Saturday, August 4, 2012

Style Me August- Day #1 Feature

YEAH!!! That made my day yesterday! Hilary Rushford from Dean Street picked my Day #1 outfit as a feature for StyleMe August!  

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Style Me August-Day #3 Impressionist Painting

I love a challenge!!!!!  This month I decided to do the Style Me August challenge over at Dean Street Society. 

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Day #3- Impressionist Painting
I love color!!  When I think of impressionist paintings I think of Monet and the beautiful colors.  I am not a pastel kinda girl but I do have one skirt that when I purchased it the first thing I thought was "this looks like a painting"

What do you think???  I love this skirt!  I bought it at Goodwill, brand new with tags for $4.99.  Its made by Lane Bryant. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Style Me August- Day #2 Say Yes To Yellow

I love a challenge!!!!!  This month I decided to do the Style Me August challenge over at Dean Street Society. 

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I never wear yellow.  I love yellow but when I wear it I instantly look dead.  Does anyone else have that problem???  They only thing I found in my closet that had any yellow was this skirt. 

Look really close... there are a few yellow flowers :) 

My co-worker and friend Kay brought me in this yellow flower for my hair because she knew I didn't have anything yellow. :)  

YEAH!!! I survived wearing yellow! 

Thursday Obsessions

A few of my current obsessions this week


Birchbox Breakdown

While we love just about every product that Melvita rolls out, it’s their lovely Floral Waters that keeps us coming back for more. These refreshing sprays combine lightweight hydrating properties with deliciously addictive scents. Powered by organic ingredients like rose petals and lavender (plus always-beneficial H20), each spray soothes, firms, and heals delicate skin. And, with light, fresh fragrances, they can also be used as a hair and home scent.

How it Works

Each of Melvita’s Floral Waters uses healing natural extracts to refresh and soothe skin. Lavender keeps normal and combination skin balanced and protected, while Rose is ideal for sensitive or prematurely aging complexions. Loaded with vitamin C, Orange Blossom energizes dull skin and evens out any blotchiness. All three smell divine.

How to Use

Hold the bottle at arm’s length and gently mist your entire face. You can also use it as a soothing spot treatment by soaking a small amount into a cotton ball and lightly dabbing skin. As a home spray, frolic in and out of each room, spritzing as you prance along. (Ok, prancing is not mandatory.)

 I love how the rose water had toned my skin and the smell is so calming.  I keep it by my desk at work. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

Birchbox Breakdown

You wouldn’t know it from the state of our makeup drawer, but we’re actually beauty minimalists. Our motto: Why use two products when you can get the same effect with one? This two-in-one lip and cheek stain gives us a natural, understated flush and helps us get out the door faster. The gel formula looks dark in the tube but delivers a sheer tint. It comes in three shades that complement all skin tones: Beauty Queen is a magenta-toned pink, Prom Queen is a lovely rose pink, and Homecoming Queen is a dewy peach.

How it Works

The tinted gel leaves a lasting stain on lips and cheeks. Since it’s water-based, it has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, which means it won’t leave any unsightly streaks behind as long as you take care to blend well. Use a single coat for a subtle look or layer it on for a more visible (yet still discreet) hue.

How to Use

The handy wand makes applying this stain a breeze. Swipe onto your lips as you would a regular lip gloss. To use as a cheek stain, smile and dab two or three dots onto the apples of your cheeks. Gently blend the pigment into your cheeks using small circular motions.

 I love this color!  I normally use it on my lips.  It lasts ALL DAY LONG.  When I am at work I hate applying gloss and lipstick all day.  I always use lip stain and apply chapstick :) LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Birchbox Breakdown

We’re always skeptical when products promise the sun and the moon, but Dr. Jart’s Premium Beauty Balm truly delivers. A four-in-one primer, moisturizer, sunscreen, and treatment serum, the formula helps you cut down on the beauty cabinet clutter. Plus, this BB cream has advanced brightening properties and anti-aging benefits. Even Martha Stewart can’t boast multitasking skills quite like this.

