I went on a gold spray paint SPREE before the weather turned! I bought a can... and suddenly everything not nailed down in my living room got a coating. It's addicting stuff. The curtain rods, the hardware on all of the furniture, a plastic skull, a foam pumpkin, all of the lamps, a few vases... maybe next I'll get a DINO! Good job ladies!!
this is totally off topic, but when they first announced that Elsa's sister would "need an act of true love to thaw her heart," I bounced up and down on the couch going, "I HOPE IT'S SISTERLY LOVE I HOPE IT'S SISTERLY LOVE!!!!" and then it was. I'm just so proud of Disney for coming so far with their heroines, even if it's not nearly far enough.
This is lovely. We (my family) used to give a copy of "Oh the Places You'll Go" to all graduating seniors but now I think I'll just give 'em this. Much more helpful.
On The Best Time I Said Yes to Everything for a Week and Ended Up Having Bad Sex (Twice), Going Camping and Contracting Shingles
@alliepants jigga WHAT? Like, in yo pants shingles? That sounds so scary
As someone who has always had absolutely zero desire to write but a completely unquenchable appetite for reading, I am thrilled to hear about this! Namely because it gives me a whole list of books to go out and get so I can snuggle up during snow-maggedon part deux. Quick everyone, name your favorite YA novels!
@holly hobby A lot of these syptoms sound like my sister's MS syptoms, which were misdiagnosed for years. It's hard to diagnose because it could be so many other things (have you been out in the woods lately? It could by Lyme's!) but once she eventually nailed down the diagnoses the symptoms are easier to manage. All of the different pains, numbness or tingles and lightheaded-ness could be connected through your spinal column so go get an MRI! See a neurologist!
@emilylou WHAT THERE IS A QUIZ?? BRB.
@adorable-eggplant What goes in porridge?? I have a crockpot but I have never made porridge!
Crockpot recipe - easiest one ever:
Chicken thighs (a bunch)
Thing of salsa (your favorite)
Cook on low for 4 hours, shred, eat on top of rice, in a burrito, on top of nachos, stir into chicken broth for soup ETCETERA
@KatieBarTheDoor I know this was Friday OT not Monday OT but just in case you're still checking back for comments - I second the Urban Decay recc - their line of Naked products is my fave. I use their BB as a primer and then follow with the ultra definition liquid makeup. You can definitely find some cruelty free synthetic brushes, and have someone at Sephora do a color match for you and show you technique for applying. I personally like to use a traditional foundation brush but you might prefer a stippling brush for easier application - the point is, use a brush! I used my fingers for awhile and you just cant get the product worked into your skin and blended correctly. I also recommend a cream blush (I use bobbi brown but it sounds like that's not cruelty free anymore) because that looks beautiful on aging skin which tends to be drier - makes me look younger!! I use a Stila highligher on my cheekbones, ditto to making me look younger. Basically for my face skin, I don't touch it with powder, at all, unless I put on a little bronzer, because cream and liquid products make it look healthier and younger and powders can be drying.
Typically I use UD's eyeshadow primer, and then Naked palette on my eyes and follow with Bare Escentuals Lash Domination mascara. I found all these things by demanding makeovers from Sephora ladies. I have a favorite lady now who helps me whenever I go in, and as long as you're going to spend money, and its not super busy they should have time to give you a full face of makeup and talk you through technique.
Final thoughts: you mention that you are currently using cheapy makeup, and if that's your budget, that's probably okay, just get tools to use it correctly. If you can afford to splurge on anything, splurge on your primer/foundation and stick with cheaper eyeshadows/mascaras/lipsticks. Take care of your skin!
Cheap tools PSA: I love the Elf line at Target - they make synthetic brushes that have held up pretty well and they are literally one dollar.
Why were they always dunking women in water?