Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

I just wanted to wish all of you a happy new year!

I will be celebrating New Year's Day (is that supposed to be capitalized?) by watching tons of college football bowl games.  Go Michigan State (they're playing in the Cotton Bowl)!

Have a great New Year's Eve and New Year's Day!

P.S.  I should be back to posting regularly soon.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

To all my readers who celebrate, happy Christmas!

Have a wonderful holiday!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Pass the Wine (Look of the Day)

I'm attempting to come up with witty names for my face of the day posts.  Probably a bad idea.  The "wine" I'm referring to is the shade "Sangria" from the Anastasia Tamanna Palette I used today.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Happy Monkey Day!

I want to wish everyone a very happy Monkey Day!

Today is the day to celebrate all things monkey, ape, and generally primate-related.

This Emperor Tamarin has his party mustache on!

photo from wikipedia

We tend to celebrate Monkey Day everyday in my family, with monkey stuff hanging around the house (get it?  hanging?  'cause monkeys hang in trees? get it? ...)

This little guy hangs on our fridge.

I know King Kong is technically a great ape (very great), but I thought I'd include this painting that hangs in our dining room (painted by my husband).

On a more serious note, today is a good day to learn about endangered species and habitats.

I'd like to introduce you to the critically endangered Tonkin snub-nosed monkey.

Tonkin snub-nosed monkey picture - one of the hundred most threatened species
Photograph by Xi Zhinong, Minden Pictures/Corbis

Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys have a distinctive look with a flattened face, an upturned nose, pale blue rings around the eyes, and large pink lips.

Credit: Nguyen Van Truong
Credit: Nguyen Van Truong/FFI

This species of monkey, believed to be extinct until it was rediscovered in the early 1990s, is native to northern Vietnam.  Like many endangered species, the population decline in the wild is due to habitat loss and hunting, and it is estimated that only 200-250 Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys are left in the world.  But, there is some encouraging news involving this species.  A survey performed in 2013 in the Khau Ca Species and Habitat Conservation Area in the Ha Giang Province in Vietnam recorded 108-113 individuals living in the protected area, up from around 90.  Hopefully, the continued protection of the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey in the Khau Ca Species and Habitat Conservation Area will ensure the species' survival.

photo from

By the way, I, of course, am wearing my Monkey Day socks.

I hope you all have a fantastic Monkey Day!  

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Loveliness

I acquired the Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette recently (yay for birthday presents!), and have had a couple of occasions to play with it.  I am actually still(!) sick, so I haven't been wearing much makeup at all over the past month, but I did put some on last week and came up with this look.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014