I haven’t been posting lately as I am a horrid blogger sometimes. I’m a horrid writer too. I haven’t even written in my little journal or anything for weeks. I’m just too busy.
Well, I shouldn’t let myself off so easy. I am busy with the beginning of the holidays, a family reunion, a BRAND NEW JOB (yippee!), and mothering two little recently spayed/neutered kittens and one happy 11 year old “pup”. However, people with much more on their plate find time to write and blog; I’ve just been plain lazy, watching American Horror Story and The League 24/7.
Other than catching up on TV, I’ve found myself browsing Amazon and Pinterest for Christmas gifts (mostly for myself…). I love wishlists and reading/watching others make their own picks, there’s something utterly selfish and indulgent about the whole process that makes me feel ultra-materialistic on one hand but highly entertained on the other. It’s nearly Christmas-time, the ultimate mix between “I want! I want!” and “I need to give!”.
So, to quell my materialistic guilt, I’ve decided to gather up funds and materials to local to my local animal shelter. I recommend that all of you do so as well but check with your local shelter on what their guidelines and wishlists are. I’m currently stocking up on kitty litter, wash clothes, towels, and tennis balls. January can be one of the busiest times at an animal shelter due to all those parents who excitedly gift puppies and kitties to their children without actually realizing the time and effort it takes to train an animal. To find out how to help animals in your area (if in the US) visit here.
Now that we’ve all promised to do something altruistic during the holidays, here’s a little list of presents that you can give or get!
Now, I’m not sure I’d plop the money down for the BaByliss Pro MiraCurl without trying it in person, but WOW, look how awesome it looks when Nic demonstrates how effin’ easy it is to use.
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with fragrances but don’t really know where to start. I’ll read perfume descriptions and be in love with the scent but the moment I actually sniff the product I want to throw-up. Knowing what base notes one likes or even what the hell the difference between Eau de Cologne and Eau de Toilette can be utterly confusing. I just want to smell good, dammit! This little “library” of scents would be an amazing addition to a burgeoning perfume collection. I hope I’m a feisty, quirky grandmother that has little decorative bottles of scents and makeup that my little children and grandchildren can thumb through curiously.
I’d like to wear these little lovelies with a nice party dress on New Year’s Eve, maybe even continue the animal theme with their Skinny Snake Bracelet set.
I’ve been reading Ms. Weiss’ blog, The Wednesday Chef, for years; dreaming over her delicious recipes and little tidbits of travel. Just like her blog, My Berlin Kitchen, is a delicate weaving of German and Italian fare with the author’s personal journeys. If food memoirs aren’t your cup of tea I’d still highly recommend checking out her blog for some savory winter food recipes.
Just like every other makeup lover, this Guy Bourdin NARS Cheek Palette is numero uno on my Christmas Wishlist. Who can pass up four long-lasting NARS blushes, the classic “Laguna” bronzer, and a shimmery highlighter? Not this lady. Come on, BF, MAJOR *hint* *hint* if you read this.
And last, but definitely, not least, Urban Decay’s Naked 3 palette (which is currently out of stock). I have the first palette and still use it at least 2 to 3 times a week, however, I wasn’t very intrigued with the 2nd palette. Do I really need that many neutral/naked/beige shades? But, something about the rosey-gold tones of these eye-shadows are calling to my makeup hoarder’s heart. After the NARS cheek palette, I’m hoping this handy palette shows up in my pink and white teddy bear stocking.
Any Dr. Who fans would LOVE to own a teapot TARDIS. Now, I’m off to watch the 50th Anniversary special, NO SPOILERS PEOPLE!