I Lied To You

Hi Guys!

I have come today to be honest with you all. I have been lying to you for all these years! I’m sorry!

Yes I have depression.. anxiety.. diabetes.. fibromyalgia.. and making list after list does in fact keep me calm!

But besides this I have not been myself on here or on YouTube! I have been trying my hardest to portray the characteristics of the popular girls. Why because I wanted to be liked by the world and be successful at this life.

I can’t hold up to this facade anymore it is so tiring. I need to be myself! TBH it is not working either so what do I have to lose!?

I am Victoria and I am a city girl who is country at heart. I don’t think I will ever have a modern home.. I want a country farmhouse home but currently just have a normal home that is not decorated to the nines.

I am quirky and nerdy and dress kind of weird.. I don’t mind being in what some don’t considered trendy clothing as long as I am dressed cute and comfy to me!

I live for food, fashion(my style), and beauty! I try my best to incorporate food into my fashion and beauty 95% of the time! I am the biggest animal lover (also incorporated into my fashion) and cry almost everyday because of animal videos or looking at adoption websites!

I am overly sensitive like more sensitive than most young children.. if there is a story on about Christmas or love or a talent show on tv I will cry! Not just cry but ball my eyes out!

If I could have Christmas decor up 24/7 365 days a year.. I WOULD!! I am going to try doing Christmas at Halloween time this year coming! I want to be Mrs. Claus and decorating my home as the North Pole! I have believed in Santa for 34 years and will never not!

I am an organized dreamer.. I dream of one day marrying my best friend but have accepted that that may not happen and as long as I am with him and we are happy in life I will be wonderful. Just like I dream of being a mom via adoption because I don’t want to be pregnant.. but also accept that I may just be a fur mom and the cool aunt to my nieces and nephews! I dream of homes.. food.. travel.. even my wardrobe picks for seasons to come even if I will never have these things. But the reason I say organized is because it starts as a list and ends in a slideshow show presentation sometimes with a buying plan. I can show you my organization on another blog. However I think I dream so much because of things that I have been through and it helps me hide in oblivion behind sparkles and sequins!

Things that have happened to me were the reason I acted out and made poor choices at times in life or wanted to be someone else.. but I have prayed continually to God for forgiveness and guidance for myself and the ones who victimized me! I have been forgiven by God and know that everyone makes mistakes.. my mistakes have everything to do with who I am!

My family especially my SO.. my mom.. and my goddaughter.. and all of my family also have helped me to be a better me and truly mean everything to me and if I could do little things or big things to make them happy.. that is my goal in life! It’s makes me happy to see the ones I love happy!

I HOPE YALL CAN ACCEPT ME FOR ME!

I want to revamp my blog theme and my YouTube site.. I need to be myself. I love being funny while talking about the things I love. It doesn’t matter if I am successful at these things as much as I would like to be.. I can no longer do this to try and be a popular one.. I just need to be me.. and if the world likes me then it’s a blessing but if they don’t then that’s okay because I love me and that is a bigger blessing!

Until next time my pretties!!

Love Toria Louise

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Christmas Gift Shopping

Heelllooo World,
I absolutely love Christmas, it has been my favorite holiday since I was tiny. In fact in 34 years of my life I have never not believed in Santa.  Some of you might say I am crazy if I believe in a man in his red suit who has flying reindeer and delivers presents to all of the children of the world. That’s okay for you to believe or not believe you are entitled to your own opinion. As am I!


But let go of the object… the man called Santa and listen to the feelings. The feelings of wanting to give, wanting to make someone happy, that warmth that hits even the coldest people, the feel of magic in the air that comes with the nostalgics of Christmas. Also if you are like me and a faithful Christian than we celebrate the birthday of Jesus. Jesus is the reason for the season!


Normally I spend a few months collecting items that I think will make my loved ones the happiest on Christmas Day.. Whether it be of sincere or comic value!  This year this is not the case… Not only have I been consumed with my move and getting adapted to this state we now call home… but let’s keep it real.. I am not working and do not have that kind of money as I am a stay at home cat mom.


So I thought why not do something that I have always wanted to do.. A yearly themed gift.. And for the kids who have no use for a gift like this something different. No what should I do?  I know for those I am sending a Christmas card to I want to send an ornament to mark the change in our lives. BTW This is not the ornament! 


