25 Songs, 25 Days Days 17 & 18

Yet again, laziness has prevailed, but it does not mean this is forgotten, quite the contrary just means double the songs for the day!

Sooooooooo,

Day 17- A song that makes you want to dance….

Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough by Michael Jackson

oh man, do I even haaaaaave to explain why? lol

Day 18- A song you love but rarely listen to

I love you from your toes to your face lol, there’s a BILLION songs out there that I kind of get those days where I’m 1000% obsessed with play it over and over again, and never get tired of and then I move on.  This is one of those songs.  I will always love this song just haven’t felt like listening to it lately till now.

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25 Songs, 25 Days – Day 16

A song that has made you cry.

You may be thinking, how can this sultry seductive song make you cry? If anything it would indeed make me want to run around swinging my pants in the air far above my bare naked butt, however, the reason for this is a little sad because this song did at one time and now it reduces me to sniffling tears.

Trying not to delve too deep into TMI territory, this song was once my “music and chill” theme song.  Chris Isaak’s voice serenading the moods of the night on repeat.  Slow and sensual, painful aching guitar speaking emotions that words could never convey.

A painful memory, when time’s were at its worst, when thoughts and sentences were exchanged between me and that someone hearing this song all I heard and all I felt were the line’s, “…what a wicked game you play, to make me feel this way, what a wicked thing to do to let me dream of you what a wicked thing to say you never felts this way, what a wicked thing to do to make me dream of you…” mind you I would only cry when I would sing this part, because for that moment in that time it was me actually knowing feeling and understanding those lyrics.

Love the song still, and now since that moment this song and I have a deeper connection and understanding now. I know what it feels like, and it really is a wicked game.

25 Songs, 25 Days Days 14 & 15

Yet again, how the mighty have fallen.  Not forgetting anything though, I am just having quite the tiring work week, but I am BACK! Super swears lol.  Trying to be organized and stay organized.

So to catch up here’s yesterday’s song

Day14: A song that reminds you of your boyfriend/girlfriend

First Time by The Script

A long, deep, emotional, beautiful, aching, attachment to this song and the feelings that are conveyed with it have spoken to me in our darkest and happiest of times.  There are a lot of songs that make me think of him, but this one is all of them combined.

Day 15: A Song you love singing along to:

Inside Out by Eve 6

I really like the song mostly do to the way the lyrics flow so easily off your tongue when you sing it.  Such an easy song to sing, so I always love singing along to it.

25 Days, 25 Songs Days 12 & 13

Been another crazy work days lately and been feeling mentally under the weather, but I will not sway from this challenge nor stop. So let’s back into it shall we?

Day 12 is the The last song you heard, and for me that was

This Cannot Mend (No Storm Demo) by Projected Twin

I first heard his music from the awesome YouTuber Dudelikehella, now known as LiveEachDay aka Corey Williams.  Projected twin has such beautiful haunting songs that always affect me and move me, but no matter what always make me happy. My current music obsession.

Now for Day 13.  Day 13 is about a song that reminds me of a former friend.

Shake Your Groove Thing by Peaches and Herb

Though don’t get me wrong I love this song, it reminds me of someone who I thought of as my best friend and completely broke my friendship heart.  Though I guess we are still distant “acquaintances” now this reminds me of a time when we drove and hung out in my car belting this song out.

Well that’s it for today but tomorrow (or rather later today) I promise I will be back with another fun 25 songs… song for you.  Hope you are having a fantastic weekend thus far. Stay groovy friends 😉

25 Songs, 25 Days – Day 11

Day 11: A Song from your Favorite movie

My favorite movie is The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, I do actually love the whole trilogy in its entirety, however, the last one was just so incredibly emotional for me haha.  Here is a beautiful song that Viggo Mortenson actually sang at the end of the movie, when they won the battle for middle earth….

Such a haunting ethereal voice.  Love Viggo.

