Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mid-August Already!

Where has the time gone? (seriously) Where has it gone!?!? 
I can not believe how fast the days fly by. 
Has anyone else looked as the calendar and wonder how we got to August 21st already?
I did this today as I was prepping my to-do list and many other things in my Filofax
I just couldn't believe how fast the month has gone.

It got me thinking about how fast this year has gone thus far and how fast time has gone since Joey and I got engaged. The wedding will be here before I know it!
THAT, that statement right there freaks me out! There is still so much to do! :((
I try to tell myself I still have lots of time (NOT!!!)....it is running out!

Okay I guess that is enough of a rant...but I can't be the only one who feels this way... can I?
The days have been recently blurred together because Joey went into work Saturday and Sunday :( He has been working so hard. I am supposed to pick up some work this week but haven't heard much of anything from them so once again I have that anxious feeling...
I really try to resolve to the fact that it is all in God's hands but alas... I'm only human.

I have been nothing but a busy bee running about these two days so far this week. (did that even make sense?) Needless to say, the past two days have been busy. I have been doing laundry and ironing anticipating that I would be working Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, but since I have not heard anything I guess I'm just caught up :) I had a few returns to make yesterday so that meant running around and then today I picked up groceries and a few other things I needed. I just feel like everything has been non-stop.

Well I guess I will end the rant here... thanks for your patience reading through this.
Has time been flying for all of y'all?
God Bless!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Most Worn Summer Things TAG!

 Hello All! So summer is nearing an end...(how sad). I have decided to do the Most Worn Summer Things Tag and I tag anyone who wants to do this on their blog as well. If you do the tag make sure you comment in the comments below you did so I can read :))
 Okay.
To jump right in!
 
Most Worn Nail Polish
 Orly Nail Lacquer in the color First Kiss. I have been really liking the neutral, light colors this summer.

Most Worn Hair Product
 This should be no surprise :) My Moroccan Oil Curl Defining Cream. Great for the heat!

Most Worn Bag
 This has been forever in my life :) The Coach bag (I don't even remember the name of this particular bag)

Most Worn Shoes
 I have been wearing these EVERYDAY this summer! My Banana Republic gold-ish flip flops! They are so worn... time for a new pair :)

Most Worn Accessories
 Has been my arm candy! My white watch, Tiffany's silver bracelet, and my other bracelets from Charlotte Russe. O plus my engagement ring :)

Most Worn Item of Clothing
 I guess I'm kinda boring on this one. Jean shorts. Yeeeepppp!

Most Worn Foundation
 I have been wearing the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup most this summer. This is a nice light foundation and have SPF 20. Good for the summer!

Most Worn Blush and Bronzer
 Blush: Smashbox in the color Radiance
Bronzer: NYC in Sunny

Most Worn Lip Product
 Philosophy Lip Gloss! Love this stuff. Not too sticky on your lips and it is a great sheer pink to give you lips some pop on the beach, but not a full fledged lip stick.

Most Worn Mascara
 Urban Decay Lush Lash Mascara

Most Worn Eye-Shadow
 NYX eye shadow in the color Sahara.  I use this as my brow highlight everyday... so therefore the most worn ;)

TAG YOU'RE IT!
Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Hair Time! Curlers!

As I have mentioned in my previous blog posts, I have been doing some experiments with curlers. 
Why???
Good question! For those beach like curls of course :)

I like my tight curls don't get me wrong, however at times it is nice to switch things up so I have started trying curlers. They really save time while getting ready in the morning because you can plug in, curl, and do other things while they set.
I purchased the Conair More Big Curls curlers. I like these because it has about 12 curlers that are all the same size and are larger for those Victoria Secret curls.
Good size for the bathroom counter!
Nice big curler for beach curls.
I also really liked this set for clips. They came with two types. The metal pins (which are not my favorite) but also they came with 6 (not enough for all the curlers) of the plastic clips.
 If you can, get a set of curlers that works for you and that has the plastic clips. It holds the hair much better!

So how do I curl my hair?
To start after I wash my hair (curlers hold better on clean hair, not second day hair) I put a small size of my coconut oil throughout my hair then let air dry for a bit. I finish the drying with a blow dryer.
While I am blow drying my hair I have my curlers plugged in. They take about 10 minutes to fully heat up.
Then I start curling :)
You want to take your hair in section starting with the top of your head and work your way down. I typically only do the top half of my hair with curlers then do some curls with a curling iron on the bottom for extra dimension.
Start with a piece of hair the width of the curler (the heated part).
About this width.
Start at the top of the hair and roll into your head, away from your forehead. This is give you curls outward.

Roll all the way down then clip with a clip. Repeat for about three curlers on the top of your head going back. You can then place the remaining curlers on the sides.
Remember to always curl in toward your head.
After your curlers are sitting on your head, leave in for about 10 minutes. I leave a bit longer because I have thick hair and want the extra time so that my curls hold all day.
While I'm waiting for my curls to set, I take my curling iron and do the lower hair of my hair. 
(well really the lower third of my head)
Use a heat protector.
After the curls are down on the bottom, I spray with my favorite hair spray at the moment.
Take down the curlers on your head and go through them with fingers to loosen and place where you want them to fall.
Spray again :)
Thennnn.....
Happy Curling :)))

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

More Blogust!

