Tuesday, 4 February 2014

january favorites

New year, new beginning, new load of monthly crap that I took pictures of.
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no.1 THE CROCHETED SCARF
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This is my first completed big crochet project. I usually just stick to mittens and hats, and for good reason. This took way too long to make. Is crocheter's elbow a thing? Because damn. How do people commit to making full length blankets and stuff? They rock. This scarf has proven a useful companion in the continual battle against the cold though. That's good enough for me.

no.2 NYX ROLL ON EYESHADOW IN NUDE
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Less rock and more roll. That's right I fell for a gimmicky roll on eyeshadow. I really like it, but I wish it was in the traditional pan form. It's a beautiful bronze with a ton of shimmer. It's a little too coppery for use on the face and body, but it looks very pretty just on the eyelids.

no.3 OPI UH-OH ROLL DOWN THE WINDOW
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This color. For serious. I live for this kind of color. All moody, muddy, and mysterious. Sure the name alludes to the act of getting sick, but it looks super chic on the nails. It's a bottle of contradictions!

no.4 PLAYING POKEMON ON MY OLD ASS GAMEBOY
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Early 2000s swaaaagggg. No not really, but I've been playing a lot of Pokemon Crystal before bed. And in the morning. And in the middle of the day. That reflection you see is one of determination, concentration, and pure laziness.

no.5 THE MOLESKIN PLANNER
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This planner is a fundamental part of this year's plan to become an organized and accomplished adult. (I hope the still-playing-Pokemon thing doesn't diminish that goal.) Anyway, I read somewhere that if you write something down you are twice as likely to follow through with it. So here comes Miss Productive! Hopefully.

I'm also using it as a memory journal of sorts; I've taped a few receipts and other worthy scraps of paper/memorabilia into it. Hopefully by the end of the year I'll have something à la The Notebook to aid me in remembering the glory days of 2014 the days I will spend eating too many chocolate croissants and watching Netflix.

no.6 STELLA'S NAME TAG
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This is my hamster Stella! I have had her for almost 8 months, but she is just now making her debut on this blog. She is the friendliest and sweetest pet, and she has never bitten anyone. If any hamster deserves a name tag, it's her. It would be comically too big for her to ever wear, but I think taping it on her cage will get the job done just fine.

Here's to February! I hope you have an excellent month.