Hope you enjoy these posts lately 14 more days to go 🙂

25 Songs, 25 Days- Day 10

Day 10: A Song from my favorite band

(Thought that I would post this a day after I was supposed to, just because haha)

Going to California by Led Zeppelin

My favorite band and my favorite song from them 🙂

…..the lyrics just touch my soul. Being a Californian born and raised, the line “Children of the sun begin to wake” just feels like he’s talking about me dead on.  I love LOVE the sun, bright shimmering days are my favorite, and 2 oclock is my favorite time of day. 🙂 Lunch is my favorite meal lol.

 

August Favorites!

August was a beautiful busy month, full of memories, and adventures galore!

Aaaaaaaaaaaand, its been a hot minute since I have actually posted and put effort into a monthly favorites post, sooooo this one might actually be a wee bit different.  I want to incorporate a lot of different elements into this post.  Music, books, tv, products, photos, videos, and lots of other shenanigans that will keep this as interesting and far reaching as possible (meaning, there HAS to be something in here you might find useful), so without further ado here is the break down for my favorites post from here on, I will talk about Fashion, skin care, makeup, perfume, nail polish, video games, movies, tv shows, music, books, random, and memories, and as well as my monthly crushes (both female and male humans I have been in love with that month)…..so shall we begin? 😉

Fashion

 

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Since I recently have taken up a job at a bakery I found the inspiration yet again to shop.

A recent visit to Banana Republic during a 50% off sale I found these white linen shorts that fit me to a tee.  Since I have big thighs and hips, it is always a task to find the perfect shorts,  and these are perfect.  I have always wanted linen shorts, and just something about white linen has always reminded me of summer time and beach visits.

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The quality and care Banana republic puts into their clothes is always apparent.  One of my favorite brands.

Another brand that I have dreamed about owning some tennis shoes from is the ever popular Adidas.  I FINALLY have a pair of their classic black striped white tennis shoes.

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With their super amazing cloudfoam insoles these are easily one of the most comfiest shoes I have ever worn.

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I have never been one to wear tennis shoes as fashion pieces in every day outfits but with these I have been so much braver trying out different looks.  They make almost any outfit look put together and cool looking.

Now for this next piece, I know it most certainly hasn’t been cold enough where I live to wear one of these out into the world however, have you ever been in a movie theater in the summer time? Freeing! Especially when you are sitting there for a good long length of time you start to feel a little chilly, starting to get uncomfortable for sitting in the same position, kind of just want to curl up with something a little heavy, soft, and easy to put on….

Well ladies and gentleman shall I introduce the Aerie Poncho

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My ultimate cuddly buddy at the cinema, long drives, at bon fires on the beach, with short sleeves, soft textures, and even a little hoody for added bazing. 😉

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Skin Care

I have a few skin care products that I absolutely adored last month, First one is the Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Balancing Softener.

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So easy to use just after cleansing, saturate a cotton pad, and gently wipe all over face.  I even use it under my eyes where I feel like most of my aging is beginning.  Smells incredibly fresh, and does not burn my eyes which is amazing, since a majority of toning products almost do.

Another Shiseido product I have been loving, really not just last month but for a long while but thought I’d give it a mention today is my Shiseido Urban Enviroment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 for face This sunscreen is the best sunscreen for face I have ever used and probably will ever use.

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I have been a sunscreen-aholic for years since my vitiligo had taken off and spread even further, I have been on the search for the perfect sunscreen for my body I have yet find the perfect one but for face! Daily use, this is the best 🙂 so in love

Another skin car fave, is this Softsoap Body Butter Shea & Almond Oil Moisturizing body wash DSC_0024

Ok, confession time… I didn’t shower every day.  Not even my body.  But from recent TMI events I have taken upon myself, especially after work, to take a shower even if its not washing my hair.  At least my body and crevasses will get clean.  From showering every day I have found my skin getting drier and drier even using lotion wasn’t helping, and I’m just thinking to myself, “Well Geez you assholes this is exactly why I wasn’t showering every day to begin with and this is the thanks I get for trying to stay clean and not get infection.  Blast it all to Hell!” and then one fateful day after running out of the body wash I was using, I happened upon this cheapy body wash.  And now my life has forever changed (yet again lol). This body wash is not only sudsy and so soft but it makes my skiiiiiiin soft.  So lovely and smell goody.  I am one happy koala.

