Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ta Da!

Decided to continue 2014 a little lighter....

....and I chopped most of my hair off and dyed it blonde again.  I'm loving it so far and I have a feeling life is about to get a little more fun....

Monday, February 17, 2014

Weekend Collage

Untitled #58

Untitled #58 by vanessanelson featuring flat shoes

Hello there!  How was your weekend?  Mine was a seriously great weekend as far as weekends go.  I seriously don't think I've laughed as hard as I did this weekend in a VERY long time.  Isn't that the best feeling?  That laughter that makes your head pound, tears streaming down your face, can't breathe type laughing?  Ah.  It's so therapeutic.  I've also been doing some serious Olympic watching as well.  I always swear I'm not interested and then end up getting suuuper into it.  Every 2 years.....
Do you guys listen to Arctic Monkeys?  If should.  Such a great band.  I've been listening hard core all weekend.
I taught our lesson at church on Sunday which went so well.  I love teaching.  Sundays are also probably my favorite day of the week.  So relaxing.
 Nothing really else of much significance.  I went shooting guns for the first time ever which was SO fun....but I'll do a separate post on that.  
Hope you had a great weekend whether you were spending some quality looooove time with a significant other or just chilling with friends or family I hope it was spectacular! 

Share any cool stories in the comments!

Friday, February 14, 2014

To My Valentines.....

I really do adore you all.  Thank you for your comments and likes and blah blah blah.  I really appreciate it all.  I hope you have not only a day but also a LIFE full of love.


Love Songs

Crazy Love - Van Morrison
I can hear her heart beating, for a thousand miles, and the heavens open every time she smiles

Turning Page - Sleeping At Last
Your love is my turning page, where only the sweetest words remain, every kiss is a cursive line, every touch a redefining phrase

Kathy's Song - Simon & Garfunkel
The only truth I know is you

True Love - P!nk
But without you I'm incomplete

Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Wait....they don't love you like I love you

Fall Apart Today - Schulyer Fisk
Don't forget you love me today

The first time ever I kissed your mouth, I felt the earth move in my hand

So Contagious - Acceptance
When I'm around you I'm predictable cause I believe in loving you at first sight

Baby I'm Yours - Arctic Monkeys
I'll be yours until two and two is three, yours until mountains crumble to the sea, in other words, until eternity

My Girl Tonight - Jon McLaughlin
I used to think my heart just healed to break

More In Love With You - Jason Reeves feat. Nelly Joy
I will dream with you until they all come true....and I will spend my whole life through falling more in love with you

When They Fight, They Fight - The Generationals
When they fight they fight, when they come home at night they say, I love you baby

How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
How long will I be with you, as long as the sea is bound to wash upon the sand

When You Love Someone - Bryan Adams
You'll shoot the moon, put out the sun, when  you love someone

When I kiss your lips I want to sink down to the bottom of the sea

I Was Made To Love Her - Stevie Wonder
I was made to love her

Eavesdrop - The Civil Wars
I can't pull you closer than this just you and the moon on my skin

Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
Home is wherever I'm with you

Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
The vacancy that sat in my heart is a space that now you hold

1000 Times - Sara Bareilles
A hundred and five little blades in a line from your skin to mine 

Hold You In My Arms - Ray LaMontagne
When you kissed my lips, my mouth so full of questions it's my worried mind you quiet

Where it starts it ends love like a sunset

Last Request - Paolo Nutini
Grant my last request and just let me hold you

Cosmic Love - Florence + The Machine
I took the stars from my eyes and then I made a map and I knew that somehow I would find my way back, then I heard your heart beating you were in the darkness too, so I stayed in the darkness with you

The kind of love to make your heart go numb

Pull Me Down - Mikky Ekko 
We could be king and queen of the moonlight

A Sunday Kind Of Love - Etta James
My arms need someone, someone to enfold

Bleed To Love Her - Fleetwood Mac
And how she takes my breath away pretending that she don't miss me

