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5 volumes!! Yeah. I’m excited. I’ve got an odd fascination lately with zombies.

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I also got this new app for my phone. ZOMBIES, RUN! I’ve been motivating myself to run faster by imagining zombies on my tail for years. Let’s face it, as a member of the cube farm, I’m under no delusions that in the event of a zombie apocalypse that my skills will be valued. So when I run, whenever I get tired I remind myself that at least I’m fast. At least I could offer that to my fellow survivors. And well no one wants to be a zombie snack.

Now have an app to do it for me! I haven’t used it yet, but I’m excited. 🙂

I had a great afternoon with Cassandra on Saturday. She kindly agreed to be my latest model for my makeup portfolio. Saturday being St. Patrick’s day we opted for a light green eye and a rosy pink lip. I went with something fairly soft and dreamy looking in terms of the overall feel of the look. No lip plumping products needed for Miss Cassandra, who’s blessed with amazingly full lips.

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Apologies in advance for the quality of the photo’s I am in dire need of a professional camera.

Makeup Used:
– Make-up Forever Primer
– MAC concealer (custom blend)
– Clinique Even Better Foundation #14
– *Taupe shadow to define the brows
– Mac Juxt eyeshadow (all over Lid color)
– * Light gold beneath the arch of the eyebrow
– * Dark green in the crease (Classic V technique)
– * Light Gold in the corner of the eyes
– * Yellow on the center of the lid to brighten the green
– *Black shadow along the lash line on top of Brown liner
– *Peachy Rose Blush
– Clinique High Impact Mascara (Top lashes only)
– Clinique Blushing Nude Lipstick
– Clinique Color Surge Impossibly Glossy #11 Camisole

*These colors are from a professional quality kit I have. These are not branded. Similar quality kits can be found via:

For the past 3 years I’ve been making a to do list, plotting a plan. Using active moments of my life to take account of what I love about my life and what I think I can improve/ change. I haven’t had a chance to make my 2012 plan yet. I’m not exactly sure why really. Timing? Reluctance? Maybe a combo of both. I keep thinking about it. But it is a hard thing to pin down. The Problem: I think I just want to do so much. The Solution: I’ve picked out the things I think will make the biggest difference to my life.

So here is the list of things I want to do in 2012, in no particular order. I’ve got to start somewhere and this seems like the best way so far.

1. Keep challenging myself.

    Do at least 3 things this year that are a little out of my comfort zone. Eeeppp (I’m scared but excited).

2. Just say no to stress.

    I think this means more yoga, less junk food. (Notice I didn’t say no junk food). More tea, less coffee, and more sleep! Last but not least more time with my friends. 🙂

2. Keep learning.

    I can’t wait to sharpen my pencils and get my hello kitty notebook ready. There are sooo many things I still want to learn: photography, silver work, painting, sketching. I love making things myself. I want to take at least 2 classes by the end of the year.

Now that this list is online. I feel like it is real. That the online-ness will help me stick with it.

*…a life composed.. Prufrock and other observations. “portrait of a lady”. T.S Elliot.

I picked up this beauty (imagine a random grey cotton sweater with a hoodie) going through my closet. And it got me thinking, does everyone have this sweater?

You know, the sweater that you bought because it was on sale. It didn’t flatter you much. You almost didn’t buy it, even given the price. But you did. And it’s your favourite sweater. You might only wear it at home, or running to buy groceries. But it’s still your favourite sweater.

(Are you thinking about what your sweater looks like; or are you wondering about the look of mine?) 🙂