Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Flawless Date Makeup

Happy Leap Day!!

Tiffany D has one of the best vlog channels for makeup. I love the makeup look she did in this video. Check it out. I now have the Bare Minerals on my list of makeup to try! Also, she raves about that mascara, so I think I need to check that out too, yes?

Products she used:

Tarte Lifted eye primer
Bare Minerals Ready Eye Shadow Palette in The Truth
Loreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense
Smashbox Blush in Flush
Too Faced Candelight
MAC Clear Lip Conditioner
MAC Lip Pencil in Dervish
not shown in video:
Bare Minerals Foundation
Bare Minerals Warmth
Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Blonde
Armani Eyes to Kill Excess Mascara

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fun Survey

I saw this little survey on a blog (sorry I can't remember which blog!) and I thought ohhh I will send that to S and see what he says! I had to change some wording around because it was worded as if we are married.

1. Where do you see us in ten years?  In a nice house with 2 kids and a couple dogs
2. If I won $1,000, what do you think I would do with it?  Buy an iPad or laptop

3. What one thing would I save if our house was burning? B
4. If you checked the browser history on my computer, which website would show up the most? Pinterest
5. Complete this sentence: I have more ______ than anyone you know. Love to give
6. How long does it me to get ready to go out? 1 hour 1.5 hrs
7. If you compared me to a zoo animal, which would I be and why?  
8. Fill in the blanks: When she wants to_____, I want to _____.  Bone, bone
9. If I'm in a bad mood, all she needs to do is_____to cheer me up. Cuddle me

Cute right? He said he wasn't sure about #7 so he didn't answer it. ha The boy knows me well, everything he answered is correct.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

How To Get Good Hair

I never really thought about my hair dryer making my hair feel like straw. That is, until I decided to buy a new one. I always figured that it was the blonde making my hair dry. (It helps..) My hair guru suggested that I buy a higher end hair dryer since I've tried some really good deep conditioners. She suggested I try the CHI.

I went to Bed Bath & Beyond to check out their supply (hello 20% off coupons that never expire). Luckily they had some CHIs! This is the one I bought.

CHI Air Pro Expert Ceramic Hair Dryer

This sounds crazy, but I went out and bought it at lunch. It was misty outside so I ran home to test out my new dryer. YES, I am that girl. Since my hair was mostly dry, I didn't really notice a difference. What I did notice was the noise it was making. It was SO much quieter than my other dryer! It literally sounded like it wasn't going to screw my hair up. I would compare it to driving a 2001 car and then test driving a 2012 car. Seriously. I was so excited I called S and turned both dryers on so he could hear them.

Here is a pic of my hair after only blowing it dry with the CHI.

Here is a pic of my hair after only blowing it dry with my old dryer.

I think the pictures speak for themselves. RUN get a better hair dryer!!! Yes it is more money, but it will actually save you money in the long run. Especially if you have damaged hair!

Unfortunately this is not a product endorsement, just my opinion. If CHI wants to SEND ME A FREE one, I'd be more than happy to accept! ;)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Day 1

Since yesterday was my last day of cupcakes and cake, I went to the grocery store at lunch and stocked up.

This is not a drill..

I had a turkey wrap and 6 vanilla cupcakes..

Taking the rest to a friend's house tonight to get rid of them! 40 days is a long time my friends, a long time.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Mardi gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday; in English the day is sometimes referred to as Shrove Tuesday, from the word shrive, meaning "confess." Related popular practices are associated with celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. Popular practices include wearing masks and costumes, overturning social conventions, dancing, sports competitions, parades, etc. Similar expressions to Mardi Gras appear in other European languages sharing the Christian tradition. In English, the day is called Shrove Tuesday, associated with the religious requirement for confession before Lent begins. via

Since today is Fat Tuesday, I decided this year that I would be giving up cupcakes and cake. For those that know me, this is truly going to be a challenge! Last week I had FOUR cupcakes from Gigi's, and I may or may not have bought those 2-bite cupcakes from Publix on Sunday and finished them on Monday. Yes, I will be buying more tonight so that I can indulge one last time before I completely give them up for 40 days. I have to, right?

 samoa cupcake

V-day cupcake raspberry cream cheese with graham cracker crumbles

S suggested that I give up cake and cupcakes, since he knows I need them to survive am addicted to them. Like any good girlfriend, I suggested that he give up his weakness, Taco Bell. That boy can eat Taco Bell for literally every. meal. When he was in high school his dad would ask him what he wanted for dinner after soccer practice. He always said Taco Bell. His dad took him to Taco Bell every day for a straight month hoping that it would make him get tired of his beloved Taco Bell. It backfired.

