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Ooo, that’s a tough one. Brazil? Argentina? Nepal? Finland? All of the above.
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Check out my childhood friend’s blog. Holy crap! she’s fucking cool.
For those of you who know me also know my obsession with nail-polish. The girls at my nearest Walgreens know me by my name. It’s a problem; lucky you however, I try more beauty products in a month than people possibly should in their lifetime. Like I said. It’s a problem. Today’s little experiment included Essie’s ‘sleek sticks’. Now I have never been a fan of these sticky things. It’s true. But, I adore essie products, the sticky things were on sale and I thought if give em a go. Here is my consensus. They have the best designs I’ve seen so far. Elegant, fun but wearable at the same time. My qualms are as follows. They are NOT cheap if you buy them at full price and if your nails are shaped anything like mine, they won’t fit you properly. There are just not enough options size wise. I am OCD about my nails looking a certain way, and it is very difficult to achieve a perfect and polished look with these as my nail bed is not completely covered.
Here is color 270 SHOOT FOR THE STARS
Pardon, my nails need to get done.
This is after I fitted the strip and filed it down.
And here is the finished hand.
It’s been a strange couple of months. And Im not here to whine and complain, but, I thought I would dedicate my first post on how to overcome shit that happens. I have come up with a five-step “process” to own it, learn from it and get past it.
I can honestly say that the past three months of my life have been the most confusing and humbling in my entire time on this planet. Now, I’m sure that when I was six and didn’t get the toy I wanted were just as crucial, but I don’t recall them as well.
So here is my step - by - step guide on how to get past the lemons that life chucks at ya.
First and foremost, talk to someone. Don’t bitch, don’t whine ( ok, truth be told, even I whined for a couple of days…. with some serious amounts of rum) and be kind. Do not take the shit that life has presented on other people.
Step two, do things you enjoy, and if you have lost track of what you enjoy, well LUCKY you! Figure it out!
Step three, take care of yourself. Put on makeup when you go to the grocery store, get dolled up for a lunch with a friend. It seems trivial, and even vain. However, this will be your saving grace! Looking good, feeling good about the way you look will send those endorphins on a roller coaster. Speaking of endorphins, work out. I am the laziest human being this planet has ever encountered and if it wasn’t for my friend Sara ( who would live at eqinox if someone would let her) has been literally dragging me out of my comfy leather chair and out to trek through the wilderness. ( Those of you who live in SoCal probably understand that I speak of places like Runyon canyon and Freyman canyon, because … well, thats as “wildernessy” as LA gets)
Step four, DO NOT DATE PEOPLE. trust me on this one. ( obviously unless you are already dating someone) When you are in a weird place, a place where you don’t recognize yourself, guess the kind of dates you will attract… you guessed it. Crazies, users and just plain cruel people. I went on a date with a guy who seemed really nice and mellow, sweet, and from a good family. He was moving things really fast for my taste and posted on FB, without my permission that we were in a relationship. I had to put my foot down and he LOST his damn mind. I am not kidding when I say that. ( I will write about this one day, today is not that day)
And finally step five… stop feeling sorry for yourself, make a list of goals, a list of plans and get at them. There was a TED conference I saw a while back that talked about challenging yourself for 30 days. Check it out here. It changed everything. So my 30 day challenge starts here. I want to blog. Every day, for 30 days.
So, believe in yourself! I believe in you. Remember, that there will be days that SUCK balls, it’s the grace with which you handle them that will change EVERYTHING. Godspeed my friend.
So I have been on a hunt for a couch for nearly 8 months. A couch that is modern/contemporary, fits in to my rather small living-room (without taking up the whole thing) and can be used as a bed when friends and family come in for a visit….. I came close once with a couch from Costco…. but it came damaged and I just didn’t want to deal with the whole process all over again. (#whitegirlproblems)
WELL…While chatting with one of my coworkers about DIY projects she’s working on she told me about this daybed that she’s making for her patio… she got the idea and tutorial here
HOW freaking COOL is that? So I just ordered a bunch of supplies from Amazon and will drop by Ikea to pick up this mattress for the seat. Now I just need to get some Pellets. (never thought those words would leave my mouth)
But then while doing some more research for this genius idea my coworker sent me a link here: Which then sent me on an official drool-fest. That’s my style! That’s my life in a bed! HOLY shiznibz batman! I need this bed in my life. I think I’d spray-paint the pellet in some bright color, but i love the industrial feel of it! I’ll keep ya’ll posted on the progress!
So in the year that I’ve worked downtown, I’ve come across a few GREAT places where you can get a healthy lunch. One of those is Simply Salad. A hole in the wall on 9th and hope that whips up some delicious greens. Today, I made my own salad with spinach, almonds, beets edamame and dried cherries. I added a chipotle dressing for a little kick. And it was glorious. Just an FYI, the parking situation is a drag, so wear flats and walk your sassy behind over there. There’s great people watching on that corner, so consider taking a minute and sitting down. Oh! And all the “chop boys” that work there are total eye candy, so dress cute! Bon appétit!