Monday, November 28, 2011

Clear liquor and cloudy-eyed, too early to say goodnight...

Well, I had a nice mini vacation, now it's back to work!

We're restructuring at my job, so starting Thursday, I'll be considered a Sales Tech, I'm not surprised, I love to sell things & I'm good at it. It's been pretty stressful, I don't deal very well with change. So if you could send some good thoughts my way, it would be greatly appreciated! :)

Here's today..

The gold on my lid is from Wet N Wild's "She's Got Good Jeans" palette & the purple on my crease is also from a Wet N Wild Palette "Cool as a Cucumber".
Here's a better closeup.

This was from yesterday..

I used NYX's Champagne on my Lid with a little bit of MAC'S Club on my crease.

It's my go to natural look.

Have a lovely night!


Friday, November 25, 2011

I'm Thankful for...

I hope that you & your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

We did lunch with Dustin's family & dinner with mine. I forgot my camera but Dustin's sister took a few I thought i would share

I'm thankful my amazing future hubby! We may not have it all together but together, we have it all!

All the girls!
The first time the whole family has been together in 15 years <3

The boys!

I'm so thankful this season. A few days ago, I sat stressing about money & then I saw a commercial that 17 million people inside the USA go hungry. Then, the very next day, the lady in front of me, a mother in line at the grocery store was paying for formula in all change with tears in her eyes. I handed the cashier a twenty and handed the women the change. I've never gone hungry & I've always had a roof over my head. This season is about giving & I truly believe in donating to you local charities & helping however much you can. Remember the real reason for the holidays!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Another sun soaked season fades away..


Here's today's look & another look from a few days ago.

I used NYX's Smokie Mountain on the crease with NYX's Champagne on my lid.

My hair is so loooongggg!
Okay, so I need to rant. I have the worst time finding jeans. I typically go to Forever 21 but they seem to think that all tall girls are SUPER skinny. I wear a 29 waist with a 34 inseam. All I could find at Forever was 25 X 34. WOMP WOMP. So I ended up having to get 29 X 32 which are still too short. Ugh, I really hate short jeans. Anyway, I wore these AMAZING plum purple Dollhouse heels today with my short jeans (ha!) but look at how long my legs are!!! The lace top is actually a lilac color & I wore a plum purple tank underneath that matched my heels perfectly!

This is from last Thursday. I wore my red boots with a black shirt & red sequin hat. The hat & black lace shirt are from Forever 21.

I used NYX's Red Bean Pie on my crease.

I'm off work for the next 3 days! I can't wait to relax & spend Thanksgiving with my family. I'll be sure to update soon!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Furry Friend Tag

I got this tag off of The Beauty Belle's blog & I just though it was super cute! I love my cats like they are my children!

This is Piddle. She's the youngest & a total ham!

This is my oldest cat, Jinx. She was such a tiny kitten here!
This is Jinx now!

Tigs McGee is on the left, Piddle is on the right.

Tigs as a tiny kit!

1. What is your pets name? My 3 girls. Jinx, Piddle & Tiggy!

2. What kind of pet is it and what breed? Domestic Short hair cats

3. How long have you had your pet friend? Since they were tiny kittens!

4. How did you get your pet? They were all stray kittens outside my parent's house.

5. How old is your pet? Jinx is a little over 2, Piddle is 1 & Tigs is 1 1/2 years old.

6. What are some quirky things about your pets personality? Jinx:I swear she's a dog, she plays fetch & sleeps in our bed every night! Piddle: She is the ham cat. She is so funny & has such a personality. She always has to be center of attention! Tiggy: The sweetest cat ever, she loves to be held & she'll talk to you!

7. What does your relationship with your pet mean to you? They are the kids I don't have (yet!) I love them so much!

8. What are some of your favourite past times with your pet? Kitten kisses & snuggles! We have a 7 foot cat tower & I love to watch them play on it!

9. What are nicknames that you call your pet?
Jinx: Diablo, Boo Boo

Piddle: (her real name is Ginger) I have always called her Piddle because she peed on the floor the first night we got her!

Tiggy: Tiggerton, Tigs McGee
Do you have any pets? I swear, one day I'll be the crazy cat woman! :)


We shed what was left of our summer skin...

Hi Guys!

Thanks for your nice comments, I'm feeling much better today!

