Tuesday, April 24, 2012

50lbs Down! :)

It's official. I'm down 50lbs. You have no idea how great it feels to be down 50lbs.
I haven't been the weight that I am now since the summer before freshman year.


My overall goal is to get down to 105, and I'm currently at 185... so yes. My highest weight was 235. I was extremely and severely overweight. 105 might be a little much since I hold my weight so well... so maybe 115 - 120 might be a little more appropriate, but I'm still aiming for 105. I can't believe I'm telling you guys this. o_O
I'm going to hell now. lol
I just hope that no one who knows me personally finds and reads this. They'll rub it in my face, and never let it go that I was up to that much... and that I'm currently still so heavy. :/

Monday, April 23, 2012

Small Birthday Haul

For my 19th birthday, I received around 200$. That didn't get me much, but what it DID get me, was absolutely gorgeous! In my opinion anyway.
I have recently lost around 50lbs, so I needed to go buy some new clothes whether I really wanted to or not. lol

By the end of the day, I really wanted to scream because my feet were hurting so bad... and the muscles in my right arm feel like they're on fire from carrying not only my stuff, but my moms as well, AND my extremely heavy purse around all day. :/

Light/dirty tan with red roses. It has a cute bow tie in between the boobs, and fits super loose. I probably should have gotten a size smaller, but I wanted to make sure it would fit after it was washed.
Price: 19$

This is actually a dress, but on me, it's a shirt/tunic. lol It's not that I'm tall or anything, it's just that I have an extremely long torso. :P
This has wooden beads around the tie that holds it up.
Price: 23$

This was the only shirt from Walmart that I could find that wasn't ugly. I originally had just gone into Walmart to buy hair dye, but when I saw this... I just had to have it.
Price: 15$

Chocolate brown leather jacket. I honestly think this might be real leather. The weight of this thing is ridiculously heavy, and it's super smooth.
Price: 30$

 Body Central:
This is another dress-turned-shirt. Once again, it's the curse of the long torso. So, unfortunately, this has to be worn with jeans or leggings, but it was so cute, I couldn't help but get it.
Price: 32$

This is a purple-y/magenta-y lace-floral tank top. Once again, this is a little big, but I had to account for the length. The one in my size was way too short.
Price: 36$

I also got a pair of black-suede peep toe wedges. 5 1/2 in heel/wedge. I couldn't get a photo of them unfortunately.
Price: 60$

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lacura Face Care Products: Day 01/02

A while back, I purchased a few products from the brand Lacura. It's a German brand, and from what I've read online about it, it should be sold somewhere other than Aldi's. Yes you read right... Aldi's.

I'm not going to talk about the eye shadows or lipsticks quite just yet though...

Instead, I'm going to talk about the facial cleanser and toner. Yesterday was my first day using the product. I have a photo below of what my skin looks like on day 2. My phone/camera were both dead, and I can't plug my webcam into my laptop because it over powers it and shuts it off. :/ So much for a 1200$ laptop. :P

I will take another photo on day 7, and then day 14, 21, ect. ect. ect... in weekly intervals. From what I've read on this brand and these products, I have very high hopes. It recommends on the bottles to use them each twice a day: Once in the morning, and again in the evening.

The toner and cleanser each cost around 5$... but occasionally, they'll go on sale for 1$!!! What a steal!

Unfortunately for me, on top of having acne... I also have a severe case of Keratosis. That's what's all over my chest and arms. The sad thing is, I take EXCELLENT care of my skin... and it still looks like this. I'm just hoping the Lacura Skin Care products work wonders like people online say it does... and I need to get me some money together to get some Biotin. My mom's been taking the Biotin, and her skin is looking great. She also has Keratosis, but her's is nowhere as severe as mine.

DAY 2: Face
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DAY 2: Chest
(There's a nasty spider bite under the band-aid. Yuck!)
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DAY 2: Arms
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The ingredients to BOTH products are listed in the photos below.

Lacura Face Care: Hydrating Facial Cleanser
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Lacura Face Care: Hydrating Facial Toner
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Remember to check back in a week to see the progress!! That is, if there is any. The day I'll be posting the week 1 review will be on Monday the 23rd. :)

Maybe it'll be a nice birthday gift more me... Nice skin. :) (my birthday is April the 22nd by the way!) lol

Sunday, April 15, 2012

New Blog Design?

