Timeline – October 2005 to June 2008 – Makeup in the Making

The best thing about taking photos of every look you do is that you have the ability to go back in time and reminisce (good or bad…).  Not only will you stumble upon some looks where you’re like, “What was I THINKING?!”, but looks that make you go, “I need to do that again!”  You start seeing how you’ve improved, how you’ve gotten better at certain areas of your makeup.  It’s exciting and fun, and it really does make me feel more encouraged to keep going and growing and trying my heart out.

I would love to have you all look back on your makeup history and tell me how you’ve changed, how you’ve improved. If you have photos, even better, but alas, I know most of us are not nearly as camera shameless as I 😉  Please share your stories as we reflect back today!

I also made a corresponding close-up timeline (each close-up comes from the full-face photo in the above timeline).

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Tag, You’re It — June 11th Edition

Jolie tagged me, and you know the drill… NOW I’M TAGGING YOU! Share your answers in the comments!

1. What were you doing ten years ago?
Okay, ten years ago would make me eleven years old. I presume I was sitting in elementary (maybe junior high?) school (sixth grade, I think…) waiting for the last day of school (which would be any day now…). I’m pretty awful when it comes to dates and thinking backwards, LOL.

2. What are five things on your to-do list today?

  • Take care of some errands (set up Mellan’s neutering appointment, leasing office, etc.)
  • Study for my research quiz tonight
  • Work on the blog (but of course!)
  • Take Mellan for his morning walk
  • Grab a Starbucks

3. Snacks you enjoy?
I pretty much like anything that’s bad for you, unfortunately [for my body]. I love cookies and chips and all those kinds of things, though I limit myself quite a bit. I do regularly indulge in fruit, however! I’m a big fan of most fruits, especially berries of any kind (right now, we have blueberries and strawberries in the house–and if I could survive off of raspberries, I totally would).

4. Places you’ve lived:
I was in Massachusetts for about five years, and then I’ve been in California (both NorCal & SoCal)since then.

5. What are 5 things you would do if you were a billionaire?

  • Buy an awesome house
  • Buy a new car
  • Get a personal chef
  • Get a personal trainer
  • Vacation… EVERYWHERE!

6. People you want to know more about?
To be honest, I can’t really think of anybody off the top of my head that I’d want to know more about.  I’m really not fascinated by celebrities in the least, and I don’t have famous role models.  I suppose if I could choose anyone, maybe someone who has truly altered history, like past presidents or major inventors.

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Magellan Says… Rules For the Best Slumber Party Ever!

Daddy and Uncle are going to Las Vegas for Uncle’s birthday, and my cousin Ender (a 2 year old Shiba/Eskie mix) is staying with Mommy and me for the next four days! It’s a puppy slumber party! I loveeeee slumber parties!

(Note from Mom:  It’s Memorial Day, so hopefully you are all having fun with friends and family, while I dogsit two beasts!)

Now, if you want to sleep over at my place, you have to follow these rules! (OK, some of them are Mom-enforced.)

Make sure you look your very, very, very best! I just had a super grooming session a few days before, plus Mom made me wash my hair right before company was coming over.








I have six more rules to tell you about!

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Tag, You’re it…? Six Quirky Facts!

So Roselyn tagged me to share six quirky facts about myself, and here goes!

  • I love doing jigsaw puzzles, like insanely large ones. The largest I’ve ever done was 12,000 pieces, and it was of the New York City skyline pre-9/11. I actually have it framed in three chunks. Someday I’ll have a house where I have a wall long enough that I can hang it on!
  • You know logic puzzles? The ones where you have to figure out who did what and when they did it with what vehicle or something like that. I was so excited to take the LSAT just because you got to practice logic games, LOL.
  • I used to edit ten online magazines when I was age 13 to 18 (yes, seriously, ten!). They were “zines” that I distributed via email on AOL. I think the most subscribers I ever had for one individual magazine was around 5,000.
  • I graduated with 300 units from my undergraduate institution, where the minimum amount to graduate was 180, in three years. (Too bad my GPA wasn’t particularly outstanding, above a 3, but yeah — don’t rush through college!)
  • I’m terribly allergic to rodents (including guinea pigs, which I’ve always loved) and cats, and I’m even a bit allergic to dogs (!).
  • I hate law school with a passion!

Six quirky BEAUTY-related facts…

  • I hate the way upper lash liner looks and feels on me… I swear, it makes my lids feel so heavy and droopy.
  • I’m utterly confounded by the vast amount of ingredients in products, not to mention all of the products available.
  • Beauty blogging has opened up an entire realm of brands, products, and knowledge I never knew before.
  • I am addicted to chapstick, and I prefer all my lip balm to be in stick form.
  • I’ve put vaseline on my lips everyday night since I was five.
  • I am an utter dunce when it comes to applying false eyelashes! I either will get it done SUPER quick or it’ll take me an hour to get one side done.

I could tag other bloggers, but why can’t I just keep tagging… YOU! Share six quirky facts about you 😉 Oh, and if you like a challenge, share six quirky BEAUTY-related facts about yourself, too!