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  1. Liebster Blog Award

    Saturday, December 8, 2012


    Hi my lovelies! I haven't been on for a while because I've just been swamped with course work and just haven't really felt that motivation to get on and blog. In my absence the lovely Sophia, from burning into the night, nominated me and I'm fucking happy. The Liebster Blog Award is an award for new damn ass bloggers with less than 200 followers.

    DA RULES: 

    1. Post 11 random facts about yourself 
    2. Answer the 11 questions which your nominator set for you 
    3. Create 11 questions for who you choose to nominate 
    4. Choose 11 blogs to nominate with less than 200 followers 

    11 FACTS: 
    1. Right now I'm listening to Lucidity by Tame Impala, a band which I highly recommend
    2. I just painted my nails with Essie's Tri-Beca
    3. I'm obsessed with Shake Shack hamburgers 
    4. I'm an introvert to people I know, a extrovert to those I don't 
    5. I'm currently reading Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and another person who's name escapes me 
    6. I love Tyler the Creater and Odd Future
    7. I'm allergic to dogs, horses, and basically all da animals
    8. Sometimes me and my friend type like dis girl cuz we so cool like dat. We're basically hilarious
    9. I constantly feel like no body cares
    10. I love cheese
    11. I would do so much more things if I weren't so lazy

    11 QUESTIONS: 

    1. Have you been to any concerts? If so, who have you been to see? 
    I've been to 2 Bamboozles (highlights include MGMT, Tokyo Police Club, T. Mills, Ke$ha, The Summer Set, Dylan Owens, and a bunch more I forgot), Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Panic! at the Disco (with Neon Trees and Pete Wentz's new band) and I'm sure I'm forgetting something

    2. Favorite band/musician?
    Of all time: Arctic Monkeys and Black Keys
    Current Favorites: Two Door Cinema club's new album and Bleeding Knees Club 

    3. What style of clothing does your wardrobe consist of? 
    Just things I like I guess, random tidbits that I'm like yeah that looks pretty good. 

    4. What makes you feel nostalgic? 
    I hate feeling nostalgic because I actually don't think I like a single thing about my past.
    But if anything takes me back its old notes and drawings between me and my old best friend.

    5. Favorite movie? 
    500 Days of Summer and Despicable Me

    6. What inspires you most? 
    Make-up, life in general, anger, Tumblr. 

    7. What was the first movie you watched? 
    Am I supposed to remember this? I remember watching Stuart Little over and over again as a child though.

    8. Did you have any imaginary friends when you were younger? 
    Nope, I'm a realist

    9. Dream job? 
    Magazine editor 

    10. Do you suffer from any phobias? 
    Clausterflowbic (did anyone get the MellowHype reference), fear of being left 

    11. Who's your hero/idol in life? 
    I don't have one. I don't know if I never thought about it or I just don't bother but I've never had one. 

    MY QUESTIONS FOR YOU GIRL
    1) Are you a realist, optimist, or pessimist? 
    2) Favorite artist? 
    3) If I gave you $1,000, what would you buy?
    4) If you could only pick 3 beauty items to use, what would you pick?
    5) Favorite book/author?
    6) Favorite lipstick?
    7) Favorite quote?
    8) If you could tell one person how much you fucking love them and everything they do, who would it be?
    9) What's an old band you cannot stop loving even though they've long become uncool?
    10) Where would you go if you could go anywhere right now?
    11) Are you a go-getter or a procrastinator? 

    THIS IS SO MUCH WORK HOLY HELL FUCK THIS. 
    DEM BLOGS DAT I LIKE
    8) http://maureen-le-me.blogspot.com/
    9) http://thismodernloveee.blogspot.com/
    10) http://that-bird.blogspot.com/

    I hope you all do this tag sort of deal! Until next time, xx Michelle


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  2. Music Tag

    Sunday, November 25, 2012


    Hi my lovelies! I thought I'd do this tag so you guys can get an idea on the type of music I like. Do this tag too if you'd like! 

    Type these words into the search bar on your iTunes and list the first song that appears in the results. 

