darkfoxx

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About darkfoxx

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  1. Just popping in today to talk makeup and post this year’s quick-n-dirty Halloween Sitting In My Damn Living Room look: I went Vikingy Druidy Priestess and HAM on the eyeliner: Complete with Odin pelt shrug 😆 Happy Halloween, y’all 🎃 👻
  2. Team minimal makeup is a great team to be on! I was on team tinted lip balm (Burts Bees Delilah) for years - and then hubby bought me the Vivid palette by Urban Decay because the packaging was in my favorite color (oil slick). And then I had to learn how to use it ... Thanks for the recommendations - had not heard of either of them. I remember waaaaaaaay back in the 90s, and UD’s tag line for a nail polish line: does pink make you pule? The shade was a grungy beautiful dirty green and I was in love. Had serious issues with the price point so never dove down that particular rabbit hole, but I have heard solid things about the brand since then - and we’re I to buy something at Sephora, that would be it. I did manage to snag an eyeliner sample - maybe in a Birchbox - that I loved. I think the 24 Hour? I was wanting another purple eyeliner .... might give that other formula a go. I do remember liking a Revlon liquid lip - I remember it being impossible to get off without oil, and it not destroying my lips otherwise - I think they have some sort of new eyeliner that looked cool. The amount of things we get here is appalling.
  3. darkfoxx

    Heidi: Amazoning

    Off first reactions, I’m thinking either something 70s-ish or French - or maybe that’s just the previous post influencing ... will give it a ponder, but gut is saying a slowed down version of Pat Benitar or Joni Mitchell vibes. Oooooohhhh Fiona Apple does Barracuda.
  4. Love the costume! What does Felix think of the new tail?
  5. Surgery is no fun at all, buuuuuuuuuut ... if it will help you achieve your goals in the long term and will prevent your body from breaking further ..... That salmon sounds amazing.
  6. Week: 1, Thursday Quarantine Status: Qatar Continues on with Phase 4 Part 2 of reintroduction-to-normal life. Things are more-or-less back to some semblance of normal, with restrictions. Masks, social distancing, temperature checks and green status on your health app are the norm; no big gatherings in restaurants are allowed; gym capacity is way down; re-entry into the country is far from guaranteed if you leave. Most things that *were* open *are* open, minus businesses that didn’t make the jump. Nutrition Goals here: smaller portions, less meat, more veggies, nutrient dense food options, no GI issues. Eat with an eye toward Base MFP goals for slow weight loss: 1,260 calories, 20% protein, 50% carbs, 30% fat Week 0 Averages: 956 calories, 57g protein (20%), 123g carbs (44%), 46g fat (36%) End Weight: 136.8 Week 1 Averages: _ calories, _g protein (_%), _carbs (_%), _fat (_%) End Weight: ?? Week 2 Averages: _ calories, _g protein (_%), _g carbs (_%), _g fat (_%) End Weight: ?? Week 3 Averages: _ calories, _g protein (_%), _g carbs (_%), _g fat (_%) End Weight: ?? Week 4 Averages: _ calories, _g protein (_%), _g carbs (_%), _g fat (_%) End Weight: ?? Week 5 Averages: _ calories, _g protein (_%), _g carbs (_%), _g fat (_%) End Weight: ?? Breakfast: Coconut/almond yogurt with spelt granola & pumpkin seeds Lunch: Leftover ricey stir fry Dinner: Black Bean ramen noodles with zucchini, mushrooms and chili tuna Snacks: Indian chips Did I eat like an asshole? Not especially Did anything try to kill me? Not especially Did I eat a vegetable? How much? Yep! About a quarter cup of carrots at lunch and about a cup of zucchini & mushrooms at dinner Did I drink enough water? Maybe? Woke up a little thirsty Movement Goals here: 4 - 5x a week yoga classes via Zoom or in person if that’s available and desirable + a little or a lot of accessory work on Saturdays This week’s projected schedule: Monday Warrior Flow (Zoom), Tuesday Handstand Practice (Zoom), Wednesday Monk Foundations (Zoom), Thursday Rest Yo Body Day, Friday Warrior Monk (Zoom), Saturday Dav flow or a little directed movement elsewhere, Sunday mall walk Did I accomplish my fitness goal for the day? Yep. Rest day. Social Habits Goal here: Support my Herd, keeping touch with friends online, building new online friendships, interact with other IRL humans at least once in a week Did I support my Herd? Yep. Did I interact with “IRL” humans? Nope. Stoke That Creative Flame Goal here: Main craft project, side project - keep my hands busy and creating What was my project today? Knitted 2 rows, colored, pulled crochet supplies, watched a video on crocheting a market bag Exercise Your Brain Goal here: Continue learning via Skillshare - at least weekly - and then put that Goals: Learn about selfies, food photography, increasing social media traffic, digital art, watercolor Sub Goals to be worked on daily in the hour surrounding lunch: Fix Google-identified security weaknesses, Skillshare Thursday, review old business, professional and blog websites to see what I want to update, implement any changes learned from Skillshare, take another look at ways to support future-me financially. 