Thursday, June 18, 2015

Steam Sale Summer Edition

Hello Readers!
I thought I would do a quick post about the games I have bought this summer sale. It is worth mentioning that each sale I tend to buy fewer and fewer games, I mean there are only so many games one person can possible play! My Steam library is up to, in impressive display of capitalism,  223 games. I have beaten 29 games and I am currently playing 31 (in that I am including games that cannot be "won").  That means I have played or beaten 60 games, or about 27% of my entire playlist, which is not that impressive, oh well.

Although, I would also like the add, if you will, that I bought 15 games knowing I would never play them. In my first sale, the Summer Sale of 2012, there was a  pack of 30 games I bought. The 15 of the 30 being cheaper in the pack than individual. So, really I've played 29% of my games; a number I think we all can agree is much more impressive.

Anyways, now that I have thoroughly defended my spending habits before sharing them. These are the games I picked up this Summer Sale. I am also included games gifted to me in this wrap-up!

Games I bought myself:
-Windosill - This game I have actually finished, and it was cute and charming; however, I paid like 2.50$ for it and I beat it in about half an hour. I mean it's a cute game, but still I wish it had just a bit more content!

-Testament of Sherlock Holmes

- Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments
I said this before last sale. I just really want to be a detective, clearly. Recently, in particular, I have been looking for either a good mystery game or book. I am in the mood to solve mysteries!

- Apotheon - This is a side scrolling game that has really cool "Greek" artwork and style. I am not really sure it is my type of game, since I don't really do side scrollers with combat, but the art and the story made me really want to play this!

- Gunpoint & Please Don't Touch Anything - two different cheap puzzle games. I like puzzle games. Although, I am currently a little "puzzled" out. I played about an hour worth of Please Don't Touch Anything. Good, puzzle game, reminded me of the "Room" looking and playing with everything.

So, that's all so far I have bought myself now for the games I was given!
 -Space Engineers - Exactly what it sounds like. You are in Space and you are Engineering things.
-The Talos Principal - Sean got it for me because it is a) my type of game and b) was both in my wishlist and on a daily deal. This is like a philosophical puzzle game. I hope it is like Antichamber.

 - Dino D-day - A joke from Sean.

- A Story of my Uncle- This looks like an interesting little exploring game. Not really sure about this, but it looks fun and was about $2. I swear, PC games are a good bang for you buck. I mean there isn't that many things I can spend about 2.50$ and have like 3-4 hours of entertainment.  

Whew, that was long and in depth look of my gaming habits of the last bit! :D

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Versatile Blogger Award tag

Tagged by Kristy, I figured I would give this tag a go! Firstly, here are the rules:  list 7 random facts about myself, and to tag others to do the tag. The recommended number is 15, but I won't do that many because I am rebellious like that.

1) I own a lot of books about grammar. This is not because I am a grammar person, rather the opposite, but the fact remains that I have like 8 of them.

2) Going off of Kristy's tag, I know a lot of people who hate tomatoes (or are unable to eat them) like higher than people would think statistically  possible basing on a (somewhat) random (albeit small) sample size of the population!

3) I enjoyed my stats class because I like stats. I think it is really cool how we --as humans-- can take random bits of information that we know to be true and to use a system of logic to infer likelihoods and predictions on all sorts of stuff.

4) I am quickly running out of space on my bookshelf. It just there is SO much I want to read, and so little physical space to put everything! (Before you say "you should go to the library", dear reader, realize I do and these are the books that I felt I needed to own on top of the ones I get out of the lib!)

5) I really want a gaming computer. I have a lot of games on steam (look, I just like stories, okay?), but because my computer isn't what it used to be, I cannot play some of them without either huge lag, or just my computer crashing in rebellion.

6) A couple authors I want to try are : Waugh, Boyden, Gedge, Diaz, and Ishiguro.

7) I have almost completely finished a full sized perfume. I am oddly impressed with myself. 

Well, that's all my "random" facts! I don't really have anybody to tag, so I am going to do the easy thing "I tag anybody who want to do it". :) 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Empties~!

Hello!
So, those of you who have been watching my blog for a while know that I have been trying to destash/use up a lot of my makeup. I started taking pictures of the makeup I used up so that I could keep track. Now that I have a bit of a list I thought I would share that list along with my thoughts - if I have any. Yup, it is pretty much your average empties video in a blog like setting (although, I imagine there are blog empties too, I just have not seen them.) This is my list starting from the end of last year. Going more or less chronologically:

 I really enjoyed this lotion enough that I bought it again in the tub, which I share with Sean. It is really great for moisturizing, although I will admit it is far more used in the winter (when I finished this) than in the summer (which it currently is). I have repurchased.
 This moisturizer  is decent. I like it enough, I do not think it is anything outstanding, but it does the job. On days where my skin is feeling particularly dry I used Nars Skin mask, which is really nice, but the Sephora one is okay for every night use. I repurchased it because I haven't found something I like as much for the same or less than the amount of the Sephora's one.
 I would not repurchase this! It is terribly greasy. I did not notice a lasting different, which is probably why I used up bought of these I bought fairly easily (it was a buy one get one deal thing). I much prefer the "Ultra Repair Lip Therapy" from First Aid Beauty (can you tell I bought myself a kit of First Aid Beauty from Sephora? Though for the record I don't really care for their cleanser)
 Another decent item. This came in one of my subscription boxes before I cancelled all of them (tired of receiving lackluster samples). It was fine while it lasted and I used it all up, but now that it is gone I do not find myself missing it. I am currently using the ELF eyebrow kit, which works just as well, and is likely cheaper. I would consider repurchasing this at a discount price.
 I liked this well enough while I had it, but I am liking my current primer more. I am currently using the Too Faced RX repair, which has a nice, if not a bit over the top, coconut smell coupled with a nice texture. The Smashbox one was silicone feeling. I did not dislike the texture, but for the same price I rather like the smell and texture of the Too Faced one, especially since I do not notice a different in the wear time of my makeup. It was difficult to get the last little bit of primer out of this, but I did manage. I would consider repurchasing at a discounted price.
 This is a sample size of the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. I loved this! I thought it made my lashes long and defined! I am not sure it is worth the expensive price tag, especially when contrasted with good mascaras at the drugstore, but I enjoyed this and have two backup samples from 100 point perk at Sephora! Would repurchase at a discounted price, may repurchase it at full price!
 This hand cream as a hand cream worked like a charm. I felt it was moisturizing; however, I could not get over the smell! This hand cream smells strongly of baby powder. I kept this in my schoolbag and for this reason I went through it, as it is only a sample size, but I did not enjoy the scent. I did repurchase this in the large size, but I got the lavender scent instead, which is lovely.  
I think this perfume was limited edition around last Spring, but I did enjoy the scent. The downside to this perfume is it had no staying power and over the day it would fade. However, to be fair, this perfume was small enough it did fit in my bag, if I wanted to bring it along. I could not repurchase it, even if I wanted to.











*NOT PICTURED : URBAN DECAY DE-SLICK SETTING SPRAY*
This was pretty good! I noticed that my makeup seemed to last longer with this than without this. However, I am not sure how much it is better than other setting sprays. I am currently trying the NYX "dewy finish" which I do not have an opinion on yet. I would consider repurchasing it!

Well that is everything! I hope you enjoyed! :)