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esot_erica
15 June 2012 @ 02:41 am
God damn I forgot how good MAC makeup is. And sometime between high school and now, it stopped making me constantly break out. Welp.

Oh, and I guess someone liked our costumes or something.
 
 
esot_erica
22 May 2012 @ 10:05 pm


Made bento for my fiance. Tamagoyaki and fried vienna sausage marinated in shoyu and brown sugar over rice with furikake, with broccoli, carrots, and oranges, and a vanilla macaroon and strawberry-cake Kit Kat for dessert. Tiny little love note from Artbox to top it all off. Tomorrow's bento will be similar, but with ratatouille over pasta as a main course.

I'm down 18lbs since I was posting last, and still want to lose another 7 or 8lbs before the summer cons. Parasoul especially will require another couple inches off the waist, and I'm really tired of this arm flab that sticks around no matter how much muscle I gain or how low my body fat percentage drops (I'm at 24.5% as of my last weigh-in at the gym, down from 27%, but still this fucking arm fat). 

It's been warm/temperate enough out to start taking fashion seriously again. The last month was full of rainy days and inexplicably cold mornings that baked off into incredibly hot, dry afternoons, but it seems to be shaping up into a pretty nice summer. I'm too caught up in sewing costumes to be working on clothing right now, but I have a backlog of designs I want to try once the con rush is over. 

I still haven't found a set of lower lashes I like on their own, mine are just TOO long, curly, and dark to be able to do the white-waterline  trick - I have to do the kind where the lower line is filled with black to permit lower falsies to sit correctly :/ Gotta keep experimenting, though - definitely wearing doll eyes for Parasoul, and possibly for a couple other cosplays.
 
 
esot_erica
30 January 2012 @ 09:29 pm
That Kind of Day

 
 
esot_erica
29 January 2012 @ 03:23 pm
So LJ is deleting empty accounts, even if they've posted in communities :/ Time to put exactly one privated placeholder post in my dummy/RP accounts.

Spent yesterday at the Darkmoon Faire in LA, and I have to say I'm annoyed I didn't stay home. For one thing, the day was incredibly, ultra dry. I felt like my skin was sloughing off all day long, and by the end of the day everywhere my clothes touched my skin felt like a tiny pinprick of electricity. I'm glad my roommate wasn't home, because I literally got through the front door and started undressing on my way to the shower. Delicious steam and lotion ;A;

I got an absurd amount of cleaning/organization done today for it being only midafternoon on a Sunday, but I'm happy. Having a mineral masque now before my shower, and then going to a friend's birthday party. I feel somewhat bad because I'm only going to put in an appearance for an hour or two and then leave, but this friend has really been horrible to one of our mutual friends lately, and I honestly don't feel like I want to be on "her side" should it come to that. On the plus side, though, I get to deliver a bunch of tardy Christmas presents that never made it to their recipients, thereby clearing out my life a little more.

My polyvore from yesterday. My cheetah is wearing a hat. >:3

Earth Tones

 
 
esot_erica
27 January 2012 @ 04:05 pm
Dumped my trainer today. I feel like I should feel bad about it, but I don't. On top of being late all the time, CONSTANTLY mixing me up with his other clients, and being completely unable to remember my two injury/health issues, he also decided it would be smart to phone me at 7:30am this morning to ask when I wanted to schedule my next appointment. Actual conversation:

Trainer: "Hey I just noticed we didn't schedule any appointments for next week, what days did you want?"
Me: "Um... we didn't schedule them because I told you yesterday at the end of my session that I didn't know my schedule and would be handling it when I came in today." *
Trainer: "Oh okay--"
Me: "Thanks." CLICK.

* This was a lie, the real reason I didn't schedule any more sessions with him because I was pretty sure I wanted to switch trainers.

But seriously, you a) can't remember a detail like that for LESS THAN 24 ELAPSED HOURS and you b) think phoning someone at 7:30AM is ok? I don't know who taught you basic manners, much less professional courtesy, but NEVER call someone, especially a client, before 9am unless it is a goddamn emergency. But whatever, I got myself in with the extremely fit middle eastern chick who works the same times/days, and I'm hoping I'll see more improvement this month than I did in January.


My lunch. And my stupidly indulgent creation for the day (I think every person who uses Polyvore is required to have at least one extremely tacky peacock-inspired coord).

Peacock Indulgence

 
 
 
esot_erica
26 January 2012 @ 08:04 pm
Workout today sucked. Got a cramp in my iliacus muscle (also learned what an iliacus muscle is) that hurt like a motherfucker and condemned me to limping along in the pool for just 20 laps instead of my usual 50. Still hurts, but I hope it'll be gone by tomorrow. I really need to get to the gym tomorrow since I skipped Wednesday.

Went to Kinokuniya and Marukai today for my monthly haul. SWEET's February issue had a cute little cotton handbag from Gelato Pique that I think I'm going to start using at the gym. It's not big enough to be a normal handbag for me (nor does it close at the top), but it's the perfect size for shower stuff, and the fabric will dry easily and not be damaged by water. Marukai was less exciting because I had a friend along with me who wanted to get in and out as quickly as possible, but next time I go I think I'll spend more time just familiarizing myself with the layout of the place.

That reminds me -- I finally got a BB cream, and I didn't even have to change makeup brands. I really love it -- it only comes in two colors, but the "light" shade is perfect on me, and the fact that I don't have to buy a product I can't even read or ask someone about (or, God forbid, try before buying) makes me extremely happy. I've worn it all day in the heat (85 degrees! really california?), and it hasn't smudged even in the slightest. Combined with my powder it was strong enough to cover everything but my one current bad blemish (thanks to the time of the month), and a tiny dab of concealer hid that. I haven't been this happy with how I look in days.


I still love polyvore.
Fairy Pink

 
 
esot_erica
25 January 2012 @ 11:25 am
Oh, okay, thanks LJ phone app for letting me know you don't actually POST when I hit the post button.

Last couple days' posts didn't go through, I guess.

Nude Posh



Also, my lunch today.
 
 
esot_erica
24 January 2012 @ 11:23 am
post fashion everyday

Green Evening

 
 
esot_erica
23 January 2012 @ 11:22 am
Skipped a few parts, I guess.

Discovered polyvore. Social life now more fully destroyed than ever.

SB Casual

 
 
esot_erica
10 January 2012 @ 07:52 pm
Sex. Sushi. Shopping. Sleep. Skyrim. Snuggles.

...today's episode brought to you by the letter S, apparently

(I love being home)