Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mom's Day

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring Cleaning

My closet is a hot mess of disorganization right now.  Closet cleaning is coming up, possibly this week.  That should easily help me add up my bags for my 40 bags in 40 days challenge also.

I officially spend too much $ at Sephora.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Favorite Eye Primer

Kat Von D High Voltage Eye Primer in Skin.  This is my ultimate go to eye primer.  It isn't oily or greasy at all.  Goes on very creamy and a little goes a long way.  Helps my eye shadow pop and stay put all day without creasing.  I originally got a sample of this from Sephora and immediately bought the full size version.  Available through Sephora for $15.

Kat Von D High Voltage Eye Primer

Sephora Birthday Gift

This year the Sephora Birthday Gift for Beauty Insiders is Philosophy's Shampoo, Bubble Bath, Shower Gel in Vanilla Cupcake.  Love this.  It's the 6 oz size.  They send a coupon in the mail for you to use 2 weeks before or after your birthday or you can add it online.  I just got mine today.  (Birthday is Saturday.)  Smells delicious.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Shellac Manicure

Anyone tried the CND Shellac Manicure?  Thinking about trying it out for my birthday which is coming up in a couple of weeks.  Thoughts?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - So glad this is almost over.

40 Bags In 40 Days

So, I'm not Catholic or doing anything for Lent, but I love this idea.  40 Bags In 40 Days is getting rid of clutter in your home.  Get rid of 40 bags, you choose which size, in the 40 days of Lent.  I'm totally doing this.  My house desperately needs it right now.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Beauty Secrets

Baby Powder.  This one is well known by now.  Use a powder brush to brush small amounts of baby powder on the roots of your hair and voila, instant dry shampoo.  It helps reduce the oil and smells good as well.  Just don't dump a ton right on top of your hair or you'll have the powdered wig look.

Lansinoh Nipple Cream.  I learned this trick from McMommy, it works as a great lip balm.  Makes lips super smooth and shiny.

Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel. This is making a buzz lately.  It works as a great primer under makeup.  Comes out of the tube like a gel and glides on to a powdery finish to keep shine at bay all day.

Static Guard.  Spray onto your hair brush to help keep staticy hair in place.

Dryer Sheets.  Rub them onto your brush, hair and clothes to keep static under control.  One of my fave tips since I get such staticy hair in the Winter.  Pro, it smells awesome.

Neosporin.  It works wonders for severly chapped/cracked lips in the Winter.

What's your favorite beauty secret?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Oscars 2011

Anne Hathaway in Valentino. She looks gorgeous and very Hollywood "Oscar" ready.  My Best Dressed Pick.  I actually loved every outfit she wore during the night.

Camila Alves in Kaufman Franco. Very classic and beautiful.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein. Love this on her. Maybe more Grammy-worthy, but she looks amazing with the metallic dress and slick straight hair.

Haille Steinfeld in Marchesa.  She looks so young and cute just like a 14 year old should.

Halle Berry in Marchesa.

Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein. Very pretty, maybe not quite glam enough for the Oscars, but a definite winner.

Jennifer Hudson in Versace. Looking svelte and red carpet ready.  Too much boobage? Ehh, debatable, but still stunning.

My Worst Dressed Pick:

Scarlett Johansson in Dolce & Gabbana.  Too dark, too trashy looking, too dark make-up and too messy hair for the Oscars.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Products I Adore.

Maybelline Lasting Drama by Eye Studio Eyeliner.  I bought this to try on my waterline and it has been awesome.  I have no luck with pencil liners on my lashline.  This creme/gel liner is applied with a brush  that comes with the liner and dries quickly to last a long time.  Waterproof is a must have and it works better than any I've tried so far.

Smith's Rosebud Salve.  Originally in a tin, they've made it available in a tube.  It can be used for lips or dry patches on skin.  It goes on smooth with a little shine and lasts longer than most glosses.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ice Storm 2011

This is outside my bathroom window.  If you look closely you can see the layers of ice on all the branches.

Right outside the front door.  A thick layer of ice is covering everything.

These pictures were from this morning.  More ice, sleet and snow has been coming since then.  Lights are flickering now, so better stop the post!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Recently Zoya had a promo where you could get 3 free nail polishes and only pay for shipping.  It was part of their Facebook fan appreciation.  (So, if I were you I'd follow them on Facebook and Twitter!)  I ordered Racquel, Paris and Kali.  With the order they sent a booklet that shows their colors and other products as well as swatches for their new "intimate" line.  I've never personally tried Zoya polish before, but have been hearing great things about it.  Many say it's better than OPI or Essie.  OPI is my go to brand, so I can't wait to give these a try.  What about you?  Did you order from the promo?  What colors did you choose and how do you like the brand?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Books for your Daughter.

Just Grace is the latest book my 7 year old has read and she LOVED it.  We're looking to buy the rest of the Grace books next.  Chapter books are her favorites and we've been looking for new ones to add to her collection.  Any suggestions are welcome.  Click the images to be taken to the Amazon pages to buy or read reviews.  These are all books my daughter has read and loved.

Eyeliner for Waterline?!

What's your favorite eyeliner for the waterline?  I cannot find one that doesn't disappear.

In other news Week 2 of C25K starts tomorrow.  Very exciting.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Couch to 5K

Today is the day. I started a C25K, or Couch to 5K. I've been really neglecting my running, so I thought I would give it a try. There is a 5K in April I want to run, so this gives me plenty of time. I downloaded an app on my Blackberry and hit the treadmill.Week 1, Day 1. This is what my app looks like. It talks to you and tells you when to warm up, run, jog and cool down. It also has it on the screen if you don't hear the prompt. Wish me luck. I'll keep an update here also as I go along.

Niece - Mackenzie Michelle

My niece has arrived! Mackenzie Michelle was born at 4:00 am on Sunday, January 16th, 2011. She weighed 7lbs. 2oz. and was 20 inches long.Finally her eyes have opened for me.
I call them K-cubed. Kailey, Kaden and Kenzie.
What do you think of Mac, Kenzie or Kenz for nicknames? I think I'll stick with Kenzie.

Monday, January 10, 2011

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Happy New Year!

Happy 2011! What are your resolutions?