Wish us luck!!

Here are some traditional Fat Tuesday favorites that you can check out:

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Beauty Tip: Eyeliner and Shadows

If black eye liner has become too harsh looking, try using grey liner if you wear silver jewelry or brown liner if you wear gold! Also, gold looks best for summer. Are you stocked up and ready for it? via 

Some of my favorite Lancome shadows are..





burnt sand



kitten heel

How gorg would montage, garment or excursion be for a smokey eye? (Not together). Add in a smidge of black to smoke it up a little? Or dark gray? Hello stunner!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The "How We Met" Story

S and I met September 17, 2011, 2 days after his birthday. A childhood friend of his lives in Atlanta and he was coming to visit before he drove to West VA to see his family. His childhood friend was dating an acquaintance of mine, and we all hung out that night. S's friend had tried to set me up with another of his friends but that didn't work out so well. I wasn't looking for anything, but I was up for hanging out. It's not like I had anything better to do anyway.

The boys picked us up from my friends house and we went to dinner at BBB. It was all kinds of awkward because we went outside when they arrived and we literally said hi and got in the back of his car. After dinner we went to the W down the road and hung out at the rooftop bar.

I felt pretty comfortable with him from the beginning. Which explains this.. We all went back to my friends' place and since she has a one bedroom place, and I lived close, I didn't want to stay over. S's friend suggested S take me home. So, I took him home. ;) He came into town to see his friend, but ended up spending the majority of his time with me. From then on we were both hooked. 

Awww I loved typing that out. Makes me smile. Go ahead, find a trash can. :P

Thursday, February 9, 2012

31 Years Ago

My sister was born!
Happy 31st birthday to my one and only most favoritest sister in the world!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Beauty Tip: Mascara

Are Mascara specks messing up your morning makeup? Try applying your mascara to your lower lashes first. Then apply your top lash mascara. It's usually looking up with wet mascara to apply your lower lash mascara that makes the mess! via

My personal favorites are..

Friday, February 3, 2012

Beauty Tip: Hydrating Your Skin

Ever notice a mans neck as they get older? They don't age the same as a womans. Know why? A big reason is because men shave! Shaving is like exfoliating! Woman don't start shaving... just make sure at least twice a week you are exfoliating and scrubing your face, neck and body with a facial scrub and body scrub. Be careful not to scrub too hard. You'll be amazed also at how much smoother your foundation will appear and also how much better your creams and serums will soak into your skin! via

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Puttin A Ring On It

I love many things about S. Many. One thing I love the most about him is that marriage doesn't freak him out or scare him. See?

Beautiful Nail: Just One

First of all, if you didn't get my reference to comedian Anjelah Johnson, you're missing out. Check out this video.

So last night I went to get a mani/pedi. I wanted all my nails painted with Essie's Sand Tropez.

On the left hand, ring finger I wanted a red heart in OPI's Vodka and Caviar.

Sounds easy, right?? Well, apparently not. I had to wait a little while for the guy to come paint the heart on. No big deal. So he gets there, and paints a heart. This is what I had in mind..

What he did looked like this..

I'm sorry but is that a strawberry?! WTF! Ugh, of course when he asked if I liked it I said yes. I felt bad for him. Plus I didn't feel like having him take ALL the polish off that nail and repainting 2 coats, then attempt to screw up another heart. He obviously didn't know how to draw. So I went home. I repainted that nail myself.

It's not as cute as I wanted, but you can at least tell it's a heart!