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Monday, December 9, 2013

Tag: Green Beauty Characters

I was tagged by my love, Brianna from iluvjesse444. I guess I can now consider myself a green beauty since I haven't purchased a non natural makeup product in a year! I can't believe how far I have come on my journey. I decided to do this tag on my blog, because Brianna did and it seemed appropriate. I'M A FOLLOWER, OK!? Ahem. 

1. On my nightstand you'll find: Shea butter and my dream journal. I use Shea butter as a hand cream and a lip balm at night. I started keeping a dream journal a few months ago when I posted on my Facebook about how odd many of my dreams are and the woman that was the librarian when I was in high school suggested I start keeping one. Brillaint idea, right? Love that woman.

2. The literary character I'm most like is (take this quiz to find your answer) : Hermione. Sweet!

3. I'm currently obsessed with: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Words just can't describe...

4. Favorite superhero: Batman. I recently started getting into Batman comics, and I find them fascinating. The dynamic between Batman and all the villains is actually quite complex and interesting. He refuses to kill them so, it;s like they have an ongoing relationship with him.

5. Favorite Beauty Product of 2013: Ummm. Narrowing down just one product is very difficult. I think I'm going to have to go with my Brightening Scrub from 100% Pure. It's a very gentle exfoliant that leaves my skin feeling smooth and moisturized.

6. If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive? R.A. Salvatore. He is my favorite author.

7. Winter is coming. How do you prepare you skin for Battle? Oils and a good night cream. Lately, I have been loving jojoba oil and the Rainwater Botanicals Nourishing Facial Cream in Carrot and Pumpkin. It sinks really nicely into my skin and keeps my skin hydrated all night and into the next day.

8. My to to skin beautifying snack/drink is: TEA. ALL OF THE TEA. My favorites lately have been Jasmine Green Tea from Triple Leaf and Tazo Zen. My skin loves green tea, and I will squeeze the tea bag into the mix of my DIY face mask on the nights that I do those.

9. My TV boyfriend is: Sherlock from the BBC series. Benedict Cumberbatch. I am SO attracted to Sherlock it's probably a little insane.

10. If my evening clutch could only hold one beauty item it would be: Peyton lip tint from Brija. It's usually the only beauty item I bring with me on nights out.

11. One beauty tip I would pass on the my fictional (in my case, real) daugher: I'm going to have to go with Brianna on this one. Sunscreen.

12. The most nostalgic item from my childhood is: My NES. My dad, brother, and I used to play Super Mario Bros. 3 nearly every night when I was a kid. Those are some of my earliest memories. I could also say Xena, but she's not an item. She's been in my life for 18 years.

13. My favorite show of the moment: Adventure Time. I think that's all that needs to be said ;)

14. My favorite quote is:
"You know, I do believe in magic. I was born and raised in a magic time, in a magic town, among magicians. Oh, most everybody else didn’t realize we lived in that web of magic, connected by silver filaments of chance and circumstance. But I knew it all along. When I was twelve years old, the world was my magic lantern, and by its green spirit glow I saw the past, the present and into the future. You probably did too; you just don’t recall it. See, this is my opinion: we all start out knowing magic. We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us. We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out. We get put on the straight and narrow and told to be responsible. Told to act our age. Told to grow up, for God’s sake. And you know why we were told that? Because the people doing the telling were afraid of our wildness and youth, and because the magic we knew made them ashamed and sad of what they’d allowed to wither in themselves.
After you go so far away from it, though, you can’t really get it back. You can have seconds of it. Just seconds of knowing and remembering. When people get weepy at movies, it’s because in that dark theater the golden pool of magic is touched, just briefly. Then they come out into the hard sun of logic and reason again and it dries up, and they’re left feeling a little heartsad and not knowing why. When a song stirs a memory, when motes of dust turning in a shaft of light takes your attention from the world, when you listen to a train passing on a track at night in the distance and wonder where it might be going, you step beyond who you are and where you are. For the briefest of instants, you have stepped into the magic realm.
That’s what I believe." from Boy's Life by Robert McCammon