Friday, November 27, 2015

Brief NaNoWriMo Update

This year I decided to do National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I had tons of character ideas and a basic plot, but I just could not seem to get anything out. I'm going to try for 100 words by the end of the month. After NaNoWriMo ends, I'm going to continue the story, but I'm not worried about my word count this year. I'm going for the full novel next year, though. Who else is doing NaNoWriMo?

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Review: Naked Basics Palette

I bought the Naked Basics Palette back in September and I'm obsessed with it. I use it every day.

I use Venus, WOS, and Naked 2 for my everyday look and Carve as eyeliner occasionally. At first, I had a lot of fallout with Carve and Venus, but that ended quickly.

Pros:
The colors were exactly what I was looking for.
It doesn't irritate my eyes or cause those white bumps on my eyelid. (Those small white bumps are equivalent to clogged pores, but you just have to let them go away on their own.)
Urban Decay is a good quality brand who is also cruelty-free
Goes on well.

Cons:
The price ($34!)
The eyeshadow was more creamy than I was expecting.
The black and white caused fallout for several uses, with the white (Venus) having the most fallout.

Overall:
4.5/5
I will most likely purchase this again, but it's most likely going to be the full Naked palette, rather than the basics. It's a quality purchase that I strongly recommend.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Room Inspiration

For my room, I'm going for something in between geek and southern preppy. Here's some of the pictures and products I'm using for inspiration.

Closet Ideas
From Dormify
I'm going for a put-together look where all my storage bins match. However, I need more room for clothes than this allows.


Bedding
From PB Teen
From PB Teen
Desk Ideas
From PB Teen
For the desk, I want a look similar to this, but in aqua or lavender.

Rugs/Windows
From PB Teen



Storage
From PB Teen
From PB Teen
from the container store


To buy:

Paint
Curtains
Sheets
Comforter
Desk and chair
Mini lamp
Canvas bins-solid, chevron, and dots
Acrylic bins
Monogrammed decorative pillows
Wall monogram
Headboard
Fleece throw
Supernatural posters