Monday, May 30, 2011

Weekly Weigh In - Week 4

First off, Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to everyone who served our country & to the people that gave their lives for our freedom!
I was a little scared to weigh in because I've been terrible 3 out of 7 days, but to my surprise I'm only up .4 of a pound. I'd love to be down but I expected to weigh in at like 160! I'm pretty sure the only thing that has saved me is eating all 8 servings of fruits & vegetables, drinking 10 glasses of water a day & exercise.
I'm only human & I have to learn to not be so hard on myself when i overeat. I get really upset & guilty, but out of 30 days I ate healthy & stayed within my calories 25 days.
For the month of May, I have lost a total of 6.4 pounds!
I'm going to a family cookout today so I decided to give myself a free day (I've already had too many this month but I'm going to eat healthy til June 18 without another one). My work is taking everyone on a formal cruise June 18th so that will be my next free day & after that July 4th.
My goal for the month of June is 7 pounds. That's a little less than 1.5 pounds a week.
I'll be sure to keep you updated with weigh in's every Monday!
Have a great day!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Body Inspiration

Hi Everyone!!!
As you all know, I have been working on a "lifestyle change". I try not to say diet because diets almost always fail. I've done every "diet" on the market; low carb, cabbage soup, master cleanse etc. I may have lost the weight but when I started eating normal I gained it all back. I've tried cutting all the "bad foods" & all that did was make me crave them even more! This time around, I'm strict but I don't deprive myself of anything. If I want fries, I'm eating them!! But, the more junk I eat, the less amount of food overall I get to eat.
It's been almost a month since I've gotten back on track & I have to say, my skin is so clear & I wake up more energized.
I think it's really important to set small goals. My first step was increasing the amount of water I drink, then trying to eat more fruits & vegetables. Now I try to drink no less than 10 glasses of water a day & 8 servings of fruits/vegetables. It's hard to eat healthy & only lose 1 pound a week, but 1 pound is 3,500 calories!!
I've been lacking motivation lately, I don't know whether I'm stuck in a rut or if it's just pure laziness!
I'm posting pictures I found on Google to show you what I want my body to look like!!
This girl is built a lot like me, she's got wide hips, but her stomach is killer!!
I played Roller Derby & I loved it(until I blew my knee out!) The only thing I hated was it made my thighs enormous from constant squatting & jean shopping was a bitch when your thighs are too big! Skating is such a great workout & I miss it so much, but there is nowhere for me to skate because the road I live on is rocky and uneven. But these girls bodies are rocking!!

Oh, Megan Fox.. your body is the bee's knee's!!
I never realized Fergie has such a kick ass body!
Obviously, I'm never going to be a size 2. I have wide hips & I've always been curvy. I always carried my weight in my butt & thighs until about a year ago when it started migrating to my belly. I'm planning on starting either P90X or Insanity in late July/early August, I just do not want to get too muscley(is that a word!?) But it's a sure fire way to lose some weight before the wedding!!
Do you have any fitness goals/inspiration!?
Have a great Holiday weekend!
(PS - I'm hoping to do a Nicki Minaj look tonight or tomorrow! I'll keep you all posted!)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Jerseylicious Look!

Hey Girl Hey!!
I'm not going to lie, I'm obsessed with Jerseylicious! I loooove their style & makeup!! (Not their fake tannns!!!!)
I'm not a fan of Tracy, but I love her makeup, hair & style. Here's the inspiration:
Here's my look:
Obviously, I need a tan!!

Products Used:
+Rimmel Fix & Perfect
+Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse in Natural Ivory
+Bare Minerals in Medium/Medium Beige
+Bare Minerals Warmth
+Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzer
+Too Faced Shadow Insurance
+120 Eyeshadow Palette (Black, grey & white)
+MAC Shroom (brow bone)
+Falsies from Ebay
+NYX Doll Eyes Mascara Black
+Maybelline One by One Volume Express Mascara Black
+Maybelline Ultra Liner in Black
+Covergirl Smudgable Eyeliner in Black
+NYX Round Lipstick in Circe
+NYX Round Lipstick in Pumpkin Pie
+NYX Photogenic Concealer
+NYX Round Lipgloss is Dolly Pink
Have a great night!