1 Duolingo lesson per day the rest of the days - Thursday can be a day off. What did I work on learning today? This needs a list. Which I made, because: productive. 1 class on photography prompts 1/4 of a class on creativity that was too boring so I bailed on Came up with a revamped daily creativity module for this challenge Finished updating passwords for the most pressing / accounts I’d care if Russia stole Pulled up some research on new WP themes Updated some bios on sites - like LinkedIn, Twitter & About Me - since I haven’t lived in Brooklyn in 3 years May start journaling again as part of one of my creativity exercises ... or may just make pretty bullet pages for no further reason than pretties Learned about the evolution of modern dining trends via the Tudors Learned about 18th century lighting Planned next week’s menu early so I’ll have time to wedge more veggies in to the plan Did my Duolingo lesson first thing Did I work toward any mini goals? See above list. Also: Week 2 is getting a revamped listicle format with added goals Get Out Of My Comfort Zone Goal here: Work on human photography through selfies & post my best of the week Did I hit this goal today? Yep. Bonus Goal: Dog Training Goal here: We are working on both indoor and outdoor reactivity, ditching the food bowl in favor of enrichment treats, leash pulling, and anxiety What did I do for the pups today? Snuffle box with a second attempt at dog desensitization video - which was also ignored. Which I guess is good? The pups also spent all day in their harnesses & leads for easier forced chill the f out time, which went really well. I feel like they were less angsty today - the hall was quieter, which helped.
  7. I’ve found it’s widely varied between palettes and seasons, too - Zabrena on YouTube does a bunch of reviews of Wet N Wild stuff and is pretty accurate when she says something is good. She does a bunch of ELF, too - which I was getting into when it was easily accessible. Their makeup remover pen is genius. That would be the great basis for a seasonally-appropriate look! Which reminds me: I may just do a Druidy makeup look for my own damn self this afternoon - this black & white palette has me wanting to play! That, and one of the selfies I took yesterday had me almost looking like i had elf ears .... As long as I watch the pups, the tissue paper lasts. My guy has been more intent on throwing it out of the box than chewing it up - unless all the food is gone and he’s hoping I’ve buried some inside the paper balls. I’ll snap a pic of my setup tonight. It’s been working well the past two days. I used to watch a bunch of Beau-Tube, and then remembered that I don’t actually care about these peoples’ lives or made up dramas, so took a massive step back from the amount of drama-adjacent content I was consuming. Unfollowed all but 3 beauty people who are far removed from that level of bullshit (Zabrena for drugstore makeup and historical looks, RachLoves for cute takes on dewy glowy skin - and ridiculous cooking content, and Wayne Goss for actual tutorials), and JS because I enjoy his talks about business and how much he nerds out over packaging and formulas. The rest of it is just .. irrelevant to my life. I’m hella picky about lipstick formula, which is why I’ve switched all mine over to JS. The liquid lips last forever and don’t budge - Rimmel also makes a killer long lasting liquid formula, but it absolutely destroys my lips. My lips are going to crease no matter what - I bite them terribly - so that’s just something I’ve had to live with. I used to be a die hard NYX fan, but I just hate the smell of their lipsticks - and the wildly varying formula qualities. I don’t buy a lot of makeup, and when I do, I’m a formula snob. I either try to limp along with Wet N Wild, or I just go for something I know works. I also have issues with Sephora and the post-Sephora beauty industry In general, so I rarely if ever shop there or buy brands they carry. The most notable exception is Benefit brow pencil and mascara minis - they’re the perfect size to fit in my travel case - and the mascara mini is a great reminder to change mine every 3 months lest I get another eye stye. Part of why I used to consume so much beauty content was a couple year long quest to find what works for me. I’ve had a few Urban Decay palettes I’ve liked over the years, but had zero idea how to use them. YouTube helped greatly with ideas. I also went chasing dupes for awhile, but found it too exhausting after moving overseas.
