An Experience

Well, this was something. From drawing all over my eyelid with mascara to my eye shadow brush falling apart, it’s been quite the adventure. I don’t know what’s in this makeup, but my eyes are super itchy right now, so I need to get through this post!

The eye shadow surprised me! It was extremely pigmented and layered really well. The mascara, however, made me sad… it was really dry and flaky, and it was reasonably new.

Sadly, I had to say goodbye to my eye shadow brush. It lived a long life, and applied many an eye shadow. It started with a few bristles, and then the entire top half of the brush fell off. It was a great loss, but I had to move on. Here’s to my fallen brush, e.l.f. eye shadow brush.

I really don’t have much else to report on, but my eyes are watering at this point so I have to go and scrub my face! It was interesting just going with the flow and doing my makeup at 9 o’ clock at night.

Tomorrow is another day, and hopefully I won’t be completely broken out. Here’s to new-ish adventures!

Have to Start Somewhere

In a previous post, I briefly touched upon my vast collection of nail polish. I currently have 153 bottle of nail polish in my room (some on the wall and some in my vanity). The funny thing is that I rarely do my nails. I know what you’re thinking… how did I come across all these bottles of nail polish? Well, that’s a funny story.

On December 22, 2015, I ordered a 3-piece nail polish wall rack so I had a place to display my polishes and other nail-related items. Now, I don’t know exactly what happened. Whether they thought I was a salon owner or maybe I won a contest, I ended up with a shipment of 144 bottles of Nabi nail polish. I had no order record on my account, and when I called customer service, they said the package was for me. I stopped questioning it and considered it good fortune. Unfortunately, the shelves didn’t arrive for another few days so I had to wait to unbox all 24 small boxes.

It has been slightly over 2 years since receiving these polishes and I have barely touched them. Opened nail polish has a shelf life of about 2 years, and I have only opened a few of them. My goal is to not only learn to paint my nails and do them every single day, but to use every bottle that exists in my room. From what I remember, the nail polishes actually give full coverage in one coat. It has been 2 years, though, so I might need to do two coats.

The biggest challenge I know I will face is that I am not ambidextrous, so I struggle to paint my right hand. I’m sure the next 22-ish weeks will be filled with some pretty interesting and funny photos of my beautiful nail art, and definitely a few videos!

I guess without anything further to say, I’m going to jump into this part of the New Year’s Resolution!

A Lesson Learned

Last night I made the mistake of going to bed without washing my face. The makeup still looked decent, but it was plastered onto my face! Water couldn’t get this stuff off of me!

This has happened to me before, but I didn’t care and just let it wash off when it wanted to. With this project, I have to stay on top of this.

Today, I actually used towelettes and a peel-off face mask for their intended purposes: to clean and refresh! I honestly forgot I had these, but I remember only using the towelettes in the summer because they felt cool on my face, and the face mask because I enjoyed peeling it off my face. They’re actually useful and would highly recommend Burt’s Bees and Freeman products to anyone starting off with makeup or looking to try something new!

My ideal daily routine is as followed:

  1. Wake up and wash up
  2. First blog post
  3. Makeup and take pictures
  4. School and work
  5. Wash face
  6. Second blog post
  7. Sleep

Once I nail waking up at a normal hour and staying up, it’ll get easier. I originally started writing this post at 10 AM, and it’s now 4:30 PM. I have never had a great sleeping pattern, but my body is now completely out of whack.

I won’t be doing makeup today, but I will be working on my bullet journal and school. I am going to keep trying to get this right, no matter what it takes!