Monday, July 16, 2012

Fourth of July Fireworks

I spent the fourth of July with at a good family friend's house. 

The pics I got of our legal fireworks :p were pretty good, if I say so my self. 

This one looked like watercolours. I thought it was cool.

This is Aiden. I've known him since he was in Kindergarten

This is my cousin Jeanay(:

Monday, June 25, 2012

Makeup Routine: Black/Pink

   I decided to post my makeup that I used when I went to see Les Mis the other day. Oh my goodness, it was absolutely stellar. Eponine and Fantine were simply incredible. Eponine was gorgeous! She was black, and one of the most beautiful women I have seen. I wish I could be ebony. I HIGHLY recommend everyone go to see it. It's performed at the Sergstrom Event Center...I think :p

These are my lip products

My Lip Gels
Cake Batter Lip Plumper         Grapefruit LipGloss         Raspberry Lip Plumper

Lip Liners
Hot Pink Liner         Candyfloss Liner

Lip Sticks
Raspberry Lipstick         Sparkly Pink Lipstick

Eye Products
Dark Blue Sparkly Mascara
White Eyeliner         Black Eyeliner
Revlon Black Liquid Eyeliner
Revlon Diamond Lust     Maybelline Black Somkey Compact

I do my pencil eyeliner first, and then I put my liquid over it, for a cleaner line. I love the cat-eye look. Some girls at my school think its slutty (like seriously, what the actual fuck), but I think it's kind of classy. 

Complete eyes. I use these brushes from Maybelline to shade and blend the different Shades of Grey :p
Bushy caterpillar eyebrows...I know, I know. 

I use the liquid first. I just use my fingers, I don't really care about a brush for that. Then a sheer powder. I am in love with this blush I got from Sephora form my 8th grade Washington d.C Trip! It's lasted me for so long! More than 2 years. The Trublends Minerals is just really light, it's just warm sparkles that aren't too overpowering, so i brush it all over my cheeks, chin, and forehead. 

My brother tells me I have a really creepy smile. I'm kind of self conscious about it. 

   Thank you for reading this post!(: What is your favorite makeup, or type of makeup? 

It is only in appearance that time is a river
It is rather a vast landscape
And it is in the eye of the beholder
That it moves

Thornton Wilder

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Seashells and Sunshine

   I adore seashells. I think they are so delicate and beautiful. I have quite a collection, and I'm pretty damn proud of it :p I have a couple of seashell chandeliers, and so I wanted to show you guys a little bit of my collection(:

White Conch

Yuki nibbling on the shells(: 

I have no clue what this one is, but it's beautiful



Pink Conch

Again with Yuki(:

All the Conches together

The Family!(:

These are my baby shells. I simply adore the big shell that I use as a bowl to hold my babies. It is simply gorgeous, what with all of the shining colors, 
the Cerulean Blues, the Emerald Greens, and the Rich Browns

A closeup of the teeny tiny shells. I like admiring all of the stripes and holes and ridges in each one. They are all so different, none are the same. 

A little of my coral collection. Coral is my absolute favorite shell. Well, it's not really a shell...but that is an irrelevant fact :p

Medium piece of coral, and baby bits to the side of it

Other bits and pieces of my coral collection. I have most of it in a pretty display in my room, but I want to show that off later when I redecorate the rest of my room. 

   So that was some of my seashell collection!(: I hope you guys liked it, comment below if you like seashell-ing, and tell me what your favorite type is! 

When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea
And the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds
And imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is
Bewildered and confused
Rainer Maria Rilke

Chocolate and Peanutbutter Torte

   So I made the Chocolate and Peanut Butter Torte thing, from this website. I don't like cream cheese, so I didn't like it myself): After all my hard work, too! That's okay, it just means I'm picky. Everybody else in the house loved it! It was gone in one day(: I guess that means I'm not a total failure, right?

The ingredients

I used a whole freaking box of oreos


I lick everything in between the steps, do you?(: It's my favorite part. 

