Friday, December 31, 2010

My 2010 Favorites

These are my 2010 favorites!
Cleanser- Biore Fighting Ice Cleanser or Proactiv
Toner - Proactiv
Moisturizer- Olay Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid
Mask-Meaningful Beauty Facial Masque
Exfoliator- Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub
Makeup Remover- Maybelline Expert Eyes Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover
Foundation - Bare Minerals or Covergirl Clean
Concealer- E.L.F Concealer Palette
Powder - Bare Minerals in Medium/Medium Beige
Blush- NYX Powder Blush in Pinky
Bronzer- Bare Minerals Warmth
Eyeshadow- MAC Shroom/ Carbon/ Club & 120 palette
Mascara- DiorShow Waterproof or Loreal Lash Out Waterproof
Eyebrow- E.L.F Eyebrow Kit in Light
Lipstick- NYX Round Lipstick in Pumpkin Pie
Lip Gloss- Lip Fusion Color Shine in Blush
Nail Polish - China Glaze "For Audrey"
Eyeliner (Liqiud)- Maybelline Lash Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Liner in Blackest Black
Eyeliner(pencil)- Covergirl Perfect Point Plus Eye Pencil in Black Onyx
Shower Gel- Bath & Body Works Shower Gel in Honeysuckle
Body Lotion- Victoria's Secret Hydrating Lotion in Love Spell
Exfoliator: Asquith & Somerset Exfoliating Sugar Scrub in Lime Cilantro
Lip Balm- Cherry Carmex
Perfume (everyday) - Forever 21 "Love & Beauty"
Perfume(special)- Escada "Rockin' Rio" & Gucci "Guilty"
Self Tanner(face)- Fake Bake "FACE"
Self Tanner (Body)- Fake Bake "Self Tan"
Hair Care:
Shampoo- Bed Head Colour Combat in Colour Goddess
Conditioner- Biolage Hydrating Balm
Leave in Conditioner- Silky Sexy Hair Leave In Conditioner
Hairspray- Big Sexy Spray and Play
Gloss- Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
Flat Iron - CHI Nano 1" Flat Iron
Curling Iron - 1" or 1 1/2" Helen of Troy Gold Series Curling Iron
Hair Color - Goldwell Topchic in 5R (75%) and 5B (25%) (Medium Red Brown)


Happy New Years Eve!
I used the palette that I had mentioned in yesterday's post. It was from the Sephora Color Diary & it's called Meditation Retreat.
Please disregard how coppery my hair color is. I ned to color it this weekend!!
Swatches of the eyeshadow colors & blush.


New nail color, China Glaze Skate Night.

I hope everyone has a safe & fun Holiday weekend!
Talk to you all in 2011!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sephora Color Diary

Hello Loves!
My Sephora (Amazon order) package came in the mail today! I was so excited and it's everything I hoped it would be! There are 5 individual palettes and then a small carrying case , each of the palettes pop out & fit into in so you can take them on the go! They each come with 6 eyeshadows, 1 blush & 1 lipgloss.
(From bottom left to bottom right: Hot Date at Eight, Relax & Unplug, Must get New Shoes, Meditation Retreat & Day at the Museum)
This is my favorite of the 5 (Meditation Retreat). I LOVE the bottom right green. Oh it is GORGEOUS!
This is a close second (Must get New Shoes). First, I love the name. Second, I love the lipgloss color.

Swatches of the lipgloss from each set.

My awesome dinner this evening. I have been craving really good sushi lately & I can never pass up General Tso's Chicken! So much for my diet today!

I'll be playing with these palettes the next few days & since I finally got to the doctor's and started taking antibiotics, I won't be ashamed to show my sicky face!
Have a great night!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Gifts to Myself!