Bare Minerals Gilded Look of the Day!

Hi Dolls!
I hope you're having a wonderful Friday!!
Here's today's look (nothing fancy for work!)
My face is burnt from tanning! Products Used:
Bare Minerals in Medium/Medium Beige
Bare Minerals in Warmth
MAC Shroom (entire lid)
Bare Minerals Gilded Eyeshadow (goldish greyish green)
Maybelline Ultra Liner in Brown
ELF Eyebrow Kit in Light
L'Oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black
Carmex Cherry
Have a great day!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

FOTD & Shoe of the Day!

Hi Loves!!
As you know, we've been apartment searching & I think we found the one!! We're going to look at it tomorrow, it's a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with a HUGE walk in closet. It's a mile away from where we currently live. I love our apartment but it's too small for us & if we have a second bedroom, I'll have a vanity table & be able to blog much more often. (Plus, I'm getting an elliptical to workout!!) The best part? It has a washer, dryer & dishwasher!!!! That right there has me sold. The rent would only be $130 more a month & it's on the 3rd floor so we wouldn't have any noisy neighbors above us (we have a super noisy night owl above us now!)
Here's today's makeup. I apologize for my skin, it's been peeling lately no matter how much I moisturize & exfoliate.

Products used:
L'Oreal Magic perfecting Base Primer
L'Oreal Magic Smooth Souffle in Light & medium (I got samples in the mail of these & the primer)
Bare Minerals in Meduim
ELF Contouring Blush
L'Oreal HIP in Adventurous (shimmery beige)
L'Oreal HIP in Showy (teal)
L'Oreal HIP in Dashing (grey)
Maybelline Ultra Liner in Brown
Maybelline Volume Express One by One in Blackest Black mascara
Covergil Smudgable Eye liner in Black
ELF Eyebrow Kit in Light
NYX Round Lipgloss in Dolly Pink
Carmex Cherry
This is my shoe of the day (don't worry, I peeled the tags off before I wore them!) I bought them at Ross for $15.99 and they are soooo cute!!! The brand is Joey, I've never heard of them before but I'm going to do a search on EBay to see what other shoes they offer!!
Have a great day!

Monday, May 23, 2011


I know tattoo's are a personal preference, some people love them & some people hate them. I think tattoo's are great IF you choose something that is close to you. I hate when someone walks into shop & just picks something off the wall. I always knew that I would have a bunch & I'm nowhere close to finished!! I thought I would show you the tattoos that I have as of right now..
Dustin & I have matching tattoos on our arms. We did not want our names but we wanted something beyond a ring to represent our love for each other. I have the lock & he has the key. I love this tattoo, but my parent's were super pissed. Everyone always asks "What if you break up?", well, we've been together 4 1/2 years so he's been a huge part of my life & it's not like it's his name or something that can't mean something else. This is one of the most painful tattoos I've had. It hurt SO BAD!!
I went through a really rough time when my ex & I broke up. I was extremely depressed & felt like I had no one to turn too. But in my darkest times, I always kept my faith . The Serenity Prayer got me through a lot of tough times so I had it tattooed on my back to represent that God always has my back. I have to say, this is my favorite tattoo of the 6 I have.
I love vintage owls. I have owls all over my apartment & tons of owl jewelry. I seriously love the colors in this tattoo & the picture does them no justice.
This was before I got my lock tattoo, my left wrist (where my lock is) says "Love Conquers All" in Latin & my right wrist says "She Flies with Her Own Wings" in Latin.
This was my first tattoo, I got it at 20. My grandfather has called me "Tinkerbell" since the day I was born. I've always collected tink things & every year for Christmas my mom gets me tink pajamas.
Do you have any tattoos?

