Monday, April 28, 2014

A Late Haul!!!!

Hello everyone! I know its been a while ... but I've just had so much fun playing with my new stuff!!!

In this particular haul, I ended up getting free shipping ($35+ order) and the brush set for like $3, which is why I even ordered. I am in love with the hair quality on these brushes but not so much the durability ... a.k.a. the head of my favorite brush fell off within a week and I had to superglue it back on. Sad day :(

Pictured here are the compressed powder (great for a foundation or a concealer), a mineral lipstick, and the zit zapper. Yes, I have seen some results with the zit zapper.

This is the mineral lipstick I ordered. The pigmentation is just fine, it feels nice on my lips, and the casing looks sleek. 2 thumbs up!

This is the elf trio polish set in nice and natural. They are shades that go with every season, as long as you can find their soul mate!

Since purchasing this, I have received the poreless primer ... and they both seem to work about the same. At first, I really loved them. Now, (and maybe I am using them wrong) I don't hardly use this ever. I use a bare minerals foundation, and this just clogs up my brush :(

This is the tone correcting concealer ... but I use it as an eyeshadow base and a concealer (for my eyes and, really, any other trouble spots on my face). For a $1, it is worth the purchase. I have been using Almay for a year or so, and this works just as well. (It is a little on the yellow side ...)

These are the makeup remover wipes. Although I keep telling myself I won't be buying these again ... I use them almost every night. They are convenient and they work ... what else can you ask for? They don't sting my eyes at all, but they are kind of oily? That's not 100% true, but I can't think of another way to explain it. DON'T use it on your face unless you intend to wash your face afterwards.

Nail polish!!! Of course. If you are subscribed to me on youtube (we just hit 120 friendlies!!!), you know I looooove nail polish... even if I can't wear it as often as I would like.

Here is the list of colors that come in it .....


If you want more of an in-depth review ... let me know!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Have I died?

Of course I haven't died. I have been catching up on my portfolio at school. I have 3 weeks to get it polished and finished!!!

Yes, I have been tangling, I just haven't been blogging about it. Don't worry ... I will take pics and get you all caught up soon. ... -ish.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Tooting my own horn

Tangle time!!!
I decided to think "outside the box" on this one. I was trying to draw it as my house was chaotic ... oi. I loved this tangle a lot. I liked doing the picture frame string, all the lines... I especially loved the cloud corner on the left and that white frog-egg mess in the top middle. The bottom left corner is the prettiest part, I think. 


I loved doing this tangle a lot. Could you tell?

O Tangle, where art thou?

Hi all!
Here is the summary of my first 3 days in april. I learned a new tangle, plus I did something terrifyingly lovely (according to me): I created tangles from watching a movie.

That's right.

My husband and I were watching "O Brother, Where Art Thou". I was tangling as I enjoyed the show, and little tidbits kept popping up to me. Day 3 is where you will find everything. 

Tangles on Day 3:

1) See in the bottom left corner? That's the microphone that the Soggy Bottom Boys sing into. 
2)The top left corner is their suspenders. 
3)The ouline of "3" is the rim of the Dapper Dan cans.
4) The simple line flares around the curve (the one's that look like slices in the crust of an apple pie) are from the megaphone that is floating when the valley is flooded.

I am going to do more of them like this!!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

More March Jelly Fish and New Tangle for April

Yesterday, I showed you a piece I was working on for March 31st ...

Here are the latest additions  to it. I added some semi-weave in the background as well as shading to make the tentacle ribbons stand out more. I am still learning to master the shading techniques, so I will probably be doing more on my next addition.

And, to finish up the night, her is my attempt at "hollibaugh". I like the look of the original tangle, but I am certainly not satisfied with how mine turned out. This is another one I will probably be working on more, also, but for tonight ... oi. I am ready for bed!

A Gift from CZT Jana Pharmer

Hello all my fellow tangle-friendlies! Recently, I have been in contact with a CZT named Jana Pharmer. She lives about 2 hours from me, but she is also the closest CZT to me. Out of the kindness of her heart, she sent me a Zentangle starter kit!

The kit she sent includes 
  • several special pens
  •  2 pencils
  • a paper blender
  • a fun mulitcolored pencil
  • Zentangle squares (novice and official)
  • round and square coasters
  • a no-lines note book
  • a tangled post card
  • a beautiful case to hold my new utensils
  • and a "Tangle a Day" calendar.

I am super excited about everything! I have never even attempted the shading before getting this fantastic gift.

If you would like to see my reaction at opening this package, here is the video link:

Thank you very much, Jana!