was more than happy to smear it across my poor hands, but was able to show all the uses this eyeshadow really has. Mix it with clear liquid balm, you have lip color. Mix it with clear liquid nail polish, you have nail color. Mix it with water and you've got a cream eyeshadow instead of powder. Then the seller also mentioned that if mixed with water i could even do a streak in my hair, and told me this magical item could be mine at $15. I told her I'd have to think about it and come back, and of course she winked at me and told me in a whisper, "I can give it to you for ten." At this price, I was sold. I know it's been used on other customers as a sales gimmick as well, but it's cheaper than the listed price of $14.95 on their website
MicaBeauty, and that doesn't even include the tax or shipping costs.

I tried it out and loved the effect and came back later on to purchase another to blend with my pink eyeshadow, Allowance [#85].

After blending the two together, I got a what a was hoping for, a nice and colorful, vibrant look.

Pictured here with my younger brother

I'm also showing you these photos so you can see how the coloring on my hair looks at this point. I decided to use the makeup to take it a step further and try actually using the pink eye shadow in my hair. This was after day dreaming at work about making my hair look like this:

I tried the water streak effect, which didn't work out too well. So then I just shook out an small amount of eye shadow and used my fingers to rub it through my bangs. I was very pleased with the results.

I'm also seen here again wearing the pink/yellow combination blend.

My main worry about doing this with the eyeshadow was staining my hair. I work at a job where my boss would not be happy if I showed up with hair crazier than what it's already come to, so I needed something that would be temporary and easy to do. And behold the next day after shampooing my hair, the eyeshadow washed away completely, without leaving any tints or stains behind.

And yes, I realize I'm a complete goofball here, but this is my post-shower proof!

My mother offered to take the hour long drive to the mall today and so I cheerfully tagged along, now hoping to get my hands on some blue MicaBella eyeshadow. I had trouble finding the kiosk at the mall, seeing as where it once was was now replaced my BOATS! [And who knows how they get those things in there!] But I luckily spotted the kiosk minutes before the mall was to close and chose the hue Freeze [#104].

I have yet to try out this as just an eyeshadow as I just got my hands on it this evening, but was able to try it out in my hair. The effect is less vibrant than what I will later wear it as when I go out with the color, but I just didn't want to use a lot of eyeshadow just to take a picture and have to wash it out the next day, although it takes VERY LITTLE of the eyeshadow to actually get the effects I've had in my hair.

There you have it! I talked to one of the ladies working at the kiosk today about my success with the hair coloring, and she had dark brown/black hair but was able to tone her hair with it as well, but it will obviously show up more as the lighter your hair is. Hope you guys enjoyed <3

Jan. 8th, 2011

Sucker Punch

Where is my mind?

Time to actually put good use to the 'journal' part of this website. Just needing to get a some things that are swirling around in my head out and written somewhere to possibly put my mind at ease for a bit.

I lived in Germany for a year and a half while going through my freshman and sophomore years of high school. My dad started working for the military and was offered a job in Bavaria [Bayern], Germany. I went to Vilseck American High School on the military base, made a lot of friends there, and experienced a lot of European culture through travel. We moved back in the summer of 2008.

Freshmen year with my German hat
~freshmen year with my German hat~

About a month ago I found out that my dad had been offered the same position, and so my family was offered the chance to move back.  This would enable me to visit the counties like Italy and France that I missed out on before and also just to re-experience the cultures [and shopping]!

~Myself at Kings Cross Station in London~

Unfortunately, a lot of my friends from the area have moved away, which I'm not sure how I would deal with that. Plus there were many times in Germany when I found myself bored and wanting to be back in Walla Walla, but I can only hope that if I did go now that I could appreciate the culture more, especially since I'd be able to drive and would have money to do things.

Plus I've been making plans with my friends, Kirsty and Shane, to Seattle or Portland. This kept me from being completely positive on leaving to Germany, because I didn't want to not be able to live with them if they moved while I was gone. We discussed moving after attending the Sakuracon convention, but it no longer seems like this would happen anytime soon. Kirsty would prefer to stay in town longer because they are currently living with Shane's parents, and so they have minimal expenses compared to if they moved out and were living on their own again.

Recently my mom also told me that she has been offered a job in the Seattle/Tacoma area, so if Germany didn't work out, I would also possibly have the opportunity to move there with my parents as well. This might end up being my only choice if Kirsty and Shane choose to stay in Walla Walla at his parents, other than moving somewhere and living on my own.

I'm also going to apply at a new job where I would work in customer service full time, instead of my part time job as a barista, which I love, but just isn't the best job financially for me at this time when I am not going to school and have enough time to work full time. I'm just scared of leaving a job I love and getting a job where I get the hours I need but end up hating working there.

What's a girl to do? >.<

Jan. 5th, 2011

Sucker Punch

enjoying new sweets and a new harry potter shirt.

Happy New Year Everyone!

So a few days ago in 711 I came across Reese's candy latest, Reese's Minis. They are much smaller than the miniatures that come in wrapped foil, and they also come unwrapped.

For about $1.75 these 2.5 oz beauties could be yours. I, being a huge lover of the regular candy, had to try them out. They are perfect little Reese's, and have officially become my new favorite candy.

At Walmart I happened to notice these yet again but in a larger amount, an 8.5 oz bag for only $2.50. Walmart obviously has the better deal, if you want to try them out!

So here is a small handful from the bag. It only takes me about four of them until my sweet tooth is satisfied. At 200 calories per 11, I find this quite decent.

So here is a picture with me wearing my new Harry Potter & The Philosophers Stone shirt and holding a mini Reese's so you can see how small they actually are!

And finally a shot of me with the HP shirt again, and part of my Christmas present from my brother, a timeturner! I love this necklace.

Thanks for looking! Thought you might enjoy seeing the face behind this profile. ;]