Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday's Letters

Hi Loves,

Today I decided I wanted to do a link-up and I've just been eyeing Ashley's Friday Letters link-up. So without further ado here we go...

Dear Friday thank you for coming quickly so I can go see this fabulous movie

Dear Sephora Twitter thank you for hosting fabulous giveaways and for choosing me to win yesterday. I'll fill you all in on what I won once I recieve it.

Dear Fruit thank you for being so delicious right now!

Dear Target thank you for having these adorable coral pillows on clearance the other day so I can put them in my new room when I move.

Dear Starbucks thank you for making your Passion Tea Lemonade in the Trenta size. It's just so refreshing and I can sip on it all day.

Hope you enjoyed my link-up today! Happy Friday Everyone!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Recent Beauty Purchases

Hi Loves,

So as I've gotten older and had way more time on my hands, lol, I've gotten really into makeup. I was never one to care that much about my appearance growing up. Part of that stemmed from being bullied about my looks but that's a whole other can of worms. Anyways, as I've gotten older I've come to Love Love LOVE makeup and face products. I got a Sephora box a couple weeks ago with some different things in it and wanted to let you know my thoughts on the things that I've tried thus far.

1. Bare Escentuals Try. Believe. Love. Kit. I know many people love Bare Minerals products including my aunt who swears by the stuff. I'd only ever tried it one time before for a friends wedding and I hated it. I just felt like it was caked on and I didn't like the feeling of it. I have seen many youtube videos that have claimed that Summer Bisque covers under eye dark circles perfectly. So when I saw this kit for only $20, I thought I'd try it again. I do have to say that I'm still not convinced on the whole mineral foundation aspect, I'm just not sure of the feeling on my face. However I am in LOVE with the Summer Bisque. It does cover my eye circles wonderfully which is a huge task because they are awful. The only thing I don't really like is that I've started getting fine lines under my eyes and the powder falls into those lines and it looks horrible. I just need to apply more primer in that area I guess. I will defanitely be buying the full size Summer Bisque.

2. Full Glam Ahead. This kit includes high beam, stay don't stray, and Badgal Lash mascara. They are all very small sizes (perfect for travel). I've only ever tried the ELF form of high beam and I have to say that I defanitely like the original High Beam much better. It just gives you that perfect highlighted glow. I highly recommend this product. I've only been using Stay Don't Stray for a couple days so far and it's doing great. I don't have to wear makeup that long these days as I'm on summer break from work but it lasts for a long time. I'm hoping to use this for the wedding I am in, in a month. I have not tried the BadGal Lash Mascara yet, as I've already got so many mascaras open and I want to wait. But I will let you know once I open it. This kit is a great little travel size/trial kit.

3. Sephora Collection Marbling and Dotting Nail Tool. This is no longer available on the website as I found it under the sale section. But ladies if you can find one in stores or elsewhere do it. This little tool is perfect for creating fun designs on your nails. I know we are all obsessed with doing our nails and this is a perfect little tool to have in your arsenal.

4. Clean Slate Deluxe Primer Trio. I've always heard great things about Tarte Cosmetics but had never tried any of their products. I saw this trio for only $9 so I figured why not try it. I am SOOOOO glad that I did. These primers are amazing. My favorite in the trio is the Flawless 12-Hr Brightening Primer. This primer defanitely gives you that brighter look once all your makeup is done. And it smells of delicious oranges. I love love love this primer. I'm going out soon to buy the full size of this primer. I also love that Tarte Cosmetics are eco-friendly. This is perfect to me as I'm a marine science major and ocean lover :)

5, 6, & 11. These are all samples I recieved as you always do when purchasing from I have not tried them yet.

7. Sephora Collection Powder Jar with Sifter. No longer for sale on the website. I bought this from the sale section of the webpage as I was looking for a different container for my ELF High Definition Powder (the packaging is horrible on this). When I read the description of this powder jar, I was expecting a sifter that you turned to allow product to come out or stay in. It defanitely is just an open top so the powder still kind of goes everywhere. It's better than the original packaging but still not what I was looking for.

8. Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift. I love love love this perfume. Now I'm not a Taylor Swift Fan but when I first smelled her perfume, I bought it. Its just the perfect smell. I ended up getting this Rollerball Perfume free during a Sephora event. But I would buy it in a heartbeat as it lives in my purse :)

9. Burt's Bee's Tinted Lip Balm in Tiger Lily. Now I realize this is not from Sephora but I got it the same day. I love Burt's Bee's chapsticks and I'd never tried the tinted balms before. They were on sale the day I went to Target so I picked this baby up and love it.