The whip cream was heavenly. I'm going to make some just so I can eat it by itself :3 Omnomnom

    Unfortunately my camera died after this picture, so I don't have anymore, oh well /: 

Here is the Ingredients/Recipe!(:

Crust Ingredients
32 Oreos finely crushed into powder
5 1/2 tbsp. unsalted butter (melted) 
dash of salt

Mousse Mix in Ingredients:
1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
1/2 c. crushed salted peanuts
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. sugar

Mousse Mixture Ingredients
12 oz. cream cheese
2 c. heavy whipping cream
1 1.2 c. creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp. milk
1 1/4 c. powdered sugar

Ganache Topping Ingredients
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate
1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
+ 1/4 c. crushed peanuts for sprinkling

Crust Instructions:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Crush oreos into a fine powder (try putting them inside of a bag, and then putting them through a grinder)
2) Fold in butter and salt with a fork until oreos are completely coated. 
3) Grease a round 9 in. pan and coat bottom and sides with a think layer of oreo mis pressing into pan with fork. 
4) Bake for 10 minutes and then set aside to cool. 

Mousse Instructions:
1) Beat 2 c. heavy cream in large bowl with a whish extension until soft peaks form. 
2) Add in 1/4 c. of the powdered sugar and beat until firm peaks form. 
3) move to separate bowl and refrigerate until needed. 
4) replace whisk extension with paddles and beat cream cheese with remaining powdered sugar in bowl used for whipping cream until smooth. 
5) Stir in 1/4 of the whipping cream with spatula to lighten mixture. 
6) Add in peanut butter, milk and mousse into mix stirring with spatula until smooth. 
7) Slowly add in rest of whipping cream mixture  and stir until smooth. 
8) Spoon into  colled crust until heaping adn sooth surface wiht spatula. 

Chocolate Ganache Instructions: 
1) Heat bittersweet chocolate over medium heat in double boiler, or in aheat resistant bowl inside of water, until melted, stirrign often. This will only take a few minutes. 
2) Boil 1/2 c. whipping cream and add to melted chocolate. 
3) Stir until smooth and spread evenly over top of torte. 
4) Sprinkle with peanuts and more chocolate chips if desired. 
5) Refrigerate for at ;east 4 hours or overnight before eating. 


Success is not the opposite of failure
Failure is the vital ingredient in
the recipe of success
Mario Cortes

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Food Blog, The Angieriver Show

   I was surfing around looking for dessert recipes to make, (while I am incapacitated from an MCL/meniscus tear) and I cam across this stellar food blog. It's called the Angieriver Show, and every single recipe she has on there look delicious, complete with the nice pictures she takes of the food. 
   I wanted something with Chocolate and peanut buttery goodness, so when I clicked on this recipe, 
I knew it was fate that we found each other(: haha(: I'm so excited to try and make this, and so my Daddy is going to take me shopping for the ingredients right now! 
   I hope it turns out well, and I'll make another post with pictures of me making it and the final outcome! But seriously, go check out her site.    
                         It is great.

Vegetarianism is simply letting compassion
Guide our choice of food

Norm Phelps

Sunday, June 10, 2012

San Clemente Weekend

     Yesterday, a lot of things happened! I went to a soccer tournament in San Clemente. (Another post about my soccer team later.) We placed 2nd, and I hyper extended my ACL and meniscus. 

   After one of the games, me and my boyfriend Josh went down to the beach, and took pictures on the pier and a pretty little trail after eating at a nice pizza/pasta place. 

   My boyfriend's pretty cute, if I so say myself :3 We definitely qualify as an awkward couple :p I'll make another post about our story, and all that mushy gooshy love-y stuffy stuff. 
   I wore a new shirt of mine, which I got from Foreign Exchange, and a vintage skirt I got about a year back from the Orange Circle in Old Town Orange. 

   I wish I had a picture of me in the outfit and the stuff I paired with the outfit, but none of them turned out well. I looked fat and frumpy >:( 
   Sorry for the picture heavy post! Thank you for bearing with me(: 

~~Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of~~
~~Whatever solid and durable happiness~~
~~There is in our lives~~
~~C. S. Lewis~~