Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Lash Extensions! My Thoughts♥

Eyelash Extensions!

I love them!

Hello Lovelies ♥

I thought that I would write a post about when I had my eyelash extensions put on & how I liked them!  I decided to get eyelash extensions after watching youtube videos by Alexandrea Garza.  She sold me on them!

I got on yelp and tried to find the best price for the best quality I could find.  I found a woman with very good reviews who would do it for $40.  This was for synthetic lashes and their application.

I have pretty light hair naturally, and have pretty light colored eyelashes.  They're not particularly long, but considering my genetics, are skyscrapers of lashes.

The process begins with the esthetician taping down the lower lashes, so that your top and bottoms don't get glued together.  They only put lashes on the top.  She applied each lash, one at a time.  It takes a long time, but I'm blanking on the length.  A lot of people fall asleep during this, but I counted songs to try and help the time go by.  It doesn't hurt at all.  It just feels like someone lightly touching your eyelashes, nothing mroe.

This was my after.  I asked for dramatic and full lashes.  They were so beautiful.  You can't get them wet for at least the first day to try and keep the glue working.

While you have them on, you're supposed to try and avoid eye makeup, especially mascara.  Mascara is pretty much a no-go unless you have a VERY special event. Honestly, these lashes are so beautiful and dark, you don't need mascara.

While I had them on I think I only put on eye makeup once or twice.  I found I really didn't need it on with the lashes.  They were dramatic enough on their own.  

Closer side by side.

I know it's hard to tell from those pictures, so I'm including more of me out and about.  

This is me with my Grandlittle [left] and Little [middle].

Big and I at Farrell's for my Grandlittle's Birthday!

This is a really weird picture of me, but here I am with our giant peep cake we made for Easter!

At Disneyland with one of my besties! Only wearing face makeup and a little lip gloss here.

Big and I at Disneyland :]

This picture was one of the first I took after getting my lashes done.  I took it on snapchat, which explains the weird filter :p

You cannot sleep on your face, or side of your face with these on.  You have to keep your face pointed up while you sleep, which was very hard for me.  I tended to sleep on one side more than the other, and those lashes tilted a bit, which wasn't quite so great.  

You also have to take a great bit of caution when washing your face and showering.  You can't scrub your face like usual, because you have to take great caution with your eyes.

Overall, I LOVE having lashes.  It's been a while, but I'm planning on getting more done in a bit, closer to my birthday in October! ♥


P.S.  What are your thoughts on lash extensions? Have you had them? Are you interested in getting them? :]

I Bought a Car! ♥

Hello Lovelies!♥

Just a bit of news I wanted to write about!

My boyfriend and I bought a new car! A Kia Forte EX GDI.♥

After years and years of driving decrepit old cars that did nothing but break down on me and leave me stranded, I finally have something reliable, safe, and brand new.

The first car I ever drove was a Ford Thunderbird....and it was not cute.  I often compared driving it to driving a boat.  It was huge and really low to the ground.  The car was a mess honestly.

On New Year's my mom decided that she wanted to drive the Thunderbird, and I got the Mustang.  More specifically, it was a 1989 v8 Ford Mustang convertible with a 5.0 something something.  It's all fancy to talk about to people who know cars, but to me it was just the beast that left me stranded more times than I could count.  Only the passenger window rolled down, the battery had a temper, the whole thing smelled like cigarettes, & nicotine rained down on me every time the sky did.  It was not air tight nor water tight, and had the touchiest gas pedal you've ever felt.  I named it the Go-stang, because it drove more like a go-kart, and I loved it.

Last year around this time, I was given my grandma's 2002 Mitsubishi Montero as a hand-me-down.  I was overjoyed.  Sure, it took a lot of gas, but so did the Mustang!  It was high off the ground and a lot of fun to drive.  It felt safe.  It was ruby red with a tan leather interior.  It burned oil like no other.  Soon I realized the mustang was probably twice as fuel efficient as the Montero.  It's brakes started to give out.  Some part flew off of it and left me on the side of the road.  The brakes got much much worse & would often be delayed by 5 seconds before they would start working.  It turns out it had some magical part Mitsubishi only put in the 2012 model, and cost loads to fix.  We didn't know what to do, but every time I stepped in that car it got more dangerous.

One of my friends brought up the possibility of leasing a pre-owned car.  My boyfriend Dave and I decided to go check out the sales from the holiday weekend.  One thing led to another and we ended up buying a new car!


I never thought I'd get a Kia, but I love it soooo much.  It's the greatest car!

This was the first picture I sent after signing the papers.  A picture of my new key that I sent to my best friend!

We went home to show it off and to get help taking the old car back.  I showed my whole family, except my dad, who was at work.  I sent him this picture so he knew what was up!

Get ready, a lot more pictures of my car are coming :p

I fell in love with the graphite color, which was only available on the EX GDI model of the Kia Forte.  We decided to go with this model because of the color, as well as other features.  It has a bigger, better engine.  It has a back-up camera.  It has better seats and a lot of little differences in the looks of it.  It also has the low profile tires.

I. Love. This. Car.

Such a low odometer reading! ♥

Dave and I with the new baby.  This was the first picture I put up of it.  We bought it together and it was important to me that we were both in it.  Dave doesn't drive, which is his own choice.  We drive everywhere together, and I drop him off at work before driving to mine.  We are a one car family.

One thing I have noticed, is that family and friends think Dave bought this car for me, or he bought it and I just drive it.  They don't seem to think I contribute at all to it. Sure, Dave makes more money than me, but we bought this car together. It's ours. Both of our names are on all of the information for it.

I just had to share!

P.S. What kind of car do you drive? What is your dream car? :]

Let's try this again....

Hello Friends!

It's been a long summer.....& one without posting.  Let's just consider that my summer break, and blogging is back in session!  Okay, no promises....but I really am going to try and put more effort into this whole thing.

My summer has been.....eventful.  I am a homebody.  I love staying at home and doing stuff around town.  I like traveling but I don't do much of it.  That being said, this summer has been out of the ordinary.  I went and visited my cousin in Portland, OR, drove to San Diego, CA, and went to Vegas, NV three times!  This is unheard of for me!  Would you guys like to read posts on any of these trips? Let me know :]

I now have worked at my job just shy of two years.  I like the work alright, but it isn't a dream job for anyone.  I work at a dialysis center as an assistant biller.  Lately I've been having trouble with a co-worker.  It's been a little over two months of this & I think it might finally be getting better....except every time I think that - it gets worse.  Needless to say, I'm looking for work.  I feel like I'm on the verge of getting more responsibilities, but I don't want to get trapped in one line of work, or one business.  

Anyways, I'm excited to start blogging again!  I have loads of Erin Condren planner spreads to share, and lots of months of ipsy, Birchbox, and Boxycharm subscription boxes.  I'm also a bridesmaid in a wedding I've already made quite a bit of things for, so I can upload some DIY's for you all too!

That's it for this post or I'm just going to start rambling!