Hello my loves,
Today I have a product review for you... while browsing Target's aisles a few weeks back, I was of course spending more time at the L'Oreal section than any other... it's by far my current favorite drug store brand when it comes to makeup as well as nail polish. I am a huge fan of the L'Oreal Lineur Intense brush tip liquid eyeliner, but with my semi-hooded eyelids it can sometimes come off a bit too thick for the look I'm going for... fast forward to me spotting this bad boy with it's absolutely to die for black and gold packaging... the L'Oreal Infallible Super Slim liquid eyeliner... & damn it I hate to say this... but I quite hate it. I've used it a total of 5-7 times perhaps, and while it gives a GORGEOUS thin, precise, deep black line, it feathers & runs like there's no tomorrow. I haven't bothered to try setting it with a powder, because honestly, I don't want to go through that much work when doing my eyeliner. That's all I really have to say about this product. While L'Oreal is still my favorite when it comes to low-end price point beauty products, this one was sadly a let down for me personally.
Have you tried this eyeliner yet? What were your thoughts?
I'm currently writing this post from my couch, where I've been the past couple days I might add, with a big glass of 7 Up and a whole gob of Kleenex to my side. Needless to say the flu has been making itself quite known lately here in Washington, and I've been helping out in a department at work that sees quite a lot of people coming and going, so, with my lack of sleep lately my immune system has surely given up on me. But it's time for another monthly to do list, even if it's a few days late.
So here's what I said I needed to accomplish in February vs. what I actually managed to do between being sick twice!
February was a short month, and I was sick half of it, but I do intend to get some things done this month... though I fear painting is out for the time being! So here's what I want to get done in March, the next 3 weeks of it anyways!
- Shampoo our carpets
- Film some videos for my YouTube challen
- Finish my leg tattoo
- Get more sleep
- Find new gym shoes
Yep, it's a pretty short list, but at the moment, I'm not feeling horribly excited about what's to come. I'm sure as soon as I kick this nasty flu I'll be feeling better and back on track. We're also working really hard at finding the dear boyfriend some work, since he's been home since December, we've been getting by but I think we're feeling like it's all catching up with us and things have been tight around home, which has also attributed to a bit of a lack in posting/motivation to spend/waste money.
But they say, that what doesn't kill us makes us stronger, and I am such a firm believer in that!
I hope you're all fairing well and are looking forward to spring just as much as me!!
xoxo Heather Lee
I made a promise to myself at the beginning of 2014 to simplify my life, to cut out unhealthy relationships, to work towards a positive & healthy mindset, and this month, rocky as it may have started out, is proving to be pointing me in the exact direction I need to be going.
Do you ever have that one thing happen that makes it all just click, and you finally understand, this is exactly what I need to be doing right now?
That's where I am at, and day by day, I feel better and better. It's amazing. I spent last year battling a lot of hurt, a lot of self doubt, and a lot of depression, and the beauty of it is, I truly am coming out on top! I couldn't be happier, or more thankful for any and all of my struggles. I am not the one to regret anything in my past, I'm the one to learn from it, to grow from it, and to keep moving forward. I feel so blessed for everything that life has given me, and so excited for everything that is yet to come!
I can only hope that any one out there who reads this, and of course everyone who doesn't read this, can sooner rather than later say the exact same thing.
Today I have another fun DIY project for you! A while back I had found this horribly ugly photo at Value Village and had turned it into a pretty sweet chalk board for a while, but when I moved in with dear boyfriend last year, my chalk board was left leaning against a wall on the floor, and of course, our pups broke the glass that was in it! So instead of being bummed about my broken chalk board, I decided I would use it again... I had taken it apart and painted it gold for a bit, but, I just wasn't feeling the gold at all. Finally a couple weekends I go, I decided I would paint it a high-gloss black. This is honestly the most simple diy project you can do.
What you need for this project:
- Frame of your liking
- Spray paint in whatever shade you desire
- Staple gun or flat head tacks
- Mini clothes pins
- Photos/cards to hang on your board
All you do, is get the frame you like from a yard sale or a thrift store, take the guts out of it and toss them, and spray paint the frame in your desired shade. Then decide how many runs you want to be able to hang your goodies on, and measure them out. Lay the frame face down on something soft as to not scratch the paint, and run the twine back and forth stapling or taking it to the back of the frame. Next just hang your board on the wall and start pinning up some of your favorite keepsake photos, cards, and articles. I just finally got mine hung back up today so there will be many more things hung up on it over time, but it was such a fun and easy project that I HAD to share!!
It's February, which means one of my favorite holiday's is right around the corner! It's not that I love Valentine's Day for the fact that it's a day "for couples" as much as I've always loved Valentine's Day for the decorations, the yummy treats, the amazing amounts of pink and red everywhere... I mean hello, it's right up my alley!
I'm especially loving all of the gold mixed in this year! Little pops of gold make me so incredibly happy, & I couldn't help but share some of my favorite things I've got my eyes on. Like the mugs up above from West Elm, I'm a sucker for cute coffee cops, to dear darling boyfriends dismay... as I also have a tendency to leave them lying around the house with a drink or two left in them. The cookie jars are also another favorite, chalkboards have been "the thing" for a few years now and not gonna lie, I'm quite happy to see this trend is still going strong!
We tend to have a problem with waiting until a holiday or a birthday to give each other our gifts, & this holiday was no exception. If you follow me on Instagram then you know I already got my Valentine's gift early, which is a necklace from Stella & Dot that I've been drooling over for literally what feels like forever. I'll go ahead and share that photo here as well!
I hope you're all ready for Valentine's Day, and don't forget whether you're with someone or not, you can still embrace this holiday. When I was single, I spent it with friends, or I took the time to buy myself something special, like fresh flowers. Something happy. :)
I hope you enjoyed this post, I'll be back soon with more fun posts!
xoxo - HeatherLee