I mentioned in yesterdays post that we’ve been sort of snowed in for the past couple days. Well I managed to get outside to take some photos and I’m very excited about them.
I’m wearing a Black Peacoat from Aero, Camel Tie Back Sweater from Loft, Black H&M Skinny Trousers, I knitted my hat myself with Alpaca Baby grande yarn, and of course my Pillar Box Red Original Glossy Short Boots.
My makeup is the usual except on my lips is Benetint.
I was really excited to finally get my Red Hunter Boots out in the snow. I’ve been waiting since I got them in February. I definitely need to some wellie socks because even with the Dr. Scholls Cozy insoles my feet still felt a bit cold.
Howl is also a really big fan of the snow.
He liked digging and rubbing his nose in it.
He was absolutely caked in snow by the time I got him to come inside. Which he didn’t want to do. He wanted to stay outside all day long. I kinda did too, the snow was perfect for snowman building and snowball fights which we had plenty of.
I’m so excited that we’re getting snow this year and I’m hoping for many more snow days, just as perfect as this one.
It’s been a rather long day today. We got all snowed in yesterday, and they’re calling for more snow tomorrow, so instead of staying home and blogging I had to run out and do all my errands that I had planned for tomorrow. So I’m sorry this post is late.
But it shouldn’t be any surprise that I’m running late with this post, because I kinda dropped the ball with yesterday’s post and forgot to put in it’s picture until way late in the day.
For today’s post I thought I’d give the Korres Greek Yogurt Sleeping Facial a mini re-review. I reviewed it before but I don’t think I had been using it long enough.
While Lactic acid and Dairy in general can be bad for acne when taken internally, if you put it on your skin you get a different effect. When I first started using this daily I had a minor extra breakout along the top of my cheeks, but after a few days of that it cleared up and now even my normal hormonal acne is better. My skin isn’t completely clear, but it is much better. The acne I am getting is smaller and isn’t lasting as long. But since my acne stems from when I was on birth control, I will still be breaking out until my hormones have leveled back out and according to my doctor that could take months. It has also helped with the redness I have in my skin and since this is more moisturizing than I usually use, my skin isn’t as oily as it was before. I’ve also noticed some improvement in my wrinkles that I have on my forehead and around my lips (I am almost 30, in case you’re wondering)
I don’t really love the day cream that the set I bought came with, but I plan on purchasing the wild rose day cream because that one is aimed at clearing up dark spots on your face and will be better for clearing up my scars than this is. I don’t really have bad scars, just some redness that never really seems to go away.
Final Verdict: I’m really happy with this night cream and I will be repurchasing it.
I don’t know about you guys, but I keep a Wunderlist of books that I plan on buying. It’s kinda out of hand, because on top of that I mostly check out of the library a bunch of Mass Market Mysteries (my mom says they’re penny dreadfuls). Ya know the kind that only take you a couple hours to read, so they’re the books that I’d really only ever read once, except the Aunt Dimity series by Nancy Atherton because I’ve read that series a bazillion times.
Then factor in that when ever I enter a book store I get incredibly distracted and find other books that I want to buy as well and end up walking out with 6 books, but only one of them was on my ever growing to buy list. Really the only sure fire way to check books off my to buy list is to ask for them for Christmas or some other gifting holiday like that. Which I totally forgot to do this year and now everyone is done shopping. Congrats to everyone for getting it done early, boo on me for forgetting.
Anyways I’m getting off topic, I have a huge wishlist of books that I’m slowly checking off, the only problem is I keep adding in about 3 books for everyone that I check off. So I thought I’d share with you my most wanted books. Obviously I can’t tell you anything about them, because I haven’t read them yet.
Variant by Robinson Wells
The Eye Of Minds by Lex Thomas
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gothic Charm School: An Essential Guide for Goths and Those Who Love Them by Jillian Venters
Frozen by Melissa De La Cruiz
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Unwind Series by Neil Shusterman
The Selection Series by Kiera Cass
Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie
The October List by Jeffery Deaver
Disquiet by Julia Leigh
A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner
The Fallen Series by Lauhttp://fashionandhappythings.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpren Kate
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Some of these are recent additions to my list, so of them have been on the list for quite a while. And this is no where near the complete list. The full list is closer to All The Books Ever than it is to just 16. It’s also not my To Be Read pile, I’ll probably do a post on that next week.
I was browsing youtube for different music than I usually listen to and I found Alex Goot’s Lightning and absolutely fell in love with the song. I can’t even pretend to know how many times I’ve clicked the replay button, it’s only been two hours and now I know all the words….
And I’m still not tired of it.
While I was listening to the song (on repeat) I was browsing online for dresses and the next thing I knew I had picked out a whole formal outfit that fit with the song. It’s just so gorgeous, I really wish I had somewhere to wear an outfit like this.
Isn’t is just stunning? The dress is the Starlight Hearted Dress from Modcloth, which is my absolute favorite place to “window” shop for dresses. I’ve never actually bought anything from there, but I really really want to. I adore the gold sparkle on the grey background, it just looks so ethereal. The clutch is the Armitage Avenue Sparkle Clutch from Loris, since the sparkles are black it’s a more understated sparkle. The same can be said of the shoes which are the Leandre Pumps from Kate Spade. Though they’re gunmetal sparkles and leather instead of black glitter. And the finishing touch are these Lightning Bolt Earrings from Dogeared. I thought that these were delicate enough not to compete with the dress or the shoes, and since the name of the song is Lightning I just had to, it was just too perfect if a bit kitschy.
I think this outfit would be absolutely stunning for a winter formal event, with your hair curled and swept to the side, and a grey smoky eye with a pink lip. You’d definitely be the most stunning girl in the room. Do you have any formal events coming up? And more importantly, have you ever fell in love with a song so much you never wanted to stop listening to it?
For fun, here’s a picture of my coffee from today. I really do love these and for days I’m extra lazy I can just pick them up in the grocery store.
Today, Howl decided he wanted to go on an adventure. He decided he wanted to go across my yard, down the road, back up the road and through a field. He had such a marvelous time on his Grand Adventure. In the ensuing chase I pulled a muscle in or twisted my ankle as the pain is all the way up to my knee. So now I’m trapped on my couch and he’s taking a nap because he’s worn out from running all over the place.
In better news last night I officially finished my Holiday shopping and anything else I buy now is just extra. I’m quite happy about that. Normally I’m stressed out about holiday shopping until nearly the end of December, but now all that’s left for me to do is wrap presents. So happy, because I love to wrap presents. Of course if Howl continues this behavior, then he will be getting the puppy equivalent of coal, whatever that may be.
In a completely unrelated topic, I’ve finally decided which shoes to use my Dr. Scholls For Her Cozy Cushions, that I received from Influenster, in. I’ve decided that they will be going in my Pillar Box Red Short Hunter Boots since I originally wanted them to use as snow boots. I’m so excited, and when I finally get a pair of the Hunter Wellie Socks for them they’re going to be the most cozy, snuggly, warm boots ever. Is it sad that I’m excited about cozy insoles? Probably, but whatever, cozy is my motto. For serious.