Look of the Day: I’m Gonna Wreck It!


I am seriously in love with this shirt. I searched all over Disney World when I was there in March for a Wreck It Ralph shirt, with no success. So where do I find it? Walmart. For five dollars. I BOUGHT IT THEN AND THERE.

I typically wouldn’t wear jeans and a graphic tee to work, but I’m just in outservice now and cleaning my classroom, so I don’t gotta be fancy or nothin’.

Hair and Makeup: Katie’s Everyday Routine from A Beautiful Mess


Have you ever seen Katie on A Beautiful Mess or on her blog, Skunkboy Creatures? She is perfect. Absolutely flawless. Her life is perfect and beautiful and her husband is gorgeous and her daughters are beautiful and she dresses wonderfully and her house is filled with perfectly curated vintage finds and her hair. HER HAIR. Her hair is the most glorious shade of red imaginable.

Excuse me while I go eat jellybeans in the corner.

Anyways. I don’t look nearly as ethereally lovely (the Walmart Wreck It Ralph tee kind of negates any attempt at looking perfectly hipster twee), but I think it’s a sweet, simple look. I’ll probably try it again…if I can convince my hair to stop being so fluffy. That’s the only way I can describe my hair. It’s fluffy.

Also, I bet five bucks my hair ends up in a ponytail before the end of the day.

Hair:
#1: Wash it, spritz on detangler (I use Dove), and let it air dry. I don’t think I even own a hair dryer…

#2: Spritz with Tresseme heat protectant, attempt to curl, and despair over hair’s stubborn fluffiness.

#3: Comb through gently, add Moroccan oil, shrug at your reflection, and stick a hair tie in your pocket.

Outfit:
Tee: Walmart
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Skechers

Face:
Covergirl and Olay corrector
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch in Ivory
Physician’s Formula powder in Peach Nude
theBalm blush in Hot Mama (Birchbox sample)

Eyes:
L’oreal Infallible shadow in Bronzed Taupe (brows)
L’oreal Infallible shadow in Iced Latte
Maybelline Master Duo liquid liner in Blackest Black
Maybelline Mega Plush mascara

Lips:
Fresh Sugar balm in Rose (Sephora sample)

Perfume
: Bath and Body Works Hawaii Coconut

Nail Polish: OPI I Juggle…Men (from the Femme du Cirque collection)

theBalm Put a Lid On It Eye Primer


Confession time: I pretty much never use a primer for my eyeshadow. I don’t really have a problem with creasing or my shadows wearing off, so I’ve never purposefully purchased a primer. I usually just put on a layer of a Maybelline Color Tattoo and call it a day. But for special occasions, I’ll probably need a primer, and from the time I tested it, this one works pretty well!

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Outfit of the Day: Grown Up Sass (Kind of)


Man, am I making some bedroom eyes at the camera in the first picture. SEXAY, AMIRITE?

JK. I’m wearing shoes from the children’s department of Target.

Also, note to self: don’t wear a white cardigan when working with kindergarteners. I went home splotched with Blue Pop ice cream.

Outfit:
Dress: Blueberry Lemonade dress via Modcloth
Shoes: Target children’s department
Cardigan: Old Navy (thrifted)
Leggings: Forever 21

Face:
Covergirl and Olay corrector
Covergirl 3 in 1 foundation
Physician’s Formula Conceal Rx
Physician’s Formula translucent powder
theBalm blush in Hot Mama (Birchbox)

Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded
Urban Decay Maui Wowie
Covergirl Shimmering Sands trio
Rimmel ScandalEyes liner in sparkle black
Smashbox eyeliner in sable
ModelCo mascara (Birchbox sample)
Urban Decay mascara (Ulta sample)

Lips:
Maybelline Babylips in Cherry Me
Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm in Apricot Twist

Perfume
: Miss Dior Cherie

Nail Polish: none

Outfit of the Day: Teen Girl Squad!

Ostensibly I purchased this dress because it’s school colors and it gives me something classier than a tee shirt to wear on spirit days. But really I purchased it because of the name.

Yeah.