  8. darkfoxx

    Heidi: Amazoning

    Oh yeah - I’m sure it will be an absolute clusterfuck, but that’s not to say that this is not temporary in the span of US history going forward. I mean ... probably beats a caning on the Senate floor over whether KS would be admitted as free or slave state: https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/The_Caning_of_Senator_Charles_Sumner.htm In the long perspective of history, this is a trend - and hopefully one that’s antiquated with a quickness.
  9. Love your new ‘do! Angled bobs are the best!
  10. darkfoxx

    Heidi: Amazoning

    *hugs* Maaaaaaaaaybe less Handmaids Tale until after the election .... snuggle the pup. Tea. Deep breaths. Reach out to your Nerds if you need to vent. I can chat from a long-distance pillow fort
  11. Week: 1, Wednesday Quarantine Status: Qatar Continues on with Phase 4 Part 2 of reintroduction-to-normal life. Things are more-or-less back to some semblance of normal, with restrictions. Masks, social distancing, temperature checks and green status on your health app are the norm; no big gatherings in restaurants are allowed; gym capacity is way down; re-entry into the country is far from guaranteed if you leave. Most things that *were* open *are* open, minus businesses that didn’t make the jump. Nutrition Goals here: smaller portions, less meat, more veggies, nutrient dense food options, no GI issues. Eat with an eye toward Base MFP goals for slow weight loss: 1,260 calories, 20% protein, 50% carbs, 30% fat Week 0 Averages: 956 calories, 57g protein (20%), 123g carbs (44%), 46g fat (36%) End Weight: 136.8 Week 1 Averages: _ calories, _g protein (_%), _carbs (_%), _fat (_%) End Weight: ?? Week 2 Averages: _ calories, _g protein (_%), _g carbs (_%), _g fat (_%) End Weight: ?? Week 3 Averages: _ calories, _g protein (_%), _g carbs (_%), _g fat (_%) End Weight: ?? Week 4 Averages: _ calories, _g protein (_%), _g carbs (_%), _g fat (_%) End Weight: ?? Week 5 Averages: _ calories, _g protein (_%), _g carbs (_%), _g fat (_%) End Weight: ?? Breakfast: Coconut/Almond yogurt + spelt granola & pumpkin seeds Lunch: The second half of the big chappati with the rest of the pumpkin hummus Dinner: Another dinner fail - but this one turned out ok. Was supposed to be recreating a steak grain salad I had a couple weeks ago - didn’t have the quinoa I thought I had, so that was a no-go. Turned half the pho ingredients I had but can’t use + some of the ingredients for this dish + leftover basmati rice into a quick-n-dirty stir fry Snacks: None Did I eat like an asshole? Not especially Did anything try to kill me? Random late morning stomach pains; not sure why Did I eat a vegetable? How much? Yep. About half a cup of pumpkin with lunch and about a quarter cup of carrots with dinner Did I drink enough water? Probably not? Was dried out in the night again, but not so much that I needed to get up Movement Goals here: 4 - 5x a week yoga classes via Zoom or in person if that’s available and desirable + a little or a lot of accessory work on Saturdays This week’s projected schedule: Monday Warrior Flow (Zoom), Tuesday Handstand Practice (Zoom), Wednesday Monk Foundations (Zoom), Thursday Rest Yo Body Day, Friday Warrior Monk (Zoom), Saturday Dav flow or a little directed movement elsewhere, Sunday mall walk Did I accomplish my fitness goal for the day? Yep! Foundations was good. We worked on building a better chaturanga Social Habits Goal here: Support my Herd, keeping touch with friends online, building new online friendships, interact with other IRL humans at least once in a week Did I support my Herd? Yep Did I interact with “IRL” humans? Nope Stoke That Creative Flame Goal here: Main craft project, side project - keep my hands busy and creating What was my project today? Worked on my hated knitting project, colored a bit Exercise Your Brain Goal here: Continue learning via Skillshare - at least weekly - and then put that Goals: Learn about selfies, food photography, increasing social media traffic, digital art, watercolor Sub Goals to be worked on daily in the hour surrounding lunch: Fix Google-identified security weaknesses, Skillshare Thursday, review old business, professional and blog websites to see what I want to update, implement any changes learned from Skillshare, take another look at ways to support future-me financially. 