Advent Calendar Day 10

Today’s product was a nyx sliptease in colorway poppin’. It’s a peach color and a bit too light for my taste. Not because I don’t like the color, it’s a color I would totally wear on any day. But, because it doesn’t actually cover the color of my lips underneath which makes it look a little odd. Thankfully that isn’t really coming across on camera, so I can at least pretend it’s perfect.

Bonus photo, my family bought me the Urban Decay Born to Run palette, and I am SO THRILLED! I’ve wanted that palette since it came out, but with my subscription boxes coming in, I had decided I couldn’t justify purchasing it. Seriously, I am going to wean myself off the subscription boxes because I want to spend that money instead on things that I like when they come out and still love 6 months later. That is, of course, what I am wearing on my eyes. Since I really didn’t do an eye look yesterday either, I was able to use it the moment I got it, trying a quick look before going out to dinner. My first impressions of this palette are very good, with both uses the colors blended so easily it made the eyeshadow look come together very quickly.


Naturally, I went straight for the blues this morning. I haven’t used a wet brush with the shimmers yet as their color payoff is perfectly lovely as is. I will give that a try in the future, but for now, I am just enjoying using it dry.

I believe that my pan that palette challenge is going to take a bit of a hiatus for a while so that I can enjoy this beauty!

Other things from Sunday.


Mis Butterfly came home from a weekend trip to KCMO with her dad and stepmom, prompting my favorite photos of Rose. I call the series “Sissy’s Home!” Rose gets super excited and wants to be where ever Miss Butterfly is, and it’s the cutest.


And a photo from dinner last evening, Miss Butterfly set aside her fried ice cream in order to indulge me in trying a fork full of beans and rice. She’s an extremely picky eater, so this was major. I took photos to send to her dad and stepmom. Naturally, she did NOT like that fork full of food.

In an ongoing effort to mitigate some of Rose’s anxiety about being home without us there we totally rearranged our home, putting both kennels in one room. I was hoping that Lizzie’s presence would help. Last evening’s dinner was a test run. I don’t quite know how it went, Rose seemed ok but drooly, while Lizzie seems to have been rather irritable about it, she managed to shove her kennel tray halfway out of the kennel. We’ll see what happens today, but we are doing multiple things to hopefully help Rose out. It’s tough, she is so relaxed when we are at home now. She doesn’t get into anything she shouldn’t, she plays with her toys, plays with Lizzie, naps nearby, etc. So to see her so distressed while we are gone is really tough, even though the length of time she spends in her kennel is 3.5 hours tops! On the other hand, we’ve got the majority of her food issues worked out now, so hopefully, we can also find ways to mitigate her separation anxiety as well. The food issues were really hard work while we were going through them, but now that they are over it feels like it was easy. Hopefully, this is just another passing phase we can work on, mitigate, and then it’ll feel like it was easy looking back on it.

And that’s it from me today! I really have to get another photo of the cowl, it’s getting really long! Have a great week friends!

One thought on “Advent Calendar Day 10

  1. Our trainer had us crate our dog WHILE WE were home, watching tv in the same room . THe point was to teach him that the kennel does not mean we are leaving. It worked. he ended up going in on his own many a time when the kids got rowdy with friends. Just a thought

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