Makeup

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First on the list of Makeup faves for the month of August is the beautiful new palette from Anastasia called Subculture

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My favorite shades in the palette are the beautiful Golden Green shimmer shade called Electric and the matte deep green shade called Untamed.  They are the perfect summer to fall eyeshadow transition shades.

I have also found the Nars Shimmer Stick incredibly useful lately, especially in the shade South Beach

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Which is this beautiful shimmering bronze like color. Great for a summer time tan glow.

Speaking of bronze, I have fallen back in love with a product I have been keeping in my kit for such a long time and now I think I finally have a hang of how to use it properly, my NYX Wonder Stick for Highlight and Contour in the shade Universal WS04

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Its all about the power of blending lol  they are the perfect colors for my skintone.  And with the amount of blending I do they come out au naturale 😉

….and last but certainly not least my ultimate makeup obsession my Revlon Kiss lip balms.  Complete with SPF 20.  I now have the entire collection (at least what was at my store, if there are more flavors, PLEASE by all the stars in the sky tell me!!!!)

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Starting from top to bottom:

Tropical Coconut, Juicy Peach, Crisp Apple, Fresh Strawberry, Sweet Cherry, and Berry Burst.

 

Perfume of the Month

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Figure No. 6 Honey Rose Eau De Parfum

~ White Tea = top note

~ Rose Hip = middle note

~ Honey = base note

 

Nail Polish of the Month

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O.P.I Nail Lacquer Santa Monica Beach Peach

 

Video Game of the Month

Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword for Nintendo DS

Found all of my old video games, and vast majority I have to finish playing so I’m taking it upon myself to try to finish them all start, to finish.  This game has been my obsession for the entirety of August, haven’t beaten it yet but I will.

Movies

Re-watched this movie recently while they were playing the extended versions of them at my local movie theater.  Reliving my love for this movie all over again was reinvigorating and established my love for the trilogy even more.

Kiki’s Delivery Service 🙂

TV Shows

NCIS Season 8

Your Lie In April

Game of Thrones

Music

“That Song” by Big Wreck

Almost anything from Projected Twin but I am mostly in love with “You Threw the Stone”

Since the death of Chester Bennington I had been reliving my love for Linkin Park so really I’ve been listening to mostly Hybrid Theory and Meteora but my favorite song from last month was ” From the Inside”

Book of the Month

Dark Witch by Nora Roberts

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Found this book incredibly hard to get into the first few chapters but then it was a breeze.  Though this was supposed to be a romance novel, there really isn’t a lot of real romance being built in here.  Yes there is attraction, some heart break, but really its kept on the PG-13 side which if that’s what you like than more power to you but I was really wanting some real action if you know what I mean.  Overall the dramatic parts are a little tiresome and boring, but since this is a trilogy maybe the other books will be heavier and more intriguing.  Not to say this wasn’t but its a nice poolside kind of book I thought it was entertaining on the witch aspect of it but the romance was a little disappointing if I really have to be honest.

Crush of the Month

August crush

Emilia Clarke and Kit Harrington

I LOVE these two together and seperate ❤

Memories

August was my trip month where I finally took a little serendipity back to my second home, Sedona, Arizona. It was a chill week there spent more of the time sight seeing, relaxing, taking the load, off and of course getting bit by thousands of mosquitoes or some sort of hungry insect.  I did not take really any photos there of the scenery or really of anything.   Next trip I promise more photos will be awaiting your eyes.

Can’t wait to start September and I can not wait to see what it brings.