    Happy: Happy - Best Coast (great fucking album) 

    Love: Crown of Love - Arcade Fire

    Hate: Perhaps Vampires is a Bit Strong But... - Arctic Monkeys (my all-time favorite band btw)

    Light: Crying Lightening - Arctic Monkeys (the first song I loved by the Arctics) 

    Dark: I Will Follow You Into the Dark - Death Cab for Cutie (ex-favorite song, back in the day)

    Good: Bet You look Good on the Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys

    * From now on, I'm not putting any Arctic Monkeys songs because almost every single answer would be a song by them, this isn't a joke - I'm so obsessed 

    Bad: Bad Guys - Bleeding Knees Club (wonderful, wonderful band)

    Smile: Sarah Smiles - Panic! At the Disco (one of my old favorite bands although they're still great. The song was actually Smile Like You Mean It, but I hate the Killers, so there yah go) 

    Cry: Why I Cry - Best Coast (from the newer album that I don't like - the first one is fucking killer though)

    Boy: D the Boys - Angus and Julia Stone 

    Girl: My Girls - Animal Collective

    Lost: She's Lost Control - Joy Division 

    Night: Bitch All Night - The Alpine 

    Day: Timber Nails and Tears - Barna Howard (from the Music Savage June playlist that I HIGHLY recommend) 

    Wolf: Mad World - Gary Jules (wolf is in the album title/this is actually the best song ever - from Donnie Darko, a great film with Jake Gyllenhaal, the best person alive) 

    Robot: Young Luff - Chocolate Robots 

    Dance: I'm Not Gunna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You - Black Kids

    Time: Summertime Clothes - Animal Collective 

    Life: Leaving Time - Barzin (very sad song, but I love it. Perfect for falling asleep to) 

    Death: Bored to Death - Coconut Records (quite like this tune)

    I hope you enjoyed this quick, fun post and found out about some new bands/songs. Have a great Sunday! 
    Until next time, xx Michelle

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  3. OOTN: Summer Nights

    Saturday, November 24, 2012

    Hi my lovlies. This is a quick OOTN of an outfit I wore over the summer, quite a while ago. 

    Dress: Guess
    Bag: Chanel (small black/silver hardware)
    Shoes (not seen): Prada pumps (stolen from my mother (: )
    Until next time, xx Michelle


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  4. Hi my lovelies. I'm doing the "why do you wear make-up tag" inspired by Yazmine from mindofa-dreamer.

    1) When did you begin wearing makeup? (I added the whole damn timeline).
    - I started around 8th grade (age 13) and really started to get into it; my everyday look consisted of dark dark brown liner on the waterline and top line. 
    - Before that, I literally wore black eye-liner on my waterline only. I kind of shudder at the thought. Before then, I just wore the occasional lip-gloss. But even as a child, I loved using my mom's makeup - I'm sure it was hilarious looking
    - In 10th grade (age 15), I gained the confidence to wear a lot of makeup, like eye-shadow and lipstick, to school without being afraid of people telling me I'm trying to hard. I started rocking those damn bold lips. 
    -Now in 11th grade (age 16), I'd like to think of myself as a make-up connoisseur of sorts and I'm pretty sure I might do something with it down the road.

    2) How do you feel without makeup?
    I'd like to think I don't need it, but truth be told I feel a bit naked without it on. I need to use at least my 3 holy-grail products (coming up) to feel really confident. I like makeup and I like doing it, so although I use a lot, I feel completely comfortable wearing less.

    3) What do you like about makeup?
    • I love how it can completely change someone; putting a bit of makeup on gives me so much more confidence and I feel like something better
    • I love how much of it there is and how theres a whole world revolving around it. There are so many brands and so many types and theres magazines and blogs just about it. Its beautiful and so many people realize that and that built this amazing community of people
    • theres so many things you can do with makeup and it can make a totally different persona for someone. I love putting it on people and just watching them trasform 
    4) 3 holy grail products?

    MAC Brows Quad
    Vanilla: highlight
    Cork/Coquette: brows, eyeshadow
    Concrete: eyeliner/deep v
    (runner up: Urban Decay Naked Palette)


    Smashbox High Def. Concealer (Light)
    Blends wonderfully, highly pigmented
    I use this every day on any blemishes/redness/under the eyes

    Maybelline the Colossal Mascara 
    My favorite mascara I've tried and definitely a necessity. I can't believe there was ever a time that I thought I hated mascara 


    Until next time, xx Michelle 
    Song of the Day: Grandgloves - Purity Ring
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  5. Beauty Haul: Ulta

    Friday, November 23, 2012

    Hi my lovelies. Over the weekend I went to ulta and picked up some bits and pieces.

    1) Real Techniques Stippling Brush
    After all the hype, I finally picked one up. 
    I love using it to apply my ColorStay foundation concealer; it really creates that airbrush effect

    2) Smashbox Concealer (light)
    My holy grail Tarte concealer became too dark and thus I was forced to abandon it as the light was too freaking light for my skin. Cahman Tarte, you need more than 3 shades
    I absolutely love this concealer, definitely one of the best ones I've ever used 
    The Smashbox rep thought I was pretty so she gave the a mini mascara too (didn't enjoy it much though)

    3) Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara
    A repurchase and my favorite drugstore mascara!
    It can flake though, but I put a very light swipe of the waterproof version, and that clears everything right up. 

