Sunday, November 30, 2014

Lustables Pt. 2

Hey all my fellow makeupgeeks out there. I am back to do a part 2 to my Lustables post inspired by BlushableMe. You guys should check her out.

So once again we are delving into my ever-expanding makeup wishlist, which seems to only be growing longer with the release of the Christmas/Holiday collections. I feel like Ash, gotta catchem' all!

This is the Tarte Away Oui Go set. I asked for it for Christmas and I am really hoping I get it because it is all sold out on Ulta's website :'(

Nars Virtual Domination Cheek Palette. I currently don't own anything from Nars and I think this would be a fun way to start because you get four blushes and their cult favorite bronzer Laguna Bronzer.

Kat Von D Monarch and Chrysalis Palettes. They both have beautiful artwork on the cover and the shadows are creamy and pigmented. 
Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows. These are the latest collection to come out from Makeup Geek. Marlena does a full video on these that you can see here.
I love Tarte's Park Avenue Princess bronzer and the formulation of their blushes. You get a full sized Park Avenue Princess bronzer and an Amazonian clay blush in Posh and a highlighter in Champagne Gold.

Hugs from my computer to yours 
<3 Kimmie

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi everyone out there,

I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to you all out there. I hope you are all having a wonderful day with those you love.

I love Thanksgiving because it is a holiday that isn't about gifts or flowers or decorations, but instead about something truly meaningful. Thanksgiving is a time to be with those that you love and care about and take a step back from every day life and the stress, the deadlines and negativity that comes along with it, and just truly think about the good things life has given us.

If someone out there happens to be reading this, please know that I am thankful for you, simply taking the time out of your day to read the words I write. I know I am not the most consistent blogger but if anyone out there reads my blog I want to say thank you so much. It really does mean a lot to me when I see that my post has been read and even though I only see numbers in the stats page, each and every one of you who reads this, it means so much to me.

I am truly thankful for everything I have in my life: my wonderful job and co-workers, my family, friend and boyfriend. It is so easy to forget about the good things that happen to us so I love that Thanksgiving reminds us to remember all those things and for at least one day, forget the bad.

I hope you all have a wonderful day, eat lots of food and embrace the food coma, embrace it! Lol!

Hugs from my computer to yours,
<3 Kimmie

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Controversial Talks: Welfare and Drug Testing

Disclaimer: if you don’t like reading about controversial topics then I am going to stop you right here. If you are willing to continue reading then I must expressly remind you that this is my opinion and you are free to disagree. However, even though you are free to disagree, have your own opinion and believe whatever you want, I kindly ask that you refrain from leaving any mean comments, and just keep those to yourself. Also, please also note, I say “you” a lot in this post to express my point, I don’t mean you the reader, it is simply subjective to some nameless “you” in which this rant post applies.

Now, on with that out of the way, onto the actual post…

Listed among the numerous controversial topics of today enters onto the playing field the subject of drug testing for welfare and how we should deal with it.. The bomb, a.k.a. subject of this post, has been dropped, are you still with me? If you are, the biggest debate of this subject is should we drug test people in order for them to receive welfare benefits.

Some of the biggest arguments for each side:

Now, here is my opinion: Yes, I do feel that applicants for welfare should be drug tested. No, it is not just because “I had to get drug tested for my job, pay taxes and pay for your welfare” argument, but this statement does still hold a lot of validity, and yes, I do agree with that statement.

BUT, if you are getting welfare, you shouldn’t resign yourself to living solely off welfare, if you have a job and are working to get off welfare then, you go and I am here cheering for you in spirit. But if you don’t, you are going to have to get a job, and you are going to have to apply, try and support yourself and you will have to get drug tested if you get a job. So I feel like we should treat welfare like applying for a job. If you fail a drug test then no, I don’t believe you should have welfare. As stereotypical and mean as this may make me sound, I have seen enough instances of people abusing the welfare system to say that if you fail a drug test, how do I know that you aren’t wasting the money on buying more drugs rather than actually trying to support yourself? (I feel like the whole welfare system is flawed and has a lot of issues, but that is a rant for another time.)

Plus, you are applying for FREE MONEY! The least I feel that the government and tax payers supporting these social programs can ask of you is that you be freaking sober and are willing to put in the work to get back on your feet.

It annoys me so much when people say drug testing for welfare is against some kind of right. No it isn’t. Excuse me, I had to get drug tested for my job and so has everyone else I know. This is where I will say it: if it isn’t against a right to be drug tested for a job to pay the tax money for social programs, then it sure as hell isn’t against any right to be drug tested for welfare and receive said tax money.

So if you are applying for free money, say it with me, FREE MONEY!, then you should damn well be able to pass a drug test and prove in some small way that you are capable of being smart with the money you are being given. The reason I agree with the earlier statement is because yes, if I am going to work my butt off and have a chunk of my paycheck taken off for government taxes, which guess what, a portion is spent on social programs, I feel you should be able to pass a drug test, because I would really rather not have that money go to feeding some person’s drug addiction.

So in conclusion to my semi-rant/opinion on this topic: yes I am absolutely for this policy. I don’t even think it should be controversial because it is, in my opinion, pure logic.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Autumn 2014 Tag!

Hello, interwebbies! I hope you are all doing well, I have a new type of post I haven't done before! I was tagged by the awesome Blushable Me to do the Autumn Tag 2014, so here we go:

1) Ok we’re talking coffee- what’s your favorite seasonal drink from Starbucks or another coffee shop?

In all honesty, I really don't like coffee, I drink Mocha Frappachinos and that is about it for coffee, mostly tea. The thing I love around this time of year is Peppermint Hot Chocolate :)

2) Accessories- What do you opt for, scarf, boots, gloves?

One of the things I am definitely on the hunt for this year is a good pair of riding boots! I have always loved wearing knee high boots over skinny jeans with an oversized sweater.
(If leaves were like this where I live this would so be me! Everything else will still be me in fall though...)

3) Music – what’s your favorite music to listen to during Autumn?

Um, I don't really know if I listen to music seasonally. I listen to a very wide variety of music. Recently I have been listening to more musicals and music from old and old-ish Disney movies. (My old-ish I mean like Camp Rock and all those from when I was watching Disney channel.)

4) Perfume – what’s your favorite scent for this time of year?

I fell in love with Givenchy's So Irresistible perfume and I also love Avon's Secrets to Keep Kiss.

5) Candles – what scents will you be burning this season?

I don't own very many candles at the moment, but I love the Yankee Candles Cinnamon Rolls candle and I also like any of the candles that smell like the outdoors, the pinecone or tree smelling ones (reminds me of Christmas Trees).

6) What do you love most about Autumn?
I love wearing boots and sweaters, like I said above, and being able to get away with wearing it every day! I also just love the atmosphere of this time of year. The air becomes crisp, the trees change (very small change in So Cal =_=) and you can find me in leggings, fuzzy socks and a hoody curled up with a book. But overall, I love spending the holidays with my family. It is the one time of year we get to all be together. And of course, hilarity ensues!

7) Favorite makeup?
I love being able to let out my darker side in fall.
Here’s some of my favorite makeup for fall:

Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette
Wet n' Wild Sugar Plum Fairy lipstick
Darker reds and purples and I also love darker brown/mauve nudes
Benefit Rockatour
Maybelline Make a Mauve

In love with these looks:

8) What are you looking forward to most in Autumn?
I am most excited to just spend time with my family. I am also really excited because we will be having a dog at Christmas for the first time in years! (My grandpa is legally blind and just got a service dog)

I tag:
Tamzen Temple
The Mile Long Bookshelf
Kandee Johnson
Hope the Happy Hugger