Thursday, August 22, 2013

We're expecting!

Hello Again!

I wanted to stop by and share some great news with my readers. We are having a baby! I am due February 17th, and Aron and I are over the moon. 
So far, everything looks great with the baby. I am feeling OK, except for headaches I've been having since last week. Now that I have entered my second trimester, I have a bit more energy and have been trying to eat healthier again. 

Thank you for stopping by! I will still be blogging, though I am sure many posts will be more baby-centric :)


Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Rare Red Lip Day

Hello Again!

Yep, I am back with another Torrid fashion nugget. It seems like I've been wearing Torrid exclusively this Summer! I hope to continue this trend into the Fall.
Leopard Shrug: Torrid 
Dress: Torrid 
Necklace: Dragonfly in Saint Augustine
Shoes: Ross (old)
Lipstick: MAC Russian Red

As much as I love the look of red lips, I rarely wear them. I find that no matter what tricks I use when applying, the red fades and needs to be reapplied throughout the day. MAC Russian Red is the best formula I have found, as it takes a few hours before another coat is needed.

This outfit showcases two of my main loves: leopard and the color black. I can't get enough of either. I hoard little leopard cardigans and shrugs like a crazy person.

Hope you are having a good one!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

July Ipsy Bag

Hello Again!

Yes, I know we are several days into August! But I wanted to share the goodies I received in my July Ipsy bag.
I've received these Big Sexy Hair Spray products in my Ipsy bags before. They seem to do a decent job at holding my hair in place, but I wish I had received the Soy Renewal Beach Spray instead. I am on a constant search to replace the John Freida Beach Waves spray that was discontinued several years ago. I've had zero luck finding a product that compares. This cult classic sells on eBay for around $50-80 dollars a bottle. THAT'S how fabulous it is. I have no clue why John Frieda stopped discontinued it, or why they refuse bring it back. OK, end of my rant!
I've blogged about my obsession with coral, so it should be no surprise I was happy to receive this punchy color. It is a bit bright, but I tone it down with a bit of neutral lip liner. 
Please excuse my potato farmer hands in these photos. I am well overdue for a manicure of some kind! 
This BH Cosmetics palette was lovely, if a bit bright for me. I need to figure a way to incorporate that pretty purple eyeshadow into an evening look. Does anyone have any smokey eyeshadow tutorials they would like to share?
I've been a fan of Benetint by Benefit for quite some time. It is a rosey lip and cheey stain, that truly stays on and smells like roses. 
This Coola mineral sunscreen was OK, though the coverage seemed a bit too sheer for my taste. It was also a shade too dark for this pasty girl.

Well, that brings to an end my July Ipsy Bag review. I do enjoy receiving these little beauty nuggets every month!

Thanks for stopping by!