Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I Already Know

So I'm taking one class during the summer session: Chemistry 151, which is the first in the 4 class chemistry set that I need in order to apply to medical school. I took Honors Chem and AP Chem in high school and this class it's RIDICIOUSLY easy (I think it's because I still have all that information from years ago stored in my brain for some reason, so I never have to study. Thank you, brain.). But I'm really starting to appreciate BYU for how challenging it was....wow, how I miss being challenged.

Anyways, the professor--Dr. Seung-Joo Lee--is a cute Korean woman (whose mannerisms, speech, and facial expressions have hints of Sun from LOST. I know... I'm obsessed). Well today was another boring, remedial lecture over the gas law equations and I was talking with my friend when suddenly she stopped class and yelled:

"Can you be quiet even though you already know?!"

Hahaha, yes professor, I do already know.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

I'm a Makeup Whore

It's not secret that I love make-up. I go through phases though: from totally decked out in crazy eyeshadow colors (ranging from my current favorite--orange--to green to blue) to completely minimal and natural. My passion for makeup has obviously gotten out because because I'm always being asked to do people's makeup for certain events. Since April, I've done makeup for 3 engagements and 2 weddings. I love doing it so if you need makeup done, email me and we'll talk.

Anyways, here are a few makeup products I'm crazy about right now:

1. Bad Gal Mascara by Benefit Cosmetics
This new big name in cosmetics comes all the way from the fabulous city of San Fransisco. I get big beautiful, voluminous lashes with just one coat--a few people have even asked if I'm wearing falsies when I use this. Everyone knows that Diorshow is the queen of all mascaras in the industry, but Bad Gal comes pretty darn close and it's a little bit cheaper.

2. NARS Blush
NARS is my new favorite brand because it has AWESOME pigmentation. Their blushes are gorgeous and can be applied light or quite heavy for a dramatic look. All their blushes have subtle pink undertones which highlights cheeks and complexion. Above is my newest purchase--in the color Desire--which I'm in love with. I feel like Barbie when I wear it.

3. White Eyeliner by M.A.C.
This is a beauty trick I learned a few years ago during the one week in my life that I ever watched the Tyra Banks Show. Use the white eyeliner pencil in your waterline when you're tired or lazy (in the link above, click to 4:00 to see how to apply). It's a trick straight from the runway and it REALLY makes your eyes big and pop like a babydoll. I bought the color "Fascinating" years ago when it was the waterproof formula and it's AWESOME because it lasts ALL DAY LONG. And I ALWAYS get compliments about how good I look whenever I use this little baby.

Friday, June 20, 2008

My Week in Doodle Form

I recently got a job as a part-time teller (or "Member Service Consultant") and had work training this whole entire week. It's from 9-5:30, but lucky (sort of) for me, I have class from 7:30-12:40 Monday-Thursday; so I don't be at training until 1. Which is good because the material is SO mundane and boring: it takes them 4 hours to cover material that they could easily get done in an hour. Since I'm not an idiot and I ALREADY know how to "turn on my computer," I pass the time by doing what else? Doodling.

It kind of sucks because I keep forgetting to bring a pencil, so I have to draw everything in pen (the other alternative is actually paying attention). So, I suck it up and draw in pen. Pen is hard because you can't erase, fix mistakes, change a pose, etc. But it's been good for me because I'm forced to draw "well" the first time around.

Anyways, here is my week in doodle form.
So if the bank was to have a new employee training greeter, this is what she would look like--sequin dress and all.
Ugh, look what pen does! Originally, she started out with her back facing the viewer, but then I decided to change it to her front. So I magically transformed her back into saggy boobs. But I still think she looks a bit wonky. She looks ok from the waist up, but the waist down looks like her booty is facing us...oh well.
I tried to draw Giselle from Enchanted from memory....FAIL.
I honestly don't know where this came from. I guess I was channeling Kuzco from The Emperor's New Groove at the time.
This one's my favorite. Girly-girl Diva's are the best.

Friday, June 6, 2008

The Law of Borrowing

It's an unwritten rule that when you borrow something from someone, you return it in the form it was given to you. This applies to clothing, cars, food, etc. It's just common sense. I borrow two jumbo eggs from you, you return two jumbo eggs to me. That's just the way it goes.

Well, my friend borrowed an unopened bag of Toll House chocolate chips from me so that she could make some sort of chocolately goodies. "I'm desperate because my lame guy friend is coming over and I want to impress him!" she said. Ok, so didn't say that...but I got that vibe. I didn't mind because she was going to "pay me back." Well she did...with store brand chocolate chips! Another unwritten rule is that when you borrow something from someone that is a usable resource (I'm talking food ingredients here), you return it in a form that that is of equal or greater value. Not lesser. I know it's just chocolate chips--and call me a brat--but I was a bit ticked. I bought those chocolate chips specifically for the taste/brand/so that I looked cool scanning them at the checkout line/whatever and paid a hefty price premium for them too (we're talking like 60 cents more here)! Outrage.

It's comparable to if you borrow my Jimmy Choo pumps and then return back a pair of Payless knock offs. Whether it's high-fashion heels or chocolate chips, it equals unacceptable.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Pinky, Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking?

So I'm taking a page out of Alex's blog and posting what I did in my Photoshop/Illustrator class last night. Alex actually followed the instructions to a T and hers looked exactly like the instructors (that's why she's a good pupil), but I was bored by the geriatrically slow pace and took some creative leeway with mine. My inspiration was South Park meets Hallmark card--well, minus the mindless violence, swearing, and unnecessary poop jokes...Sadly, we--Chelsea, Alex, and myself--all thought the same thing and dropped the class. Reason why are listed below:

1. Time: Monday and Wednesday's from 7-10....p.m.
2. Place: at MCC. It's 15 minutes away which equals 324102374 gallons of gas each way.
3. Teacher: he semi-looked like Sayid from LOST (and a classmate also looked like Faraday). Therefore, I couldn't focus because I was thinking about LOST the whole time.
4. Students: filled with IDIOTS who've never used computers before. I think I heard, "You're going too fast," "What did you just do!?" and the ever popular "I've NEVER USED A MAC BEFORE!" about 200 times during the class. I felt like saying, "I'm sorry, but the remedial class for all you dunderheads-who've-been-living-your-caves-for-the-past-two-decades is next door."
5. We could have gone through how to create the "angry bear" in about an hour, not 3.
6. We had to come back on Wednesday so that we could do the exact same thing that we did on Monday, this time for credit. Um, professor, haven't you ever heard of HOMEWORK?
7. I missed return of The Mole. :(

Conclusion: Not worth our time and money. Although, I did email this bear to my mom to which she replied, "Very Good, Honey!" So for the praise and recognition from mom, maybe it was worth it...