Cream Eyeshadow by Victoria Secret and Maybelline

I have always had a hit and miss with the cream eye shadows. I found that I like the matte cream eye shadows and my favorite is the MAC paint pot. They are just perfect. It covers the dark eye lids and make it looks natural. So I went and bought the metallic cream eye shadow just to try it.

Maybelline Color Tatoo Metal in 70 Barely Branded

The Packaging is in a pot which is like MAC paint pot which I love. I think I got this probably 2 years ago, I know :roll: , I am just writing a review on it. The color looks like a beige with a yellow undertone color with some metallic element. When you apply on the lids, it goes easily but it’s not opaque enough to cover my dark eyelids. And I don’t think this color suits me at all. And I could see some creasing in my eyelids by an hour or so :( .

And I haven’t been reaching for this product. I think I used it only once and I knew that it wasn’t for me. Overall, I think you could give this a miss or maybe this color will suit you :) .

From L to R : Barely Branded, Golden Lights
Victoria Secret Hypergloss Eye Shimmer in Golden Lights

I got this in a clearance for few bucks and thought it would be great to try them. The packaging is in tube which is easy to use. The formula itself is like a semi-liquid. It goes on sheer golden lights. I do like the color but I have the same issue. It does not cover my dark eyelids. And it does crease on my eyelids :(

So I am thinking maybe I should stay away from the glittery cream shadow and check out their matte cream shadow. Maybe there is a haul in the near future :D .

Gratitude Challenge Week 2

Spouse

This week’s topic is Spouse. I am definitely grateful for my Spouse. You hear a lot of complaints and bad stories about bad spouse and after hearing about them, I am definitely grateful for mine. He is a wonderful father and husband. I think he is my soul mate. That does not mean we don’t fight, we definitely do but it more superficial for little things. Somehow our ideas are same and our tastes are same as well.

He is the ying to my yang. I am more impulsive where as he is a thoughtful person. I tend to obsess about lot of things where as he is very casual. Maybe that is why we get along well. When I see him as a father, I am definitely more grateful. He is a hands-on Dad. He cared for our daughter when we came back from the hospital. I think that’s why my daughter is more of a daddy’s girl :) . He is more patient with her and when you see him showing his nails so that our daughter can paint his nails is the time I realized I love him more now.

Yes, I am definitely grateful for him, for supporting me in all my crazy ideas, for not saying anything when I do some impulse purchases, for being patient with me and loving me :) .

Volunteering for my favorite cause

Yes, I have volunteered for the past 3 months. I do think I have mentioned this one in my blog but I haven’t talked about it. After several months of researching and doubting if I could do it or not? I finally applied for volunteering at one of the Pet Shelter nearest to my home which is the Homeward Pet Shelter in Woodinville. It is a no-kill non-profit animal shelter.

After 3 months, I got the email for their orientation. I also had to attend the cat care training before I start my volunteer. I wasn’t sure during this time. I was worried that I might get attached to some cats and that will be a problem because I will worry about them all the time. My job is mostly cat care which is taking care of the cats in the shelter.

On the first day, I was mentored by a very lovely lady who has volunteered there for more than 7 years. It was basically a day-to-day care of the cats. Feed them, clean their cages, clean the litter, change the bedding if necessary and play with them. It took me 2 times to get used the routines there but then I started loving it. The important point is the cats. I LOVE them (as if you all don’t know). I see a lot of breeds and different ages. I love them all. There are some quiet and shy ones, and when they start blooming under your watch, that is the gift you get. And when they get adopted you get so happy about it.

It has been 3 months and I do love it. It is just 3 hours/week and I do have lots of time in my hand :D . I feel that I am accomplishing something. After so many years, I finally realized that maybe I am not meant to work. After lot of job searches and disappointment, I begin to accept the fact. So to occupy my time, I wanted to do something. And this gives me some purpose.

And yes, you do want to bring every cats to your home :D but I resist :roll: . There was this one kitten during my 2nd week, he was a Siamese kitten, He was gorgeous, I was seriously tempted to bring him home. I wanted to squish him :D . But alas, I decided to ditch that idea. Hubby told me that it was just my 2nd week, if this continues we would be called the cat lady house since I would be bringing all the cute cats from the shelter :oops: .

And that my readers is what I have done. I really like the volunteering and hope to continue it for a long time.

Gratitude Challenge Week 1

Why Start this Challenge?

Did you realize how often we complain about our life? I do this all the time and suddenly we have become this negative person in our life. We expect everything to end up in failure. We become pessimist very quickly. I didn’t realize I was this person until I began to think that I am never grateful for what I have.

