Yeah, I'm definitely camera shy...so it was totally a big deal to follow through with the vow I made to myself...to put a face to this blog, etc...etc... like I said in the previous post.
So, now it's a couple of days later...and there's my face up there on the blog...and it's a lil bit nerve racking. But what's also up there on the blog are all of your super amazing sweet & kind comments!
Well Oh My Goodness!! I really don't even know what to say...except THANK YOU ALL so very very much!!! You guys definitely made it so much less nerve racking.
On my Facebook page my pic has always been the cartoony painting of a girl who we modeled after me, with the dark lipstick, blonde braids & bangs, and the flower in the hair. Well the other day, before putting my pic on the blog I first changed my Facebook pic to an actual photo of my present self...ya know...babysteps. Never ever did I expect the extremely generous outpouring of kindness! You guys made me blush...my face squinched up...cheeks got hot...I was smiling, but it was that embarrassed smile...ya know...the kind that you're unaware of and that you can't wipe off your face no matter how hard you try.
Well, long story short...you guys really let me know that I made the right decision. I'm hearing from online friends that I've been corresponding with for more than 4 years and they're telling me how happy they are to finally see my face! I mean, sure, I've put some pics of me up on the blog over the years...but I bet you can count 'em on two hands and still have some fingers left over! And I've been blogging since '06!!
So this year really is going to be a NEW year. I plan on stepping in the right direction on so many levels. I'm not going to overwhelm myself OR you guys by getting into all the details right here and now. But as those new milestones approach I will be marking them with a lot more confidence!
How will YOU Put Yourself Out There in 2011?!
But...speaking of make-up. I'd be more then happy to share my faves with you. I just went shopping with a giftcard I had from Christmas...and I knew right away what I was going to spend it on. My faaave line right now is Too Faced. They always have the cuuuutest packaging and really great sets! I have a bunch of their stuff. My day to day make-up is almost exclusively Too Faced. I am so excited about their new "Look of Love" collection! Check out the bag! how pretty is it?! And the set was such a great value. You get a Full Size mascara, Shadow Insurance, lip gloss, one of their faaaabulously soft Kabuki brushes, and a mini Primed and Poreless...which I looooove! It is amazing stuff. It seriously makes your skin feel like silk! It is a MUST have. I also picked up one of their Mood Swing glosses...in Petal Pink. It's really so so cool! It changes throughout the day from pale pink to berry pink and every shade in between.
I also adore their Naked Eye kit...it is perfect for everyday....comes with little cheat sheet cards to create 3 looks... day, night and fashion.
Yesterday was Aaron's bday! 35! For some reason I thought we were 36...I seriously never know how old I am.
Our crew was scattered doing some things...plus it was sorta icky out..snowing/raining..so we'll be doing the real celebrating soon. His parents are taking him out to eat tomorrow, but since we got a late start and all of the above reasons...on the actual birthday just Aar and I went out for some food and to Barnes & Noble where I snapped a couple pics of our Keep Calm & Have a Cupcake stuff. I'm thrilled to see that B & N ordered all over again. They had our stuff last year along side the classic Keep Calm and Carry On stuff...and now they've got a whole new batch to tie in with their Cupcakes theme.
Afterward we grabbed a movie from Redbox...do you all have those?? Are they everywhere?
We totally LOOOVE Redbox!! Netflix is super duper great...but for those spur of the moment, or in between times...Redbox is perfect. We've been known to go at midnight on Monday for the Tuesday new releases!
Isn't he adorable??
We picked up the newest from George Romero...Survival of the Dead! Don't get me started on him....or my love for zombies...I'll be here allllll night!!
But look at this guy...and his glasses... and giant ears...He is just a giant man! such a character! We love to listen to his commentary. We watch the movie and then watch it all over again with the Director's Commentary turned on. George always provides generous extras on his dvd's. We always watch the dvd extras on movies...do you?
Who is with me?? Ready to make this OUR year?! Remember: baby steps! Grab some lipgloss...put on a smile...snap that pic..and post it!! :)
I love you guys to bits!!
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