Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Very Happy Birthday!

Today happens to be my cousins birthday! He turns 26 today! Hooray!

I remember being young and growing up with him. He always made me laugh so hard, he's the funniest person I know!

I think I feel so close to him also, because our parents are brother and sister, and they both passed away from the same blood disease. He knows what it's like to lose a parent and so do I. I know I can always talk to him about anything and always have him there to make me feel better if I'm upset. He really is one of my best friends and I'm so happy that he lives with me! Now I can laugh all day long! ha ha! Plus, He is my boyfriends best friend! that's how I got to meet Jessy! hee hee!

Happy birthday Matt! I hope you have the best day ever, your dad would be so proud of you!

Blood is thicker than water, Katie

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A few of my favorite things

These are some of my favorite beauty products that I've been using on a daily basis. I've been in a really simple makeup funk, which I like... especially when I have to go to work and don't have time to add 10 pounds of makeup to my face.

For the Peepers:

1) I've been obsessing over the YSL Eyeliner Effect Faux Cils in the color Black.
It's a really nice cream liner that goes on super dark and super smooth!!!

2) For the Lashes I love (and have for a while) is Loreal's Voluminous Original Mascara in Black. A few coats of this sucker and BAM! thick long lashes!

For the Fatcha:

3) For the Face I've discovered AmorePacific's Skin Renewal Foundation in shade 102. Leaves my skin looking flawless, and radiant.

4) For the Blush I love Makeup forever's eyeshadow/blush

This is NOT the color I use for blush, but it was the only picture I can find! haha! I use a bright Orange + Hot Pink color... I know what you're thinking.... WHY WOULD SHE PUT THOSE COLORS ON HER FACE!? but trust me, it actually turns out to be a beautiful Coral shade.

5) For my Brows I use Anastia's beverly Hills - brows in bloom set. I really only use the brown shade to the right, and it doesn't nearly look as pretty as in the picture! haha

For the Puckers:
6) I've been using AmorePacific's lip treatment... it's clear, but give your lips a natural rosey glow, with no irratation.... and it's not sticky!

And that's all I've been pretty much using for my lazy days! haha
Yours lazely, Katie

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dancing My Heart Out!

I found this really old post that I did on my old blog and thought I would share it. If you're feeling down, I hope this lifts your spirits!

Dancing my heart out...

Ever since I was little I've always danced. Whether it was dancing to my mom's taste in music that I've heard her playing on a Saturday, The ever so popular music in the 90s, the early stages of the "new millennium" music, the more recent music, or just marching to the beat of my own drum... I can always remember me dancing. Not very well mind you, but dancing none the less.

I feel like it's one of the best ways to express yourself, get over a bad break up, give yourself energy, or just make you or someone else feel better when their sad. Music is such a great form of expression as well; What else really knows what you're feeling at that exact moment then a love song, or "going out with my friends tonight to have fun" kind of songs? Oh Sinead O' Conner has known how broken my heart has been, just like the black eyed peas "had a feeling" that I was gonna have a good night.

I've always been the one to march to the beat of my own drum, not caring what people think... just like my mother always use to say: "as long as you're not hurting anyone, why does it matter!?" In JR. high school, and high school... people didn't always understand... I always got... "You're always happy, it's not normal!!!!!" "are you high? are you on drugs?" "calm down... you shouldn't be so happy" But I've still always remained to be myself, and now... that's what I get the most compliments on. A lot of the times, most people are afraid to be themselves... but I say be yourself, you are unique in every way!!!!!!!!

I hope that any troubles you have can easily be washed away by dancing the night away... and if you have to, why not try dancing in the rain?

This is my dancing collab audition outtake...

Dancing to the beat of my own drum, Katie

Monday, March 12, 2012

A trip to Yester-Year...

I've always loved those witty vintage "ads" you know the ones where you see a beautiful pinup woman and there's a witty remark attached to the photo... such as (the parents are in a car) and the quote is: "BYE KIDS! WE'LL BE BACK WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER!"

SO low-behold, I present


I thought since everyone and their mother is on facebook now-a-days we'd start off with:

And don't forget about youtube!

Twitter too!

But what about those witty remarks you may ask?

Take that men! haha
I really pray that poster is just a joke!

HAHA I love this one:

I wish life was like this still... where the woman got really dressed up, even to do just housework... maybe not all the cons that came with that era... but.. fashion wise and craftsmanship... yes!

Back when hell freezes over! Katie.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Short and Sweet

Just Checking in today, and letting you know what I did!

I entered the "Be the next beauty guru" contest on the destination channel on youtube! (boy, that was a mouthful!)

It was so tough getting the entire video to fitinto 4 minutes! (that was the max.time allowed)
Orignally, I filmed everything, face, eyes, lips....and couldn't fit everything so i just settled for the eyes! ha ha

The grand prize winner recieves a trip for two to NYC ( I already live here haha, they could now save on air fare if I won!) trip to the loreal studio, spa visit, 2nd place gets a year supply of loreal makeup!

Here's the video:

Finger Crossed! Katie