Thursday, June 30, 2011

Things I Wish I Had Right Now!

Here's my June/July Wish List!:
Temptu Airbrush Makeup-
Man, I wish I had $250 just laying around because I would LOVE to have this! I've wanted an airbrush makeup kit since I can remember, maybe if I am good this year Santa will bring it! (A BIG FAT NO! hahaha..)

Vintage Style Clothes-
I want this outfit. (I'd also love to have Katy's body & face, but I'll take what I was given!) I seriously love this dress! I have a feeling I'll be shopping for something close to this on Saturday!

I wish I had the money for this. It's like $300 a month which I can't see spending on prepacked food. But it did get rave reviews...

Two Faced Endless Summer Beauty Kit-
I'm going to have to buy this. It's at Sephora & pretty cheap (I forget how much but I want to say like $30?) I love everything in it!

Ikea Wardrobe Closet-
This would be great in my room outside my closet. My main focus is getting more organized & this could be just what I need! (after we move!)We're going to look at town houses in July & I'm really excited. There's one that is like 6 miles from my work, which would be AWESOME! I'm not getting my hopes up, but I am sure we'll find something that's perfect for us. All I care about is if it has a washer, dryer & dishwasher!! Keep your fingers crossed for us (but you know I'll keep you updated!).
Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Video Shoot Day!

I hope the weather's better where you are, it's raining & humid here in PA.. gross!
I have a video shoot today for work & I had to get up early to make sure my hair & makeup were done. Here's today's look:
I love gold & black together!
Here's my nails. They need filled, but I haven't had time! I got the glitter polish a while back & I thought I'd hate it but I've been getting compliments everywhere I go. The contrast with the purple looks really cool.
I hope you have a great Tuesday!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Funday!

Can I just tell you all that I ADORE my hair? Seriously, I have never gotten so many compliments in my life!
Haha getting my Beyonce on with the AC!
Look at this necklace! Tracy from Jerseylicious had one on last week & I knew I had to have it! I picked it up on EBay for $13.99!
Have a great Monday!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

New Hair!!

Thank you all for your kind comments!
It was a tough week, but I feel so much better now!! There is nothing that good friends, lots of good food & laughing can't fix.
I finally got my hair done & I LOVE it. My friend from my old job just opened her own little salon and she did my hair. She used to always do my hair & she is amazing at it, plus she's a close friend! I swear, I've never laughed so hard in my life!!!
It's hard to see in the pictures but it's blonde & 2 shades of coppery red. It's so much better in person!
I'm sorry I don't have much makeup on but I wanted you to see my hair!
What do you think?

Monday, June 20, 2011

We Got It!!!

Hi Everyone!!
Remember the townhouse we went to look at? Well, they called us today and we are eligible to move in October 1st! I am so excited that I could cry! I had an awesome day, my dad stopped over & handed my an envelope this morning with an $8,000 check! My parents gave us the down payment for our first house! I can't believe how blessed I truly am! we're going to put it in a high interest savings account & get a house after were married!
Here's the floor plan for out townhouse:
My work took us on a cruise through Inner Harbor (Baltimore, MD) and I seriously had the best time EVER!! I wanted to share some pictures!:
Me & my hubby!

Two of my best friends!
Me on the deck of the boat.
My favorite picture EVER! My boy & my girls!
This is the dress that I got from Ross for $14.99. Isn't it super gorgeous? The only thing was I wore 5 1/2" heels & it was still dragging on the ground.
Have a great night!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Shopping Makes My World Go Around!

