In my Philanthropy Communication class last semester, many tips and laws were pounded into my skull, but perhaps my favorite of these is Beth Kanter’s “crawl, walk, run, fly” theory of blog growth. We begin to blog because we have things to say, no? This is the crawl stage. I am crawling as we speak. I think my blog is perhaps missing a few appendages on which to crawl, however , since I currently lack any sort of camera other than my iPhone. Don’t get me wrong, in natural lighting that baby can take some seriously GORGEOUS shots, such as this one that I snapped THROUGH THE WINDOW OF A CAR in Arizona.
(Here is where I went to my Facebook to grab said picture and promptly got distracted by a wedding announcement. TOO YOUNG FOR BOTH OF THESE THINGS.)
Ok, I know it’s no Park & Cube shot, but c’mon, for a cell phone camera? I’m impressed. HOWEVER, I had an epiphany today while at work about the beautiful albeit dusty camera that has been sitting untouched in my parents coat closet for the last probably 5 years. It would be a perfect way to replace my missing blog appendages! And free! College kid likey the free!
Provided they let me borrow it, that is. No word from either of them yet, but cross your fingers if you have them.
Now, onto the news that actually concerns the purpose of said appendage-challenged blog. I am happy to report that all of the stuff I got from Hautelook’s Stila sale is amazing! If only I had a camera….
In the meantime, here’s a photo taken with the iPhone as well that shows you how well the lipliner makes red lipsticks pop.
I know, my pose makes me uncomfortable too. JUST LOOK AT MY LIPS. I grew up associating lipliner (and lipstick, for that matter) with my grandmother, so I wasn’t too sure what I was getting into here, but I love this stuff! This lipstick stayed on so long that it actually kinda stained my lips a pinkish color. I am proud to say I now associate lipliner and lipstick with people who like pretty lips. The lip color, by the way, is Covergirl’s Hot Passion. Yes, I know it’s Taylor Swift’s favorite Covergirl color. No, I don’t care. She’s probably made a metric butt-ton of money by getting all of the Youtube beauty gurus to say that, and for that, I am annoyed by her even more.
The foundation and concealer are almost too light for me, but they’ll be perfectly warm once the sucktacular winter depressive months hit the beautiful state of Iowa which I inhabit. I need to get out of this state so bad. Anybody from California want to take me in for the rest of my life and feed me chocolate and pad thai while I order more makeup from the Internet? Seriously though, I really want to move to California.
To close this post, I want to “officially” “announce” my “intent” to “blog” every Tuesday and Thursday and possibly another day in which I do nothing but Nails. I could call it Nothing but Nails. I guess that’s happening. If you have anything you’re dying to see (well, not see, as I lack a camera….I could spin a hearty yarn for you though?) on this creepy crawly of a blog, please leave me a comment. I was tickled pink to see two comments on my first post despite its considerable lack of coherency or original pictures. If you’re reading, I hope you stick around to see what becomes of me! Now cross your fingers that I get that camera.