A few weeks ago, I was on this organizing mood and decided to clear out my closet of the things I don't use anymore. I have a decent size walk-in closet and I'm in a constant battle for space. So, as I was tossing some clothes, bags, and shoes into a charity pile, I came across an old DayPlanner.
I was so excited to see it. Really, I was.
For a few years now, I've migrated my schedule from my last planner, which was a zippered Roxy planner to a Blackberry and soon after that into an iPhone. Needless to say, my schedule went digital. As I sorted through the old pages of this vintage planner — this one particular planner dates back to the late 90s — I realized that I really couldn't go digital since I love looking at the week and finding out what I need to do without swiping up or down on my iPhone. I decided that I was going to be a Planner Girl again and pulled out the old sheets and began using the DayTimer until I can find the right planner for me or the other ones I've stored or buried in the closet.
It was a whirlwind schedule a couple of weeks ago. It's the primaries here in California and I've been working hard on a couple of political campaigns, not to mention I have regular chores as well as preparing to take two exams, the CSET Social Studies and the CBEST.
I haven't quite found the right planner I want to use and this one DayPlanner is made of leather, I'm going to be using it for a while. It was also nice to be able to write down how long it took me to read the Fifty Shades trilogy, which I found quite alarming since I read a book a day and have not really done anything.
As much as I love taking snap shots with my iPhone with the Camera+ app, I just can't seem to get away from my dslr Nikon D5100 camera. With Instagram so handy on my iPhone, I wanted to share my photographs from my dslr, I had to load those photos onto my Photo Library and share them.
A few months ago, my rose garden in the front yard started to bloom. I love the pop of colour that comes in the spring. So with my Nikon, I went and took some pictures of the rose blooms, loaded them onto my phone and edited the photos with the ColorSplurge app.
Summer is officially here and since the temperatures in Northern California is getting hotter and hotter that I had to change my beauty regime and what I keep in my makeup bag.
Unlike most women who stuff their portable make-up bags with practically everything in their collection, I tend to lean more to the minimalist option. After I've applied my make up, all that goes into my make-up bag is my trusty pressed powder from Boots, Burt's Bees lip balm, and my choice of lipstick colour. Since I use the Bare Minerals make-up, I don't find the need to continually touch up and now that it's summer, I normally opt for the no make-up look in which I use foundation, eyeliner, brown mascara and a hint of blush. I don't go for the full on counter, eyeshadow, etc. since under the intense heat, all that make-up will just end up melting on my face.
If I'm on the rush, I skip the whole no make-up look. Instead, I use a tinted moisturizer and some pressed powder and I'm on my way. I might end up tossing a brown eye-liner into my bag and that's about the rest of it.
As for my hair, I let the whole thing go. No flat irons or curling irons. I let it air dry and with the assistance of a leave-in conditioner, my wavy hair doesn't go all frizzy. By going with less make-up and letting my hair dry, my prep time is cut in half.