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Lipstick Diaries pt VI – Montage

I decided posting a new post for every…single…lipstick would be tedious and annoying, so instead–a video montage!! The only problem is I didn’t write which were which on the screen because they’re out of order and some of the clips are too short. SO, The Lipstick Montage Key:

Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin

Vibrant Mandarin – #885; VERY bright and gorgeous! Difficult to differentiate between this and Neon Red (below). Mostly they’re all this one. And if it’s not this one, buy this one anyway. I really don’t like the Neon Red.

Neon Red Maybelline Vivids

Neon Red – #890; Not my favorite red, appears the least in the vid. Buy the Vibrant Mandarin instead.

Vivid Rose Maybelline Vivids

Vivid Rose #875; My FAVORITE of all of them! Super velvety, this one is the obvious pink one in the video.

Pinkpop Maybelline Vivids

Pink Pop #860; Looks really good in video. Also see my post on it here.

Brazen Berry Maybelline Vivids

Brazen Berry – #905; really pretty – my favorite shots were mostly this one.

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Lipstick Diaries pt. V – Pink Pop

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Maybelline Pink Pop #860On my nails is Essie’s Play Date and on the lips is Maybelline’s Vivids collection #860 Pink Pop. I really like this one. This is the first of the Vivids collection that I bought, and whew–it is definitely bright! I really like it! I especially wish I had more places and outfits to wear with such a fun color.

August 1st is coming up soon, which is the day I release a new project I’ve been pouring my heart and soul into at work. And hopefully you will all partake. More on that later.

My two favorite songs right now (you’d know if you followed me on Twitter):

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The Green of Spring

Budding Tulips

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Purple flowers in the rain

Spring is finally here! The tulips are budding, and it rained this morning and walking around campus smelled like plants. Spring truly is one of my favorite seasons.

I am seriously holding out hope that this weekend is going to go well. I was at the bank today and the teller said, “any plans for this weekend?” And I, in a bitter tone, immediately replied “no.” Then I remembered that I do have plans and I’m just so used to not having plans (and apparently being bitter about it), that my trained response to that question came out immediately in the negative.

Also, I helped a little earthworm back to the safety of the dirt from the sidewalk today. I felt like a child, bent down poking at a worm with a stick until it went the way I wanted it to go. Also also, I’ve been seriously contemplating chopping off my hair for a couple weeks now! I’M JUST SO NERVOUS. I probably won’t do it. I don’t know. I might…

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Thoughts in Black

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I have to say how much I’ve been busy being not busy the past few weeks. It’s like I’ve made an effort to do none of my work. I call it my rebellious period. I think I was just so overwhelmed after last semester ended, then I’ve been overwhelmed with the amount of work I’ve had straight off this semester. But, I’m over it now.

I’m happy to report I’m back on schedule now, and things are looking up. For starters, I finally organized my room–not just cleaned it. I can’t express how much better it’s made me feel already.

My ankle is still healing somehow. I can’t believe how long it’s been and why it isn’t better already. I did manage to wear heels on Sunday, though. They gave me a blister on the back of my ankle, so now all I can wear are my loose shoes. So overall, it ended up taking my already limited  choice (only flats) to even more limited (only flats that don’t hurt my blister).

When I was organizing my room, I managed to get rid of a lot of stuff I was basically hanging on to for no reason. It’s so funny–when I originally put it all in a box and put it in a corner of my closet, I thought “I can’t just throw this away, I spent a lot of time on it, even though I’ll probably never look at it again.”

When I took it out yesterday, I was strangely unattached and didn’t care at all. All in the trash. It felt really…empowering. I know that’s weird, but it feels so good not to be attached to things. Sometimes I feel like I live my whole life making decisions based on one attachment or another.

Confession: I didn’t go to my classes today. I took a mental-sanity day and ran errands, then enjoyed a beautifully relaxing (much needed) pedicure. I can’t even fully express how much I’ve been needing to relax.

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Polka dots, worn jeans and bow sandals

This is one of my favorite shirts. It’s so comfortable and unique and I got it from Goodwill when I lived in California. I didn’t realize my favorite pair of jeans were getting so worn in the knee area. It makes me sad, but I will never stop wearing these jeans, even if I have to make them into one of those tacky pants-purses so I can at least always carry them around. The shoes are from Charlotte Russe. I just think they’re adorable. I love them! Well, I love the way they look, but they are kind of cheap. The soles are coming off a little and I haven’t worn them too terribly much.

My contacts should be coming in the mail soon! I’m so ready for them! I miss them!

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Orange and Purple Nails

Sinful Colors Hazard is the orange, Essie Play Date is the purple. I like the idea of a different accent nail, and I adore these colors together.

K I’m busy, doing this on my phone, sorry! I promise more coming soon!

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Juicy Week Review

 

Let’s hear about the past week, in order of excitement:

  1. Engine in my car died
  2. Sushi with Katrin to talk about a super super exciting new project we’re starting
  3. I got fired from my job
  4. Created a Facebook Page for Lace Lollipops
  5. Have a new blog theme (I love it)
  6. Nephew started crawling
  7. No progress accomplished for my final paper in English…sadface

Quite a juicy week I’ve had. I am planning on selling my car and buying a new one. Listen for the most exciting adventure I’ll ever embark upon this weekend. (!!! I’m so SO excited.) Please come back tomorrow or Thursday to hear my ever-so-detailed, “tell-all” of how I got fired (it’s really not something to miss).

And these photos below, for some reason I really like them. I think it’s because I was annoyed when I was taking them, so they don’t show the usual smiles. Going out of the usual is exciting.

