Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I love...


Suave Professionals Volumizing Foam


This is one of my must have hair products. I use it daily for years! For under $3, you can't go wrong!

Flirt!Glamourazzi Perfume [from Kohls]


I love this perfume so much!
"A sparkling blend of exotic flowers, spicy ginger and seductive vanilla."

Jergens Natural Glow Mousse & Firming Lotion


No fake-bake for me! This summer I plan to use these products for my glow.

CHI Silk Infusion


The name of this product explains EXACTLY what it does... lol I use this when I straighten my hair and it really does leave my hair feeling like silk! Also, I love how this serum doesn't leave my hands or hair sticky.

NYC Lipstick in Flirty


This is the lipstick I'm wearing in this post and I can't believe how much I love it! I have always worn nude or more "natural" lips colors but for some reason this one stuck out to me and I had to try it. [It was only $1.72!] Although you can't really tell here... it's kind of a hot pink color.

Almay TLC 16 Hour Makeup


I am truly, truly loving this stuff right now! This stuff lasts so long, it's still going after a busy Saturday night shift at work. The finish is right between matte and dewy, but definitely not oily. The coverage is fantastic and it's almost as if I'm glowing from within. I will say, however, it's a bit difficult to blend in but if you use small amounts and blend well enough... it's perfect! I love love love it!


What are your favorite products?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Hills is back!


(via)

Ok, so I've got a dirty lil' secret: I enjoy watching The Hills.

There! I said it. (I do have to admit I liked it much more when Lauren was on the cast and last season I got a bit bored but hopefully this final season will be juicy enough to keep my attention!)

I'm glad it's back on... I've been a bit stressed lately [that's an understatement] and I can't wait to veg out on the couch to my favorite guilty pleasure Tuesday nights.

I do have to add that with the end of this series... I will most definitely be happy to see "Speidi" go away!


(via)

Maybe she'll have better luck in the porn industry.

...just sayin'.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I love the NUDE look!

... of shoes that is!

I love the look of nude heels. They elongate your legs without distraction. (plus they practically go with everything...)

Miranda Kerr pulls this look off nicely:

(via)

Nude shoes are definitely "in" right now so I'm sure you can find a pair just about anywhere... but when it comes to searching online, my best luck was found on the Aldo website.


*all shoes pictured are $75-$90 on Aldo's website

(Honestly, A LOT more than I'd pay for shoes! lol You know me, I'll find a bargain & I'll definitely let you know when I do! ;) )

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Carrie Underwood - ACM 2010

I find this dress to be unique and stunning. It's a bit whimsical...and I think she rocks it, as always. (I feel that I must note that I absolutely adore Carrie Underwood and think she's the cutest thing ever... so perhaps I am a bit biased lol)

She makes me wanna do some leg workouts... seriously!

What do you think of her dress?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spend cheap... look CHIC!


I was somewhat laughing at Jake - I'm not sure what he was trying to do here!

Jacket - Goodwill ($4)
Shirt - A'gaci ($2.50 sale)
Jeans - Refuge by Charlotte Russe ($19.99 sale)
Shoes - Target ($12.99)
Necklace - Forever 21 ($5.80)

Some of my favorite stores: Goodwill, thrift stores, Plato's Closet, Ross, Marshall's, TJ Maxx (yes, I'm a maxxinista lol), Forever 21 (although I rarely find anything I'd actually wear here), Charlotte Russe...

I'll do a post soon about all the amazing things I've found at Plato's Closet recently. :)

Where are your favorite stores to score great deals??

Friday, April 16, 2010

Reebok Easytone shoes - summer legs ahead!

In preparation to get my legs ready for this summer weather (i.e., for shorts and dresses) I bought a pair of the new Reebok Easytone shoes...

(My fiance took this picture randomly while we were at Walmart - I wasn't posing so yes, I just naturally stand this way sometimes. lol)
Hopefully this is in my future:

I really like them so far. At first, they are a bit awkward to walk in (due to the unbalancing spots on the soles which in turn, makes your leg muscles work harder = toned muscles) but after a bit, you adjust. I wear them EVERYWHERE lol (Hey, I gotta use them in order for them to work!!) I do notice a difference! My legs are a bit worn out (like I've been doing light workouts) and I especially feel a difference when I go up the stairs! ( I love that feeling though... the feeling that it's working) I also love how they look like normal shoes! (Those "Shape Ups" look a bit ridiculous in my opinion... lol)

I'll keep you dolls updated on how these are working for me :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Happy Birthday to my fiance!! [& what hair dryer do you suggest?]

Ok... so his birthday was yesterday :/ oops.

No!! Of course I didn't forget! We were just busy with school then my little brother's band concert so we didn't really get to do anything. My fiance was feeling kinda bummed out but he didn't know what I had in store for him tonight ;)

He's had his eye on this margarita machine for a while :) I must say that 1. He certainly was surprised!! and 2. It does make some great margaritas!

and then he found this:

Ok, so maybe I treated myself for being such an awesome fiancee and getting him the margarita machine he's wanted forever... I couldn't help myself! I wasn't leaving the store without this sequin purse :)


........................................................

So, I'm wanting a new blow dryer but I want one that -

1. Isn't too expensive
2. Dries FAST
3. Helps eliminate frizz for when I straighten my curly hair

Any suggestions??? [My cosmotologist friend suggests Revlon hair dryers for the most bang for your buck...and the sales guy at Ulta suggested a Rusk hair dryer.]

What do you recommend?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Cut-off shorts are in. Say what??

Well, at least Beyonce is lookin' fabulous in them... But when does she not look fabulous?? (Point made)

This pictures makes me wanna do some leg workouts but instead, I'm gonna cuddle on the couch with my boys while snacking on fudge covered peanut butter cookies while I read about fitness in my new Self magazine I just got. = happiness :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Would you go away already? K, thanks.


Snooki

Seriously, why is this chick famous??

Did you know she gets $10,000 just to party. YES, $10,000!!!
(While our nation is in debt... I remind you)

And those sunglasses are ridiculous.

Just sayin'

Monday, April 5, 2010

Makeup Dupes! - Drugstore products with high-end quality

I love YouTube. I'll be the first to admit that I probably spend way too much time on there. lol I just find so many interesting (and sometimes helpful) videos.

I came across this video made by Sardun1 about drugstore products she's found that are exact dupes (or replicas you could say...) of department store products she owns.

In the video:
NYX Bronzer #2 = Nars "Laguna" Bronzer
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation = Nars Sheerglow Foundation
Milani HD Advanced Concealer = YSL Radiant Touch Concealer
NYX Natural Blush = MAC Lillicent Blush
Boots No7 Highlights Illuminating Lotion = Benefit HighBeam

and more...

She does a great job at demonstrating products and explaining the likeness of each. I definitely recommend this video for informational reasons! (And it'll save you lots of $$$$)