Happy Wednesday!
So, I took full advantage of my Christmas money and bought myself some new clothes! I purchased everything from Forever 21. I do have Forever 21 in the local mall but i HATE going in the becaise it always looks like a tornado just rolled through. I usually shop online or print the SKU & picture and take it to the store and have an associate help me find everything.
I'll show you some of the goodies I purchased:
I tried this dress on in the store and I wasn't sure about it so I put it back. I kept thinking about how much I liked it and since I had a coupon I ended up buying it. It was originally $29.80 & I paid $25.82. Overall, I really like it. I cannot wear it as a dress, I have long legs & it is entirely too short. It barely covers my butt!
Contrasting Petals Dress
(Photo courtesy of Forever 21)

I love little dresses like this with leggings in the winter. The ruffles make it so feminine! It's a steal for $14.50!
Fab Ruffle Layers Contrast Dress
(Photo courtsey of Forever 21)

Another steal for $13.50! I loves this with a black belt on the waist & leggings!
Splatter Bodycon Tunic
(Photo courtsey of Forever 21)

I got this cardigan in white, black & chocolate. You can never have enough cardigans. I love the puff sleeve, so cute! They were only $7.50 each!
Ladylike Puff Sleeve Cardigan
(Photo courtsey of Forever 21)

I got a lot of hair accessories and jewelry as well. I'm really into big cocktail rings this year so I've been stocking up on them.
I also forgot to mention that Dustin bought me Donkey Kong for Wii for Christmas! Best gift ever!!!! I used to (and still do) play Donkey Kong on Super Nintendo and I got the chance to play it on Wii in Game Stop before Christmas!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My 2011 Challenge

Hi Dolls,
Starting January 1st, I'm going to do a little challenge of my own. I'm going to wear a different pair of shoes every day until I run out & see how long I can go. I'll TRY to update a picture of my outfit each day so you can take a look. I'm really excited, I have so many nice pairs of shoes that I never wear. And I'm going to keep track on a calender to make sure I don't double any pairs of shoes.
Hopefully, I'll get a chance to do some makeup looks but I caught the cold that has been going around, so I've been doped up on Nyquil and exhausted. I have a bunch of new makeup coming & I ordered the brushes that Kandee had on her blog. (Crown Brushes) I needed a new set of brushes & you can't beat $29.99. I got the bronze snakeprint case. I cannot wait to recieve it. I also got a gift card from a client for Amazon (which I always use for new makeup!). So I ordered The Sephora Color Diary Set. I am can't wait to get it in the mail!
(Picture Courtesy of Google Images)
I'll update soon!
Are you ready for 2011?
Have a great day,

Monday, December 27, 2010

Weightloss & the Holidays!

Hi Everyone!
So, as fun & lovely as the Holidays were I am excited for 2011!
You've probably seen in previous posts that I am trying to lose weight before our wedding in October 2012. Well., I have managed to drop 11 pounds since September. But it takes lots od dedication & willpower. I allowed myself to have Christmas weekend as "free" days. I was stressing because I was afraid that I would get derailed & not be able to get on track. I'm actually excited to be eating healthy today. I had the worst time trying to sleep, it felt like I had a brick sitting in my stomach, I had terrible heart burn & when I woke up my stomach hurt so bad. Plus I was afraid to weigh myself, but I'm only up 1.3 lbs. Considering I pretty much ate an entire apple pie by myself, I'll take it!
I'm trying to be down 5 more pounds by the end of February & I have to increase my exercise because I'm barely working out now. And hopefully I'll drop another 15-20 lbs by June. I have my eye on this gorgeous (and expensive) bikini from Victoria's Secret & Dustin has agreed if I hit my goal weight he'll buy it for me as a "reward". So, after New Years, I'm back on the grind!
What are your 2011 goals!?
Have a lovely Monday! :-)

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Hey Loves!
I finally got the chance to do some shopping for myself! Okay, I actually did A LOT of shopping for myself over the past 2 weeks. But I have to have new stuff around this time of year!
Did I mention I got 8 pairs of shoes for Christmas?
Um, I should go to shoe rehab!
I got lots of fun stuff today, mainly accessories which you can never have enough.
How adorable is this eather hair band? I seriously want to wear it every day!
I've been wearing heavy eye makeup lately. No idea why?
Can you believe it will be 2011 in a few days! Where did this year go!?
Peace & Love,

Christmas Goodies!

Merry Christmas!
I hope everyone had a wonderful day!
I just wanted to show a few pictures (from my new camera!) of my Christmas goodies!
My beautiful soon to be sister in-law & I!

The half carat ring Dustin surprised me with! GORGEOUS!

Most of the goodies I got to unwrap this morning!

Leopard boots!

New Booties & casual clogs!

My favorite shoes EVER & some navy wedges!

I can't wait to start using my new camera on a regular basis and updating here often!
I'm ready for some AM shopping!!
All the best,

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone has a wonderful & safe Holiday!