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Balloons and Sparrows

I really like balloons, so when I came to work yesterday and had balloons waiting for me, I was all over them. As you can see by the new header. And the photos below. I even did my hair and nails and makeup all nice! Balloons are special, I’m telling you. The dress is from Forever21, shoes are from Forever Young Shoes. Hair I got from this tutorial on Pinterest (and modified it a little).

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After A Long Day Of Shopping

Nice to see you again, yellow blazer! I coincidentally wore those same shoes, too, I just didn’t get a good photo of them. Nails are done with Essie’s Play Date and a top coat of Sinful Colors’ Purple Diamond. Dress is from Papaya. I got my necklace from a little boutique about a year ago and the ring on the right hand is from Charlotte Russe, the LOVE ring, I can’t remember where it’s from or when I even got it…they have them everywhere, though.

I wore this to a family friend’s reception on Saturday!

In other news, I hate it when I do that thing when I smile and my teeth go over my lip. It’s so unattractive. I should’ve gotten braces.

Oh well. So this week, I’m going to St. George! It’ll be fun. Fingers crossed I come back tan.

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Emotion Experiment

Emotions…there are so many, and it’s been almost impossible for me to pin down one face to convey an entire emotion! I tried though! Results are below. Let me know what you think.

Happy

Curious

Cocky

Apathetic

Peaceful

Shy

Content

Hesitant

Questioning

Remorseful

Sad

Determined

Compassionate

Surprised

Disapproving

Disgusted/Mean

Angry

For those who might want to see the photos bigger:

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Nude & Purple Nails

I just used scotch tape and Essie’s Play Date. I love the color! Last time I did half nude nails, I used one thin coat of OPI’s Samoan Sand, but this time I didn’t. It made it easier to get a clean line with the scotch tape because I didn’t have to press the tape against my skin a bunch to take the adhesive level down (so it doesn’t tear off the other paint).

Happy Friday! I’m stuck at work all night, so you can find me on Pinterest.

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Time is Money

Congratulations to Maria for a huge success on her first post yesterday! Haven’t seen it?! Well, go read her fantastic post on a pair of $396 shoes that she made for $13! I couldn’t tell the difference, seriously.

Who’s Maria? Oh. Wait, who are YOU? Oh. But what even is this blog?

Would you like a drink from my invisible water cup?

Shoes by Forever Young Shoes (similar), the skirt I don’t know (but here’s something similar), shirt from Forever 21. I literally just bought this shirt on Saturday and I can’t find it anywhere on their website. Forever 21 is a nightmare sometimes. Earrings from Charlotte Russe (similar). Lipstick from Forever 21 (in Rose). More on the lipstick and some fake eyelashes I bought tomorrow.

I went to see “In Time” this weekend and I loved it. It was really cleverly done. Plus, Justin Timberlake, so…yeah. Best movie.

We’ve all heard the phrase “time is money.” It’s true–if you look at life as being one huge opportunity to make money. If that’s your reasoning, then yeah, any time that you’re spending doing something other than working (gaining money) can be seen as a monetary loss instead.

That seems like a really depressing way to look at the world. Those must be grumpy people, always thinking their literally paying attention, paying thanks,  paying compliments and paying respect.

Although I do believe that our time should be well-spent, I also think it’s important to look at the world through unselfish eyes. I’d be willing to bet that if any of you chose to look at the world with the mentality of “what can I give people” instead of “everyone owes me,” you would find yourself much happier.

Or maybe I’ve been following the Dalai Lama on Twitter for too long…

November’s almost over! Make it count!

More photos from the shoot, including my three favorites (the last 3):

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Last Day Visiting Utah

I was lucky enough to be able to see one of my best friends Katrin and her lovely boyfriend Steven on my last day visiting Utah. Katrin and I met in French class around a year and a half ago and have been friends ever since!

We went to the mall and shopped and talked–and I bought the most adorable boots from Forever21! (more on those tomorrow!)

Cutest couple award? I think so!

I got my nails done with my grandma! It was very fun. The sparkly purple is by far one of my favorite fall/winter colors.

It was great that I got to spend time with all my family! We went to a wonderful Italian restaurant called Bucca di Beppo by Salt Lake City.

One of my favorite activities from the week was going to the BYU performance of White Christmas with my dad. I’m telling you right now that it was spectacular! It was probably the best choreography that I’ve ever seen in a musical. Ever.

Well, back to California I go!

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Season of Change?

Leg warmers and jacket from Buckle, shoes from Forever 21 and dress is vintage.

With the leaves, temperature and seasons changing, I realized a lot can happen in just a short period of time. I’ve found the only way to keep going is to keep perspective.

On my flight into Utah, I decided that I wanted to cut my hair and dye out the blonde panels that I’ve had for the past couple summers as a sort of physical manifestation of starting fresh.

Everyone always tells me how beautiful my long hair is and how much of a shame it would be to cut it, even though I’ve been wanting to do it for a really long time.

I kept putting it off for various reasons, but I decided that change was already in the air, so why not be a little cliche and change my hair, too? It may have been a control thing.

I cut off about 5 inches and dyed the blonde to a dark purple. You can kind of see it in the first set, but I didn’t want it to be too obvious.

Needless to say, I love it to death and instead of missing my longer hair, I’ll give it a nostalgic wave goodbye and never look back!

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Video Review of ELF and Outfit

So that’s the first video I ever made having to do with makeup! Yay! I forgot to mention the nail polish I’m wearing in the video is one of the ones I got in the Purple Trio. I don’t know what it’s called, though. It’s the lightest of the 3. Ugh, fine, I’ll go look it up. It’s called “Mod Mauve.” The darkest is on my toes right now, too. I like it!

Here’s the full outfit I was wearing in the video, headed out to a little bakery in Pasadena! (plus a white sweater, which isn’t shown).

Dress: Urban Outfitters, Nail Polish: Mod Mauve by ELF, Twizzlers: Package from parents! <3

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