11.11.2014

What's In My Makeup Bag | November 2014


Lips: Blistex 'Medicated Lip Ointment', NYX 'Soft Matte Lip Cream' in Monte Carlo, MUA 'Lip Stain' in Wine, and Lime Crime 'Velvetine Matte Lipstick' in Red Velvet.

Face: bareMinerals 'Original Foundation' in Golden Medium, bareMinerals 'Warmth', and bareMinerals 'Mineral Veil'.

Eyes & Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Dipbrow Pomade' in Dark Brown, Maybelline 'Line Stiletto' in Blackest Black, Benefit 'Watt's Up', and Benefit 'They're Real!'.

Brushes & Tools: Shu Uemura 'Eyelash Curler', e.l.f 'Angled Blush Brush', Sephora 'Eyebrow Brush', Sigma 'F80-Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki', Sigma 'P82-Precision Round', Sigma 'E55-Eye Shading', Goody 'Spin Pins', Tweezerman Tweezers.

Other: SKR Argan Oil, NewFrog blue hair clip, hair tie, teasing comb.

11.10.2014

Tiny Kitchen Tour

My favorite room; although tiny, I still spend most of my time here.  Kitchen things are just so fun to collect and I never feel guilty because they all serve a purpose.  I've got a mix of hand-me-downs, thrifted items, Christmas and birthday gifts, yard sale gems, and things from a random free99 box outside a random apartment.  

Deviled Eggs | My Way


Ain't a chance you goddamn assholes gettin' me to make the same 'ol mothafuckin' deviled eggs again.  I hate that nasty ass shit.  Imma do things my way fo' once.  Listen up, bitches n' hoes.


Fuck mayo.  

Here wut I be usin':
6 minute eggs (soft boiled)
Salt (or Lemon Pepper Salt if I'm feeling zesty)
Pepper (Peugeot or die)
Mustard (whole grain)
Paprika (I mean, sometimes I use Cayenne)
Dill Weed (instead of relish)
Cheese (I'm using this artificial Swiss cheese I grew up on; nostalgia beats taste)
Basil (or any herbs you like, I don't give a fuck.  I just happened to have this around)



The secret to the perfect soft boiled egg (my opinion of the perfect soft boiled egg) is to let the egg sit out at room temp for at least 30 minutes.  I like to wait an hour.  Then I slowly submerge into a simmering bath and time it for exactly 6 minutes.  Make yo'selves a fuckin cocktail, assholes.

Then I shock them mothafuckas in an ice cold bath.  Word.


Then patiently add all them embellishments.  Dash of salt, pepper, dill weed, paprika.  Little dollop of mustard and a piece of that cheese to add a touch of rich, creamy smoothness. 


Roll the basil up in a tight blunt and chiffonade into thin slices.  Garish with delight.

Them mothafuckas done.


Dayum!

*my take on ThugKitchen.

11.08.2014

Things I carry with me

I bought this envelope clutch about 3 months ago and have been using it everyday!  It's exactly what I'm looking for; fits my cards and ID, my phone, and a couple makeup products.  So happy with the purchase, just had to share what I keep in it.  

My phone - I've been carrying around the iPhone 4 for so so very long, this 6 is a huge improvement for me.  
My sunglasses - well, in all honesty I don't carry this IN my purse at all times (sometimes on my t-shirt or on my head).  I've been wearing the Moscot 'Lemtosh' sunglasses for years and years.  Is it time for a change?
MUA Lip Stain in Red - this is amazing as a cheek stain as well as a lip stain!
Maybelline 'Instant Age Rewind' (medium) - I've been wear very little makeup lately; most days I even skip foundation!  This stuff works wonders on spots without being too heavy or cake-y.
Ear Buds - I just carry around the pair that came with my phone but that little cord wrap that keeps it from becoming a tangled mess works wonders!  I bought it from a bookstore in NY but you can also get it here.

DIY Instant Noodles

 I loving packing lunch to work because it gives me something to look forward to mid-day.  This is great because I can make 3 at once and feast throughout the week.  Just add hot water!

It's so simple, this is what I put in my DIY Instant Noodles:
Soba Noodles - I just cook these noodles for about 3 minutes, drain, then rinse.  They're nice and hardy.
Dried Seaweed - This adds such a great texture!
Frozen corn - Adds a bit of sweetness
Onion Mix - I love red onion for the flavor and green onion for the punch!
(a little) Wasabi - It's like a kick in the face!
6 Minute Egg - As soon as I get my groceries, I let half of the dozen sit out for about an hour before submerging them into a simmering bath for exactly 6 minutes.  As soon as the 6 minutes are done, I shock them with cold water and save them in my fridge for random meals throughout the week.  They're amazing for everything and anything.
Mushrooms - ugh you can't see them in these photos but I have some delicious lily mushrooms tucked behind the egg!

[add hot water]

Then I had a bit of:
Ponzu - its basically a lemony soy sauce, adds a bit of saltiness.
Sesame Oil - Just a little bit because it really does pack a punch.
Definitely try this out and let me know what you think!  What do you like to add to your noodles?

11.06.2014

apartment & joshua tree