I did actually go to Ulta and Target the other day! Yay me!! I got a few different concealers to try out, most of them are “drugstore brand” concealers, mostly just because I wanted to try the less expensive varieties and see how they worked before I spent a ton of money and invest in a premium concealer. Also, because I tested out a few of the higher end ones (which is one reason why I love Ulta; they have testers of almost everything) and some of them were so thick. I was just testing the feel of them on the back of my hand and some of them felt so heavy and the last thing my oily skin needs is a heavy/weighty concealer. I did grab one higher end one, which wasn’t that expensive because I liked that it didn’t feel super heavy.
Okay, probably not really, BUT….I am trying to up my game a little…kinda sorta…..
Let me just say, first and foremost, I am very much a minimalist when it comes to makeup. I’m pretty “functional”, I guess when it comes to wearing makeup, I’m not super adventurous or anything like that. In fact the majority of my “makeup collection” fits into this makeup bag, right here:
*All the foods. I want them. I started to feel mostly better around Tuesday but it wasn’t until like later in the day on Thursday when I could eat “normally”. Meaning, I could eat without feeling bloated or unbelievably full afterwards.
*Devon is cooking this weekend and he asked me if I had any special requests for dinner and for once I actually said “we don’t need a pasta kind of night”. I PROMISE I’m not sick anymore. But, because pasta and rice are essentially all I’ve been able to stomach when I could get food down for almost a week, I felt something heartier was more appropriate. So, tonight he’s making steak tips (granted they’re over rice, but all of the steak sauce and peppers soaks into the rice and makes it amazingly delicious). Tomorrow night are my favorite BBQ ribs. I am so excited.
*Yesterday….OMG YESTERDAY, I had the best lunch EVER! I work with a really good friend of mine (seriously, we’ve been friends for several years, long before she started at my school; I call her the female version of Devon) and she “forced” me to go out and get lunch with her at this food truck that she loves that just happened to be parked at the hospital across the street from us. As soon as we got there my eyes were glued to their sign for crab tacos (so of course I got them). You guys….look at these things (with an extremely un-staged picture because the urge to devour these was strong)
They were so good! We’re in MD, so obviously it was jumbo lump fresh crab meat, cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, and this spicy aioli, which sort of lit my mouth on fire but it was so good that I kind of didn’t care. If you live anywhere near the Baltimore area, you need to go “like” the Gypsy Queen Cafe Food Truck on Facebook so you can go find them. They actually have two trucks and appear to be opening a restaurant soon, too. You won’t regret it.
*I have this weird thing when I get stomach viruses or sick to my stomach in some way (luckily it doesn’t happen that often) that I start craving the most random things. You’d think food woould be the last thing on my mind, but I always seem to start thinking about one thing I either haven’t had in a really long time or some restaurant, and the craving just stays until I finally do something about it. This time, I am craving Taco Bell like a mad woman. I was kind of hoping that I was just jonesing for Mexican food and that the tacos yesterday would clear that up; but it’s clearly Taco Bell that I want, not just tacos. I haven’t had Taco Bell in YEARS. I ate it all the time in college (having one on campus and it being allowed in my meal plan made it pretty easy) but eventually just got tired of it, so it’s been a long time since I’ve had it. But, I’m pretty sure I won’t be happy until I have a chicken quesadilla from Taco Bell sometime soon. We have all half days next week for midterms so I foresee a lunchtime Taco Bell run happening. And then, knowing me, it’ll be another several years before I eat it again.
*So, yeah, I’m pretty much on an eat-all-the-foods (but trying to do it in moderation) thing right now. After almost two weeks of barely eating anything, I just want to enjoy the fact that I can eat again without feeling sick. I am eating healthy things, though, too because I’m trying to get my immune system back up to full strength. So, I got some bananas, probiotic yogurt, and oranges at Wegman’s yesterday. All of this other nastiness neeeds to pass me. Two weeks of this was enough.
Have a healthy and safe weekend!!
Devon and I are really fighting with the idea of having engagement pictures done. Neither of us like having our picture taken; we actually both rather despise it, so we really think we might not do them.
We said this to a couple of friends of ours and they were like, “no you have to! You need the pictures for Save The Dates and announcements and invitations” and all this other stuff. And Devon and I are both pretty much just:
Engagement photos are a relatively new thing; like our parents didn’t do them, people who got married before like 2005 didn’t do them and they managed to send out things without pictures or with pictures they already have and like, so why can’t we do that.
I mentioned it to another friend and she’s like, “well I see your point but it is a nice time to get accustomed to your photographer and actually see their work before your wedding”. And of course, that makes sense to me.
AND IT MADE ME QUESTION EVERYTHING!
It totally makes sense to do a “dry run” before the wedding….but….I still really don’t care about having actual engagement photos done.
Give me some of your experiences. Did you do engagement photos? Did you not? Did you regret not doing them if you opted out?
*Apparently there are several different strains of stomach bugs going around. I don’t have the one Devon did, but I do have one of them. This one doesn’t come with vomiting (which is lucky for me) it does however come with random bouts of intense nausea where you do feel like you’re going to throw your life up. But you don’t. But along with that is also intense stomach rumbling, lack of appetite and some other…fun things…that we don’t need to talk about. This has basically been my life since Monday. Wednesday, before I realized that this is a stomach bug, I thought I was better and in fact I was ravenous, so I actually ate the first full meal at dinner that I’d consumed since Monday. By Thursday morning that was a huge mistake. In the time between Thursday morning and this morning, the only thing I was able to consume was one sleeve of saltines, water, and ginger ale. And yes, that says one sleeve of saltines. That’s all I had for two days.
*I’ve actually had a few saltines and half of a dry bagel today. I haven’t had intense nausea since Thursday, only a little last night and it wasn’t that bad. Still have most other things though. Stomach rumbles are really not comfortable.
*Af fiend of mine told me she had this and it lasted a good two weeks. Another friend of mine works with someone who is also currently in the throws of it and has been suffering for a few days longer than me. So I’m sitting at almost a week (because looking back, I think this may have been starting to work on me Sunday), I’m hoping that maybe I’m getting to the recovery end of this now. Not that optimistic, but a little hopeful.
*Worst part, I don’t feel sick. There’s no fever, no aches, no signs of flu or anything; there’s none of that with this. So, at first, I thought I just ate something that didn’t agree with me. But when even stomach meds don’t help (and I think it might have actually made it worse for a minute), it’s something that just needs to work itself out.
*Devon currently has a tickle in his throat and the sniffles. So he’s been knocking cold medicine back all day. Can we not spend all of winter just going back and forth with one of us sick? That would be nice, it’s really all I ask for. Either that or we just need to move and start all over with no germs.
*On the plus side, he finally finished Final Fantasy 15 this morning, so I don’t have to deal with it anymore. YAY!
*I have so much food I want when I can eat again. I actually have a list. It’s kind of sad but food is life.
*I think I’m going to try some plain white rice now. Doesn’t that sound exciting? All about the party train in this house tonight!