Friday, March 31, 2017

March 31st

So this girl right here didn't sleep well last night and work was a bit of a long day, plus the drive home was in rush hour...so I was kind of exhausted when I got home. And this is the story of why I napped all evening, and just kept hitting snooze of my blog alarm because even 10:00 PM seemed like an unreasonable tie to get up. I think I actually got up around 10:45. So good luck sleeping tonight, me. Oh well, it's the weekend and I don't work in the morning so I can just...do whatever. Buy some juice boxes. Hi-C Orange Lavaburst, please.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

March 30th

Welcome friends! Today I have a fragrance review for you, a scent that I was able to try a little early thanks to LuckyScent. Presenting...You or Someone Like You by Etat Libre d'Orange.



Since Fragrantica doesn't have notes listed for this, I decided to scour the internet in hopes of finding some answers. The official ELDO page for YOSLY contains the quote, "The raw materials are completely irrelevant. The work is the work. If you need to know what it’s made of, don’t wear it; 'You' is not for you." Now, I find this both pretentious and difficult. I get it, it's art, that's ELDO's thing. But wanting to know the notes means it's not for you? Give me a break. However, I was able to find a few notes, for those who are curious.
Specifically mentioned notes are mint and rose, and there was mention of garden herbs and grasses but nothing specific.

So, on to the actual review. I was very excited when I first put this on, as like another reviewer mentioned, it is definitely like a mojito. Upon initial application - and before I had looked up any notes - I tried to discern what I was smelling. Mint was the first thing I noticed. Cool and fresh, yet very earthy. I smelled other herbs too, perhaps something like basil or even rosemary. They were fleeting though, and just sort of morphed into a nondescript "green" smell, again very earthy. Some sort of citrus, like lime or bergamot. And that was the opening. Not too bad. It was well and truly unisex as well.

As the first hour of wear time progressed, I felt like this scent was getting much more green and earthy. The citrus was still somewhere in the background, but all of the other notes had turned into a proper herb garden. Grass, dirt, and the warmth of the earth. I could detect something floral, which I presume to be the rose. (Though there may be other flowers at work here.) What caught me off guard, though, was a gradual descent into a very synthetic scent. The official description says this contains "synthetic and natural beauty" as it is supposed to be evocative of Los Angeles, and my goodness, I couldn't agree more. To me, it smelled like Iso E Super, which I very much dislike. However, with so many "new" synthetic notes at play these days, it could be something else. Regardless, I was unimpressed with this turn of events.

To wrap things up, I'll just say a few things. Firstly, this is a true ELDO scent in the way that it is meant to be experienced, not just smelled. ELDO scents tell a story, take you somewhere, and make you think. That doesn't always mean they smell good, but it does make them interesting. While I personally did not like the end result of YOSLY, I do think it stays incredible true to its story and description. (I recommend visiting the website to give the full description a read.) So while I do not like this, I can say that I at least appreciate the thought that went into it. Is it worth trying? Absolutely! I think this is a scent that could truly work as a unisex scent, and I also think the right person could pull this off marvelously.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March 29th

Here is a tip for you, my friends: Do not get so distracted my going through your entire music library that you stay up all night. You will really fuck up your sleep schedule and then you'll be tired and not ready to work the next morning. Remind me how I'm supposed to get up early tomorrow?

I had a good day, at least! The weather is really pleasant here right now. I'm really craving dessert though and I have no idea what to eat!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March 28th

Happy 30th anniversary, Disney Store! I'm celebrating by buying tsum tsums. What else would I be doing?

Goals: Find a cute and easy way to display all of my tsum tsums, because I have...a lot of them now.

Monday, March 27, 2017

March 27th

Hello friends! I just had a relaxing day today. Some grocery shopping, some Pokémon Go...and a nice nap. Work tomorrow! And I gotta send out some mail!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

March 26th

Man, I was super excited to go to the work party tonight and then the weather got real scary, like tornado warnings and storms and whatnot, so I stayed home. I actually spent time getting ready and everything! I shaved! I put on makeup! I looked cute, dammit!