Outfit:
Dress: Team Girl Squad Dress via Modcloth
Shoes: Keds (thrifted)
Leggings: Forever 21

Face:
Covergirl and Olay corrector
Covergirl 3 in 1 foundation
Rimmel Match Perfection concealer
Physician’s Formula translucent powder
theBalm blush in Hot Mama (Birchbox)

Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
Covergirl Shimmering Sands trio
Ben Nye liner in brown
Maybelline gel liner in brown
Maybelline Mega Plush mascara
Urban Decay mascara (Ulta sample)

Lips:
Mox Pomegranate and Fig lip balm (Birchbox)
Maybelline Color Whisper in Pin Up Peach

Perfume
: Bath and Body Works Beautiful Day

Nail Polish: none

Outfit of the Day: Pocket Full of Sunshine

I tried smiling better. I think I look like Lumpy Space Princess.

Anyways.

I’ve reached that point where i hate every single item in my wardrobe. Do you ever get that, or is that just me? I’m just so bored with my clothes. Plus I haven’t gone running in ages so I’ve gotten all squishy and lumpy.

Again, Lumpy Space Princess.

Today is the first day of the year that I’ve broken out my favorite pair of sandals! It’s been in the 70s and 80s all week, so I figured it was time. Aren’t they cute?

(They also fasten with velcro. And are size 4 1/2 in childrens. And are from the iCarly line at Payless. #YOLO and whatnot.)

Also, every time I curl my hair I look like I’m going onstage in The Music Man. I have these Victorian little girl sausage ringlets. So then I brush it out and I look like a mess.

Someone please teach me all these things.

Outfit:
Top: Forever 21
Dress: Target
Sandals: Payless
Barrette: I’ve had it for so long that I have no clue

Face:
Covergirl and Olay corrector
Maybelline Dream BB Cream
Rimmel Match Perfection concealer
Physician’s Formula translucent powder
theBalm blush in Hot Mama (Birchbox sample)
Wet ‘n’ Wild Idol Eyes in Pixi

Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold
Physician’s Formula Classic Nude palette
Rimmel Scandaleyes liner in Sparkle Black
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Brown
Almay Blue Eyes shadow (brows)
Maybelline One by One mascara
Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara

Lips:
Mox Pomegranate and Fig lip balm
Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm in Apricot Twist

Perfume: Vera Wang Glam Princess

Nail Polish: Disney Villains Varnish in Queen of Hearts

Outfit of the Day: I Look Like a Student

Outfit of the Day 8/9/12: Oops, I Look Like a Student

I keep trying to dress like a grown up and FAILING MISERABLY. I felt so mature when I got to work, and one of my students said “aw, Mrs. T, you look like a Catholic schoolgirl!” SEE? EPIC FAILURE.

 

But I really like this outfit, so oh well. Besides, between my diminutive stature and my round hamster cheeks, I will perpetually look like a fifteen-year-old. I might as well just give up trying to look older and just try to look nice.

 

These boots are probably my favorite things I’ve found on eBay- brand new Blowfish Aerins, in my size, for only $9.90 and free shipping. NO REGRETS, JUST AWESOME BOOTS. They’re my first pair of Blowfishes, and I adore them. I might be a lifelong convert.

 

I wore this to teach the last day of my introductory crash course in theatre history- musical theatre! I opened with an activity where they had to decide by the written one-sentence synopsis if it was a musical or not. They were all musicals! Their reaction to The Producers was especially hilarious. “There’s a musical about Hitler?!”

 

Yes, my children. Yes, indeed.

I also used the Staniac lip and cheek stain from my July Birchbox. Blush always makes me uneasy- 22 years in theater has conditioned me to apply way too much. I think this worked, though! I had just enough of a rosy flush, and it was pretty easy to apply, albeit a little messy. Any more, though, and I would have looked like an escapee china doll.

Also, I really wish I had been told to fix my cardigan. I have a bad case of awkward boob.

 

Blouse: Forever 21
Skirt: Forever 21, thrifted
Cardigan: American Eagle
Boots: Blowfish, thrifted
Necklace: Gift

 

Nail Polish: OPI Katy Perry Last Friday Night
Perfume of the Day: Harajuku Lovers Super G