Lighten Up and Laugh

March 23, 2015

Well hello! It's been a while!

It feels like the month so far has been a whirlwind. Since I haven't been very diligent at making time to blog recently, I wanted stop in and catch up a minute!

What have I been up to? Well, the new job, for one. I feel like at the end of the day I'm overwhelmed (in a good way) from learning and adapting and learning some more. It's been really good, but I haven't managed to find time for blogging lately...

So I wanted to quickly share a little something that I've kept close lately. And by close I mean that this is currently set as my phone's screen saver - so every time I look at it (which is multiple times an hour) I see this!

I'm really trying to not let stress get the better of me lately. Change always brings a little uncertainty and can easily shake your self confidence, but this quote is so true. I can't take myself too seriously! Why worry about it so much? God is on my side!

In other news:
1. It is officially spring. That makes me super happy!
2. I've been doing a couple craft projects around the house. I'll be sharing soon.
3. I made this for dinner recently. Delicious and easy.
4. Popped pop corn in bacon fat thanks to How Sweet It Is...because I need more fat in my life.
5. This makes me excited for a good tan.

Have a great week, and lighten up and LAUGH! :)

Smoky Blues with IT Cosmetics

March 4, 2015

The smoky eye is my go-to, but sometimes the grays and browns are overdone (as in, I do them every day). When I first got the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette I knew that the neutral colors were all me, but wasn't sure if I would get a ton of use out of the blue shade. I decided to try something different (gasp) and branch out from my typical routine. I was really happy with the blue smoky look! This is something I could easily wear every day. It's not too strong, and mixing some warm tones with the gray/blue creates a nice subtle smoky look...with just a little twist.

1. Start with Sheer Joy all over the lid.
2. Using Midnight, blend inward from the outer corner of the lid.
3. Blend to soften harsh edges using Warmth.
4. Take Mocha and mix with Transforming Pearl to lightly apply at the center of the lid.
5. Add eye liner. I used L'Oreal Lineur Intense on the top and Mocha shadow on the bottom.
6. Add mascara - I used Too Faced Better Than Sex).

This makes me want to start incorporating some different colors to my daily routines!

First Day, Happy Birthday, etc.

March 2, 2015

Just quickly popping in quickly today. It's a BIG DAY!

Today is my first day on the new job. Yikes!

Remember my new year's resolution??? That's what I'm repeating to myself all day.

Also, Happy Birthday to my husband! Can't wait to celebrate (again). Love you!

Happy Monday, y'all! Have a great day!