1 Duolingo lesson per day the rest of the days - Thursday can be a day off. What did I work on learning today? Arabic alphabet on Duolingo, stuff about buried bodies recovered near Stonehenge Did I work toward any mini goals? Got an hours’ worth of work done on password updating and got lost in some of the sites in the process. Also accidentally started an Arabic program on Duolingo when I went to update that password. Get Out Of My Comfort Zone Goal here: Work on human photography through selfies & post my best of the week Did I hit this goal today? Yep. Played with some yoga posing and post-makeup selfies. I’ve been having a good face couple of days. Also adding a bonus goal for dog stuff with tomorrow’s update. Today, they had a walk at the “secret” beach you’re not really supposed to go on with the dog walker - no reports that they were terrible - Odin looked like he was having a blast, but opted to not practice his surfing. Mealtime was all about reactivity. I made O a snuffle box - took the empty box my makeup came in, wadded up the tissue paper it came packaged with, and scattered his food throughout the box. Gave that to him while I played a dog reactivity video on YouTube from my phone placed at the front door. As suspected, he was too smart to fall for it and only minority woofed at one of the dog barks in the video. He loved the box. Freya was separated into the bedroom with one of her puzzles - this one has 4 boxes: pull a drawer open with a rope, lift a lid with a rope, pull a knob on a drawer, nudge a knob on the top of a box. She loves this puzzle. The dog trainer also thinks they aren’t getting as much sleep as I think they are because they’re reacting to shit in the hall every couple of hours during the day. We haven’t hit on anything that will quite fix that as of yet, but if you have a different house set-up, she’s suggested crating and dedicated time in another room. I think I may go back to trying harnesses & leashes inside to keep the dogs near me during the day and see how that goes. That way, I’ll be able to jerk their little asses back and make them settle *before* they launch themselves at the door, instead of having to get up and grab them from the door to go sit on their beds after the fact. I’ll try that today, since the coffee table will need to be moved to prevent injury. Hoping with more of that it will decrease the amount of Odin aggressiveness toward Freya wearing clothing. Clothing of any form gives Freya confidence - which makes Odin feel the need to dominate her. My dogs are dicks.
  12. Wet’n’Wild has been killing it over the past few years - have liked a few of the Catsuit shades I’ve tried, but keep going back to the JS shades for longevity and not killing my lips. Had a Catsuit shade that used to freak DH out but I loved it - managed to find my exact face shade and completely erased my lips 😆 Yes, but you’re right about that being fairly ridiculous.
  13. Oh, and forgot to mention: One of my other favorite yoga instructors is on that online platform: https://olakaola.com/user/marybugg She’s doing a yin in a couple days that hits at a reasonable hour in the morning EST. She’s British, loves to work with challenges and injuries, and does a really killer yin class.
  14. True, true, but not like *book* learnin’ It’s turning out to be a good palette. I had no doubt it would be - and I was not wrong. It’s the Cremation palette from Jeffree Star: https://jeffreestarcosmetics.com/collections/eyes/products/cremated-eyeshadow-palette His shadows are creamy, super easy to blend, pigmented and last all day. Played a bit with more than dabs using my fingers and was not disappointed. Also picked up a deep almost brownish red (Unicorn Blood) in the new lipstick formula and a full-sized nude liquid lip. Wore the liquid lip around the house today to try it out and loved it. I’d missed lipstick. And that red combo sounds fantastic! Love! I’ve been meaning to grab a replacement burgundy for the Nyx shade I love but formula smell and smear I don’t. Love a dark Fall/Winter lip!
