Thursday, May 03, 2018

How To: False Lashes


Take a look at how she applies false lashes.  The struggle is real sometimes!

Monday, February 05, 2018

She Walks in Beauty


She Walks In Beauty

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling place.

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent! 

Lord Byron


Thursday, January 05, 2017

Classic New England Clam Chowder

Chatham Pier Fish Market Classic New England Clam Chowder


Yield: 8 to 10 servings

    3 strips thick-cut bacon
    4 tablespoons unsalted butter
    1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
    1 rib celery, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
    1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
    2 bay leaves
    2 medium-size white potatoes, peeled and cut into ¼-inch cubes
    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    4 cups bottled clam juice, divided
    1 pound chopped fresh clam meat, with juices (see Note)
    Kosher salt to taste
    3 cups light cream
    1 teaspoon white pepper

Set a 4- to 6-quart pot over medium-low heat. Add the bacon and cook, turning occasionally, until crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the bacon, leaving the fat in the pot, and crumble into small pieces; set aside.

Add the butter, onion, celery, thyme, and bay leaves to the pot. Cook, stirring often, until onions are tender and translucent, 6 to 8 minutes.

Return the bacon to the pot and stir. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, while you prepare the potatoes.

In a 2- to 3-quart pot on high heat, boil the diced potatoes in salted water until tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Turning back to the onion/bacon mixture, increase the heat to medium-low.

Add the flour gradually, stirring continuously, until a thick paste forms. Stir and cook 5 minutes.

Increase the heat to medium and slowly add the bottled clam juice, 1 cup at a time, incorporating it into the mixture before adding more.

Increase the heat to medium-high and add the potatoes and clam meat with its juices. Keep stirring 5 minutes, until the clams are tender.

Add the cream slowly; then stir in the white pepper.

Discard the bay leaves before serving. Serve hot.

*Notes:
Many supermarkets carry frozen, chopped clam meat in 1-pound containers, which is fresher than canned and just as convenient. Simply defrost before using.


Source: newengland.com

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice








DIY Spot Makeup Brush Cleaner

DIY Spot Makeup Brush Cleaner


This brush cleaner recipe is used for in-between deep cleaning of brushes. Use this spray method after you are done using your brushes, for a quick cleaning to get them ready for the following day.
 
This spot brush cleaner method is best for eye shadow brushes, blush, powder brush, etc. not for brushes that you would use for foundation or concealer.

1-cup filtered water
1/4-cup witch hazel or rubbing alcohol
1-tablespoon conditioning shampoo or regular shampoo or dish soap
1/2-tablespoon leave in spray conditioner (optional)

Mix ingredients in a spray bottle.  To use, just spray on your brush and wipe back and forth on a face cloth or paper towel, spray again and do the same process until the brush is clean. The brush will dry quickly and will be ready for next use.

Another DIY (deep) brush cleaner to use on all brushes.  Mix two parts antibacterial dish soap (Dawn) to one part of extra virgin olive oil on a clean plate or bowl. This cleans and conditions brushes. Watch video below!


Sunday, December 04, 2016

Misty Fog

Misty Fog

 






Saliva – All Because of You


Saliva – All Because of You - I love this tune :)

Brimstone Sulfur (“Leviathan Cross”)

Brimstone Sulfur “Leviathan Cross”) 



I was looking at symbols and came across this cool symbol. I love that it has both the infinity symbol and double cross on it.
Here is the meaning of this symbol:

Brimstone Sulfur (“Leviathan Cross”) – A symbol for the alchemical element Sulfur
which is spiritually analogous to the human soul. Alchemically, sulfur has the qualities of masculine, hot and dry. Combined with Mercury (feminine, cool and moist), the pair were considered the parents of all metals. Alchemical drawings often portray Sulfur as the sun.
The symbol of sulfur is often used as an identifying symbol by Satanists, due to sulphur’s historical asociation with the devil.
It really has nothing to do with Satan, just people wanting a cool symbol and since it is not your typical cross and many don’t know what the symbol actually stands for, they use it.


Another symbol that I love is the Fire Element symbol (because it’s my element as a Sagittarius) and being a pyramid triangle shape it’s mystical.

Fire (Elemental Fire, “Blade”)
The upward pointing triangle is the alchemical symbol for fire. One of the four classical elements, fire has the properties of heat and dryness, and symbolizes the “fiery” emotions- love, hate, passion, compassion, empathy, anger, etc., as well as spiritual aspiration- those actions of intent which bring us closer to the divine. Fire is represented in numerous cultures as the triangle, symbolizing a rising force. The symbolism of the upward-pointing triangle symbolizes rising energy. The element is sometimes represented by a sword or knife; when paired with the chalice of water, it is referred to as the blade. In Paracelsian alchemical tradition, the elemental spirits of fire are salamanders. The fire symbol is derived from the medieval magical Seal of Solomon. Zodiac signs ruled by the element of fire are: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.

London After Midnight Sacrifice

 

London After Midnight Sacrifice

Here we go again
We’ve taken it to the end,
With every waking moment
We face this silent torment.
I’d sacrifice,
Sacrifice myself to you,
Right here tonight
Because you know that I love you.
Sacrifice,
I’d sacrifice myself to you,
Here tonight,
Because you know that I love you.
Darkness is all I want to see-
I could never put in to words,
What it is you mean to me…
I’d sacrifice,
I’d sacrifice myself to you,
Right here tonight
Because you know that I love you.
Sacrifice,
I’d sacrifice myself to you,
Here tonight,
Because you know that I love you.
Love you,
Love you…
The candle’s burning low-
At the window to my soul…
The reaper’s at my door now-
And he’s come to take me home…
I’d sacrifice,
I’d sacrifice myself to you-
Right here tonight,
‘Cause you know that I love you.
Sacrifice,
I’d sacrifice myself to you,
Here tonight,
Because you know that I love you…
I’d sacrifice,
I’d sacrifice,
I’d sacrifice,
Sacrifice…
Sacrifice-
Myself to you,
Right here tonight,
‘Cause you know that I love you.
I’d sacrifice,
I’d sacrifice,
I’d sacrifice,
I’d sacrifice…
I’d sacrifice,
Sacrifice myself to you,
Right here tonight
Because you know that I love you.