Thursday, September 12, 2013

Rambles on a ridiculously hot night.

So. It's mid September right now. I think I last posted in January. So, that's a total of about nine months since I posted last. I swear, I'm so bad at this. I don't even know why I have this blog. Oh, wait! I know. Because I like having a place to spout all the random things in my head.

One of which is this: why on earth is this September so warm? I come from northern Alberta, which in case you don't know, is usually cooling off by this time of year, and the first snowfall hits about late October, usually around Halloween. I moved out here in March 2012, and even having lived here for almost exactly eighteen months, I still haven't quite adjusted to the temperatures. So, this is still kind of new to me. Yesterday - it got up to 31 C, and I'm sure today will have been just as warm. I sort of feel like I'm melting. But, I guess this is just an excuse to have a nice cool bath, and read a good book.

Speaking of good books: last week, I got the new book from Sherrilyn Kenyon - Styxx. For those who are fans of the Dark Hunter series, you most likely already know about Styxx and why it's so important to the series as a whole. For those who might not, I'll give a brief rundown of the series as a whole. So, the series is a paranormal romance series. Which means vampires, werewolves and gods, oh my! *chuckles* It's a highly interwoven series, but, you don't need to read all the books in published order to be able to understand it. I certainly didn't, and I fell in love quickly with it. The Dark Hunters are a group of immortal warriors created by the goddess Artemis, in order to fight and curb the race of "vampires" known as Daimons. The latest book, Styxx, is a sort of companion book to Acheron. They are both major books in the series, and if you're only going to read a couple books from the series, you should read those two. I got the last copy of the book in my local bookstore, and I read the entire book - all 800 and so pages - in about six hours. Which is on par for my normal reading speed. Which, according to my fiance, is a little scary.

Now, I could ramble on about what I've been doing these last months, but honestly, I haven't done a whole lot. I read a bunch of books, read a TON of fanfiction, listened to music (obviously, lol!). Which is basically my every day list of activities.

You know, every time I say "activities", I think of Step Brothers, and the scene with the bunkbeds and whatnot. Makes me laugh. *smiles*

So, what's coming up in the future? Most likely a lot of the same things I've been doing. But, I do hope to get more into blogging, about pretty much everything. Read a book? Do a review post. Buy something new in the makeup/nail polish category? Do a review post. Try out a new recipe? Blog about it.

Speaking of book reviews...I do think I'll start that off with reviewing Acheron and Styxx, together, as they should be. Which should be fun to write about.

So, on that note, I'll end this post here before I ramble on too much longer. I hope to be back within a few days with a lovely review of those two wonderful books.

Love you all, and talk to you soon! <3

Monday, January 21, 2013

New Year, new choices.

Jeez. I really need to post more on here. But that is neither here nor there.

It's now 2013, and that means New Year's Resolutions. Everybody says they'll make them, and follow them, then by the middle of January, they've forgotten them, and don't work on them. I'm TOTALLY guilty of doing this. Every year I make some, and then I forget about them, and then by the end of the year I make a big deal about making new ones for the next year.

My resolutions this year are: try to lose weight, become more confident, and, take better care of myself (body, skin, mind). So far, I'm doing well with the taking better care of myself. I've been walking at least thirty minutes, three times a week. It makes my legs hurt, I'm breathing heavily at the end, I'm covered in sweat; but it's worth it. I'm by no means a healthy person. I eat too large portions, I don't eat enough healthy foods, and until the beginning of this year, I avoided exercise like the plague. And that has resulted in me being overweight. So, this year, I'm making a conscious effort to lose weight. And my walks are hopefully helping. I've been noticing my jeans are fitting a little more loosely around my hips.

Which leads to helping with my next resolution - trying to become more confident. I've always had low self-esteem and that has led to some issues in my life. And this year, I'm doing things to help me see the beauty that I have. So, I'm going to start making beauty videos on YouTube. It's been a dream of mine for a few years now, and I'm going to put it into action.

Another thing I'll be doing is the Bedroom Beauty Challenge from Louise at SprinkleofGlitter.