10. Sephora Collection Highlighting Compact Powder in Dore. I got this product on a whim and I must say its great. It's a golden color which looks great with a tan. It's a perfect summer highlighter. It just put it on my upper cheek bones and it gives that extra glow.

I just love Sephora. If I had all the money in the world I would be there every day trying new products. I love the way high end makeup feels on my face. What products are your favorite?


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

He has a plan

Hi Loves,

Sorry long time no post. I've just not had anything to blog about lately. I haven't had the motivation either until today. This post is kind of heavy but important for me to write out my thoughts.

As I've talked about a little on here, I've got an upcoming job possibility. Well let me fill you in so that this post makes more since. I worked at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC) on Jekyll Island in South Georgia 2 summers ago. While I was there I absolutely loved it. Towards the end of the summer though I was ready to just come home because I learned that my dad had Skin Cancer, melanoma on his ear. I was terrified that I was going to lose my dad and I couldn't stand to be that far away from my family anymore. I would've loved to stay in Georgia working with the sea turtles and great friends but I knew home was calling. So I went home.

Fast forward to now, well I've applied to go back and work at the GSTC for a full year in the Education department. Ever since I've been home, I've missed living in Georgia so much and working for a great facility just needed to happen again. I went back there in February for the First Ever Southwestern Sea Turtle Conference. I had an amazing time and it reminded me why I loved that place. All the staff told me they would love me to come back and I was so happy to hear that. I had no idea what I was going to do when I got back home after the conference because I needed to find a job.

Well while there I was offered a Substitute Instructional Assistant position with my local school district. I was very excited and nervous at the same time. Almost right off the bat though, I loved being with the kids and the adults that I worked with gave me lots of encouraging words that I was a natural and was doing great. There were some tough days as I worked with Special Education children but I loved it. Even those hard days, I still felt accomplished. But as time passed in the school year I just started having a hard time.

I was having a difficult time knowing that my heart was not in the right place with this job. I loved teaching and I knew that part was right but I was missing the sea turtle/marine life aspect. I have a Bachelors in Marine Science and a Bachelors in Psychology but the marine science part is where my heart lies. I wanted to be able to tie those two topics together.

So one day I saw that the GSTC opened their Education Department position and I didn't even hesitate. I applied right away. I felt like it was a sign that it was supposed to happen. I've told people that I am going back in hopes that I am going back. I had all the confidence in the world that I was going to be going back up until about a week ago.

I have been starting to second guess whether getting this position is going to happen. I'm worried that, what if everyone said apply but then they get far greater applicants than myself and they don't take me back. Then what? What if they truely didn't want me back and just said that while I was there? Then What? Then what, is that I would be absolutely crushed to my core. I feel like it's so right for me to be there but what if He doesn't want me there? What if that's not His plan for me?

I have been following Church of the Highlands iphone app's Daily Devotionals (which I found via Angela). The other day there was a perfect devotional that just spoke to me...
Sorry I don't know how to do that fancy highlighting thing where you select just the part you want to show

"There is an exact place where God wants us to be so He can sustain and bless us."

This just spoke to me. However I have no idea where He wants me to be. That's totally in His hands and I trust Him. However, I am scared. Is that normal to be scared of what He has ahead? I am sort of new to the whole faith thing (that's a whole other post in itself). I just have to trust that eventhough I am nervous, there is a place that He wants me. Whereever that may be I sure hope that I am happy and that I gain all His many blessings He has in store for me. I'm just hopeful to learn my fate sooner rather than later.


Monday, June 4, 2012

Mondays Randoms

Just a few random's on my mind right now....

I'm worried that I am not going to get the job I applied for. This would really bum me out because it's my way back to the south and I am tired of being in Oregon.

I'm burned out completely. My life has been so busy lately.

This is the last week of school and I'm actually sad. I wish I could keep working during the summer with the school. I love what I've been doing.

I'm torn between two career paths which is stressing me out.

I'm tired of wedding stuff. I love my friend who's wedding I'm in this summer but I'm just burned out on doing stuff every weekend for it.

I'm tired of hearing people on facebook update every little freaking detail about their kids and sleeping patterns and whatever. We don't need to hear everything. Just post cute pictures, nobody cares about the rest.
               I dont think I want kids anymore. The older I get, the less and less I want them. Weird, I know. But true

I felt like a horrible friend today as I forgot to call my buddy because I've been so scatter-brained from being so busy. Ugh

I pretty much am not happy with my life tonight.

Therefore, I'm grabbing a glass of wine and watching some tv then going to bed early.