Weekly Weigh In - Week 3

First, I want to thank all of my followers! You all are so kind & I love reading your comments and reading your blogs! Thank you so much!!!! <3
This week has been the hardest, I'm PMSing & I want to eat every junk food in sight. I'm really happy that I still managed to be down, I went to a cook out Saturday & I ate a lot of salty junk food. I paid for it yesterday with an upset stomach, my body is not used to eating junk anymore. I'm down 1.6 pounds from last Monday & a total of 6.6 pounds for 2 weeks. That's great! It's getting easier to eat healthy, in fact, fresh produce is just about in season so I won't have to spend and arm & leg at the grocery store! I still crave fast food but I like to find ways to create low calorie recipes that taste WAY better! Plus, I haven't been wasting money on junk food that makes me hate my body.
Please let me know if you have any questions about my diet, recipes.. ANYTHING!
I hope you have a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Shopping Haul!!!!

As I mentioned a few days ago, my best friend & I went shopping today at King of Prussia. I had such a good time with her! We've been close since second grade & she's going to be my maid of honor at my wedding!!
First off, the drive there sucks! It's about an hour and a half & it's all highway. But the mall is freaking huge & has everything you can imagine! The stores that we have at our local mall are so tiny compared to there stores!!
I got this Nine west purse on clearance for $28.00. I looove it!!!
This is what I bought at Forever 21, skinny jeans for $10.50, 3 tanks (lavender, white & black) for $2.80 each, a black puff sleeve shirt for $4.50 & this gorgeous pink & black rose skirt that I have been lusting after for awhile for $14.50. I freaking love Forever 21!
I got this adorable tube top at Wet Seal for $7.80. I love the pastels with leopard print!
Next, H&M, which is surprising because I don't usually find stuff that I like in there. I got the 2 cardigans (baby blue & black) for $12.95 each, the pink ruffled shirt, (which I almost bought last time I was there) for $12.95, 2 turquoise like stone rings for $5.90 & this adorable printed dress for $12.95!
I knew I had to get some accessories so I hit Charlotte Russe for the 2 for $8 deal. I got 5 pairs of earrings & a bracelet. I LOVE the owl earrings. I'm addicted to vintage owls, I even have an owl tattooed on me!
PS- I have to mention that I was starving when we got there & really wanted Taco Bell, but I ate a little too much last night & I was trying to be good so I settled for a salad with light dressing, 80 calorie peach smoothie & unsweetened iced tea! GO ME!!! Hopefully, my weigh in tomorrow will be good and I'll be down a pound or 2!!
I really like everything I got, now I have to decide what I'm wearing tomorrow!
Thanks for reading!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pin Up Inspired Look

I love pin up looks. Winged liner, falsh lashes & red lips are my thing!
The modern day Pin up Dita Von Teese, gosh I think she's beautiful!!!
This is the look I was going for..
My finished look..

Products Used:
L'Oreal True Match Foundation is Soft Ivory
Bare Minerals in Medium
NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Natural
(Lash Stiletto Liquid Liner in Black Brown for Beauty Marks!)
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Covergirl in Snow Blossom
Covergirl in Golden Sunrise
Maybelline Ultra Liner in Black
NYX Doll Eyes Mascara in Black
Falsies from Ebay
NYX Long Liner in Pinky
NYX Mega Gloss in Perfect Red
Hope you like it!

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy

Well, I finally got a chance to have my nails filled. They looked so rough after 3 weeks but I was so busy last weekend I just couldn't fit it in. I keep them very short because I can't function with long nails, even when they need filled they bother me because they're too long! Apparently, the world is supposed to experience "Dooms Day" at 6 PM, according to some whack job cult leader. I'm sure just like Y2K this will be nothing (but just in case, I'll have fresh nails & blinding polish at the Pearly Gates!)
I really couldn't get an accurate picture. Flip Flop Fantasy is more like a hot pink with a tint of orange. It's one of my favorites & it's from my favorite collection "Pool Side". It reminds me a lot of "Shocking Pink" (my favorite polish EVER!) with a peachy tone.
It looks more pink in the pictures but in person I can really see the orange!

Have a great day & I'll be sure to post the goodies that I pick up at King of Prussia Mall tomorrow!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Katy Perry Inspired Look

I adore Katy Perry, I think she's absolutely stunning! I saw this picture few days ago in the new Cosmopolitan magazine & I knew I had to try it!
The Inspiration!:
My take on the look:
I love the purple & green together. She always rocks colorful shadow!!

