Happy Independence Day to Everyone ~ 2017
Hi there everyone!
I hope you all had a good Fourth of July! This is a little late, and it will be pretty short, as I don’t really have a lot to say about the subject of the holiday, other than sharing a little bit of how my Fourth went! Also, I’d like to open up the comments for you all to share with me how your Fourths went! So please do feel free to share with me if you’d like to, I’d love to hear from you, as always.
My Independence Day was super laid-back and not really much going on, but I still got to spend time with my boyfriend and his family, as well as enjoying food, fireworks, alcohol, and other things of that nature.
“Stars and Crepes” breakfast!
The day before, I made some “Stars and Crepes” for breakfast. It’s super easy! Simply make crepes to your preferences, cut them into stars or use a cookie cutter or something, and then deck your plate out with strawberries, bananas, and blueberries to make red, white, and blue! Top with powdered sugar and syrup (if you want) and you’ve got a sweet and tasty patriotic breakfast. Crepes don’t take very long to cook so this meal was done in about 15 minutes. Definitely a fun activity for kids on this holiday, too.
I decided to do a little bit of Fourth of July inspired makeup, which really just boiled down to a bit of blue eyeliner smudged under the eyes and a bright red lip. Simple, not something I’d rock every day, but really helped me get into that Independence Day spirit, you know what I’m saying?
I’ve been seeing “Fourth of July inspired makeup” everrryyyywhere, meaning I’ve been seeing this particular look everywhere. Why does it seem that “Fourth of July inspired” basically just means a red lip, blue liner, and maybe a touch of white shadow on the inner corner of the eyes? I mean, I know I did it that way, but even the most creative MUAs on my Instagram feed had basically done carbon copies of this look! I guess there just aren’t many ways to do July 4th makeup! Good thing is, this makeup look is flattering on everyone and really easy to do, so I can definitely see the appeal and the popularity of it.
I mean, my skin and makeup looked good, but I just could not get a good facial expression besides this awkward, pained one!
My boyfriend and I went to his mother’s house to have a small family cookout for lunch. There was tons of delicious food, including potato salad, potatoes, cheeseburgers, chicken, etc. I had a good time with his family and it was nice to be outside enjoying the gorgeous weather. I mean, this weather was just beautiful! Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect Fourth of July day.
Not the best picture (but the hand model is hot, isn’t he?) but this is the frozen strawberry wine slushie drink I made to indulge in for the holiday ~ yum ~
Or night! It was an absolutely perfect night for fireworks! The sky was clear, the weather was warm but not too hot or humid, and the fireworks display lasted an inoffensive 20 minutes. The finale was kind of a dud, but hey, fireworks are all about teaching us to live in the moment. Don’t you agree? Because honestly, who is like, “Hey remember the fireworks show of ’98? They had way too many green ones!” or “Lemme watch this fireworks video I recorded last year” -said no one, ever. Lol that second one I won’t take credit for, I did steal that from a meme I saw on Facebook.
This pic isn’t from the Fourth of July celebrations yesterday but it still fits with the spirit of the season
But the rest is true! Fireworks are there one moment, gone the next, leaving bright colors burned into our eyes and loud booms reverberating in our ear drums. No matter how bright, loud, and big an impact they make, their beauty is fleeting, their power fragile. Fireworks are meant to be marveled at in awe, they are meant to be enjoyed for a half hour or so, leaning against your loved one, breathing deep of the gunpowder in the summer night air. And then you walk away, maybe thanking the person who put the show together if they’re around, maybe exchanging a few words about how nice the show was, but then quickly moving on to deciding where to get a late night bite (because you know the show didn’t end ’til about 10:30 or so).
I told my boyfriend my thoughts on this and he chastised me for dampening the mood with my “existential crisis” heehee but what does he know?
That about wraps up my Fourth of July, and now I ask, how was yours? 🙂