Thursday, April 10, 2014

boxes, boxes, boxes.

Dealing with tons of stress lately ... the other day I was packing and getting ready for my dad & friend to come over to help me move large furniture. I took trash downstairs and a girl was looking for me frantically -- she nailed my parked car while pulling in to the parking lot. At first the damage didn't look too severe. Then I looked at the hit in different lighting. HOLY DENT, BATMAN! I did my best to remain calm and pleasant because she was visibly upset. Meanwhile, I just recall saying, "Why me?" in my head over and over in that moment. Very glad I got her insurance information. Then, while packing, I managed to lose my grip on my camera and dropped it so hard that the lens shattered into a bunch of very irreparable pieces. The camera body was fine, but ... sigh. RIP little Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens. Your bokeh was always beautiful. :'(

When it rains, it pours, right?

In the meantime, I bought a beautiful Lomonosov teacup as a sort of "welcome home" present to myself. I had always loved their cobalt & gold teacups, and finally found a teacup in the "Tenderness" style on Etsy for an affordable price. After moving a few more things in today I treated myself to some of Verdant Tea's Mi Lan Xiang Phoenix Mountain Dancong in my lovely new cup! Chai and I need to relax & have tea time in the sun after all this chaos!

 tea time.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

new glasses!

When you're living out of boxes life can start to feel very unglamorous and dreary. Plus, after breakups you generally have to fight an urge to cut your hair, or change something drastic about your appearance to improve your mood.  I love my long hair and didn't want to chop anything off, but I felt that urge and opted to find a new pair of frames to liven up my face instead!

These frames are Ray-Ban RX5226 and I love them! They are perfectly cat eyed and work really well with a bright red pout to match the contrast of the black acetate. My mom even chipped in to get me really nice super thin coated glass lenses as my plastic ones were not as glare resistant as I liked. ❤

I'm wearing Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in "Port". It is one of my favorite beauty products. It is a super thick highly pigmented lip cream with a semi matte finish that stays all day. A little goes a long way and the color is just incredible. I have a hard time with a lot of red lipsticks because of bleeding color, dryness, and having it wear off on my teeth. The cashmere lip cream stays put and hardly fades. I don't like spending a lot of money on cosmetics, but this one is just too good not to own!

Also, Game of Thrones is back tomorrow! I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!