For the gifts.. I am thinking the theme should be “Mugs & Socks”.. I think this would be the perfect gift of coziness and warmth. Like I am giving my loved ones a hug from afar! Now we know I am not going to DIY socks because I am not that crafty lol! But should I DIY the mugs with a few Pinterest styles? 


I would love to hear your thoughts about doing Christmas presents like this… I am definitely going to try it and if it works out this way I think I might do themed birthday gifts for 2018.
Until next time my pretties,

Toria

Too Faced Obsessed: Eye Shadow Palettes I Own

I have a favorite cosmetic brand and from the title you can tell who it is.  I am obsessed with their packaging and I am in love with the quality of every thing I own especially my eye shadows.  I consider them a high end brand as there palettes typically range from 30-50 bucks sometimes a little higher. However this is a high end cosmetic company that is worth every penny and makes myself and all of the TF addicts sparkle with joy.  

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I have gone through so many high end eye shadow palettes and there may have been great competitors in quality or in packaging but never have I found one that has both.  Don’t get me wrong I am not saying there is no cool, chic, and beautiful packaging but TF has the pretty and cute element that I am fond of.

My history with Too Faced Cosmetics is that they were my first in high end in a few categories. When I started to jump away from drug store makeup my first palette over 20 bucks was the old version of Natural Eyes and my first liquid lipsticks were the Melt Lipsticks in Fuchsia and Coral.

Now I am just so in love with just about every product they put out.  Of course I am not saying there are not items that I have a love hate relationship but I will just say I still have and reach for my very first palette from TF and it still does a classic eye like no ones business.

Let me show what I have and tell you what I have and why I bought it.

I will link what I can.. And like always thanks “WWW” for the pics!

 

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1.Natural Eyes (Older Version)- I could only find a link for new version.. >CLICK<

I love this palette because you could do a pinup look so very easy.  It can be a subtle eye, a bright sparkly eye, or a darker earthy smokey eye.  They did take away Nude Beach, Velvet Revolver, and Cocoa Puff in the new version.. all of those I would consider my faves of the palette but Nude Beach was my confidence for a long time.  I stopped using this palette so I would never use it all.

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2.Smokey Palette- >CLICK<

I bought this palette not to long ago and have used it a few times. That is not because there is a difference in quality of eye shadows but only because they are darker colder colors that I do not typically reach for. This palette is not currently available on TF site or other makeup stores but I did find it on JET click the link above.

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3.Chocolate Bon Bon Palette- >CLICK<

This palette is where my addiction to their design stems from.  The smell of chocolate that wafts your nose every time you apply a color to your lid is incredible.  And hello it is full of hearts and speaks to my heart fully.

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4.Peanut Butter & Jelly Palette- >CLICK<

I was counting down the days for this palette to release for three things: 1.the peanut butter scent 2. Peanut Butter and Peanut Brittle the copper colors and 3. Jelly the vibrant purple color.

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5.Sweet Peach Palette- (Not available as of 24SEP- will update if changes)

After being so impressed with the Chocolate Bon Bon and PB&J palettes I was so yearning to smell this palette

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I reluctantly missed out on the Xmas releases of 2015 so when I heard they were releasing scented palettes this year I could not help but try to pick up all three.  The packaging the scents the everything Christmas.. I love it all!! So far I have gotten:

6.New York Grand Hotel- >CLICK<

Comes with 3 palettes with scents they each have 6 eye shadows and 1 blush or bronzer- 1.Eggnog Latte 2.Mocha Pepermint 3.Gingerbread Cookie

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7.New York Merry Macarons- >CLICK<

smells like macarons and comes with 12 eye shadows.

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First let me know who makes your favorite eye shadow palettes and why?  

I am really dedicated to my obsession of Too Faced Cosmetics (especially their eye shadows) so much so I am doing research on discontinued items and upcoming releases.  I will be going through all eye shadow colors and seeing where they recycled colors.  

The next following postings will be:

  1. Lippies I Have
  2. Facies I Have
  3. Eye shadow Palettes I want: Available
  4. Eye shadow Palettes I want: Discontinued
  5. Products I want: Available
  6. Products I want: Discontinued

 

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Lifestyle Wants: Birthday Beauty Wish List

So now you have seen the first two Birthday Wish List:

 

  1. 33rd Birthday Wish List (More Materialistic)
  2. Humble Wish List (More Experiences)

 

And now as you can tell by the title of the blog this is my beauty wants. No not just product items but maybe a new look as well.  

 

The Infamous Disclaimer- If you don’t like or understand these types of post please be my guests and leave or try it out… read and write a list you may find them relaxing like myself.

