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Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Book Review

I am a huge bookworm. I adore reading, and love a lot of books. I'll read anything from Shakespeare to S.E. Hinton. For a while, whenever anyone would ask me what was my favorite book I would name a few. The Outsiders, Murder on the Orient Express, and so on. A little over a year ago, I discovered The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Now, I only have one favorite book.

It seems strange that a book that is all about death, cannot make you the least bit sad. Especially, when you read the sad events that went on in the main character's life, but Mitch Albom has a way of doing just that.

The book is about an old man named Eddie. Eddie has worked at Ruby Pier, an amusement park, almost his whole working life. Eddie dies after an accident at Ruby Pier. After, he meets five people in heaven. These five people impacted Eddie's life in some way. Some he knows well, some a little, and some not at all.
This book is an easy read. It's very enjoyable, and when I first read it, I could not put it down. I highly recommend this book. If you read or have read this book, let me know what you think. Hallmark made a movie, and it was great, Not as great as the book though.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Urban Decay Pony Box Review

Urban Decay is a great place to get makeup at. I bought this palette about a month ago, and I adore it. There are six shades of shadows; Snatch, Mildew (weird name for an eyeshadow), Flash, Pain Killer, Smog, and Toasted. Snatch, Smog, and Toasted are my favorites, and they look great together!
Snatch, is a very pretty, peachy pink color, with some shimmer. The shimmer can cause some fall out, so when I am using Snatch, I simply add baby powder underneath my eye, and whisk it away with a fan brush :)
Mildew, is a pretty forest green. Flash, is a pretty bright purple. Pain Killer is the funnest color of all. It is a bright electricish blue. You can create a very daring smokey blue eye with this, or tone it down by using it as a blue liner. Smog and Toasted are lovely browns. They can be used in so many looks. These two shadows are the most versatile of the palette. The palette also comes with a mini 24/7 Glide On eye liner pencil in Zero. This is by far my favorite eye liner. It goes on smooth and last a long time! What more could you want out of a liner? It also comes with a travel size of the infamous Primer Potion. It is a great shadow primer.

I love to wear snatch on the lid, Toasted in the crease, and Smog in the outer corner and on the lower lash line.  I then apply the 24/7 Glide On pencil on my top and bottom lash line. I've gotten lots of compliments on that look, and I've done it on both my older sister and best friend. They both loved it :) I bought this palette for my sister, she loves it almost as much as I do.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Drugstore Makeup Haul

Eye Shadows: L.A. Colors in Darling - $1.50
Foundation and Concealer: L.A. Colors in Light $5.00
Shimmer: Essence Shimmer Powder in Prettylicious - $2.99
Lipstick: Tropez in 22509 - $1.00
Makeup=Yay!!
I love hauls. It gives me a chance to find new products.

REVIEW:
Eyeshadow: So pretty and shimmery. It comes in a few variety of color palettes. I love the one I bought. It's not the best eye shadow, but it is FANTASTIC for the price! Less than two dollars for five colors, you can't beat that!
Foundation and Concealer: This came together. Obviously for the price, I wasn't expecting a miracle worker, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to try. Neither product is to die for, but the concealer does the trick for me. The foundation...not so much. It's a little cakey, and applies weird.
Shimmer: I love love love love this shimmer! It is just so pretty. The price is AMAZING, and is of really good quality.
Lipstick: This lipstick is a pretty pink. The quality is good, not great, but for a dollar...what else can you expect. It looks good on, and last a few hours. So overall, it's a great deal.

If you have a haul on your blog, comment me! I'd love to see it :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Candy Making Fun With My Lil Bro

My brother and I made chocolate lollipops and little candies. I'm going to insert a few pictures I snapped, and give you the simple instructions.

First, you need to buy molds, lollipop sticks, chocolate and vanilla wafers, and candy paint and paint brushes.
You can get all of these things at a craft store. The wafers can be bought at your local grocery store. The molds we bought were dogs and cats, and crosses.
Melt the wafers, using either the microwave or the stove top. If you chose to melt them in the microwave, set the microwave to defrost. Stir the wafers every 30 seconds, until they melt.
Fill the molds, insert the lollipop stick about an inch into the melted wafer. Make sure you cover the stick.
Chill the molds for about 10-15 minutes.
When the candy hardens, lightly remove them from the molds. (The candy should almost slide out)
Next paint the candy and chill for 3-5 minutes. (or according to paint directions)

This is such a fun and easy craft to do with your kids or siblings. We had a blast making these. Clean up's a breeze, and the activity itself is very quick. Plus they taste good too :)

Welcome :)

Hey everyone! I am going to take this time to tell you a little bit about my blog. I wanted to make this blog a girl friendly blog. What I mean by that is, I wanted to make a blog that girls of all ages could read and enjoy.

I guess I should start off by telling you all a little about myself. Here it goes:
My name is Christine. I am studying to be a Paralegal. I am the girliest tomboy you will ever meet. Wrestling and baseball are my favorite sports, but don't worry, I won't talk about either of those things here. Makeup makes me happy. It's almost therapeutic to me. I am a bookworm, and writing relieves my stress.

I guess that's it for now. Thanks for visiting my blog, hope you all enjoy it! :)