It’s Raining A Lot

Last year around this time, I got into one of the worst accidents I’ve ever been in. I don’t remember the crash. One moment I was driving along on a rainy, wet road going about 30 miles per hour, and the next moment, I was waking up surrounded by smoke, with a giant canvas draped around me and my glasses knocked askew.

The giant canvas turned out to be a quickly deflating airbag. If anyone knows anything about airbags, it’s that apparently they’re really, really expensive, and once your car deploys it, most likely the car

  1. Won’t work
  2. Will soon be gone forever

I still can’t decide what’s worse: being in an accident that wasn’t your fault or being in one that was.

Scratch that.

It’s definitely worse when it’s your fault. As I was to find out a few months later when my insurance rate, like, skyrocketed.

The point is. I hated the rain. A lot.

But that was a year ago. A year of driving with my eyes glued to the road, so focused I can barely talk to the person next to me. A year of gripping the steering wheel, and slamming on the brakes at the slightest change in speed. A year of heart-attack anxiety whenever I got into the driver’s seat.

And now? I guess it’s not so bad, but mostly because I get to wear boots and coats and scarves again.

Currently

Listening to

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

This is a wonderful read for literally everyone who is not-white, and everyone who is white, or anyone who has ever not belonged.

Reading

The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett (Book 1 of the Discworld Series)

As a self-proclaimed fantasy-obsessed nerd, I am ashamed that I have not read this book before.

Obsessed with

This library extension app (for Chrome)! When you’re browsing books on Amazon or Goodreads, the app will pull up a(n on-page) list of books available at your public libraries. It’s literally what I’ve been searching for most of my life. And when I say literally, I mean literally.

TMI Friday: No I will not sew that for you.

Nyx Intense Butter Gloss

Because I want you to make it yourself! That’s why I write and create tutorials. I love to sew and want to teach others how to do it also. And that way, I won’t be alone in my obsession and I’ll have someone to tell me it’s okay to spend a chunk of my paycheck on fabric every month, hehe.

I get a lot of people asking me if I can make them clothes. Ironically, it’s always a dress or something I made in a video tutorial. I say it’s ironic because I created that tutorial specifically to teach you how to make that one thing, and here I have people asking me to make it for them.

The answer is always a clear and resounding No. But lately I’ve decided that I shouldn’t be so one-sided. So here’s the deal:

If you live in Southern California or within close range of Long Beach or you’re willing to drive to Long Beach for this purpose, then yes. I will make you something. Granted, you’ll have to pay for the fabric. You won’t, however, have to pay for the dress itself or the time and effort it will take for me to make it. The only thing I want in return is for you to pose in pictures. 🙂 And also short clips for videos. These pictures and clips will be posted on my blog, social media, and YouTube.

So that’s the deal.

The truth is…after editing a million pictures of myself and my dresses over the past weeks, I am incredibly sick and tired of looking at my face. And fixing the same flaws. Getting rid of the same blemishes. I’ve got to say though, thank God for Photoshop. I wish there was a patch tool for my life.

Anyway, if you’re also sick of looking at my face, my coworkers are on board, so you’ll see some fresh looks on here pretty soon. Have a great weekend guys, and I’ll see you on Monday for a makeup review. Also don’t forget,the first 10 dresses in 10 weeks tutorial will be posted this coming Tuesday, so stay tuned!