Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Snow in April & Featuring THREE Invisible Ethereal

A nesting pair of black capped chickadees found a home in the little bird house we hung up on a tree limb in our yard.
They are adorable, curious and pudgy little birds.  (more about them here, as well as to hear their funny song & call)  Sadly, something must have spooked them off and I think they've abandoned the nest.  There are many aggressive other birds nearby, so who knows what drove them off.  Hopefully they will come back.

Perhaps they were fed up with yet another snow fall that happened last night and flew the coop?  Why does it snow in April?  Just when I was ready to put away the winter jackets, it snowed covering my car with a thick layer of ice and freezing the lock.  Nice.  And my daffodils that just came up last week were frozen and wilted over onto the ground.  :(  Mommy!  Mommy!  Mommy, are they going to live?  *muffled sob*

I think I owe this blog a picture of me wearing THREE Invisible Ethereal which I posted about the other day (here).  For serious, I had to serious make gauges into the cream shade to build up to what you see here.  It's all very serviceable.  Uh-huh, just doesn't make me writhe around on the floor in ecstasy.  What are we talking about?

Anyway.  I see my eyes are a perfect match for my mucky poo brown sweater.  Damn you, it's still sweater weather!
 
Products slathered in morning minstrations on my visage colorwise:
THREE Invisible Ethereal duo on my eyes.  THREE Flash performance eye liner in Eye On 09.  THREE blush in Emotional Rescue.  SURRATT Lipslique in Perfectionniste.
 
My neck is so pale that when I match my face to neck, my face looks way too pale.  I look like a freak in person.
 
Freak on, world.
 
What cute bird sightings in your neck of the woods?  I see blue jays (loud suckers), woodpeckers, robins, and chickadees.


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  1. Love the FOTD but aww I'm so sorry to hear about the snow! This is outrageous, mother nature!

    I have a neck problem, too! Well actually, it's more like my face that's the problem. For some wacky reason, it is paler than my neck, chest, and arms. I most definitely need some bronzer to look quasi-normal.

    I really only recognize pigeons... Hmm and magpies, too. I'm sure there are cuter-looking birds around, but even when I see them, I'm not too sure what they are!

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    1. mother nature is in a terrible mood! D: sad for my flowers!

      I wore bronzer on my neck today which maybe be the way to go until the sun evens out my neck a bit.

      I was never into birds until I started to encounter all manner of weird and interesting birds in my new neighborhood! They are all very fascinating... and LOUD at 4 in the morning.

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  2. I see more etherealness than invisibility in these FOTDs. <3 So sorry to hear about your daffodils though--that's some crazy weather. :(

    My face used to be darker than my neck, but ever since I added tretinoin and physical sunscreen to my skincare routine, my face has become bit lighter (pinker and ashier), even more so with sunscreen on. I have a couple of almost perfect neck foundation matches, but over my sunscreen, they look a bit off. I'm wondering if I should start using bronzer. O.o

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    1. I am particularly cranky about makeup not meeting my more exacting specifications: be light but pigmented. Be delicate, but dramatic. Have shimmery enhancement, but not too! Be perfect...but a little grungy.

      Definitely tretinoin for me did some pinkification on my face, tooooo! Oooh, we can both start using bronzer now.

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  3. Darn the snow!! I thought we have some crazy weather here, well, you had it crazier there. Birds? Hmm, let's see.. We have our neighborhood woodpecker that has been making a hole in the lamp post across the street. The Tod and I quite like seeing him. Then some hummies around, mostly on next door neighbor's. We also have been frequented by some robins and always, the "Caw-caw" bird crows. Other visitors include lots of squirrels and oddly now some chipmunks too.
    Is this really the so-so THREE from the other day? It's not half as bad at all!! In fact I think it's quite nice.

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    1. That woodpecker you got there is a bit of a weird. When we first moved into our house, we heard a knocking on the door and husband went out only to realize it was a woodpecker pecking on the house. D: STUPID BIRD! I don't think I've ever seen a hummingbird, except when I was in northern california. Those are amazing little birds. Last summer, I was alarmed to hear a kitten meowing loudly outside our house. I thought it was an abandoned baby kitten crying... only to discover it's yet another weirdo bird... yes, the catbird.

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    2. Yep, I'm grateful that woodpecker is not pecking anywhere near our house.. I'm hoping he'll be happy across the street forever. Hummingbirds are quite plentiful here, to my surprise. We had a hummies feeder once, but most of the time the squirrels got to it first so we took them down. Then our neighbors, whose thumbs are a lot greener than mine, plant some hummingbirds-attracting plants -- several of them. The hummingbirds love them & we've got quite a bit of hummies watching session going on, esp when the weather is nice out.
      A catbird? I've never seen one in person but I've heard of it.. it really does sound like a kitten crying huh?

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    3. Catbird goes me-OWWWW! You can here their call here:
      http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/gray_catbird/id
      It's really annoying! They especially love to perch on our giant cherry tree out back and MmeOW meOWWW!