I Would Do Anything For You - Foster The People
I've fallen in love and it's better this time than ever before

Flaws - Bastille
You have always worn your flaws upon your sleeve

Inevitable - Anberlin
I want to be your last first kiss 

Hold Onto My Heart - Graham Colton
You don't know how you look in imaginary white but I do

Start of Time - Gabrielle Aplin
When you walked into the room just then it's like the sun came out

All Of Me - John Legend
Cards on the table, we're both showing hearts

My My Love - Joshua Radin
I've been without you too long

Ho Hey - The Lumineers
I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweetheart

You're My Home - Billy Joel
I need you in my house cause you're my home

Hazy - Rosi Golan
If I forgot who I am will you please remind me, cause without you things go hazy

Let Love Stand a Chance - Charles Bradley
All the walls we build around us let them fall to the floor

Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Lauryn Hill
The sight of you leaves me weak

Romeo and Juliet - The Killers
You said I love you like the stars above I'll love you till I die

Hey Na Na - Katie Herzig
I've got a little secret too, I've got a mad little crush on you

Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) - Ella Fitzgerald
Let's do it, let's fall in love

Fix You - Coldplay
Lights will guide you home and ignite your bones and I will try to fix you

Northern Wind - City and Colour
You're the other half, you're like a missing piece

Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran
I was made to keep your body warm

State Of Grace - Taylor Swift
Love is a ruthless game unless you play it good and right

Cannonball - Damien Rice
There's still a little bit of your face I haven't kissed

XO - Beyonce
In the darkest night I search through the crowd your face is all that I see I'll give you everything baby love me lights out

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
When I'm dreaming I know I'm gonna dream I'm gonna dream about the time when I'm with you

Look After You - The Fray
You've begun to feel like home

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

iPhone Life

So this weekend completely got away from me and I have nothing to share with you.  Between work, moving back into my apartment, and friends....I've been quite busy.  I'll share with you a quick update in iPhone picture does that sound?

 I organized all my lip products (this was a big deal for me)

My parents' new dog Pippin was kind of adorable 

I wore tennis shoes with no socks because YOLO (I hate myself)

We put my friend Jodi in the trunk (*she was fine **she wasn't in there for very long ***do not call the police)


Much feelings

I drank tea and watched the Saved By The Bell Wedding.  It was a good day my friends.

I went and saw "American Hustle".  Bought these sunglasses.  It's like a thing now.


This is a real conversation I had with a guy who I had been chatting with for literally 15 minutes.  This is your warning to never download Tinder.  

And that's about it so far this month!  Also I should let you guys know now that I did film my Valentine's make up tutorial HOWEVER my editing software is not working so as soon as I figure that out I will have it edited and posted but it may become a "romantic night out" video instead of a Valentine's video. I think we can all be ok with that right???

Update me on your lives and seriously please do not download Tinder.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Coming Soon.....

A lovely little smoky eye/nude lip tutorial perfect for Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Weekend Collage

weekend collage

weekend collage by vanessanelson featuring a tea mug

ALERT:  I will not be discussing the results of the Super Bowl now or ever.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Mine was filled with my favorite F's (steady there kids...)  FRIENDS, FOOD, and FUN
Some things I loved this weekend:
Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter in "Cotton Candy" paired with my MAC lip gloss in "Just Superb" 
and I wore my all time favorite perfume "FlowerBomb" all weekend.  It just puts me in a feminine mood.  
ALSO to anyone who watches "Nashville"....can we talk about how amazeballs Juliette was in that episode??? "I may have just burned the house down, but I made damn sure you were in it when I lit the match" brilliant.  Can't stop listening to her song "Don't Put Dirt On My Grave Just Yet"  it's such a fantastic anthem.  And of course I drank my weight in tea because...that's my life now.  I particularly loved a honey/vanilla/chamomile combo that I purchased.
Anything you loved this weekend?  Please do share!!! 
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