Thursday, June 25, 2015

June Series || Makeup: Face

It always seems like whenever I run out of any skin toned makeup and go to buy more the store never has the shade that I was using before so I either have to hope a shade darker or a shade lighter will still match well enough or try to find a close match in a different brand. It's so frustrating especially since it happens with both concealer and foundation! Does that happen to anyone else? I've gotten a small collection in the past several months. Since I don't really have a vast array of any of these products and there is such a variety available I won't list pros and cons, but I will still touch on that in the brief reviews.

In case you missed it!: Week One: Lips
                                       Week Two: Eyes

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June Series || Makeup: Eyes

I have actually been delving a little deeper into my makeup drawer which, to be honest, isn't very deep in the first place, since last week's installment featuring my lip products.  This week I went through and made swatches of all my eye shadows. I also show my only eye primer, liner, and mascara just for the sake of consistency. These are not sponsors, just my personal opinions on products I already own.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award


Recently I was nominated twice for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! So I would like to thank Becca and Bethany of Clever Bunnies and Paige of Sunday Best and All the Rest for their nominations!!
I would like to echo what Paige mentioned on her post, I do not endorse the film or books of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants which this logo and award name are inspired by.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

June Series || Makeup: Lip Products

Last weekend I went to a World War Two event and dressed up in a 1940s style dress. A day or so before I needed to find a red lipstick to complete the look and went to 4 stores in search of the right shade of red and a red lip liner, a product I had never purchased before.

Earlier this week I took out all the lip products I own and swatched them on my arm so I could share my opinion on each one. I don't consider myself a beauty guru by any means and I'm not being sponsored by any of these brands, but I did really, really like two of these products. I figured if I was going to share those I would share the rest of my small collection!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Monday Cables || Still Knitting and More That isn't Knitting

Hello again! I'm still knitting the stockings I mentioned int the last post basically every feasible moment!! (Did I use "feasible" correctly?) I'm about 2/3 of the way done with stocking 2 of 3. I took a short break to crochet a snood which unfortunately doesn't work so well. More on that in just a moment.

This past weekend I went to a World War II Weekend! Wow, what an experience!! Being into 1940s movies, music, fashion, etc. It was so much fun!! There were literally thousands of people both spectators and re-enactors that dress in World War II era military uniforms or civilian clothing! Of course, I dressed up, which is why I wanted to crochet a snood. I tried everything to make it fit right but I think I had just too much hair for it. I ended up buying one at the flea market during the weekend. There was also an airshow of all World War II era aircraft! Here are a few pictures of some of the things at the World War II weekend!

This paratrooper demonstration was really cool to watch! Being someone who has no interest in jumping out of a plane and skydiving or anything that is in anyway similar, I really admire the bravery that it takes to do this. I can not imagine what it must have felt like to parachute down and be ready for battle!! [These pictures were taken on two different days which is why one is more cloudy than the other.]
B-24 Liberator

 I'm not sure what the last 2 planes are. If you know, please leave a comment!!

This is during the big band concert and dance. There were So many people dress in vintage styles. I was a little disappointed by how many dresses were very 1950s looking. I can't really say much about that because even my dress was not exact to the 1940s era. It was a lot of fun seeing hundreds of people swing dancing in their vintage style outfits. The man in the red vest in the center of the photo wore an entire Zoot suit! I think the jacket was in his hands when this photo was snapped. It was almost 90 degrees out that day. The people in wool military uniforms must've been stifling!!
I love the woman's uniform in this photo! I think she's in a Women's Air Corps uniform. I'm debating about getting all the pieces for one of those at some point because I have a family member who was "WAC" during World War II. In the flea market I saw a lot of WAVES uniforms It was so neat to think about the history behind each piece of clothing. My husband bought a Garrison cap that had the original owner's name, division, and company number inside. I looked it up and think I found that man's obituary which said that he was an orthopedic technician during the war.


There were so many re-enactors ,encampments, field hospitals, military vehicles, and airplanes all over the place from both sides! This is a Mercedes with SS flags on it. I'm around the back of the car wearing the blue snood that I bought earlier in the day.

I had such a good time and was even mistaken as an event volunteer a couple of times which was funny and really made me feel like I had the 1940s look down pretty good!

I hope you all enjoyed the pictures! Thanks for reading! I am so grateful to the men and women who served in the armed forces and bravely fought to protect our freedom.

Have you even been to an event like this one?
Do you think you would wear a uniform or civilian clothing?
Can you swing dance?

--"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9--