Friday, November 15, 2013

7 day nail polish

IF you are like me, and loathe chipped nails, but don't have the time or money to get a new gel mani every 2 weeks, you need to try this 7 day nail polish by Vinylux. I'm here to tell you its pretty damn good. It's better than regular polish, but doesn't last as long as a gel. AND the best part is, you don't have to soak your hands in acetone to get the stuff off. AND they have a bunch of colors that match the Shellac shades. 
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I love opaque shades, and my fave's so far are Cake Pop, Hollywood, and Romantique. 
All you do it paint your nails with one of these polishes, then finish with the clear top coat that is made to resist chipping. I love it. You will love it too. Find them on Amazon. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Adam Levine got a new adorable puppy

UMN Did you guys see Adam Levine last night on The Voice??!?!?!?!?!
Shut. the. front. door.
He's already pretty much the most sexy man on the planet.  I mean he makes a button up sweater vest sexy, he makes slicked back hair sexy, he makes a gruesome beard sexy.

Anyways, at about 1:15 in this clip, he shows his adorable new puppy. You get the point, this man is sexy.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

On Point

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And que my new obsession of the moment....................................... This GORGEOUS mixed print scarf by Express.  It's not available online, I actually just saw this on The Budget Babe's blog and had to re-post! Well done Express, Well done!!!!!!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

My Youtube Love Obsessions

I've mentioned before that I love watching beauty YouTube videos. I especially fell in love while I was nursing my son, and needed something to keep me occupied in the wee hours............ Now I watch one or two as I pump at work.  It just makes my pumping routine that much more relaxing and time flies by WAY fast.  ANYHOW, I thought I would share my favorite beauty gurus, so in no particular order...                                          

                                      Nicole Guerrio

Nicole's personality is catchy as hell, and her hair is ON POINT. Love everything about her tips and tricks.

                                                              Jaclyn Hill 

Obsession. If I had to pick one all-time favorite beauty guru, it might just be Jaclyn Hill.  She is the only YouTuber who does tutorials that I actually try to follow.  I Love her look and her personality. She used to be a MAC makeup artist for years and started Youtube to stay in touch with her old clients. I LOVE HER. She keeps it real and really knows her ISH.

These girls are just hysterical.  You might recognize Michelle Money from The Bachelor.  She and her best friend, Laura, make videos about beauty, fashion, and exercise/nutrition.  I always get SUPER excited when they have a new video (usually about once per week).

Lisa Eldridge is a professional makeup artist who paints the faces of A-list stars across the globe.  Her videos are actually really informative.


Tiffany comes across as very down to earth and talks all things beauty.  She's talks about great drugstore dupes for high end products and her absolute fave things. Tiffany does the best eye makeup and, hands down, has THE best natural eyelashes I've ever seen. (and uses my fave mascara to achieve them! )


 Rachel is a gorgeous mom-to-be and used to work in the skincare industry.  She has realistic tips and tricks.  Her videos are short and sweet, but informative.


Lisa is adorable. She has great, realistic advice and her voice is so refreshing to listen to. I like listening to her ramble. Shes gorgeous and right on point with her opinions of makeup.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sephora VIB 20% off sale going on NOW!

SAVE THE DATE. For our 2013 VIB holiday shopping event. Thursday, November 7 - Monday, November 11. 20% OFF on all purchasesFor this time around I mostly stuck with my FAVE's. I'm trying to cut back on "trying" a bunch of new products and just stick with what works for me.
Here are a few of my faves that I will be stocking up on during this sale!
Also I noticed, a lot of my FAVE's are not in-stock online. (which has never happened to me before during this sale)
Looks like i'll be making a trip to my local mall........It's worth it! :o)
Josie Maran - Argan Creamy Concealer CrayonKate Somerville - Anti Bac Clearing LotionClarisonic - Replacement Brush Head Twin-PackCaudalie - Beauty ElixirMustela - Stretch Marks Double ActionGLAMGLOW - SUPERMUD™ CLEARING TREATMENT

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Much Love to the BB

I love the concept of a good BB cream, but as much as I try to convince myself that their moisturizing formulas will look good on my skin, I know they aren't right for my COMBO skin type.  That is, until I discovered the OIL FREE version of Garnier's Miracle Skin Perfector.  It has surprisingly good coverage for a BB cream and keeps my oily skin semi-matte throughout the day.  (with a little help from my Neutrogena shine control powder) This BB cream has been my holy grail for the past year. It provides medium coverage, doesn't slide off your face half way through the day, and not to mention, it's about $12.  Worth every penny and more!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fave Fall Finds under 30 BUCKS!

Stephan & Co. 'Bestie' Engraved Cuff Bracelet (Juniors)
        {faux suede bootie}                                                  {bestie cuff}
Image 2 of CHECKED SOFT SCARF from Zara
            {sequin dot top}                                                         {Checkered scarf}
Marc Jacobs Beauty - Enamored Hi-Shine Nail LacquerTissue turtleneck tee in heather stripe
              {Grey sparkle polish}                                                  {jcrew tissue turtleneck}
             to buy during VIB sale obvi!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe via Family Fresh Meals

Warning...this makes a lot of cookies!  Best to cut in half or become popular with your neighbors!  ;)


1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chip 
2 cups rolled oats (oatmeal)
1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
1 TB vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar until well creamed together.  Next, add in pumpkin, egg and vanilla to mixture and beat until combine well.

Gradually add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until incorporated.  Next, stir in your oats and mix well.  Last, fold in both the white and dark chocolate chips.
Drop cookie dough by the rounded tablespoon on to the prepared baking. sheet.

Bake cookies for 14-15 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Do not overcook! They will seem a little soft, but will firm up as they cool. You want to keep the nice, soft texture! YUM!!!!

I'm pretty sure it's required that you make these YESTERDAY.  

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Peppermint Candy Cane sugar scrub


The recipe calls for 2 cups of white granulated Sugar and mixed in a 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup Almond Oil (Coconut Oil will work too).  Add the oil slowly till you have a nice soft consistency that is soft but not too oily.  Then add a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil.

Once you have it all mixed together you will want to divide the scrub into two equal parts and in separate containers.  You will need to add some color to one of the containers.  You can use a little bit of food coloring OR you can add some raspberry juice like I did.  I simply took a couple of drops of juice from a bag of frozen raspberries…the perfect organic red colorant.

{via The Idea Room}

Thursday, August 22, 2013

bored with my hair. OMBRE love/obsession/inspiration??????

Whenever I get bored with my hair, I always want to OMBRE it.......................  like BADLY. I just need to take the damn plunge already. ugh. Anyways here are my hair obsessions lately, all from a new blog I've been loving too!!