Stories from the Week: Five Little Things

This week, I have five stories from my everyday life for you.

  • Last weekend I watched The Theory of Everything. I thought it was really good! I was really impressed by the acting and the cinematography. However, another wonderful aspect was Jane’s costumes. My favorite was Jane’s dress in the opening party scene (the four images at far right), but I also loved her everyday outfits, especially her turtleneck sweater/skirt combinations.

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  • On Tuesday I picked up my beloved Kat Von D Tattoo Liner (beloved because of its uniqueness in my collection and its cost, not because of how often I actually use it) and tried to use it. Nothing came out. I admit to freaking out a little bit — how did something I opened so rarely dry out? Was this an acceptable reason to return it to Sephora? Did eyeliners have a “dry-out” expiration date that I somehow missed? Then I realized I’d been storing it with the tip up, and after letting it sit for a bit with the tip facing down, it was as good as new.


  • This week I performed the monologue that I had selected last week. I was surprised by how much fun I had while performing it! It felt powerful, somehow. And my acting teacher complimented me on it, which also felt really good.
  • On my nails this week, I’ve been keeping it plain. After last week’s glitterbombs, I decided to tone it down this week by going nude. I used a coat of Sally Hansen Maximum Growth, then 1-2 coats of Revlon Sheer Pink, and completed it with a Sally Hansen quick-dry topcoat. Because I do love glitter, I kept Zoya Trixie topped with Wet n Wild Hallucinate from my previous manicure as an accent nail (which is why it’s starting to look a little ragged). I love how natural and well-kept this Revlon polish makes my nails look.


  • I attended a local fashion show last night, and it was a lot of fun! The friends I was going with, however, didn’t tell me they were dressing up, so I only dressed up a little bit. I wish they had told me, because I get so few opportunities to wear a bold lip, and smoky eye makeup, and heels.

Do you have any stories from this past week?

In the Moment: Five Happy Things

I don’t talk a lot about my personal life on this blog, but starting today, I’m going to change that a little bit. Here is my first “5 things” post!

  • A few weeks ago I ordered 6 Zoya nail polishes during their New Year’s promotion, which I’m incredibly excited about. After lots of struggling to be patient, on Monday, they finally shipped!!! The promotion included 3 exclusive mini polishes, and I’m very excited to see what they are.
  • In my acting class we had to choose a short monologue to learn, and I had great trouble picking just one! I finally settled on a speech by the Ninth Doctor, from the very first episode of his season: “The world is spinning…and I can feel it.” You can listen to it here.
  • Mini drugstore haul! I went with the intention of just getting a quick-dry topcoat, but when I saw the cuticle remover cream I couldn’t resist getting it to test out. And then Wet n Wild cosmetics were 40% off, and so I ended up grabbing two nail polishes and two eyeliners as well. The polishes are pretty wonderful (I’m wearing all of them now), and I’m excited to try out the brown and purple eyeliners over the weekend.


  • I went downhill skiing last weekend, and it was beautiful. I’d forgotten how much fun downhill was, since I usually go Nordic skiing.
  • I’ve been drinking a lot of tea (as always), and this week I finally broke into some Italian grocery store tea that I’ve been saving. It’s nothing too special on it’s own merits, but it makes me nostalgic for Florence.



So, that’s it for this week! What were the best parts of your week?