Participating in it is easy as pie! I'm sure we all have beauty looks we're a little apprehensive about trying out in public - I know I do! So, try that look in the privacy of your own bedroom. No one can see if you push outside of your comfort zone; experiment with glitter, colour, different looks than your normal choices. I'm sure that once you try it, you'll see that it looks great on you, and that will help you feel more likely to wear it outside of your house.  And if you don't like it, that's fine too. You don't have to like everything you try out. That's why we keep trying new products, new looks. So if you do try this challenge, feel free to post your picture in a comment or on Twitter, with the hashtag #bedroombeauty.

So, I'm ending this post with another picture I came across online a few months ago that I feel fits this post. Outward beauty is great, but having a kind and loving heart and soul is just as important.

Love you all!!
~ Natasha

Saturday, July 7, 2012

First post in over a year.

Hey guys. So it's been ages since I last posted. Over a year! Wow. So many things have happened this past year, and I'm so excited to share it with you.

At the time of my last post, I had moved in with my friend from school and was happy. Then one of her friend's moved in, and things got a little less great and a little more...crappy. But, I was still happy. I started my first year in the Library Technician program at my university, which was fun.

In December, I met this wonderful man online. We started talking at first, and then we met in person and started dating. After about three months of dating, I moved in with him. All the way across another province to an island! And on June 27, he proposed and we're now engaged!! -smiles-

On the fashion and beauty side, not too much has happened. I did chop off a LOT of hair around the beginning of May. I think I cut off about a foot of hair. I'm still not used to it but I'm just hoping it grows out.

At the moment, I'm planning to start filming videos and vlogs for YouTube. Which is awesome and exciting! If you guys have suggestions, requests, or anything related to being a YouTuber feel free to comment here, or tweet me @natashapouliot!! I welcome all feedback!

Anyways, I'll leave this post here for now, and I will see you all soon!

Love and kisses, Natasha!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy April!

Hello! So it's April and since it's spring out, with all it's new beginnings, I thought I'd update you all with my changes and whatnot!

So I celebrated my 21st birthday earlier this week and it was great. I'm also having a party this Saturday with my friends which will be epic!

I moved last Saturday with my friend, Crystal and her adorable Boston Puggle, Bella! I'm loving the fact that I have a roommate, because I was really lonely living by myself.

Also I broke up with my fiance of three years at the end of March, but surprisingly I'm doing a lot better that I though I would be, which is good!

Anyways, that's all for now, but I'll try to post a bit more frequently!

<3 Natasha

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Happy (belated) new year!!

Sorry that it's been ages since I last posted, but I've gone through a lot since my last post. I got a job but was then fired just before New Year's...which sucked hardcore, but I'm dealing with it in my own special way. By which I mean that I've spent most of my time at home watching tv and reading books. Speaking of books, I counted and I have just under 200 books, which is slightly frightening because I have limited space in my home for all of them. My favorite books recently have been the first two books in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare: City of Bones and City of Ashes, as well as The White Queen by Philippa Gregory. They are amazing books in their own ways. The Mortal Instruments series is geared mainly towards teens, but are amazingly well written. They are more complex than what one would expect from a teen series. And "The White Queen" is, like most of Philippa Gregory's books, simply wonderful, in the way she combines historical figures, places and events with the creations from her own imagination.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Recent purchases

So I started my new job recently and I have purchased many things in the last month that I am absolutely in love with. My camera is being annoying so I don't have any pictures of anything that I bought but hopefully I can get my camera issues sorted out soon.
First off is mascara, I love mascara. Even if I'm running late, I'll put on mascara, concealer and lip balm/gloss. I also love layering different mascaras for a super cute effect. I bought Maybelline The Falsies Volum'Express mascara in blackest black and Rimmel London Sexy Curves mascara in the blackest shade they have. I swipe on the Rimmel mascara first then wait a bit and then apply the Maybelline mascara to get a really pretty look. I also purchased a new tinted moisturizer, because I have been looking for a new one to replace the one I got from mark cosmetics.  The one I got was by Hard Candy and it's actually really good. It covers but still looks natural, which I love. I also bought two new lip balms by Nivea, the Milk and Honey lip balm as well as the Fruity Shine Strawberry lip balm. I love what they do to my lips. I get soft, smooth lips that taste good and aren't sticky. From Sephora I bought the Kat Von D True Romance eyeshadow palette in Beethoven and the shades are wonderfully pigmented and smooth and I also bought the Sephora Collection Perfect 10 brush set and I love this set! It works beautifully and the bristles are so soft and non-streaky.
I recently went clothes shopping at one of my favorite vintage stores and I got five dresses and a pair of heels and a purse, all for $126.00 including taxes. I promise that I'll post pictures of all the clothes and makeup products that I bought.
Bookwise, I have purchased the first four books in the Sookie Stackhouse series and the Darkest Powers trilogy which is now available in one volume. I also bought the first two books written by V.C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind. I have a slight obsession with books so I think I'll do a post devoted entirely to books in the near future.
So this is all I'll write for now and I will post pictures and the list of all the books that I own and also ones that I enjoy and hope to buy soon. Love you all!!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

