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TBT#1

31 Jul

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Throw baaaack.

So my grandma got out aallll the old photo albums today, and I took some photos of the photos (photoception) that I’ll post over time.

This is of my aunt who is 18 years older than I am, and with whom I am currently living. It’s so fun to find pictures of us when I was little because I don’t remember seeing her very often – she was in college in Virginia and I was living in Minnesota.

It’s been so wonderful to get to know her and her family over the few years that I’ve been out here for school and I’m so grateful for the time I’ve had with them.

xoxo
Alissa

PS. I totally still cheese out like that.

I’ve Been Tagged: Would-You-Rather Beauty Edition

26 Jul

My good friend Jarkie of the wonderful Today Commai blog has tagged me to play would you rather. As I usually play this with five to ten year olds, I am excited that people my age have made up their own version. For the record, though, I would rather be able to breathe under water.

1. Would you rather lose all your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks and lip glosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?

You could have just left it at mascara and eyeliners. Eyeshadows are seriously interchangeable for me, but once I’ve found a good mascara/eyeliner it is irreplaceable. Sadly, I’ve lost all of these things multiple times. Makeup is an expensive habit.

2. Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?

I’ve chopped all my hair off before (may evidence of this never grace the web, amen) so I suppose I’d do that again. Split ends drive me crazy so not being able to cut it again would be a disaster.

3. Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?

Coral. I’m all about the coral. What a silly question, though. I’m going to make up a better one.

3. Would you rather be omniscient or omnipotent?

There are some things I just don’t want to know, so omnipotent would be cool.

4. If you had £1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?

Clothes. Hands down. No question. I can get my makeup at CVS.

5. Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner or eyeliner as lipstick?

This is a terrible question. Neither. I refuse to answer this. I suppose I just did. Ugh.

6. Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?

Sephora! All about the variety and they have more than just makeup.

7. Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?

Lip color! I rarely wear lipstick so if I found a good one I’d be solid for lyfeeeee.

8. Would you rather wear winter clothes in the summer or summer clothes in winter?

Summer clothes in the winter – did this anyways in high school because I was too cool to put a jacket on. (Welcome to Minnesota. No, I am not cold in my miniskirt and flippy floppies. Yes, I do realize it’s -10 out. I am 17 years old and obviously too cool for long pants.)

9. Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

Bright! I loooove bright colors.

10. Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?

Lip. Which is chapstick. Which I suppose would be hard but I’d make due. (Make do?)

11. Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?

Bun. Ponytails get all up in my face. Is this interesting to people? Did you really want to know this about me?

12. Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lip gloss?

Lip gloss.

13. Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or Sharpie them in everyday?

No.

14. Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?

Nail polish. What if we pronounced Nail Polish like “Nail Pole-ish“? Like a Polish person? Deep thoughts.

Thank you for the tag, Jarkie! You know I’m procrastinating anyways so I appreciate the love ❤

15 Minute Post

26 Jul

Alright.

I guess it’s time for me to actually update this monster. This is what happens every time I make a blog – I update it like, once, and then feel guilty about never updating it again…except now I’m updating. Does anyone else feel sort of weird while blogging about themselves? Like, am I just talking to myself? Am I supposed to be writing for an audience? But isn’t that a bit narcissistic? Am I thinking about this too much?

The reason I’m doing this is because it is currently 7:24am and I have already checked off half of my “to do” list for the day. I can’t sleep, so I might as well blog. 7:25am.

I leave for Japan next Saturday and I can’t stop thinking about how much I have left to do. Mainly, sell my car because that is going to be what actually funds my first month or so over there, but that’s not something I can exactly just…do. Which stresses me out, and then I get anxious, and then I can’t sleep, and then I blog. Apparently. 7:27am. 7:28am.

I think I’m doing pretty well with my packing. I’m bringing two suitcases and a carry-on, but that’s only because of the weight limits allowed per bag and because I think I’ll be flying from Tokyo to Kyushu. So there’s that. Is this as boring as it sounds? Probably. 7:30am.

I made 50 mini gift bags to give to people I meet and I am quite proud of them. I was going to make 100 but I ran out of candy and 50 seems like a good number. I also bought two books about Minnesota, although one turned out to be super weird and had pictures of high school girls putting on makeup to go to the local Dairy Queen so that one is probably going to just hang out here in storage. 7:32am.

I’m packing my red high heels. There is no reason for this except this is how I tend to pack. I haven’t received my yakkan shomei yet and I’m starting to get nervous. Also, I paid like, $80 to get my fingerprints done super fast but the JET Office hasn’t received them yet so now I’m nervous. Maybe I’ll call them today. 7:35am. Also I should mention that my parents reimbursed me for the fingerprinting so I shouldn’t sound quite so haughty about it. Also I know haughty isn’t quite the right word but it’s 7:37am so cut me some slack.

There was something else I was going to mention on here but I completely forgot what it was so I will be signing off longest sentence everrrr run onnnnnnsssssssss grammarrrrrrrr.

xoxo
Alissa
(7:39am)

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That One Time My Hair Was Way Too Dark

10 May

That One Time My Hair Was Way Too Dark

When Life Dyes Your Hair Black, Rock That Shit.

Or try to lighten it by having it redone, soaking it in lemon juice, putting highlights in, box-dying it because the highlights were too much, and then rock that shit. #thelifeandtimesofmyhair

First Post

27 Apr

Hello.

If you’re reading this you have somehow stumbled upon my blog. Right now it’s not very interesting, as I’m finishing up finals and easily get distracted. Hopefully in the future this will be something you want to read.

My plan for this blog is to:

  • Chronicle my post-grad life (I’m cringing just typing that out cos really, Girls has already shown us all how cringe-worthy post-grad life can be, and that’s fictional. Ish. Fictional-ish.)
  • Provide insight to life as a JET Program participant
  • I’m just going to warn you right now, I’m probably going to put quotes I like up here at some point
  • Also probably buzzfeeds I like too.
  • That’s about as far as I’ve planned.

If none of these things sound appealing then go! Quick! Leave before you’re sucked in and continue reading even though it’s all just blahh. Unless you’re my 21-year old dear little brother in which case this is required reading because you don’t pay enough attention to me and as your older sister I am demanding attention, thank you very much.

Sincerely,
Lissa