How to achieve the perfect neutral eyeshadow look? Tools + inspiration + eyeshadow guide = the perfect neutral eyeshadow look. I have a few occasions coming and I have been looking to update my eyeshadow look. I’m a big fan of neutral makeup because it manages to look beautiful without being over the top. I also think it’s a forgiving look for those of us who are not extremely precise. My favorite neutral eyeshadow palette is the original UD Naked palette. I think the warm tones are very flattering on my skin color, but I listed the most popular neutral eyeshadow palettes.
Contains: 12 Neutral Eyeshadow and a brush
Contains: 6 Neutral Eyeshadow colors
Contains: 9 Neutral Eyeshadow Colors
Contains: 9 Neutral Eyeshadow colors
Contains: 12 Neutral Eyeshadow colors
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I created a pinterest account last week. 1,000+ pins and 21 boards later and I’m currently looking for a rehab center. Know a fancy center with no pins in sight? I am having way too much fun creating a pinterest world. My house is getting cozy, my kitchen is well stocked, my walk-in closet holds beautiful clothes, and I have a pretty impressive workout routine down. Some boards I’m thinking of adding are: a boyfriend board – the wedding is already planned, a closet for him – he will be very well dressed, a baby board, and a DIY board – for the extension we are going add outback.
If you have a pinterest account link it below, I need to get my hands on more pins.
A few of the places, time, or activities i think i would enjoy one day: Continue reading
I have a few oddly sized picture frames in my room with no photos to place in them. I decided to find a few quotes that speak to me and place them in the picture frames, so I’ll have inspirational pretty quotes in my room and the photo frames will not stay empty. A few quotes and sayings I am currently considering using are:
Finding yourself and being happy photo frame quotes:
“Get lost and find your self”
“You deserve to be happy”
“You are confined only by the wall you build yourself”
“Anchor yourself to something special”
“The only way to succeed is to not worry about what anyone else is doing”
“A library is a hospital for the mind”
Being good and kind photo frame quotes:
“Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see” – Mark Twain
“Be so good they can’t ignore you” – Steve Martin
Style photo frame quotes:
Those might be cute near a vanity or in a dressing room.
“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak” – Rachel Zoe
“Always dress like you’re going to see your worst enemy” – Kimora Lee Simmons
The future and what it holds photo frame quotes:
“There are far better things ahead than any we have left behind” – C. S. Lewis
“Wake up and be awesome”
“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
“Rise up and attach each day with enthusiasm”
Dreams and making them come true photo frame quotes:
“If your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough”
“Good things come to those that wait but the best things come to those who do”
Some of life’s most amazing comforts:
Reading a book
Sleeping early and waking up early
Having a good breakfast
Fruits and vegetables
Having me time
Eating healthy meals and avoiding fast food
I can call people more often
I can respond others when they reach out to me
I can hug my friends
I can smile at my loved ones
I can my best around them
I can forgive
I can ask for forgiveness
I can offer to help a friends out
I can tell them ‘i love you’
I can spend my time with them
I cam make what matters to them important to me
I spent quite a bit of time this month in waiting rooms and what better way to pass the time than with games? Thought i would share the games i have been enjoying recently. I enjoy puzzles, adventure, and run type games usually. I play on my ipad, but i do think that they also work on the iphone.
The opportunities i have had
The chance to go to university
The chance to travel the world
The memories with my grandpa
A warm and welcoming home
Inspiring parents that i grew up looking up to
People that touched my life in more ways than i could have ever imagined
Peace in my life
- Make my parents proud
- Learn a new language
- Read 52 books in 2013
- Reach a weight i am happy with
- Take a road trip
- Build a career doing something i love
- Travel to 6 continents
- Start a family
- Pursue a masters degree
- Write a novel
- Develop an app
- Fall in love
- Retire somewhere beautiful
- Live a abroad for a year
Had a slow lazy morning;
- I turned my alarm off on my blackberry at 6:30AM
- I grabbed my laptop that was lying on my bed and watched a few youtube videos as i lied down in bed (seriously)
- I went to the bathroom and got dressed
- Grabbed the magazine that got here today morning
- Ate breakfast while reading the magazine.
