Hey girls! I'm starting something new. I have a new blog called Makeup by Erica Kate. It's all about makeup, makeup application tips, and reviews on different cosmetic and skincare products! It's what I love, and I know I've kind of neglected this blog but I'm going to tend to my new blog full-time. ;)
So go ahead and follow me, and tell your friends! :)
Life has been changing very rapidly for me! I've been trying to make straight A's in school. The wonderful boyfriend bought a new house (which will be OUR future home)! And I have a new job! Yall have tons to catch up on! 2012 has treated me so well.
With all of the ever-changing things going on in my life there's one thing that always stays constant- My love for makeup. I'm considering just either converting this blog to strictly makeup-related topic or keeping my personal blog and making a new blog for makeup. What do yall think?
1. ROLL TIDE! ;)
2. My wonderful boyfriend bought me an amazing makeup palette from Sephora for Christmas.So, I've pretty much been playing around with all of the colors. I kind of fell in love with purple lipstick Not something everyone can pull off, but it's worth trying out because it can be very pretty! (excuse the cell phone picture quality)
I tried out a "sunset" eyeshadow look. It's quite easy, and the pigmentation of the colors were almost better than MAC. ;)
Then, On New Years Eve I decided to be a little daredevil and wear glitter liner! I used Urban Decay's liquid liner in Gold (not sure the exact name of it). You cannot really tell from the picture, but my lips are like neon pink. I absolutely love this lipstick! I had several people compare me to Nicki Minaj while wearing this makeup look! haha. Lipstick is Elizabeth Arden's "Pink Vibrations" lipstick.
3. I start the semester at a NEW college tomorrow! I'm pretty excited/scared. My previous college had smaller classes and many of the students were older. The new school is alot bigger with bigger classes and people that are actually my age! haha. I'm having Josh go with me this afternoon so he can show me around and show me where my classes are. Yall wish me luck! :)
To be honest, 2011 was not my favorite year. It was full of some of the best times of my life, and some of the worst. So needless to say, I'm looking forward to what 2012 has in store for me. So far, 2012 has not been too great considering I've been laying in bed the past few days sick as a dog. Anywho, here are my resolutions:
1. Workout more. It seems like spring break sneaks up on me every year and I never really get a chance to get my body the way I'd like it to be in a swimsuit. So this year, I want to be excited to get into a swimsuit and to have 100% confidence! :)
2. Blog more. I truly love blogging, but let's be honest... My life isn't that interesting at times, which makes it hard to blog. So I'm gonna make sure my life is more interesting this year! ;)
3. Get into nursing school! I'm so excited to begin this new chapter of my life!
Alot of things have been taking up my free time lately.
Number one, I'm enrolling in nursing school. I was going to be an accountant, but I've always wanted to be a nurse. You only live once right? The medical field has always interested me. I take a placement exam Thursday to see if I can skip a few biology classes- PLEASE pray for me!!
Number two, my boyfriend, Josh, is getting a house. It's a beautiful home in a really great neighborhood. It needs a lot of TLC, paint, and other decorative touches... but we are looking forward to making the house what WE want it to be. I was thinking about posting pictures of some of the rooms and getting input from you girls about what to do! I'd love to hear what you guys think!
I'm so sorry I've been MIA lately, but I PROMISE to be a more dedicated blogger. ;)
Haha, great title right? I'm sure all of you ladies are aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The one month out of the year that everything turns "pink"... literally! All of the stores carry products that are pink, and the proceeds usually go to breast cancer research. NFL players are sporting their pink gloves and shoes. And of course, many breast cancer survivors are wearing their pink ribbons as well. I just so happened to make some funfetti sugar cookies and put pink sprinkles on them! Okay, okay... I wasn't "theming" my cookies to breast cancer awareness month, but no one has to know that. ;)
Sorry for the poor quality, at least you know I actually took the picture and didn't just google an image. ;)
Today at work I had the opportunity to do a woman's makeup who had breast cancer. She was to be attending her son's wedding. Bless her heart, she barely had any hair, no eye brows, and no eye lashes. She was skinny, but overall in good spirits. When I asked her how she wanted to look for the wedding she replied, "healthy." I did her makeup and she loved it! I was glad she let me be a part of making her feel beautiful on the day of her son's wedding. Sometimes I think we all lose sight of what's really important in life. So many people "need this" or "want that", but to someone who has cancer, they just want to be healthy. I believe we all know someone who has been affected by cancer, especially breast cancer. I personally lost someone to cancer. I know what chemo can do to a person, I know what the painful shots can do, and I know that many want to give up but they keep fighting. So, yall be sure to buy anything and everything PINK this month and support these organizations that are trying to cure breast cancer!
On a happier note, one thing I love about this month is Ulta's Bed Head products! Yall know the salon brands are pretty expensive. A bottle of Bed Head hairspray can easily be around $15, but this month they are only $7.99! They also have dry shampoos and volumizing sprays. I shopped during October last year and got two cans of hair spray and they lasted me through this summer! The "Hard Head" spray is the best in my opinion, whereas the "Masterpiece" is more of a sheer spray and doesn't have much hold to it. So yall will have to check that out.
I will be trying to document my life in pictures a little more often. I just got a new phone and it has a wonderful camera on it, so yall watch out. :)
You know what, I need to start coming up with ideas for websites. That way I could become a millionaire by the time I'm 22. Why am I saying all this? Well, I've become quite fond of another random website called Pinterest. It's basically an online catalog of things people love. And when you make an account you can "pin" things you like and keep it for future reference. Why can I not come up with these random websites??!! Pinterest has adorable ideas for weddings, creative cookies/cupcakes, and one of a kind DIY projects! My username is Ericakate if yall wanna add me! Or would the correct term be "follow"? Hmm, I haven't quite figured out the lingo.
Here's some adorable things yall just have to see:
The first is an adorable DIY Christmas wreath. Looks so easy to make!
Don't ask me why I like the picture below. I just acorn shaped bird feeders was the cutest idea!!
An indoor built-in dog kennel... yes please.
What an adorable idea for wedding cookies! These would make good guest favors!
Cupcakes that look like cheeseburgers. So creative.