Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sometime Around Midnight

I don't think any of you know this, but I absolutely love stargazing. Like anyone else who enjoys it, the peacefulness is what always draws me back. There's just something about resting on the ground and turning your head to the sky that is so soothing. What really attracts me to stargazing, though, is the fact that I become aware of how insignificant I am, and in turn, how small all of my problems are. It's a great chance to put everything in perspective and to practice mindfulness. 

So easily we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the world and the daily stresses that quickly pile up. We fail to realize that most of our problems won't affect more than maybe a few days of our life. I am one to do this quite often between my studies, volunteering, and work. Sometimes it's difficult to keep the balance. That's why it's so important to practice mindfulness and give yourself a break every now and again.

That's exactly what I did Saturday night. One of my ways to de-stress is in fact to lay outside for a couple of hours and gaze at the stars. Occasionally I'll do so on my own to fully unwind and be alone with my thoughts, but sometimes it's nice having company. I happened to want company Saturday, so I dragged my best guy friend along. Luckily he was willing to since he also loves stargazing. 

We went to our town's jungle gym around 6 pm and stayed there until 1 am. Gently swinging on the swings, simply sitting on the bridge that connects each part of the jungle gym to watch the sunset, and chatting was lovely. Eventually we put a blanket on the ground and just laid there, willingly being enveloped by the silence of the night. Though, we did go play on the jungle gym a few more times, just like the good ol' days haha

I asked him to take a picture of my outfit at the jungle gym; however he had his hand over the flash and cropped half of my face out of the shot...

Sweater: Target
Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Zumiez
Cut Out Boots: DSW
Necklace: Kohl's
Satchel: Target
Scarf: Antique shop

The majority of my day was spent outside. Keeping that in mind, I kept my makeup light. Just a bit of eyeshadow, mascara, a couple of face products, and lipstick. I love how lipstick finishes off a look! It makes it seem as though more effort was put in.

Sorry that the lighting is weird!

EYES
 ♥CoverGirl Lashblast Fushion Mascara
♥an orange-brown & brown colour from the
e.l.f. Studio Endless Eyes Pro Mini Eyeshadow Palette

BROWS
 ♥Sonia Kashuk Tinted Brow Gel
♥a matte brown from the
e.l.f. Studio Endless Eyes Pro Mini Eyeshadow Palette

FACE
Almay Clear Complexion Concealer
♥Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder in Porcelain

LIPS
♥FLOWER Lip Suede in Berry-More

Do you enjoy stargazing?

 ~Moll

16 comments:

  1. I love your pretty skirt! Stargazing is something my boyfriend and I love to do too! It's so relaxing and the sky is so beautiful at night!
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  2. Lovely post! I also like stargazing, though I don't do it as often as I would like to.
    I really liked your outfit :)

    salha | abuhayar

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  3. Stargazing sounds lovely! Love the outfit, such Autumnal colours! I love the makeup too especially the mascara! Abi :)
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  4. Really enjoy reading this! And about stargazing is so true, really shows you how your problems aren't really problems at all! xx

    Abi | abistreetx.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Love how you talked about getting caught up in the day to day. We all need to stop and take in the moment from time to time!

    Love the picture of you on the jungle gym. So cute! Your outfit is great and I love that yellow sweater! Also love the pictures of your eye makeup. I love your eyelashes!

    Denise
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  6. Love the skirt and your bag. You have gorgeous eyes!
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  8. Wow gorgeous outfit!
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  9. a wonderful look!
    happy monday!

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  10. Very pretty, I love the sweater, you are gorgeous!!
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  12. I really like your eyes x

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