Now I'm out of milk and I dunno what to do about that. Hard to get groceries when you can't leave the damn house. All I did today was get gas. Maybe tomorrow I'll go on an adventure!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 25th

Today was so fun, but I kinda fell asleep after dinner and I'm still in bed, blogging from my phone...so ill have to do a proper entry tomorrow because I'm worried I might fall back asleep and miss blogging! That's no bueno. I can't wait to tell you all about some good old fashioned Harry Potter magic though.

Friday, March 24, 2017

March 24th

So...are my tax returns here yet?

I've got a pretty big weekend ahead! I'm going to see a Harry Potter movie-concert-event tomorrow, and then I have a work party on Sunday! Lots of occasions to dress up and feel fancy, I love it. Today was spent relaxing, playing Two Dots for the first time in months, and enjoying some pizza. The weather is also incredible, so that's been super lovely too!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

March 23rd

Sometimes you have a long day at work and then there's a horrible accident on your route home and it takes you over two hours to make a 25 minute drive. Yeah...that was fun. Totally enjoyed that. And I even decided to do my taxes tonight because I'm just a fun machine over here. Now I'm tired as hell, hungry, and I just want to relax for like 12 hours straight.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 22nd

I did so much laundry today! (And I still have so much more to do...too many clothes.) It's so hard to blog with a crazy cat all up in your business. He's so needy right now! He's trying to type for me!

I need to get up early and take a long shower tomorrow. Nobody let me sleep in, okay? Gotta be productive!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March 21st

Bit of a long work day today, so I'm pretty stoked to sleep in tomorrow. Finally! I'm a bit sleepy but I'm also hungry so I don't know what I'm doing. I do know that I love Tsum Tsums, Sephora, and cosplay wigs. AKA my mail today. Hell yeah.

Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20th

Tomorrow is Tsum Tsum Tuesday! My favorite day of the week! After payday of course. Haha.

I have such a busy week, and a busy weekend too! So much to do! Gotta do it all!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

March 19th

I just got back from seeing Beauty and the Beast, and I really enjoyed it! (Don't worry, no spoilers here!) Unfortunately my nearby theatre was only showing it in 3D so I have a little bit of a headache/sore eyes thing going on. (I also just don't like seeing 3D movies most of the time...I prefer 2D. Unless it's Avatar.) Everyone in the theatre was respectful though so aside from the eye strain, no complaints about the experience. The movie was good too, thank goodness! I don't think it's "better" than the original, but I do enjoy how it elaborates on some things that the original did not. The new movie is about two hours and ten minutes long, so there was certainly time to add in more details. There are also a few new songs, most of which are quite short. The Beast does get a song - not the same song he got in the Broadway rendition - which I really enjoyed. Overall the casting was done really well. I think Gaston and Le Fou were excellent together, and I really enjoyed Kill the Beast. (It was actually probably my favorite song, oddly enough.) I think most of the tweaks were good, and even the more drastic changes (like the incorporation of a new character and some backstory) were well-done. The CGI was great and I think the costuming ought to win an award, seriously. It added so much depth. I'm not sure that I'll go see it again, but I did like it. If you like the original animated movie, I think it's worth your time to see this one.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 18th

Happy weekend! I got to see lots of friends today, and I even got to hold a bunny and hamsters and ferrets! Such a day! Now Brad and I are just chilling. Today has been chill and I like it.

Perfume review coming soon! Get excited!

Friday, March 17, 2017

March 17th

I might go see some chazleys tomorrow! And goddamn do I need to see Beauty and the Beast. And that's all I know!