Happy Father's Day to all those wonderful Dad's out there!!
I've never been very close to my Dad but he's always worked his ass off so my brother & I had nice things growing up. He's a good person & as I get older I'm realizing more that even though he wasn't the most emotional or loving father he was always there for me. I stopped by to see him & mom today, even though it's 45 minutes away, it still feels like home. It's been a year since I moved out but when I go there it's like I never left at all.
I went shopping yeasterday & I got a little crazy. I had money since I get paid 3 times this month & all of my bills are paid.
I got the yellow floral shirt at Walmart for $1. I figured it'd be cute tucked into jeans with a red cardigan over it. Everything else is from Wet Seal. The lace camis were 2 for $12 (the back & ten are full lace, yellow & grey have lace at the top & bottom), sunglasses were 2 for $8,the nail polish was $1.50 & the jeans were $10 (I love them). Charlotte Russe had earrings & bracelets 3 for $10. I love long earrings and pearl bracelets!
Forever 21 is my favorite store. Seriously, I can't got there without dropping a huge chunk of change! The dresses were $14.50 each, the navy one is a floral lace top with a fitted black bottom, the other two are the same style. Both have stripes on the top & a light denim on the bottom. They are so cute!! I got a pair a jeans for $10.50 & a basic black tank for $2.80. The shirts with the ruffles on the sleeves are super summery & were $6.50 each. Then I got a knockoff Naked palette! For $6.80, it has 10 eye shadows, an eyeliner & a sponge applicator. They had smokey & natural so I picked up natural (although I plan on getting the other one as well!)
At Ross, I got this amazing maxi dress (which I wore on my work's dinner cruise.. pictures to come) for $14.99. I love the HUGE feather hair clip, it was $2.99 & I got this grey blue polish for $1.99.
Last but not least was Burlington! I got some much need bras, the strapless one was $5.99 & the brown & black were a set for $7.99. The clutch is XOXO, I also got this for last night's cruise, it was $9.99. The turquoise shoes were from EBay for $21.00 & they are amazing. The other 2 pairs are from Burlington, the were $5.99 each!
I love to shop & I'm such a bargain hunter!
have you purchased anything recently?

Friday, June 17, 2011

My New Favorite Sandals?

I saw these sandals about a week ago on Ebay for $21 with free shipping, I had been deciding whether or not I should buy them. Then, Tuesday night I had a dream & I was wearing them! Haha I must have truly loved them! I'm so excited to get them in the mail.I'm going shopping tomorrow, I don't plan on doing much damage to my bank account but my work is having a dinner party & I feel like I need a new outfit. I'm planning on hitting Ross', Burlington & the mall. I'll show you whatever i purchase!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tag: 40 Beauty Questions

Skin Care QuestionsHow many times do you wash your face each day? Once before bed
What type of skin do you have? Very Dry!
What is your current face wash? Biore Ice Cleanser & Proactiv
Do you exfoliate? Yes
What do you use to exfoliate? Proactiv
Do you have freckles? Yes
Do you use eye cream?Yes
Do you/did you have acne prone skin? Not really, i break out about once a month
Did you ever use Proactiv? Yes, I love it!
Makeup QuestionsWhat foundation do you use? Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse in Natural Ivory
Do you use concealer? Occasionally, NYX HD Concealer in Medium
Do you know your undertone color? No?
What do you think of false lashes? Love Them!!
Did you know you’re supposed to replace your mascara every 3 months? Yes, do i? No.
What mascara do you use? Maybelline One by One in Black
Sephora or MAC? I have more Sephora stuff, the closest MAC is over an hour away!
Do you have a MAC pro card? No.
What makeup tools do you use for makeup application? Foundation brush
Do you use base/primer for eyes or face? UDPP or Two faced Shadow Insurance
Favorite eyeshadow? MAC Shroom
Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? Both. Liquid on top, pencil on my waterline.
How often do you poke your eye with an eye liner pencil? Not very often!
What do you think of pigment eye shadows? Gorgeous!
Do you use mineral makeup? My lifeline, Bare Minerals
What is your favorite lipstick? NYX Pumpkin Pie
What is your favorite lipgloss? NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in Dolly Pink
What is your favorite blush? It's one from a palette
Do you buy makeup on eBay? Rarely
Do you like drugstore makeup? Of Course!
Do you go to CCOs? No
Did you ever consider taking makeup classes? Yes.
Are you clumsy w/ putting on make up? Sometimes
Name a makeup crime you hate. Unblended Eyeshadow.
Do you like colors or neutrals? Colors.
Which celeb always has great makeup? Katy Perry
If you could leave the house using just one makeup item, what would you use? Mascara
Could you ever leave the house w/o any makeup? Yes
Do you think you look good w/o make up? NO!!
What is the best makeup line? I love tons of lines...
What do you think of makeup? I love it!!!!
I tag everyone who wants to do this!