It is extremely early, but i was day dreaming about the end of the semester the other and started thinking about the summer. I think i would like to spend summer 2013 learning a new skill. I think i’m going to spend July writing a novel, but i would like to be productive in August as well. Different things i have been thinking of:
- Learn a new language, maybe Korean or Chinese
- Learn how to code
- Learn how to bake and cook
- Learn how to sew
- Learn to play an instrument
Or maybe i should dedicate my summer learning about a particular topic. I feel like i know very little about many things. Could be interesting to spend time really learning about a topic and understanding it.
The prompt for week 3 of project 52 is to list the things i should be proud of.
- Graduating HighSchool
- Working on my undergraduate degree
- Being part of national conference
- Pursuing my goals
- Learning who i am and who i want to be
- Being compassionate and understanding
- Being a daughter, sister, and a friend
- Standing up for what i think
- Cutting out people that don’t belong in my life
- Forgiving who have hurt me and moving on
I recently stumbled upon Phobialist.com and decided to look up my fears. If my fears where phobias they would be:
Athazagoraphobia- Fear of being forgotton or ignored or forgetting.
Entomophobia- Fear of insects.
Ligyrophobia- Fear of loud noises.
Ochlophobia- Fear of crowds or mobs.
Ophthalmophobia- Fear of being stared at.
Zoophobia- Fear of animals.
I have been working out a lot more recently as part of my Good Habits Challenge and 2013 fitness goals. I usually follow along to a work-out video or follow the instructions on an app, but some days i’m really just not feeling it at all. On those days i make my way to the treadmill. It is one of the most boring exercise machines, but sometimes that is exactly what i need. It frees my mind to contemplate life . On one side of my treadmill there is a cup-holder and on the other side there is a bigger oddly shaped compartment that i never figured out what it was supposed to accommodate. I never discovered its real purpose, but i found something that fits perfectly. My new ipad mini fits the mysterious compartment so well you would think it was made for it – it wasn’t, the treadmill is years old. I like to watch movies while i’m walking on the treadmill. Most of the shows i watch i mentioned in my top tv shows post plus a few more recent ones. TV shows are a great distraction, by the end of the episode i enjoyed some tv and had a workout.
The prompt for week 2 of project 52 is to list my greatest comforts.
- My bed
- Talking to my mother
- Reading a book, any book
- Wearing my pjs and fuzzy slippers
- Hot drinks
- The sound of rain on a cold night
- The smell of fresh grass on sunny day
- Oversized sweaters
- Late night talks
- Organising my room and knowing where everything is
- Being completely wrapped up in a movie or book that the characters seem so real
- Taking my shoes off at the end of the day
- Not setting the alarm
- Long hugs
I think i’m currently seeking contentment in my life. I am content with how my life is right now. Even small changes scare me. I have a very inflexible comfort zone. How do i start seeking excitement in my life? I want to step outside my comfort zone. I want to push my limits. As i wrote previously i want to be stronger in 2013. There are a few opportunities headed my way and all i want to do is to say no and go on my merry way. I am trying to push my self. To think about how it would feel after, being able to say “yes, i did that”. I don’t want to look back and have a life filled with what ifs and regrets.
I recently discovered a new blog that i enjoy visiting. The blog is called Analyfe and on it Erin recently discussed her word for 2013 being connect. Which reminded me that i haven’t posted about my word for 2013 yet. My word for 2013 is strong.
