Amanda Wehberg

I am an artist, college student, and daycare worker. I blog about anything that's on my mind at any given time.

Ulta Haul


I used my Ulta gift card on the things pictured above and I plan on using the rest of my gift card on more things there.

1. Pomegranate Raspberry EOS Lip Balm ($3.49)
The pomegranate raspberry eos lip balm was really delicious and fruity.

2. Honeysuckle Honeydew EOS Lip Balm ($3.49)
The honeysuckle honeydew flavor was also delicious and it reminded me of a spring meadow mixed with fruit.

3. Ulta brand Sculpting Palette in Rosette ($14.00)
I needed new blush, bronzer and highlighter to contour my face like I would normally do in my makeup routine. I like this palette because it has buildable pigmentation, but isn’t too harsh for my fair skin.

4. Pur Minerals Correcting Primer in Hydrate and Balance ($31.00)
I have always liked the idea of priming your face before foundation. Although the idea is to make the makeup last longer, most primers normally are used for those with oily skin. Since I have dry skin, this primer works for me under moisturizer because it sets my makeup but it also moisturizes my skin so that my face looks better and less dry when wearing my makeup.

If anyone wants to order these products or other beauty products, go to this link:


Chili Cookoff Wine Decoy


There is a chili cookoff at little Havana in Baltimore city md. Since it is crowded, I decided to put my chili samples on top of my wine glass so that I won’t be carrying too much things at once! I hope the chili with the corn and cumin wins…

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MadRag haul


So today I went shopping at MadRag since I heard the clothes had good prices. I was pleased when I got these three (basically the same style) t shirts all for $12 total! Because it fits really well also, I want to go there again sometime for more basics like these.

Here’s a link to the website:


Apple-Ahhh-Rita Review


The bud light Lime-A-Ritas are generally really great tasting but this is the first time I had an Apple-Rita.

In general, hard Apple ciders and Meade (which is a honey beer I get from the Renaissance festival normally) are my favorite beers to drink.

The Apple-Rita to me tastes more like a green apple soda with a hint of alcohol. I think it’s really great for people who don’t really like the taste of alcohol but for some reason want to drink something that tastes like hard cider. I would recommend it though for anyone!

In the state I live in its illegal to have alcohol delivered to your house but I will share a link anyway for those of you that can legally order alcohol online:

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My Coach Purses


Normally, I am not big into purses, but here’s my impression of Coach Outlet purses.

I got the coach purse from my sister and her husband, and I got the wallet from this lady at the daycare I work at.

When I received the wallet, I was so happy because I needed a new wallet anyway. I wasn’t expecting it to be from the Coach Outlet store though because I always thought the items were expensive. I love it because of the dark purple color and it fits my cards, money, and phone. I carry that thing around almost everywhere I go.

Originally, I got another purse from my sister and her husband for Christmas. I liked it a lot, but I needed a bigger one to fit my MacBook Air 11 so I told my sister I needed to exchange it. She told me I could do that as long as I have my receipt and to never lose my receipt no matter what. I listened to her advice. Because I listened, I was able to go to the local Coach Outlet Store so I could exchange the purse for the one that is photographed above with my wallet. I really love the one I have now because it fits my MacBook Air 11 along with everything else I need in there! It is black too (as you can see), which goes with absolutely anything I wear. I even still have the receipts too because I was told I can use it if anything happens to it so I can get a new one.

Basically, all I can really say is I love these products!

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Why Not Just Take a Picture?

IMG_0166I am using this image I took a picture of again, because I was in the process of reading this book when I came across a quote that really got to me.

I remember my cousin, who is also an artist, told my family about a time when he worked tirelessly on a portrait for his class, only for his art professor to ask “why don’t you just take a picture?” I, along with everyone else that heard this story, disagrees with the professor’s (quite demeaning) remark.

According to Betty Edwards,

“I believe one answer is that the purpose of realistic drawing is not simply to record data, but rather to record your unique perception- how you personally see something- and, moreover, how you understand the thing you are drawing (Edwards, 1999, p.102)”.

I most definitely couldn’t agree more with this quote, because I take this quote as something that tells people to express themselves. In art, I also believe that is the purpose of drawing or anything related to art.

Again, as I go through reading this book, I find more and more reasons to recommend this book to anyone: beginners in art, professionals, and anyone in between.

Here are some links you may want to visit to order this book:

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Why I PERSONALLY Hate Tinder

Yes… I’m single. Because of this I decided I would try tinder since I heard about it and how some people even were able to have good relationships off of it.

It’s a really simple concept of how it works. First of all, your Facebook profile picture is your profile picture on tinder so you don’t have to worry about uploading anything. For those few people that don’t know what it is, you basically swipe left on someone’s picture if you don’t like someone and you swipe right if you do. If someone you swiped right on did the same with you, then it’s a match and you can talk to the person online.
First things first, I am not stupid when it comes to online relationships or anything of the sort. I know that there are people out there who lie about themselves online. Because of this, being careful online is a must!