John and Hannah are visiting tomorrow, yay!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

March 16th

My weekend starts tomorrow, hooray! Gonna relax and also do chores and hang out with friends! Also, my tsum tsum subscription crate shipped and I'm ecstatic! I love my tsum tsum collection. Thanks, Disney!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 15th

Oh my god you guys, my hair looks so much better! There still a tiny bit of discoloration near the roots but it's so much less noticeable and I actually feel like I can go out and pubic and not feel like shit about my hair. I'm still super salty about the color that was applied to my roots back in...November, I think? the help with grow out but has basically been a brassy mess ever since. Luckily it's getting better each time I go in. I also got a deep conditioning treatment so my hair feels so super soft right now, it's awesome. Unfortunately my skin is freaking out a bit right now, otherwise I'd be super confident and shit. But I have a freaky zit on my cheek! Why!

Tomorrow is a long shift at work, and an early one as well, but I really want a smoothie so it'll all work out in the end. Plus tomorrow is payday, so I can have the smoothie guilt-free!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March 14th

I went and goofed up my sleep schedule and didn't get nearly as much done today as I wanted to and I'm super frustrated. I'm just having an off night in general, really. And I haven't been able to put my contacts in all day because my eye was really irritated earlier and felt like there was something in it or like I had scratched it. Hopefully that'll be fixed by tomorrow because I have a hair appointment and need to wear my contacts so they can like...see how I normally look.

I'm not even that tired, I just don't feel like doing much of anything right now.

Monday, March 13, 2017

March 13th

I see y'all nosy shits stopped reading when you realized I wasn't going to be gossipy or dramatic about the breakup. I've learned a few things in my seven years of blogging, one of which is that people like to find and distribute gossipy posts. So I keep things private sometimes. I'm allowed to do that.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 12th

Busy work day means a sleepy Kate! And DST didn't help either. I think I went to bed at like 4:00 AM...whoops. Brad and I were up talking though, so it was okay. Talking is good. Even if maybe your eyes leak a little.

Time for kitty snuggles now!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

March 11th

Ahh, Daylight Savings Time! I don't want to lose an hour of sleep! I really like sleep! I gotta work tomorrow, too. Hopefully it's a calm day!

Friday, March 10, 2017

March 10th

Traffic on the blog has basically doubled since I posted about my breakup. Where are y'all sharing this shit? Do I need to investigate?

Tomorrow is a cleaning day. Also probably a sleeping in day because I took a serious nap earlier and may find myself unable to sleep through the night.

Cas would like to say hello to all of you!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

March 9th

I think I ate too much for dinner. That combined with being stressed out is making me feel really full and gross. Perhaps some Tums will do the trick.

I have tomorrow and Saturday off and I kinda wanna binge watch something, but I'm not sure what. Any ideas?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March 8th

Things feel different yet so many things are the same. Some things almost feel too normal, too easy. It's just a weird sense of things being off. But things are going to be okay.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

March 7th

What do I even say? How do I say it? I've been emotionally drained, numb, sad, and anxious all day. We broke up. I don't even have the words for it. I just feel lonely right now.

Monday, March 6, 2017

March 6th

Currently trying to blog with a cat on top of one of my arms as well as part of the keyboard. He's such a goofy man and I love him.

Hair appointment tomorrow, woo!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

March 5th

Early blogging today, since I don't know how late I'll be at work! I'm really more in the mood to like, drink a smoothie than do inventory, but oh well. I need to get dinner, too!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

March 4th

Such a late work day! And tomorrow is going to be even later because we're doing inventory! So, I'm sleepy. And I'm gonna eat some Arby's. It's that kind of a night.

Friday, March 3, 2017

March 3rd

No Cleveland for this girl. Instead, anxiety and sleep. Not what I wanted, but staying home was probably for the best. I'm really hungry now though...not sure what to do about that.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March 2nd

Brad and I are going to Cleveland tomorrow! I've never been to Cleveland before! We're going to see some friends as well as see a show called Brain Candy.

I am currently chilly and kinda peckish! I just want to hug Cas a lot.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March 1st

Happy March, my friends! I've been watching so much figure skating, whoops. I just finished the pairs' short program, but I wanna watch the free skate tonight as well! But I gotta sleep! Begone my sinus headache troubles!

It's chilly here! And so very rainy!