Hi Everyone! Happy Friday! I keep saying this, but this week’s been a whirlwind. I feel… scatterbrained. Lately all my Five on Friday posts have been themed. Five fails, five empties, five purchases. Well, today I couldn’t come up with a cohesive list of five’s so we’re going to wing it. And winging really results in a list of five completely random and unrelated things to discuss. Very fitting considering what my days have been like lately. I’ve been waking up extra early to do a little work and respond to emails, then I head off to the makeup studio, work through lunch, makeup again, spin class, work, blog… ahhh! I’m looking forward to the weekend and resting my brain.
But for now, here’s my Five on Friday!
+ I finished my training at the Makeup Training Academy this week! Whoo! Yesterday was “model day” so we had a professional model and photographer come do a shoot for my portfolio. I felt like I was on America’s Next Top Model.
Yeah… that’s my only modeling reference so let’s roll with it.
I loved watching the photographer and model work. It was a little surreal seeing my makeup be photographed like that and getting called in to touch up.
I can’t wait to see the final shots.
+ We’re currently watching Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix thanks to my friend Anneliese’s recommendation and we love it! There isn’t a better way to describe the plot other than: it’s a suburban family, but the mom becomes a zombie. Not like The Walking Dead type zombie… but still a flesh eating kind. Anyways, the plot is beyond ridiculous, but that’s what makes it so funny. We’ve been watching an episode or two every day for the last week.
+ I finally pulled the trigger on these shoes. Yes, I’m well aware every blogger seems to have these. But, for good reason! They seem to go with everything. I’ve been eyeing them on The Sweetest Thing for months. I even put them in my cart quite a few times and then talked myself out of it. However, after months of coveting them, I’m convinced it’s not just an impulse buy so I got them in cognac.
We finally finished my office area a few weeks ago. And by “office”, I mean my corner of our bedroom. And by “finished”, I mean we finally installed the remaining wallpaper. If you look at other pictures of my desk area on the blog you’ll notice there was no wallpaper around the mirror. We initially only had enough to do half of the wall (#measurementfail). We then gave up on the project for ohhh… about a year? I wrote a whole post about it around May last yr and then scrapped it since we couldn’t get our act together. Now the poor “office” only gets a mention on Five on Friday.
The desk, drawer and chairs are from Ikea. The mirror, lamp & wallpaper are from Target.
Speaking of scrapped posts, I intended to discuss my five favorite eyeshadow & face brushes as my Five on Friday posts. In fact, I photographed the brushes and had everything ready to go. However, after attending the Makeup Training Academy I’m suddenly doubting all my choices. Especially after one of my Morphe brushes completely fell apart as I was cleaning it.
Part of me wants to go ahead since these brushes have been favorites for at least a year. But, after using all sorts of different brushes in class I feel inclined to change things up a bit. For instance, who knew applying mascara with a fan brush could give them the most fluttery look?
Maybe I’ll go ahead with my tried and true favorites and do an updated favorites post in a few months.
Have a great weekend everyone!