Monday, December 31, 2012


Happy New Year, ya'll!!!

Or at least, it will be the new year tomorrow. I can't believe it's the last day of 2012. Seems like just yesterday that it was turning 2000! Oh man, I'm old!

So, as I look back at this year, and all the struggles I've overcome, and how I've established myself online, I'm gonna show you some of my favorites of the year!

Of course, I have to start it off with this! My fav is...

It really was my fav. I mean, I read it a bazillion times, and enjoyed it (almost) every time! Yes, at the end there, just before it was published, I was going a little Glass-stir-crazy! But I've read it twice since, just because!
And if you're still not satisfied, my other I-didn't-edit-this-and-don't-know-the-author-personally book would have to be
Flame of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier. Seriously, I love this author! Every book of hers I've picked up, I've loved. Which isn't all of them, but the Sevenwaters Series was my first girl power books, and I just adore them. They've never disappointed, except for Child of the Prophecy, a little. But you should definately pick this series up!
Going on from book, and closely related would be movies! Once again, I have two I have to mention, though my first is my first.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
This did not disappoint, not at all! Absolutely loved it! I can understand why the critics gave it a mediocre rating, because no, it's not super-duper epic, but I loved it! Sure, there's way more humor, but this is a kids book! They have to add in all sorts of stuff, and since it's Peter, Fran and Phillipa, and I can't wait for the next one, The Desolation of Smaug!
Right underneath that is The Dark Knight Rises
I think it's bloody brilliant! lol, been watching too much Harry Potter! Anywho, it's a great movie! Totally made me forget common Batman lore, it just drew me in so and had me buying the plot. I just adore this movie, and I can't wait to steal my brother's copy for some late night viewing some time!
TV Shows
Now onto TV Shows. Yes, yet again, I have two. I just couldn't decide!
Arrow is basically the grown-up version of Green Arrow. He's way darker, younger, and hotter! I just love this show! I'm behind right now, but Saturday, me, LA Knight, and IK Scott are gonna catch up on our eyecandy! ;)
Tying with Arrow is Tron: Uprising
This is inbetween the two movies, starring the movie's cast, and with Elijah Wood as Beck, the original main character. Boy, oh boy, this show is not for the lazy viewer, nor the goofy lovers! Premise of the series: Beck and his friends are playing a game, when thousands of soldiers arrive and take over the city. Their first act: destroy the park they were playing in to put up a really stupid statue of Clu. When Body, Beck's best friend, stands up to the guard they derez, or kill him. Beck's determined to take a stand and end the constant removal of rights, executions. Very well done, but you have to see if from the beginning.
These two tied, because they're both so similar, and yet so very different!
Now, I have a whole playlist on Spotify with my top 20 songs for the year. But one wasn't on there, because Spotify doesn't have the rights to the song.
I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift
It just spoke to me, and reminded me so much of my last relationship. I always head bang to this (yes, to THIS) and it just is so true. But the rest of my songs are as follows:
2. I Love You - 2NE1
3. Moontrance - Lindsey Stirling
4. Part of Me - Katy Perry
5. Iris - Leona Lewis
6. Lord of the Rings - The Piano Guys
7. Girl on Fire - Alicia Keys
8. Diamonds - Rhianna
9. People Like Us - Kelly Clarkson
10. Wide Awake - Katy Perry
11. Make It in America - Victorious Cast
12. We are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
13. Gangnam Style - Psy
14. Arwen's Vigil - The Piano Guys
15. I Will Rise - Alex Boye ft. LDC
16. Starships - Megan Nicole and Lindsey Stirling
17. Blank Page - Christina Aguilera
18. Hurt - Leona Lewis
19. A New Way to Bleed (Photek Remix) - Evanescence
20. Monster - BIGBANG
Honorable Mentions:
Warrior (Clean Version) - Ke$ha
Burn it Down - Linkin Park
You can see the playlist, minus the Ke$ha song and I Knew You Were Trouble on my facebook page, it's a highlight from Dec 5.
There has been a ton of games in the past couple of years that I've loved, but the one that I was so looking forward to, and enjoy playing the most from this year has to be
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Not only is this an awesome game with a brand new take on Link I've never, EVER heard of before (a pushover. Seriously, Link's a PUSHOVER! So different, I love it!), but it also comes with a SOUNDTRACK! Many a scene has been edited, written, and planned out to that music! Hands down, my fav!
Makeup Brand and Guru
I've only gotten into makeup recently, and that's due to Promise Phan, Michelle Phan, and many other great Youtubers! So I have to add in the brand that I've loved, as well as the guru that I love the most.
First is brand, and that is
They've always lived up to expectations, and I keep finding myself going back to them. And, they're the most highly recommended.
Now for guru...Oh man, this is hard! I can't decide on 1, I'm going with 3!
Promise Phan
First Promise was the first Guru I found! Her transformations are AMAZING! She's so sweet, and can do the most amazing things with makeup, even just the cheap halloween makeup for $3! So awesome!
Michelle Phan
Then Michelle was the first one that I tried out her look! It was her Avatar Inspired look, which I loved on me! (View that vid here: Her vids are just so good, though the makeup looks have mostly been for her Glam Bag from Ipsy, which I don't subscribe to. But she's promised a comeback for all kinds of makeup looks, as well as her continued fashion advice, and other beauty knowledge!
Last but definately not the least is Ingrid aka MissGlamorazzi! She has the same skin type as me, so her buying advice works better for me, at least so far! And she's so cute and funny and upbeat, I just can't get enough of her! I love this girl!
Wow, they're all so different, but they definately make my list!
Hair Care Line
I've been bouncing around hair care lines for YEARS, since I just always have trouble. But one line seems to be cheap enough, easy enough to find, and has enough variety for me to keep coming back. And I've gotten some advice to stay with this product line:
I just can't stay away from this stuff! They've gone hypoallergenic, they have a professionals line, and they keep making must-have lists all over the web! I had to add them in!
Fashion Trend
This year was full of trends, from the peplum to the return of bold lips and eyes! But the one trend I love the most and will continue to rock for a long while is
Military! I just love this so much! I love hunter/olive/military green, it's my fav color ever, I like the look of a military jacket, and camo I've always been a fan off. Also always wanted some combat boots, which I now have for kinda cheap, thanks to this trend! I also got a camo jacket, which I'm gonna stud up and cover in patches honoring my father's military service in Vietnam from 1970-1973. Still don't have everything for it yet, but expect pics to come of me rocking that for a while!
Whoo! What a crazy year this has been! I helped publish a book, am getting close to finishing mine, become a fashionista, and have lots of plans for this coming year! I hope ya'll have a safe New Year's Eve, and don't drink and drive!
And I hope you have a great 2013!

