Friday, January 27, 2012

Fill in the Blank Friday

So, I have definitely been lacking posting lately due to school starting.
I just really need to focus this semester... well really every semester but looking at my grades last year has definitely made me have a serious reality check and realize I need major improvement. I Promise to try and make more.

So Friday has finally come and I figured I would post another Fill in the Blank Friday originally posted  by thelittlethingswedo . For those who dont know, she posts these fill in the blank Fridays every Friday and I just enjoy filling them up, feel free to do so as well. 

1.   My favorite place I've ever traveled to is     Colorado, I haven't traveled a lot, though but out of the very few places ive been to,i definitely love Colorado the most. I'm so lucky to have had the chance to live there for a year and that my boyfriend has family there that we can visit  .

2.    Ireland     is somewhere I'd love to go someday.

3.  I pass the time on a plane (or bus, or car ride or train) by     listening to music and singing(only singing if I'm in the car)and also just by having a conversation and looking at the view     .

4.  My three must-haves when I travel are     Magazines    ,    snacks   and     a cozy blanket   

5.  My favorite travel companion is    my boyfriend Christopher Sweet  .

6.  The craziest thing that ever happened to me while traveling is    probably the travel from Colorado to Chicago...there was an extreme snow storm which led hundreds of automobiles to fly off the highway, we had to pull off and stay in a hotel in Nebraska instead of pulling a non stop trip, good thing though because we were quite exhausted. Turns out the storm made about 2 1/2 - 3 feet of snow by the time it ended in Chicago     .

7.  The most exotic food I've ever tried while traveling is    Maybe when I traveled to Mexico when i was 8, My Grandmas sister made the best tamales Ive ever tasted and pretty much made a Mexican Christmas dinner in the middle of the summer because we were her company, they were so nice and truthfully, i wouldn't remember what they looked like even if they were my own neighbors or if I ever met them again.  .

8.  If I could live anywhere else, I'd live in    In this country from where I've traveled, probably Tennessee or somewhere by the Smokey Mountains. I just love how comfortable it is there and how gorgeous. I also love the forest smell, its a smell i can never forget.  .

9.  I have been to    about 14 

states in the U.S.

Though I would like to add, that I just found out that my boyfriend and I will be traveling to New York to stay with his dad for our spring break. I'm SO excited and will be taking TONS of pictures!

Friday, January 20, 2012

A Snowy day in Chicago.

Today, is a Very beautiful Day in Chicago. The weather has finally decided to change to WINTER. Christmas was a very difficult time without Snow. But we should be expecting about 8-9 inches today. I woke up this morning knowing that my boyfriend had class early, so I decided to make him some ham cheese and egg english muffin sandwiches, he can easily down 2. He loved it, I love to cook for him. So since it started snowing before he cam home and it was a cold day, I decided to make an even more yummy meal for him for lunch. As noon arrived I decided that since we were both trying to eat really healthy I was going to make some toasted grilled Cheese with a twist. 

For his sandwich made two sandwiches containing two peices of oat wheat bread, spread a little pit of Marcile whip and sprinkled a tad season salt, some smoked turkey slices, and cheddar cheese slices on top.

For mine I took two peices of oat wheat bread, put some guacamole on one side and on the other I put two peices of mozzerella. 

I toasted both together at 400 degrees in the oven, and cooked them for about 25 minutes till toasted flipping at half way. 

I served the sandwiches with some V8 Campbells tomato and herb soup

 I have to admit They were both very delicious, though I could not eat my second sandwich, at least I have leftovers that I can just pop back into the oven and re-toast.I also have to admit that i will definitely never have a regular can of Campbells soup after trying this delicious tasting this box of V8 Campbells tomato and herb soup, it is definitely THE BEST tomato soup I have ever had from a store. So so so Yummy!