Products Used:
Rimmel Fix & Perfect Primer
Bare Minerals in Medium
NYC Blushable Creme Stick in Plaza Pink
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Sephora Color Diary in Must Get New Shoes (purple)
NYC Palette in Smokey Greens (dark purple)
Maybelline Ultra Liner in Black
Covergirl Smudge Eyeliner in Blackest Black
NXY Slim Pencil in Acid Green
120 palette from EBay (green shadow)
NYX Doll Eyes Mascara
Falsies from EBay
Elf Eyebrow Kit in Light
NXY Long Lip Liner in Pinky
NYX Mega Shine Gloss in Dolly Pink
Let me know what you think!
Have a great weekend!

Swatches of my NYX Haul! (Lips, Mascara & Cream Blush)

Here's the swatches to the Lip glosses, Mascara & Cream Blush!
(Left to Right)
*Mega Shine Lipgloss in Perfect Red & Dolly Pink. These are amazing! They have a nice scent & they are super bright. Two thumbs up on these glosses!
*Round Lipglosses in Dolly Pink & Ballerina Pink. These are not as pigmented as the Mega Shine glosses but they would be great over lipstick for some shine. They have a nice citrus scent.
Rouge Cream Blush in Natural. I haven't tried this on my face but the color is gorgeous. It's very pink with a hint of peach.
All the glosses & blush.
I used the Gel Remover, that Perfect Red was a BITCH to remove! Look how red my arm is!!!
Doll Eye Mascara.. I can't wait to try this. I've heard great things. (Don't look at my nails! It's been 3 weeks without a fill!)

Have you tried any NYX products? What did you think?

Swatches of my NYX Haul! (Pencils, Concealer & Gel Remover)

I couldn't wait to swatch the NYX Haul that I received last night!
I started with eyeliners, lip liners & jumbo eye pencil...
*The first 2 (from left to right) are Slim Eye Pencils in Acid Rain & Electric Blue. I love them. Seriously, the colors are so bright & pigmented.
*Next, is the Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean. This pencil is great! I really had to rub at it with the makeup remover & you can still see on my arm where it was!
*On to the Long Lip Pencils in Cabaret & Pinky. I was in need of a red lip liner. Cabaret reminds me of a brick red. I've used Pinky before & I absolutely love it. If you are looking for a pink lip liner, Pinky is it!!
*Lastly, Auto Eyeliners in Black & Dark Brown. These were stiff & a little hard to work with, but they are pigmented & hopefully they don't run as bad as the Covergirl ones I've been using.
All of the pencils again...

This is the concealer Magic Wand in Medium. I'm glad I got the medium because it's a lighter shade than I expected. The consistency is great & I'm excited to use this on my dark circles.

This is the Gel Makeup Remover. I like gel better than liquid. All of the swatches came off fairly easy except Black Bean, I had to scrub until my arm was tender!

If you get the chance to score some NYX products, do it! there a great brand and not too pricey!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cherry Culture Haul!

I pretty much ran in the door because I saw that my package had been delivered from Cherry Culture. They were having 50% off of NYX products. I'm actually glad I ordered from this site instead of the NYX site after reading all the rants. I may have paid a little more but I got the products & had no problems.
The products were very well packaged.
Here's all the products I ordered & they included a free lip balm for me!!
These are the eye products: Makeup Remover Gel Type, Doll Eye Mascara, Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean, Slim Eye Pencil in Acid Green & Electric Blue & Auto Eyeliner in Black & Dark Brown.
Nail & Face Products: Matte Nail Polish in Matte Mint, Concealer Magic Wand in Medium & Rouge Cream Blush in Natural.
Lip Products: Round Lip Glosses in Ballerina Pink & Doll Pink, Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Dolly Pink & Perfect Red, Long Lip Pencils in Cabaret & Pinky (which I have & LOVE!), Round Lipstick in Femme & free Lip Balm in Bubblegum.

I'm so excited to swatch & try everything!
Have a great night!