list of 25 things to do before i turn 26 is to try wearing red lipstick out. so, i went on the search to find some red lipstick. a friend sells mary kay & after much bugging, i finally had a house party. i got about $30 credit to spend on any product i wanted, so i was a happy gal. i picked out two shades of lipstick, one of them being "red". once it came in the mail, i was excited & also nervous to try it out. i took it with me on one of my mini trips to stay with miguel for a few days, determined to give it a go. so, one night as we were gussying up for the night, i decided to experiment! here is before:
i rather liked how it turned out, but was still a bit nervous to wear it out. so when we were in the car, barely making it down his block, i said, "i can't do it!" & wiped it off...haha. since then, i have worn my red lipstick out, as well as some other shades of red & rather love the spunkiness i feel when i wear it : )
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
i know this post is quite overdue, as my birthday was over a month & a half ago. but here they are! photos from the party i through myself. i designed four photobooth backgrounds, gathered three fuji instax cameras together, & filled three vintage suitcases together with props. to eat was a spread of cheese & fruit. i thought it turned out lovely : ) to see instagram photos, look up #linas25th
miguel was my chef in the kitchen for the evening & made these caprese bites perfectly.
Friday, November 30, 2012
2. make a zine
3. cook a new dish (almost) once a week
4. lose 20 pounds (8.6 so far)
5. develop etsy shop
8. bake bread
9. develop 120 film from diana
10. see cameron's accident site
13. donate ?% of a paycheck to an organization/charity
15. learn to play tennis
18. be an extra in a film, tv show, etc.
19. work on relearning spanish
21. bike a total of 100 miles (52.7 miles so far)
22. sell my zine at a zine fair or to a distro
nikon d33200. i love my new camera! i had a nice birthday. miguel & i spent the day in the city, just shopping away. i wasn't feeling to good that day, but we made the most of it : ) we then met up with my parents & uncle for dinner at the old spaghetti factory. it was quite delicious! after dinner miguel & i curled up in my bed & watched the young victoria. i love that movie.
i know that many of you are stressing about now with looming projects & finals soon, so good luck!
(anyone know how to widen this column? it's cutting off the right side of my photos :/)
Saturday, November 10, 2012
i just came back from a three day visit at miguel's. it was a well deserved visit as the last time i took the train to see him was three weeks ago. he is growing vegetables & fruit in his backyard garden (left over from the previous house tenants). i told him to go pick some tomatoes for the omelets i was making for breakfast & he came back with not only tomatoes, but carrots & squash too!
refried black beans with garlic & spanish rice.
miguel came to visit me a week ago & we went to one of my favorite places in the city i live in - an island, stuck in the 1940s. i love the big houses & beautiful trees. we had a picnic in the gazebo & just had a nice, relaxing afternoon. i loved it.
cloud atlas. i was actually full-on crying at the end. it was an emotional movie! have you seen it?? i'm amazed at how well the actors & the make-up artists did.
anyways, i took miguel out to one of our favorite breakfast places. it has THE most delicious french toast. i don't usually like to eat sweet things in the morning, but these are amazing.