You are a Badass at Making Money
Another self-help book because I live for those! Continue reading “February Favorites”
Please enjoy this video format of my November Favorites this month. I’m sure you’ll get a kick out of it!
I’ve got a little bit of everything this month!
Just when I learn to be a good frugal adult because I have bills to pay…I fall into the depths that is consumerism. But if there is any light at the end of the tunnel, its second hand and not BRAND NEW or BRAND NAME. I love thrifting, so when I came across POSHMARK (as mentioned in my shoe haul video) I delved deep in that shit! I haven’t gotten too crazy but 4 shoes later and a favorites list the size of my house…you can say its not safe for me and there is no saving me. But like I said, if there is anything redeeming about it, its second hand! Save yourself!
I have been blessed mby this wonderful woman Nicky to have come into my life. Before Nicky, I put the life of my hair in the hands of inexperienced stylists, and all to save a buck. But it wasn’t until I decided to bit the bullet did I realize that it’s totally worth splurging on yourself if it means you get EXACTLY THE HAIRCUT YOU WANT! Nicky fixed up a botched bob, and then gave me a trim with bangs, and recently dyed my beautiful brunette hair black! And every time I leave her chair, I can’t stop looking at my new doo! She is so nice and funny and just know her stuff when it comes to short hair! I do plan on growing my locks out, so she will be my go-to gal for keeping the black looking it’s best. It also helps that I don’t wash my hair as much anymore, about 1-2 times a week!
So when it comes to being a circus performer, creating a routine is only half the battle. Becoming a character is what I really love. And for my last performance, I needed to transform into a other-worldly Gin (genie) and I channeled an alien because why the hell not. However, most of my makeup is neutrals and dark colors. My alien on the other hand was bright with pink and purple skin…so I needed some help. I would love to splurge on a smashbox palette, but mama got bills to pay! So I opted for Nyx. Now I wouldn’t say it is the best formula, but it definitely got the job done for the price and what I needed. I’m sure if I had all the time in the world and only stuck color on my eye, it would have worked nicer. But like I said, if your short on cash but want some bright color, I’d say give it a try!
Yes that’s my bendy back working on getting my contortion in. I absolutely love being a performer and Jypsy’s Performing Arts, have really helped me grow into not just an aerialist, but a performer. I love Nichoel and the way she teaches, but she only works out of The Circus Studio. At Jypsy’s, I have met some of my now closest friends and have been able to really express my creative freedom without worrying if its “family-friendly.” At Jypsy’s its really about empowerment and finding who you are as a woman (or man) and expressing it from deep within rather than just smile and posing for a routine. It’s a very intimate studio but it’s filled with great teachers and fellow circus people that will gladly take you under their tent!
Check out Jypsy’s Performing Arts Studio
And last but certainly not least… this fucking CAT CASE! this cheeky little fucker really stole my heart! I got this off amazon and was able to get it in 2 days (thanks amazon prime) but I do know it is a dupe for a skate brand (the name escapes me) but I don’t care! Look at it! I never thought I would be one of THOSE people that had an obnoxiously large rubber phone case, but with my new purchase of an iPhone 7 plus, I feel like that thing can slip out of my hand if I breathe. So I got this case both for how it looks but also its just obnoxious enough so I don’t drop it!
Yeah that’s some shit I like right now!
It’s one more month closer to HALLOWEEN! YAS! I am that excited!
So who else hates summer and hates thigh chafing and hates sweaty underboob and hates the cute little outfits that society has programmed us to think we are supposed to wear in the blistering triple digit heat. If you raised your hand then HI FIVE we’re best friends! I have come across a new found “trend” among the alternative world that is so simple that I can’t believe I haven’t freaking tried to combat the hot months… Oversized band tees. what the hell have I been doing living under a rock!? Simple summer hack, just wear oversize band/graphic tees with shorts and BAM you don’t have to worry about people seeing your boob sweat, your chafing thighs, and you don’t have to try and “suck it in” for those “bikini bod” tees. I promise you its like the best thing ever! And since it’s “in” to wear oversize EVERYTHING you’ll look hip while just trying to stay cool with your goth self. I have several bands that I love that I found their merch at thrift stores and depop. You don’t even need to wear band tees (if you don’t want to seem like a “poser”) You can get some cool “travel” shirts that you’d find at like a souvenir shop. I have a Jamaica one, Orlando, Zion Canyon, Maui… just check out the men’s section of your local thrift store, guaranteed baggy shirts for your summer attire! and you can always transfer them over into your winter looks. You can go for a more grungy layered look; just add some flannel, denim jacket, skinnies, boots, and beanie.
I can’t think of any! But beside that, I decided to buy this marinated jackfruit from my local “vegan friendly” grocery store and HOLY GUACAMOLE! The Tex-Mex jackfruit literally taste like carnitas! Like WTF! get out of here! I was a little confused because I’m like wait this is supposed to be a fruit…but you taste like meat, and you taste like GOOD meat… but you’re a FRUIT! *head explodes* If you’re looking to SPICE up your quick vegan meal options, definitely try this! I put this in a tortilla with some daiya and beans, or my go to lunch for the past 3 weeks: DIY Chipotle Salad Bowl! spinach, Tex-Mex jackfruit, black beans, corn, salsa, tomatoes, avocado, daiya cheese, and homemade vegan sour cream. PERFECTION!