Friday, December 28, 2012

My Week ~12/21 - 12/27~

Hey ya'll!!


I hope ya'll had a great week, what with Christmas, and New Years right around the corner!

I got plenty of pictures (partially because I forgot about four pics from last week, o.o')

While at the Mesa Temple last week, I rocked a new hair and makeup style! Not the most flattering pic...
I went for comfort and style! Though I forgot my jacket...o.o'
I also went to the movies with LA Knight, IK Scott, and LA's mom! I was going for simple chic!
Christmas Eve! I dressed up with my flattering pants, emerald sweater, and slippers! Angel decided that she couldn't leave me alone, not even for a picture! Silly woosle :)
I was spoiled by my bro and LA and her family! Three books I LOVE, a mixed CD, and $60 bucks for Target from my bro...
...which I spent on makeup!!! Of course! And Taylor Swift's Red, which I had to order online
I'm so grateful for my wonderful family and friends! I hope your Christmas was spent like mine was, lots of sitting and talking and just enjoying each other's company!
Have a great week, and Happy New Year! Don't hit the booze too much!

Friday, December 21, 2012

My Week in Photos ~12/15 - 12/21~

Hey guys!

So, the end of the world was "supposedly" gonna happen today.

Hah! Suckers. Yeah right, this world's never gonna end.

Anywho, onto my week in photos!
Saturday was my mommy's birthday! So we celebrated by going to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Very awesome! Best movie I've seen since the end of The Lord of the Rings. Seriously.
To keep warm, me and my sis had some hot chocolate and cookies while watching Ingrid missglamorazzi. She inspired the hot chocolate we made too!
Rocking some red nails for the season!
Finally got the tree done! Took all day, and I did it entirely by myself!
Hoping you guys have a Merry Christmas, and I'll see you after!

Friday, December 14, 2012

My Week in Photos ~12/7 - 12/13~

Hey ya'll!

I'm been good and taking pics! Expect some more for next week, cuz I got a busy schedule coming up, so be excited! I know I am!

Anywho, here's what I've been doing lately!

Started decorating for Christmas! I still don't have  the tree up, because that takes 2-3 people, and no one's been willing to help me. :(
Guess its cold since Mr. Grumpmiester is cuddling with my brother every night! :3
For Christmas for the cats, I handmade this kitty toy for them. They didn't like it at first, but have warmed up to it. :)
Best late night chilling combo ever! Seriously, you can't watch TMNT without pizza! I got my turtle power on! ^w^
I'm trying a new look, you like? I wish the wind didn't destroy my hair! :/ Anywho, I went for Ingrid's look. You can check her channel here:

Hashed out all my majek symbols! Check my latest chap to get a hint one what the rest look like!
So that's what I've been doing!
How are you decorating for Christmas? Trying new looks? Let me know!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

My Week(s) in Photos!

Sorry! Sorry! Sorry! I know, I'm not posting a lot, but both me and LA Knight have been sick. And I haven't done much that required photos...until this week.

Soo, here's what I've been up to that I can photograph!

Even the Grumpmister can be cute, once in a rare while! I loves Mighty anyway!
This is my I-wanna-be-cozy-and-yet-still-chic outfit! <3
You know that Camo jacket that I'm in love with? Went patch shopping with my daddy to spice it up and still honor my daddy's military service. He was in the navy in Vietnam from 1970-1973. Two tours.
You can check out my word to those in the military here:
Angel was super comfy during the LDS First Presidency Broadcast. First she was all over Daddy...
...then she wouldn' leave Mommy and Me alone! She is very loved! :3
I was getting my Pikachu on! (ignore the circle, I was just doodling)
I'm obsessed with this novel! This is the latest installment of the Sevenwaters Series, my favorite girl-power novels!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! All my gifts are in here...well, almost all of them. Still have a few in the works!
So how's you past few weeks been! I hope nobody's been too sick! XP
I hope you've been super cheap on your gifts and have taken the time to just chill!