It just started snowing when I took the first set of pictures. As I took out my camera I noticed two squirrels coming up to my sliding doors, at first i thought they were really beautiful in the snow, until I witnessed one jump on top of the other and start mating.. I really didn't want to have to take some Squirrel porn pictures because that's pretty creepy. so I let them be.



And to think this is just 2 hours later, its supposed to keep going all night. Im quite excited. 
It isn't a normal snow fall it is more of a graceful mist.
We love close to a main high way in Chicago and it is usually very noisy. I love how quiet and peaceful it is when it snows, we opened the screen door and there was absolutely no noise. Now that my boyfriend is home we are just going to cuddle, stay warm, and enjoy the rest of this beautiful snowy winter day before the spring comes. hmm.. maybe once it stops we can go play in it for the first time this year!!

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you have a delightful weekend. =]


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Animal Print Eyes

Today I was planning on sharing the zebra eye look that I have in my heading. Luckily for me, I also found some custom Cheetah print Looks I had made for my friend as well as myself. I had posted these on my Facebook a while ago. The first cheetah look I did to myself about 2 years ago, and the second cheetah look, which is more of a matte cheetah look, was done to my friend Amy. Her look was done around last year in the summer. I really enjoyed doing these free hand, and was actually questioned by someone if I had used the eye stickers. Which I most definitely did not.

Zebra Eyes:

For this look I used the following Products:
1.)Barestudy Paint Pot by Mac (which i used as a eye primer/base for my eyes)
2.) Crystal Avalanche Eyeshadow by MAC ( covered my eyelid except my brow bone, pretty much the space I planned on having the print covered as well as my lower lash line)
3.) Medusa's Makeup Desert Storm Eye Shadow (highlight your lower brow bone)
4.) I used E.L.F liquid eyeliner ( first to draw the zebra print **try looking at prints online to get some ideas how zebra print looks because it may become difficult. Then when you're done drawing the print, apply eyeliner regular or more edgy depending on your desired look)
5.) Maybelline New York Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Mascara (to complete the look, you may also add some false eyelashes if you prefer.)

Shimmer Cheetah Eyes:

 For this look I used the following Products:
1.)Barestudy Paint Pot by Mac (which I used as a eye primer/base for my eyes)
2.)MAC Plum Dressing Eyeshadow (covering the area where the cheetah Pattern will be applied)
3.)MAC Amber Lights eyeshadow (place dots in spots where each little cheetah print will be, on top of already applied eyeshadow)
4.) MAC Retrospeck Eye Shadow (highlight your lower brow bone) 
5.) E.L.F liquid eyeliner (start drawing your cheetah prints around the circles you applied)
6.) MAC Graphblack Technakohl Liner (draw on regular eyeliner or more edgy depending on your desired can also apply more liquid eyeliner on top to darken the look)
7.) MAC Pro Lash Mascera

Matte Cheetah Eyes (more recent):

  For this look I used the following Products:
 1.)Barestudy Paint Pot by Mac (which I used as a eye primer/base for my eyes, if you want a VERY MATTE look try using Painterly instead)
2.) MAC Chrome Yellow eyeshadow, MAC Golden Rod eyeshadow, Medusa's Makeup Passion eyeshadow, and MAC Vibrant grape eyeshadow ( blend in order from inside of eye to outside of eye)
 3.) MAC Retrospeck Eye Shadow (highlight your lower brow bone)
4.) E.L.F liquid eyeliner (start drawing your cheetah prints, then draw on regular eyeliner or more edgy depending on your desired look)
5.) MAC Pro Lash Mascera 
6.) MAC studio Tech Concealer (under your eyes applied with your finger)
7.)MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder (applied on top of concealer)


I hope you enjoy these looks and try them out using whatever materials you have, if you do please send me a message to see! 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Fill In The Blank Friday

