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Thanksgiving is upon us, and though I had originally planned on doing this topic justice with a splashy tell all on toy Miss M's Thanksgiving with the Ninja Turtles and April O'Neil, I have decided to just be honest with this topic and share what I am thankful for.
I'm obviously thankful that I have my family and friends in my life and all the other things in this world that allow me to keep going. I mean, those things seem self evident, but I really don't know what I'd do without wonderful people in my life. For those that have been tuning in, I have been struggling a bit as of late. This last half of 2013 has been beyond a mess and from the looks of it everything is only getting crazier.
So while I face 2014 with a whole new adventure on my own solo journey, I do find myself beyond thankful for the people in my life. Not just my family and friends, but also the new people I've met at my job. I have gotten to know some wonderful co-workers that bring smiles and laughter into my life.
I'm also thankful for the people I have met online. I so love having this blog as well as all the other various avenues online that allow me to share and comment on so many ideas with wonderful people. It's a nice thing and certainly something that keeps me sane. So I thank each and every one of you. This is going to be a rough holiday season for me, but I'm going to do what I always do: raise a small plastic sword aloft and say, "For the honor of Grayskull, I am She-Ra!!!" (She-Ra makes everything better. No really, she does.)
In other more less serious tones, I'm also thankful that I am a dorky person. I have been in love with toys since I was knee high to Kowl's eye, and though some may find it odd that a grown woman spends most of her time daydreaming about how she can display her She-Ra collection, it is truly something that brings me joy. And I'm thankful for that. Life is way too short to sit around and avoid the things that make you happy.
On a side note, I wanted to do a little follow up. Kal from the Cave of Cool recently asked if I would be sharing any photos of my awesome skills at making up my face for work. As I have mentioned, I work in a cosmetics and fragrance department at a store, and part of my job is the unspoken notion that I arrive at work with my face looking semi decent. I have been perfecting my work face and I am really quite proud of what I have been able to do. So here is a photo of my work face! (Yay...)
I feel so silly posting this, because first of all I am rotten at taking photos of myself. (I refuse to use the word selfie. That word just sounds vulgar.) The other reason I feel silly posting this picture is because you can't really tell how great my makeup skills look.
So if you squint in the right light, you can see that I have my lids rimmed in a nice brown eye liner with a subtle cat eye effect. A slight streak of sparkly mint eye shadow rests in the corners of my eyes to make them pop. I also added some lighter shades over my brow bone to soften everything up and not make me look like I came from out of the ground. There's a hint of blush on the cheeks and I just realized that I snapped this photo before adding any color to my lips. I'm usually not a fan of having bare lips, as I have a big bottom lip and a tiny upper lip, so lipstick with a bit of liner is truly my best friend. So yeah, this is just one of the many make up looks I have been working with for work. I will try to capture and share more of my tips! It's not always toy talk around here.
Well, that's about it for the topic at hand. I hope everyone is having a nice week. For more looks at what other members of the League have to be thankful about, read below!
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Stick around though! The rest of November is going to be pretty exciting. Everything is leading up to a very big end of the year story that will have you wondering, "Just what in the hell is she doing this time?" At least that is what I hope you will be thinking. I mean, I'm not Jean Grey or anything, so I can't read your mind, but I can certainly hope. Take care everyone!