I did my usual routine today. I always start with NYX's Champagne all over my lid & then I used NYX's Kiwi on the crease. I blended the outside corner with MAC Club, which just so happens to be one of my favorite shadows. It's a brownish, reddish green. It's such a beautiful color. For my face, I've been using Maybeline FIT Me Foundation in 120 & 125. Then, I use Bare Minerals in Medium and Medium Beige & NYX Concealer in a Jar in Light under my eyes. I used FIT Me Blush in light rose with a little Bare Minerals Warmth. I always use the same mascara & eyeliner. Both are Maybelline, Mascara= Turbo Volume Plus (waterproof) & eyeliner= Lash Stiletto Liquid Liner in Blackest Black. I use Covergirl Outlast pencil in Black on my upper lids waterline. I have NYX's Mega Shine Lipgloss in Tanned on my lips.

Here's a shot of my new hair. We used 3 separate colors, a cool blonde tone, a mocha brown & a red brown. My friend always does my hair & she's so patient! It took 3 1/2 hours to put the foils in!
A better shot of the eyeshadow & liner:

I've been testing "Model In A Bottle". It's a matte finishing spray that is supposed to seal your makeup. I was using ELF's setting spray & I like it but I saw this on EBay & wanted to try it. It was $13.95 with free shipping. I do notice that it keeps my skin from looking oily throughout the day. (My skin is really oily, especially in my T-Zone.) I usually have black under my eyes from my waterline, but since I have been using this, I haven't had a problem. The only thing I HATE is that is smells terrible!!! It's main ingredient is SD Alcohol & it does have Fragrance in it but I feel like I'm going to gag after I breath (and I hold my breath when I spray it!) I'll keep you updated on my thoughts..

Have a great day!


Monday, November 14, 2011

And I'm Sick :(

I've never realized how much stress can really affect your body. I've had so much going on that I have not been taking care of myself properly. I haven't been sleeping very well & I haven't been eating very well & it caught up with me today. There's a stomach virus going around and I caught it. I'll spare you the details but I have been sick all day. It really sucks because I wanted to start my workout today.

Anyway, yesterday I got my hair done. You can't really see in the pictures because i have it back but it's a little lighter.

This was before, I used NYX Kiwi & MAC's Club.

I love this color combo!
Here's today with new hair. I got about 2" cut off. I hate cutting my hair but my ends were fried & it really needed it.

I used NYX Red Bean Pie & MAC's Smut. It's much more burgundy in person!

And this was from a few days ago.. I used NYX's Kiwi on my lower lash line. I lovvvve that color!

Have a great night!


Friday, November 11, 2011

Supreme 90 Day System

So, I am trying to get back to eating healthier & working out. I have been totally slacking. I don't know what happened to my motivation, I guess most of it went into moving but now, it's truly time to get focused & back on track. The wedding is now less than a year a away & it is crunch time.

My biggest problems are that I hate exercising & that I have no willpower. It's pure laziness to be honest. When I played Roller Derby, I was in the best shape of my life. We'd do 2 hours of straight skating & I would be drenched with sweat. Now, I get winded walking up a flight of stairs! I'm not really trying to lose weight, I've never been super skinny. I'm 5'8" & I typically wear a 9/10 jeans. I'd love to get toned without losing my curves. Lately, my diet has consisted of JUNK (chips, cookies, french fries..) and my self esteem has plummeted. It's now or never..

I saw an infomercial for "Supreme 90 day System" & I was instantly pulled in. I wanted P90X but I cannot justify spending $120 on workout DVD's that I might not use. This is a knock off P90X, it comes with 10 DVD's that are focused on different areas of fitness. The best part? It was $22.95 with shipping. I researched before purchasing (as I do with everything) & it got rave reviews. However, I heard the website is a huge scam. I ended up purchasing it through Walmart. You can't beat $22.95, even if I don't use it, I don't feel like I wasted a huge chunk of change.

It comes with the DVD's (the packaging is a little cheap, but for twenty bucks, I won't complain!) in a little flip book. Each are labeled with the workout.