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  4. If I remember it correctly, it snowed last year in April, too. Now I'm starting to think the climate has changed for good.. I was so sad to see the magnolias outside of my apt building all messed up. They just bloomed!! ;-/
    Weather ranting aside, I am actually quite fond of your poo brown sweater. LOL Belly ;D It also brings out that pretty lip color you're wearing!
    My apt is ridiculously warm during winter so I usually keep a window crack open, then robins would come and sing a bit while they warm up by the window sills. I love that and keep quite so that they'd stay a little longer. :)

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    1. poor gorgeous magnolia blossoms! I hope they don't turn poo brown and fall off! :(( The poo brown sweater is nice and toasty for the cold weather. I like it too! Does it bring out the poo brown on my lips, too? ;P
      Oh! I love the idea of robins coming to your window sill to visit and warm up!! that is super charming!

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  5. Weather punked is never fun. Hope your daffodils will make a comeback when it warms again. Even though it's hard work, the duo does look wonderful on you! At least you're making effort to get along with it. If it were me, I'd throw a glaring match with it, then sob in the corner in defeat.

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    1. I'm pretty sure I will lose all interest in it in a few days and it will sit sobbing by itself in the corner due to neglect. :D

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  6. What cute little birdies :)
    We've got the usual assortment of robins, cardinals and jays, as well as the occasional downy woodpecker. There was a pair of purple finches nesting on the front porch but I think they too have abandoned and gone elsewhere. I haven't seen them sitting lately. I don't know if they got disgusted with activity at the front of the house, or if they got too chilly, or if they caught the cat making eyes at them through the window....
    The weather has been uncooperative where I am as well. 70 degrees one day and then snow the next. I feel I will never get to put my heavy coat away.

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    1. Hi Rachel! :) The birdies are all too smart to stick around when there is a likely predator, no? My chickadees have returned and I'm pretty sure she is roosting now. They are very loud but such cute little birds.
      I see your weather is just as nuts. Are we nearby? This morning, I dressed with optimism and freezed by bum off. SAD!

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  7. Sweater weather here too but no snow, just cold moist air mixed with searing sun! I like your sweater colour, I wish they sell more variety here, just black, green, blue and sometimes red.

    Nothing wrong with face and neck in pics, you have a healthy complexion going on :)

    I hate it when plants die :( I think the bulbs will regrow their leaves soon enough. Siam ginger flowers make me really sad though, don't know how to make them not die.

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    1. Seems like you have more of a green thumb than me! Things are sprouting up and I can't tell for the life of me if they are weeds or desirable plants. I think I will let them all grow & see what happens.

      I guess you guys are starting to get chilly over there. But we're supposed to be warm over here now! *WHINE*

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  8. The duo looks lovely on you -- by which I mean taupe! And definitely visible even in washed out pics.
    It could just be my screen, but your face looks paler/ashier than your neck in both shots? *blames winter reflexively*

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    1. Hehe! Everything is taupe on me, as you know. I'm trying to match my neck so the shade is very light now. Therefore looks weird. TOday I am matching my face so have the dual tone going on. Must liberally apply some bronzer to da turkey neck now.

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  9. The first thing I noticed in these pictures was your complexion- it looks lovely. What are you wearing as foundation, if any? Also, I know you hated the color payoff on the shadows the other day, but I must say the taupe looks quite nice on you.
    No cute spring birdy sightings yet... do chickens, ducks and a turkey count? :)

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    1. Ah! I love all the spring baby birds! Are you seeing any these days?

      I am wearing the Suqqu Frame Fix Cream N in the above pictures. Lovely in pictures, but too light for me now irl. :)

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    2. I haven't seen any baby birds yet. Some of my daffs are in full bloom right now. I have some that are light pink double blooms, and they, like their counterparts, are late this year due to the dismal winter. My wee little grape hyacinths are blooming, and my miniature iris is in green.

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    3. My daffodils came up late, but then got hit with late snow. They are kind of sad looking and slumped over and some of the flowers are dead I think. I have little irises that are just sprouting, too!!

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  10. Wow again! You look stunning but somehow I can't help but think you got some wicked plan on the back of your mind... lol

    I loooove black capped chickadees but sadly in my area we only get to see them early spring, they don't stick around for summer, love their naughty signing! When I had a cottage I use to have them, chipmunks and hummingbirds come eat from my hands! I miss that! (I had a little tiny sugar water feeder for the hummingbirds)

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    1. Looking at birds always remind me of fried chicken. I wonder if this is what you are reading in my mind. >:)

      Your cottage sounds like a dream! I don't thikn I've ever seen a hummingbird around here!

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    2. You have hummingbirds for sure. If you plan on having colorful flowers in your yard, especially red, get a feeder early in season and they most likely will come. Sugar water with red coloring does the trick but they do sell a powder to mix. They are a blast to observe. :)

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    3. We just planted a generic "wild flower" seed mix and those are sprouting. I think they will attract some butterflies. Next go around, we will plant some more red flowers for the hummingbirds!!

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