42 Beauty Questions


-How many times do you wash your face daily?

Twice, Morning and Night :)

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)


-What is your current facial wash?

Spectro Jel Combination Skin, Fragrance Free

-Do you exfoliate?

Twice a week, because if I don't then I have major skin issues! LOL!!

-What brand do you use?

Clean and Clear Advantage Blackhead Eraser

-What moisturiser do you use?

Garnier Pure Shine Control Moisturizer

-Do you have freckles?


-Do you use eye cream?

No, but I use the Garnier Anti-Puff Eye Roller

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

Sort of, I have really weird skin that decides it's life goal has been to make me angry whenever I want my skin to look nice...

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?

No, but I don't think it works all that well

-- MAKE-UP --

-What foundation do you use?

I use Hard Candy Tinted Moisturizer in Fair and CoverGirl Clean Pressed Powder Oil Control in Buff Beige

-How about concealer?

Revlon Age Defying Concealer in Light

-Do you know your undertone color?

Most definitely not

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?

I've never used them

-Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?

Yes, but I never have because I don't have the money to do so but also I find it unnecessary because I'm the only person that uses my mascaras.

-What brand of mascara do you use?

Loreal Extra Volume Collagen in Very Black
Rimmel London Glam'Eyes Lash Flirt in Black
Maybelline New York The Falsies in Blackest Black
Maybelline New York Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length and Volume in Very Black
CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume in Very Black
CoverGirl Lash Blast Luxe in Black Platinum
CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion in Very Black
CoverGirl Exact Eyelights in Black Pearl
Benefit Bad Gal in Black

-Sephora or MAC?

Sephora, because it has more selection

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?


-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Fingers only

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?

No, but sometimes I use concealer or tinted moisturizer

-For the face?


-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?

I use pretty much any shades of eyeshadow, from blacks and greys to blues and greens

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

Both, I don't normally wear liquid eyeliner unless I'm going somewhere nice like work or a job interview, otherwise I use pencil eyeliner and smudge it a little bit

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

Usually only when I line the inner rim of my eyelids

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?

They're pretty but really frustrating to use if you don't have a steady hand

-Do you use mineral makeup?

Ive never tried it.

-What is your favorite lipstick?

I usually wear lip gloss or lip balm, but I do like the Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain and Balm in Passion

-How about lipgloss?

All the lip glosses I use are my favorite ones so it would take me a while to list them all

-What is your favorite blush to use?

I don't use blush

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?

No, because it's strange...and gross

-Do you like drugstore makeup?

Almost all of my makeup is from a drugstore, because it's less expensive and still good quality products

-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)


-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?

I would like to, but I don't see the point

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

Only when I'm super rushed for time

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?

Too much blush, eye makeup that makes eyes look super small, too light concealer under eyes, lipstick on teeth...pretty much all the really horrendous things that seem to happen very often

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?

Both, depends on the occasion :D

-Which celebrity always has great make up?

It's not important to me which celebrity has great makeup if my makeup looks fine

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?

Mascara :)

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?

Of course I do it all the time.

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?

Yes, but I prefer to wear makeup because it makes me feel even prettier

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?

I don't have a favorite makeup line, because I just buy whatever I like and looks good on me

-What do you think of Makeup?

I love makeup but I can live without it, I would just be depressed all the time