Case of the Mondays

I am one grumpy girl this morning. It must be a case of "the Mondays". But I grabbed a bagel with pumpkin cream cheese before class this morning, I've got a vanilla hazelnut coffee on the desk beside my laptop, and The Boyfriend is sitting beside me laughing at our professor's jokes. Suck up. ;) Slowly, I am getting into my routine as a student with 2 jobs. It's just taking some time. I'm a senior and sometimes my motivation level is a big fat ZERO.

I'm feeling random today, so that's what y'all are getting. A list of random stuff that I found fun this morning. Because studying and writing lesson plans is SO overrated.

The Color Of - Type in a word or phrase, and this program will gather photos from the Internet to give you the "color of" that word/phrase. Pretty neat huh?

Dog Shaming - People post photos of their little rascals and the "crime" they committed. This one had me silent laughing in the quiet section of the library.

Sweet Southern Charm - Love this girl's Tumblr. She posts such cute things. Great for Southerners, or those who aren't so lucky to live down here. ;)

Vanilla Joy - It's already the 10th of September and that means we are officially getting into Cardigan Season. Here's a cool (and super easy) tutorial on how to make a cardigan out of a pullover sweater that doesn't fit quite right. This is great for re-purposing those "meh" items in your closet!

Dancing Twin Babies - Have you seen this YouTube video of twin babies dancing to their dad's guitar playing? Ugh. So precious.

Well that's all I've got for today...my next class is starting now so I should probably pay attention. And I just noticed that my laptop has approximately 32 minutes of battery left. Great. Gotta go...

Happy Monday!


One reason why I love Elf

No, I'm not talking about one of these guys:

I'm talking about EyesLipsFace, an awesome makeup brand that is actually affordable for even the tightest college budget. I recently ran out of my favorite mascara (Maybelline's LashBlast, which is also pretty awesome), and for some reason decided to try something new. Maybe it was the fact that there was no makeup on sale at Target...$9.00 for some black goop in a colorful tube? No thanks. Anyway, I found myself wandering over to the ELF section, where I found this:

No, not my tea, although it was pretty good too. It's ELF mineral mascara for only $3. Not a typo. I bought it with a hint of skepticism, wondering how well a $3 mascara could work for my lashes. But then I put it on and realized that it's pretty dang great. See the proof below. 

Sorry my before photos are a bit blurry. I think it's a combination of an old camera, incompetent user, and barely-there lashes. But you can tell it definitely made a difference. BTW all I'm wearing here is the mascara. There's something about makeup-less closeups that makes me shudder. So y'all should feel blessed that I shared these.

Anyway, my conclusion is this: ELF mineral mascara will not make you look like you have falsies. But it's perfect for day makeup, and I'm sure with more coats (this was only one coat...seriously) it could become more intense. It swiped on easily and I didn't have any problems with clumping. The color was nice and dark. For $3 I'll definitely be picking up another tube when this one runs out. That is, unless I find another treasure in Target. That seems to happen to me a lot. 

It's been a super busy week, but after 1 more hour here at work I'll be free for the weekend. Mine included a Blake Shelton concert with The Boyfriend last night. Of course I forgot my camera. Dumb. Tonight we're hopefully going to pick up an adorable baby dog. Then tomorrow is the horned frogs' first football game of the season AND first in our gorgeous renovated stadium! I'm excited for what the next 60 hours has to bring. :)
Anyone else have exciting plans?