 

BTW thanks to the world wide web aka www for the pics.

 

1.New Hair

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2.Really Cool Nails

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3.Unicorn Brushes

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4.Mermaid Brushes

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5.Too Faced Christmas In New York- Grand Hotel Cafe

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Not sure if this will be my last wish list for my birthday.. I am enjoying these ones.  I feel like a kid writing exciting Christmas List(my Christmas List will be fun).  Until next time my pretties!

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Moving Plans Series 1

I know!!! No pictures in this post but the cover photo.. that is because I want you to come back and see the update room by room.. whoa that was more info then I wanted to give you.. umm just keep reading.. pretty please!!

So as you know or maybe you don’t.. WE ARE MOVING(by the time you read this we will be there).. living in the Bay Area you have no choice but to live a life where most of the year you are going to be broke because of rent prices here and if you want to move to cities that are affordable you lose out on valuable quality time with loved ones while you’re driving back and forth to work.  So we decided to continue to to pay a higher rent and move to our favorite city and enjoy each other’s time.  I kind of figured budgeting what I can in order to spend as much of my spare time as I can with the man I am truly in love with is worth it.

This post is not to be about the budgeting but to show my ideas (really a ramble) for what I am planning for this space of serenity.. I let you know a few post ago (Dear Santa) that my SO has so graciously agreed to give me the walk in closet but.. I must be able to fit all of my stuff in there makeup, clothing, purses, and SHOES!! That’s the only one that I might have an issue my shoes (size 10-11 women) are big and I have a lot of shoes.

An overview of the apartment goes:  when you walk in the door you step onto hardwood floors and into the open space living space.. so technically you walk into the living room, that leads to a dedicated dining area and you turn around to find the kitchen which has a glorious counter to put bar stools on.  Exit the kitchen and you will see a crisp bathroom and a small hall coat closet, finally you enter the bedroom and my walk in closet.  Let’s say that again MY WALK IN CLOSET AKA MY SPACE…  This is my chance to create my fortress of a beauty room/ wardrobe.. first thing I did was starting to de-clutter and plan out my organization ideas.  

 

The whole motif of our new place will favor a chic beachy farmhouse, but another aspect that we want is simplicity so that means AGAIN downsizing.  Yes I already downsized my wardrobe but I am guessing that I am going to have to downsize again not only my wardrobe but the whole house as well as getting a storage facility to put the seasonal items in there.

In the next few post I am going to show you progress per room so subscribe and all subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can see the video tours of the home!!

I love and appreciate you guys for even looking this way.. Please do not forget to STOP AND SMELL THE FLOWERS.. MAKE LIFE AMAZING FOR YOU AND EVERYONE BUT START WITH YOU!

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A Magical Christmas Wedding

If your are reading this one second to the Country Chic welcome.. I am going to start it off the same exact way (except one change let me know if you find it)..  This is my Magical Christmas Wedding!  

To read the Country Chic Nuptials just click this line!

As promised here is the second of two for my wedding.  As you know the great thing about this day and age is that you can imagine thoughts in your head and with the help of Social Media and Apps like Pinterest your imagination can come to life.

Like before there are somethings that are must haves and I will not budge on and those are my dress, the food, the sweetheart table, and the ring.

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To show you exact..

My dress.. I want a simple A-line ball gown with pockets and I really love lace all over.  I am also wanting a blush pink veil.  

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The food:  Because I am not looking for this crazy over the top food when really I just want everyone to eat drink and have fun.  I know my family and friends and I know my SO’s family and as a whole I think we would all enjoy a good BBQ and a taco man… Salad, fruit, corn on the cob, mac and cheese, and of course waffle fries..  For both themes I would like to have pie on sticks, churros and ice cream, and beignets.

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The Sweetheart Table:  The table that I want is what I would consider a beautiful honor to my favorite color which is Rose Gold.. I would like a good amount of flowers and sparkle as well.  I am not budging on this because my SO already said yes to this and besides this table idea will look good with either theme.

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And My Rings: I do not want a big huge diamond and not only because everyone has them but they are clear and don’t get me wrong they are beautiful but just not exactly what I want.  I do not want to spend thousands of dollars on a ring when that could towards the celebration and our life together.  I have chosen a pink tone morganite in a rose gold setting with small tiny pave diamonds.  When I thought about the ring that I wanted I knew I wanted something like me unique

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Then to top off the must haves I have more “detaily” things that I am sure I will make work for either theme that I pick.. prints like: Plaid, Gingham, Toile, and Floral…

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And now the moment you have all been waiting.. welcome to my imagination of our Magical Christmas Wedding..

