Saturday, July 25, 2009

Kittens + Personal Inspiration

We found kittens! More photos later.
(Yeah, I know you like my 60's linoleum...)

On a personal note, I'm taking a test next week. Even though it's the most important test I'll ever take (no exaggeration) and it's only been a few weeks (and I've been unproductive), I'm burning out. And the practice tests on U-World are demoralizing!

In these desperate times, I need motivation! I'm looking to Dr. Lisa Airan for inspiration. Obviously, I don't know her... but in my mind, she embodies the concept of "work hard, play hard." She must have been such a gunner (or sniper). I need to push myself to be one too!

She's so lovely...

Blogger ban until post-test.


Friday, July 24, 2009

NARS Bridal Palette

When the NARS Bridal Palette sold out last year, I can only imagine how many broken hearts were left in its wake. Well, if you weren't lucky enough to snag one, it's miraculously back on the market! Go get it now!

(image: Nars)

Monday, July 20, 2009

I Lust After...

Ferragamo Varina Ballet Flat

I have a pathological attraction to all things mauve. The streaking and the shape are a bit frumpy--no toe cleavage! But for that color, I could overlook almost anything!

(image: Ferragamo via Saks)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

personal ie. boring

you might want to skip... (stephanie, read this)

went to chris' to pick up a review book. he had intended to give me 2 small books. then he started adding more and more... subjects that i would have never considered high-yield! not enough time! i honestly don't know how i managed to squander 5-6 weeks!

anyway, i feel it's pretty telling that my classmates turned to prescription drugs (legally, of course!) to combat the situation. some have recommended ambien... but i've heard bad things too. i don't know... risky either way, no?

it's becoming hopeless. north korea, if you must send a missile in the near future, send it before i take my test, ok?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

some new friends:

look at that seductive swirl of pigment


i'm supposed to be studying 12 hours/day. not going as planned. must impose an internet embargo for now. back to the books...

the occupational hazards of color-coding

the saddest part is this is a candid shot.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

paper flowers

i'd love to hang these all over the place... just for kicks!

paper pom-pom kits are available at craft stores and even on etsy (see below).
you can also make them yourself using instructions from Martha Stewart:

tissue paper [tons!]
24-gauge white cloth-covered floral wire

1. Stack eight 20-by-30-inch [seems quite small to me... go big or go home!!!] sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inchwide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.
2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.
3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.
4. Tie a length of monofilament to floral wire for hanging.

PomLove and PartyPoms on etsy; Martha Stewart Weddings)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

weekend gluttony + paul & joe

i wanted to pick up the new paul & joe double ended mascara but the SA recommended heroine kiss mascara instead. so of course it would have been awkward had i insisted. however, i still want to try it...
never planned on getting this, but since it was the last one... it's so cute that i almost don't want to use it.

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

who could resist?

i always trick myself into trying macaroons, thinking that this time, maybe i'll like them...