From what I have read online, most of the DVD's run about 30-45 minutes. You do need to purchase a stability ball & dumbbells (both of which I already own) but you can pick them up for about $10 each. The workout names are as follows (and the times):

*Chest& Back – Warm Up: 4:19, Workout: 22:14, Cool Down: 5:57

*Ultimate Ball – Warm Up: 4:19, Workout: 30:33, Cool Down: 5:57

*Tabata Inferno – Workout: 37:45, Cool Down – 5:57

*Shoulders & Arms – Warm Up: 4:19, Workout: 32:49, Cool Down: 5:57

*Cardio Challenge – Warm Up: 4:19, Workout: 31:06, Cool Down: 5:57

*Legs – Warm Up: 4:19, Workout: 22:51, Cool Down: 5:57

*Total Body – Warm Up: 4:19, Workout: 23:17, Cool Down: 5:57

*Core Dynamics – Warm Up: 4:19, Workout: 18:06, Cool Down: 5:57

*Back & Bi’s – Warm Up: 4:19, Workout: 46:22, Cool Down: 5:57

*Chest, Shoulders & Tri’s – Warm Up: 4:19, Workout: 34:51, Cool Down: 5:57

It also comes with a Nutrition Guide. I probably will NOT use this because I am a picky eater & most meal plans include things that I don't like. I haven't had much time to look at it in depth but I know it includes meal plans & recipes.
It has a 90 day success chart that tells you which DVD to do on which day. I really want to do the whole thing for 90 days & see how many inches I can lose.

I'm hoping to start Monday. I recently fell down the stairs at my house & hurt my ribs so I'm hoping they will be healed completely by then. I like that you do a different DVD each day because I get really bored with things. This should keep my attention span longer than a week! I'll keep you updated on what I think of the DVD's and if I think I'll be able to stick to it or not. Monday I will be doing a weigh in & then each week following up with a weigh in and measurements.

Have you tried Supreme 90 Day System, P90X or Insanity.. did you have good results? I'd love to hear you thoughts & comments!

Have a lovely night!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Looks from this Week

Oh hey!

I hope you're doing well!

I'm sorry for the lack of posts this week, I forgot to put a SIM card in my camera so I only captured 2 days looks.

I love this look, probably one of my favorites.

I used NYX Red Bean Pie on my lid & Odyssey on my crease. I always use MAC Shroom as my highlight color. I've been using Maybelline Turbo Volume mascara & I love it. I plan on doing a review later this week.

Maybelline Lash Stiletto Liquid Liner is my go to eyeliner. I use Maybelline FIT Me Foundation with Bare Minerals over top & my leopard blush palette from Forever 21.
For this look, I used NYX Smokey Mountain on my lid with Exotic Green on my crease. The colors are very similar, however Exotic Green is a little darker & has dark green shimmer instead of the gold shimmer that Smokey Mountain has. I got a lot of compliments on this look. I think darker colors with shimmer make my eyes look really bright. (Sorry for my dry skin, this year has really been rough on my skin!)

I know it's lame to take pictures in your car but I'm always running late & my house it too dark to get the correct color payoff.

Hope you enjoy these looks!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Today's Purchase!

I did a simple look today. I used NYX's Vanilla Shimmer all over my lid & Kiwi on my crease (mixed with a little MAC Club).

And I got to spend the day with my love!
They built a Target by my parent's house & I was so excited! I've only been to Target once before (there are none close to me!)and I really liked it. It's like a classy Walmart! I picked up these boots for $28 & I am obsessed with them! You can wear them all the way up of rolled down.

The wedge is about 3- 3 1/2" inches high & they are a dark tan suede. The fur is a grayish brown. I also picked up a Super Mario T-Shirt for $7.50. I love old school Nintendo! I always like to try new mascara because I can never find one that I truly love. I picked up Maybelline Turbo Volume Express. I guess we'll see how it works!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

NYX Studio Liner in Extreme Blue

November already, where has this year gone!?

This is by far my favorite eyeliner. It is super pigmented & the color is the prettiest royal blue. The brush is a little tricky to work with, it's much longer than other brushes. I usually apply a coat, allow it to dry & then apply another coat directly on top. The color can be a little streaky, but if you go slow it makes it much easier.

I just applied Too Faced Shadow Insurance & MAC Shroom all over & 2-3 coats of the Studio Liner. I got a little too matchy with my blue nose stud & blue sweater!

Oh my, I'm so pale! I need too start tanning soon! I love this color on my eyes! I always get so many compliments when I wear it.
I swatched it (along with NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean). I picked this up on Cherry Culture for $3.75. I have both blues, purple, brown & green. So far, Extreme Blue is my favorite of the bunch!

(PS- I wanted to show you a short video clip of one of the Product Review Videos at my job, nothing special, but just in case you wanted to see:
Thanks for reading & have a lovely night!