How it Works

This tinted balm contains myriad of complexion-benefiting ingredients. Adenosine improves skin’s elasticity, and arbutin brightens and evens out skin tone. An antioxidant bio-peptide complex provides anti-aging properties and promotes collagen production, while titanium dioxide and zinc oxide add broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection.

How to Use

Apply as you would a tinted moisturizer or foundation. Layer as needed.
I have never used a beauty balm before.  I rarely wear foundation. It is so dry here in New Mexico and foundation just feels so heavy sometimes.  If you have a great light foundation PLEASE let me know!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this beauty balm!!  Its light, covers areas I need, doesn't feel cakey (totally a word!) and is reasonably priced.

Dining Rooms
Currently I am getting ready to start my dining room.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the industrial farmhouse look. Here are a few of my inspiration photos.
I love this blue color!!
Must have built ins

Blue Jean Night Style
I don't know about ya'll but I am sssooo ready for fall!  June and July were to hot here and I am ready for some cool weather!  I am obsessed with easy jeans style right now. 

Source: via Amanda on Pinterest

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Style Me August- Day #1 Button Up

I love a challenge!!!!!  This month I decided to do the Style Me August challenge over at Dean Street Society. 

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Before we get started I didn't get a whole outfit pic today because I left my teal sweater on the back of my chair at work. :(  
My button up today was my FAVORITE blue sweater that I wear all.the.time! 

Who wears a teal sweater and pink pants??? THIS GIRL!  

Love my leopard heels with a button. :) 

All buttoned up today!

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Style Me August Challenge

I love a challenge!!!!!  This month I decided to do the Style Me August challenge over at Dean Street Society. 

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Birch Box- July 2012

July Birchbox

I know I am ridiculously late posting my July Birchbox but it was a great box this month and I still want to share it. :)  

Birchbox is a monthly beauty sample mailing.  It is $10/month and every month you receive 4 to 5 high end samples to try.  What I like about Birchbox is you take a beauty quiz and the samples are picked out for you.  If you don't like the samples you are getting you can change your quiz and try again.  Easy peasy!!  Also if your friends sign up for Birchbox and use your link you get beauty points for products. :) 

If you are interested in trying Birchbox follow this link.  I never thought $10 would make me run to my mailbox!

Normally I take pictures of each individual sample but for the sake of time this morning and my camera was acting funny I decided to post the whole box. 

The key ingredient in this amplifying treatment is Maxi-Lip, which increases blood flow to your lips without any stinging. Beyond looking fuller, your lips will also be well hydrated because of the built-in vitamin E, shea butter, and jojoba oil.
Full Size $14

Shake the jar to release a dose of pigment and then open the lid. Using your favorite blush or powder brush, swirl it around the jar to pick up the bronzer. Tap the brush to get rid of any excess. Apply sparingly to your cheekbones and anywhere else you please.
Full Size $12.45

This oh-so-light leave-in finishing gloss is made with organic bamboo, which has amino acids to help boost strength and flexibility. A shot of Kalahari extract—an antioxidant-rich South African watermelon—helps block UV rays from oxidizing and fading your hair color. Finally, fatty acids repair damage.
Full Size $24.00

The Creamy Foaming Cleanser is made with acai oil and apple juice to hydrate skin as it washes away impurities. Rich in green tea and other botanicals, the Concentrated Nourishing Toner balances out skin’s pH levels. The daytime Intensive Nourishing Cream and nighttime Pure Facial Moisture keep skin hydrated 24/7 while fighting the signs of aging. Finally, the Intensive Nourishing Masque evens out your skin tone with a unique time-released form of potent vitamin C.
Full Size $50.00

Made of finely pressed pigments, these shadows are designed to add high-impact color while also being easy to apply. Neutral shades include Instinct, a baby pink, Desire, a soft, mid-tone pink, Impulse, pale lavender with slight sheen, and Wonder, a rosy pink laced with with shimmer. Cool tones include Glance, an intense violet, Improvise, a deep plum, Whim, a reddish-brown with shimmer, and Captivate, a mid-tone purple-brown with golden pearl. Rounding out the collection is Catalyst, a daring black with pink sparkle, and Spontaneous, a soft shimmery beige-gold. And don’t forget the liner—Tetra is a deep shimmery purple.
Full Size $39.00

