Blog Help!!!

AGH I need yall’s help!  I HATE MY BLOG.  I used to blog at Blogger and liked it and found it very user friendly…but now over here at WordPress I hate it.  I can’t add plug-ins, Google Friend Connect, anything…  UGH.  I don’t want to have to change my domain name, but I am getting to the point where I am very tempted.  WordPress won’t even let me export my blog to Blogger!  Can anyone help?  What I am looking for is the following:

– I need to export my blog to another domain.  I am unable to do this on WordPress…I think?

– I need a new design!  This is sooo boring and blah, and I am actually anything but boring and blah!

If you know names or companies that can help (yes, I will actually pay…), please let me know!  Thanks for your help! 

XOXO!

Britney Spears: Premiere TONIGHT!

I have been waiting well over a year for a new Britney song, let alone video! And tonight is the night! Britney will debut her full video for “Hold it Against Me” at 9:55 EST on MTV. Yayyyyyyyyyy! Based on the teasers, it looks good! So over Gaga’s antics and need Britney back in my life! Are you guys Britney fans??

Makeup Brush Cleansing Tutorial

For the longest time, I thought makeup brush sprays and soaps were getting the job done.  I washed my brushes weekly and yes, some of the makeup particles removed themselves from my brushes, but little did I know how much was truly left on and in my brushes.  

 It wasn’t until one day when I ran out of brush sprays and soaps that I decided to look for an alternative.  I had previously bought this Dermologica soothing eye makeup remover gel to remove eye makeup, but I did not like it at all.  I never threw it out because I paid decent money for it.  I decided to give this a shot as a brush cleanser for the time being, until I could make it to the store to purchase more brush spray.  I mean, if something removes makeup from your eyes, wouldn’t it remove it from a makeup brush too??

 Well, it did way more than just remove the particles from my brushes…it made them brand new again.  I’m not even kidding.  It was the most amazing thing I had ever seen.  It look me over one hour to initially clean these brushes because there was so much residue left in them from previous attempts at cleaning.  I didn’t even know they were that filthy!  Granted, blush brushes and eyeshadow brushes were not where I noticed the difference…it was the foundation and concealer ones.  This stuff is a MIRACLE.  I figured I should share what I do with yall…and I promise, if you’re not already using something similar, you should give it a try… you will be amazed at how clean your brushes ARE NOT.

Below is a photo of my brushes before washing (especially the foundation brushes…):

After collecting all of my brushes that need cleansing, I gather the two products I use to clean them.  The first is the Dermologica product I just discussed, as well as a Trish McEvoy Brush Bath (more or less just a brush soap):

Step 1:  Fill the sink up with super hot water and a squirt of the brush bath.  They always say NOT to soak brushes, but I do anyways.  It makes all of the residue looser and easier to remove when I start cleaning them.  I normally soak them for about 30 minutes.

Step 2:  After they are done soaking, I leave them in the water and wash one by one.  What I do is squirt a dime size portion o the Dermologica in my palm and begin to rub the brush around in it.  This is where you will initially see how dirty your brushes truly were! 

Step 3:  Basically is continuing to do this over and over until no more residue or makeup is coming off of the brush.  If this is the first time you’ve washed your brushes like this, it could take up to 10 minutes per brush … no joke.  Also, I hope you do a better job at keeping your finger nails painted than I do…pretty disgusting huh?!

Step 4:  Rinse the brushes very well and lay them all flat to dry.  I would suggest at least giving them 10 hours + to dry afterwards because of the time you let them soak.

The difference in the cleanliness of your brushes will be incredibely noticable.  It is hard to depict that via photos, but you may be able to see the result:

Good luck :-)  This may not have been helpful to any of you, but I can tell you, I swear by this method.  I usually wash my brushes every Sunday night (or in this weeks case, Wednesday night). 

Have a great day!

OOTD: Wednesday

Today was a lazy and casual day at work. The weather has been so inconsistent (but it was like 66 degrees today) that I do not even know how dress in the morning anymore…so I have been sticking with comfort over fashion. The snow has finally melted here in southwest Ohio and I am hopeful it will not return (hopeful I said…but I know better than to believe anything I just wrote!).

Sweatshirt: BikBok, Leggings: The Limited, Scarf: some shop in Norway that I do not remember the name of

Stockholm, Sweden

I have been awful with blogging lately as I have been considering a move to another city (well, I guess I’m beginning to look for jobs, so we’ll see where that takes me).  Hopefully I can get my mojo back and start to update more frequently.

These photos are just some randoms from when I was in Stockholm, Sweden last month.  I did not spend much time there, but I can say it was gorgeous, the people were nice, and it was cold as crap.  Please don’t mind the quality of the photos as I was playing around with a new app on my iPad and decided to pretend to be fancy with colors LOL!

I hope you’re having a fabulous week!

Be Mine.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  I was surprised at work from my honey with these lovelies:

It was such a nice surprise, especially given that where he is from is not as overzealous about this holiday as we are in the US.  I hope yall had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and are able to spend it with friends or that someone special :-)

Nothing Says I am a Loser More Than…

A Party Bus pulling up outside your apartment on a Saturday night as you are sitting on the couch with your dog doing this:

Ohhh yes, my Saturday night is spent with Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Secret Garden, and The Little Princess and over 8 candles lit in my living room.

Party Bus has been parked outside for at least thirty minutes and is on their third Rihanna song. You would think they would at least feel bad for me and throw me a free beer?

OOTD: Saturday

I have literally done nothing today except take my dog on a walk, and I absolutely love it! It also means I do not have to get all dolled up…which is kind of nice for a change. I am not always a huge fan of cartoons on clothing…but with Valentine’s Day coming up and it being almost imperative to sport something red or pink, I deemed it necessary. Hope you are having a great weekend!

Sweatshirt- Forever 21, Shorts- old cutoffs, Tights- Target, Shoes- Dinsko

Valentine’s Day Part I

I am not totally sure why I am labeling this ‘Valentine’s Day Part I’…apparently I am speculating that there will be a Part II????. But nevertheless, my V-Day will be spent with friends and wearing as much pink and red as I can possibly get ahold of.

Last night one of my best friends made me the most scrumptious dinner I could have possibly had…ever. Soy glazed salmon, spicy asparagus, mashed potatoes, and dessert to die for…Ghiradelli chocolate covered strawberries. I told her I just might move in. While fish is damn nearly the only thing I know how to cook anyways…I am hoping this meal will inspire me to cook more and eat out at restaurants less.

(Sorry for photo quality…forgot the cam and was stuck with my mobile). Do you have any big plans for Valentine’s Day???!

Flåm, Norway

Another detour we took in Norway was to Flåm…a gorgeous town nestled in the mountains.  It was probably my favorite place visited based on beauty, although there was not much there.  I do remember stepping out of the car and slipping on ice and was unable to gain control of my step…which left me bruised to pieces, but otherwise, it was a gorgeous detour!