Heeeeeeyyyy!
I went for a walk with Rebel today! He was tuckered out! Aren't we all :)) I felt good about the walk today and then to ruin it I made some lemon pound cake to top with the strawberries I got at Super Target the other day....
AGGGHHH. Fail.
Well at least Rebel had a good walk!
Blurry picture I know :((( BUT LOOK AT THE TONGUE!

So speaking of Target I went there the other day to glance around... I didn't get much but I DID find a bag on clearance! GOT TO LOVE Target's clearance. I had been looking for a cross body bag more for the Fall and Winter seasons and found a good sized mustard colored one. It fits me right on the hip which is where I want it to fall. I had been looking for a cross body for awhile (I have not always been a fan of them) but when I decided to jump on board the bandwagon I couldn't find one that I liked for a good price. (Mainly because I WAS NOT going to spend $50 on a cross body bag that may, or may not, be in style next summer) Sooooo I guess I will show you my bagggggg now after that long introduction...
Perfect length!
Perfect Size!
OOO and perfect price! $8 :))) SCORE for ME!

I always happen into the baby section of Target especially when I'm going through my phase of wanting babies...(yes I have phases)
Kinda in love! They have some really cute things at Target!

Today I did work and chores :( BUT then also went to Ulta to get curlers. (Yes... like old fashioned rollers...don't judge) They were on sale... plus I had a coupon so it was justified, but in all reality I have been playing with some different hairstyles lately and I needed to get some curlers. I will have a blog post coming soon to review the ones I got and to show a quick tutorial on how I use them... (for that one person who cares...)

I made Salsa Chicken for dinner... YUMMMMMY! I will have to post the recipe sometime because it was a big hit with Joey (figures) :)

Well I hope everyone had a happy Wednesday!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Blogust!

Happy Monday!
I hope everyone had a great weekend! Joey and I had a great one!
Friday night we went to listen to some music and had some dinner at Panera bread.... reminds me of college with my roommates. We LOVED Panera, especially in the winter time!
After that we walked over to the theater to see the Batman movie! Sooo good. Very long...makes me think we got out monies worth.
Saturday we cleaned the bimmer all day. It needed a good rub down.
After working in the sun all day we decided it was date night at Mimi's Cafe. Joey and I had a gift card from my parents as part of our engagement present so we thought it was the perfect time to use it :)
Score on this adorable maxi dress from Ross! Very Nautical :))))
  Had a salad at Mimi's! Blue Cheese and Walnut (I think that is the name)
What a GREAT weekend!!!
What did y'all do?!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Rediscovery!

Often I dig through my makeup drawer and find something I have not used in awhile!
Today was that day.
I rediscovered some small eye shadows that I had ordered off eBay awhile ago. I spent a total of $1 for these eye shadows. I GOT SIX!
They are called Eyemei. They are very small, small eye shadows but they are seriously AMAZING! (for $1)
They don't have names, they are just labeled by number.
I can honestly say that when I first got them I was sad and disappointed. I thought these can't work, look how powdery. But the finely milled pigments are GREAT!
I just put a bit of the shadow in the top lid shown here. You barely need any product on your brush. I take a small lid eye shadow brush and take a small amount to pat on my lid.
These pigments work great with my Too Faced eye shadow primer and any other shadows you layer on your lid as well!

These were a GREAT find on eBay!
Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Jewelry... Every Girl's Favorite!

Ooookaaaayyy... so maybe jewelry is not your favorite. Maybe it is clothes or makeup (like mine).
Whatever your favorite...nothing can beat some amazing designer jewelry for a great price!

One of places I love to glance at upcoming trends and get personalized designer pieces emailed to me is JewelMint!
JewelMint is an exclusive jewelry collection designed by actress and fashion icon, Kate Bosworth, and her celebrity stylist, Cher Coulter. Many of the pieces that are listed on their site are inspired by the runway, vintage pieces and places they love.
 Kate and Cher design a versatile collection each month, and they recommend the perfect pieces to match your style.

If you go to JewelMint.com you can view how the whole things works on this page (above).
It is like a monthly subscription site, but you are not committed to every month if you don't want to.
The first step is to take a fahsion guide quiz which will generate jewelry pieces to match your style.
You view the options and if you fall in love with a piece they will ship it to you for $29.99, this includes shipping!
I think the price is great for really awesome, one-of-a-kind jewelry that can normally cost you up to $50 at department stores etc.
JewelMint will also have some sales at times! Recently (not going on anymore) they had up to 70% off some of their designs! hhhhhhheeeeeeyyyyyy!

Thought I would share this with you all :))
Check JewelMint out... you might find something you LOVE!
JewelMint.com

*JewelMint did not offer me compensation for this posting. All opinions are my own.*