5 Things I'm saving My Money For!

This post is all about the 5 things I want in the near future. I'm saving as much money as I can to purchase them!
1. A New "Fancy" Camera
I want a camera that really shows the color and depth of my makeup & they are not cheap! I'm looking at a few Nikon's right now that are about $600. But it will be money well spent in the end!

2. Vanity Table:
I'm sure I'll end up asking my Dad to help me build one for storage of all my makeup but I can't have one until we get our townhouse. Womp womp! Either way, It's going to have a ton of drawers and a huge mirror!
3. Urban Decay's Naked palette:
I have been lusting after this thing for awhile now but I really don't have the money to splurge. But I will have it by the end of summer!!!

4. Google MyTouch:
My phone is a Nokia flip phone. Do I need to say more!?

5. Hair extensions:
I have long hair but I want it to be SUPER long, I love Eva's hair in this picture & I want it!!!
What are you saving your cash for?
All the best,

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Porn Star Makeup?

Hi Dolls,
I'm sorry about my lack of posts, I've been busy! I saw this picture online & I wanted to recreate the look.
The Inspiration (doesn't she look like a porn star?): My Look:

If you'd like to know the products used, let me know! (PS- Sorry my eyes are so red! Dustin was chasing me around the apartment & I was laughing so hard I was crying!!)
Have a great night!

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Special Thanks To Socialite Dreams...

I wanted to send a special thanks to Vonnie at Socialite Dreams, she featured me in one of her Celebrity Recreation Challenges for my Kim Kardashian Mermaid Inspired look.
Please take a look at her blog & the other bloggers who recreated one of Kimmy's looks! You will not be disappointed, these girls ROCKED it!

Liebster Blog Award

I got this award from Meghan at Pinupcherrymakeup. If you aren't following her, you REALLY should be! She has a great blog & is such a sweetheart! Thank you so much Meghan!
Here's the rules:
"It is said that the Liebster Blog Award started in Germany (probably) and is used to highlight smaller blogs that are less known. Blogs of less than 300 followers. It is a blog that you accept with the intention of paying it forward. When you accept the award, you choose 3-5 other blogs that you feel are deserving of more subscribers and pass the award on to them. You are not obligated to accept the award or to even pay it forward. I like to do this because it helps get the word out about other blogs that you might not have ever heard of. As I assume many of you do, I find blogs I want to follow by seeing them on the followers list on blogs I already follow."
The 5 blogs I chose are:

If you are not following these blogs, you NEED to be! (I really could have chosen 50 blogs because seriously you all are awesome!)
**I also wanted to thank all of my followers for your comments & kind words, gosh I just loooove you all so much!!!**
Have a lovely night!


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Food Prep is Exhausting!!!

Every Sunday is grocery day & food prep for the week. This saves me huge amounts of time, i can just grab a few baggies of different vegetables in the morning & leave. I always try to get as many fresh and organic vegetables as I can. Then I wash, cut & weigh them into 100 gram baggies so I can log them easier. Sometimes I also do this with cooked chicken.
Here's some of what I picked up. Celery, carrots, broccoli, cabbage & cauliflower. This is just my prep veggies, I know there's romaine lettuce, tomatoes & a bunch of other stuff in my fridge.
Here's the aftermath of prepping!
Here's my fridge! Keep in mind, all of those fruits are things that don't fit in the fruit drawer. I know I have like 15 apples & 10 lemons in there! I scored strawberries buy one get one free, raspberries for $2.50 a pint & blueberries for $2.50. You can also see that I stocked up on yogurt, i had a coupon for buy 10 get $1.00 off. Please note that the Grape Soda is NOT mine, my boyfriend drinks it like water!!!

