Witchy Vibes

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There’s still a little less than a week left until the Autumnal Equinox, but I am getting really excited for Fall and could not resist dressing up and doing a Fall makeup look. I started out with clear gloss on my lips and then vamped it up a bit with a darker lip color. The main items I used included BH Cosmetics’ Wild & Radiant Palette, Makeup Revolution’s Love the Revolution palette, and ColourPop’s Matte Lip Cream in shade Viper, which are pictured below. Other items I used that aren’t pictured include NYX BB Cream in shade Nude, Makeup Revolution’s Eye Primer, Makeup Revolution’s Pro Base Blur Primer, Chella’s Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Cream, Ciaté London’s Wonderwand Gel Kohl Eyeliner, Tarte’s Lights Camera Lashes Mascara, Maybelline’s Shine Sensational Gloss, and ColourPop’s Highlighter in shade Glazed.

Five Faves on Friday #8: Essential Oils

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Some people seem to think that roll-on essential oils are like perfumes. That is not the case. In fact, I really only smell the oils for a very short time after applying them, and then I can’t smell them anymore. They actually work by penetrating your skin. You apply them to pulse points, such as your wrist, temples, neck, and even the bottoms of your feet. Since pure essential oils are really strong and are not supposed to be put on your skin, they are diluted with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil), which you can rub on your skin. Your body then absorbs the natural oils which can have physical and mental benefits.

There are the skeptics who think that essential oils are pointless, but I personally like them and think they have benefited me by using them. Of course, they’re not a miracle cure by any means, but I think they can be helpful to an extent. Below are five of my favorite blends I like to use, all purchased from one of my favorite Etsy shops, Mythic Mist.

Review: Peter Thomas Roth Masks

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I bought this Peter Thomas Roth mask sampler set from Ulta quite a while ago. Considering if you buy one of these full-size masks solo, they run anywhere from $50 to $80 USD. This sampler set only cost $25, which is an awesome deal! It allows you to try out the different masks to see how you like each of them. Despite the tubes being small sample sizes, this set can still last you a while. I’ve had this set about 4 or 5 months now and I’ve only used about half out of each tube. Even though I like some more than others, I will probably just purchase this sampler set again once I run out. Below is info on each mask in the set and what I think about them.

Galaxy Moon

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I just spent the evening doing something I haven’t done in a while. I got out my canvas paper and oil pastels, and I decided to spend the night drawing. I think it’s been about a year since my last drawing. While it is something I enjoy doing, I don’t really do it very often because I don’t feel it’s something I’m good at. I look at pieces of art that other people create, and I’m seriously in awe. I’ll never be that good. In fact, that’s why I choose simple things like a moon to draw because I can’t draw anything complex. It’s also why I haven’t created any art in a year. My last drawing did not turn out that well, so I became sort of disengaged. What I realized is that you don’t have to be good at something to enjoy it. I had so much fun creating this piece of art tonight, and I think it turned out wonderful. It’s my favorite drawing yet. I decided to call it Galaxy Moon because it reminds me of the moon from space. My goal is to start drawing more often, and hopefully this also inspires you to take up a hobby that you feel you aren’t good at. All we can do is work at it and grow, but as long as we’re having fun doing it, that’s what matters.

Five Faves on Friday #7: Food

One of my favorite things in this world is eating delicious food. This is hard to pick just five things, but here are some of my five favorite foods. (All photos are mine).

Blue Crabs
Being from Maryland, it’s no surprise that blue crabs are my favorite food. My mom ate them all the time when she was pregnant with me, and I’ve been eating them since I was a little toddler. It’s really enjoyable to sit outside on a nice day and just pick and eat crabs for hours. The Old Bay seasoning makes them truly great.

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Tacos
I love all kinds of tacos. Crunchy shell, soft shell, beef, chicken, shrimp, or fish. They’re all delicious to me. I’m especially fond of street style tacos with cilantro and onion.

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Pizza
I don’t always feel the greatest after eating pizza. It tends to sometimes leave me feeling yucky, but I just can’t resist it. I love ham and pineapple pizza, and I also love to get heavily topped pizza’s with ham, italian sausage, salami, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and jalapeños.

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Buffalo Wings
I love hot buffalo wings. I feel like aside from the yummy taste, they’re also fun to eat. I especially like them with celery (and carrots too) and blue cheese dressing on the side.

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Subs
I like different kinds of subs from different places, but my favorite is the Italian sub from a local shop here called Turtle’s. (The wings pictured above are also from Turtle’s). The rolls are super soft and fresh, and the lettuce is specially seasoned which provides a unique and delicious taste like no other.

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Throwback Thursday: Pink Hair

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Since I rocked my pink hair a few months before I started this blog, I thought I would do a Throwback Thursday post about it. Aside from my blonde, it’s my most favorite hair color I’ve ever had. I definitely want to go pink again sometime in the future. I got this done at the salon, and it was quite expensive. I washed my hair two to three times a week, and the color lasted about a month. I think next time I might try to dye it myself, as a cheaper alternative, although it probably won’t look as good.

100 Followers! + Shopping Trip

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First, I want to say thank you to everyone who has followed me so far! I have now passed 100 followers! I opened this blog two and a half months ago, and I was nervous that nobody would be interested and I would be talking to myself. I didn’t think I would gain this many followers in such a short time. I do admit I get down on myself sometimes because I see other bloggers who started theirs around the same time (or even after me), and they have twice as many followers now. I have to remind myself that it’s not a competition or a popularity contest. As long as I’m having fun doing what I’m doing (which I am), then that’s what matters. Of course I want people to like and be interested in what I have to say. I think that’s something we all want. I’m just glad I’ve been able to continually grow my blog.

Yesterday, I went to the mall on a little shopping trip. I honestly can’t remember the last time I went to the mall. As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m a bit of a homebody. I also like shopping at stores that we don’t have in the mall here, so I tend to buy everything online. Well, I attempted to buy jeans online a while back too, and that didn’t work out so well. It’s a shame too because I absolutely loved those jeans, but despite being the size I normally wear, I couldn’t pull them up over my butt. From that moment, I decided any time I needed new jeans I would have to try them on before I bought them. That’s what triggered my trip to the mall. I’ve been wearing the same jeans for about a decade now. They got to the point where I couldn’t wear them much longer. There were big holes in the butt (where I had to wear a long shirt to cover it), and rips up the leg. I needed new jeans, asap.