This year I want to become a positive person and leave all the negativity behind. Is it possible? I don’t know but I can always give it a try. So I decided to join the gratitude challenge. I decided to try to be grateful for What I have? It did sound interesting. I may not be able to cover all the topics in the challenge but I will find my own topic to be grateful for.

I have been into reading these self-help books for a few months and I decided to do something about it. Will this change my life? I don’t know but I do want to try it and see. It might be interesting to see what I am feeling on that particular moment when I am writing.

What about you readers? What are you grateful for?

Happy New Year

Happy New Year My Lovely Readers,

I can’t believe that 2014 is gone. Did anybody else feel that it just went quickly? December went much quickly. Hope you all had fantastic holiday and wonderful new beginning for this year.

I have been obsessed about my planner for about 3 weeks. I still have to tell you all about my planner :D . I bought some accessories and some sticky notes and let’s not forget pens :roll: . It’s official, I now have an ADDICTION. Yes, I am one of the planner addicts :) . I love my planner which I got it for such a bargain :cool: . I think I have to dedicate an entire article for it and that is what I will do.

Look at that.  the purple planner and a cute charm.
Look at that. the purple planner and a cute charm.

Moving on, I have made some goals for 2015 and this time, I am keeping my goals simple and attainable. Let me walk you through my 2014 goal, It was losing 10 lbs. Sounds simple, right? But what you forgot was that I am one of the laziest person :oops: . I was determined for about 3 months, counting calories and doing exercise for at least 2 times a week. I did lost about 5 lbs but suddenly I just lost interest. I hated not having the good food and I fell through. Losing weight has been one of my goal for the past 3 years and I am still doing it :oops: . But not this year.

This year my goal is just to be healthy and do 100 days of fitness. This allows me to be flexible in the fitness section especially when I am sick. And being healthy is one of my goals which does allow me to eat dessert once a week without feeling guilty. This year is NOT about losing weight.

As usual, I have joined the Good Reads Book Challenge. This year I have challenged myself to read 300 books. You might think that is a lot but for the past 2 years, I have read about 400 books :D . But this year, I have reduced it and telling myself that I need time for my blogging as well.

Another challenge I have decided to do is the Gratitude Challenge. This year I am going to focus on being grateful. I am going to be positive. I got this idea from Pinterest and this blog. I like the idea of blogging about it instead of writing in a journal. I really like the topic of this challenge so I decided to do it.

I am slowly going to build up my goals. For now, these are one of the important goals for this year. My other goals are some personal goals which I have written it in the planner. Seriously, I am loving my planner and I am already on the hunt of another one :D .

What about you all? Have you made any goals for 2015?

Yay, It’s the Month of Sickness

What is it about December that everyone keeps falling sick? I was thinking in the beginning of November that we were lucky not to get sick and lo behold, Anya got sick by 29th of November :roll: . This was not the 48 hour sickness, this was a full-blown flu with 5 day fever, nose block and chesty cough. We barely slept 4 hours every day and with a cranky preschooler, it was a tough week. And by 3rd of December, hubby and me were getting sick as well. I had a head cold which is basically nose block with dry cough and headache for about 4 days.

It was tough with all of us being sick. I thought I was getting better but by 11th night, I was worse. I had wheezing and dry cough. It had gotten so bad on 12th night that I couldn’t even talk because I was basically wheezing and coughing. I had lost my voice. By this time, I was basically living on hot herbal teas. I have lost my taste buds so I was just eating for the sake of eating. I had to call the doctor but could get appointment only on 15th. So I just barely made it through that day.

On examination, the doctor told me that I have a mild asthma :( and she prescribed an inhaler and antibiotics. After just 2 doses of inhaler, I felt much better. Finally after 5 days of antibiotics and inhaler, I slept the night :) . I have to say that it was a tough 3 weeks for me. I didn’t feel like doing anything. I was tired and hungry and definitely wasn’t in a mood to write an article. Finally I am feeling better this week since I am sleeping though the night. I feel as if December just flew by very quickly. It’s almost end of 2014. Does anybody else feel that 2014 went very quickly?

On the other note, I haven’t done any fitness for almost 5 weeks :( and I feel really guilty about it. I do force myself to do some fitness at least 2 times a week. And now I have to start again :cry: . Have I told you all that I have started volunteering in a pet shelter :D . I will dedicate a whole article for it in the near future. I really love doing it.

Merry Christmas my lovely Readers. Hope you all enjoy your holidays with your family and friends.