Again, summer sucks. I can’t have anything nice. Can’t do a full face of glam makeup without it sliding off. My winter shades are all too light, even when I try to avoid the sun. SUCKS. But I will say that Loreal’s Lumi Foundation is a life saver. It is a cheap option for summertime makeup so I don’t have to use my expensive makeup and try to darken it. I like the Lumi because it gives a luminescent glow to your face, so you look like your not wearing makeup but you hella are. I use this very lightly and get a nice base so I look a little less unsightly. I do have combination skin so I try to avoid the oily areas or I’ll go ahead and powder areas that are prone to creasing and oiliness. But otherwise, if I have to look presentable in the sweltering heat, I usually reach from my lumi true match.
Soooo, 3 way thrift… could have picked a better name for a CHRISTIAN based thrift store… but I guess their minds are so pure they never thought it might get a few laughs. I mean I know why its called 3 way, they donate some profit back to 3 Christian based organizations in the community…but really they didn’t need to call themselves “3 way.” Well lets get our mind out of the gutter now and go on to why I like this thrift store. I have been to this cahin on trift store before but I went to one location and kind of got burnt out on it. Well I decided to take a field trip to their sister location and boy did I hit the jackpot! I don’t know if I have ever gotten so lucky with a thrift haul before! Let me just list everything I got the FIRST time I went:
5 oversized tees
1 sweat pants
2 head scarves
5 bundles of gift bags (like for the holidays for wrapping)
and 1 wonderful pair of “genie” shoes for my circus studio to use as dress up clothes
So yeah, I went a little ham that day… But I don’t regret a single thing! I have since gone back to that thrift store a second time and I found another good lot but nothing to the extent of my first trip (simply cuz I have a mortgage to pay!) So if you are ever in the Chino area, check out 3 way thrift (teehee)
I love cat eyes so much! I found these super cute, retro looking cat eye sunnies on amazon and I love them so much that I got 2, one in red and one in black. A good solid pair of sunnies that wont bend or you wont be sad if they get lost or broken is like a staple in my wardrobe. I think the only sunglasses even “remotely” expensive that I own are only $10. I mean I got my hands on a pair of wildfoxes for only $9 so you can say I own a pair of expensive sunnies but I didn’t pay the big price tag. I just really like cat eye shaped glasses, I think they suit my face the best and they can go pretty much with any outfit.
Aka scaredy-cat and moonpie! Our newest additions to our family! Penny and Sheldon is what my work likes to call “Foster Failures” Where you fail to JUST foster the animals and end up keeping them… Yeah we definitely failed this one. But these kitties are the sweetest little fur balls I’ve ever seen. I am definitely not a cat person (till now) and I always disliked that cats were so stand-offish and were known to not like cuddling and petting (like dogs) but when i took home a litter of 4 and got to see their personalities first hand, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Every single kitten is a sweetheart and wants nothing but cuddles and kisses! We decided to keep the biggest male and the smallest female, and it so happens they are the most “dog like” which is perfect for me.
The Vampire Diaries is basically everything Twilight couldn’t do. There is much more depth to the characters and the show as a whole. Not everyone is out to get the main character for no reason… there is some kind of reason but its not”just cuz” like Twilight. I’m still on season 1 and i have a ways to go with this show, but I am really enjoying it as well as Ryan (well he only says that because he has no choice but watch it when I am lol) But overall This show has pretty thought out characters. I really do enjoy it and the eye candy isn’t too bad either lol
It’s that time again! That time where little goth moths scream in terror at the impending seasonal change. A goth moth like myself! I have realized, the older I get, the more I absolutely HATE summer! It’s all fine and dandy when you’re a kid but when your an adult…that shit lasts forever! And when you have shit to do, HAH! try getting errands done in a blistering +100°F day! Summer is when I feel the most sluggish and weak. I just want to sleep all day covered in ice. However since it’s basically unavoidable, it’s also that time to get a new bikini. Now I usually don’t get anything colorful because…black…its the best color ever. But Ryan picked out this cute little number and at first I was skeptical, but to my surprise he actually picked a winner! I came into the fitting room with 5 bikini’s and left it with Ryan’s pick. Point for Ryan! The colors are cute the cut is cute, I love it…for being colorful I guess. Maybe the only downside, it’s a halter top so my neck gets a little sore after a while. But otherwise it’s a WIN! Find it here: Target Bikini
Turbo Kid has got to be a diamond in the rough hen it comes to hidden gems of Netflix! Ryan came across an article “Hidden gems of Netflix” and it lists some really good movies hidden in the cluster
fuck that is Netflix streaming. I really hate searching for the perfect movie, so when Ryan told me about a few movies he was interested in watching from that list, we gave it a shot. Turbo Kid was the first one and HOLY APE SHITTING ON A WHALE! This movie is by far the best horror/comedy I have seen since Carrie. (I know Carrie isn’t comedy but its freaking hysterical) The synopsis says its “Mad Max meets BMX” which I can kind of see, but its also futuristic, and fantasy, and gore-porn. It’s so outlandish with the gore it’s perfect! The practical effects are GREATLY appreciated! I hate CGI, and this super low budget makes it freaking work! Please watch this movie if you’re looking for a good laugh!
Caleb “The Fitness Marshall” is a blessing in camo! I stumbled across his YouTube channel one day and thank god I did! This kid is so amusing to watch and workout with! He makes cardio dance videos to some sassy as hell songs. Think of it as Hip-Hop abs and Just Dance but with Beyoncé back-up dancers. His workout videos are easy to follow and are super fun because who doesn’t like dancing in heels and whipping their hair back and forth?! Sometimes running just gets boring and you need a change in cardio. For the dancer in me, this was a no brainer! If you love dancing to top hits and finding a way to sneak some sweat in your day, The Fitness Marshall is your guy! Check out his YouTube channel here: The Fitness Marshall. Some of my favorite videos are Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You, Lady Gaga’s Telephone & Alejandro, and Meghan Trainor’s Me Too