Sunday, May 19, 2013
Day 16, Thursday: Something difficult about your "lot in life" and how you're working to overcome it
I don't really have a difficulty in my "lot in life" - I've been pretty blessed. If I had to choose something, it would have to be sexism/mild sexual harassment. Science still suffers from a very sexist attitude, and even though there are just as many excellent female scientists as male, I find that women sometimes still have to go above-and-beyond in order to be considered equal to their male coworkers. And, as is prevelent everywhere, a confident, assertive, ambitious woman gets labeled a bitch. Well, you can call me a bitch, I don't care what you think about me. I'm just out here to be the most kick-ass version of me that I can be. And I'll do it whilst looking my best. But if you make one more inappropriate comment about my body at work, I swear I will punch you.
Day 17, Friday: A favorite photo of yourself and why
For this prompt, I went for something a bit lighthearted. This photo was taken at an 80s party my friends hosted at the end of last year. I love this photo because (a) I am insanely proud at how awesome my hair turned out (my hair does not like to hold a curl, this took a can of hairspray and 6 hours of setting), and (b) because it reminds me of how amazing my friends are and how many wonderful memories we make.
Day 15, Wednesday: A Day in the life (include photos from throughout your typical day - this could be "a photo an hour" if you'd like)
Here are some photos of what happened on Wednesday 15 May:
Faking my awake-face after staying up most of the night working on non-essential shit (hey look, the dip-dye hair effect is progressing nicely!)
Daily ritual of our morning lattes at häzz - essential!
Walking back to the office/lab on a chilly Autumn morning
About to spend the morning catching up on emails, journal articles and plans
Followed by starting to clean up from the "Magic of Chemistry" show the night before
Lunch with my supervisor and her students (yes, that burger was as amazing as it looks)
Doing a little bit of chemistry after lunch
And then it was time to get ready to go out for dinner at a friend's flat :) Followed by another night of insomnia (which was weird, because wine normally makes me sleepy).
Friday, May 17, 2013
(Before we start, yes - I know - I've gone way overboard with the bokeh. I'm having a bad day and am overcompensating with shininess.)
Inglot Sleeks Cream Lip Paint
Inglot Sleeks Cream Lip Paint - retails for R139
The Lip Paint I received was in shade 98 - a delightfully pretty candy pink! This creme is amazing - it smells like candy and vanilla, has just the right level of pigmentation and sticks around for a decent amount of time. I love wearing this product and would definitely recommend it.
Inglot Lipstick Cream
Inglot Lipstick Cream - retails for R139
The first thing I loved about this lipstick was the packaging - the tube is heavy metal and just feels elegant. The shade I received was 143 - a bold hot pink. I found this shade very flattering on my pale skin, but I'm sure this colour would look gorgeous on darker skins. The formula applies smoothly and the pigmentation is excellent. The lipstick is a tad on the dry side, but this is to be expected for a longer-lasting lipstick - I easily got several hours of wear before needing to reapply (after meals/wine). (In fact, that swatch stuck around for over 24 hours, fading evenly).
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
More playing catch-up. For those of you who don't follow my musings on twitter (and should you want to, click here :) - shameless self promotion), I'm supposed to be going to a conference in 6 weeks time to present my research, and - well- in order to present results, I need to first get them! So I'm going to be a busy bee at work, which unfortunately may make me a bad blogger at times. But my PhD studies are always going to have to take first priority! (Yes, first - even higher than sleep, food, friends, family, a life...fellow grad students will sympathize, I'm sure!)
In any case, here is the next installment in the May blog challenge :)
Day 10, Friday: Most embarrassing moment (s). Spill.
Um, yeah, let's not go into this. I have plenty of uber-embarassing moments. Like in, seriously embarassing.
Day 11, Saturday: Sell yourself in 10 words or less
Quirky, Intelligent, Imaginative, Ambitious, Insightful, Chic
Day 12, Sunday: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life...)
I miss when school days started only at 8 and ended at 3. You seriously take that for granted, and I MISS IT now that my work days are often >12 hours long.
Day 13, Monday: Issue a public apology. This can be as funny or as serious or as creative as you want it to be.
To everyone that has to put up with me and my craziness - I sincerely apologise. I can be insanely weird. That's just who I am.
Day 14, Tuesday: Ten things that make you really happy
-Snuggles from my puppy
-Getting home, taking off uncomfy skinny jeans and shoes, and kicking back in my pjs and socks *so much better*
-Crazy adventures with my friends :) *Waves* Hi Chandré, Helene and Leigh!
-Making up stories in my mind
-Warm bedding, cool pillow
-When a chemical reaction WORKS! *happy dance*