LÄRABAR™ ϋber bars are made through a simple process of grinding and mixing top-notch ingredients like fruits, nuts, and spices. These bars aren’t baked or cooked. Plus, each treat is made with a maximum of nine (recognizable) ingredients.
Full Size $9.00

These are just like the earbuds that came with your standard music player, only way cuter. The contrasting neon shades play into this season’s neon trend.

To sign up for Birchbox click HERE

Monday, July 30, 2012

Hobby Lobby Dress Form

I have been looking for a dress form for my craft room for ever.  I didn't need one for sewing or anything like that.  I wanted a form that was pretty and would jazz up some pictures for my future etsy shop.  Not sure if anyone has priced a form lately but man are they expensive!  After looking around and deciding I really didn't want to spend $100+ on a form just for pictures I stumbled upon this beauty at Hobby Lobby in the CLEARANCE SECTION!!

Thats right! $15.99!!!!  It was in the clearance section because the bottom is broke.  Seriously!! $64 bucks off because of a broke bottom. SOLD!!!!!!  

Hubby will make a new stand for it and its going to look PERFECT in my craft room!!! :) 

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Little Bit of Lately

Loving..... Spending the weekend cuddled up on the sofa with Hubby and watching the Olympics. Life is good! I also have some awesome dogs!  Bloodhounds rock!

Praying for.... The motivation to go after my dreams and figure out EXACTLY what I want to do in life.
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Resolving to.... Be a better wife and quit procrastinating.  I want to get a blog post up at least every other day. I've missed blogging. I also need to quit spreading myself so thin and concentrate on whats important in my life.

Reading.... I have been reading the Shopaholic series again.  I always read this series when I am stressed and need a good laugh. I am ssooo Rebecca Bloomwood by the way. ;) \
Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)

Excited about.... Thrill on the Hill over labor day weekend!!  We are going down to Cloudcroft, NM (FAV PLACE EVER!!!) and having out with a bunch of other cool FJ Cruiser peeps!  Some 4 wheeling, BBQ and adult beverages are always in the plans.  4 wheeling in the AM and BBQ/Adult beverages in the evening.  ;)

Nervous about..... Test results from my DR on Monday.

Working on.... Cleaning out my craft room, cleaning the clutter out of my dining room, creating a plan for Brett and I to eat out less, and working on a budget. Also, a Etsy store is in the works ;)  I am also working at fundraising for South Central Bloodhound Club Rescue.  Currently we have over 15 dogs in our rescue program but need money desperately.  All donations are tax deductible. :)

South Central Bloodhound Club

Trying to.... Stay calm and carry on. I can only worry about what I can control.

Missing..... the Great Lakes in Michigan.   I miss water :(  New Mexico doesn't have any good lakes within a decent driving distance from Albuquerque.
ahhh Michigan. Michigan
Enjoying.... That I am finally figuring out who I am and what I want to do. I have a great husband, great 4 legged kids, a beautiful home, a great job, and wonderful friends.

Using.... I am working on my social media skills.  I am starting to get over facebook.  Seriously everyone complains about politics and how much their life sucks.  No Bueno... I just signed up for Instagram.
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 Wearing... Its 8:30am on a Sunday.  I am wearing purple sleep shorts and a white tank.  AAHHH.... Weekends :)  I need to ramp up my wardrobe.
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Would be great if this could just fall into my closet today :) 

Listening to.... I am in LOVE with Jason Aldean and Chris Young.  I love rock but I guess I am a little bit country. I also can hear Hank snoring.

Dreaming of.... retiring and traveling.
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Whats going on in your world???

{This post was borrowed from Katy and Twenty Three Oh One. Her blog is one of the first blogs I started following.  I love her design style!}

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