Friday Update

Here’s what’s been going on in my neck of the woods:

1.  I said I wasn’t doing it again until Thanksgiving but I caved.  I’m off to Philadelphia today for just the weekend.  My initial reaction when I learned that my little niece was being baptized was… exhaustion.  I had just returned from my last trip of September (the month of travel) and did not relish the idea of hopping on another plane.  Then I slapped myself in the face and said to myself:
WTF?  I get to see Louisa.  This is a no-brainer.  DUH.  And off I go.

2.  My hair my or may not be blue.  We were going for silver and the result was a silvery blue that will fade in a month or two.  But…I actually love it and kinda don’t want it to fade.  At first I was terrified that I would look like an Urban Outfitters wannabe.  Not cool.  It is definitely not “professional” but luckily I have a pretty cool boss and an awesome work environment.  Blue hair could even be an asset?  It’s possible.

I took this nifty selfie at my desk the other day, while sitting on a yoga ball.  Don’t be jealous.

3.  On that note:  I love my job.  

It’s fun and I feel like I’m learning a lot and even accomplishing things sometimes.  It’s endlessly valuable to not hate going to work every day.  We spend way too much time there to not spend it well.

4. Makeup talk begins now:

I am learning to love this palette again.  

It took me quite a while to commit to spending the dough on this baby and we had a short initial love affair.  My sis is in love with the original Naked palette, but I was swayed by the snazzy metal packaging (uh…duh!).  Sadly, after week number two, I grew tired of the glittery shadows that dropped all over the rest of my face and the palette entered my bottom drawer and has stayed there for a year.  

Enter: Cream shadow.  I have learned to start with a cream shadow and leave the rest of my face makeup for afterwards.  A quick dust with a powder brush under my eyes removes all drop down and the problem is solved.  There are some pretty pink/copper/gold shades in this guy that are really nice for this season.  (Ten points if you made it through this long-winded makeup tirade.)

5.  On the home front we have made some tiny changes that make a big difference in how it feels.  I recently rearranged some furniture and got some new pillows for the bed.  Boom, different house.

A tiny peek into what’s been happening this week.  Your turn!

Linking up with Lauren today!


  1. Krista Jacobs
    October 10, 2014 / 4:48 pm

    I love the Naked palettes! Can't go wrong with them!

    • aannaameliaa
      October 14, 2014 / 2:31 am

      Have you tried the Naked 2 Basics? I'm dying to test it out!

  2. Kathleen Hicks
    October 10, 2014 / 6:53 pm

    The Naked Palettes are awesome, but you definitely need a primer or base before you use the glitter or it seems to drop all over your cheeks. Youtube has great tutorials on doing some great looks.Aloha, Kathleen | House of Polynesia

    • aannaameliaa
      October 10, 2014 / 7:46 pm

      Agreed, I have always used Mac paint pots but for some reason the Mayebelline color tattoos work better. Can't explain it!

  3. Courtney Masters
    October 10, 2014 / 8:23 pm

    uh can I give you my silver hair

    • aannaameliaa
      October 14, 2014 / 2:31 am

      I'll take it!

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