Till then, see you soon.  Live Laugh and love and give thanks for being alive.  Give love and receive love and remember that you are important.  You have a purpose.

Deepest wishes of serenity and love your way,

Dani >*<

 

 

25 Songs, 25 Days- Day 9

Sleepily slouching in my sleeping quarters, crawling or rather dragging myself to my laptop to enter my entry for today.

Maybe its the long work week and I’m finally to my “Friday” today, so I feel lazy and really not giving a pooty, but today the song that I am supposed to share for Day 9 is a song that makes me hopeful.

Took a considerable amount of time for me to come up with something because hopeful is not a feeling I seek.  Happy, sexy, even sad are all emotions I personally seek in music something to make me feel the high ends and the low ends, but hopeful is a tricky emotion. Is it happy and looking forward to what’s to come? Or is it sad and almost melancholy, because you are in the throws of sadness and somehow you are trying to cling to the thought that if this is truly rock bottom the only way to go from here is up.

I feel that hope is a sunrise.  You spent hours, upon hours wandering the desert, cold and lonely not knowing if there would be light to guide you, a build of anxiety and almost dread comes waving across your body like sand being blown in the wind.  Then suddenly you notice the dark black sky turning to a lighter shade of dark navy blue.  Like a climbing a mountainside, the sun slowly makes its way to the horizon, a peak of shimmering fluttering gold sparkles dazzle and amaze your eyes.  Light! the guiding force of nature the day breaker and warm maker, the sun is here.

And for this feeling the song I have chosen is…..

Helden by Apocalyptica

A magnificent and moving cover of Heroes by David Bowie (which mind you is also an amazing hopeful song in its own right).  This specific version of this song, the way it builds, the instrumental waves and chords, always has felt like the sun rising to me.  Blows me away.  Hope you enjoy and feel just as hopeful as I do.

25 Days, 25 Songs- Day 8

Day 8 of 25 days of songs, today is about a song that reminds me of my…wait for it….”First Love”.

I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden

Flashback to a 15 year old me, having the biggest crush on this guy who I shyly was in a “relationship” with, our “first date” which really wasn’t one since we had to secretly do it behind my parents back with my best friend at the time and her Grandma at a local amusement park.  Right when we were about to say bye, this song came on, one of my favorite songs at the time, and he kissed me.  My first real kiss was to this song.  Every time I hear it I think of the innocence and the sweetness of first love’s and I’m so happy this song is the first one that come’s to mind.  Darren Hayes has such beautiful vocals and is such a beautiful human being.  Love love love his music. 🙂

25 Songs, 25 Days…?

I feel like I failed this challenge already, however, good excuses I do have (somehow channeling Yoda)….

Friday, my home’s Air Conditioning basically went kaput, and due to the extreme temperatures in the Southern California area I live in (reaching 112) I had to leave my house and stay in a hotel for the last two nights.

Now with the AC unit healed and spurting refreshing bursts of Minty fresh air I am back and ready in action for this blog.

So shall we catch up?

This will include Day 5, 6, and 7 so please enjoy 🙂

Day 5- A song that is often stuck in your head

You’re My Best Friend by Queen

I just love singing this song at the weirdest times, kind of like my own private inside joke haha.  Plus its a freaking amazing song to begin with….

Day 6- A song that reminds you of a best friend

I Don’t Feel Like Dancing by Scissor Sisters

haha every time I hear this song I think of our awesome car rides singing in the car, and of course playing Just Dance with him and his two brothers to this song lol.  Always have amaing laughs with him 🙂

Day 7- A song that reminds you of summer

Amber by 311

I don’t know why its just the sound and I only ever listen to it in the Summer time just so every time I hear it, it will remind me of summer.  Just like certain perfumes that are specifically summer kind of scents (the beach, sunscreen, salt, sand, wind…) I like doing this to songs haha.

Well thank you so much for being patient with my absence hope you enjoy these awesome tunes.

See you tomorrow. 🙂