Things to Do When It’s Too Hot to Do Anything

14 07 2008

Right now, it’s hideously hot where I live, getting up to about 100° on average each day, and a few weeks ago it was 110°! I’ve been going through sunscreen like it’s Taco Bell. So really, since my beater Honda’s got no airconditioning, I’m forced to do everything early in the morning or suffer. However, the inimitable Gala Darling recently posted a fantastic list of creative things to do during your summer! It inspired me to create my own list of seasonal activities I find appealing. Maybe I’ll brave the heat a bit more, who knows?

 Set up some sprinklers and, in traditional summer style, go completely mad running through them! 

 Buy some deliciously scented dog shampoo (I’m leaning to Vanilla) and bathe my dog!

 Repaint the walls of my boring room a color I love, probably scarlet red.

 Find a job and smile big at everyone who comes in.

 Take a trip up to the lake, put on a pair of shades, and float on my back for hours.

 Remember all my friends’ birthdays.

 Buy some super-bright flipflops and wear them constantly.

 Pull up at an intersection and blast happy songs so everyone can hear!

 Go wild with my blender and invent some crazy new smoothie flavors.

 Paint my nails sorbet shades- juicy lime, pale glittery pink,  mint green, sky blue.

 Keep all the clocks in my house at exactly the same time.

 Take a day off from everyone and sleep all day with a fan blowing on me and ice tea by my bed.

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Gussy Up

14 07 2008

I generally don’t wear anything on my face day-to-day besides a few dots of foundation and maybe mascara, if only because it’s no good sweating all your makeup into a muddy mess while wrestling with your horse or just running around. However, if I’m going somewhere or just have some extra time, I like to play around a little with bright colors, glitter and liquid liner- and though I can’t pull it off, I’m in love with the beautiful makeup of Russian singer Doe Deere! Not to mention her incredibly catchy music, but that’s another story.

She provides over 30 in-depth tutorials for stand out looks like the ones below, from fairly simple to create to three-hour productions.  She’s also an admitted false lash aficionado, which I admit unabashedly to being, though it adds about a half-hour to putting on my face. Yes, I’m clumsy.

Absolutely incredible, no? Another place I like to browse for slightly more wearable but still highly unique makeup looks is Temptalia. This girl posts detailed pictues and gives names and reviews of all the products she uses! Every look I’ve seen her post is polished and very well done.

So that’s my resolution for this week; even if only my mare’s around to appreciate it, I’m going to go a little bit wild with my makeup!