Wednesday, April 28, 2010
i believe in karma - sometimes. getting what you deserve. getting paid back for good deeds. karma.
one day in the ninth grade, girls in my grade told me i was mean. i was sarcastic, i was insensitive, other people meant absolutely nothing to me. i saw this in myself, how nasty and ugly this stem of evil was blossoming into, and immediately cut it short - digging out the roots and seeds of this plant and pulverizing them to bits. i killed that evil, and i believe that in learning to treat others the way i wanted to be treated - gently and kind, i got something out of that. want proof? here you go.
1) on april 23, 2010, i got into a dance summer intensive i'd be wanting to go to.
2) on april 25, 2010, i got 3rd place in a research competition in the natural biology category. i worked my butt off with my parters on this project.
3) on april 28, 2010, i was given the position of colorgaurd captain in my high school marching band.
three concrete reasons to turn your life around.
Friday, April 16, 2010
world war ii: september of the year 1940 - The Battle of Britain had seemingly just passed, where both Great Britain and Germany fough relentlessly, each causing harsh casualties. this battle was done in the air, Germany destroying some of britian's homeland in days. yet, instead of building up his army of planes, as planned, Adolph Hitler decides to foolishly (like many of his fascist descions) switch plans. he bombs Britain, attempting to "break their will." Yet, the british people seemed to take it oppositely. instead of breaking down, they increased plane production and soon they, compared to Germany had three planes for every one of germany's. the british people stayed calm through the "blitz", going about their business with infinte amounts of courage.
so i say, take this milkman, walking admist the rubble of a recent blitz by the Nazis, and i shall live like him. even when my world crumbles around me, whether it be literally or emotionally, i should keep walking forward, one step at at time. courageous, determined, never stop. o' milkman, continue thy job, even when all hell breaks loose.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I believe in empathy.
I believe in honesty.
in being humble.
in understanding you can't control everything.
in knowing that the world doesn't revolve around you.
in understanding others.
I belive who you truly are.
I believe that life's about the journey, not the destination.
Go here for This I believe Stories for inspriation.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
So, I was reorganizing some makeup and came across a MAC quad that was virtually untouched containig. All that Glitters, Honeylust, Mulch and Amber Lights. Now, I'm not gonna lie, those are the only shadows I have from MAC and I guess I lost them? And I treasured them so when i bought them. I've rediscovered a love for all that glitters with honey lust on the lid combined, the prettiest pink-tan! Though, instead of using one outer corner, one crease, one lid and one browbone color, I've been really into a one color smokey eye for some really lightning fast makeup. My makeup has been either medium greys, browns, or taupes for a more dramatic day time look. I pat the shadow onto my lid with a flat shader and then blend it up into my crease - feathering out the color. It gives me a defined put together look, but its not too much of a hassle and it's super easy to do. It's sort of like going back to the basics - you know? I rediscovered what many kids, and I had done in the 7th and 8th grade - single shadow looks. And I find that these simple looks are the cleanest and easiest, my favorite of these looks is a simple mate slate grey (a color like print from MAC) all over the lid with a black pencil dragged across the lashline. It's simple and defined and makes my eyes stand out. But, for an even simpler and more fool proof look, using tans, peaches etc. are even easier becase its virtually impossible to mess up and there's little to no blending necessary since the colors are so close to your skintone. I find that the lighter one shadow looks should be of a sparkly/glittery/sheened variety because otherwise, you barely see color. The light refraction would bring light to your eyes, and therefore attention as well! :)