I was on holiday in Malaysia for the new years. I remember sitting in the hotel a few hours before midnight hearing the crowds gather around the Petronas Towers to watch the fire workers. I wanted to finish writing what 2013 is going to be all about for me. Somehow it does not count unless i plan it all out before midnight. I wanted to chose a word to focus on, a word that wil help me reach my goals. For 2013 i want stronger relationships, beliefs, dreams. I want to be stronger. To stand up for my thoughts, to pursue my dreams, to my push my limit. To be stronger than the fear of failing. I want to be strong mentally, physically, and emotionally. I want to be forgiving, accepting, and loving.
“I love lists! So I thought it would be fun to start a series on my blog for 2013 that focuses on List making, lists for fun, lists for self discovery, you name it. And it’s all about participation! Each week I’ll have a new list prompt for you to download. I think it could be really fun to print out a page each week, collect them through the year and then bind them together at the end of the year as a little memento of 2013.”
The first prompt is: List the Words That Touch Your Soul
I used ABCya! to create the word cloud. I think it showcases the words i chose in a more artistic form.
The words i chose revolved around:
- The people i love and my relationship with them: Family, love, trust, loyalty
- The things i love: Reading, writing, music
- How i see the future: Edge, horizon, purpose, lost, hope, light, chances
- Gentle reminders: Memories, relaxation, care, live, pray, breath
Apparently it takes 28 days to form a habit. I’m going creating a list of good habits i would like to form and i’m challenging myself to do them everyday for from the 5th of Feb till the 4th of March.
1.Waking up early
I would like to wake up at 6AM when i have university and at 8AM on my days off. I notice that when i’m early my day starts out on a much better note. I am less stressed, i can take them time to walk through the motions with out rushing out the door.
2.Make my bed first thing when i wake up
Something about a made bed really makes the room look more organised and makes me feel like a i have it all under control. Who doesn’t love jumping into a nicely made bed?!
3.Exercising for 15mins
Exercising for a longer time a few times a week works for some people, but it never works for me. Working out for a short time everyday creates a habit and seems less daunting than longer stretches of time.
4.Reaching out to a friend
I am absolutely bad at keeping in touch with friends and reaching out to them. I get so caught up in my do list i tend to withdraw from the outside world. I would like to somehow reach out to one friend everyday.
5.Reading for at least an hour
I absolutely love reading. Once i start i can just keep on reading till i’m done. The challenge is making the time to open a book. Things can get very hectic and reading for an hour will give my brain a much needed break from reality.
6.Check new headlines
I would like to take a few minutes everyday to know what is going on out in the world. It is very comfortable here in my bubble , but it will be good to at least know what everyone else is talking about.
7.Take my vitamins
I just need to remember to take them!
8.Develop good study habit
I start of the semester being the best student out there until the work actually starts and then i feel like i’m constantly trying to catch up.
9.Tidy up at the end of the day
Picking up a little bit before bed will go along way in preventing an apocalypse sized mess in my room.
10.Write one sentence describing my day before going to sleep.
I would like to take a few minutes at the end of the day to to reflect on my day. I think that would give me a fresh start for the next day.
Most people around me assume that a perfectionist is someone that does everything perfectly. I’d say that would be a dream come true. In reality there are very few things i can do “perfectly”. Being a perfectionist places impossibly highe expectations on my self. If i know that i would never be able to meet my personal standards i would rather not even try. I create impossible expectations that set myself up for failure and frustration. I want to be strong enough to try anyway. I want to be forgiving to myself when i come short of my expectations. Being terrified of even trying is probably the biggest obstacle standing between me and my goals.
This year i want to:
- Say yes to opportunities offered to me
- Stop second guessing my self every step of the way
- Realize that i am more than capable of accomplishing anything i set my mind to
- Never regret when things go wrong
Hopefully 2013 will be the year my resolutions will not just sit on pretty paper in the back of my cupboard. Keeping a blog might make me more accountable..or maybe not, but we will find out soon enough! A bit ironic that i’m already a month behind 🙂
List of predictable new year resolutions:
- Be happier with your decisions
- Take care of your body
- Write and read more
- Work towards your life goals