  15. Week: 1, Tuesday Quarantine Status: Qatar Continues on with Phase 4 Part 2 of reintroduction-to-normal life. Things are more-or-less back to some semblance of normal, with restrictions. Masks, social distancing, temperature checks and green status on your health app are the norm; no big gatherings in restaurants are allowed; gym capacity is way down; re-entry into the country is far from guaranteed if you leave. Most things that *were* open *are* open, minus businesses that didn’t make the jump. Nutrition Goals here: smaller portions, less meat, more veggies, nutrient dense food options, no GI issues. Eat with an eye toward Base MFP goals for slow weight loss: 1,260 calories, 20% protein, 50% carbs, 30% fat Week 0 Averages: 956 calories, 57g protein (20%), 123g carbs (44%), 46g fat (36%) End Weight: 136.8 Week 1 Averages: _ calories, _g protein (_%), _carbs (_%), _fat (_%) End Weight: ?? Week 2 Averages: _ calories, _g protein (_%), _g carbs (_%), _g fat (_%) End Weight: ?? Week 3 Averages: _ calories, _g protein (_%), _g carbs (_%), _g fat (_%) End Weight: ?? Week 4 Averages: _ calories, _g protein (_%), _g carbs (_%), _g fat (_%) End Weight: ?? Week 5 Averages: _ calories, _g protein (_%), _g carbs (_%), _g fat (_%) End Weight: ?? Breakfast: Half the big chapatti Lunch: The last of the leftover biryani Dinner: Leftover Udon because today was another planning failure - went grocery shopping late and didn’t have the time to make what I wanted for dinner; also didn’t want to jump into the next day’s dinner plan, because that took more brain power and creative manna than I had. Leftovers night came early this week. Snacks: Did I eat like an asshole? Eh Did anything try to kill me? Kinda, but I don’t remember what Did I eat a vegetable? How much? Ummm .... Did I drink enough water? Apparently not. Because I woke up in the middle of the night rough again. This could also mean that mold season is ending and the air is dryer. We’re still pulling 2 solid and sometimes 3 refills of the dehumidifier out of the air a day, but it seems like things are less wet in the air overall, so that’s a plus. Movement Goals here: 4 - 5x a week yoga classes via Zoom or in person if that’s available and desirable + a little or a lot of accessory work on Saturdays This week’s projected schedule: Monday Warrior Flow (Zoom), Tuesday Handstand Practice (Zoom), Wednesday Monk Foundations (Zoom), Thursday Rest Yo Body Day, Friday Warrior Monk (Zoom), Saturday Dav flow or a little directed movement elsewhere, Sunday mall walk Did I accomplish my fitness goal for the day? Yep! Despite the dogs and DH being home, I completed my handstand class - with DH roaming around the house and watching. Good boy, not critically. He even managed to get a semi-decent snap of one of my better attempts at pulling away from the wall. Social Habits Goal here: Support my Herd, keeping touch with friends online, building new online friendships, interact with other IRL humans at least once in a week Did I support my Herd? Yep Did I interact with “IRL” humans? Yes! Had my coffee and catch up date - which lasted until we were both starving at 2. The dogs also got to meet not only the bug guy but the new cleaners, so life was chaos most of the morning. Stoke That Creative Flame Goal here: Main craft project, side project - keep my hands busy and creating What was my project today? Yet again, did not pick crafting up. Exercise Your Brain Goal here: Continue learning via Skillshare - at least weekly - and then put that Goals: Learn about selfies, food photography, increasing social media traffic, digital art, watercolor Sub Goals to be worked on daily in the hour after lunch: Fix Google-identified security weaknesses, Skillshare Thursday, review old business, professional and blog websites to see what I want to update, implement any changes learned from Skillshare, take another look at ways to support future-me financially. What did I work on learning today? Nothing. Talked about struggles with the last thing on the list with a girlfriend who is very similar in the mind frame boat. We are coming to the conclusion that forcing square pegs in round holes is maybe not the healthiest thing either of us could be doing with our hyper critical and anxious brains. Did I work toward any mini goals? Nooooope. Get Out Of My Comfort Zone Goal here: Work on human photography through selfies & post my best of the week Did I hit this goal today? Yep. Just barely squeaked a shot in when DH remembered I had mail at like 8:30. Played with my new greyscale eyeshadow palette and a dark vampy lip in the half-dark while catching up on Lovecraft County.