The ceremony.. I want to feel like we and our guests are walking into a winter wonderland.. With white trees and snow at our feet.. then at the front garlands, wreaths, and of course Christmas trees.. For the bridesmaids I want them in beautiful hunter green dresses and the flower girls to look like ornaments of gold sequins..

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The table decor.. I would like of course to see mini Christmas trees altered with painted mason jars with Christmas bouquets.. plaid tablecloths and of course toile napkins but in red and cream.  

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For dessert and favors… Of course a beautiful cake with powdered sugar and cranberries and then who could go without milk and cookies in the winter time..  For favors I really want some smore’s in a bag and a tube of hot chocolate or mocha’s… And non edible handmade ornaments of course..

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Now the extras.. What would a Christmas wedding be would be without a Santa and Christmas Trees.. Can’t forget the hot cocoa station.. Another option for the flower girls would be almost hippie bohemian lace style dress.. Wreaths as table placement tags and beautiful winter Christmas invitations…

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I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it.. who knows when I will be engaged or when it will happen.. but if you want to see my views on weddings click >>> My Wedding Thoughts.. And of course wedding option 1 click >>> Country Chic Nuptials

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Country Chic Nuptials

As promised here is the first of two for my wedding ideas.  What I love about this day and age is that you can imagine thoughts in your head and with the help of Social Media and Apps like Pinterest your imagination can come to life.

For myself there are somethings that are must haves that I will not budge on and those are my dress, the food, the sweetheart table, and the ring.

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To be more direct..

My dress.. I want a simple A-line ball gown with pockets and I really love lace all over.  I am also wanting a blush pink veil.  

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The food:  Because I am not looking for this crazy over the top food when really I just want everyone to eat drink and have fun.  I know my family and friends and I know my SO’s family and as a whole I think we would all enjoy a good BBQ and a taco man… Salad, fruit, corn on the cob, mac and cheese, and of course waffle fries..

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The Sweetheart Table:  The table that I want is what I would consider a beautiful honor to my favorite color which is Rose Gold.. I would like a good amount of flowers and sparkle as well.  I am not budging on this because my SO already said yes to this and besides this table idea will look good with either theme.

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And My Rings: I do not want a big huge diamond and not only because everyone has them and don’t get me wrong they are beautiful but that is just not exactly what I want.  I do not want to spend thousands of dollars on a ring when that could towards the celebration and our life together.  I have chosen a pink tone morganite in a rose gold setting with small tiny pave diamonds.  When I thought about the ring that I wanted I knew I wanted something like me unique…

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Then to top off the must haves there a few more details that I am sure I will make work for either theme like these prints: Plaid, Gingham, Toile, and Floral…

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Now getting into details about the Country Chic Nuptials.. take a look at specific things for the ceremony, table decor, dessert and favors, and then a few extra thoughts I have…

I am a firm believer that the ceremony should be the inclination to how the rest of the wedding will go.. For my ceremony I want it to be a doorway into our day.  A long aisle lined with metal buckets full of babies breath…  For my girls I want them to be in a beautiful powder blue dresses.. For the flowers I would like white blue and pink carnations and roses, with a burlap handle.  Then for the girls just hold babies breath bouquets.  The flower girls I want in the cutest lace fluffy tutu bottoms and pretty denim or white tops and of course cowgirl boots..

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Then comes table decor.. For this theme I would love to have a black and white gingham tablecloth with big vases of lemons and altered with mason jars with lemons and babies breath. To finish it off I want to add napkins made of toile in blue and white.  

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When it comes to dessert and favors.. this is easy peasy.. Dessert: A cake with burlap accents, a few cupcakes with cute country decor.  For favors again easy.. Mason jars that are empty for you to fill up on the lemonade, sangria, beer, or sweet tea.. and little mason jars with homemade jam.  For both themes I would like to have churros, ice cream, pie on a stick and beignets.

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Finally the extras that will add the effects of country chic to me that I want.. Like burlap details, babies breath, and the invitations…

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I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it.. who knows when I will be engaged or when it will happen.. but if you want to see my views on weddings click >>> My Wedding Thoughts..

I love and appreciate you guys.  Please don’t forget to make life AMAZING and STOP AND SMELL THE FLOWERS!

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