Makeup Geek Haul

Hi Bean,

This week has been very hard. I’ve been in a well of despair, along with most of the country, I think. There’s nothing I feel that I can add to the conversation, or should add to the conversation. But there’s something I can say. Shopping and Makeup are a wonderful. They are wonderful lights. So here’s what I bought.

Makeup Geek has the most wonderful packaging. It makes me mushy.

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This Sephora exclusive Z Palette can hold 9 shadows. So pretty. 

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Top Row (left to right): Tuscan Sun, Chickadee, Peach Smoothie. Second Row: Sand Dollar, Vintage. Third Row: Tiki Hut, Desert Sands, Creme Brûlée 

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Tuscan Sun is MUG’s new formulation and I almost died. It’s like butter. I cannot wait to play with these. 

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Fairly certain that both of these are the new formulation and dear god. Vintage is INSANE.

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Since I can’t be trusted with life, these colors are in reverse : Creme Brûlée, Desert Sands and Tiki Hut. LOOK AT THAT EVER SO SLIGHT SHIMMER ON DESERT SANDS. END ME.

Sending my love to anyone who needs it.

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Crochet Goals

Hi Steffibun, happy Tuesday night! Sorry I keep teasing you with almost-punishment-worthy posts. But here you go! These are the crochet projects I currently want to start/finish. I say currently, because I change this all the time. And one yarn shopping trip could change all of this because I’ll see a color of yarn and just have to make something with it. No, I don’t have a yarn addiction problem..

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Projects in queue

Black Cat Hat (pattern)
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Yoda Hooded Scarf (pattern)
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Cable Socks (pattern)
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Makar from LoZ (free-hand)
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An Animal Crossing Character (haven’t decided who yet, but it’s crazy I haven’t made something from this game yet.)
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BB-8 (pattern)
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Torchic (free-hand)
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Dumpling Kitty (pattern) Because I really need one.
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Snitches & Navi’s with glittery wings. I bought some of this yarn so I have to use it for something. It’s called Snow Sparkle.
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ANYTHING. I am looking for any reason to buy this yarn. It’s too pretty.
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Projects to finish

Harry Potter Blanket (crochet-a-long) I’m already way behind because now the group has moved on to their Star Wars blanket (I’m not allowing myself to start it until I finish this one) but I needed a break from the tangled yarn mess that is a graphgan. (Graphghan is an afghan made from following a pixel graph.)
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Jamie & Ian’s arch scarf. I’ve almost made it past the Gryffindor colors so I can switch to the Ravenclaw colors. Only about 12 more feet to go…everything is fine.
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I also have a dancing baby Groot, a flower pot, a pikmin, and Eve in progress right now. This is actually a small amount of things for me to be working on at once. I must really like crocheting! 😛

Reading challenge update: I’m halfway through Alice!

 

I Tried Quilling

Hi Steffi, I wanted to film a fun video for you this weekend, but it starting raining and it was the perfect excuse not to do it. So I stayed inside and did some fun crafts instead. This is also one of my 101 in 1001 goals: try quilling!

Quilling is just making art out of twirling thin strips of paper. It’s easy, but tedious. It was relaxing for me, but I imagine anyone with no patience or small fingers wouldn’t enjoy it too much.

IMG_3153I’ve had this ‘how-to’ book for a long time and it included everything I needed except pins and cardboard which was just recommended.

IMG_3154You have to put one end of the sliver of paper through a slot in the tool. Then you evenly twirl the paper until you reach the end. If you wanted a tight curl, you glued the end right as you slide it off the tool. If you wanted a loose curl, you slid it off and then let it unravel itself before gluing the end down.

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IMG_3156And birds! The owl’s eyes are strips of black and yellow glued together and twirled into a tight curl.

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Erin Condren Planner, Lush, and Almost Punishments

Kara! I almost forgot to post today! 

This post comes to you in three parts, and that was the first one.

Part 2: Erin Condren Life Planner

Mine came in the mail today, along with an Amazon package of 100 full page label stickers! So, of course, I spent my afternoon cutting out stickers for next week! 

  
The front cover says “dftba” and beneath it “plaintartsss.” The colors I chose were light grey and lemon, but if I could do it again I would have chose a darker grey and possibly a darker yellow. Also, I would have capitalized DFTBA. But that can be changed with a purchase of a new cover, if it bothers me enough.

  
Next week will be my first planned week! I hate that we’re starting off in July (as red, white and blue is my LEAST favorite color combo) but I’ll just go over the colors in pretty stickers if I want. Next week is Disney’s 60th celebration and I hope I get my stickers in time! (Sneaky how I’m not showing you my stickers huh?)

Btw, these stickers are from KGPlanner on etsy. They were $2.00 for PDFs and they are so fun! I will be buying from her shop a lot in the future. 

Part 3: Lush

Kara, you know I’m a Lush addict. You don’t work there and LOSE money because you’re mentally stable. 

Anyway, they recently launched a product to promote the removal of microbeads in beauty products. The product is called Life is a Beach, and it uses natural exfoliants to give you a lovely scrub! In this case, they take it straight to the beach.

  
This glorious baby uses sea salt and sand to scrub away your crusty bits and leaves you smelling like vanilla and feeling like a baby. It was $6.95 for a generous amount of scrub and (if it’s still in stock) I think everyone should grab some! 

To the very furthest star and back,

Guest Post – Multirotor Mania

MAAANDREW! I am writing you this week because Kara is in need of a little rest from all of the craziness of getting ready for Phoenix Comic-Con.
As you know you got me into this amazing hobby of flying little helicopters/quadcopters/multirotors, this list goes on and on, and we both dreamed of having our own amazing, big, fast, cool ones since we started. Well I am here to tell you that I pulled the trigger and bought an almost-ready-to fly kit.

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That is pretty much what comes in the kit, shout out to miniquadbros.com for their awesome kit. It really does look like this out of the box with maybe some different colors for straps or something. I highly recommend this kit. It comes with everything you need except your tx/rx and batteries. You will need some tools but really a soldering iron/gun and a hex set will be all you need.

Now I am not going to tell you how to build it, because honestly it’s relatively easy. I will show you before and after of my build tho. 20150504_140022[1] 20150506_191701[1]

There is a piece that goes over the top of everything and protects it but I thought being able to see the innards would be cooler. I have destroyed my hand trying to figure out the issues with wiring and getting the damned thing armed, I have broken about half of the props that I bought (somewhere in the 8-10 range, so far), I have burned out a motor (I blame factory defects), crashed a half dozen times(twice into trees, in AZ, I know), but I honestly have not had this much fin putting something together and then using it. I implore you oh best of friends, as soon as you can, buy one of these.
Then I can crash mine into yours.

Until you and your soon to be bride come visit us I will continue to enjoy this beast of a copter myself.