One thing I hate about tinder is that people are incredibly shallow on there. I mean, everyone is shallow in some way or other, but the shallowness of some people especially on sites like this makes me sick! Because people are more openly shallow online, tinder is now filled with people who are literally on there just to hookup, just like any other dating site out there. This isn’t even the main reason I hate tinder because everyone is different when it comes to things like that and I have met some great guys on there.

The main reason I hate that site is because I deleted my account on there once but then when I went back on it (regrettably) I found messages of people being mad at me because I didn’t reply to their messages since I thought I deleted the account! Anyway I did delete my account again after that then made a new one ONLY to make sure it actually deleted. This time it worked so I deleted my tinder account again in hopes it works. If it didn’t I guess I’m gonna have hate messages on there again but who cares?!

I personally have had the best experiences meeting guys in person so I would rather do that than go online. Again, that’s just me, and I know everyone is different.

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My First Time Reading “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”


Now I have considered myself an artist for a very long time, and my grandmother got me this book back when I was in high school (at age 15). Of course, for some odd reason I never had the chance to read this book until now (I am now 24 years old by the way…).

Because I am not quite done reading the book, I can’t summarize the whole thing, but I can say that what I did read so far felt like deja vu! I say this because I do remember doing some of the drawing exercises in some of my high school art classes and I have learned the whole right-brain/left-brain subject. I even have the same viewpoint as the author (so far) that anyone can acquire the skill of drawing because practice makes perfect.

I was never formally trained in the arts, but I do feel that a lot of the art terminology is familiar to me. It is always good, however, for me to be refreshed on familiar things so that the skills I acquired won’t be forgotten. The book to me seems only slightly outdated because of some of the wording the author of the book uses, but other than that, I would recommend it to anyone who appreciates drawing.

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My EOS Lip Balm Review

I wanted to do a review of these gorgeous lip balms because I was lucky enough to receive all of them as gifts for Christmas and all throughout the holidays! Normally they cost about $3 or $4 each at any store including ULTA, WalMart, Target, or anywhere else. I decided to do a review of each flavor I took a picture of in order from left to right. Here I go!

1. My friend got me Medicated Tangerine as part of a gift since a group of my friends and I were doing a Secret Santa thing. I like the name of the product because I needed lip balm to both have gorgeous lips and to medicate them whenever my lips are wind chapped due to the winter weather. This flavor is not as orangey as I would like, but I am very happy that the flavor of the lip balm and the overall feel to it does live up to its name!

2. Summer Fruit was one of the gifts my mom gave me for Christmas. I love the color of the product, as I do with any color that exists. At first, the product smelled unpleasant to me. When I tried it, however, I was pleasantly surprised about how yummy the flavor really is! Now that I am used to Summer Fruit, I don’t even mind the smell!

3. I was looking at Lemon Drop while shopping in various stores for holiday gifts because I love the taste of lemon candies, which is what I was expecting the flavor to be. I then got a gift card as a gift from work, so I decided to spend part of that money on the Lemon Drop flavor at Kohl’s. When I tried that lip balm, it tasted almost as much like lemon heads  (the candy) as I expected it to! The only difference is, however, that it is a lip balm, so it has a similar generic lip balm feel to the Medicated Tangerine one. I love Lemon Drop though, because it reminds me of lemon heads!

4. Blueberry Acai was another gift to me from my mother. I honestly did not expect that one, because it was the same flavor I gave to one of my friends as part of her Christmas gift! I tried my Blueberry Acai lip balm and it is sooo delicious! It is my second favorite lip gloss because of how sweet it is and how smooth the feel is!

5. Strawberry Sorbet was yet another gift from my mother. I like this flavor because it was the first EOS Lip Balm I ever used in my entire life and I ran out of it at one point. I now have a refill (thanks mom!). This is my third favorite lip balm because it is very sweet and has that candy/dessert flavor to it. It is really smooth too!

6. Passion Fruit was actually a flavor I have never seen before my mom gave this one to me for Christmas. Because I never seen it, I did not know what to expect. I like the flavor and smell of the lip balm because it reminds me of sweet tarts! I used to love sweet tarts as a child, so I definitely like this balm because I can still have that taste without all the sugar and weight gain!

7. Sweet Mint is my absolute favorite EOS Lip Balm flavor ever! The reason I say this is because the flavor is minty so my breath can feel extra fresh after brushing my teeth, chewing gum, or eating mints. I also love how cool it feels on my lips because it makes my lips feel hydrated and medicated. I have two of the Sweet Mint lip balms to be perfectly honest and I bought this flavor for one of my friends for Christmas!

I love all of these lip balms, but I could only review the seven flavors I have. I hope to be able to review some other flavors in the future!

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A site I like to use

A site I like to use

I like to use this site called because it lets me be creative and put potential outfits together. I don’t know if I would ever buy the outfits all in one setting because they are all expensive individually. Well… at least for my extremely tight budget they are. This link is to one of the outfits I virtually put together. One person liked it, so I am happy! I usually do not like to match colors too well and I don’t really care that much about fashion, but again, I like to try to be creative when I can! By the way, if anyone wants to see the link, click on the blog title “A site I like to use” because apparently the link is the title.

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