Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The trials and tribulations of an avid reader...

(Courtesy of Microsoft)

Ok mini rant --- since our abrupt move (which was a while ago now but a move is a task enough when you plan for it.  worse when it just happens) we had to put some stuff in storage.  I put the majority of my books in storage but I did keep a few out and I have been buying stuff (of course).  Now 3 books that SHOULD be on my shelf are m.i.a and I got reaaaallly frustrated last night!  I'm kind of in re-read mode plus I have some other connecting books that I have the most recent book at home but the book before it that I haven't read is in storage...gah!  I have a Nook Color which I love.  Halfway tempted to just get it on my Nook buuuutt yeaaaah....Ok I'll shut up now *end rant*

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fall 2011 Makeup Collections

(Courtesy of Microsoft)

Ok soooooo...various new makeup collections are due out this fall or have already been released.  In looking at the various offerings and such I have had a moments of excitement.  But then when I really look at what the various collections are comprised of dare I say that I am not moved.   I'm not moved because as I look at what I already have I'm like I have neutrals, this color, that color, etc.  Now I know someone folks are loyal to a brand and buystuff regardless.  There are various brands that I do like BUT I think for me it's coming down to the fact that I have one face and how many neutral eyes shadows do I need, how many more lip glosses do I need, etc.  Ok for example when I saw the eye shadow palette from Bobbi Brown's Tortoise Shell Collection I was like "oh my word, gotta have it!"  The colors in the bronze palette are very pretty but again I have several neutral palettes and other eye colors.  Also the palette is $60 *blink blink*.  So again yeeeaaaaa.  I think I'm getting to the point of where I'm good with what I have and will be more selective with it comes to beauty purchases going forward #kanyeshrug.  We shall see.  I have my eye on a few more things I want to add to my collection (then again I need to look at those again too).   Anyone else getting to this point or already at this point?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Random Musings - Rut

Have you ever been stuck in a rut and you just don't know how to get out of it?  All around with work and home I feel like I am in this blah moment.  I feel like any progress I make is shot to shit and I'm just going to be stuck in this rut.  I'm at the point where I just don't care about anything and that's just not me.  I'm just going through the motions.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Time to Pump the Brakes - Makeup

(Courtesy of Microsoft)

There comes a time when you have to take stock, fall back and slow it down.  In looking at my makeup collection I think I've done a pretty decent job building it up.  It is not a big and some of the ones that you see on YouTube or in the "blogisphere".  However on the other end of the spectrum some may consider it too much for one face (which could be true).  I've been looking at various blogs talking about MAC's upcoming Semi-Precious collection that's due out very soon.  I made a list of items that I may want to purchase.  At first it was kind of long.  Looked at some reviews and videos again and seriously shortened it.  Thinking some more I may not get anything.  I'm not a MAC head like gals and gents who get loooooove MAC and jump on every collections that comes.  I did go overboard on the Wonder Woman collection but to me it was a really nice collection. What I've been doing lately is writing down any particular makeup items that spark my interest.  In looking at various collections that are coming on this fall I'm like this is nice or that is pretty.  But in the back of my mind I'm also like these colors are similar to what I already have.  Again I have only one face and I'm not a makeup artist.  Soooo yea.  I think I may do the list thing and maybe pick something up from there perhaps once a month or every other month.  We shall see how this goes.  Anyone else have this dilemma (with any product?  It doesn't have to be just makeup)