SO! Its finally Friday and its my 3rd time doing a Fill In The Blank Friday.
I'm really excited today, because I get to see one of my all time favorite movies in theaters today BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! and its in 3D!! so excited! I love Belle, she's so elegant and smart, I love that she loves to read and that beast gives her her own library, I've always been jealous of that! I also love the story because It kind of reminds me of my relationship with my boyfriend and myself, because when I moved to Colorado with him, my mom wanted me home in Chicago and I sort of felt like I kind of had to Belle does, this movie means a lot to me and there are a lot of similar things that happen in the movie that relate to me. And besides it has one of the most awesome villains of all time... GASTON! he's so high on himself that I cant help but laugh at how ignorant he is. last year for my birthday my sister took me to go see beauty and the beast live and it was so amazing, I suggest everyone to try and see it if they get the chance.

Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy reading my Fill In The Blank.

1.   The last thing I ate was     two pieces of oatmeal bread, and it was worth every bite considering I've been trying to eat healthy lately and I've missed bread, haha   .

2.   The last song I listened to was    well actually I was talking to my my old friend who her and I have a really close relationship with and we absolutely love Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job and we've loved the show for about like 4 years and i was thinking about this song last night like a crazy person while talking to her..I don't really remember that LAST SONG I actually listened to but this was in my head all last night as well as this morning.      .

3.  Using the letters in my name I can spell    {Samantha}...Man, Than, Sat, Santa, Hat, Tan      .

4.  If I had to dress in one color for the rest of my life I would pick     brown, its  a neutral color..kinda boring but i feel that there's many shades of it and they can all go together without being too crazy looking, i suppose.    .

5.  If you were to look in my bag right now you'd find    lip gloss, receipts, my wallet, ID's, sunglasses, pens and pencils, train time booklets, tampons, deodorant, my keys, perfume, gift cards, change, aaand thats about all I can think of.    .

6.  When I finish filling in the blanks I'm going to    take a shower and get ready to go see BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in 3D with my boyfriend and my cousin and his new fiance!!  .

7.  My all time favorite song to dance to is   Pretty much anything Britney Spears as well as well as The Strokes, Da Dip, and the polite dance song  .

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Winter Break

Its been an enjoyable month off from school, and very much a relaxing one as well.
Its been strange weather for Chicago, there has been hardly any snow when we are usually use to about 2-3 feet if not more. Finally about 5 days before I go back to school, today, we're in for a nice snow storm and luckily for me, i have absolutely no where to go but my bed to cuddle with my boyfriend, play video games, and watch a couple of movies.

This break has been quite relaxing, I had planned on doing some reading this winter break considering i had a month off and could possibly get in about 3-4 books if i wanted to. But it just so happened, my boyfriend hacked my PSP and was able to put a ton of old PlayStation games onto it. Knowing that he is a complete Nerd and knows a ton of video games, He also started blogging about...hmmm i wonder ...perhaps video games? of course, so If any of you are interested click HERE. Its actually a really interesting blog he talks about old and new video games and overall its pretty interesting. 

So we got into a couple conversations on what games I'd like to play because I didn't have a big enough memory stick to fit more than 2-3. He ended up putting Crash Bandicoot  which is one of my all time favorite video games that I played as a youngster and another game called Suikoden which little did it know was going to take over my entire winter break. I absolutely fell in love with this game and it completely drew me in from the beginning.

My boyfriend and I also tried for the first time eating some delicious Greek food.

how delicious does this meal look?

he had chicken chicken ca-bobs

And I also tried wearing my hair in a bun and tried doing cheetah print by hand to my nails. What do you think?. P.s. should see the right hand. haha

I have to admit that this break has been so relaxing and eventful that I don't really want to go back to school. But working hard in school makes me enjoy the breaks much more than usual. I loved that I actually tried some new things this winter break rather than going out and drinking my life away like I have in my previous winter breaks, where I don't really recall much of anyway. 

One last quick thing, we just got a call from my boyfriends father inviting us to go to New York for our spring break. I'm quite excited about this thought becuase it will be my first time in new york! I hope it all works out! I hope you enjoy this post!