I've been thinking about changing my blog design up a little bit, for a while now. I've had the same layout since I made this blog over a year ago. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the layout I currently have, it's just that I'm ready for something different. Whether it's just a few simple tweaks, or a full-out new layout. I haven't quite decided yet.

So I'm asking all of you!

What do you guys think? Should I just keep it the way it is? Should I just do a few minor tweaks? Or should I do a full-out new layout?

You're guys' opinions would mean so much to me! :)

              Kelsie Ilesha :)

Friday, April 13, 2012

My House is Haunted!

Nothing to do with makeup or fashion. I don't care.
Over the past 15 years of living on the property I currently live at... I've noticed some extremely weird things.
ESPECIALLY within the last 7 or 8. And this last year alone, has been scarier than heck.

Here are some photos.
Notice the figure standing behind my dad.
I took photos of another lamp in the same room to show you it isn't just the light.
Prior to this photo, the light started flickering, then stopped... then turned off on command.

Notice how it looks like the 'ghost' is leaning forward to put it's arm around my Dad.

Here's the other lamp. Same type of lamp. Same type of bulb.

Here's a photo of the figure behind the lamp after my dad got up. Notice how it doesn't look like the ghost's arm is around my dad anymore. It just looks like it's standing there.

And here's a photo of that same lamp... with the light turned OFF.
The figure is still there, but it moved in front of the lamp, instead of off to the side.
And it sort of just looks like a glowing blob.

All of these photos were taken with my phone camera, and were not altered in any way. Other than the first image was sharpened a bit, so you could make out the figure behind the chair.

I'm probably just making something out of nothing though, and these pictures are probably just pure crap. lol

Saturday, April 7, 2012

OOTD 4.7.12!

      Oh, how I LOVE high rise shorts. I've had this whole 'late 80s, early 90s' thing going on lately. Not very 'fashionable'... but I think it's cute, so that's all that really matters... right?
      I'm not sure if I should call this 'vintage'... or 'outdated'. lol What do you think? And the leather jacket... Oh, how I LOVE leather jackets!
       I've also been trying out a natural look on makeup. Nothing more than a tinted moisturizer, and mascara. :) In my opinion, it looks so much better than all that heavy crap I would wear on a regular basis.
       As for my hair, I just crimped it as usual... yesterday. lol I kind of like the look of my hair the day after I crimp it and sleep on it. Looks less crimped, and more natural.

What I'm Wearing:
- Shorts: The darker pair (of 2) of shorts my mom gave me. :)
- Shirt: Grey jersey material w/ silky embroidery down the front from Meijers.
- Jacket: Black pleather jacket from Rainbows.
- Shoes: Same shoes as yesterday.
- Black leggings from Meijers. :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

OOTD 4.6.12! & 40lbs down! :)

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Whoever said curvy girls can't wear high-rise pants/shorts is a moron. They look just fine on bigger girls... if worn correctly!

     Today's outfit is really a 'throwback' kind of day. I could have almost been sent back to 89'-92'! ha It looks a bit lazy/messy, but I really don't care. I thought it was cute! I didn't show my face because I hadn't done my makeup yet, and I just looked horrible. lol
    My mom gave me a pair of her old shorts a few months back, and at the time I couldn't even get them buttoned. Now I'm able to button them right up! And they're even a bit big on me! Talk about a major achievement! Especially since these shorts were my first goal, and just in time for spring! That is... if Ohio ever decides it wants to let us have spring.
     Ohio weather is a bit unpredictable. One week it can be in the mid 90s, and the next it's in the low 50s. Today it was only 62F, which is what the leggings under the shorts was for. Way too cold to wear them alone.

What I'm Wearing:
- The flannel I stole from my dad. It's a bit big, which it never used to be. :P I guess 40lbs makes a big difference. ha Not sure how much it cost him... but it was free for me! lol
- The shoes/sandals I bought from Meijers a few years back for around 20$.
- The shorts my mom gave me. She's had them for a good 15 years. Still look brand new though!
- A simple black tank top from Debs for 5$.
- Extra long black leggings from Meijers for 7$.