Thursday, June 21, 2012

Non-Instagram Photos

I mentioned this on Twitter the other day and nobody has murdered me yet, so I thought I'd press my luck by mentioning it on here.  I hate Instagram.  It's not just because my phone is not even remotely capable of having it.  It's because I find the filters annoying and unnecessary, and very overused.  So there you go.  Please don't unfollow me.  I am a huge fan of recording awesome/pretty things in your daily life through photos.  I however, am not a huge fan or even remotely a fan at all, of you taking a picture of every Starbucks beverage you ever have/every pretty baked good you ever eat.  I get it, you like Starbucks and baked goods (especially macarons).  You also have a pet.  That's fantastic that you have a pet, but you don't need to take literally one hundred pictures of it every single day. It's like pictures of a baby; it's only constantly adorable to you and maybe some people who know it personally.  So that's just my two cents. I'm not internet famous so I certainly don't think I can change your personal habits because of my opinions.  With that being said, here are some pictures from my life lately, taken with my real camera.

cute hairstyle I found somewhere on the interwebz and actually managed to copy
just put your hair in a ponytail, separate into two strands, and tie in a knot.
If your hair is really long like mine, you can tie a second knot underneath the first.
Then just secure the ends with pins and your hair will look super fancy.
Huskies/Lakers colored shot thing I made up for G.
Purple gummy butterflies are super manly and sports related.
I still have difficulties with eyeliner, but one day I made spirals instead of cat eyes and it made my whole day more fun.
G and I watched this gorgeous sunset from right outside his apartment the other night.
G's mom is awesome and she got him donuts.  G is awesome and knows how ginormous my sweet tooth is, so he shared them with me : )
altered my dress just slightly by stitching the middle part of the top
down to make a sweetheart neckline; it looks so much better on me now
new shoes which, thanks to Payless' Buy One Get One Free sale, only cost me about $15 each

fresh strawberries and cilantro are colors that just look so pretty together


  1. Those spirals around your eyes are awesome! I suck at makeup-- is that liquid eyeliner? I wanna try to do this too :)

  2. Thanks. Yes it is liquid liner. Unfortunately for me, I got the cheap stuff and didn't realize that not only is it waterproof, but it's also makeup remover proof. I literally had to carefully scrape it off with my fingernail at the end of the day, because IT WOULD NOT COME OFF. Definitely going to stick to more subtle pencil liner from now on, since I can't exactly splash out for more expensive liquid liner. Also, it took me about 10 minutes to do the liner alone, because I have OCD and I finally just had to let it not be symmetrical. (Long comment is super long.)

  3. I like these photos! I'm an Instagram-hater too, as I mentioned on Twitter.

    Pretty much the only time I take lots of pictures is when I'm cooking, for potential recipe posts. I'm kind of wanting to change that, though, so I'm keeping my camera on me most of the time.


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