Archives: September 2012

Question of the Week

It’s Friday once again, are you ready for the weekend?

When you have problems getting to sleep and staying asleep, what are some natural methods you use?

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e.l.f. for Fall 2012 Swatches, Photos & Review

Elf Flawless Eyeshadow

e.l.f. has some new makeup out this fall and the shades aren’t really your typical “fall look”.

Some of these items are really new and I don’t think they’re out yet. Forgive me for not knowing some of the names, they weren’t labeled and I can’t find them online yet,

Take a peek.

Elf Flawless Eyeshadow 2
Flawless Eyeshadow in Party Purple

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Daily Struggle

Where to begin? I guess I want to start off this post by saying I felt the need to write this simply because I know other people are going through the same thing. Ok, maybe not exactly the same thing, but you know what I mean.

As I mentioned before I have been going through some *issues* as of late. Both physical and mental health issues. It all started with my stomach feeling weird about 5-6 weeks ago. I went into the doctor (not my PCP) a few times, was prescribed two antibiotics for a possible infection (was running a low fever) and also an acid reflux pill for a possible ulcer. During all this I developed anxiety and was given an anti-anxiety drug. It worked really well in calming me down, but can be highly addicting so I didn’t take many. Also a side effect is depression. A few days after the anxiety came a crushing depression. A depression the likes of which I have never experienced. I had no motivation. No interest in anything. Completely exhausted all the time. Couldn’t concentrate. Loss of appetite. I just wanted to sit on the couch wrapped in a blanket and cry.

Let me backtrack for a second.

I took the birth control pill for 20+ years and never had any issues with it. Things were glorious. Then January of this year came and for some unknown reason my ob/gyn prescribed me some other pill I hadn’t been on. Two months into taking this pill I started getting what I now know are ocular (or aura) migraines. They don’t actually hurt like a typical migraine for me, but they make me feel dizzy and weird, and blur my vision. I freaked out, thought I was having mini strokes. Went to a neurologist, had MRI’s of my brain and neck and everything was fine. So they are definitely ocular migraines which could have been related to the pill I was on. In May I went off the pill following the advice of my primary doctor and neurologist.

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A Rose

A rose from my yard.

Urban Decay The Vice Palette Swatches, Photos & Review

Urban Decay The Vice Palette

Fall is officially here and Urban Decay has a new palette called The Vice Palette to tempt your wallet. Is it too soon to start buying holiday gifts for yourself? ;)

The Vice Palette features twenty eyeshadows and not only that, these are NEW shades! Yup, these haven’t been released in any other palettes. Finally!

The palette features a great range of brights to neutrals and mattes to shimmers. It features a gigantic mirror inside as well as a dual-ended Good Karma Shadow and Crease Brush. The palette opens slowly with the push of a button.

Urban Decay The Vice Palette 2

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