    4) Revlon Colorstay Foundation
    Long lasting and buildable coverage
    Another super hyped item that was defiantly worth every penny. 

    5) Urban Decay All-Nighter Spray
    I got the mini .51 OZ bottle because it was adorable and right near the checkout counter - total sucker for anything mini 
    Great for nights out or any time you want your make-up to really stay the damn on your face 

    6) Sugar Lip Balm (Fresh) (Mini)
    Lemon-y, mini, soft, and light. 
    I definitely wouldn't purchase this for full price though 

    7) NYX Blush in Dusty Rose
    Gorgeous, long-lasting, and inexpensive: whats not to love?

    8) Benefit High Beam
    Gorgeous liquid high lighter that I've been lusting after for ages! 

    Thats all the products and mini-reviews. Until next time, xx Michelle 

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  6. Hey my lovlies. This is a look I turn to quite frequently, as it is a fail-safe look that always looks nice with minimal effort. 

    1) A classic sheer button down shirt will never do you wrong
    2) A studded/regular oversized cardigan is a must- mine is well loved
    3) Black skinnies are everyone's best friend. My favorite are from rag and bone
    4) I own 3 pairs of combat boots. You can find super inexpensive ones and they go with anything to give more of a tough look
    5) Bold gold jewelry is everywhere and goes with everything! 

    until next time, xx Michelle

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  7. How To: Dotty Nails

    Thursday, November 22, 2012

    Hi guys! So this weekend I decided to do some polka-dot nails inspired by Lily Pebbles.


     I painted them a dark green color from OPI called "here today, aargon tomorrow". I did bigger and less dots on my middle finger and smaller and more dots on my ring finger. I did the same to my right hand. 

    The Rejuvacote is the shit, lemme just tell you. The Sally Hanson polish name is "pure white tip"(how goddamn original). 

    To create the dots, I dipped this wooden manicure stick shit into the white Sally Hanson nail polish and just dotted the fuck onto my nails. 

    Until next time, xx Michelle


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  8. Recently I purchased a Z-Palette because of my sheer laziness to go through my drawers and small quads or trios to pick out the perfect shades that go together. So I got 2 of them: a smaller black one and a large purple one. 

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    My full large Z-Palette!
    Pros: 
    I use all of the shades more than I ever did when they were all separate
    I got to take the great shades I love from old trios and quads and throw out the duds
     The case is lightweight and came with great magnets
    Cons: 
    1 word: Depotting. I ran into some trouble with this mainly because I’m impatient and not careful enough. So this happened:
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    • This happens on more than one occasion and it fucking sucks! Be careful and more gentle than I was and your shadows should be fine. If they aren’t, you can repack them with some rubbing alcohol. Just look up tutorials on how to fix shattered shadows. I might do that to some of the ones that I fucked up badly on (l already did it to that green shade on the end) 
    • It gets DIRTY. The shadow dust gets a lot of places. You can take the shadows out and clean the bottom or just take out the shade you’re using. There are ways to avoid it.
    • I didn’t think ahead of time and attach the color names on the back.
    Final verdict: I love my z-palette and think it is much better than having all single eye shadows. It love that you can put so many different types of colors together and have different brands in one place. All of the cons can be easily avoided thus making this palette a great buy! 
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    I use the small black one for overnight stays or just want to take the color I used that day with me.

    Until next time, xx Michelle
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  9. About me: Welcome to my new blog!

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012

    Hi all! Welcome to my new blog. To get started, here's 10 random facts about me.

    1. I love, love, love cats. I'm probably going to end up a cat lady.
    2. My favorite color is black
    3. I love doodling and you will probably see some of my art on here 
    4. I would make beauty videos if I weren't so damn ass self-conscious 
    5. I would love to work for a magazine when I grow up - deciding whats hot, what to wear, trend forecasting, make-up, etc. 
    6. I could eat cream-cheese frosting by the spoonful with a cup of tea. 
    7. I'm a cursing enthusiast and never take myself too seriously. 
    8. I despise fruity gum and creased eye-shadow
    9. My favorite bands ATM: Ty Seggal, Purity Ring, Bleeding Knees Club, and The Neighborhood 
    10. Big sweaters are the shit. 
    Until next time, 
    xx Michelle. 
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