I love to make homemade soups & I can make individual servings with the baggies! Right now I'm loving homemade cabbage soup with cabbage, celery, tomatoes, garlic & cayenne pepper! So GOOD!!
Have a great night!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Kim Kardashian Mermaid Inspiration

I saw this picture of Kim Kardashian with "Mermaid Eyes" & I knew I had to recreate it! Purple is one of my favorite colors to wear, it makes green eyes really pop!
The Inspiration (how gorgeous is this!?):
My Look:

My fur child (1 of 3!) Jinx!
Haha my best impression of Kim's picture!
Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse in Natural Ivory
Bare Minerals in Medium
Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzer
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
All Shadows from Manly 120 eye Shadow Palette
NYX Eyeliner in Black
Maybelline Lash Stiletto in Blackest Black
Maybelline One By One Volume Express Waterproof in Black
Falsies from EBay
Elf Eyebrow Kit in Light
NYX Round Lipstick in Pumpkin Pie
NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in Dolly Pink
Hope you enjoy!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fighting Cravings?

I'm having a ROUGH week. I'm so stressed out from work that I could just cry. We're really busy & we've been down people, so I just feel like I can't get caught up (I have a feeling hormones may be playing a role in this as well!) Of course, every time I' stressed, I want to eat junk. I did well yesterday & I'm staying on track today, but I have the craziest cravings (NO, I'm not pregnant!).
1. McDonald's
I've always loved fast food. My parents never let us eat fast food except on special occasions BUT when I got my driver's license, I went crazy for fast food. I would eat fast food 4-5 times each week. It's one of the hardest things for me to give up & I pass a Wendy's, McDonald's & Burger King everyday on my to work. However, I have not had fast food since my birthday (February) & I'm trying so hard to resist the terrible cravings. Plus, constantly seeing commercials doesn't help! (I would sell my left arm for McNuggets!)
(This delicious picture is courtesy of Google!)
2. Pierogies
I'm half German & one of my favorite memories growing up was making homemade pierogies with my Grammie! Let's see, dough filled with mashed potatoes & cheese then cooked in a ton of butter! COUNT ME IN. Can we say carb overload? Surprisingly, I eat premade pierogies regulary. They aren't too high in calories and I use spray butter with no calories.
3. Chocolate Milkshakes
This is hands down my guilty pleasure! It's a big no-no because I'm lactose intolerant but man, do I love them! You have to mix 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream with 2 scoops chocolate ice cream & 1 1/2 cups of milk. Then, smother in whipped cream. OH MY GAWD.. I'm drooling!
*These are what I'm craving like crazy right now. But, I will resist temptation (if I can resist McDonald's I can do ANYTHING!)
Do you get any weird cravings!?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Elf BeautyBook Smoky Eye Edition (Swatches)

Hi All,
As I promised, here's the swatches to the Elf Beauty Book Smoky Eye Edition.
I love the packaging for this palette, it's so sleek!
This is the inside, it contains detailed directions, 12 eye shadows, 1 eyeliner & a mirror. I picked this up at TJ Maxx for $3, however they are typically $5.
The Front Cover..
I really like all of the colors. The 3rd blue is my favorite. It's a deep shimmery navy, so pretty! Overall, for $3 I can't complain. It will be perfect to slip into my suitcase for vacation!
I also had to stop at the beauty supply store for some powder bleach & they had some really great specials. I have my Cosmetology license so I get most products for much cheaper than retail price. I used Kenra at the salon I used to work at & I need to take a break from Big Sexy Spray and Play. I loooooove the way it smells it's really sweet & almost fruity smelling! I picked up some Biolage Sunsorials Protective Spray. I love this stuff for summer, it contains UV Protectors to keep your color from fading. Last, I got my FAVORITE shampoo & conditioner! Biolage Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioning Balm. I use this stuff allll the time. When my hair is blonde, i use the Ultra Hydrating Balm, when it's dark I can use the regular Conditioning Balm. I swear they've saved my hair!!
Remember the dress I picked up yesterday? well. I wore it to work today. I absolutely love it!
Have a great night!